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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231259/impact-of-seasonality-and-air-pollutants-on-carotid-femoral-pulse-wave-velocity-and-wave-reflection-in-hypertensive-patients
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Marina Di Pilla, Rosa Maria Bruno, Francesco Stea, Luciano Massetti, Stefano Taddei, Lorenzo Ghiadoni, Pietro Amedeo Modesti
OBJECTIVE: The effects of seasonality on blood pressure (BP) and cardiovascular (CV) events are well established, while the influence of seasonality and other environmental factors on arterial stiffness and wave reflection has never been analyzed. This study evaluated whether seasonality (daily number of hours of light) and acute variations in outdoor temperature and air pollutants may affect carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) and pressure augmentation. DESIGN AND METHOD: 731 hypertensive patients (30-88 years, 417 treated) were enrolled in a cross-sectional study during a 5-year period...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225861/predictors-of-subclinical-atherosclerosis-evaluated-by-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-asymptomatic-young-women-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Rosane Kupfer, Manuella Rangel Larrúbia, Isabela Bussade, Joana Rodrigues Dantas Pereira, Giovanna A Balarini Lima, Marcio Antonio Epifanio, Claudio Domenico Sahione Schettino, Denise Prado Momesso
Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the occurrence and clinical predictors of subclinical atherosclerosis in asymptomatic, young adult women with type 1 DM. Subjects and methods: The study included 45 women with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) (aged 36 ± 9 years) who underwent carotid Doppler ultrasound evaluation to determine the carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) and to assess the occurrence of carotid artery plaques. Insulin sensitivity was assessed by estimated glucose disposal rate (eGDR), and metabolic syndrome (MS) was defined by the World Health Organization criteria...
February 16, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223474/can-pediatric-hypertension-criteria-be-simplified-a-prediction-analysis-of-subclinical-cardiovascular-outcomes-from-the-bogalusa-heart-study
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Bo Xi, Tao Zhang, Shengxu Li, Emily Harville, Lydia Bazzano, Jiang He, Wei Chen
Prehypertension and hypertension in childhood are defined by sex-, age-, and height-specific 90th (or ≥120/80 mm Hg) and 95th percentiles of blood pressure, respectively, by the 2004 Fourth Report. However, these cutoffs are complex and cumbersome for use. This study assessed the performance of a simplified blood pressure definition to predict adult hypertension and subclinical cardiovascular disease. The cohort consisted of 1225 adults (530 men; aged 26.3-47.7 years) from the Bogalusa Heart Study with 27...
February 21, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223221/the-atheroma-plaque-secretome-stimulates-the-mobilization-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-ex-vivo
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Francisco M Vega, Violette Gautier, Cecilia M Fernandez-Ponce, Mª Jesús Extremera, A F Maarten Altelaar, Jaime Millan, Juan C Tellez, Jose A Hernandez-Campos, Rosario Conejero, Jorge Bolivar, Ricardo Pardal, Francisco J Garcia-Cózar, Enrique Aguado, Albert J R Heck, Mª Carmen Duran-Ruiz
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) constitute a promising alternative in cardiovascular regenerative medicine due to their assigned role in angiogenesis and vascular repair. In response to injury, EPCs promote vascular remodeling by replacement of damaged endothelial cells and/or by secreting angiogenic factors over the damaged tissue. Nevertheless, such mechanisms need to be further characterized. In the current approach we have evaluated the initial response of early EPCs (eEPCs) from healthy individuals after direct contact with the factors released by carotid arteries complicated with atherosclerotic plaques (AP), in order to understand the mechanisms underlying the neovascularization and remodeling properties assigned to these cells...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220621/a-low-prevalence-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-is-associated-to-decreased-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease
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Enric Serra-Planas, Eva Aguilera, Laura Castro, Raúl Rodríguez, Isabel Salinas, Anna Lucas, Clara Joaquín, Rocio Puig, Dídac Mauricio, Manel Puig-Domingo
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been proposed as an independent cardiovascular risk factor. This study evaluated the prevalence of NAFLD in a cohort of Type 1 Diabetic (T1D) patients and its potential relationship with subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: Cross-sectional study in which 100 T1D patients (39.4 ± 7.8 years, 54% male, all Caucasian, disease duration 21.7 ± 8.6 years, HbA1c 8.1 ± 1.0 % (64.2 ± 7...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219916/comparison-of-carotid-femoral-and-brachial-ankle-pulse-wave-velocity-in-association-with-target-organ-damage-in-the-community-dwelling-elderly-chinese-the-northern-shanghai-study
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Yuyan Lu, Mengyun Zhu, Bin Bai, Chen Chi, Shikai Yu, Jiadela Teliewubai, Henry Xu, Kai Wang, Jing Xiong, Yiwu Zhou, Hongwei Ji, Ximin Fan, Xuejing Yu, Jue Li, Jacques Blacher, Yi Zhang, Yawei Xu
BACKGROUND: Carotid-femoral pulse-wave velocity (cf-PWV) and brachial-ankle PWV (ba-PWV) are the 2 most frequently applied PWV measurements. However, little is known about the comparison of hypertensive target organ damage (TOD) with cf-PWV and ba-PWV. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 1599 community-dwelling elderly subjects (age >65 years) in northern Shanghai were recruited from June 2014 to August 2015. Both cf-PWV and ba-PWV were measured using SphygmoCor and VP1000 systems, respectively...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219756/atrial-angioleiomyoma-with-myopericytoma-like-features-a-case-report
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Hussein Nassereddine, Aurélie Cazes, Constance Verdonk, Benjamin Assous, Raphael Dautry, Patrick Nataf, Michel Wassef, Lydia Deschamps
A 66-year-old female patient was referred to our hospital for resection of a right atrial mass. Four months earlier, she had suffered an acute cerebrovascular accident due to occlusion of the sylvian segment of the right middle cerebral artery from atheromatous tight stenosis in the right internal carotid artery. Later, investigations with transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography revealed a 3.4-cm right atrial mass that was resected surgically. Microscopic evaluation revealed a well-circumscribed nodular tumor, located within the interatrial septum, and corresponding to an angioleiomyoma (ALM)...
February 8, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218795/defensive-coping-and-essential-amino-acid-markers-as-possible-predictors-for-structural-vascular-disease-in-an-african-and-caucasian-male-cohort-the-sabpa-study
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Marisa Möller, Leoné Malan, Martin Magnusson, Carina M C Mels, Nico T Malan
Defensive coping (DefS), oxidative stress, inflammation, and related amino acids (phenylalanine [Phe] and tyrosine [Tyr]) have been implicated in cardiovascular disease. This study assessed whether inflammation, oxidative stress, changes in essential amino acids, and altered coping strategies are correlated with subclinical vascular changes in African (n = 82) and Caucasian (n = 100) men from the Sympathetic Activity and Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Africans (SABPA) study. The Coping Strategy Indicator questionnaire identified DefS participants...
February 20, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211302/is-c1-lateral-mass-screw-placement-safe-for-the-chinese-indians-and-malays-an-analysis-of-180-computed-tomography-scans
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C K Lee, T S Tan, Cyw Chan, M K Kwan
INTRODUCTION: C1 lateral mass (C1LM) screw is a common procedure in spine surgery. However, related studies are lacking in Asia. We aim to determine the safety of C1LM screw for the Chinese, Indians, and Malays. METHODS: Three-dimensional computed tomographies of 180 subjects (60 from each ethnic) were analyzed. The length and angulations of C1LM screw and the location of internal carotid artery (ICA) in relation to C1LM were assessed and classified according to the classification by Murakami et al...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210619/a-useful-tool-as-a-medical-checkup-in-a-general-population-bioelectrical-impedance-analysis
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Mika Enomoto, Hisashi Adachi, Ako Fukami, Eita Kumagai, Sachiko Nakamura, Yume Nohara, Shoko Kono, Erika Nakao, Nagisa Morikawa, Tomoko Tsuru, Akiko Sakaue, Yoshihiro Fukumoto
Accumulation of visceral fat leads to metabolic syndrome and increases risks of cerebro-cardiovascular diseases, which should be recognized and improved at the early stage in general population. Accurate measurement of visceral fat area (VFA) is commonly performed by the abdominal cross-sectional image measured by computed tomography scan, which is, however, limited due to the radiation exposure. The bioelectrical impedance analysis (OMRON, HDS-2000 DUALSCAN(R)) has been recently developed to measure VFA, which is more easily accessible modality...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202852/association-of-serum-uric-acid-levels-with-leg-ischemia-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-after-treatment
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Yoko Sotoda, Shigeki Hirooka, Hiroyuki Orita, Ichiro Wakabayashi
AIM: We investigated the relationships of serum uric acid levels with the progression of atherosclerosis in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) after treatment. METHODS: Subjects were male patients diagnosed with PAD. Atherosclerosis at the common carotid artery was evaluated based on its intima-media thickness (IMT). Leg arterial flow was evaluated by measuring ankle-brachial index (ABI) and exercise-induced decrease in ABI. RESULTS: Among various risk factors including age, blood pressure, adiposity, estimated glomerular filtration rate, and blood lipid, blood glucose, uric acid, fibrinogen and C-reactive protein levels, only uric acid levels showed significant correlations with ABI [Pearson's correlation coefficient, -0...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199074/inflammatory-markers-and-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-as-potential-bridges-linking-bipolar-disorder-and-cardiovascular-risk-among-adolescents
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Jessica K Hatch, Gustavo Scola, Omodele Olowoyeye, Jordan E Collins, Ana C Andreazza, Alan Moody, Anthony J Levitt, Bradley H Strauss, Krista L Lanctot, Benjamin I Goldstein
OBJECTIVE: Bipolar disorder (BD) is associated with increased rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and inflammatory markers are leading biomarkers in BD. We examined whether these biomarkers underlie the link between BD and CVD proxies among adolescents with bipolar spectrum disorders. METHODS: Subjects were 60 adolescents, 13-19 years old (40 with BD and 20 healthy controls [HCs]). Semistructured interviews determined diagnoses based on DSM-IV...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183429/successful-facial-artery-pseudoaneurysm-coiling-and-pedicle-preservation-following-free-tissue-transfer
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Andrew T Day, Dane J Genther, Ferdinand Hui, Wojciech K Mydlarz, Gillian Griffith, Shaun C Desai
Patients undergoing free tissue reconstruction are at risk for development of an anastomotic pseudoaneurysm, which may present as delayed neck hemorrhage or a pulsatile neck mass. Diagnosis may be achieved by noninvasive imaging, angiography, and exploration. Management strategies for head and neck pseudoaneurysms have included open vessel ligation, open direct vessel repair, endovascular parent vessel embolization, and, most recently, endovascular pseudoaneurysm embolization. In patients with anastomotic pseudoaneurysms where adequate flap inosculation is doubted, endovascular pseudoaneurysm embolization with pedicle preservation may be an appropriate primary treatment approach...
January 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178313/association-between-hba1c-and-carotid-atherosclerosis-among-elderly-koreans-with-normal-fasting-glucose
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Seung Won Lee, Hyeon Chang Kim, Yong-Ho Lee, Bo Mi Song, Hansol Choi, Ji Hye Park, Yumie Rhee, Chang Oh Kim
AIM: We examined whether glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) is associated to carotid atherosclerosis in an elderly Korean population with normal fasting glucose. METHODS: Using data from the Korean Urban Rural Elderly study, we conducted a cross-sectional analysis of 1,133 participants (335 men and 798 women) with a mean age of 71.8 years. All participants had fasting blood glucose less than 100mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L) and HbA1c level below 6.5% (48 mmol/mol). They were also free from a history of cardiovascular disease, known type 2 diabetes mellitus or use of anti-diabetes medications...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166752/a-rare-case-of-bilateral-cervical-vagal-neurofibromas-role-of-high-resolution-ultrasound
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Bin Liu, Yuanding Zhang, Lili Zhang, Fan Zhang, Hongyu Li, Shuang Li, Yafang Liu, Jie Du, Lirong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Neurofibromas originating from vagus nerves are rarely reported in the literature. In particular, plexiform neurofibromas of the bilateral cervical vagus nerve are extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 21-year-old female presented with a 2-year history of swelling on the right side of her neck. Physical examination revealed a soft-tissue mass on the right side of her neck. Ultrasonography (US) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed a tumor centered in the right carotid sheath between the internal jugular vein and the common carotid artery...
February 6, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164885/a-study-of-the-association-of-acanthosis-nigricans-with-subclinical-atherosclerosis
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Elizabeth Guevara-Gutiérrez, Alberto Tlacuilo-Parra, Pedro Gutiérrez-Fajardo, Tania Sánchez-Tenorio, Fernando Barba-Gómez, Alejandra Miranda-Díaz
BACKGROUND: Hyperinsulinism is related to the presence of acanthosis nigricans and atherosclerosis; however, we were unable to find any study on the prevalence of atherosclerosis in acanthosis nigricans. AIMS: To evaluate the prevalence of carotid atherosclerosis and metabolic alterations in Mexican patients with acanthosis nigricans. METHODS: We carried out a cross-sectional study that included 45 patients with acanthosis nigricans, age- and gender-matched with 45 healthy participants...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163519/telescoping-dual-covered-stent-graft-construct-for-endovascular-treatment-of-a-giant-extracranial-carotid-artery-pseudoaneurysm
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Dale Ding, Robert M Starke, Maurice Moriarty, Stefan Brew
Large pseudoaneurysms which compress the parent vessel are challenging lesions to successfully treat with endovascular therapy. We describe the endovascular treatment of a giant extracranial carotid artery (ECCA) pseudoaneurysm resulting in substantial mass effect on the common carotid artery (CCA) bifurcation using a telescoping dual covered stent graft construct. A 56-year-old male was diagnosed with an 8.5 cm × 13 cm pseudoaneurysm arising from the left CCA bifurcation, which was causing luminal narrowing of the CCA and proximal internal carotid artery (ICA)...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156155/assessment-of-diastolic-dysfunction-arterial-stiffness-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-patients-with-acromegaly
#18
Güven Barış Cansu, Nusret Yılmaz, Atakan Yanıkoğlu, Sebahat Özdem, Aytül Belgi Yıldırım, Gültekin Süleymanlar, Hasan Ali Altunbaş
OBJECTIVE: Early diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, the most frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in acromegaly, may be an efficient approach to extending the lifespan of the affected patients. Therefore, it is crucial to determine any cardiovascular diseases in the subclinical period. The study objectives were to determine markers of subclinical atherosclerosis and asses heart structure and functioning. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional single-center study in 53 patients with acromegaly and 22 age- and sex-matched healthy individuals...
February 3, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155610/mineralocorticoid-antagonists-in-esrd-an-overview-of-their-efficacy-and-safety
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Panagiotis I Georgianos, Vasilios Vaios, Theodoros Eleftheriadis, Pantelis Zebekakis, Vassilios Liakopoulos
Add-on mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonists (MRAs) spironolactone and eplerenone can enhance the cardioprotective action of angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors (ACEIs), angiotensin-receptor-blockers (ARBs) and/or β-blockers in non-dialysis patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) and reduced left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction. The efficacy and safety of MRAs among patients on chronic dialysis is less well studied. A growing body of evidence derived from small randomized studies suggests that MRA therapy may improve a number of surrogate cardiovascular (CV) risk factors (i...
February 1, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154165/heritability-of-vascular-structure-and-function-a-parent-child-study
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Justin R Ryder, Nathan D Pankratz, Donald R Dengel, James S Pankow, David R Jacobs, Alan R Sinaiko, Vasu Gooty, Julia Steinberger
BACKGROUND: Understanding the heritable contribution of vascular measures, from parent to offspring, may aid in risk stratification and atherosclerosis prevention efforts. We hypothesized that measures of vascular structure and function would be heritable in this cohort of parents and their adolescent offspring. METHODS AND RESULTS: High-resolution ultrasound scans of the brachial and carotid arteries were obtained in parents (n=558) and their offspring (n=369)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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