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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934817/aldosterone-to-renin-ratio-as-a-screening-instrument-for-primary-aldosteronism-in-a-middle-aged-population-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Georgios Mourtzinis, Ahmad Ebrahimi, Helena Gustafsson, Gudmundur Johannsson, Karin Manhem
Atrial fibrillation seems to be overrepresented among patients with primary aldosteronism. The aim of this study was to determine the usefulness of aldosterone to renin ratio as a screening instrument for primary aldosteronism in an atrial fibrillation population with relatively low cardiovascular risk profile. A total of 149 patients <65 years and with history of AF were screened for primary aldosteronism using aldosterone to renin ratio. Pathologically increased aldosterone to renin ratio (>65 pmol/mIU) was found in 15 participants (10...
September 21, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934731/fasting-spot-urine-ph-is-associated-with-metabolic-syndrome-in-the-japanese-population
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Masanori Shimodaira, Shinji Okaniwa, Tomohiro Nakayama
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between urine pH and metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components while controlling for covariates. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 5,430 Japanese subjects (4691 without MetS; 739 with MetS) undergoing health assessments. Partial correlation analysis and analysis of covariance were used for controlling confounding parameters (age, gender, serum uric acid (UA) levels, high sensitivity C-reactive protein, estimated glomerular filtration rate, and smoking and drinking statuses)...
September 19, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934720/prenatal-exposure-to-perfluoroalkyl-substances-and-cardiometabolic-risk-in-children-from-the-spanish-inma-birth-cohort-study
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Cyntia B Manzano-Salgado, Maribel Casas, Maria-Jose Lopez-Espinosa, Ferran Ballester, Carmen Iñiguez, David Martinez, Dora Romaguera, Silvia Fernández-Barrés, Loreto Santa-Marina, Mikel Basterretxea, Thomas Schettgen, Damaskini Valvi, Jesus Vioque, Jordi Sunyer, Martine Vrijheid
BACKGROUND: Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may affect body mass index (BMI) and other components of cardiometabolic (CM) risk during childhood, but evidence is scarce and inconsistent. OBJECTIVES: We estimated associations between prenatal PFAS exposures and outcomes relevant to cardiometabolic risk, including a composite CM-risk score. METHODS: We measured perfluorohexanesulfonic acid (PFHxS), perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) in maternal plasma (first trimester)...
September 20, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934706/untreated-hypertension-as-predictor-of-in-hospital-mortality-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage-a-multi-center-study
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Mario Hevesi, Eric M Bershad, Mostafa Jafari, Stephan A Mayer, Magdy Selim, Jose I Suarez, Afshin A Divani
PURPOSE: Hypertension is a significant risk factor for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The importance of managing blood pressure to reduce the risk of ICH has been recognized. However, few studies have focused on ICH outcomes due to untreated hypertension. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a 5-year, retrospective, multicenter study of 490 consecutive ICH patients with histories of untreated-hypertension (n=56), treated-hypertension (n=314), and normotension (n=120)...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934662/a-pc-pu-nanoparticle-pu-decellularized-scaffold-composite-vascular-patch-synergistically-optimized-overall-performance-promotes-endothelialization
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Jun Zhang, Cheng Liu, Fuling Feng, Dawei Wang, Shuaishuai Lu, Guo Wei, Hong Mo, Tong Qiao
Composite vascular patches have gained increasingly attention due to the limited availability of autologous patches (vascular graft materials made from the blood vessels of the same recipient), the lack of growth capability of nonautologous patches (vascular graft materials made from the blood vessels of a different donor) and the disadvantages of synthetic patches. In this study, we report a highly biocompatible phosphatidylcholine-polyurethane nanoparticle/polyurethane/decellularized scaffold composite vascular patch (PCVP)...
September 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934557/a-safety-evaluation-of-empagliflozin-plus-linagliptin-for-treating-type-2-diabetes
#6
Baptist Gallwitz
Dipeptidyl-peptidase-IV inhibitors (DPP-4i) and sodium-glucose-transporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT-2i) are oral antidiabetic drugs that improve glycemic parameters and possess a very low intrinsic hypoglycemia risk and favorable cardiovascular data. Areas covered: An overview on the clinical studies investigating the combination therapy with the DPP-4i linagliptin and the SGLT-2i empagliflozin is given. The clinical evidence for the efficacy and safety of free combinations as well as for their fixed dose combinations is presented...
September 21, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934524/associations-of-sleep-duration-and-disturbances-with-hypertension-in-metropolitan-cities-of-delhi-chennai-and-karachi-in-south-asia-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-carrs-study
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Roopa Shivashankar, Dimple Kondal, Mohammed K Ali, Ruby Gupta, Rajendra Pradeepa, Viswanathan Mohan, Muhammad Masood Kadir, K M Venkat Narayan, Nikhil Tandon, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Anne Peasey
Objectives: Sleep duration and disturbances may be risk factors for hypertension. Despite the high burden of hypertension in South Asia, little is known about this relationship in this region. Methods: We analyzed population-level cross-sectional data from the Centre for Cardiometabolic Risk Reduction in South Asia (CARRS) study that recruited representative samples of adults ≥ 20 years from three cities-Delhi, Chennai (India), and Karachi (Pakistan) during 2010-2011...
September 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934333/supermarket-purchase-contributes-to-nutrition-related-non-communicable-diseases-in-urban-kenya
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Kathrin M Demmler, Stephan Klasen, Jonathan M Nzuma, Matin Qaim
BACKGROUND: While undernutrition and related infectious diseases are still pervasive in many developing countries, the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCD), typically associated with high body mass index (BMI), is rapidly rising. The fast spread of supermarkets and related shifts in diets were identified as possible factors contributing to overweight and obesity in developing countries. Potential effects of supermarkets on people's health have not been analyzed up till now. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the effects of purchasing food in supermarkets on people's BMI, as well as on health indicators such as fasting blood glucose (FBG), blood pressure (BP), and the metabolic syndrome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934190/people-with-the-major-alleles-of-atp2b1-rs17249754-increases-the-risk-of-hypertension-in-high-ratio-of-sodium-and-potassium-and-low-calcium-intakes
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J W Daily, B C Kim, M Liu, S Park
It is important to understand what genetic risk factors lead to hypertension and how genotype-specific dietary and lifestyle modification can mitigate the risk of developing hypertension. The ATP2B1 rs17249754 gene, which encodes a calcium pump expressed in vascular smooth muscle was identified as having variants that conferred higher or lower risk of hypertension-with the major allele carriers being increased at risk. However, the effects of dietary intakes on risk of hypertension among carriers of the different alleles have not been fully elucidated...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933957/the-upright-body-position-increases-translaminar-pressure-gradient-in-normotensive-and-hypertensive-rats
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Janusz Skrzypecki, Marcin Ufnal
AIM: Several lines of evidence suggest that the pathogenesis of glaucoma may depend on an increased translaminar pressure gradient (TPG), the difference between intraocular and intracranial pressure (ICP), rather than on intraocular pressure (IOP) itself. It has also been suggested that high blood pressure might correlate with the incidence of glaucoma; however, the data are contradictory. Here, we studied the effect of arterial blood pressure and changes in body position on TPG in rats...
September 21, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933792/a-common-haplotype-containing-functional-cacna1h-variants-is-frequently-coinherited-with-increased-tpsab1-copy-number
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Jonathan J Lyons, Stephanie C Stotz, Jack Chovanec, Yihui Liu, Katie L Lewis, Celeste Nelson, Thomas DiMaggio, Nina Jones, Kelly D Stone, Heejong Sung, Leslie G Biesecker, Michael A Colicos, Joshua D Milner
PurposeCaV3.2 signaling contributes to nociception, pruritus, gastrointestinal motility, anxiety, and blood pressure homeostasis. This calcium channel, encoded by CACNA1H, overlaps the human tryptase locus, wherein increased TPSAB1 copy number causes hereditary α-tryptasemia. Germ-line CACNA1H variants may contribute to the variable expressivity observed with this genetic trait.MethodsTryptase-encoding sequences at TPSAB1 and TPSB2, and TPSG1 and CACNA1H variants were genotyped in 46 families with hereditary α-tryptasemia syndrome...
September 21, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933781/relationship-between-subtle-urinary-albumin-excretion-and-risk-of-incident-hypertension-modification-by-glomerular-filtration-rate
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Masanori Munakata, Tomomi Hattori, Satoshi Konno
It has been reported that an increase in urinary albumin excretion (UAE) within the normal range could be a risk factor for incident hypertension. However, it remains unclear how the subtle increases in UAE and renal function interact in the development of hypertension. We examined the modification of UAE as a risk factor for incident hypertension by glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in the Japanese population. We prospectively followed 1281 normotensive individuals from Watari town (34.3% men; mean age, 58...
September 21, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933600/a-novel-acetyltransferase-p300-inhibitor-ameliorates-hypertension-associated-cardio-renal-fibrosis
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Rahul Rai, Suresh K Verma, David Kim, Veronica Ramirez, Elizabeth Lux, Chengjin Li, Susmita Sahoo, Lisa D Wilsbacher, Douglas E Vaughan, Susan E Quaggin, Asish K Ghosh
Hypertension-associated end-organ damage commonly leads to cardiac and renal fibrosis. As no effective anti-fibrotic therapy currently exists, the unchecked progression of fibrogenesis manifests as cardio-renal failure and early death. We have previously shown that FATp300-p300 with intrinsic factor acetyltransferase activity-is an essential epigenetic regulator of fibrogenesis, and is elevated in several fibrotic tissues. In this report, we investigate the therapeutic efficacy of a novel FATp300 inhibitor, L002, in a murine model of hypertensive cardio-renal fibrosis...
September 21, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933578/effects-of-resveratrol-supplementation-on-risk-factors-of-non-communicable-diseases-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Xiao-Fei Guo, Jiao-Mei Li, Jun Tang, Duo Li
The results of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigating resveratrol supplementation on risk factors of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have been inconsistent. The present meta-analysis aimed to quantitatively evaluate the effects of resveratrol intervention on risk factors of NCDs. PubMed and Scopus databases were searched up to June 2017. Weighted mean differences were calculated for net changes in risk factors of NCDs by using a random-effects model. Pre-specified subgroup and univariate meta-regression analyses were carried out to explore the sources of heterogeneity...
September 21, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933419/the-cardiovascular-effects-of-cocoa-polyphenols-an-overview
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REVIEW
Ana Clara Aprotosoaie, Anca Miron, Adriana Trifan, Vlad Simon Luca, Irina-Iuliana Costache
Cocoa is a rich source of high-quality antioxidant polyphenols. They comprise mainly catechins (29%-38% of total polyphenols), anthocyanins (4% of total polyphenols) and proanthocyanidins (58%-65% of total polyphenols). A growing body of experimental and epidemiological evidence highlights that the intake of cocoa polyphenols may reduce the risk of cardiovascular events. Beyond antioxidant properties, cocoa polyphenols exert blood pressure lowering activity, antiplatelet, anti-inflammatory, metabolic and anti-atherosclerotic effects, and also improve endothelial function...
December 17, 2016: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933274/an-overview-on-cardiovascular-protective-effects-of-catechins
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Samarghandian Saeed, Tahere Farkhondeh, Shaterzadeh-Yazdi Hanieh
The impact of diet strategies to manage cardiovascular disease has been focused in recent years. The food ingredients, such as flavonoids, are known as cardioprotective agents; however, there is not fully understood how these compounds are effective against cardiovascular problems. Catechins are polyphenolic compounds exhibited several biological activities in the human body, potentially in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. The present study indicates that catechins may be effective against cardiovascular problems through modulating blood lipid metabolism, protecting vascular endothelial, and decreasing blood pressure...
September 20, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932993/oxygen-therapy-with-high-flow-nasal-cannula-as-an-effective-treatment-for-perioperative-pneumocephalus-case-illustrations-and-pathophysiological-review
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Jason L Siegel, Karen Hampton, Alejandro A Rabinstein, Diane McLaughlin, Jose L Diaz-Gomez
Pneumocephalus (PNC) is a condition in which when air is trapped inside the intracranial vault. The causes are varied, but include trauma and intracranial surgery. Treatment of PNC typically consists of augmenting patient oxygenation with the attempt of washing out pulmonary nitrogen, creating a gradient in which nitrogen in the intracranial air bubble diffuses out of the lungs via the blood. Though several high flow methods have been tested, the ideal mode of oxygenation has not fully been investigated. Here we present 3 cases of post-operative PNC who we felt were symptomatic from PNC...
September 20, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932907/effects-of-self-paced-interval-and-continuous-training-on-health-markers-in-women
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Luke J Connolly, Stephen J Bailey, Peter Krustrup, Jonathan Fulford, Chris Smietanka, Andrew M Jones
PURPOSE: To compare the effects of self-paced high-intensity interval and continuous cycle training on health markers in premenopausal women. METHODS: Forty-five inactive females were randomised to a high-intensity interval training (HIIT; n = 15), continuous training (CT; n = 15) or an inactive control (CON; n = 15) group. HIIT performed 5 × 5 min sets comprising repetitions of 30-s low-, 20-s moderate- and 10-s high-intensity cycling with 2 min rest between sets...
September 20, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932747/the-risk-factors-of-high-blood-pressure-among-young-adults-in-the-tujia-nationality-settlement-of-china
#19
Xiaoli Liu, Zheng Xiang, Xiangrong Shi, Hannah Schenck, Xinfeng Yi, Rong Ni, Chaoneng Liu
Demographics questionnaires, and fitness tests were utilized to identify the risk factors of hypertension among younger adults in the years 2005, 2010, and 2014 in China's southwest province of Hubei. The results demonstrated that the prevalence of hypertension was higher between 2011 and 2014 among the young people in this area. The main risk factors of developing hypertension were found to be sex (as man), individuals over 40 years old, blue collar employees who worked in rural areas, overweight/obesity, and those with the low CRF...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932734/spontaneous-ruptured-pheochromocytoma-an-unusual-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Ye Seob Jee
Ruptured pheochromocytoma is a rare disease. Its mortality rate is up to 31%-50%. Proper management of ruptured pheochromocytoma remains unclear. A 44-year-old male patient visited our Emergency Department and presented with abrupt onset of left flank pain. His blood pressure was 190/140 mmHg with purse rate of 130 beats/min. CT scan showed 8.1 × 5.6-cm-sized heterogeneously mass with rupture on the left retroperitoneal space and active bleeding. His symptom of abdominal pain was aggravated. Follow-up laboratory analysis revealed elevated WBC count and decreased hemoglobin 2 hours after admission...
September 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
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