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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098956/the-effect-of-reference-group-classification-and-change-in-alcohol-consumption-on-the-association-between-alcohol-consumption-and-cardiovascular-disease
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Ji-Eun Park, Yeonhee Ryu, Sung-Il Cho
BACKGROUND: Many studies suggest that mild alcohol consumption can help avert cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study investigated the association between alcohol consumption and CVD incidence, and assessed whether this differed by reference group classification. As alcohol consumption amounts may change over time, the results of simple and time-dependent analyses were compared. METHODS: Data were from a community-based cohort study on 40- to 69-year-old Koreans recruited in 2001 to 2002...
January 18, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098780/adding-salt-to-meals-as-a-risk-factor-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-case-control-study
#2
Lina Radzeviciene, Rytas Ostrauskas
OBJECTIVE: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is thought to arise from the complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors. It is important to identify modifiable risk factors that may help to reduce the risk of diabetes. Data on salt intake and the risk of type 2 diabetes are limited. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between adding salt to prepared meals and the risk of type 2 diabetes. METHODS: In a case-control study, we included 234 cases, all of whom were patients aged 35-86 years with a newly confirmed diagnosis of T2DM, and 468 controls that were free of the disease...
January 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098515/a-randomized-open-label-trial-to-assess-the-effect-of-plant-sterols-associated-with-ezetimibe-in-low-density-lipoprotein-levels-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-on-statin-therapy
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Gisane Biacchi Gomes, Ana Denise Zazula, Leonardo Seidi Shigueoka, Rosangela Alquieri Fedato, Ana Beatriz Brenner Affonso da Costa, Luiz Cesar Guarita-Souza, Cristina Pellegrino Baena, Marcia Olandoski, José Rocha Faria-Neto
Consumption of food products enriched with plant sterols and the use of ezetimibe reduce cholesterol absorption in the intestine and effectively reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) plasma levels. We evaluated the therapeutic effect of the ezetimibe+plant sterol association in patients with coronary artery disease still not reaching recommended lipid levels despite the use of statins. We performed a prospective open-label study with 41 patients with stable coronary disease and LDL >70 mg/dL. Patients were randomized into four groups for a 6-week treatment: the control (CT) group remained on the same statin therapy, the ezetimibe (EZ) group received 10 mg/day of ezetimibe, the plant sterol (PS) group received spread enriched with 2 g of plant sterols, and the ezetimibe+PS (EZ+PS) group received 10 mg/day EZ +2 g PS...
January 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098488/pulse-wave-velocity-and-myocardial-performance-index-in-premature-ovarian-insufficiency
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Muhammed Necati Murat Aksoy, Nermin Akdemir, Harun Kilic, Sabiye Yilmaz, Ramazan Akdemir, Huseyin Gunduz
OBJECTIVE: Epidemiological studies suggest that women with loss of ovarian function at early ages may be especially burdened by cardiovascular disease (CVD). In this study, we aimed to evaluate pulse wave velocity and myocardial performance index in patients with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI). DESIGN: We enrolled 51 female patients (mean age 38.9 ± 6.7 years) with POI and 49 healthy subjects (mean age 36.8 ± 5.2 years). All participants underwent a detailed echocardiographic examination and pulse wave velocity (PWV) measurement which is basically the velocity of pulse wave travelling from carotid to femoral artery...
January 18, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098150/a-survey-of-sub-saharan-gene-flow-into-the-mediterranean-at-risk-loci-for-coronary-artery-disease
#5
Miguel M Álvarez-Álvarez, Daniela Zanetti, Robert Carreras-Torres, Pedro Moral, Georgios Athanasiadis
This study tries to find detectable signals of gene flow of Sub-Saharan origin into the Mediterranean in four genomic regions previously associated with coronary artery disease. A total of 366 single-nucleotide polymorphisms were genotyped in 772 individuals from 10 Mediterranean countries. Population structure analyses were performed, in which a noticeable Sub-Saharan component was found in the studied samples. The overall percentage of this Sub-Saharan component presents differences between the two Mediterranean coasts...
January 18, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098122/a-case-of-abdominal-aortic-thrombosis-associated-with-the-nephrotic-syndrome
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Jannet Labidi, Yosra Selmi, Yosra Ben Ariba, Zied Elloumi, Saleh Othmani
Thromboembolic disease is an important and frequent complication in patients with the nephrotic syndrome (NS), and the consequences are often severe. Usually, the venous system is affected. Arterial thrombosis has rarely been reported and occurs mainly in children. We report the case of a 27-year-old man with a history of NS due to focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis resistant to steroids and cyclosporine, admitted for bilateral pain in the calves. Aortogram revealed a suspended thrombus in the abdominal aorta just below the origin of the renal arteries with embolism into the left tibioperoneal trunk and the right anterior tibial artery...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098108/the-relationship-between-mean-platelet-volume-and-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-with-inflammation-and-proteinuria-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#7
Gulay Yilmaz, Can Sevinc, Sedat Ustundag, Yasemin Coskun Yavuz, Tuba Hacıbekiroglu, Esra Hatipoglu, Mehmet Baysal
Atherosclerosis, which develops as a result of inflammation, is the most important cause of morbidity and mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD). In this study, we investigated the relationship of mean platelet volume (MPV) and neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) with inflammation and proteinuria in patients with CKD Stage 3-4. Healthy individuals who applied to nephrology clinic for checkup purposes acted as controls. Fifty-three patients and 30 healthy controls were included in the study. Patients with diabetes mellitus, active infection, malignancy, and coronary artery disease were excluded from the study...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098104/evaluation-of-arterial-stiffness-in-nondiabetic-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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Bodanapu Mastanvalli, Kolla Praveen Kumar, Desai Madhav, P L Venkata Pakki Reddy, Shaik Mahaboob Vali
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing problem worldwide. Clinical and epidemiologic studies have shown that structural and functional changes that occur in major arteries are a major contributing factor to the high mortality in uremic patients. Recent studies have shown a stepwise increase of the carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) from CKD Stage 1 to Stage 5. We evaluated the cfPWV and augmentation index (AIx), as indirect markers of arterial stiffness in patients with nondiabetic CKD and compared the values with normal population; we also evaluated the relationship between various stages of CKD and arterial stiffness markers...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098103/relation-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-and-cardiovascular-calcification-in-end-stage-kidney-disease-patients-on-regular-hemodialysis
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Tarek Zakaria El Baz, Osama Ahmed Khamis, Osama Ashry Ahmed Gheith, Salama Saad Abd Ellateif, Abdallah Mahmoud Abdallah, Hussein Chahine Abd El Aal
More than half of deaths in end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients are due to cardiovascular disease. Elevated fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) was found to be associated with mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients and correlates with peripheral calcification. Aortic calcification is associated with coronary artery calcification. Both aortic and peripheral vascular calcifications were associated with mortality in chronic kidney disease. We aimed to investigate the relation between intact FGF-23 and cardiovascular calcification in patients with ESKD who were maintained on regular HD...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098099/the-evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-serum-levels-of-interleukin-6-and-interleukin-10-and-metabolic-acidosis-in-hemodialysis-patients
#10
Narges Sadat Zahed, Saghar Chehrazi
Chronic kidney disease is defined as progressive kidney dysfunction. The levels of various cytokines increase in hemodialysis (HD) patients. High levels of interleukins (ILs) and presence of metabolic acidosis are described as independent risk factors for morbidity and mortality in these patients. This study was designed to evaluate the relationship between IL-6 and IL-10 and serum bicarbonate and metabolic acidosis in HD patients. In this analytical crosssectional study, patients referred to the HD units of Loghman Hakim and Shahid Ashrafi Esfahani Hospitals were randomly selected...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097894/high-serum-ykl-40-level-positively-correlates-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Yan Jin, Jia-Ning Cao, Chun-Xia Wang, Qiu-Ting Feng, Xin-He Ye, Xin Xu, Cheng-Jian Yang
AIM: We investigated the predictive value of chitinase-like protein YKL-40 in coronary artery disease (CAD). PATIENTS: Serum YKL-40 levels in 116 CAD patients and 82 healthy controls were analyzed. Severity of CAD was evaluated using Gensini scores. Spearman's correlation was used to evaluate the correlation between Gensini scores and YKL-40 levels. The predictive value of YKL-40 was determined by receivers operating characteristic curve analysis. RESULTS: Serum YKL-40 levels were significantly elevated in CAD group as compared with control group...
January 18, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097840/assessment-of-lipid-profile-and-some-risk-factors-of-atherosclerosis-in-children-whose-parents-had-early-onset-coronary-artery-disease
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Helen Bornaun, Naci Öner, Kemal Nişli, Kazım Öztarhan, Taner Yavuz, Ümit Türkoğlu, Aygün Dindar, Rukiye Eker Ömeroglu
BACKGROUND/AIM: The objective of our study was to analyze the lipid profile and some risk factors of atherosclerosis such as oxidized-low density lipoprotein (ox-LDL), small dense LDL (sd LDL) in the offspring of patients with premature coronary heart disease (CHD). POPULATION AND METHODS: Children whose parents had early onset CHD were matched with age and sex pairs. Study and controls were analyzed for lipid levels, apolipoproteins (Apo- A,B,E), ox-LDL, sd LDL and lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)]...
February 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097746/a-high-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-is-associated-with-refractory-kawasaki-disease
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Hong-Je Cho, So Young Bak, Su Yeong Kim, Rita Yoo, Hae-Sung Baek, Seung Yang, Il-Tae Hwang, Ji-Eun Ban
BACKGROUND: The clinical significance of the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has not yet been fully elucidated in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD). The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between NLR and the response to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy affecting coronary abnormalities in KD METHODS: A total of 196 patients of KD who were treated with IVIG therapy were analyzed. We evaluated the baseline NLR immediately before IVIG therapy and classified the study patients into 2 groups according to the value of the NLR...
January 18, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097533/long-term-use-of-ticagrelor-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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REVIEW
Sara Ariotti, Giuseppe Gargiulo, Marco Valgimigli
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to summarize and discuss safety and effectiveness of the long-term use of ticagrelor in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). RECENT FINDINGS: Ticagrelor is an orally administered, direct, and reversible inhibitor of the P2Y12-platelet receptor. Long-term use of ticagrelor in patients with previous myocardial infarction (MI) has been investigated in the PEGASUS-TIMI-54 trial. Overall, 21,162 patients with a spontaneous MI 1 to 3 years before randomization were randomly assigned to ticagrelor 90 mg bid, ticagrelor 60 mg bid, or placebo...
January 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097517/in-utero-exposure-of-hyperlipidemic-mice-to-diesel-exhaust-lack-of-effects-on-atherosclerosis-in-adult-offspring-fed-a-regular-chow-diet
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Jenna Harrigan, Divya Ravi, Jerry Ricks, Michael E Rosenfeld
Uterine stress is associated with an increased risk of later life metabolic diseases. In this study, we investigated the effect of diesel exhaust (DE) exposure in utero on adult susceptibility to atherosclerosis in genetically hyperlipidemic mice. Pregnant apolipoprotein E-deficient mice received either DE exposure (~250-300 μg/m(3) PM2.5 for 6 h/day, 5 days/week) or filtered air (FA) throughout gestation. Treatment effects on litter size and gender distribution were recorded. Plasma cholesterol and triglycerides were measured at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age...
January 17, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097429/early-and-noninvasive-evaluation-using-superficial-temporal-artery-duplex-ultrasonography-after-indirect-bypass-for-adult-ischemic-moyamoya-disease
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Sayaka Ogawa, Hiroshi Abe, Toshiro Katsuta, Kenji Fukuda, Toshiyasu Ogata, Koichi Miki, Tooru Inoue
BACKGROUND: The validity of indirect bypass for adult patients with moyamoya disease is still debatable. Some patients are poor responders to indirect bypass, and additive intervention is occasionally required in these cases. Therefore, it is necessary to evaluate the development of collateral circulation as early as possible postoperatively. METHODS: Fifteen adult patients (>17 years old) with moyamoya disease (22 affected sides) who underwent encephalo-duro-arterio-synangiosis (EDAS) at Fukuoka University Hospital from April 2008 to August 2014 were included...
January 17, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096827/lung-exposure-during-simultaneous-myocardial-revascularization-and-lung-surgery-through-median-sternotomy
#17
Dariusz Jagielak, Radoslaw Kozaryn, Rafal Pawlaczyk, Piotr Siondalski, Witold Rzyman, Jan Rogowski
Coronary artery disease is a frequent comorbidity in patients undergoing major thoracic surgery. Simultaneous operations eliminate the necessity of a second operation and, more importantly, minimize the delay in compulsory postoperative oncological therapy. We describe a relaxing incision in the contralateral pericardium, which allows for simple displacement of the heart. This maneuver improves exposure of the pulmonary hilum and middle mediastinum on the side of resection.
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096298/mfg-e8-derived-peptide-attenuates-adhesion-and-migration-of-immune-cells-to-endothelial-cells
#18
Yohei Hirano, Weng-Lang Yang, Monowar Aziz, Fangming Zhang, Barbara Sherry, Ping Wang
Milk fat globule-epidermal growth factor-factor 8 (MFG-E8) plays an immunomodulatory role in inflammatory diseases. MFG-E8-derived short peptide (MSP68) greatly reduces neutrophil infiltration and injury in the lung during sepsis. In this study, we examined the effect of MSP68 on chemotaxis of various immune cells and its regulatory mechanism. Bone marrow-derived neutrophils (BMDNs) from C57BL/6 mice, human monocyte THP-1 cell line, and human T lymphocyte Jurkat cell line were used for adhesion and migration assays using a Transwell method in the presence of MSP68...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096285/epoprostenol-and-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-20%C3%A2-years-of-clinical-experience
#19
REVIEW
Olivier Sitbon, Anton Vonk Noordegraaf
Epoprostenol was the first therapy to be approved for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). In the 20 years since the introduction of this prostacyclin analogue, the outlook for patients with PAH has improved, with survival rates now double those from the era before the development of disease-specific treatments. Today, there are a large amount of data on the clinical role of prostacyclin treatments and a body of evidence attesting the efficacy of epoprostenol in improving exercise capacity, key haemodynamic parameters and PAH symptoms, as well as in reducing mortality...
January 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096209/use-of-mixed-methods-research-in-research-on-coronary-artery-disease-diabetes-mellitus-and-hypertension-a-scoping-review
#20
David J T Campbell, Helen Tam-Tham, Kirnvir K Dhaliwal, Braden J Manns, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Claudia Sanmartin, Kathryn King-Shier
BACKGROUND: Mixed methods research, the use of both qualitative and quantitative methods within 1 program of study, is becoming increasingly popular to allow investigators to explore patient experiences (qualitative) and also measure outcomes (quantitative). Coronary artery disease and its risk factors are some of the most studied conditions; however, the extent to which mixed methods studies are being conducted in these content areas is unknown. We sought to comprehensively describe the characteristics of published mixed methods studies on coronary artery disease and major risk factors (diabetes mellitus and hypertension)...
January 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
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