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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430614/features-and-risk-factors-of-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-a-population-with-high-stroke-incidence-in-china
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Yanqiu Zhang, Lingling Bai, Min Shi, Hongyan Lu, Yanan Wu, Jun Tu, Jingxian Ni, Jinghua Wang, Li Cao, Ping Lei, Xianjia Ning
Epidemiological studies have reported associations between traditional cardiovascular risk factors and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) or carotid plaque. However, definite risk factors at different phases of carotid atherosclerosis remain controversial. We aimed to explore risk factors and characteristics of carotid atherosclerosis at different stages in a low-income population with a high incidence of stroke in China. Between April 2014 and January 2015, we recruited 3789 stroke-free and cardiovascular disease-free residents aged ≥ 45 years...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429349/association-between-the-severity-of-newly-diagnosed-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-subclinical-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-patients-without-overt-cardiovascular-disease
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K Theodoropoulos, D Lykouras, K Karkoulias, D Damania, K Leou, O Lagiou, O A Meelu, A Rigopoulou, G D Dangas, G Hahalis, K Spiropoulos, I Starakis
OBJECTIVE: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has been associated with both subclinical and accelerated atherosclerosis; however, it still remains unknown whether this association is unique or is mediated by the higher burden of co-existing cardio-metabolic disorders frequently seen in patients with OSA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 40 subjects without clinically diagnosed cardiovascular disease (CVD) referred for polysomnography test were included in the study. Subjects with apnea/hypopnea index (AHI > 15/h) were classified as moderate/severe OSA...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420050/carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-arterial-stiffness-in-pediatric-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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N Su-Angka, A Khositseth, S Vilaiyuk, K Tangnararatchakit, W Prangwatanagul
Objectives The carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and carotid arterial stiffness index (CASI) act as the surrogate markers of atherosclerosis. We aim to assess CIMT and CASI in pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Methods Patients ≤ 20 years old fulfilling diagnostic criteria for SLE were enrolled. Patients with active smoking, coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, arterial thrombosis, family history of hypercholesterolemia, chronic liver disease, or other chronic severe diseases were excluded...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419771/aspects-of-carotid-structure-and-function-in-health-and-different-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Anna M Asp, Carin Wallquist, Anette Rickenlund, Britta Hylander, Stefan H Jacobson, Kenneth Caidahl, Maria J Eriksson
INTRODUCTION: Arterial remodelling and stiffening have been demonstrated in end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The presence of vascular alterations in earlier-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less studied. We evaluated vascular structure and function in mild-to-moderate CKD (stages 2-3) compared with healthy subjects and advanced CKD (stages 4-5). METHODS: Carotid ultrasound was performed in 103 non-dialysis CKD patients and 54 healthy controls. Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and common carotid artery (CCA) diameter were measured...
April 16, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395890/frequency-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-among-young-mexican-americans
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Clarence Gill, Kristina P Vatcheva, Jen-Jung Pan, Beverly Smulevitz, David D McPherson, Michael Fallon, Joseph B McCormick, Susan P Fisher-Hoch, Susan T Laing
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is considered as the hepatic manifestation of the metabolic syndrome, whose criteria are risk factors for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of NAFLD, its association with subclinical atherosclerosis, and factors that may account for this association in Mexican Americans. In a population-based cross-sectional sample drawn from the Cameron County Hispanic Cohort in Texas, carotid intima media thickness (cIMT), an indicator of subclinical atherosclerosis, was measured...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391883/childhood-adult-onset-lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficiency-a-serious-metabolic-and-vascular-phenotype-beyond-liver-disease-four-new-pediatric-cases
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Pierre Poinsot, Sophie Collardeau Frachon, Lioara Restier, André Sérusclat, Mathilde Di Filippo, Sybil Charrière, Philippe Moulin, Alain Lachaux, Noel Peretti
BACKGROUND: The childhood/adult-onset lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LALD; late-onset LALD) is a rare genetic disease. Children present severe fatty liver disease with early cirrhosis. Before enzyme replacement therapy, statins were the standard treatment to improve the severe dyslipidemia. However, late-onset LALD should be considered as a systemic metabolic disease: chronic hyper-low-density lipoprotein and hypo-high-density lipoprotein cholesterolemia induces early atherosclerosis in addition to the liver morbidity...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380485/subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-prior-pulmonary-thromboembolism
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Zafer Buyukterzi, Meral Buyukterzi, Ercan Kurtipek, Mehmet Sertac Alpaydin, Sukru Karaarslan
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have indicated that endothelial dysfunction (ED) is common in patients with prior history of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE). Based on the established relationship between ED and atherosclerosis, in this study, we aimed to investigate carotid intima- media thickness (cIMT) as a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis in patients who had prior history of PTE. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Medical records of patients who had undergone transthoracic echocardiography in Konya Training and Research Hospital, included those that had a history of PTE, and age- and gender- matched patients without any history of PTE, were reviewed and echocardiographic findings and cIMT measurements were recorded...
April 4, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379333/comparison-of-coronary-artery-calcification-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-ankle-brachial-index-for-predicting-10-year-incident-cardiovascular-events-in-the-general-population
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Marie Henrike Geisel, Marcus Bauer, Frauke Hennig, Barbara Hoffmann, Nils Lehmann, Stefan Möhlenkamp, Knut Kröger, Kaffer Kara, Tobias Müller, Susanne Moebus, Raimund Erbel, André Scherag, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Amir A Mahabadi
Aims: To compare the predictive value of coronary artery calcification (CAC), carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and ankle-brachial index (ABI) in a primary prevention cohort depending on risk factor profile to determine which of the three markers improves cardiovascular (CV) risk discrimination best in which risk group. Methods and results: We quantified CAC, CIMT, and ABI in 3108 subjects (mean age 59.2 ± 7.7, 47.1% male) without prevalent CV diseases from the population-based Heinz Nixdorf Recall study...
March 30, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377040/subclinical-cardiovascular-disease-assessment-and-its-relationship-with-cardiovascular-risk-score-in-a-healthy-adult-population-a-cross-sectional-community-based-study
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Ovidiu Mitu, Mihai Roca, Mariana Floria, Antoniu Octavian Petris, Mariana Graur, Florin Mitu
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship and the accuracy of SCORE (Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation Project) risk correlated to multiple methods for determining subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD) in a healthy population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 120 completely asymptomatic subjects, with an age range 35-75 years, and randomly selected from the general population. The individuals were evaluated clinically and biochemical, and the SCORE risk was computed...
April 1, 2017: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376109/association-of-leukocyte-cell-derived-chemotaxin-2-lect2-with-nafld-metabolic-syndrome-and-atherosclerosis
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Hye Jin Yoo, Soon Young Hwang, Ju-Hee Choi, Hyun Jung Lee, Hye Soo Chung, Ji-A Seo, Sin Gon Kim, Nan Hee Kim, Sei Hyun Baik, Dong Seop Choi, Kyung Mook Choi
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have shown that leukocyte cell-derived chemotaxin 2 (LECT2), a recently discovered hepatokine, is associated with the inflammatory response and insulin resistance. We examined circulating plasma LECT2 levels in the subjects with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or metabolic syndrome. METHODS: We analyzed plasma LECT2 levels from the subjects of age- and sex-matched 320 adults with or without NAFLD who completed a health check-up at the Health Promotion Center of Korea University Guro Hospital...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373912/carotid-artery-intima-media-thickness-and-hypertensive-heart-disease-a-short-review
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REVIEW
Costan G Magnussen
Sustained by its relative ease of assessment, carotid artery intima-media thickness (cIMT) has emerged as an important surrogate marker of target organ damage in hypertensive heart disease over the last three decades. However, the prognostic utility of cIMT in hypertensive heart disease differs depending on its application. This review outlines cIMT and its prognostic utility among patients with hypertensive heart disease. It provides an overview of limitations of cIMT and areas for future research.
2017: Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365806/vitamin-d-deficiency-is-associated-with-digital-ulcer-but-not-with-atherosclerosis-or-arterial-stiffness-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-a-pilot-study
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Eun-Kyoung Park, Ji-Heh Park, Seong-Min Kweon, Geun-Tae Kim, Seung-Geun Lee
The objective of this study was to investigate the association of vitamin D deficiency with digital ulcers (DUs) that result from microvasculopathy, carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) as surrogate markers of atherosclerosis, and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) representing arterial stiffness in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). In this cross-sectional study, 40 female SSc patients and 80 healthy controls matched for sex, age, and blood sampling season were recruited. Vitamin D deficiency was defined as serum 25-OHD levels <30 ng/mL...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357930/quality-reporting-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-methodology-current-state-of-the-science-in-the-field-of-spinal-cord-injury
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Jordan D Hoskin, Masae Miyatani, B Catharine Craven
OBJECTIVES: Carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) may be used increasingly as a cardiovascular disease (CVD) screening tool in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) as other routine invasive diagnostic tests are often unfeasible. However, variation in cIMT acquisition and analysis methods is an issue in the current published literature. The growth of the field is dependent on cIMT quality acquisition and analysis to ensure accurate reporting of CVD risk. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the quality of the reported methodology used to collect cIMT values in SCI...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357491/acid-sphingomyelinase-ceramide-regulates-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-simulated-weightless-rats
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Yao-Ping Cheng, Hai-Jun Zhang, Yu-Ting Su, Xing-Xing Meng, Xiao-Ping Xie, Yao-Ming Chang, Jun-Xiang Bao
Structural adaptation of arteries to weightlessness might lower the working ability or even threaten the physical health of astronauts, but the underlying mechanism is unclear. Acid sphingomyelinase (ASM) catalyzes ceramide (Cer) generation controlling arterial remodeling through multiple signaling pathways. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the contribution of ASM/Cer to the changes of common carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) induced by simulated weightlessness. Hindlimb-unloaded tail-suspended (HU) rats were used to simulate the effect of weightlessness...
March 29, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352184/aerobic-fitness-is-associated-with-low-cardiovascular-disease-risk-the-impact-of-lifestyle-on-early-risk-factors-for-atherosclerosis-in-young-healthy-swedish-individuals-the-lifestyle-biomarker-and-atherosclerosis-study
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Maria Fernström, Ulrika Fernberg, Gabriella Eliason, Anita Hurtig-Wennlöf
BACKGROUND: The progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and atherosclerosis is slow and develops over decades. In the cross-sectional Swedish Lifestyle, Biomarker, and Atherosclerosis study, 834 young, self-reported healthy adults aged 18.0-25.9 years have been studied to identify early risk factors for atherosclerosis. PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to 1) assess selected cardiometabolic biomarkers, carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) as a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis, and lifestyle-related indicators (food habits, handgrip strength, and oxygen uptake, VO2 max); 2) analyze the associations between cIMT and lifestyle factors; and 3) identify subjects at risk of CVD using a risk score and to compare the characteristics of subjects with and without risk of CVD...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344945/an-evaluation-of-the-possible-relationship-between-chronic-periodontitis-and-hypertension
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M O Arowojolu, O Oladapo, O I Opeodu, S O Nwhator
BACKGROUND: Periodontal diseases have been reported to have a form of reciprocal relationship with the general systemic health, in which case those with some systemic diseases such as hypertension have poorer periodontal health and vice versa. The issue of causal or casual relationship is however yet to be finally resolved. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine any possible relationship between chronic periodontitis and cardiovascular risk factors. METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional assessment of cardiovascular risk factors such as blood pressure, body mass index, waist circumference and the carotid artery intima media thickness (CIMT) was done among 100 consecutive subjects in the echocardiogram unit of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria over a period of six months...
April 2016: Journal of the West African College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340367/insulin-resistance-is-associated-with-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-non-diabetic-subjects-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-elsa-brasil-cohort-baseline
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Itamar S Santos, Márcio S Bittencourt, Alessandra C Goulart, Maria Inês Schmidt, Maria de Fátima H S Diniz, Paulo A Lotufo, Isabela M Benseñor
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Epidemiological studies have analyzed the association between carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and insulin resistance, glucose levels or glycated hemoglobin with mixed results. We aimed to evaluate the association between CIMT and homeostasis model assessment - insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), fasting and post-load plasma glucose and glycated hemoglobin in the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil) baseline. METHODS: We included 8028 participants (aged 35-74 years) without diabetes or overt cardiovascular disease who had complete CIMT data at baseline...
March 10, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339411/infant-constraint-induced-movement-therapy-lessons-learned-from-clinical-implementation
#18
Teressa Garcia Reidy, Joan Carney, Nicole Whiston, Erin Naber
Current evidence supports the efficacy of pediatric constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) for toddlers and children but little has been published about its use in early intervention with children eighteen months and younger. This paper and case report describes the clinical experience of developing and executing a modified pediatric CIMT intervention with infants under 18 months old. This is an emerging area of practice that is showing positive trends with initial cases.
2017: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339410/unimanual-versus-bimanual-therapy-in-children-with-unilateral-cerebral-palsy-same-same-but-different
#19
Brian Hoare, Susan Greaves
BACKGROUND: There is high-level evidence supporting constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) and bimanual therapy for children with unilateral cerebral palsy. Evidence-based intervention includes time-limited, goal-directed, skills-based, intensive blocks of practice based on motor learning theory. AIM AND METHODS: Using supporting literature and clinical insight, we provide a theoretical rationale to highlight previously unreported differences between CIMT and bimanual therapy...
2017: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339409/practice-based-evidence-from-a-clinical-cohort-that-received-pediatric-constraint-induced-movement-therapy
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Stephanie C DeLuca, Mary Rebekah Trucks, Dorian A Wallace, Sharon L Ramey
PURPOSE: Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) is now designated a highly efficacious treatment for children with cerebral palsy, based on rigorous clinical trials. Yet virtually no evidence confirms that these moderate to large size effects can be replicated in clinical practice for a more heterogeneous clinical population. Thus there is a need to collect and report treatment outcome data based on actual clinical practice as a critical next step for implementation. METHODS: This study presents results from a prospective study conducted on a clinical cohort of 88 children, 18 months to 12 years old (M = 55 months, SD = 5 months), who received high-intensity CIMT known as ACQUIREc...
2017: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
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