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Bin Bai, Jiadela Teliewubai, Yuyan Lu, Shikai Yu, Jing Xiong, Chen Chi, Yiwu Zhou, Hongwei Ji, Ximin Fan, Jacques Blacher, Jue Li, Yi Zhang, Yawei Xu
This study aimed to investigate the discrepancy between pulse wave velocity (PWV) and pulse pressure amplification (PPA) in association with hypertensive target organ damage (TOD) in the elderly. From June 2014 to August 2015, 1599 participants aged >65 years old from communities located in northern Shanghai were recruited. Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV), peripheral blood pressure (BP), central BP and other TOD indicators, including the ratio of the early ventricular filling velocity (E) to the peak velocity of the tissue Doppler velocity of septal mitral annulus (E/Ea), left ventricular mass index (LVMI), carotid intima-medium thickness (CIMT), estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), and urinary albumin-creatinine ratio (ACR), were determined for each participant...
March 13, 2018: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
Bin Wu, Jingshan Huang, Keisuke Fukuo, Kazuhisa Suzuki, Gen Yoshino, Tsutomu Kazumi
The aim of this study was to assess whether the gender-specific pattern of fat mass (FM) distribution is related to gender differences in cardiometabolic risk factors. 207 healthy middle-aged Japanese were included in the study. We measured FM in the total body, trunk, and lower-body with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). The percentage of trunk FM (TFM) and lower-body FM (LFM) is noted as %TFM and %LFM, respectively. Other measurements included glucose and insulin during oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), leptin, adiponectin, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), tumor necrosis factor- α (TNF- α ), C-reactive protein (CRP), and systemic oxidative stress marker...
2018: International Journal of Endocrinology
Gokalp Altun, Zerrin Pulathan, Dogus Hemsinli
True extracranial carotid artery aneurysms (ECCAs) are uncommon. Atherosclerosis is the most common etiological factor. Neck pain, a pulsatile mass and murmur at auscultation are the most common symptoms. ECCAs may exhibit severe clinical manifestations due to complications. Cases of rupture can be fatal. There is a risk of distal embolization and stroke in thrombosed cases. We discuss two cases of enlarged ECCA treated surgically in the light of the most recent literature.
March 2018: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Smitha R Vidi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hypertension is an independent risk factor for progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children. Children with early CKD develop hypertension secondary to renal disease. This review aims to highlight recent advances that help us better understand the current role of hypertension in progression of CKD in children. RECENT FINDINGS: There is increasing evidence that children with CKD who have hypertension develop early atherosclerosis and cardiac adaptive changes...
April 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Lukas Streese, Arne Deiseroth, Juliane Schäfer, Arno Schmidt-Trucksäss, Henner Hanssen
Background: Age is a key determinant for the development of cardiovascular disease and higher age coincides with an increased prevalence of obesity and physical inactivity. The study examines the influence of physical activity on aging processes of physiological systems focusing on the mechanisms of vascular aging. Methods/Design: The study consists of two parts. The cross-sectional approach aims at examining the association of physical fitness and cardiovascular risk with large and small artery function in healthy older active (HOA, n = 40) and sedentary (HOS, n = 40) persons as well as older sedentary individuals with increased cardiovascular risk (OSR, n = 80) aged 50-80 years...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Bülent Erdoğan, Barış Eser, Özlem Yayar, Mehmet Deniz Aylı
OBJECTIVE: Recently, the role of hepcidin as a cardiovascular marker in the chronic kidney disease (CKD) population has gained interest. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between serum hepcidin-25, inflammation, iron parameters, and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. METHODS: A total of 58 patients (30 male, 51.3%; mean age: 46.8±13.6 years; mean dialysis duration: 69.2±39.1 months) were included in this cross-sectional study...
March 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
Figen Govsa, Mehmet Asim Ozer, Huseyin Biceroglu, Asli Beril Karakas, Sedat Cagli, Cenk Eraslan, Ahmet Kemal Alagoz
BACKGROUND: Transarticular screw fixation has fatal complications such as vertebral artery (VA), carotid artery and spinal cord injuries. The landmarks for deciding the entry point for C1 lateral mass screws were clarified by using life-size three dimensional (3D) patient specific spine models. METHODS: This study included a total of 10 patients with C1 fractures. Dual CT scan data from C1 pre and post screwing of them were modified into 3D patient specific life-size cervical spine models...
March 3, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Yi-Bang Cheng, Qian-Hui Guo, Dong-Yan Zhang, Ying Wang, Qi-Fang Huang, Chang-Sheng Sheng, Ji-Guang Wang, Jan A Staessen, Yan Li
OBJECTIVE: Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) was associated with serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) in untreated Chinese. We investigated in the same cohort whether cfPWV, brachial-ankle (baPWV) and heart-brachial (hbPWV) pulse wave velocity (PWV) were associated with rs6127099 (CYP24A1) and rs4074995 (RGS14). A previously published genome-wide association study demonstrated that each additional copy of the T (rs6127099) or G (rs4074995) allele was associated with a 7% or 3% higher serum PTH, respectively...
March 5, 2018: Blood Pressure
Angela E Rankine-Mullings, Nadine Morrison-Levy, Deanne Soares, Karen Aldred, Lesley King, Susanna Ali, Jennifer M Knight-Madden, Margaret Wisdom-Phipps, Robert J Adams, Russell E Ware, Marvin Reid
This study investigated the association of nutritional and haematological variables with maximum time-averaged mean velocity (TAMV) measured by transcranial Doppler (TCD) velocity and the agreement of classification between two protocols. TCD categories included: normal (<170 cm/s), conditional (170-199 cm/s) and abnormal (≥200 cm/s) based on TAMV in distal internal carotid artery (dICA), middle cerebral artery (MCA), internal carotid bifurcation, anterior and posterior cerebral arteries. Of 358 children with sickle cell anaemia (SCA) examined, the mean age (±standard deviation) was 7·4 ± 2·7 years; 13·1% and 6·7% had conditional and abnormal velocities, respectively...
March 5, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
Stavros K Kakkos, Peter Zampakis, George C Lampropoulos, Leonidas Paridis, Charalampos Kaplanis, Dimitra Bantouna, Konstantinos M Nikolakopoulos, Chrysanthi P Papageorgopoulou, Christina Kalogeropoulou, Ioannis A Tsolakis
A 41-year-old woman presented with a large painful and tender mass of the left side of her neck located just below the angle of the mandible. She was also complaining of frequent attacks of symptoms ranging from dizziness upon resuming the erect position to frank syncope. Color-coded duplex showed a large well-vascularized vascular mass at the level of the carotid bifurcation, suggesting the diagnosis of a carotid body tumor (CBT). A computerized tomographic angiography confirmed the diagnosis of a CBT, which measured 5...
January 1, 2018: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Anas Minkara, Reena Dhanda-Patil, Yash Patil
Pleomorphic adenomas are considered the most common salivary gland tumors, although they rarely occur in the parapharyngeal space. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of a parapharyngeal parotid pleomorphic adenoma causing syncope. A 57-year-old man was admitted for left-sided blurred vision, left-sided weakness, dysarthria, lightheadedness, and syncope. Upon his admission, an electrocardiogram showed sinus bradycardia, and computed tomography of the neck with contrast showed a large parapharyngeal mass involving the prestyloid compartment, leading to compression of blood flow through the internal carotid artery...
January 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Yasuharu Tabara, Michiya Igase, Kazuya Setoh, Takahisa Kawaguchi, Yoko Okada, Maya Ohara, Yoshimitsu Takahashi, Shinji Kosugi, Yasumasa Ohyagi, Tetsuro Miki, Takeo Nakayama, Katsuhiko Kohara, Fumihiko Matsuda
Clinical implication of a high ankle-brachial index (ABI) is not well known. Based on our previous study, we suspected that body composition may be a determinant of a high ABI and may consequently modulate the clinical significance of a high ABI. Datasets of two studies with independent cohorts, the anti-aging study cohort (n = 1765) and the Nagahama study cohort (n = 8,039), were analyzed in this study, in which appendicular muscle mass was measured by computed tomography and bioelectrical impedance analysis, respectively...
February 28, 2018: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
Jean-Barthelemy Gnakamene, Michel E Safar, Bernard I Levy, Brigitte Escoubet
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) torsion plays a key role in cardiac efficiency. In hypertension, aortic stiffening augments cardiac afterload. However, little is known about the links between LV regional contraction and aortic stiffness. We, therefore, investigated these relationships and their contribution to LV diastolic function. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study included normotensive and hypertensive individuals with normal LV ejection. Apical, basal, and global LV rotation rate and LV global longitudinal strain were measured (2-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography)...
February 28, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
Max Jonathan Stumpf, Christian Alexander Schaefer, Jan Krycki, Robert Schueler, Carmen Pizarro, Georg Nickenig, Martin Steinmetz, Dirk Skowasch, Izabela Tuleta
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an independent risk factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases. Aim of this present study was to evaluate and extend recent research on the influence of obstructive sleep apnea on vascular strain. METHODS: A total number of 98 patients were integrated in the study. Patients were grouped according to the Apnea-Hypopnea-Index (AHI) in patients with mild-to-moderate OSA (5/h ≤ AHI < 30/h), severe OSA (AHI ≥ 30/h) and controls (AHI < 5/h)...
2018: PloS One
Daniel L Faden, Marion A Hughes, Philippe Lavigne, Brian T Jankowitz, Eric W Wang, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda, Paul A Gardner, Carl H Snyderman
BACKGROUND: Nontraumatic pseudoaneurysms of the cranial base are rare and present unique diagnostic and treatment dilemmas compared with both true aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms outside of the cranial base. There is a dearth of knowledge regarding the management of these complicated lesions. METHODS: Nontraumatic pseudoaneurysms of the cranial base internal carotid artery (ICA) were retrospectively identified at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center through a key word search of cranial base cases from 2010 to 2017...
February 27, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
Dhananjay Yadav, Suk-Jeong Kim, Jae-Ryong Kim, Kyung-Hyun Cho
BACKGROUND: Central blood pressure is closely related to the important cardiovascular intermediate end points, such as vascular hypertrophy and extent of carotid atherosclerosis. Therefore it is prudent to study correlation among central aortic blood pressure, body composition, lipid profiles, and pulse wave velocity in population-based study. Consequently, we investigate the correlation between central aortic blood pressure and other risk parameters of hypertension such as body composition and lipid profile...
February 27, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
Lulu Chen, Binyan Wang, Jiancheng Wang, Qianyun Ban, Hongxu Wu, Yun Song, Jingping Zhang, Jingjing Cao, Ziyi Zhou, Lishun Liu, Tianyu Cao, Lan Gao, Huiyuan Guo, Tao Zhang, Genfu Tang, Xiao Huang, Yan Zhang, Jianping Li, Yong Huo, Xiaoshu Cheng, Tonghua Zang, Xiping Xu, Hao Zhang, Xianhui Qin
Both increased arterial stiffness and higher total homocysteine (tHcy) are associated with an elevated risk for cardiovascular disease. However, the relationship between tHcy and arterial stiffness is still inconclusive. The authors aimed to test the relationship of tHcy with carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) and examine the possible effect modifiers in adults. A study was conducted from July to September 2016 in Jiangsu Province, China. A total of 16 644 participants were enrolled in the final analysis...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
Mohamed A Zayed, Fong-Fu Hsu, Bruce W Patterson, Yan Yan, Uzma Naim, Malik Darwesh, Gayan De Silva, Chao Yang, Clay F Semenkovich
Patients with diabetes are at higher risk of developing carotid artery stenosis and resultant stroke. Arachidonoyl phospholipids affect plaque inflammation and vulnerability, but whether diabetic patients have unique carotid artery phospholipidomic profiles is unknown. We performed a comprehensive paired analysis of phospholipids in extracranial carotid endarterectomy (CEA) plaques of matched diabetic and nondiabetic patients and analyzed mass spectrometry-derived profiles of three phospholipids - plasmenyl-phosphatidylethanolamine (pPE), phosphatidylserine (PS), and phosphatidylinositol (PI) - in minimally diseased (MIN) and maximally diseased (MAX) CEA segments...
February 24, 2018: Journal of Lipid Research
Gabriel Neves Saad Teles, Paulo Eduardo Zerati Monteiro, Raphael Raphe
INTRODUCTION: Splenosis is defined as the heterotopic autoimplantation of splenic tissue following trauma to or surgery on the spleen. CLINICAL CASE: We present a case of an asymptomatic 73-year-old male in whom hypervascular lesions were detected during routine exams. The patient reported a history of carotid artery surgery and cholecystectomy; he had a laparotomy incision from childhood but was unaware of the reason for it. The patient exhibited slightly elevated carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels...
February 17, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Duygu Has Şimşek, Yasemin Şanlı, Serkan Kuyumcu, Bora Başaran, Ayşe Mudun
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to present our experience in the baseline evaluation of carotid body paragangliomas (CBP) with68 Ga-DOTATATE PET-CT. METHODS: Five patients (4F, 1M; age 24-73 years) with CBPs who underwent68 Ga-DOTATATE PET-CT scan before the treatment were evaluated retrospectively. PET-CT images were analyzed visually as well as semiquantitatively, with measurement of maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax ). RESULTS: All patients had unilateral CBP lesion, showed intense68 Ga-DOTATATE uptake in PET-CT...
February 21, 2018: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
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