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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222532/prevalence-of-use-of-cardiovascular-drugs-in-dementia-patients-treated-in-general-practices-in-germany
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Louis Jacob, Jens Bohlken, Karel Kostev
BACKGROUND: Dementia is a chronic disease associated with numerous cardiovascular disorders. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the prevalence of cardiovascular drug use in dementia patients treated in general practices in Germany. METHODS: The present study included patients who were diagnosed with dementia (Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, or unspecified dementia) in 2015. The main outcome measure was the proportion of patients using cardiovascular drugs...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222369/what-can-gait-tell-us-about-dementia-review-of-epidemiological-and-neuropsychological-evidence
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REVIEW
Vyara Valkanova, Klaus P Ebmeier
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment and gait disorders in people over the age of 65 represent major public health issues because of their high frequency, their link to poor outcomes and high costs. Research has demonstrated that these two geriatric syndromes are closely related. METHODS AND RESULTS: We aim to review the evidence supporting the relationship between gait and cognitive impairment, particularly focusing on epidemiological and neuropsychological studies in patients with Mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease and Vascular dementia...
February 9, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222036/vascular-risk-factors-are-associated-with-retinal-arteriolar-narrowing-and-venular-widening-in-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
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Stuart Keel, Catherine Itsiopoulos, Konstandina Koklanis, Meri Vukicevic, Fergus Cameron, Laima Brazionis
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to describe the relationship of retinal arteriolar and venular calibre with vascular risk factors in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. METHODS: In this hospital-based cross-sectional study, the medical files of 483 children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes were audited to collect retinal images and relevant clinical data. Retinal vascular calibre was measured using standardised protocols. RESULTS: After multivariable adjustments, a vascular risk profile that included: older age, higher serum creatinine, higher systolic blood pressure (SBP), higher body mass index (BMI), abnormal estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), lower high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol, longer duration of diabetes and higher serum sodium was associated with narrower central retinal artery equivalent (CRAE) (95% CI=-4...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221254/long-term-remission-of-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-with-as-needed-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-therapy
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Ilkay Kilic Muftuoglu, Mostafa Alam, Qi Sheng You, Raouf Gaber, Hema L Ramkumar, Nadia Mendoza, Amit Meshi, William R Freeman
PURPOSE: To determine the presenting characteristics of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration with long-term remission (LTR), which was defined as the absence of intraretinal/subretinal fluid, or hemorrhage, and absence of leakage on fluorescein angiography for longer than 6 months while on as-needed antivascular endothelial growth factor treatment. METHODS: The presenting characteristics of patients with LTR were compared with a control group including 32 eyes of 28 age-, gender-, and ethnicity-matched patients who did not achieve LTR...
February 17, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220476/response-of-trabecular-bone-thyroid-c-and-follicular-cells-to-synthetic-salmon-calcitonin-in-middle-aged-orchidectomized-male-rats
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Branko Filipović, Branka Šošić-Jurjević, Vladimir Ajdžanović, Jasmina Živanović, Nataša Ristić, Svetlana Trifunović, Verica Milošević
In contrast to studies in women, male osteoporosis is poorly understood and strictly related to advancing age. Among the first antiresorptive substances used in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis is calcitonin (CT), a hypocalcemic hormone that potently inhibits osteoclastic bone resorption. Natural CT is produced and secreted by thyroid C-cells. The other endocrine population of thyroid cells produces thyroid hormones (TH), which also affect bone turnover. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of salmon CT on trabecular bone microarchitecture with special reference to effects on the structure and function of both CT- and TH-producing thyroid cells in orchidectomized (Orx) middle-aged rats...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219916/comparison-of-carotid-femoral-and-brachial-ankle-pulse-wave-velocity-in-association-with-target-organ-damage-in-the-community-dwelling-elderly-chinese-the-northern-shanghai-study
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Yuyan Lu, Mengyun Zhu, Bin Bai, Chen Chi, Shikai Yu, Jiadela Teliewubai, Henry Xu, Kai Wang, Jing Xiong, Yiwu Zhou, Hongwei Ji, Ximin Fan, Xuejing Yu, Jue Li, Jacques Blacher, Yi Zhang, Yawei Xu
BACKGROUND: Carotid-femoral pulse-wave velocity (cf-PWV) and brachial-ankle PWV (ba-PWV) are the 2 most frequently applied PWV measurements. However, little is known about the comparison of hypertensive target organ damage (TOD) with cf-PWV and ba-PWV. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 1599 community-dwelling elderly subjects (age >65 years) in northern Shanghai were recruited from June 2014 to August 2015. Both cf-PWV and ba-PWV were measured using SphygmoCor and VP1000 systems, respectively...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219828/treating-cognitive-impairment-with-transcranial-low-level-laser-therapy
#7
Jack C de la Torre
This report examines the potential of low level laser therapy (LLLT) to alter brain cell function and neurometabolic pathways using red or near infrared (NIR) wavelengths transcranially for the prevention and treatment of cognitive impairment. Although laser therapy on human tissue has been used for a number of medical conditions since the late 1960s, it is only recently that several clinical studies have shown its value in raising neurometabolic energy levels that can improve cerebral hemodynamics and cognitive abilities in humans...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219656/ultrasound-abnormalities-in-septic-arthritis-are-associated-with-functional-outcomes
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Emeline Gaigneux, Grégoire Cormier, Stéphane Varin, Oriane Mérot, Yves Maugars, Benoit Le Goff
OBJECTIVES: To describe the ultrasound abnormalities seen in septic arthritis and to assess their associations with clinical, biological, and radiological outcomes METHODS: We prospectively included 34 patients with septic arthritis of a native joint (knee, n=19; shoulder, n=6; hip, n=4; ankle, n=3; or wrist, n=2). Ultrasonography was performed to record synovial-membrane thickness and vascularity, joint effusion, and abnormalities of adjacent soft tissues, at baseline then 4 days, 2 weeks, and 3 months later...
February 17, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219308/perceived-risk-factors-for-nonunion-following-foot-and-ankle-arthrodesis
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Gowreeson Thevendran, Kalpesh Shah, Stephen J Pinney, Alastair Se Younger
BACKGROUND: A major complication of foot and ankle arthrodesis is nonunion, which occurs in approximately 12% of cases. Various factors influence a patient's risk for nonunion following foot and ankle arthrodesis. We surveyed international foot and ankle surgeons to determine (1) risk factors perceived most important for nonunion, (2) factors considered absolute contraindications for arthrodesis, and (3) differences among expert groups regarding perceived risk factors and their stratification...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219128/-correlation-between-polymorphism-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-gene-and-the-lower-extremity-atherosclerosis-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients
#10
Y Wang, T H Zhu, J W Tong, J F Wei, J X Sheng, X P Jin, L H Mu, X Chen
Objective: To explore the correlation between polymorphism of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene and lower extremity atherosclerosis (LEA) in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. Methods: A total of 380 patients diagnosed with T2DM in Department of Endocrinology from June 2015 to March 2016 were enrolled and divided into two groups: group A had no LEA (n=120) and group B had LEA(n=260). Color doppler ultrasound was used to detect the vascular lesions of the patients. For all patients in groups A and B, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was applied to determined the insertion/deletion polymorphism in intron 16 of the ACE gene of the patients...
February 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218369/effect-of-intravitreal-aflibercept-on-central-retinal-arterial-blood-flow-in-type-1-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Emine A Sukgen, Gökhan Söker, Yusuf Koçluk, Bozkurt Gülek
PURPOSE: To evaluate the blood flow changes of the central retinal artery measured with color Doppler imaging (CDI) in infants receiving intravitreal aflibercept (IVA) for treatment of type 1 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). METHODS: Patients with type 1 ROP were assessed prospectively by CDI following IVA. Color Doppler imaging was used to measure the peak systolic velocity, end diastolic velocity (EDV), pulsatility index (PI), and resistivity index (RI) of the central retinal artery (CRA) before IVA injection and 1 hour, 1 week, and 1 month after injection...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218361/arteriovenous-fistula-maturation-in-patients-with-permanent-access-created-prior-to-or-after-hemodialysis-initiation
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Juan C Duque, Laisel Martinez, Marwan Tabbara, Denise Dvorquez, Sushil K Mehandru, Arif Asif, Roberto I Vazquez-Padron, Loay H Salman
INTRODUCTION: Multiple factors and comorbidities have been implicated in the ability of arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) to mature, including vessel anatomy, advanced age, and the presence of coronary artery disease or peripheral vascular disease. However, little is known about the role of uremia on AVF primary failure. In this study, we attempt to evaluate the effect of uremia on AVF maturation by comparing AVF outcomes between pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage five patients and those who had their AVF created after hemodialysis (HD) initiation...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218311/s-38093-a-histamine-h3-antagonist-inverse-agonist-promotes-hippocampal-neurogenesis-and-improves-context-discrimination-task-in-aged-mice
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Jean-Philippe Guilloux, Benjamin A Samuels, Indira Mendez-David, Alice Hu, Marjorie Levinstein, Charlène Faye, Maryam Mekiri, Elisabeth Mocaer, Alain M Gardier, René Hen, Aurore Sors, Denis J David
Strategies designed to increase adult hippocampal neurogenesis (AHN) may have therapeutic potential for reversing memory impairments. H3 receptor antagonists/inverse agonists also may be useful for treating cognitive deficits. However, it remains unclear whether these ligands have effects on AHN. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of a 28-day treatment with S 38093, a novel brain-penetrant antagonist/inverse agonist of H3 receptors, on AHN (proliferation, maturation and survival) in 3-month-old and in aged 16-month-old mice...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217647/wound-healing-effect-of-arnebia-euchroma-gel-on-excisional-wounds-in-rats
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Maryam Mohsenikia, Shahrzad Khakpour, Zahra Azizian, Soheil Ashkani-Esfahani, Seyyede Tahereh Razavipour, Pooya Toghiani
BACKGROUND: Wound healing is a complex process leading to regeneration of damaged skin tissue. Arnebia euchroma (AE) have many effective activities such as anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidative, and anti-tumoral effects. The extract of AE has positive effects on burn wounds. This study is designed to investigate the healing effects of AE on excisional wounds in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty six rats with the age of 8 weeks divided into three groups...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217605/a-rare-cause-of-misdiagnosis-in-chest-x-ray
#15
Carlos Manuel Ortiz-Mendoza
Chest X-ray is a usual tool for family physicians; however, unexpected findings in chest X-ray are a frequent challenge. We present a rare case of pulmonary hilar nodule misdiagnosis in a chest X-ray. An 84-year-old woman was sent with a diagnosis of a right pulmonary hilum nodule. She had a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; so in a chest X-ray, her family physician discovered a "nodule" in her right lung hilum. Her physical exam was not relevant. In our hospital, a thoracic computed tomography (CT) scan verified the mass in the right pulmonary hilum; nevertheless, in a coronal CT scan, the "hilum lump" was the tortuous descending aorta that created an angle...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217447/aging-related-erectile-dysfunction-potential-mechanism-to-halt-or-delay-its-onset
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REVIEW
Monica G Ferrini, Nestor F Gonzalez-Cadavid, Jacob Rajfer
Erectile dysfunction (ED) will visit every man at some time in his life. The age at when that knock on the door is heard is totally dependent on one's genetics as well as other extrinsic factors. Unlike guests who come for a visit and then leave, once ED shows up it tends to hang around forever. To add insult to injury, the longer ED hangs around, the worse it will get. It is estimated that by the time a man is in his 40's, he has about a 40% chance of having some form of ED and this prevalence increases about 10% per decade thereafter...
February 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217407/elastography-targeted-thyroid-nodule-aspiration-a-novel-approach
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Elliot Landau, Danielle Del Re, Bina Kviatkovsky, Aryeh Rothstein, Jonathan Scheiner, Cheryl Lin
OBJECTIVES: Since 2009, the rate of nondiagnostic (ND) thyroid nodule fine-needle aspiration (FNA) has ranged from 2% to 20%. A ND result can cause further patient morbidity secondary to repeated procedures and delay in diagnosis. The use of real-time strain elastography (RTE) in determining nodule malignant risk has gained considerable focus recently. A less studied area where RTE may prove beneficial is its role in targeting areas for FNA. Our hypothesis is that FNA performed in concurrence with RTE will show a decreased rate of ND results leading to fewer repeated FNA...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217390/management-of-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-state-of-the-art-and-future-perspectives
#18
REVIEW
Giovanni Grasso, Concetta Alafaci, R Loch Macdonald
BACKGROUND: Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) accounts for 5% of strokes and carries a poor prognosis. It affects around 6 cases per 100,000 patient years occurring at a relatively young age. METHODS: Common risk factors are the same as for stroke, and only in a minority of the cases, genetic factors can be found. The overall mortality ranges from 32% to 67%, with 10-20% of patients with long-term dependence due to brain damage. An explosive headache is the most common reported symptom, although a wide spectrum of clinical disturbances can be the presenting symptoms...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216359/fenestrated-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-among-octogenarians-at-high-and-standard-risk-for-open-repair
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David E Timaran, Martyn Knowles, Tarik Ali, Carlos H Timaran
BACKGROUND: Octogenarians with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms are at higher risk of death and morbidity after open repair. Fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) is an alternative to open repair for high-risk patients, such as octogenarians. The aim of this study was to evaluate perioperative and midterm outcomes of FEVAR among octogenarians at high and standard risk for open repair. METHODS: During a 2-year period, 85 patients (68 men [78%] and 17 women [22%]) underwent FEVAR using Zenith (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind) Fenestrated AAA Endovascular Grafts (70%), Zenith p-Branch (7%), and fenestrated custom-made devices (22%)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216357/measuring-abdominal-aortic-diameters-in-routine-abdominal-computed-tomography-scans-and-implications-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-screening
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Rachel Claridge, Sam Arnold, Neil Morrison, André M van Rij
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the prevalence and relevance of incidental abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) on routine abdominal computed tomography (CT) and to audit the performance of radiologists to identify and report AAA. METHODS: A retrospective audit of all abdominal CT scans performed on men and women ≥50 years at Dunedin Public Hospital between January 2013 and September 2014 was carried out. All CT scans for planning of AAA treatment or follow-up were excluded...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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