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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448179/comparison-of-arterial-stiffness-in-preeclamptic-and-normotensive-pregnant-women-from-a-semi-rural-region-of-south-africa
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A Namugowa, J Iputo, J Wandabwa, A Meeme, G A B Buga
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia is associated with arterial stiffness and endothelial dysfunction. The pathophysiology of arterial tone in preeclampsia has not been well described in rural African population, where the incidence is higher. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to compare arterial tone of preeclamptic with pregnant normotensive women assessed with noninvasive techniques, using applanation tonometry with SphygmoCor. METHOD: This was a cross-sectional study...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446807/increased-blood-pressure-in-nesfatin-nuclebindin-2-transgenic-mice
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Yusaku Mori, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Hideki Kushima, Munenori Hiromura, Michishige Terasaki, Michitaka Tanaka, Aya Osaki, Tsutomu Hirano
Nesfatin/nucleobindin-2 (nesf/NUCB2), a precursor of the anorexigenic protein nesfatin-1, is selectively expressed in the hypothalamic nuclei, which are central to the regulation of the autonomic nervous system. The present study sought to investigate the involvement of nesf/NUCB2 in the regulation of blood pressure and ingestive behavior, by using nesf/NUCB2-transgenic (Tg) mice. Blood pressure and heart rates were measured under conscious and unconscious conditions. Twenty-four-hour water intake and urine volume of male nesf/NUCB2-Tg mice and their littermates in metabolic cages were measured...
April 27, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446526/impact-of-different-dietary-approaches-on-blood-pressure-in-hypertensive-and-prehypertensive-patients-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Lukas Schwingshackl, Anna Chaimani, Georg Hoffmann, Carolina Schwedhelm, Heiner Boeing
INTRODUCTION: Lifestyle modification is one of the cornerstones in the management of hypertension. According to the most recent guidelines by the American Heart Association, all patients with hypertension should adopt the following dietary advices: increased consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products and sodium reduction. The aim of the present study is to assess the efficacy of different dietary approaches on systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients with hypertension and high normal blood pressure in a systematic review including a pairwise and network meta-analysis of randomised trials...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446495/randomized-controlled-trial-of-high-volume-energy-drink-versus-caffeine-consumption-on-ecg-and-hemodynamic-parameters
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Emily A Fletcher, Carolyn S Lacey, Melenie Aaron, Mark Kolasa, Andrew Occiano, Sachin A Shah
BACKGROUND: Caffeine in doses <400 mg is typically not considered arrhythmogenic, but little is known about the additional ingredients in energy drinks. We evaluated the ECG and blood pressure (BP) effects of high-volume energy drink consumption compared with caffeine alone. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a randomized, double-blind, controlled, crossover study in 18 young, healthy volunteers. Participants consumed either 946 mL (32 ounces) of energy drink or caffeinated control drink, both of which contained 320 mg of caffeine, separated by a 6-day washout period...
April 26, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444710/can-we-define-and-characterize-the-aging-lower-urinary-tract-ici-rs-2015
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REVIEW
Bahareh Vahabi, Adrian S Wagg, Peter F W M Rosier, Kevin L J Rademakers, Marie-Astrid Denys, Michel Pontari, Thelma Lovick, Francoise A Valentini, Pierre P Nelson, Karl-Erik Andersson, Christopher H Fry
The prevalence of lower urinary tract (LUT) symptoms increases with age but the etiology is unknown. This article aims to identify research directions that clarify the basis of this association. The initial question is whether biological age is the variable of interest or a time-dependent accumulation of factors that impact on LUT function at rates that differ between individuals. In particular, the accumulation of conditions or agents due to inflammatory states or tissue ischemia is important. Much of the above has been concerned with changes to bladder function and morphology...
April 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444078/expiratory-rib-cage-compression-in-mechanically-ventilated-adults-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Lúcia Faria Borges, Mateus Sasso Saraiva, Marcos Ariel Sasso Saraiva, Fabrício Edler Macagnan, Adriana Kessler
Objective: To review the literature on the effects of expiratory rib cage compression on ventilatory mechanics, airway clearance, and oxygen and hemodynamic indices in mechanically ventilated adults. Methods: Systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials in the databases MEDLINE (via PubMed), EMBASE, Cochrane CENTRAL, PEDro, and LILACS. Studies on adult patients hospitalized in intensive care units and under mechanical ventilation that analyzed the effects of expiratory rib cage compression with respect to a control group (without expiratory rib cage compression) and evaluated the outcomes static and dynamic compliance, sputum volume, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial pressure, heart rate, peripheral oxygen saturation, and ratio of arterial oxygen partial pressure to fraction of inspired oxygen were included...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443949/is-reiki-or-prayer-effective-in-relieving-pain-during-hospitalization-for-cesarean-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Guilherme Augusto Rago Ferraz, Meline Rosseto Kron Rodrigues, Silvana Andrea Molina Lima, Marcelo Aparecido Ferraz Lima, Gabriela Lopes Maia, Carlos Alberto Pilan, Michelle Sako Omodei, Ana Cláudia Molina, Regina El Dib, Marilza Vieira Cunha Rudge
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: This systematic review compared reiki and prayer with drug use for relieving pain during hospitalization for cesarean, given that the popularity of integrative medicine and spiritual healing has been increasing. It had the aim of evaluating whether reiki or prayer is effective in relieving pain during cesarean section. DESIGN AND SETTING: Systematic review with meta-analysis conducted at Botucatu Medical School, UNESP, São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS: The following databases were searched up to March 2016: MEDLINE, Embase, LILACS and CENTRAL...
April 20, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443506/catestain-a-master-regulator-of-cardiovascular-functions
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Sushil K Mahata, Malapaka Kiranmayi, Nitish R Mahapatra
Cardiovascular disease (CVD), the most common cause of death globally, accounts for ~30% of all deaths worldwide. Hypertension is a common contributor to morbidity and mortality from CVD. The plasma concentration of chromogranin A (CgA) is elevated in patients with CVD as well as patients with established human essential hypertension and heart failure (HF). In contrast, the plasma level of the CgA-derived peptide catestatin (CST) is diminished in human essential hypertension. Low conversion of CgA-to-CST has been associated with increased mortality in patients hospitalized with acute HF...
April 24, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440860/doppler-ultrasonographic-measurement-of-short-term-effects-of-valsalva-maneuver-on-retrobulbar-blood-flow
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Sabit Kimyon, Ahmet Mete, Alper Mete, Duçem Mete
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effects of Valsalva maneuver (VM) on retrobulbar blood flow parameters in healthy subjects. METHODS: Participants without any ophthalmologic or systemic pathology were examined in supine position with color and pulsed Doppler imaging for blood flow measurement, via a paraocular approach, in the ophthalmic artery (OA), central retinal artery (CRA), central retinal vein (CRV), nasal posterior ciliary artery (NPCA), and temporal posterior ciliary artery (TPCA), 10 seconds after a 35- to 40-mm Hg expiratory pressure was reached...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440116/telemedical-strategies-for-the-improvement-of-secondary-prevention-in-patients-with-cerebrovascular-events-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Peter Kraft, Steffi Hillmann, Viktoria Rücker, Peter U Heuschmann
Background Data from European countries consistently show that guideline-conform secondary prevention after stroke/transient ischemic attack is being realized in only 50-80% of patients. Use of telemedicine to support long-term secondary prevention has been effective in other cardiovascular diseases. Aims We reviewed current evidence for telemedical-supported strategies for the improvement of secondary prevention after stroke/transient ischemic attack. A systematic review was performed in accordance with the PRISMA statement searching MEDLINE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and reference lists of articles published until 18 May 2016...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439881/effect-of-cocoa-on-blood-pressure
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REVIEW
Karin Ried, Peter Fakler, Nigel P Stocks
BACKGROUND: High blood pressure is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, contributing to about 50% of cardiovascular events worldwide and 37% of cardiovascular-related deaths in Western populations. Epidemiological studies suggest that cocoa-rich products reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Flavanols found in cocoa have been shown to increase the formation of endothelial nitric oxide which promotes vasodilation and therefore blood pressure reduction. Here we update previous meta-analyses on the effect of cocoa on blood pressure...
April 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434208/dietary-interventions-for-adults-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Suetonia C Palmer, Jasjot K Maggo, Katrina L Campbell, Jonathan C Craig, David W Johnson, Bernadet Sutanto, Marinella Ruospo, Allison Tong, Giovanni Fm Strippoli
BACKGROUND: Dietary changes are routinely recommended in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on the basis of randomised evidence in the general population and non-randomised studies in CKD that suggest certain healthy eating patterns may prevent cardiovascular events and lower mortality. People who have kidney disease have prioritised dietary modifications as an important treatment uncertainty. OBJECTIVES: This review evaluated the benefits and harms of dietary interventions among adults with CKD including people with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) treated with dialysis or kidney transplantation...
April 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433665/advancing-the-science-of-myocardial-recovery-with-mechanical-circulatory-support-a-working-group-of-the-national-heart-lung-and-blood-institute
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Stavros G Drakos, Francis D Pagani, Martha S Lundberg, J Timothy Baldwin
The medical burden of heart failure (HF) has spurred interest in clinicians and scientists to develop therapies to restore the function of a failing heart. To advance this agenda, the National Heart Lung Blood Institute (NHLBI) convened a Working Group of experts on June 2-3, 2016 in Bethesda Maryland to develop recommendations for the NHLBI aimed at advancing the science of cardiac recovery in the setting of mechanical circulatory support (MCS). MSC devices effectively reduce volume and pressure overload that drives the cycle of progressive myocardial dysfunction, thereby triggering structural and functional reverse remodeling...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431922/microvascular-injury-and-the-kidney-in-hypertension
#14
G Ruiz-Hurtado, L M Ruilope
Renal macrocirculation participates in the development of arterial hypertension. The elevation in systemic blood pressure (BP) can damage the kidney starting in the microcirculation. Established arterial hypertension impinge upon the large arteries and stiffness develops. As a consequence central BP raises and BP pulsatility appear and contribute to further damage renal microcirculation by direct transmission of the elevated BP.
April 18, 2017: Hipertensión y Riesgo Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428816/physical-health-policies-and-metabolic-screening-in-mental-health-care-systems-of-sub-saharan-african-countries-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
James Mugisha, Marc De Hert, Brendon Stubbs, David Basangwa, Davy Vancampfort
BACKGROUND: There is a need for interventions to address the escalating mental health burden in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Addressing physical health needs should have a central role in reducing the burden and facilitating recovery in people with severe mental illness (SMI). We systematically investigated (1) physical health policies in the current mental health plans, and (2) the routine metabolic screening rates for people with SMI in SSA. METHODS: The Mental Health Atlas and MiNDbank of the World Health Organization were screened for physical health policies in mental health plans...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428194/detrimental-effects-of-centrally-administered-angiotensin-ii-are-enhanced-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-disease-independently-of%C3%A2-blood-pressure
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Koki Takane, Yu Hasegawa, Bowen Lin, Nobutaka Koibuchi, Cheng Cao, Takashi Yokoo, Shokei Kim-Mitsuyama
BACKGROUND: The significance of brain angiotensin II in Alzheimer disease (AD) is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: To examine the role of brain angiotensin II in AD, intracerebroventricular angiotensin II infusion was performed on 5XFAD mice, a mouse model of AD, and wild-type mice, and the detrimental effects of brain angiotensin II was compared between the 2 strains of mice. Intracerebroventricular angiotensin II infusion significantly impaired cognitive function in 5XFAD mice but not in wild-type mice...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427484/racial-and-ethnic-subgroup-disparities-in-hypertension-prevalence-new-york-city-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2013-2014
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Kezhen Fei, Jesica S Rodriguez-Lopez, Marcel Ramos, Nadia Islam, Chau Trinh-Shevrin, Stella S Yi, Claudia Chernov, Sharon E Perlman, Lorna E Thorpe
INTRODUCTION: Racial/ethnic minority adults have higher rates of hypertension than non-Hispanic white adults. We examined the prevalence of hypertension among Hispanic and Asian subgroups in New York City. METHODS: Data from the 2013-2014 New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were used to assess hypertension prevalence among adults (aged ≥20) in New York City (n = 1,476). Hypertension was measured (systolic blood pressure ≥140 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure ≥90 mm Hg or self-reported hypertension and use of blood pressure medication)...
April 20, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425868/pomegranate-as-a-possible-treatment-in-reducing-risk-of-developing-wound-healing-obesity-neurodegenerative-disorders-and-diabetes-mellitus
#18
Manaf AlMatar, Md Rashedul Islam, Othman Albari, Işıl Var, Fatih Köksal
Four distinguished although overlying stages make up the methodical procedure of wound healing, which are hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation and remodelling. Multiple sclerosis (MS) comprises a persistent inflammatory infection of the central nervous system, and is related to demyelination, neurodegeneration, as well as susceptibility to oxidative pressure. Obesity signifies a swiftly developing danger to the wellbeing of populations in a rising number of nations. Usually called diabetes mellitus (DM) by medical practitioners, diabetes details a collection of metabolic diseases within which the individual has raised blood glucose, either due to an insufficiency of insulin generation, or the lack of suitable response by the body to insulin, or both...
April 19, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424575/contribution-of-autonomic-reflexes-to-the-hyperadrenergic-state-in-heart-failure
#19
REVIEW
Edgar Toschi-Dias, Maria Urbana P B Rondon, Chiara Cogliati, Nazareno Paolocci, Eleonora Tobaldini, Nicola Montano
Heart failure (HF) is a complex syndrome representing the clinical endpoint of many cardiovascular diseases of different etiology. Given its prevalence, incidence and social impact, a better understanding of HF pathophysiology is paramount to implement more effective anti-HF therapies. Based on left ventricle (LV) performance, HF is currently classified as follows: (1) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF); (2) with mid-range EF (HFmrEF); and (3) with preserved EF (HFpEF). A central tenet of HFrEF pathophysiology is adrenergic hyperactivity, featuring increased sympathetic nerve discharge and a progressive loss of rhythmical sympathetic oscillations...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421790/abdominal-obesity-is-strongly-associated-to-blood-pressure-in-young-mexicans
#20
Rene Urquidez Romero, Miguel Murguía Romero, Julián Esparza Romero, Beatriz Araceli Díaz Torres, Alejandra Rodríguez Tadeo, Gabriel Medrano Donlucas, Arnulfo Ramos Jiménez, Abraham Wall Medrano, Itzell A Gallardo Ortíz, Diana C Tapia-Pancardo C Tapia Pancardo, A René Méndez Cruz, J Rafael Jiménez Flores, Rafael Villalobos Molina
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine associations between abdominal obesity (AOb) and the other components of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in young Mexicans in a cross-sectional survey completed during a 4 year period. METHODS: This cross-sectional study reports on components and prevalence of MetS by using Alberti et al. (16) criteria, as well as association between AOb and elevated blood pressure (BP) of 2,993 Mexican university students, ages 17 to 25 years (66% women) from central and northern Mexico, over a 4-year survey (2010-2013)...
March 30, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
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