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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933750/comparing-glucose-and-hemoglobin-a1c-diagnostic-tests-among-a-high-metabolic-risk-hispanic-population
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Mónica A Vega-Vázquez, Margarita Ramirez-Vick, Francisco J Muñoz-Torres, Loida A González-Rodríguez, Kaumudi Joshipura
AIMS: Compare HbA1c diagnostic tests for pre-diabetes and diabetes with plasma glucose criteria (PGC), and compare the metabolic profiles of people classified by HbA1c versus by glucose levels. METHODS: Participants were recruited for the San Juan Overweight Adults Longitudinal Study (SOALS). Were primarily Hispanic (98%), without previously diagnosed diabetes, and aged 40-65 years. Participants classified as normal glycemic, pre-diabetes or diabetes based on baseline HbA1c and PGC, were compared with respect to baseline cardiometabolic factors...
December 9, 2016: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933671/causal-inference-in-obesity-research
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REVIEW
P W Franks, N Atabaki-Pasdar
Obesity is a risk factor for a plethora of severe morbidities and premature death. Most supporting evidence comes from observational studies that are prone to chance, bias and confounding. Even data on the protective effects of weight loss from randomized controlled trials will be susceptible to confounding and bias if treatment assignment cannot be masked, which is usually the case with lifestyle and surgical interventions. Thus, whilst obesity is widely considered the major modifiable risk factor for many chronic diseases, its causes and consequences are often difficult to determine...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933288/health-complaints-associated-with-poor-rental-housing-conditions-in-arkansas-the-only-state-without-a-landlord-s-implied-warranty-of-habitability
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Ashley E Bachelder, M Kate Stewart, Holly C Felix, Neil Sealy
Arkansas is the only U.S. state that does not have a landlord's implied warranty of habitability, meaning tenants have a requirement for maintaining their rental properties at certain habitability standards, but landlords are not legally required to contribute to those minimum health and safety standards. This project assessed the possibility that this lack of landlord responsibility affects tenants' perceived health. Using surveys and interviews, we collected self-reported data on the prevalence and description of problems faced by renters who needed household repairs from their landlords...
2016: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933105/prevalence-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-malaysian-communities
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Chiao Wen Lim, Sazzli Kasim, Johan Rizwal Ismail, Nicholas Yul Chye Chua, Rizmy Najme Khir, Hafisyatul Aiza Zainal Abidin, Effarezan Abdul Rahman, Mohd Kamal Mohd Arshad, Zubin Ibrahim Othman, Khalid Yusoff
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice. The REDISCOVER (Responding to Increasing Cardiovascular disease prevalence) study is an observational longitudinal community-based study that tracks changing lifestyles, risk factors and chronic disease in urban and rural areas of Malaysia. In this study, we aim to study the prevalence of AF and its associated risk factors. METHODS: The study was conducted between 2007 and 2014...
2016: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932570/effect-of-losartan-combined-with-amlodipine-or-with-a-thiazide-on-uric-acid-levels-in-hypertensive-patients
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Alberto F Rubio-Guerra, Ana K Garro-Almendaro, Cesar I Elizalde-Barrera, Juan A Suarez-Cuenca, Montserrat B Duran-Salgado
: Hyperuricemia leads to endothelial dysfunction and insulin resistance, and has been associated with diseases such as hypertension. Antihypertensive drugs modify serum uric acid levels, however, few data are available about their combinations on uricemia. In this study we evaluate the effect of two combinations of losartan, with amlodipine or with hydrochlorothiazide, on serum uric acid levels in hypertensive patients. METHODS: A total of 60 hypertensive patients were randomized in two groups; group LA received losartan/amlodipine (100/5 mg) once a day, whereas LH group received losartan hydrochlorothiazide (100/12...
December 8, 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932366/sauna-bathing-is-inversely-associated-with-dementia-and-alzheimer-s-disease-in-middle-aged-finnish-men
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Tanjaniina Laukkanen, Setor Kunutsor, Jussi Kauhanen, Jari Antero Laukkanen
BACKGROUND: there are no previous studies linking repeated heat exposure of sauna and the risk of memory diseases. We aimed to investigate whether frequency of sauna bathing is associated with risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. SETTING: prospective population-based study. METHODS: the frequency of sauna bathing was assessed at baseline in the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease population-based prospective cohort study of 2,315 apparently healthy men aged 42-60 years at baseline, with baseline examinations conducted between 1984 and 1989...
December 7, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932336/heat-stress-hydration-and-uric-acid-a-cross-sectional-study-in-workers-of-three-occupations-in-a-hotspot-of-mesoamerican-nephropathy-in-nicaragua
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Catharina Wesseling, Aurora Aragón, Marvin González, Ilana Weiss, Jason Glaser, Christopher J Rivard, Carlos Roncal-Jiménez, Ricardo Correa-Rotter, Richard J Johnson
OBJECTIVES: To study Mesoamerican nephropathy (MeN) and its risk factors in three hot occupations. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Chinandega and León municipalities, a MeN hotspot on the Nicaraguan Pacific coast, January-February 2013. PARTICIPANTS: 194 male workers aged 17-39 years: 86 sugarcane cutters, 56 construction workers, 52 small-scale farmers. OUTCOME MEASURES: (1) Differences between the three occupational groups in prevalences/levels of socioeconomic, occupational, lifestyle and health risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and in biomarkers of kidney function and hydration; (2) differences in prevalences/levels of CKD risk factors between workers with reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFRCKD-EPI <80 mL/min/1...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932205/cold-induced-sympathetic-tone-modifies-the-impact-of-endothelium-dependent-vasodilation-in-the-finger-pulp
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Tone Kristin Bergersen, Maria Skytioti, Maja Elstad
OBJECTIVE: In thermoneutral and cold subjects, the sympathetic nervous system regulates skin blood flow by adjusting frequency of the tonic vasoconstrictor impulses. However, the way these thermoregulatory impulses influence the vascular endothelium is not well known. We studied how the sympathetic nervous system influences endothelium-dependent vasodilation (EDV) caused by shear stress in skin containing arteriovenous anastomoses (AVAs) and arterioles in healthy subjects. METHODS: Thirteen healthy subjects were exposed to thermoneutral (29°C) and cold (22°C) ambient temperatures on separate days...
November 30, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932177/cardiac-tamponade-due-to-suprahepatic-surgical-exploration-in-liver-retransplantation-a-case-report
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M S Chae, Y K Jeon, D G Kim, G H Na, Y S Yi, C S Park
BACKGROUND: Cardiac tamponade is an emergency condition that requires early recognition and prompt pericardial decompression. Little has been reported on cardiac tamponade in liver retransplantation (reLT), but most cases are fatal. We managed a case of reLT complicated by accidental cardiac tamponade. CASE REPORT: A 59-year-old man underwent an emergency reLT because of liver cirrhosis with recurrent hepatitis B. During the dissection, suprahepatic exploration was attempted, but this resulted in severe hemorrhage because of the many tissue adhesions...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932153/a-heartbreaking-renal-transplantation-is-norepinephrine-the-culprit-to-blame
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M G Vailas, S Vernadakis, K Kakavia, I Paizis, J Bokos, J Boletis, G Zavos
INTRODUCTION: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM), also known as "broken heart syndrome," "apical ballooning syndrome," and "stress-induced cardiomyopathy," was first described in Japanese patients in 1990 by Sato et al. TCM is an increasingly recognized syndrome characterized by transient and reversible systolic dysfunction of the apical and middle segments of the left ventricle. This syndrome resembles acute myocardial infarction in the absence of evident coronary artery occlusion. Herein, we present a case of a 51-year-old male who underwent his second deceased-donor renal transplantation for end-stage-renal-disease due to a work-related accident...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932021/metabolic-syndrome-in-adolescents-definition-based-on-regression-of-idf-adult-cut-off-points
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K Benmohammed, P Valensi, B Balkau, A Lezzar
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to derive a sex- and age-specific definition of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its abnormalities for adolescents. STUDY DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional study. METHODS: A total of 1100 adolescent students, aged 12-18 y, were randomly selected from schools and classrooms in the city of Constantine, Algeria; all had anthropometric measurements taken, and 989 had blood tests. Gender-specific growth curves for components of the MetS were derived, using the LMS (lambda-mu-sigma) method, and the percentiles corresponding to the thresholds of the MetS components proposed for adults by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) were identified...
December 2016: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931773/protective-effect-of-propofol-on-noise-induced-hearing-loss
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Jian Wen, Na Duan, Qiang Wang, Gui-Xia Jing, Ying Xiao
PURPOSE: Iatrogenic noise produced by mastoid or craniotomy drills may cause hearing damage, which is induced by the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the reduction of cochlear blood flow (CoBF). This study investigated whether propofol could reduce noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in a guinea pig model. METHODS: Sixty-four male pigmented guinea pigs were randomly and equally divided into 4 groups: control, noise, propofol and propofol+noise. Propofol was infused intravenously for 20 min prior to noise exposure with a loading dose of 5 mg·kg(-1) for 5 min and a maintenance infusion of 20 mg·kg(-1)·h(-1) for 135 min...
December 5, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931647/hemodynamic-coherence-in-patients-with-burns
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REVIEW
Sabri Soussi, Matthieu Legrand
Burn shock is characterized by profound hemodynamic alterations mainly associated with rapid loss of intravascular volume related to severe capillary leak. Thus, fluid resuscitation conventionally based on macrocirculatory targets is considered as a corner stone of initial management of patients with burns. Nonetheless, traditional markers such as blood pressure, urinary output, and cardiac output are helpful but do not sufficiently reflect the adequacy of perfusion and oxygenation at the microcirculatory level...
December 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931605/bariatric-surgery-and-the-risk-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-swedish%C3%A2-obese-subjects
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Shabbar Jamaly, Lena Carlsson, Markku Peltonen, Peter Jacobson, Lars Sjöström, Kristjan Karason
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a risk factor for atrial fibrillation, which in turn is associated with stroke, heart failure, and increased all-cause mortality. OBJECTIVES: The authors investigated whether weight loss through bariatric surgery may reduce the risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation. METHODS: SOS (Swedish Obese Subjects) is a prospective matched cohort study conducted at 25 surgical departments and 480 primary healthcare centers in Sweden...
December 13, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931524/blood-pressure-and-lv-remodeling-among-american-style-football-players
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Jeffrey Lin, Francis Wang, Rory B Weiner, James R DeLuca, Meagan M Wasfy, Brant Berkstresser, Gregory D Lewis, Adolph M Hutter, Michael H Picard, Aaron L Baggish
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the relationships among American-style football (ASF) participation, acquired left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy, and LV systolic function as assessed using contemporary echocardiographic parameters. BACKGROUND: Participation in ASF has been associated with development of hypertension and LV hypertrophy. To what degree these processes impact LV function is unknown. METHODS: This was a prospective, longitudinal cohort study evaluating National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I football athletes stratified by field position (linemen: n = 30; vs...
December 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931320/constant-rate-infusion-of-dexmedetomidine-to-manage-thiopental-anesthesia-during-intracranial-surgery-in-cynomolgus-macaques-macaca-fascicularis
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Noemi Romagnoli, Alessandra Buonacucina, Carlotta Lambertini, Domenico Ventrella, Angelo Peli
Macaques (Macaca spp.) are often used as animal models in biomedical research involving a neurosurgical approach. The development of new anesthetic techniques is pivotal for these studies. Studies in human anesthesia for intracranial surgery have shown that dexmedetomidine infusion reduces the incidence of cardiocirculatory complications in the perioperative period, reduces the need for supplemental analgesia, and provides an analgesic effect analogous to that of remifentanil. Data regarding the anesthetic effects of dexmedetomidine infusion in NHP including Macaca spp...
November 2016: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931267/western-diet-in-the-perinatal-period-promotes-dysautonomia-in-the-offspring-of-adult-rats
#18
R Vidal-Santos, F N Macedo, M N S Santana, V U De Melo, J L de Brito Alves, M R V Santos, L C Brito, E Nascimento, J H Costa-Silva, V J Santana-Filho
The present study investigated the impact of a western diet during gestation and lactation on the anthropometry, serum biochemical, blood pressure and cardiovascular autonomic control on the offspring. Male Wistar rats were divided into two groups according to their mother's diet received: control group (C: 18% calories of lipids) and westernized group (W: 32% calories of lipids). After weaning both groups received standard diet. On the 60th day of life, blood samples were collected for the analysis of fasting glucose and lipidogram...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931255/wealth-and-cardiovascular-health-a-cross-sectional-study-of-wealth-related-inequalities-in-the-awareness-treatment-and-control-of-hypertension-in-high-middle-and-low-income-countries
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Benjamin Palafox, Martin McKee, Dina Balabanova, Khalid F AlHabib, Alvaro Jr Avezum, Ahmad Bahonar, Noorhassim Ismail, Jephat Chifamba, Clara K Chow, Daniel J Corsi, Gilles R Dagenais, Rafael Diaz, Rajeev Gupta, Romaina Iqbal, Manmeet Kaur, Rasha Khatib, Annamarie Kruger, Iolanthe Marike Kruger, Fernando Lanas, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Fu Minfan, Viswanathan Mohan, Prem K Mony, Aytekin Oguz, Lia M Palileo-Villanueva, Pablo Perel, Paul Poirier, Sumathy Rangarajan, Lei Rensheng, Annika Rosengren, Biju Soman, David Stuckler, S V Subramanian, Koon Teo, Lungiswa P Tsolekile, Andreas Wielgosz, Peng Yaguang, Karen Yeates, Mo Yongzhen, Khalid Yusoff, Rita Yusuf, Afzalhussein Yusufali, Katarzyna Zatońska, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: Effective policies to control hypertension require an understanding of its distribution in the population and the barriers people face along the pathway from detection through to treatment and control. One key factor is household wealth, which may enable or limit a household's ability to access health care services and adequately control such a chronic condition. This study aims to describe the scale and patterns of wealth-related inequalities in the awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in 21 countries using baseline data from the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiology study...
December 8, 2016: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931053/hemodynamic-responses-to-blood-flow-restriction-and-resistance-exercise-to-muscular-failure
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C A Libardi, A M Catai, M Miquelini, A Borghi-Silva, V Minatel, I F Alvarez, J C Milan-Mattos, H Roschel, V Tricoli, C Ugrinowitsch
The aim of the present study was to compare hemodynamic responses between blood flow-restricted resistance exercise (BFR-RE), high-intensity resistance exercise (HI-RE) and low-intensity resistance exercise (LI-RE) performed to muscular failure. 12 men (age: 20±3 years; body mass: 73.5±9 kg; height: 174±6 cm) performed 4 sets of leg press exercises using BFR-RE (30% of 1-RM), HI-RE (80% of 1-RM) and LI-RE (30% of 1-RM) protocols. Systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), heart rate (HR), stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO) and total peripheral vascular resistance (TPR) were measured on a beat-to-beat continuous basis by a noninvasive photoplethysmographic arterial pressure device...
December 8, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
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