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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691286/cognitive-function-trajectories-and-their-determinants-in-older-people-8-years-of-follow-up-in-the-english-longitudinal-study-of-ageing
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Paola Zaninotto, G David Batty, Michael Allerhand, Ian J Deary
BACKGROUND: Maintaining cognitive function is an important aspect of healthy ageing. In this study, we examined age trajectories of cognitive decline in a large nationally representative sample of older people in England. We explored the factors that influence such decline and whether these differed by gender. METHODS: Latent growth curve modelling was used to explore age-specific changes, and influences on them, in an 8-year period in memory, executive function, processing speed and global cognitive function among 10 626 participants in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690773/therapeutic-inertia-in-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-with-a-cardiovascular-event-attended-in-an-emergency-department
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José Antonio García-Macías, Antonio Palazón-Bru, María Ángeles Carbonell-Torregrosa, Miguel Navarro-Juan, Vicente Francisco Gil-Guillén
OBJECTIVE: As very few studies have assessed therapeutic inertia (TI) in antiplatelet therapy in patients in secondary cardiovascular prevention, we designed a study in our hospital emergency department to quantify its magnitude and its associated factors. METHODS: This descriptive cross-sectional observational study involved a sample of 223 patients with a history of cardiovascular disease and recommendation for antiplatelet therapy who attended the emergency department in a Spanish region in 2016...
April 25, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690638/neurotensin-is-a-lipid-induced-gastrointestinal-peptide-associated-with-visceral-adipose-tissue-inflammation-in-obesity
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Ilaria Barchetta, Flavia Agata Cimini, Danila Capoccia, Laura Bertoccini, Valentina Ceccarelli, Caterina Chiappetta, Frida Leonetti, Claudio Di Cristofano, Gianfranco Silecchia, Marju Orho-Melander, Olle Melander, Maria Gisella Cavallo
Neurotensin (NT) is a 13-amino acid peptide localized in the neuroendocrine cells of the small intestine, which promotes fat absorption and fatty acids translocation in response to lipid ingestion. NT-knock-out mice fed with a high-fat diet are protected from obesity, fatty liver, and the development of insulin-resistance. In humans, higher plasma levels of pro-NT, which is the stable circulating precursor of NT, predict obesity, type 2 diabetes (T2D), and cardiovascular disease. In obesity, the presence of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) inflammation leads to unfavorable metabolic outcomes and is associated with the development of T2D and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)...
April 23, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689315/stress-as-risk-factor-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Alessandra Caruso, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Dalila Mango, Amira Saidi, Rosamaria Orlando, Sergio Scaccianoce
Prolonged stress predisposes susceptible individuals to a number of physiological disorders including cardiovascular disease, obesity and gastrointestinal disorders, as well as psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. Preclinical studies have suggested that manipulation of the glucocorticoid milieu can trigger cellular, molecular and behavioral derangement resembling the hallmarks of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). For example, stress or glucocorticoid administration can increase amyloid ß precursor protein and tau phosphorylation which are involved in synaptic dysfunction and neuronal death associated with AD...
April 21, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689070/fti-277-inhibits-smooth-muscle-cell-calcification-by-up-regulating-pi3k-akt-signaling-and-inhibiting-apoptosis
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Arvind Ponnusamy, Smeeta Sinha, Gareth D Hyde, Samantha J Borland, Rebecca F Taylor, Emma Pond, Heather J Eyre, Colette A Inkson, Andrew Gilmore, Nick Ashton, Philip A Kalra, Ann E Canfield
BACKGROUND: Vascular calcification is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with atherosclerosis, diabetes and chronic kidney disease. However, no viable treatments for this condition have been identified. This study aimed to determine whether farnesyl transferase inhibitors (FTIs) can reduce vascular calcification and the mechanism by which this reduction occurs. RESULTS: We demonstrate that FTI-277 significantly inhibits phosphate-induced mineral deposition by vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) in vitro, prevents VSMC osteogenic differentiation, and increases mRNA expression of matrix Gla protein (MGP), an inhibitor of mineralization...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688734/assessing-the-relation-of-epicardial-fat-thickness-and-volume-quantified-by-256-slice-computed-tomography-scan-with-coronary-artery-disease-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors
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Maryam Mohammadzadeh, Vahid Mohammadzadeh, Madjid Shakiba, Marzieh Motevalli, Azadeh Abedini, Sakineh Kadivar, Pouya Entezari, Ali Mohammadzadeh
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the association between epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) and coronary artery disease (CAD) as well as cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: Complete medical records of subjects were reviewed and cardiovascular risk factors were recorded. Epicardial fat volume (EFV) and epicardial fat thickness (EFT) were measured using digital volumetry of acquired images using a 256-slice CT-scanner. Calcium score was measured using Agatston method in non-contrast images...
March 1, 2018: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688733/drug-use-for-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-diseases-in-golestan-iran-results-from-the-golestan-cohort-study
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Mahdi Nalini, Sadaf G Sepanlou, Akram Pourshams, Hossein Poustchi, Maryam Sharafkhah, Hossein Bahrami, Farin Kamangar, Reza Malekzadeh
BACKGROUND: Little is known about secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases, using cardio-protective drugs, in the community-level, especially in low- and middle-income countries. We aimed to assess main drug use and its predictors in Northeast of Iran. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional analysis on the Golestan Cohort Study data (2004-2008) with 50 045 participants. We assessed drug use in those with a history of ischemic heart disease (IHD) or stroke, recorded by face-to-face interviews...
March 1, 2018: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688297/ten-year-association-of-coronary-artery-calcium-with-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-ascvd-events-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa
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Matthew J Budoff, Rebekah Young, Gregory Burke, J Jeffrey Carr, Robert C Detrano, Aaron R Folsom, Richard Kronmal, Joao A C Lima, Kiang J Liu, Robyn L McClelland, Erin Michos, Wendy S Post, Steven Shea, Karol E Watson, Nathan D Wong
Aims: While coronary artery calcium (CAC) has been extensively validated for predicting clinical events, most outcome studies of CAC have evaluated coronary heart disease (CHD) rather than atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events (including stroke). Also, virtually all CAC studies are of short- or intermediate-term follow-up, so studies across multi-ethnic cohorts with long-term follow-up are warranted prior to widespread clinical use. We sought to evaluate the contribution of CAC using the population-based MESA cohort with over 10 years of follow-up for ASCVD events, and whether the association of CAC with events varied by sex, race/ethnicity, or age category...
April 23, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687581/mortality-risk-is-still-higher-in-people-with-type-1-diabetes-a-population-based-cohort-study-the-ayrshirre-diabetes-follow-up-cohort-adoc-study
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Andrew Collier, Paul J Connelly, Mario Hair, Lyall Cameron, Sujoy Ghosh, Norman Waugh
AIMS: Type 1 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality. Numerous studies have demonstrated that outcomes for diabetes are improved by intensive glycaemic control, blood pressure control, and treatment of dyslipidaemia plus smoking cessation. The aim of this study was to compare mortalities in type 1 diabetes with non-diabetes subjects, and to investigate the effects of age, gender, glycaemic control, socio-economic status, hypertension, ischaemic heart disease (IHD), smoking status, body mass index (BMI) and dyslipidaemia...
April 23, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687041/meta-inflammation-and-cardiometabolic-disease-in-obesity-can-heat-therapy-help
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REVIEW
Brett R Ely, Zachary S Clayton, Carrie E McCurdy, Joshua Pfeiffer, Christopher T Minson
Obesity and associated metabolic dysfunction have reached epidemic proportions worldwide. The current theory linking metabolic disease and obesity involves ischemic adipose tissue initiating an inflammatory cascade that results in systemic insulin resistance and may eventually lead to type II diabetes mellitus. Diabetes and associated metabolic dysfunction increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and fatal cardiovascular events. By targeting key steps in this process, ischemia and inflammation, this cascade may be prevented or reversed and thus metabolic and cardiovascular health may be preserved in obesity...
2018: Temperature: Multidisciplinary Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686787/pattern-duration-of-stay-and-outcomes-of-medical-admissions-a-report-from-teaching-community-hospital-in-assir-region-saudi-arabia
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Mushabab A Al-Ghamdi, Aref A Bin Abdulhak
Background : Population-based studies are the gold standard to understand the burden of different diseases, plan health care policy and resource allocation, and provide an accurate estimate of disease several disease indices including mortality. However, population-based studies are difficult to undertake in a resource-limited situation where no robust data bases and disease registries are available. Therefore, hospital-based cohorts may be used to inform about the community health. Objectives: We sought to study the pattern of disease causing admission, hospital stay, and outcomes of medical admissions to King Abdullah Hospital in Bisha in order to inform clinicians, public health professionals, and policymakers about the current status of diseases within the community in Bisha...
2018: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686666/age-and-age-related-diseases-role-of-inflammation-triggers-and-cytokines
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REVIEW
Irene Maeve Rea, David S Gibson, Victoria McGilligan, Susan E McNerlan, H Denis Alexander, Owen A Ross
Cytokine dysregulation is believed to play a key role in the remodeling of the immune system at older age, with evidence pointing to an inability to fine-control systemic inflammation, which seems to be a marker of unsuccessful aging. This reshaping of cytokine expression pattern, with a progressive tendency toward a pro-inflammatory phenotype has been called "inflamm-aging." Despite research there is no clear understanding about the causes of "inflamm-aging" that underpin most major age-related diseases, including atherosclerosis, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, and aging itself...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686595/association-of-adiponectin-45t-g-polymorphism-with-diabetic-cardiovascular-complications-in-korean-type-2-diabetes
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Myeong Jin Ji, Eu Jeong Ku, Tae Keun Oh, Hyun Jeong Jeon
Background: Adiponectin is an adipokine that regulates lipid and glucose metabolism and has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-atherogenic effects. It also plays an important role in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Methods: This study evaluated the association between adiponectin 45T/G polymorphism and cardiovascular complication in type 2 diabetes in Koreans. Results: The present study included 758 patients with type 2 diabetes...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686026/favorable-modifiable-cardiovascular-risk-profile-is-associated-with-lower-healthcare-costs-among-cancer-patients-the-2012-2013-medical-expenditure-panel-survey
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Jai Singh, Javier Valero-Elizondo, Joseph A Salami, Haider J Warraich, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Erica S Spatz, Nihar Desai, Jamal S Rana, Salim S Virani, Ron Blankstein, Michael J Blaha, Khurram Nasir
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and cancer are among the leading causes of economic burden, morbidity, and mortality in the United States. We aimed to quantify the overall impact of cardiovascular modifiable risk factor (CRF) profile on healthcare expenditures among those with and without ASCVD and/or cancer. METHODS AND RESULTS: The 2012-2013 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, a nationally representative adult sample (≥40 years), was utilized for the study...
April 23, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685860/intensive-systolic-blood-pressure-control-and-incident-chronic-kidney-disease-in-people-with-and-without-diabetes-mellitus-secondary-analyses-of-two-randomised-controlled-trials
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Srinivasan Beddhu, Tom Greene, Robert Boucher, William C Cushman, Guo Wei, Gregory Stoddard, Joachim H Ix, Michel Chonchol, Holly Kramer, Alfred K Cheung, Paul L Kimmel, Paul K Whelton, Glenn M Chertow
BACKGROUND: Guidelines, including the 2017 American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association blood pressure guideline, recommend tighter control of systolic blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes. However, it is unclear whether intensive lowering of systolic blood pressure increases the incidence of chronic kidney disease in this population. We aimed to compare the effects of intensive systolic blood pressure control on incident chronic kidney disease in people with and without type 2 diabetes...
April 20, 2018: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685826/inuit-country-food-diet-pattern-is-associated-with-lower-risk-of-coronary-heart-disease
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Xue Feng Hu, Tiff-Annie Kenny, Hing Man Chan
BACKGROUND: Inuit have experienced a rapid transition in diet and lifestyle over the past several decades, paralleled by the emergence of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. OBJECTIVE: To identify contemporary dietary patterns among Inuit and investigate their association with cardiovascular disease outcomes. DESIGN: This was an association study in a cross-sectional population health and nutrition survey. PARTICIPANTS: The participants included 1,570 adults (aged ≥18 years) from Nunavut in the International Polar Year Inuit Health Survey 2007-2008 who completed diet/health questionnaires and provided blood samples...
April 20, 2018: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685675/predictive-value-of-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-asymptomatic-individuals-with-diabetes-mellitus-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ebba Beller, Felix G Meinel, Franziska Schoeppe, Wolfgang G Kunz, Kolja M Thierfelder, Jörg Hausleiter, Fabian Bamberg, U Joseph Schoepf, Verena S Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: Coronary CT angiography (CTA) is generally not established as a screening tool for asymptomatic individuals. However, it is controversial whether this test may have a role for screening asymptomatic individuals with diabetes mellitus (DM) due to the high prevalence of asymptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD) in this subgroup. METHODS: We searched PubMed and EMBASE through May 2017 for studies that reported on the association between findings at coronary CTA and future cardiac events in asymptomatic individuals with DM...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684619/preventing-type-2-diabetes-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes-the-evidence-and-potential-strategies
#18
REVIEW
Graziano Di Cianni, Emilia Lacaria, Cristina Lencioni, Veronica Resi
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus is a condition strongly related to the development of type 2 diabetes later in life, although the risk and the onset have not been fully identified yet. Although glucose tolerance returns to normal levels after delivery in the majority of women with GDM, this condition represents an early stage in the natural history of T2DM. In addition, women with previous GDM exhibit an increased cardiovascular risk profile and a raised incidence of cardiovascular diseases. Lifestyle changes and pharmacological interventions might be able to reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes in pGDM women, although results are still not conclusive...
April 20, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684544/the-international-childhood-cardiovascular-cohort-i3c-consortium-outcomes-study-of-childhood-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-adult-cardiovascular-morbidity-and-mortality-design-and-recruitment
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Alan R Sinaiko, David R Jacobs, Jessica G Woo, Lydia Bazzano, Trudy Burns, Tian Hu, Markus Juonala, Ronald Prineas, Olli Raitakari, Julia Steinberger, Elaine Urbina, Alison Venn, Cashell Jaquish, Terry Dwyer
Although it is widely thought that childhood levels of cardiovascular (CV) risk factors are related to adult CV disease, longitudinal data directly linking the two are lacking. This paper describes the design and organization of the International Childhood Cardiovascular Cohort Consortium Outcomes Study (i3C Outcomes), the first longitudinal cohort study designed to locate adults with detailed, repeated, childhood biological, physical, and socioeconomic measurements and a harmonized database. I3C Outcomes uses a Heart Health Survey (HHS) to obtain information on adult CV endpoints, using mail, email, telephone, and clinic visits in the United States (U...
April 20, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683884/visit-to-visit-blood-pressure-variation-is-associated-with-outcomes-in-a-u-shaped-fashion-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-complicated-with-systolic-dysfunction-and-or-heart-failure-findings-from-the-ephesus-and-optimaal-trials
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João Pedro Ferreira, Kévin Duarte, Bertram Pitt, Kenneth Dickstein, John J V McMurray, Faiez Zannad, Patrick Rossignol
BACKGROUND: Visit-to-visit office blood pressure variation (BPV) has prognostic implications independent from mean BP across several populations in the cardiovascular field. The association of BPV with outcomes in patients with myocardial infarction (MI) with systolic dysfunction and/or heart failure is yet to be determined. METHODS: Two independent cohorts were assessed: the EPHESUS and the OPTIMAAL trials with a total of more than 12 000 patients. The primary outcome was all-cause death...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
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