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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905124/assessment-of-early-atherosclerosis-and-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-children-with-21-hydroxylase-deficiency
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Rahmi Özdemir, Hüseyin Anil Korkmaz, Mehmet Küçük, Cem Karadeniz, Timur Meşe, Behzat Özkan
AIM: We analysed 25 children with 21-hydroxylase deficiency who received glucocorticoid and/or mineralocorticoid treatment for at least 12 months to determine the effects of the disease and its treatment on vascular structures and ventricular function. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with 21-hydroxylase-deficient congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and 25 control subjects were enrolled into this observational, cross-sectional study. The patients were investigated in terms of fasting blood glucose and insulin; fasting serum lipid profile; serum 17-hydroxyprogesterone; dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate; androstenedione; and adrenocorticotropic hormone...
November 7, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904029/coronary-artery-calcium-and-carotid-artery-intima-media-thickness-and-plaque-clinical-use-in-need-of-clarification
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Maryam Zaid, Akira Fujiyoshi, Aya Kadota, Robert D Abbott, Katsuyuki Miura
Atherosclerosis begins in early life and has a long latent period prior to onset of clinical disease. Measures of subclinical atherosclerosis, therefore, may have important implications for research and clinical practice of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). In this review, we focus on coronary artery calcium (CAC) and carotid artery intima-media thickness (cIMT) and plaque as many population-based studies have investigated these measures due to their non-invasive features and ease of administration...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900969/proteinuria-graft-outcomes-and-cardiovascular-risk-among-kidney-transplant-recipients-in-a-south-african-public-hospital
#3
Aminu Muhammad Sakajiki, Sagren Naidoo, P Manga, M S Nazir, S Naicker
Proteinuria is a marker of poor long-term graft survival and an independent risk factor for total and cardiovascular mortality in the transplant population. We investigated the prevalence of proteinuria and its relationship with graft function and cardiovascular risk factors in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). Adult KTRs at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital were recruited. Patients' records were reviewed for information on their posttransplant follow-up. Echocardiography and carotid Doppler were performed for the assessment of cardiac status and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), respectively...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899862/the-relationship-between-lichen-planus-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness
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Koseoglu C, Erdogan M, Koseoglu G, Kurmus O, Ertem Ag, Efe Th, Kurmus Gi, Durmaz T, Keles T, Bozkurt E
BACKGROUND: Lichen planus (LP) is a chronic inflammatory disease. Although the association between chronic inflammation and subclinical atherosclerosis has been reported in the literature, the relationship between LP and carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) has not been previously investigated. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between LP and CIMT. METHODS: One hundred eleven LP patients and 105 controls were enrolled in the study. Then, CIMT examination was performed with an ultrasonography device...
November 2016: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899079/vasopressin-related-copeptin-is-a-novel-predictor-of-early-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-adult-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Ismail Kocyigit, Mahmut Ilker Yilmaz, Ozkan Gungor, Eray Eroglu, Aydin Unal, Ozcan Orscelik, Bulent Tokgoz, Murat Sipahioglu, Ahmet Sen, Juan Jesús Carrero, Oktay Oymak, Jonas Axelsson
BACKGROUND: In this study, we examined the relative usefulness of serum copeptin levels as a surrogate marker of vasopressin (AVP) in adult polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) by correlating it with baseline and longitudinal changes in markers of both renal function and common CVD manifestations (hypertensive vascular disease, atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction) that accompany the progression of this disease. METHODS: We studied a cohort of young and otherwise healthy ADPKD patients (n = 235) and measured cardiovascular function using flow-mediation dilatation (FMD), carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) and pulse wave velocity (PWV), as well as serum copeptin (commercial ELISA, a stable marker of AVP activity)...
November 30, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895720/increased-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-brazilian-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Maria Fernanda Gontijo Sepulveda Fusaro, Jovita Lane Soares Santos Zanini, Ivani Novato Silva
BACKGROUND: Increased carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis, is an independent predictor of future cardiovascular events, and has been reported in children with various chronic diseases, including type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1). OBJECTIVES: Evaluate CIMT and its association with cardiovascular risk factors in Brazilian adolescents with DM1. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 118 adolescents, 57 with DM1 and no chronic complications related to the disease, and 61 healthy individuals...
2016: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895437/isotretinoin-increased-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-acne-patients
#7
A Saklamaz, B Uyar, M Yalcin, H Cengiz
BACKGROUND: Isotretinoin (Iso) in acne treatment may cause dyslipidemia and increase in liver enzymes. Moreover, its effect on lipid and glucose metabolism may induce atherosclerotic complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), osteopontin (OPN), lipid, high sensitive C-reaktive protein (hs-CRP) levels, and insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) in acne patients before and after Iso treatment. MATERIALS: Twenty-one acne patients were treated with Iso (0...
January 2016: Hippokratia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891375/flow-mediated-dilatation-carotid-intima-media-thickness-ankle-brachial-pressure-index-and-pulse-pressure-in-young-male-post-myocardial-infarction-patients-in-india
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Nikhil Gupta, Subhash Giri, Vinita Rathi, Gajender Singh Ranga
INTRODUCTION: Due to increase in Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) at a younger age, we should try to diagnose atherosclerotic process and population at risk, at the earliest. Flow Mediated Dilatation (FMD), Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT) and Ankle-Brachial Pressure Index (ABI) are probable markers for early atherosclerosis and may be useful in coronary risk stratification. AIM: To compare and correlate the FMD, CIMT, ABI and Pulse Pressure (PP) in young male patients of Myocardial Infarction (MI) with age and sex matched healthy controls...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882093/atherosclerotic-coronary-artery-disease-the-accuracy-of-measures-to-diagnose-preclinical-atherosclerosis
#9
Xianchi Li, Min Liu, Rongrong Sun, Yi Zeng, Shuang Chen, Peiying Zhang
Different methods can be used to diagnose early pre-clinical stage atherosclerosis. The present study was carried out to evaluate the efficiency of these methods. Measures including carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), pulse wave velocity (PWV), and coronary calcium score (CCS) were evalutated for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD). We studied the clinical and biochemical profiles of individuals with non-CAD and CAD to assess measures of pre-clinical atherosclerosis. The association between CIMT, PWV and CCS on the one hand, and the coronary atherosclerosis on the other, was studied...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874838/associations-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-with-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-middle-age-adults-and-elders
#10
Tzu-Wei Wu, Chung-Lieh Hung, Chun-Chieh Liu, Yih-Jer Wu, Li-Yu Wang, Hung-I Yeh
AIMS: Elevated carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) is a preclinical phenotype of atherosclerotic diseases. There are significant sex differences in the morbidities of cardiovascular diseases and their major determinants, and we explored the sex-specific effects of cardiovascular factors on cIMT by a community-based study. METHODS: We measured the cIMT and cardiovascular profiles of 1579 residents aged 40-74 years in northern Taiwan. Multivariate regression analyses were used to assess the effects and contributions of these factors on cIMT...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872105/multiethnic-exome-wide-association-study-of-subclinical-atherosclerosis
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Pradeep Natarajan, Joshua C Bis, Lawrence F Bielak, Amanda J Cox, Marcus Dörr, Mary F Feitosa, Nora Franceschini, Xiuqing Guo, Shih-Jen Hwang, Aaron Isaacs, Min A Jhun, Maryam Kavousi, Ruifang Li-Gao, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Riccardo E Marioni, Ulf Schminke, Nathan O Stitziel, Hayato Tada, Jessica van Setten, Albert V Smith, Dina Vojinovic, Lisa R Yanek, Jie Yao, Laura M Yerges-Armstrong, Najaf Amin, Usman Baber, Ingrid B Borecki, J Jeffrey Carr, Yii-Der Ida Chen, L Adrienne Cupples, Pim A de Jong, Harry de Koning, Bob D de Vos, Ayse Demirkan, Valentin Fuster, Oscar H Franco, Mark O Goodarzi, Tamara B Harris, Susan R Heckbert, Gerardo Heiss, Udo Hoffmann, Albert Hofman, Ivana Išgum, J Wouter Jukema, Mika Kähönen, Sharon L R Kardia, Brian G Kral, Lenore J Launer, Joseph Massaro, Roxana Mehran, Braxton D Mitchell, Thomas H Mosley, Renée de Mutsert, Anne B Newman, Khanh-Dung Nguyen, Kari E North, Jeffrey R O'Connell, Matthijs Oudkerk, James S Pankow, Gina M Peloso, Wendy Post, Michael A Province, Laura M Raffield, Olli T Raitakari, Dermot F Reilly, Fernando Rivadeneira, Frits Rosendaal, Samantha Sartori, Kent D Taylor, Alexander Teumer, Stella Trompet, Stephen T Turner, André G Uitterlinden, Dhananjay Vaidya, Aad van der Lugt, Uwe Völker, Joanna M Wardlaw, Christina L Wassel, Stefan Weiss, Mary K Wojczynski, Diane M Becker, Lewis C Becker, Eric Boerwinkle, Donald W Bowden, Ian J Deary, Abbas Dehghan, Stephan B Felix, Vilmundur Gudnason, Terho Lehtimäki, Rasika Mathias, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Bruce M Psaty, Daniel J Rader, Jerome I Rotter, James G Wilson, Cornelia M van Duijn, Henry Völzke, Sekar Kathiresan, Patricia A Peyser, Christopher J O'Donnell
BACKGROUND: -The burden of subclinical atherosclerosis in asymptomatic individuals is heritable and associated with elevated risk of developing clinical coronary heart disease (CHD). We sought to identify genetic variants in protein-coding regions associated with subclinical atherosclerosis and the risk of subsequent CHD. METHODS AND RESULTS: -We studied a total of 25,109 European ancestry and African-American participants with coronary artery calcification (CAC) measured by cardiac computed tomography and 52,869 with common carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) measured by ultrasonography within the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Consortium...
November 21, 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867287/atherosclerosis-in-psoriatic-arthritis-a-multiparametric-analysis-using-imaging-technique-and-laboratory-markers-of-inflammation-and-vascular-function
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Nidhi Garg, Pawan Krishan, Ashit Syngle
Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Pathogenesis of accelerated atherosclerosis in PsA remains to be elucidated. Endothelial dysfunction (ED) often precedes manifesting atherosclerosis. This study aims to assess carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), a marker of atherosclerosis in PsA, in context of markers of inflammation and vascular function. A cross-sectional study was performed in 18 PsA patients who were compared with 18 controls matched for age and sex...
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859887/preclinical-atherosclerosis-at-the-time-of-pre-eclamptic-pregnancy-and-up-to-10-years-postpartum-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Natasa M Milic, Jelena Milin-Lazovic, Tracey L Weissgerber, Goran Trajkovic, Wendy M White, Vesna D Garovic
OBJECTIVES: Preeclampsia, a pregnancy-specific hypertensive disorder, has been associated with cardiovascular risk factors and vascular changes, such as acute atherosis in placental blood vessels, which are similar to early-stage atherosclerosis. The objective of this study was to determine whether women with preeclampsia have increased atherosclerotic burden, as determined by carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), when compared to women without preeclampsia. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that reported CIMT, a non-invasive, ultrasound-based measure of subclinical atherosclerosis, in women who did vs...
November 18, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856938/does-corticospinal-tract-connectivity-influence-the-response-to-intensive-bimanual-therapy-in-children-with-unilateral-cerebral-palsy
#14
Ana R P Smorenburg, Andrew M Gordon, Hsing-Ching Kuo, Claudio L Ferre, Marina Brandao, Yannick Bleyenheuft, Jason B Carmel, Kathleen M Friel
Background Reorganization of the corticospinal tract (CST) can occur in unilateral spastic cerebral palsy (USCP). The affected hand can be controlled via (1) typical contralateral projections from the lesioned hemisphere, (2) ipsilateral projections from the nonlesioned hemisphere, and (3) a combination of contralateral and ipsilateral projections (ie, bilateral). Intensive bimanual therapy and constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) improve hand function of children with USCP. Earlier it was suggested that the CST connectivity pattern may influence the efficacy of CIMT...
November 17, 2016: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845956/the-association-of-night-time-systolic-blood-pressure-with-ultrasound-markers-of-subclinical-cardiac-and-vascular-disease
#15
Anne Marie O'Flynn, Emily Ho, Eamon Dolan, Ronan J Curtin, Patricia M Kearney
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to examine the association of night-time systolic blood pressure (BP) with subclinical cardiac dysfunction measured by global longitudinal strain (GLS) and subclinical vascular damage measured by carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and carotid plaques. METHODS: GLS was measured by speckle-tracking analysis of echocardiogram images. CIMT was measured at the distal 1 cm of the common carotid artery. The presence of carotid plaques was recorded...
November 11, 2016: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843961/does-omega-3-supplementation-decrease-carotid-intima-media-thickening-in-hemodialysis-patients
#16
Mohammad Hossein Kajbaf, Fariborz Khorvash, Mojgan Mortazavi, Shahrzad Shahidi, Firoozeh Moeinzadeh, Ziba Farajzadegan, Shahnaz Amani Tirani
OBJECTIVE: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was performed to assess the effect of omega-3 supplementation (3 g/day) on atherosclerosis progression by measuring carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) in hemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS: A total of 54 HD patients were randomized into two groups: Intervention group (n = 27), in which patients were given 3 g/day omega-3 for 6 months and placebo group (n = 27), in which patients received placebo using the same administration protocol...
October 2016: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835659/effects-of-high-intensity-training-of-professional-runners-on-myocardial-hypertrophy-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis
#17
Célia Regina de Oliveira Bittencourt, Maria Cristina de Oliveira Izar, Valdir Lauro Schwerz, Rui Manuel Dos Santos Póvoa, Henrique Andrade Rodrigues Fonseca, Marília Izar Helfenstein Fonseca, Henrique Tria Bianco, Carolina Nunes França, Carlos Eduardo Dos Santos Ferreira, Francisco Antonio Helfenstein Fonseca
To evaluate the effects of long-term exposure to high-intensity training among professional runners on cardiac hypertrophy and subclinical atherosclerosis. Prospective study included runners of both sexes (n = 52) and age and gender matched controls (n = 57), without classical cardiovascular risk factors. Ventricular hypertrophy was quantified by echocardiography by linear method and carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) by 2-D images obtained by ultrasonography. Endothelial function was evaluated by flow-mediated dilation (FMD)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822905/associations-between-homocysteine-metabolism-related-snps-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-a-chinese-sib-pair-study
#18
Kexin Sun, Jing Song, Kuo Liu, Kai Fang, Ling Wang, Xueyin Wang, Jing Li, Xun Tang, Yiqun Wu, Xueying Qin, Tao Wu, Pei Gao, Dafang Chen, Yonghua Hu
Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is a good surrogate for atherosclerosis. Hyperhomocysteinemia is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. We aim to investigate the relationships between homocysteine (Hcy) related biochemical indexes and CIMT, the associations between Hcy related SNPs and CIMT, as well as the potential gene-gene interactions. The present study recruited full siblings (186 eligible families with 424 individuals) with no history of cardiovascular events from a rural area of Beijing...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819316/circulating-neuregulin-4-levels-are-inversely-associated-with-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease-in-obese-adults
#19
Jie Jiang, Mingzhu Lin, Yanfang Xu, Jin Shao, Xuejun Li, Huijie Zhang, Shuyu Yang
Neuregulin 4 (Nrg4) has been identified as a new secreted adipokine that may protect against development of obesity and metabolic disorders. However, information is not available regarding the association between circulating Nrg4 and subclinical atherosclerosis in humans. We measured serum Nrg4 in 485 obese adult subjects (aged 40 years or older) who had the measurement of carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) recruited from the community. Individuals with increased CIMT and carotid plaque had lower levels of circulating Nrg4 than controls (p < 0...
November 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816805/adiposity-during-adolescence-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-adulthood-results-from-the-1993-pelotas-birth-cohort
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Ana Maria Baptista Menezes, Cristiano Tschiedel Belem da Silva, Fernando César Wehrmeister, Paula Duarte Oliveira, Isabel O Oliveira, Helen Gonçalves, Maria Cecilia F Assunção, Fabiano de Castro Justo, Fernando C Barros
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although several studies have examined the association between adiposity and cardiovascular risk markers, few have explored the issue prospectively in young populations. We sought to test whether higher levels of body mass index (BMI) and subscapular skinfold at different stages of adolescence were associated with carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) in young adulthood. METHODS: In a prospective cohort, we assessed BMI and subscapular skinfold at 11, 15 and 18 years and measured cIMT at 18 years in 3264 individuals...
October 14, 2016: Atherosclerosis
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