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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816346/homocysteine-lowering-interventions-for-preventing-cardiovascular-events
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Arturo J Martí-Carvajal, Ivan Solà, Dimitrios Lathyris, Mark Dayer
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease, which includes coronary artery disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease, is a leading cause of death worldwide. Homocysteine is an amino acid with biological functions in methionine metabolism. A postulated risk factor for cardiovascular disease is an elevated circulating total homocysteine level. The impact of homocysteine-lowering interventions, given to patients in the form of vitamins B6, B9 or B12 supplements, on cardiovascular events has been investigated...
August 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815727/gender-disparities-among-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-treated-via-endovascular-approach-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Rajkumar Doshi, Priyank Shah, Perwaiz Meraj
BACKGROUND: Remarkable improvement in the treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) has led to changes in revascularization strategies from traditional open surgery to less invasive endovascular management. However, few studies are available on gender disparities in patients with PAD treated via an endovascular approach. This study was designed to analyze gender related differences with respect to in-hospital outcomes in PAD patients. METHODS: Our data was obtained from National Inpatient Sample (NIS) 2012 through 2014...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815378/effect-of-aging-on-mechanical-stresses-deformations-and-hemodynamics-in-human-femoropopliteal-artery-due-to-limb-flexion
#3
Anastasia Desyatova, Jason MacTaggart, Rodrigo Romarowski, William Poulson, Michele Conti, Alexey Kamenskiy
Femoropopliteal artery (FPA) reconstructions are notorious for poor clinical outcomes. Mechanical and flow conditions that occur in the FPA with limb flexion are thought to play a significant role, but are poorly characterized. FPA deformations due to acute limb flexion were quantified using a human cadaver model and used to build a finite element model that simulated surrounding tissue forces associated with limb flexion-induced deformations. Strains and intramural principal mechanical stresses were determined for seven age groups...
August 16, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815100/surveillance-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-cases-using-natural-language-processing-of-clinical-notes
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Naveed Afzal, Sunghwan Sohn, Christopher G Scott, Hongfang Liu, Iftikhar J Kullo, Adelaide M Arruda-Olson
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide and yet remains underdiagnosed and undertreated. Early detection is important, because PAD is strongly associated with an increased risk of mortality and morbidity. In this study, we built a PAD surveillance system using natural language processing (NLP) for early detection of PAD from narrative clinical notes. Our NLP algorithm had excellent positive predictive value (0.93) and identified 41% of PAD cases before the initial ankle-brachial index (ABI) test date while in 12% of cases the NLP algorithm detected PAD on the same date as the ABI (the gold standard for comparison)...
2017: AMIA Summits on Translational Science Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814591/spleno-renal-artery-transposition-in-a-solitary-functioning-kidney-for-treatment-resistant-hypertension-and-acute-kidney-injury
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Subash Somalanka, Fiona E Harris, Eric Chemla, Rebecca Jo Suckling, Pauline A Swift
Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS) is an important cause of treatment-resistant hypertension. Uncontrolled hypertension with RAS can cause progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD) leading to end-stage kidney disease. Therapeutic revascularisation can be helpful in appropriate circumstances where pharmaceutical intervention has failed and significant renovascular disease contributes to resistant hypertension. We present an interesting case of a Caucasian male with peripheral vasculopathy, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), single functioning kidney and ostial RAS caused by stent struts from an endovascular AAA stent graft...
August 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809824/creation-and-transplantation-of-an-adipose-derived-stem-cell-asc-sheet-in-a-diabetic-wound-healing-model
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Yuka Kato, Takanori Iwata, Kaoru Washio, Toshiyuki Yoshida, Hozue Kuroda, Shunichi Morikawa, Mariko Hamada, Kazuki Ikura, Nobuyuki Kaibuchi, Masayuki Yamato, Teruo Okano, Yasuko Uchigata
Artificial skin has achieved considerable therapeutic results in clinical practice. However, artificial skin treatments for wounds in diabetic patients with impeded blood flow or with large wounds might be prolonged. Cell-based therapies have appeared as a new technique for the treatment of diabetic ulcers, and cell-sheet engineering has improved the efficacy of cell transplantation. A number of reports have suggested that adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs), a type of mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC), exhibit therapeutic potential due to their relative abundance in adipose tissue and their accessibility for collection when compared to MSCs from other tissues...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807404/prognostic-usefulness-of-cardiac-stress-test-modalities-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-who-underwent-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-from-the-basel-asymptomatic-high-risk-diabetics-outcome-trial
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Federico Caobelli, Philip Haaf, Joannis Chronis, Gianluca Haenny, Miriam Brinkert, Matthias E Pfisterer, Michael J Zellweger
Our study aimed to assess predictors of the stress test technique used and to evaluate the impact of exercise level achieved on risk stratification in patients with asymptomatic type 2 diabetes without a previous coronary artery disease. Little is known whether co-morbidities of these patients predict the stress technique and whether physical performance provides risk stratification: 400 patients underwent clinical evaluation and myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) using physical or pharmacological stress...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806578/klotho-dysfunction-a-pathway-linking-the-aging-process-to-bipolar-disorder
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Izabela Guimarães Barbosa, Natalia Pessoa Rocha, Gokay Alpak, Erica Leandro Marciano Vieira, Rodrigo Barreto Huguet, Fabio Lopes Rocha, Breno Satler de Oliveira Diniz, Antonio Lucio Teixeira
AIM: Although accelerated aging profile has been described in bipolar disorder (BD), the biology linking BD and aging is still largely unknown. Reduced levels and/or activity of a protein named Klotho is associated with decreased life span, premature aging and occurrence of age-related diseases. Therefore, this study was designed to evaluate plasma levels of Klotho in BD patients and controls. METHODS: Forty patients with type 1 BD and 30 controls were enrolled in this study...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804236/discrepancies-in-prevalence-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-between-lower-extremities-at-rest-and-postexercise
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Kevin P Cohoon, Guillaume Mahe, David A Liedl, Thom W Rooke, Paul W Wennberg
Background  Lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common medical condition causing substantial morbidity. Limited data exist on whether discrepancies in PAD prevalence exist between the lower extremities using resting ankle-brachial indices (ABIs) and postexercise pressures. Objective  We predicted the prevalence of PAD between the lower extremities. Methods and Results  Consecutive patients who had undergone a noninvasive arterial lower extremity study at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, between January 1996 and December 2012 with suspected PAD were retrospectively reviewed...
September 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803825/cardiovascular-events-after-exposure-to-nilotinib-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-long-term-follow-up
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Nazanin Aghel, Jeffrey Howard Lipton, Eshetu G Atenafu, Dennis Dong Hwan Kim, Diego Hernan Delgado
INTRODUCTION: Nilotinib is a highly effective tyrosine kinase inhibitor in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). However, reports of cardiovascular toxicities caused by nilotinib have recently raised critical concerns. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the incidence of cardiovascular events (CVEs) and frequency of asymptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) after long-term exposure to nilotinib. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the present retrospective cohort, we evaluated the incidence of CVEs in 63 CML patients treated with nilotinib...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803689/sun-exposure-influences-the-prognostic-power-of-components-of-mineral-metabolism-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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A Aceña, J A Franco-Peláez, C Gutierrez-Landaluce, A M Pello, C Cristóbal, N Tarín, A Huelmos, R Carda, M L Martín-Mariscal, J Alonso, E González-Parra, M L González-Casaus, Ó Lorenzo, L López Bescos, J Egido, J Tuñón
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Calcidiol (vitamin D metabolite) plasma levels vary with sun exposure (SE). However, it is not known if SE influences its prognostic ability. We have studied the effect of SE on plasma levels of the components of mineral metabolism (calcidiol, fibroblast growth factor-23 [FGF-23], parathormone [PTH], and phosphate [P]) and on their prognostic value in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied prospectively 704 patients with stable CAD...
June 15, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802735/incidence-of-cardiovascular-events-and-vascular-interventions-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#12
Suzanne E Engelen, Yolanda van der Graaf, Manon C Stam-Slob, Diederick E Grobbee, Maarten J Cramer, L Jaap Kappelle, Gert J de Borst, Frank L J Visseren, Jan Westerink
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The vascular burden in terms of incidence of cardiovascular events (CVE) and vascular interventions is however poorly quantified. In this study we evaluated the incidence rates of CVE and vascular interventions in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) with and without cardiovascular disease (CVD) in comparison to patients without type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In a cohort of 9...
July 23, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802571/omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-improve-endothelial-function-in-humans-at-risk-for-atherosclerosis-a-review
#13
REVIEW
Kayla R Zehr, Mary K Walker
Epidemiology studies and clinical trials show that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) can prevent atherosclerotic morbidity and evidence suggests this may be mediated by improving endothelial dysfunction. Endothelial dysfunction is characterized by reduced vasodilation and a pro-inflammatory, pro-thrombotic state, and is an early pathological event in the development of atherosclerosis. Flow-mediated dilation (FMD), a gold standard for assessing endothelial dysfunction, is a predictor of future cardiovascular events and coronary heart disease risk...
August 9, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798922/practical-approach-to-the-patient-with-acute-neuromuscular-weakness
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REVIEW
Rajeev Nayak
Acute neuromuscular paralysis (ANMP) is a clinical syndrome characterized by rapid onset muscle weakness progressing to maximum severity within several days to weeks (less than 4 wk). Bulbar and respiratory muscle weakness may or may not be present. It is a common neurological emergency which requires immediate and careful investigations to determine the etiology because accurate diagnosis has significant impact on therapy and prognosis. Respiratory failure caused by neuromuscular weakness is considered as more critical than lung disease because its development may be insidious or subtle until sudden decompensation leads to life threatening hypoxia...
July 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798540/growth-differentiation-factor-15-may-predict-mortality-of-peripheral-and-coronary-artery-diseases-and-correlate-with-their-risk-factors
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Lung-An Hsu, Semon Wu, Jyh-Ming Jimmy Juang, Fu-Tien Chiang, Ming-Sheng Teng, Jeng-Feng Lin, Hsuan-Li Huang, Yu-Lin Ko
Plasma GDF15 concentrations were measured in 612 Taiwanese individuals without overt systemic disease. Clinical parameters, GDF15 genetic variants, and 22 biomarker levels were analyzed. We further enrolled 86 patients with PAD and 481 patients with CAD, who received endovascular intervention and coronary angiography, respectively, to examine the role of GDF15 level in predicting all-cause mortality. Significant associations were found between GDF15 genotypes/haplotypes and GDF15 levels. The circulating GDF15 level was positively associated with age, smoking, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus as well as circulating levels of lipocalin 2 and various biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797662/amputation-rates-mortality-and-pre-operative-comorbidities-in-patients-revascularised-for-intermittent-claudication-or-critical-limb-ischaemia-a-population-based-study
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E Baubeta Fridh, M Andersson, M Thuresson, B Sigvant, B Kragsterman, S Johansson, P Hasvold, M Falkenberg, J Nordanstig
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this population based study were to describe mid- to long-term amputation risk, cumulative incidence of death or amputation, and differences in pre-operative comorbidities in patients revascularised for lower limb peripheral artery disease (PAD). METHODS: This was an observational cohort study. Data from the Swedish National Quality Registry for Vascular Surgery (Swedvasc) were combined with mandatory national health care registries and patient medical records...
August 7, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797349/biomarker-based-risk-model-to-predict%C3%A2-cardiovascular-mortality-in-patients%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-stable%C3%A2-coronary%C3%A2-disease
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Daniel Lindholm, Johan Lindbäck, Paul W Armstrong, Andrzej Budaj, Christopher P Cannon, Christopher B Granger, Emil Hagström, Claes Held, Wolfgang Koenig, Ollie Östlund, Ralph A H Stewart, Joseph Soffer, Harvey D White, Robbert J de Winter, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Agneta Siegbahn, Marcus E Kleber, Alexander Dressel, Tanja B Grammer, Winfried März, Lars Wallentin
BACKGROUND: Currently, there is no generally accepted model to predict outcomes in stable coronary heart disease (CHD). OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated and compared the prognostic value of biomarkers and clinical variables to develop a biomarker-based prediction model in patients with stable CHD. METHODS: In a prospective, randomized trial cohort of 13,164 patients with stable CHD, we analyzed several candidate biomarkers and clinical variables and used multivariable Cox regression to develop a clinical prediction model based on the most important markers...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797281/the-efficacy-of-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-on-the-improvement-of-walking-distance-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-with-intermittent-claudication-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-the-tens-pad-study
#18
Florent Besnier, Jean-Michel Sénard, Vincent Grémeaux, Mélanie Riédel, Damien Garrigues, Thibaut Guiraud, Marc Labrunée
BACKGROUND: In patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), walking improvements are often limited by early pain onset due to vascular claudication. It would thus appear interesting to develop noninvasive therapeutic strategies, such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), to improve the participation of PAD patients in rehabilitation programmes, and thus improve their quality of life. Our team recently tested the efficacy of a single 45-min session of 10-Hz TENS prior to walking...
August 10, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796568/contribution-of-human-smooth-muscle-cells-to-amyloid-angiopathy-in-al-light-chain-amyloidosis
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Moiz Vora, Christopher G Kevil, Guillermo A Herrera
OBJECTIVE: Amyloid light-chain (AL) amyloidosis is a disease process that often compromises the peripheral vascular system and leads to systemic end-organ dysfunction. Although amyloid formation in vessel walls is a multifaceted process, the assembly of the native light chains (LCs) into amyloid fibrils is central to its pathogenesis. Recent evidence suggests that endocytosis and endolysosomal processing of immunoglobin LCs by host cells is essential to the formation of amyloid fibrils that are deposited in at least some tissues...
August 10, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795488/angiographic-classification-of-patterns-of-restenosis-following-femoropopliteal-artery-intervention-a-proposed-scoring-system
#20
Lawrence A Garcia, Krishna J Rocha-Singh, Prakash Krishnan, Thomas Zeller, Gunnar Tepe, Mark Fleming, Juan F Granada, Mark A Turco, Christopher Tieché, Michael R Jaff
OBJECTIVES: To propose a classification system for characterizing angiographic femoropopliteal artery restenosis patterns associated with common endovascular modalities. BACKGROUND: Peripheral artery disease is a worldwide issue affecting millions of people. Despite a myriad of endovascular technologies available to treat peripheral artery disease of the femoropopliteal arteries, restenosis remains a common failure mode. Characterizing common patterns of restenosis is important to discern the potential impact of baseline patient, lesion, and procedural characteristics, as well as treatment modalities on either the primary success or the failure patterns associated with restenosis...
August 10, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
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