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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074304/evaluation-of-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-familial-mediterranean-fever-the-relationship-between-the-levels-of-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-and-endocan-with-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-endothelium-dependent-vasodilation
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Veysel Ozalper, Muammer Kara, Alpaslan Tanoglu, Ibrahim Cetındaglı, Coskun Ozturker, Yusuf Hancerlı, Serdar Hıra, Kemal Kara, Yavuz Beyazıt, Yusuf Yazgan
It has been suggested that there is an ongoing subclinical inflammation in familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients also in attack-free periods as well. Due to this ongoing inflammation, endothelial dysfunction (ED) may develop. Previously, ED has been suggested to increase the risk of the atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Endocan is recognized as a specific molecule of the endothelium and has been shown to increase in some cases associated with inflammation. However, there is not sufficient data whether those with FMF could develop ED in the early period of life...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068655/carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-children-treated-with-growth-hormone-a-follow-up-study-over-three-years
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Juliane Rothermel, Caroline Knop, Nina Lass, Christina Toschke, Rainer Wunsch, Thomas Reinehr
BACKGROUND: There is an ongoing discussion whether high doses of growth hormone (GH) may lead to cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, we studied the longitudinal relationships between GH treatment and carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT), which is predictive of the development of atherosclerosis. METHODS: We measured blood pressure, lipids, hemoglobin HbA1c, IGF-1, IGFBP-3, and cIMT in 28 children treated with supraphysiological doses of GH (mean age 9.8 ± 2.2 years, 39% males) and 36 children suffering from GH deficiency (GHD) and treated with physiological doses of GH (mean age 9...
January 10, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062999/relationship-between-increased-carotid-artery-stiffness-and-idiopathic-subjective-tinnitus
#3
C Bayraktar, S Taşolar
Tinnitus is defined as perception of sound with no external stimulus, and can separate into pulsatile and non-pulsatile types. Arterial stiffness is a parameter that can predict the cardiovascular event and associated with incidence of stroke. It has been shown that increased arterial stiffness may lead to microvascular damage in brain. Our aim was to assess the arterial stiffness of the carotid system in the development and severity of idiopathic subjective tinnitus. Forty subjective tinnitus patients and 40 age- and sex-matched controls were enrolled in the study...
January 6, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052522/assessment-of-carotid-artery-intima-media-thickness-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#4
Li-Jen Liao, Tsung-Yi Cho, Tsung-Wei Huang
OBJECTIVE: This study compares the carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) in different severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients, and assesses the role of OSA in carotid artery vasculopathy with control of multiple co-morbidities. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case-control study SETTING: Tertiary referral center PARTICIPANTS: This study recruited 36 volunteers without the complaints of sleep-disordered breathing, 27 patients with mild-moderate OSA and 39 patients with severe OSA...
January 4, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051279/carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-blood-biomarkers-of-atherosclerosis-in-patients-after-stroke-or-myocardial-infarction
#5
Iwona Kurkowska-Jastrzebska, Michał A Karlinski, Beata Błazejewska-Hyzorek, Iwona Sarzynska-Dlugosz, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Anna Czlonkowska
AIM: To test if circulating levels of markers of inflammation, endothelial function, and chronic infections, as well as association between these markers and carotid intima media thickness (CIMT), depend on the stage of atherosclerosis expressed as a history of a major vascular event. METHODS: The associations were analyzed separately in 75 healthy controls, 79 patients 3-6 months after the first-ever non-cardioembolic ischemic stroke (IS), and 37 patients 3-6 months after the first-ever myocardial infarction (MI)...
December 31, 2016: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028403/assessment-of-increase-in-aortic-and-carotid-intimal-medial-thickness-in-type-1-diabetic-patients
#6
Soha M Abd El Dayem, Ahmed A Battah, Abo El Magd El Bohy
AIM: To assess aortic and carotid intima-media thickness (aIMT and cIMT) in diabetic patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 75 type 1 diabetic patients and 30 age and sex matched healthy volunteer. A blood sample was taken for analysis of HbA1 and lipid profile and the urine sample was taken for analysis of albumin/creatinine ratio. aIMT and cIMT via ultrasound were also done. RESULTS: cIMT & aIMT were significantly higher in diabetics...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027788/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-a-comparison-of-metabolically-versus-genetically-driven-excess-fat-hepatic-storage
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Alessia Di Costanzo, Laura D'Erasmo, Licia Polimeni, Francesco Baratta, Paola Coletta, Michele Di Martino, Lorenzo Loffredo, Ludovica Perri, Fabrizio Ceci, Anna Montali, Gabriella Girelli, Bruna De Masi, Antonio Angeloni, Carlo Catalano, Marianna Maranghi, Maria Del Ben, Francesco Angelico, Marcello Arca
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is frequently associated with atherosclerosis. However, it is unclear whether this association is related to excess fat liver storage per se or to metabolic abnormalities that typically accompany NAFLD. To investigate this, we compared individuals with hepatic steatosis driven by metabolic disturbances to those with hepatic steatosis associated with the rs738409 GG genotype in the patatin-like phospholipase domain-containing 3 gene (PNPLA3)...
December 21, 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024099/serum-vaspin-levels-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-pre-dialysis-patients
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Aytac Akyol, Davut Demirkıran, Serkan Akdag, Mehmet Naci Aldemir, Hakkı Simsek, Hasan Ali Gumrukcuoglu, Musa Sahin, Habib Emre
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Vaspin is a molecule belonging to adipokine family which is associated with insulin resistance and obesity in humans. Several studies have evaluated the serum levels of vaspin in various conditions including coronary artery disease and chronic hemodialysis patients. To our best knowledge, serum vaspin levels have not yet been studied in pre dialysis patients. Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is a noninvasive procedure used to diagnose the extent of carotid atherosclerotic vascular disease...
December 26, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017911/apelin-concentrations-are-associated-with-altered-atherosclerotic-plaque-stability-mediator-levels-and-atherosclerosis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Sule Gunter, Ahmed Solomon, Linda Tsang, Angela J Woodiwiss, Chanel Robinson, Aletta M E Millen, Gavin R Norton, Patrick H Dessein
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Apelin-APJ signaling reduces cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the atherosclerosis burden and plaque vulnerability to rupture are increased. We explored relationships between apelin concentrations and subclinical CVD in RA. METHODS: Apelin levels were measured in 235 (114 black, 121 white) RA patients. Associations between apelin concentrations and ultrasound determined carotid artery intima-media thickness (cIMT) and plaque, and levels of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and -9 that mediate plaque stability and vulnerability respectively, were identified in confounder adjusted multivariate regression analysis...
November 24, 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008862/subclinical-hypothyroidism-in-children-may-lead-to-dyslipidemia-and-increased-carotid-intima-media-thickness
#10
Edip Ünal, Alper Akın, Ruken Yıldırım, Vasfiye Demir, İsmail Yıldız, Yusuf Kenan Haspolat
OBJECTIVE: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) is defined as elevated serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level with normal range of free thyroxine (fT4). There are very few studies in the literature reporting on the effect of SH on lipid metabolism and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) in children. METHODS: The study included 38 children diagnosed with SH and a control group comprising 38 healthy, euthyroid children. Subclinical hypothyroidism was diagnosed based on elevated TSH level (4...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008280/thicker-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-increased-plasma-vegf-levels-suffered-by-post-acute-thrombotic-stroke-patients
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Yuyun Yueniwati, Ni Komang Darmiastini, Eko Arisetijono
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Atherosclerosis causes reduction of the oxygen supply to structures in the far arterial wall, provoking the release of factors that drive angiogenesis of vasa vasorum, including VEGF. Other studies have revealed the inflammatory response in atherosclerosis and the role of platelet factor 4 (PF4) as an anti-angiogenic chemokine through the inhibition of VEGF. This cross-sectional study aims at measuring the effect of atherosclerosis assessed through carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) against plasma VEGF levels in patients with post-acute thrombotic stroke...
2016: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007496/cardiovascular-health-metrics-among-south-asian-adults-in-the-united-states-prevalence-and-associations-with-subclinical-atherosclerosis
#12
Sameera A Talegawkar, Yichen Jin, Namratha R Kandula, Alka M Kanaya
South Asians, a fast growing ethnic group in the US, have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease compared to the general population. We examined the prevalence and distribution of the American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7 cardiovascular health (CVH) metrics using data from Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study, and cross-sectional associations between number of CVH metrics in the ideal range with subclinical atherosclerosis assessed using coronary artery calcium (CAC) measured using cardiac computed tomography and carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) measured using high-resolution B-mode ultrasonography...
December 20, 2016: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997904/the-relationship-of-plasma-mir-29a-and-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-with-atherosclerosis
#13
Yu-Qing Huang, An-Ping Cai, Ji-Yan Chen, Cheng Huang, Jie Li, Ying-Qing Feng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory condition associated with a variety of vascular diseases. Previous studies showed that both miR-29a and oxidized low density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) were vital in the development of atherosclerosis. However, the relationship between miR-29a and ox-LDL remains unknown. This study was designed to investigate the association of miR-29a and ox-LDL and to test whether circulating miR-29a and ox-LDL levels could predict atherosclerosis...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991468/arterial-indices-and-serum-cystatin-c-level-in-individuals-with-occupational-wide-band-noise-exposure
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Ali R Khoshdel, Benyamin Mousavi-Asl, Babak Shekarchi, Kazem Amini, Iraj Mirzaii-Dizgah
BACKGROUND: Chronic exposure to noise is known to cause a wide range of health problems including extracellular matrix (ECM) proliferation and involvement of cardiovascular system. There are a few studies to investigate noise-induced vascular changes using noninvasive methods. In this study we used carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) and aortic augmentation as indices of arterial properties and cystatin C as a serum biomarker relating to ECM metabolism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-three male participants were included in this study from aeronautic technicians: 39 with and 54 without a history of wide band noise (WBN) exposure...
November 2016: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976558/carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-arterial-stiffness-as-early-markers-of-atherosclerosis-in-pediatric-celiac-disease
#15
Arzu Meltem Demir, Zarife Kuloğlu, Aytaç Yaman, Suat Fitöz, Gökhan Nergizoğlu, Aydan Kansu
The association between pediatric celiac disease (CD) and atherosclerosis is unknown. Our aim was to investigate whether pediatric CD patients have an increased risk of atherosclerosis. We evaluated the premature atherosclerosis by pulse wave velocity (PWV) and carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT). A total of 37 CD patients (20 girls, mean age 13±3.3 years) and 36 healthy age and sex matched controls were enrolled. Mean duration of CD was 47.1±32.3 months and 40.5% of patients had positive tissue transglutaminase antibody (tTg) IgA...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942264/the-relationship-between-increased-epicardial-fat-thickness-and-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-patients-with-nonfunctional-adrenal-incidentaloma
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Nasiroglu Narin Imga, Ozgul Ucar Elalmis, Mazhar Muslum Tuna, Bercem Aycıcek Dogan, Deniz Sahin, Dilek Berker, Serdar Guler
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidences indicate that patients diagnosed with Adrenal Incidentaloma (AI) may present cardiovascular complications. Epicardial fat thickness (EFT) has recently been described as a new risk factor and an active player in metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the relationship between EFT and left ventricular hypertrophy and carotid intima-media thickness, which are both strong predictors of cardiovascular morbity and mortality, in patients with nonfunctioning AI...
July 2016: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941821/elevated-type-ii-secretory-phospholipase-a2-increases-the-risk-of-early-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-metabolic-syndrome
#17
Chang-Qing Sun, Chun-Yan Zhong, Wei-Wei Sun, Hua Xiao, Ping Zhu, Yi-Zhang Lin, Chen-Liang Zhang, Hao Gao, Zhi-Yuan Song
A critical association between type II secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA2-IIa) and established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease has been demonstrated. However, the contribution of sPLA2-IIa to early atherosclerosis remains unknown. This study investigated the association between early-stage atherosclerosis and sPLA2-IIa in metabolic syndrome (MetS) patients. One hundred and thirty-six MetS patients and 120 age- and gender-matched subjects without MetS were included. Serum sPLA2-IIa protein levels and activity were measured using commercial kits...
December 12, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936230/the-circulating-ctrp13-in-type-2-diabetes-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-patients
#18
Mehrnoosh Shanaki, Reza Fadaei, Nariman Moradi, Solaleh Emamgholipour, Hossein Poustchi
Numerous studies have shown that C1q/TNF-related proteins (CTRPs) are involved in the pathophysiology of metabolic disorders, such as Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM). There is a little information concerning CTRP13 in the context of NAFLD and T2DM. We evaluated the plasma levels of CTRP13 in healthy control and patients with NAFLD, T2DM and NAFLD+T2DM, and also correlations between CTRP13 plasma levels and clinical and subclinical features. Circulating CTRP13 was examined in 88 male (20 healthy control, 22 T2DM patients, 22 NAFLD patients and 22 NAFLD+T2DM patients)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935183/metformin-in-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-design-and-methods-of-reducing-with-metformin-vascular-adverse-lesions-removal-an-international-multicentre-trial
#19
J R Petrie, N Chaturvedi, I Ford, I Hramiak, A D Hughes, A J Jenkins, B Klein, R Klein, T C Ooi, P Rossing, N Sattar, C D A Stehouwer, H M Colhoun
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular (CV) disease is a major cause of reduced life expectancy in type 1 diabetes (T1D). Intensive insulin therapy prevents CV complications but is constrained by hypoglycaemia and weight gain. Adjunct metformin reduces insulin dose requirement and stabilises weight but there are no data on its cardiovascular effects. AIMS: We have initiated an international double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial (REMOVAL: REducing with MetfOrmin Vascular Adverse Lesions in type 1 diabetes) to examine whether metformin reduces progression of atherosclerosis in adults with T1D...
December 9, 2016: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931554/a-study-to-derive-distribution-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-to-determine-its-correlation-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-asymptomatic-nationwide-indian-population-score-india
#20
Ravi R Kasliwal, Manish Bansal, Nagaraj Desai, Bhavesh Kotak, Ammar Raza, Hardik Vasnawala, Amit Kumar
BACKGROUND: There is presently no data to describe normal distribution of carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), an established measure of subclinical atherosclerosis, in Indian subjects. METHODS: In this multi-centric study, 1229 subjects with age ≥30 years and no previous cardiovascular disease (CVD) underwent CVD risk factor assessment and CIMT measurement. Mean far wall common carotid artery IMT was measured on both sides and averaged. RESULTS: Mean age of the subjects was 48...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
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