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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762755/obstructive-sleep-apnea-during-rem-sleep-is-associated-with-early-signs-of-atherosclerosis-in-women
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Mirjam Ljunggren, Eva Lindberg, Karl A Franklin, Patrik Öhagen, Marita Larsson, Jenny Theorell-Haglöw, Tord Naessén
Study Objectives: While obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with overall cardiovascular disease and mortality, the association with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is less clear, especially in women. Recently, it has been suggested that OSA during REM sleep, associated with long apneas and deep desaturations, could have severe cardio-metabolic consequences. The aim of this study was to investigate whether OSA during REM sleep is associated with early signs of atherosclerosis in a population-based sample of women...
May 14, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760679/hematocrit-values-predict-carotid-intimal-media-thickness-in-obese-patients-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-cross-sectional-study
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Giovanni Tarantino, Luigi Barrea, Domenico Capone, Vincenzo Citro, Teresa Mosca, Silvia Savastano
Background: Literature data suggest with some criticism that full-fledged cardiovascular (CV) events (acute or chronic) are likely predicted by blood components, which are reported to be associated with the presence/severity of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This study was aimed at determining which marker(s) derived from blood count, such as white blood cells, neutrophils, neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio, platelet count, hemoglobin, mean corpuscular volume, hematocrit values were associated with ear or subclinical atherosclerosis, in obese patients of various classes suffering from NAFLD...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753425/-the-contribution-of-systematic-implementation-of-cardiovascular-explorations-for-the-detection-of-cardiac-sources-of-embolism-in-patients-with-stroke-about-230-patients
#3
A Hadi, L Bendriss, A Khatouri
OBJECTIVES: Ischemic stroke are estimated at 80% of all strokes. Embolism of cardiac origin accounts for around 20% of them. The aim of our study is to report the contribution of cardiovascular investigations performed as a routine during the evaluation of patients with ischemic stroke. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of ischemic stroke cases collated in Cardiology department of the military hospital of Marrakech between January 2010 and December 2014...
May 9, 2018: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565984/severity-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-is-associated-with-subclinical-cerebro-cardiovascular-atherosclerosis-risk-in-korean-men
#4
Jung Eun Lee, Yong Jae Lee, Soo Yoon Chung, Hee Woo Cho, Byoung Jin Park, Dong Hyuk Jung
BACKGROUND: No studies have reported the relationship between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and concurrent cerebral artery and coronary artery atherosclerosis simultaneously. We aimed at determining whether NAFLD, as assessed by ultrasound, is associated with subclinical cerebro-cardio vascular atherosclerosis (CCVA) by multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT), and high resolution-magnetic resonance angiography (HR-MRA). This cross-sectional study included men in the general Korean population aged 20-70 years...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550319/myocardial-stiffness-evaluation-using-noninvasive-shear-wave-imaging-in-healthy-and-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathic-adults
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Olivier Villemain, Mafalda Correia, Elie Mousseaux, Jérome Baranger, Samuel Zarka, Ilya Podetti, Gilles Soulat, Thibaud Damy, Albert Hagège, Mickael Tanter, Mathieu Pernot, Emmanuel Messas
OBJECTIVES: The goal of our study was to investigate the potential of myocardial shear wave imaging (SWI) to quantify the diastolic myocardial stiffness (MS) (kPa) noninvasively in adult healthy volunteers (HVs) and its physiological variation with age, and in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) populations with heart failure and preserved ejection function (HFpEF). BACKGROUND: MS is an important prognostic and diagnostic parameter of the diastolic function. MS is affected by physiological changes but also by pathological alterations of extracellular and cellular tissues...
March 9, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425212/insulin-resistance-in-lean-and-overweight-non-diabetic-caucasian-adults-study-of-its-relationship-with-liver-triglyceride-content-waist-circumference-and-bmi
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Jorge Gonzalez-Cantero, Jose Luis Martin-Rodriguez, Alvaro Gonzalez-Cantero, Juan Pedro Arrebola, Jorge Luis Gonzalez-Calvin
AIMS: Insulin resistance is the pathophysiological precursor of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM-2), and its relationship with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been widely studied in patients with obesity or metabolic syndrome using not only ultrasound but also liver biopsies or proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (H1-MRS) to assess liver fat content. In contrast, there are no studies on insulin resistance and NAFLD in lean or overweight Caucasian individuals using H1-MRS or liver biopsies for the quantification of hepatic triglyceride content...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198993/cardiovascular-benefits-of-combined-interval-training-and-post-exercise-nutrition-in-type-2-diabetes
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Monique E Francois, Kevin J Pistawka, Frank A Halperin, Jonathan P Little
AIM: The purpose of this study was to examine whether the combination of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and post-exercise protein supplementation would improve cardiovascular outcomes in individuals with T2D. METHODS: In a double-blind controlled trial, fifty-three adults with T2D (free of CVD and not on exogenous insulin) were randomized to 12weeks of cardio and resistance-based HIIT (4-10×1min at 90% maximal heart rate) with post-exercise milk, milk-protein, or placebo supplementation, thrice weekly...
February 2018: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131062/cardio-renal-determinants-of-erectile-dysfunction-in-primary-prevention-a-cross-sectional-study
#8
Vilma Dzenkeviciute, Zaneta Petrulioniene, Egidija Rinkuniene, Virginijus Sapoka, Marija Petrylaite, Jolita Badariene
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between severity of erectile dysfunction, cardiovascular risk and target organ (heart, renal, vascular) damage in men free of cardiovascular diseases (CV). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study included 182 men: 100 with erectile dysfunction (ED) (IIEF mean score ≤ 21) and 82 without ED (IIEF mean score > 21). The ED was assessed using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5). Ultrasound was used to evaluate carotid plaques and left ventricular mass, geometry and diastolic function...
November 5, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040951/perfluoroalkyl-substances-bone-density-and-cardio-metabolic-risk-factors-in-obese-8-12-year-old-children-a-pilot-study
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Naila Khalil, James R Ebert, Masato Honda, Miryoung Lee, Ramzi W Nahhas, Antti Koskela, Thomas Hangartner, Kurunthachalam Kannan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), have been associated with adverse bone, and metabolic changes in adults. However association of PFASs with bone health in children is understudied. Considering their role as endocrine disruptors, we examined relationships of four PFASs with bone health in children. METHODS: In a cross sectional pilot study, 48 obese children aged 8-12 years were enrolled from Dayton's Children Hospital, Ohio...
January 2018: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040868/identification-of-a-novel-proinsulin-associated-snp-and-demonstration-that-proinsulin-is-unlikely-to-be-a-causal-factor-in-subclinical-vascular-remodelling-using-mendelian-randomisation
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Rona J Strawbridge, Angela Silveira, Marcel den Hoed, Stefan Gustafsson, Jian'an Luan, Denis Rybin, Josée Dupuis, Ruifang Li-Gao, Maryam Kavousi, Abbas Dehghan, Kadri Haljas, Jari Lahti, Jesper R Gådin, Alexandra Bäcklund, Ulf de Faire, Karl Gertow, Phillipe Giral, Anuj Goel, Steve E Humphries, Sudhir Kurl, Claudia Langenberg, Lars L Lannfelt, Lars Lind, Cecilia C M Lindgren, Elmo Mannarino, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Andrew P Morris, Renée de Mutsert, Rainer Rauramaa, Peter Saliba-Gustafsson, Bengt Sennblad, Andries J Smit, Ann-Christine Syvänen, Elena Tremoli, Fabrizio Veglia, Björn Zethelius, Hanna M Björck, Johan G Eriksson, Albert Hofman, Oscar H Franco, Hugh Watkins, J Wouter Jukema, Jose C Florez, Nicholas J Wareham, James B Meigs, Erik Ingelsson, Damiano Baldassarre, Anders Hamsten
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Increased proinsulin relative to insulin levels have been associated with subclinical atherosclerosis (measured by carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT)) and are predictive of future cardiovascular disease (CVD), independently of established risk factors. The mechanisms linking proinsulin to atherosclerosis and CVD are unclear. A genome-wide meta-analysis has identified nine loci associated with circulating proinsulin levels. Using proinsulin-associated SNPs, we set out to use a Mendelian randomisation approach to test the hypothesis that proinsulin plays a causal role in subclinical vascular remodelling...
November 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017680/carotid-intima-media-thickness-percentiles-for-pakistani-population
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Waseem Mirza, Mubashir Aslam Arain, Arif Ali, Vaqar Bari, Mirza Kazim Ali, Kainat Fatima
Carotid artery intima media thickness estimation is a well-established way of cardio vascular disease evaluation. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to develop normal carotid intima media thickness percentile values for a Pakistani cohort. Data was collected at the Departments of Radiology and Family Medicine, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, from April 2014 to August 2015. High frequency ultrasound of carotid was done in 257 patients [97 male (38%), 160 female (62%)] without any known carotid artery disease...
September 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969987/comparison-of-lipoprotein-derived-indices-for-evaluating-cardio-metabolic-risk-factors-and-subclinical-organ-damage-in-middle-aged-chinese-adults
#12
Xia Cao, Dongliang Wang, Jiansong Zhou, Zhiheng Chen
BACKGROUND: High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and related lipoprotein ratios were used to assess lipid atherogenesis or insulin resistance. However, which of these indices is superior remains controversial and could differ across ethnic groups. We evaluated the efficacy of HDL-C, and related lipoprotein ratios in identifying cardio-metabolic risk factors (CMRs) or preclinical organ damage among a health check-ups population in China. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 17,596 Chinese adults aged 40-64years, who participated in annual health checkups in China...
September 29, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945809/association-of-body-shape-index-absi-with-cardio-metabolic-risk-factors-a-cross-sectional-study-of-6081-caucasian-adults
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Simona Bertoli, Alessandro Leone, Nir Y Krakauer, Giorgio Bedogni, Angelo Vanzulli, Valentino Ippocrates Redaelli, Ramona De Amicis, Laila Vignati, Jesse C Krakauer, Alberto Battezzati
A Body Shape Index (ABSI) was specifically developed as a transformation of waist circumference (WC), statistically independent of BMI to better evaluate the relative contribution of WC to central obesity and clinical outcomes. Previous studies have found ABSI is associated with total mortality and cardiovascular events. However, no study has specifically evaluated the joint contribution of ABSI and BMI to cardio-metabolic outcomes (high triglycerides, low HDL, high fasting glucose and high blood pressure)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699175/long-term-health-outcomes-of-adults-with-mccune-albright-syndrome
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Sze Choong Wong, Margaret Zacharin
CONTEXT: McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) is associated with numerous health problems. Comprehensive long-term health problems of adults with MAS are less well defined in the literature. OBJECTIVE: Our objective is to report comprehensive health outcomes of adults with MAS (>18 years). DESIGN: Retrospective case note review of 16 adults with MAS managed by one clinician. Results expressed as median (range). RESULTS: The study included 16 adults (seven males) with MAS...
November 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573489/ultrasonic-evaluation-of-renal-cortex-arterial-area-enables-differentiation-between-hypertensive-and-glomerulonephritis-related-chronic-kidney-disease
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Arkadiusz Lubas, Grzegorz Kade, Robert Ryczek, Piotr Banasiak, Przemysław Dyrla, Katarzyna Szamotulska, Daniel Schneditz, Stanisław Niemczyk
PURPOSE: Identifying the primary etiology of cardio-renal syndrome in a timely manner remains an ongoing challenge in nephrology. We hypothesized that hypertensive kidney damage can be distinguished from chronic glomerulonephritis at an early stage of chronic kidney disease (CKD) using ultrasound (US) Doppler sonography. METHODS: Fifty-six males (age 54 ± 15, BMI 28.3 ± 3.5 kg/m2 ) with hypertension and stable CKD at stages 2-4 [38 with essential hypertension (HT-CKD); 18 with glomerulonephritis (GN-CKD)] were studied...
September 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545441/association-between-antibodies-to-carbamylated-proteins-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Francesca Romana Spinelli, Arbi Pecani, Francesco Ciciarello, Tania Colasanti, Manuela Di Franco, Francesca Miranda, Fabrizio Conti, Guido Valesini, Cristiano Alessandri
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients carry a high risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The excess of cardiovascular disease cannot be entirely explained by traditional risk factors and the immune system contributes to the development of atherosclerosis. Moreover, post-translational modifications such as citrullination and carbamylation have been linked to inflammation and atherosclerosis. Anti-carbamylated proteins antibodies (anti-CarP) are a new subset of autoantibodies identified in RA patients...
May 25, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426788/association-between-hemoglobin-glycation-index-with-insulin-resistance-and-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-non-diabetic-individuals
#17
Maria Adelaide Marini, Teresa Vanessa Fiorentino, Elena Succurro, Elisabetta Pedace, Francesco Andreozzi, Angela Sciacqua, Francesco Perticone, Giorgio Sesti
Hemoglobin glycation index (HGI), defined as the difference between the observed HbA1c value and the value of HbA1c predicted from plasma glucose levels, represents a measure of the degree of non-enzymatic glycation of hemoglobin and it has been found to be positively associated with micro- and macro-vascular complications in subjects with type 2 diabetes. To investigate the pathophysiological abnormalities responsible for the increased cardiovascular risk of patients with higher HGI, we evaluated the association of HGI with cardio-metabolic characteristics in nondiabetic offspring of type 2 diabetic individuals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376818/smokers-making-a-quit-attempt-using-e-cigarettes-with-or-without-nicotine-or-prescription-nicotine-replacement-therapy-impact-on-cardiovascular-function-isme-nrt-a-study-protocol
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Markos Klonizakis, Helen Crank, Anil Gumber, Leonie S Brose
BACKGROUND: The estimated number of cigarette smokers in the world is 1.3 billion, expected to rise to 1.7 billion by 2025, with 10 million smokers living in the U.K. Smoking is the leading, preventable death-cause worldwide, being responsible for almost 650,000 deaths in the E.U. annually. A combination of pharmacological interventions, including nicotine replacement therapy, bupropion and varenicline, and behavioural support is the most effective approach to smoking cessation. However, even the best methods have high relapse rates of approximately 75% within 6 months...
April 4, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306695/lung-ultrasonography-a-practical-guide-for-cardiologists
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REVIEW
Francesco Bianco, Valentina Bucciarelli, Fabrizio Ricci, Raffaele De Caterina, Sabina Gallina
: Lung ultrasonography is a well established, user-friendly and easy-to-use technique that can be used in the evaluation of several pathological conditions affecting the lung. Adding lung ultrasonography to traditional echocardiography provides an integrated cardiopulmonary ultrasound analysis. The simultaneous collection of information about the heart and the lungs can help physicians to investigate acute and chronic cardio-pulmonary conditions within a noninvasive, single-probe and all-in-one examination, not exposing the patient to the danger of ionizing radiation...
July 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165555/nutritional-status-and-intrarenal-arterial-stiffness-in-cardiorenal-syndrome-a-pilot-study
#20
A Gigante, F Di Mario, B Barbano, E Rosato, G Di Lazzaro Giraldi, R Pofi, M L Gasperini, D Amoroso, R Cianci, A Laviano
OBJECTIVE: Cardio-Renal Syndrome (CRS) is a condition, which is more frequently observed in clinical practice. The aim of this study is to explore nutritional status and intrarenal arterial stiffness in patients affected by CRS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 14 consecutive CRS patients, screened for anthropometry, biochemistry, nutritional and metabolic status underwent renal Doppler ultrasound and whole-body bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS). RESULTS: We found a positive correlation between phase angle (PA) and CKD-EPI and MDRD (p=0...
January 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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