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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147633/a-unique-case-of-carotid-splaying-by-a-cervical-vagal-neurofibroma-and-the-role-of-neuroradiology-in-surgical-management
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Sally A Itawi, Mark Buehler, Robert E Mrak, Tarek R Mansour, Yacine Medhkour, Azedine Medhkour
Carotid splaying, also known as the Lyre sign, is a widening of the carotid bifurcation due to the displacement of the internal carotid artery and the external carotid artery just distal to the point of divergence. This phenomenon is classically exhibited by highly vascularized carotid body tumors and, in rare cases, by cervical sympathetic chain schwannomas. Demonstration of the Lyre sign by a cervical vagal neurofibroma, however, is a unique occurrence that has not been previously documented in the literature...
September 7, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142811/carotid-artery-stiffness-and-development-of-hypertension-in-people-with-paraplegia-and-no-overt-cardiovascular-disease-a-7-year-follow-up-study
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Olga Vriz, Nicole Bertin, Arianna Ius, Emiliana Bizzarini, Eduardo Bossone, Francesco Antonini-Canterin
Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare arterial stiffness between people with paraplegia and able-bodied persons (ABPs) and to assess cardiovascular markers that may be predictive of the development of arterial hypertension in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Setting: This study was conducted at rehabilitation Hospital, Udine (Italy). Methods: Fifty-seven patients with SCI were prospectively enrolled and compared with 88 healthy ABPs...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141949/microvascular-insulin-resistance-in-skeletal-muscle-and-brain-occurs-early-in-the-development-of-juvenile-obesity-in-pigs
#3
T Dylan Olver, Zachary Ian Grunewald, Thomas J Jurrissen, Rebecca Ek MacPherson, Paul J LeBlanc, Teagan R Schnurbusch, Alana M Czajkowski, Maurice Harold Laughlin, R Scott Rector, Shawn B Bender, Eric M Walters, Craig A Emter, Jaume Padilla
BACKGROUND: Impaired microvascular insulin signaling may develop prior to overt indices of microvascular endothelial dysfunction and represent an early pathological feature of adolescent obesity. Using a translational porcine model of juvenile obesity, we tested the hypotheses that in the early stages of obesity development, impaired insulin signaling manifests in skeletal muscle (triceps), brain (prefrontal cortex) and corresponding vasculatures, and that depressed insulin-induced vasodilation is reversible with acute inhibition of protein kinase C beta (PKCβ)...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131062/cardio-renal-determinants-of-erectile-dysfunction-in-primary-prevention-a-cross-sectional-study
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Vilma Dzenkeviciute, Zaneta Petrulioniene, Egidija Rinkuniene, Virginijus Sapoka, Marija Petrylaite, Jolita Badariene
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between severity of erectile dysfunction, cardiovascular risk and target organ (heart, renal, vascular) damage in men free of cardiovascular diseases (CV). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study included 182 men: 100 with erectile dysfunction (ED) (IIEF mean score ≤ 21) and 82 without ED (IIEF mean score > 21). The ED was assessed using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5). Ultrasound was used to evaluate carotid plaques and left ventricular mass, geometry and diastolic function...
November 5, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130662/-the-role-of-bone-morphogenic-protein-4-in-the-progression-of-vein-graft-hyperplastic-remodeling-under-hyperglycemic-condition
#5
Deng-Feng Fang, Hong-Wei Zhang, Jun Gu, Kang-Jun Fan, Huai-Min Liang, Jia-Yu Shen, Er-Yong Zhang, Jia Hu
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to assess the vessel wall characteristics and the expression levels of bone morphogenic protein4(BMP4) and proliferating cell antigen Ki67 in vein grafts harvested from diabetic rats,and to investigate the role of BMP4 in progression of vein graft hyperplastic remodeling under hyperglycemic condition. METHODS: 48 male SpragueDawky rats [body mass (194±16) g] aged 8 weeks were randomly divided into diabetes mellitus (DM) group ( n=24) and nondiabetes mellitus (NDM) group ( n=24)...
September 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129234/whole-grain-consumption-is-negatively-correlated-with-obesity-associated-aortic-stiffness-a-hypothesis
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Marilyn S Campbell, Bradley S Fleenor
OBJECTIVE: Obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease that increases aortic stiffness, which predicts future cardiovascular events. Additionally, obesity is associated with overconsumption, which contributes to aortic stiffening. Recent work has highlighted the role of various foods and nutrients on aortic stiffness among the general population. The objective of the present study was to explore the influence of dietary factors on obesity-associated aortic stiffness, as food choices might be a potential explanation for accelerated aortic stiffening in obesity rather than overconsumption alone...
January 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129081/identification-of-mature-atherosclerotic-plaque-proteome-signatures-using-data-independent-acquisition-mass-spectrometry
#7
Nicole Hansmeier, Josef Buttigieg, Pankaj Kumar, Shaneen Pelle, Kyoo Yoon Choi, David Kopriva, Tzu-Chiao Chao
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease with complex pathobiology and one of the most common causes of cardiovascular events. The process is characterized by complex vascular remodeling processes that require the actions of numerous proteins. The composition of atherosclerotic plaque is increasingly recognized as a major factor governing the occurrence of cardiovascular or neurological symptoms. In order to gain deeper insights in the composition of atherosclerotic plaques, we created quantitative proteome profiles of advanced plaque tissues of six male patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy for stroke prevention...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126178/the-impact-of-intradialytic-pedaling-exercise-on-arterial-stiffness-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-in-a-hemodialysis-population
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Alexandra B Cooke, Vincent Ta, Sameena Iqbal, Yessica-Haydee Gomez, Thomas Mavrakanas, Paul Barré, Murray Vasilevsky, Elham Rahme, Stella S Daskalopoulou
Objectives: Regular exercise is known to reduce arterial stiffness (AS) in hemodialysis patients. However, the impact of a more realistic intradialytic form of exercise, such as pedaling, is unclear. We aimed to examine 1) the effect of intradialytic pedaling exercise on AS over 4 months, and 2) the longer-term effect of pedaling on AS 4 months after exercise cessation. Methods: Patients on stable in-center hemodialysis (3x/week) were randomly assigned 1:1 to either intradialytic pedaling exercise (EX) or to a control group receiving usual hemodialysis (nonEX) for 4 months...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123443/plasma-atherogenic-index-is-an-independent-indicator-of-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#9
Ali Ugur Uslu, Adem Kucuk, Abdullah Icli, Erkan Cure, Davut Sakiz, Sevket Arslan, Rabia Aydogan Baykara
Objective: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is characterized by chronic inflammation. Plasma atherogenic index (PAI) is a valuable marker for the cardiovascular disease and cardiac risk. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role and clinical use of PAI in atherosclerosis and the cardiac risk in SLE patients. Materials and Methods: We included 56 female SLE patients who were selected according to the American College of Rheumatology (1997) diagnosis criteria...
October 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113385/association-between-body-mass-index-and-presence-of-carotid-plaque-among-low-income-adults-aged-45-years-and-older-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-in-rural-china
#10
Yongzhong Lou, Bin Li, Lan Su, Zhenhong Mu, Minghao Sun, Hongfei Gu, Jingxian Ni, Yanan Wu, Jun Tu, Jinghua Wang, Xianjia Ning
Carotid plaque is a good surrogate endpoint for assessing arterial atherosclerosis, and atherosclerosis is a reliable predictor of cardiovascular diseases. However, the effect of body mass index on carotid plaque is unknown. Therefore, we aimed to explore the association between body mass index and carotid plaque in a low-income Chinese population. Residents aged ≥45 years and free of stroke and cardiovascular diseases were enrolled and divided into four groups based on body mass index. B-mode ultrasonography was performed to measure carotid plaque...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111104/carotid-femoral-pulse-wave-velocity-in-a-healthy-adult-sample-the-elsa-brasil-study
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Marcelo Perim Baldo, Roberto S Cunha, Maria Del Carmen B Molina, Dora Chór, Rosane H Griep, Bruce B Duncan, Maria Inês Schmidt, Antonio L P Ribeiro, Sandhi M Barreto, Paulo A Lotufo, Isabela M Bensenor, Alexandre C Pereira, José Geraldo Mill
BACKGROUND: Aging declines essential physiological functions, and the vascular system is strongly affected by artery stiffening. We intended to define the age- and sex-specific reference values for carotid-to-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV) in a sample free of major risk factors. METHODS AND RESULTS: The ELSA-Brasil study enrolled 15,105 participants aged 35-74years. The healthy sample was achieved by excluding diabetics, those over the optimal and normal blood pressure levels, body mass index ≤18...
October 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110385/vitamin-d-and-progression-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-hiv-positive-canadians
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H Huff, A T Merchant, E Lonn, E Pullenayegum, F Smaill, M Smieja
OBJECTIVES: Based on a growing body of evidence implicating low vitamin D status in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD), we hypothesized that in Canadian HIV-positive adults, low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentration would be associated with increased subclinical vascular disease progression. METHODS: We prospectively studied the relationship between baseline 25(OH)D and subsequent progression of carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) between 2002 and 2011, in the Canadian HIV Vascular Study using stored blood specimens...
November 6, 2017: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102868/associations-of-adversity-in-childhood-and-risk-factors-for-cardiovascular-disease-in-mid-adulthood
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Emma L Anderson, Abigail Fraser, Rishi Caleyachetty, Rebecca Hardy, Debbie A Lawlor, Laura D Howe
Studies assessing associations of childhood psychosocial adversity (e.g. sexual abuse, physical neglect, parental death), as opposed to socioeconomic adversity, with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in adulthood are scarce. The aim of this study is to assess associations of various types of psychosocial adversity and cumulative adversity in childhood, with multiple CVD risk factors in mid-life. At study enrolment, women from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (N=3612) retrospectively reported: lack of maternal care, maternal overprotection, parental mental illness, household dysfunction, sexual abuse, physical and emotional abuse, and neglect in childhood...
November 2, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099231/effects-of-high-intensity-intermittent-training-on-vascular-function-in-obese-preadolescent-boys
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Napasakorn Chuensiri, Daroonwan Suksom, Hirofumi Tanaka
BACKGROUND: High-intensity intermittent training (HIIT) may serve as an effective alternative to traditional endurance training, since HIIT has been shown to induce greater improvements in aerobic fitness and health-related markers in adult populations. Our objective was to determine whether HIIT and supramaximal high-intensity intermittent training (supra-HIIT) would improve vascular structure and function in obese preadolescent boys. METHODS: Before the baseline testing, 48 obese preadolescent boys, aged 8-12 years, were randomly assigned into control (CON; n = 16), HIIT (8 × 2 minutes at 90% peak power output, n = 16), and supra-HIIT (8 × 20 seconds at 170% peak power output, n = 16) groups...
November 3, 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070829/hemoglobin-a1c-and-c-reactive-protein-are-independently-associated-with-blunted-nocturnal-blood-pressure-dipping-in-obesity-related-prediabetes
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Abbi D Lane-Cordova, Graziela Z Kalil, Christopher J Wagner, Amy L Sindler, Jess G Fiedorowicz, Tiwaloluwa Ajibewa, William G Haynes, Gary L Pierce
Blunted nocturnal dipping in blood pressure (BP) is associated with increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in middle-aged/older adults. The prevalence of blunted nocturnal BP dipping is higher in persons with obesity and diabetes, conditions that are also associated with elevated aortic stiffness and inflammation. Therefore, we hypothesized that elevated glycemia, inflammation and aortic stiffness would be inversely associated with the magnitude of nocturnal systolic BP dipping among middle-aged/older adults with obesity at high CVD risk...
October 26, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064476/perirenal-fat-is-related-to-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-children
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J Bassols, J-M Martínez-Calcerrada, A Prats-Puig, G Carreras-Badosa, S Xargay-Torrent, E Lizarraga-Mollinedo, M Feliu-Alsina, E Riera-Pérez, I Osiniri, F de Zegher, L Ibáñez, A López-Bermejo
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: It is well known that increased abdominal fat is associated with cardiovascular (CV) risk. Perirenal fat has been recently associated with CV risk in adults. However, studies with children are lacking. We investigated the relationship of perirenal fat and other abdominal fat depots (including preperitoneal, intra-abdominal and subcutaneous fat) with carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT-a surrogate marker of CV risk) in prepubertal children, so as to identify novel markers that can be easily assessed and used in the early prevention of cardiovascular disease...
September 25, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063904/study-of-carotid-intimal-medial-thickness-in-essential-hypertension-with-or-without-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
#17
Himanshu Khutan, Simmi Aggarwal, K S Kajal, Ravinder Garg, Rupinderjeet Kaur, Amanpreet Kaur
INTRODUCTION: Hypertension and atherosclerosis though separate entities, are interrelated as hypertension plays an important role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. This study was undertaken to study the association of carotid intimal medial thickness with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in hypertensive patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hundred hypertensives (JNC-7, Stage 1 and 2) between 30 and 55 years were enrolled in this prospective observational study conducted at a tertiary care teaching institute of Punjab, India...
October 2017: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063806/does-a-mediterranean-type-dietary-pattern-exert-a-cardio-protective-effect-outside-the-mediterranean-region-a-review-of-current-evidence
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Gabriele Mocciaro, Nida Ziauddeen, Justyna Godos, Marina Marranzano, Mei-Yen Chan, Sumantra Ray
Current evidence suggests a beneficial effect of the Mediterranean diet (MD) on human health. This has led to a rise in studies investigating the role of the MD in cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention outside the region of its origin. We aimed to outline the evolving understanding of the MD and to provide an overview of adherence to MD in non-Mediterranean countries and the modulatory effects of MD on CVD biomarkers. Evidence suggest that MD may exert a protective effect on CVD via ameliorating blood lipid profile and blood pressure...
October 24, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059860/brachial-artery-stiffness-estimation-using-artsens
#19
V Raj Kiran, P M Nabeel, Jayaraj Joseph, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam
Central and peripheral arteries stiffening prominently affect hemodynamics thus increasing the risk of coronary heart disease, chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease. There are several commercially available non-invasive measurement technologies for the evaluation of stiffness that are expensive, demand dedicated expertise and fall short for mass screening. Considering this, we have developed ARTSENS(®), a highly compact and portable image-free ultrasound device for evaluation of arterial stiffness...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052078/carotid-artery-reactivity-during-sympathetic-activation-following-acute-resistance-exercise
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Kevin S Heffernan, Wesley K Lefferts, Eun Sun Yoon, Soo Hyun Park, Yong Hee Lee, Sae Young Jae
OBJECTIVE: Acute resistance exercise has been shown to reduce brachial endothelial function. Whether there are concomitant reductions in carotid endothelial function remains unexplored. METHODS: Cold pressor test-mediated vasodilation of the carotid artery was used to assess carotid endothelial function in 15 young and healthy participants (age 26 ± 1 years, body mass index 24 ± 1 kg/m(2)) after acute resistance exercise or an inactive time control condition...
December 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
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