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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079927/developmental-programming-interaction-between-prenatal-bpa-and-postnatal-overfeeding-on-cardiac-tissue-gene-expression-in-female-sheep
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L A Koneva, A K Vyas, R C McEachin, M Puttabyatappa, H-S Wang, M A Sartor, V Padmanabhan
Epidemiologic studies and studies in rodents point to potential risks from developmental exposure to BPA on cardiometabolic diseases. Furthermore, it is becoming increasingly evident that the manifestation and severity of adverse outcomes is the result of interaction between developmental insults and the prevailing environment. Consistent with this premise, recent studies in sheep found prenatal BPA treatment prevented the adverse effects of postnatal obesity in inducing hypertension. The gene networks underlying these complex interactions are not known...
January 12, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077806/low-protein-diet-for-the-prevention-of-renal-failure
#2
Shaw Watanabe
The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is estimated to be 8-16% worldwide, and it is increasing. CKD is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke, and it can progress to kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplantation. Recently, diabetic nephropathy has become the most common cause of CKD. In Japan, the cumulative probability of requiring hemodialysis by the age 80 years is 1/50 in males and 1/100 in females. The number of patients under hemodialysis in Japan exceeded 320,000 in 2014, among which 38,000 were newcomers and 27,000 died...
2017: Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Series B, Physical and Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064152/renal-function-decline-predicted-by-left-atrial-expansion-index-in-non-diabetic-cohort-with-preserved-systolic-heart-function
#3
Shih-Hung Hsiao, Kuan-Rau Chiou
AIMS: Since natriuretic peptide and troponin are associated with renal prognosis and left atrial (LA) parameters are indicators of subclinical cardiovascular abnormalities, this study investigated whether LA expansion index can predict renal decline. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study analysed 733 (69% male) non-diabetic patients with sinus rhythm, preserved systolic function, and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) higher than 60 mL/min/1.73 m(2). In all patients, echocardiograms were performed and LA expansion index was calculated...
January 7, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062676/associations-of-conventional-echocardiographic-measures-with-incident-heart-failure-and-mortality-the-chronic-renal-insufficiency-cohort
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Ruth F Dubin, Rajat Deo, Nisha Bansal, Amanda H Anderson, Peter Yang, Alan S Go, Martin Keane, Ray Townsend, Anna Porter, Matthew Budoff, Shaista Malik, Jiang He, Mahboob Rahman, Jackson Wright, Thomas Cappola, Radhakrishna Kallem, Jason Roy, Daohang Sha, Michael G Shlipak
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Heart failure is the most frequent cardiac complication of CKD. Left ventricular hypertrophy is common and develops early in CKD, but studies have not adequately evaluated the association of left ventricular mass index with heart failure incidence among men and women with CKD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We evaluated echocardiograms of 2567 participants without self-reported heart failure enrolled in the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study...
January 6, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062131/fluid-status-and-outcome-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Benedikt Koell, Caroline Zotter-Tufaro, Franz Duca, Andreas A Kammerlander, Stefan Aschauer, Daniel Dalos, Marlies Antlanger, Manfred Hecking, Marcus Säemann, Julia Mascherbauer, Diana Bonderman
BACKGROUND: Most heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) patients, at some point, present to an emergency department with typical symptoms of volume overload. Clinically, most respond well to standard diuretic therapy, sometimes at the cost of renal function. The study sought to define the prognostic significance of fluid status versus renal function in patients with HFpEF. METHODS: One hundred sixty-two consecutive patients with HFpEF were enrolled in our prospective registry...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059858/cardiac-gpcr-mediated-egfr-transactivation-impact-and-therapeutic-implications
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Laurel A Grisanti, Shuchi Guo, Douglas G Tilley
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) remain primary therapeutic targets for numerous cardiovascular disorders, including heart failure (HF), due to their influence on cardiac remodeling in response to elevated neurohormone signaling. GPCR blockers have proven to be beneficial in the treatment of HF by reducing chronic G protein activation and cardiac remodeling, thereby extending the lifespan of HF patients. Unfortunately this effect does not persist indefinitely, thus next generation therapeutics aim to selectively block harmful GPCR-mediated pathways while simultaneously promoting beneficial signaling...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056319/-risk-factors-for-lower-extremity-amputation-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot
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B Xu, C Z Yang, S B Wu, D Zhang, L N Wang, L Xiao, Y Chen, C R Wang, A Tong, X F Zhou, X H Li, X H Guan
Objective: To explore the risk factors for lower extremity amputation in patients with diabetic foot. Methods: The clinical data of 1 771 patients with diabetic foot at the Air Force General Hospital of PLA from November 2001 to April 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were divided into the non-amputation and amputation groups. Within the amputation group, subjects were further divided into the minor and major amputation subgroups. Binary logistic regression analyses were used to assess the association between risk factors and lower extremity amputation...
January 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052754/the-burden-of-major-adverse-cardiac-events-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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I-Ting Tsai, Chao-Ping Wang, Yung-Chuan Lu, Wei-Chin Hung, Cheng-Ching Wu, Li-Fen Lu, Fu-Mei Chung, Chia-Chang Hsu, Yau-Jiunn Lee, Teng-Hung Yu
BACKGROUND: Patients with a history of cardiovascular disease are at high risk of developing secondary major adverse cardiac events (MACE). This study aimed to identify independent predictors of MACE after hospital admission which could be used to identify of high-risk patients who may benefit from preventive strategies. METHODS: This study included 1,520 consecutive patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) (654 with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and 866 with elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients) who received PCI and/or stenting...
January 4, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049018/transactivation-of-the-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-in-responses-to-myocardial-stress-and-cardioprotection
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Melissa E Reichelt, Shannon O'Brien, Walter G Thomas, John P Headrick
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) family comprises the ErbB1 (EGFR) and ErbB4 receptors as well as the 'co-receptors' ErbB2 (which does not bind EGF ligands) and ErbB3 (which lack tyrosine kinase activity). This family of receptors is essential for cardiac development, myocardial, renal and vascular function, and cardiac responses to physiological and pathological perturbations. The EGFR appears critical in protecting cardiac cells from injury, while considerable attention has focussed on neuregulin/ErbB4 signalling in potentially ameliorating cardiomyopathy/heart failure...
December 31, 2016: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038803/neu3-sialidase-role-in-activating-hif-1%C3%AE-in-response-to-chronic-hypoxia-in-cyanotic-congenital-heart-patients
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Marco Piccoli, Erika Conforti, Alessandro Varrica, Andrea Ghiroldi, Federica Cirillo, Giulia Resmini, Francesca Pluchinotta, Guido Tettamanti, Alessandro Giamberti, Alessandro Frigiola, Luigi Anastasia
BACKGROUND: Hypoxia is a common feature of many congenital heart defects (CHDs) and significantly contributes to their pathophysiology. Thus, understanding the mechanism underlying cell response to hypoxia is vital for the development of novel therapeutic strategies. Certainly, the hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) has been extensively investigated and it is now recognized as the master regulator of cell defense machinery counteracting hypoxic stress. Along this line, we recently discovered and reported a novel mechanism of HIF activation, which is mediated by sialidase NEU3...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025448/cholesterol-levels-of-six-fractionated-serum-lipoproteins-and-its-relevance-to-coronary-heart-disease-risk-scores
#11
Daisuke Manita, Hiroshi Yoshida, Yuji Hirowatari
AIM: Evaluation of serum lipoprotein profiles including triglyceride (TG)-rich lipoprotein, that is, intermediate-density lipoprotein (IDL), very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL), and chylomicron (CM) remnant is important to manage coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. The purpose of this study was to investigate CHD or cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk scores with cholesterol levels of six fractionated lipoprotein classes {high-density lipoprotein [HDL], low-density lipoprotein [LDL], IDL, VLDL, CM including CM remnant, and lipoprotein (a) [Lp (a)]} in Japanese healthy men...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988497/late-survival-after-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-moderately-reduced-kidney-function
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Natalie Glaser, Veronica Jackson, Martin J Holzmann, Anders Franco-Cereceda, Ulrik Sartipy
BACKGROUND: The influence of moderately reduced kidney function on late survival after surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) is unknown. We analyzed survival after AVR in patients with moderately reduced kidney function. METHODS AND RESULTS: All patients who underwent primary AVR in Sweden 1997-2013 were identified from the Swedish Web system for Enhancement and Development of Evidence-based care in Heart disease Evaluated According to Recommended Therapies register...
December 17, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982136/il-34-is-associated-with-the-presence-and-severity-of-renal-dysfunction-and-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Qin Fan, Xiaoxiang Yan, Hang Zhang, Lin Lu, Qi Zhang, Fang Wang, Rui Xi, Jian Hu, Qiujing Chen, Wenquan Niu, Weifeng Shen, Ruiyan Zhang, Rong Tao
Pro-inflammatory mediators are identified in patients with heart failure (HF), some of which may be used as biomarkers with diagnostic or prognostic value. As an additional ligand of Colony Stimulating Factor-1 Receptor (CSF-1R), interleukin-34 (IL-34) has been identified as a pro-inflammatory cytokine participating in chronic heart failure (CHF). However, the potential impact of IL-34 in CHF complications remains unknown. In order to determine the clinical significance of serum IL-34 in CHF patients, especially those with kidney dysfunction and coronary artery disease (CAD) comorbid conditions, serum IL-34 was measured in 510 consecutive patients with CHF in a cross-sectional study...
December 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942587/chorioretinal-thinning-in-chronic-kidney-disease-links-to-inflammation-and-endothelial-dysfunction
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Craig Balmforth, Job J M H van Bragt, Titia Ruijs, James R Cameron, Robert Kimmitt, Rebecca Moorhouse, Alicja Czopek, May Khei Hu, Peter J Gallacher, James W Dear, Shyamanga Borooah, Iain M MacIntyre, Tom M C Pearson, Laura Willox, Dinesh Talwar, Muriel Tafflet, Christophe Roubeix, Florian Sennlaub, Siddharthan Chandran, Baljean Dhillon, David J Webb, Neeraj Dhaun
BACKGROUND. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is strongly associated with cardiovascular disease and there is an established association between vasculopathy affecting the kidney and eye. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a novel, rapid method for high-definition imaging of the retina and choroid. Its use in patients at high cardiovascular disease risk remains unexplored. METHODS. We used the new SPECTRALIS OCT machine to examine retinal and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness, macular volume, and choroidal thickness in a prospective cross-sectional study in 150 subjects: 50 patients with hypertension (defined as a documented clinic BP greater than or equal to 140/90 mmHg (prior to starting any treatment) with no underlying cause identified); 50 with CKD (estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) 8-125 ml/min/1...
December 8, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927630/inactive-matrix-gla-protein-and-arterial-stiffness-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Mayank Sardana, Izzah Vasim, Swapna Varakantam, Uzma Kewan, Ali Tariq, Maheshwara R Koppula, Amer Ahmed Syed, Melissa Beraun, Nadja E A Drummen, Cees Vermeer, Scott R Akers, Julio A Chirinos
BACKGROUND: Large artery stiffness is increased in diabetes mellitus and causes an excessive pulsatile load to the heart and to the microvasculature. The identification of pathways related to arterial stiffness may provide novel therapeutic targets to ameliorate arterial stiffness in diabetes. Matrix Gla-Protein (MGP) is an inhibitor of vascular calcification. Activation of MGP is vitamin K dependent. We hypothesized that levels of inactive MGP (dephospho-uncarboxylated MGP; dp-ucMGP) are related to arterial stiffness in type 2 diabetes...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926474/the-association-of-thyroid-function-and-the-risk-of-kidney-function-decline-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Layal Chaker, Sanaz Sedaghat, Ewout J Hoorn, Wendy P J Den Elzen, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Albert Hofman, M Arfan Ikram, Oscar H Franco, Abbas Dehghan, Robin P Peeters
OBJECTIVES: Thyroid dysfunction has been associated with kidney function decline, but mainly in cross-sectional studies. Therefore, we aimed to determine the association between thyroid and kidney function in a prospective population-based cohort study longitudinally. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Participants aged ≥45 years from the Rotterdam Study with thyroid and kidney function assessment were included. Kidney function and new onset chronic kidney disease (CKD) were defined using estimated glomerular filtration ate (eGFR), with CKD defined as eGFR <60 mL/min/1...
December 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921080/echo-and-bnp-serial-assessment-in-ambulatory-heart-failure-care-data-on-loop-diuretic-use-and-renal-function
#17
Frank Lloyd Dini, Anca Simioniuc, Erberto Carluccio, Stefano Ghio, Andrea Rossi, Paolo Biagioli, Gianpaolo Reboldi, Gian Giacomo Galeotti, Fei Lu, Cornelia Zara, Gillian Whalley, Pier Luigi Temporelli
We compared the follow-up data on loop diuretic use and renal function, as assessed by serum creatinine levels, and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), of two groups of consecutive ambulatory HF patients: 1) the clinically-guided group, in which management was clinically driven based on the institutional protocol of the HF Unit of the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Department of Pisa (standard of care) and 2) the echo and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) guided group (patients conforming to the protocol of the Network Labs Ultrasound (NEBULA) in HF Study Group: Pisa, Perugia, Pavia; Verona, Auckland, and Veruno), in which therapy was delivered according to the serial assessment of BNP and echocardiography...
December 2016: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920215/plasma-nt-probnp-mirrors-the-deleterious-cardiovascular-and-renal-continuum-in-hypertension
#18
Pierre-Yves Courand, Brahim Harbaoui, Clément Bècle, Carine Mouly-Bertin, Pierre Lantelme
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were (a) to test the ability of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) to detect subclinical target organ damage (TOD) denoted by left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), aortic stiffness or renal damage and (b) to test its reproducibility in two different conditions in an ancillary study. METHODS: The study included 837 patients (50.9% men) with hypertension aged 50 ± 24 years with a median 24-h ambulatory blood pressure (BP) of 148/90 mmHg...
December 5, 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918494/associations-between-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-atrial-fibrillation-and-renal-dysfunction-in-chronic-heart-failure
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Onur Argan, Dilek Ural, Guliz Kozdag, Tayfun Sahin, Serdar Bozyel, Mujdat Aktas, Kurtulus Karauzum, Irem Yilmaz, Emir Dervis, Aysen Agir
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) and renal dysfunction are two common comorbidities in patients with chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). This study evaluated the effect of permanent AF on renal function in HFrEF and investigated the associations of atrial fibrillation, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) with adverse clinical outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS Serum NGAL levels measured by ELISA and NLR were compared between patients with sinus rhythm (HFrEF-SR, n=68), with permanent AF (HFrEF-AF, n=62), and a healthy control group (n=50)...
December 5, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900942/association-between-chronic-kidney-disease-and-cancer-mortality-a-report-from-the-allhat
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Dhruti P Chen, Barry R Davis, Lara M Simpson, William C Cushman, Jeffrey A Cutler, Mirela Dobre, Charles E Ford, Gail T Louis, Paul Muntner, Suzanne Oparil, Linda B Piller, Sara L Pressel, Mark J Sarnak, Paul K Whelton, Jackson T Wright, Mahboob Rahman
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cancer are both common in older patients; whether CKD increases risk for cancer is unclear. This study evaluated CKD as a risk factor for cancer mortality in a large cohort of hypertensive patients. STUDY DESIGN: We did post-hoc analyses of in-trial and post-trial data from participants in the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT). SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Participants were ≥ 55 years old with hypertension and one other additional risk factor for coronary heart disease...
January 2017: Clinical Nephrology
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