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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682699/effects-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-on-cardiovascular-biomarkers-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yu Ning, Tian-Song Zhang, Wan-Wan Wen, Kun Li, Yun-Xiao Yang, Yan-Wen Qin, Hui-Na Zhang, Yun-Hui Du, Lin-Yi Li, Song Yang, Yun-Yun Yang, Miao-Miao Zhu, Xiao-Lu Jiao, Yan Zhang, Ming Zhang, Yong-Xiang Wei
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased levels of systemic inflammatory markers, increased arterial stiffness, and endothelial dysfunction, which may lead to increased cardiovascular risk. We aimed to quantify the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on cardiovascular biomarkers and to establish predictors of response to CPAP. METHODS: We searched PubMed and the Cochrane Library from inception to May 31, 2017. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the efficacy of CPAP on high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), interleukin 6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor- alpha (TNF-α), augmentation index (AIx), pulse wave velocity (PWV), and flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) in patients with OSA were selected by consensus...
April 22, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680985/egg-consumption-and-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-all-cause-mortality-guangzhou-biobank-cohort-study-and-meta-analyses
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Lin Xu, Tai Hing Lam, Chao Qiang Jiang, Wei Sen Zhang, Feng Zhu, Ya Li Jin, Jean Woo, Kar Keung Cheng, G Neil Thomas
PURPOSE: Eggs are highly nutritious but concerns over their cholesterol content have led to dietary avoidance among many. There are also important international differences in relevant dietary guidance. We conducted the first prospective study in China investigating the association of egg consumption, cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, and a meta-analysis. METHODS: We included 28,024 participants without CVD at baseline (2003-8) in Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study...
April 21, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679303/do-the-sglt-2-inhibitors-offer-more-than-hypoglycemic-activity
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REVIEW
Eduardo Flores, Carlos G Santos-Gallego, Nely Diaz-Mejía, Juan Jose Badimon
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the USA; it affects approximately 10% of adults with up to one-quarter being undiagnosed. T2DM is associated with substantial cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality. T2DM is a pathological condition characterized by elevated levels of glucose and associated with high CV risk. Traditional hypoglycemic drugs have demonstrated their capability for effective and maintained management of high glucose levels, but they have not significantly impacted on the incidence of CV events...
April 20, 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677301/association-between-baseline-ldl-c-level-and-total-and-cardiovascular-mortality-after-ldl-c-lowering-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Eliano P Navarese, Jennifer G Robinson, Mariusz Kowalewski, Michalina Kolodziejczak, Felicita Andreotti, Kevin Bliden, Udaya Tantry, Jacek Kubica, Paolo Raggi, Paul A Gurbel
Importance: Effects on specific fatal and nonfatal end points appear to vary for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)-lowering drug trials. Objective: To evaluate whether baseline LDL-C level is associated with total and cardiovascular mortality risk reductions. Data Sourcesand Study Selection: Electronic databases (Cochrane, MEDLINE, EMBASE, TCTMD, ClinicalTrials.gov, major congress proceedings) were searched through February 2, 2018, to identify randomized clinical trials of statins, ezetimibe, and PCSK9-inhibiting monoclonal antibodies...
April 17, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677105/the-chemical-composition-and-metabolic-effects-of-attalea-phalerata-nut-oil-in-hyperlipidemic-rats-induced-by-a-high-fructose-diet
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Débora da Silva Baldivia, Eliana Janet Sanjinez-Argandonã, Kátia Ávila Antunes, Izabel Cristina Freitas Moraes, Edson Lucas Dos Santos, Kely de Picoli Souza
The fatty acids found in nuts are important regulators of the metabolism. These acids are frequently associated with a reduction of serum cholesterol and body fat and a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease. In this context, the aim of this study was to identify and quantify the nut oil fatty acids from Attalea phalerata and investigate their metabolic effects in rats with hyperlipidemia induced by a diet rich in fructose. Oleic and lauric acids were the major compounds found in the A. phalerata nut oil (APNO)...
April 20, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676870/-which-place-for-thiazide-and-thiazide-like-diuretics-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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A J Scheen, J M Krzesinski
The use of thiazides as antihypertensive agents has been challenged because associated metabolic adverse events, including new-onset diabetes. However, these metabolic disturbances are less marked with low-dose of hydrochlorothiazide and with thiazide-like diuretics such as chlorthalidone and indapamide. In post hoc analyses of subgroups of patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes, thiazide(-like) diuretics resulted in a significant reduction in cardiovascular events, all-cause mortality and hospitalization for heart failure compared to placebo...
April 2018: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676623/nicotine-downregulates-the-compensatory-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-angiotensin-type-2-receptor-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system
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Xinping Yue, Tyler M Basting, Thomas W Flanagan, Jiaxi Xu, Thomas D Lobell, Nicholas W Gilpin, Jason D Gardner, Eric Lazartigues
RATIONALE: Smoking is a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. The importance of the renin-angiotensin system in the development of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease is well established. Angiotensin-II, by means of its type 1 receptor (angiotensin type 1 receptor, AT1 R), promotes increased sympathetic activity, salt and water reabsorption, vasoconstriction, inflammation, and aldosterone and vasopressin release, contributing to tissue fibrosis, endothelium dysfunction, and hypertension...
April 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674335/although-coronary-mortality-has-decreased-rates-of-cardiovascular-disease-remain-high-21-years-of-follow-up-comparing-cohorts-of-men-born-in-1913-with-men-born-in-1943
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Michael Fu, Annika Rosengren, Erik Thunström, Zacharias Mandalenakis, Lennart Welin, Kenneth Caidahl, Aldina Pivodic, You Zhong, Constantinos Ergatoudes, David Morales, Catharina Welin, Kurt Svärdsudd, Mikael Dellborg, Per-Olof Hansson
BACKGROUND: Despite a decline in mortality rates from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the past few decades, the burden of CVD in a contemporary population remains inadequately addressed. Therefore, this study was aimed to investigate secular trends in mortality from coronary artery disease and all-cause mortality over 2 decades, by comparing 2 cohorts of men born 30 years apart and evaluate the prediction of the risk of CVD and all-cause death in a contemporary random sample of Swedish men...
April 19, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673890/efficacy-and-safety-of-fixed-dose-combination-therapy-with-telmisartan-and-rosuvastatin-in-korean-patients-with-hypertension-and-dyslipidemia-telsta-yu-telmisartan-rosuvastatin-from-yuhan-a-multicenter-randomized-4-arm-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase
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Gyu Chul Oh, Jung-Kyu Han, Ki Hoon Han, Min-Su Hyon, Joon Hyung Doh, Moo Hyun Kim, Jin-Ok Jeong, Jang-Ho Bae, Sang Hyun Kim, Byung-Su Yoo, Sang Hong Baek, Moo-Yong Rhee, Sang-Hyun Ihm, Jung Hoon Sung, Young Jin Choi, Soo-Joong Kim, Kyung-Soon Hong, Byoung Kwon Lee, JangHyun Cho, Eun Seok Shin, Jay Young Rhew, Hyunsu Kim, Hyo-Soo Kim
PURPOSE: Hypertension and dyslipidemia are 2 risk factors of cardiovascular disease that often present simultaneously. Traditionally, treatment of these multiple conditions required separate medications for each disease, which may result in poor compliance and thus lead to possible treatment failure. Fixed-dose combination (FDC) therapy with a single pill may be a solution in these situations. METHODS: This multicenter, 8-week, randomized, double-blind, Phase III study evaluated the efficacy and safety of FDC treatment with telmisartan (80 mg) and rosuvastatin calcium (20 mg) in Korean patients with mild to moderate hypertension and dyslipidemia...
April 16, 2018: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672567/costs-and-effectiveness-of-pharmacist-led-group-medical-visits-for-type-2-diabetes-a-multi-center-randomized-controlled-trial
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Wen-Chih Wu, Tracey H Taveira, Sean Jeffery, Lan Jiang, Lisa Tokuda, Joanna Musial, Lisa B Cohen, Fred Uhrle
OBJECTIVES: The effectiveness and costs associated with addition of pharmacist-led group medical visits to standard care for patients with Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is unknown. METHODS: Randomized-controlled-trial in three US Veteran Health Administration (VHA) Hospitals, where 250 patients with T2DM, HbA1c >7% and either hypertension, active smoking or hyperlipidemia were randomized to either (1) addition of pharmacist-led group-medical-visits or (2) standard care alone for 13 months...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671172/effects-of-whole-grain-wheat-bread-on-visceral-fat-obesity-in-japanese-subjects-a-randomized-double-blind-study
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Yosuke Kikuchi, Satomi Nozaki, Miki Makita, Shoji Yokozuka, Shin-Ichi Fukudome, Takashi Yanagisawa, Seiichiro Aoe
Metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and has become increasingly common in Japan. Epidemiological studies show inverse associations between intake of whole wheat grains and metabolic syndrome, but few dietary intervention trials have investigated the effect of whole wheat grain consumption. It was investigated whether a diet in which refined wheat bread (RW diet) was substituted by whole grain wheat bread (WW diet) would reduce visceral fat obesity in Japanese subjects. A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled intervention study was conducted in 50 Japanese subjects with body mass index (BMI) ≥ 23 kg/m2 ...
April 18, 2018: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670546/-in-utero-exposure-to-maternal-diabetes-is-associated-with-early-abnormal-vascular-structure-in-offspring
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Abdallah Dib, Cyrielle Payen, Jennifer Bourreau, Mathilde Munier, Linda Grimaud, Ziad Fajloun, Laurent Loufrani, Daniel Henrion, Céline Fassot
Aim/hypothesis: In utero exposure to maternal diabetes increases the risk of developing hypertension and cardiovascular disorders during adulthood. We have previously shown that this is associated with changes in vascular tone in favor of a vasoconstrictor profile, which is involved in the development of hypertension. This excessive constrictor tone has also a strong impact on vascular structure. Our objective was to study the impact of in utero exposure to maternal diabetes on vascular structure and remodeling induced by chronic changes in hemodynamic parameters...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669938/canagliflozin-triggers-the-fgf23-1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d-pth-axis-in-healthy-volunteers-in-a-randomized-crossover-study
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Jenny E Blau, Viviana Bauman, Ellen M Conway, Paolo Piaggi, Mary F Walter, Elizabeth C Wright, Shanna Bernstein, Amber B Courville, Michael T Collins, Kristina I Rother, Simeon I Taylor
BACKGROUND: Sodium glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are the most recently approved class of drugs for type 2 diabetes and provide both glycemic efficacy and cardiovascular risk reduction. A number of safety issues have been identified, including treatment-emergent bone fractures. To understand the overall clinical profile, these safety issues must be balanced against an attractive efficacy profile. Our study was designed to investigate pathophysiological mechanisms mediating treatment-emergent adverse effects on bone health...
April 19, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667842/the-role-of-pcsk9-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-hypercholesterolemia
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Roshni S Patel, Emily M Scopelliti, Oludamilola Olugbile
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors and describe its place in therapy for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia. DATA SOURCES: A search of MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Clinicaltrials.gov was performed from January 2012 to March 2018 to identify literature pertaining to PCSK9 inhibitors using pre-specified search terms. Additional references were identified from citations of the literature...
April 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667726/interventions-for-infantile-haemangiomas-of-the-skin
#15
REVIEW
Monica Novoa, Eulalia Baselga, Sandra Beltran, Lucia Giraldo, Ali Shahbaz, Hector Pardo-Hernandez, Ingrid Arevalo-Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Infantile haemangiomas (previously known as strawberry birthmarks) are soft, raised swellings of the skin that occur in 3% to 10% of infants. These benign vascular tumours are usually uncomplicated and tend to regress spontaneously. However, when haemangiomas occur in high-risk areas, such as near the eyes, throat, or nose, impairing their function, or when complications develop, intervention may be necessary. This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2011...
April 18, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667548/flavonoids-and-platelet-derived-thrombotic-disorders
#16
Jose J Lopez, Mohammed El Haouari, Isaac Jardin, Nieves Alonso, Sergio Regodon, Raquel Diez Bello, Pedro Cosme Redondo, Juan A Rosado
Thrombotic disorders are characterized by an increase in the probability of the formation of unnecessary thrombi that might be due to the activation of the coagulation cascade or the circulating platelets. Platelets or thrombocytes play an essential role in hemostasis but abnormal platelet function leads to the development of a number of cardiovascular complications, including thrombotic disorders. Under pathological conditions, platelets are associated with the development of different thrombotic disorders, including atherosclerosis, arterial thrombosis and stroke, deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism; therefore, platelets are the target of a number of anti-thrombotic strategies...
April 17, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667232/the-pleiotropic-cardiovascular-effects-of-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitors
#17
REVIEW
Angelo Avogaro, Gian Paolo Fadini
Patients with Type 2 Diabetes have an excess risk for cardiovascular disease. One of the several approaches, included in the Guidelines for the management of Type 2 Diabetes, is based on dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4; also termed CD26) inhibitors (DPP-4-I), also called gliptins. Gliptins inhibit the degradation of glucagon-like peptide-1 GLP-1RA: this effect is associated with increased circulating insulin-to-glucagon ratio, and a consequent reduction of HbA1c. Beside incretin hormones, there are several proteins that may be affected by DPP-4 and its inhibition: among these some are relevant for the cardiovascular system homeostasis such as SDF-1α and its receptor CXCR4, brain natriuretic peptides, neuropeptide Y, and peptide YY...
April 17, 2018: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667200/treatment-in-a-preventive-cardiology-clinic-utilizing-advanced-practice-providers-apps-effectively-closes-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-ascvd-risk-management-gaps-amongst-a-primary-prevention-population-compared-with-a-propensity-matched-primary-care
#18
Emilio Fentanes, Anthony G Vande Hei, R Scott Holuby, Norma Suarez, Yousif Slim, Jennifer N Slim, Ahmad M Slim, Dustin Thomas
BACKGROUND: Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) can fill access to care gaps created by physician shortages and improve adherence/compliance with preventive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) interventions. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data on 595 patients enrolled in a preventive cardiology clinic (PCC) utilizing APPs compared with a propensity-matched cohort (PMC) of 595 patients enrolled in primary care clinics alone. PCC patients were risk stratified using Framingham risk scoring (FRS) and coronary artery calcium scoring (CACS) and treated based on published guideline-based algorithms...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667178/cost-utility-analysis-of-bariatric-surgery
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O Borisenko, V Lukyanov, A R Ahmed
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to evaluate the cost-utility of bariatric surgery in England. METHODS: A state-transition Markov model was developed to compare the costs and outcomes of two treatment approaches for patients with morbid obesity: bariatric surgery, including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric banding; and non-surgical usual care. Parameters of the effectiveness of surgery and complications were informed by data from the UK National Bariatric Surgery Registry, the Scandinavian Obesity Registry and the Swedish Obese Subjects study...
April 17, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666753/effect-of-metformin-monotherapy-on-serum-lipid-profile-in-statin-na%C3%A3-ve-individuals-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-cohort-study
#20
Szu Han Lin, Po Chung Cheng, Shih Te Tu, Shang Ren Hsu, Yun Chung Cheng, Yu Hsiu Liu
Background: Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Studies have consistently identified dyslipidemia as an important risk factor for the development of macrovascular disease. The landmark United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study has shown that metformin therapy reduces cardiovascular events in overweight people with T2DM. This study investigates the effect of metformin monotherapy on serum lipid profile in statin-naïve individuals with newly diagnosed T2DM, and whether the effect, if any, is dosage-related...
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