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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634464/anti-inflammatory-and-neuroprotective-effects-of-co-ultrapealut-in-a-mouse-model-of-vascular-dementia
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Rosalba Siracusa, Daniela Impellizzeri, Marika Cordaro, Rosalia Crupi, Emanuela Esposito, Stefania Petrosino, Salvatore Cuzzocrea
Vascular dementia (VaD), the second most common cause of cognitive impairment in the population, is a disease that results from reduction in regional cerebral blood flow and involves oxidative stress and inflammation. Co-ultramicronized PEALut (co-ultra PEALut) is a new compound with beneficial effects, which include anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Recently, co-ultraPEALut has been shown to exhibit neuroprotective effects in models of Parkinson's disease, cerebral ischemia and Alzheimer's disease...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630606/clinical-characteristics-target-organ-damage-and-associate-risk-factors-of-resistant-hypertension-determined-by-ambulatory-blood-pressure-monitoring-in-patients-aged-%C3%A2-80-years
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Zhi-Ru Liang, Ling-Gen Gao, Jian Cao, Hua Cui, Li Fan, De-Wei Gao
OBJECTIVES: To investigate clinical characteristics, target organ damage, and the associated risk factors of the patients aged ≥ 80 years with true resistant hypertension (RH). METHODS: Patients aged ≥ 80 years with hypertension (n = 1163) were included in this study. The included participants attended a structured clinical examination and an evaluation of RH was carried out. The prevalence, clinical characteristics and target organ damage of patients with RH were assessed...
May 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629621/differential-effect-of-obesity-on-prevalence-of-cardiac-and-carotid-target-organ-damage-in-hypertension-the-campania-salute-network
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Costantino Mancusi, Eva Gerdts, Maria Angela Losi, Andrea D'Amato, Maria Virginia Manzi, Grazia Canciello, Valentina Trimarco, Nicola De Luca, Giovanni de Simone, Raffaele Izzo
BACKGROUND: Whether increasing body mass index (BMI) is independently associated with parallel increased prevalence of hypertensive vascular and cardiac target organ damage (TOD) needs further clarification. METHODS: We analyzed 8815 hypertensive patients without prevalent cardiovascular disease, participating in the Campania Salute Network, grouped into BMI classes (normal 20-24.9kg/m(2), overweight 25-29.9kg/m(2) and obese ≥30kg/m(2)). Vascular and cardiac TOD was defined as ultrasound plaque (intima-media thickness>1...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625128/the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signalling-pathway-inhibitor-sclerostin-is-a-biomarker-for-early-atherosclerosis-in-obesity
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Djordje S Popovic, Milena Mitrovic, Dragana Tomic-Naglic, Tijana Icin, Ivana Bajkin, Bojan Vukovic, Damir Benc, Zeljko Zivanovic, Branka Kovacev-Zavisic, Edita Stokic
BACKGROUND: Sclerostin is an inhibitor of the wingless-type mouse mammary tumor virus integration site family/β-catenin signalling pathway (WβcSP), which plays an important role in bone metabolism and in vascular biology. It could act protective regarding atherosclerosis development through its effect on WβcSP in vascular cells. Nevertheless, results of studies analyzing association between circulating sclerostin level (CSL) and atherosclerotic diseases (AD) are showing conflicting results...
June 18, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623932/impact-of-glycemic-control-on-aortic-stiffness-left-ventricular-mass-and-diastolic-longitudinal-function-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Michaela Kozakova, Carmela Morizzo, Alan G Fraser, Carlo Palombo
BACKGROUND: Poor glycemic control is associated with impaired left ventricular (LV) diastolic function in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Inappropriate LV mass increase and accelerated aortic stiffening were suggested to participate on deterioration of diastolic function. The present study investigated the inter-relationships between glycemic control, early diastolic and systolic longitudinal velocity of mitral annulus, LV mass and aortic stiffness in T2DM patients free of cardiovascular disease and with preserved LV ejection fraction, and compared them with those observed in healthy volunteers of similar age and sex distribution...
June 17, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617845/frequency-and-significance-of-rare-rnf213-variants-in-patients-with-adult-moyamoya-disease
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Mi-Ae Jang, Jong-Won Chung, Je Young Yeon, Jong-Soo Kim, Seung Chyul Hong, Oh Young Bang, Chang-Seok Ki
PURPOSE: Moyamoya disease (MMD) is a rare cerebrovascular disorder characterized by stenosis of the internal carotid arteries with compensatory development of collateral vessels. Although a founder variant of RNF213, p.Arg4810Lys (c.14429G>A, rs112735431), is a major genetic risk factor for MMD in East Asians, the frequency and disease susceptibility of other variants in this gene remain largely unknown. In the present study, we investigated the association of RNF213 variants with MMD in Korean patients and population controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614214/a-rare-case-of-multiple-thrombi-in-a-giant-left-atrium
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Alfredo Intorcia, Marco A Perrone, Riccardo Morgagni, Domenico Sergi, Massimo Marchei, Mauro Borzi, Francesco Romeo
: Giant left atrium is frequently associated with rheumatic mitral valve disease. The incidence of left atrial thrombus among patients with mitral stenosis and atrial fibrillation varies from 7 to 38%. Anticoagulation therapy achieves a high rate of resolution of left atrial appendage (LAA) and left atrial cavity thrombi, but in selected patients surgical therapy must be considered. An 81-year-old woman presented to our emergency department with repeated episodes of transient ischemic attack. She had a history of carotid artery stenosis, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, rheumatic heart disease, and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613081/maintenance-of-negative-fluid-balance-can-improve-endothelial-and-cardiac-functions-in-primary-hypertensive-patients
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Ali Yeşiltepe, Oguzhan Sıtkı Dizdar, Hasan Gorkem, Engin Dondurmacı, Eyup Ozkan, Ali Koç, Ahmet Oguz Baktır, Ali Ihsan Gunal
PURPOSE: The issue of unidentified volume expansion is well recognized as a cause for resistance to antihypertensive therapy. The aim of study is to identify contribution of negative fluid balance to hypertension control and impact on endothelial and cardiac functions among primary hypertensive patients who do not have kidney failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective interventional study with one-year follow-up. Preceded by volume status measurements were performed by a body composition monitor (BCM), the patients were put on ambulatory blood pressure monitoring for 24 hours...
June 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611087/acute-ischemic-stroke-after-moderate-to-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-incidence-and-impact-on-outcome
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Robert G Kowalski, Juliet K Haarbauer-Krupa, Jeneita M Bell, John D Corrigan, Flora M Hammond, Michel T Torbey, Melissa C Hofmann, Kristen Dams-O'Connor, A Cate Miller, Gale G Whiteneck
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) leads to nearly 300 000 annual US hospitalizations and increased lifetime risk of acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Occurrence of AIS immediately after TBI has not been well characterized. We evaluated AIS acutely after TBI and its impact on outcome. METHODS: A prospective database of moderate to severe TBI survivors, admitted to inpatient rehabilitation at 22 Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems centers and their referring acute-care hospitals, was analyzed...
June 13, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610589/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-is-a-biomarker-for-atherosclerosis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematous-patients-a-cross-sectional-controlled-study
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Gillian Divard, Rachid Abbas, Camille Chenevier-Gobeaux, Noémie Chanson, Brigitte Escoubet, Marie-Paule Chauveheid, Antoine Dossier, Thomas Papo, Monique Dehoux, Karim Sacre
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the main cause of death in systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) patients. The Framingham score underestimates the risk for CVD in this population. Our study aimed to determine whether serum high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (HS-cTnT) might help to identify SLE patients at risk for CVD. METHODS: The presence of carotid plaques was prospectively assessed by ultrasound in 63 consecutive SLE patients asymptomatic for CVD and 18 controls...
June 13, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607901/igg4-related-disease-igg4-rd-presenting-as-a-mass-in-the-carotid-triangle-masquerading-paraganglioma
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T Ramadass, V Balaji, S K J Sheba, K S Vali Ahmed, Raees Abdurahiman
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) which is a protein disorder presented as a mass in the right carotid triangle in a 30 year male patient, who underwent battery of tests is described. The radiologist opined the mass as paraganglioma and the spindle shaped character of the mass also suggested neurogenic tumor in differential diagnosis. Reference to vascular surgeon also opined the same, and adviced for incisional biopsy. Histopathology report suggested IgG4-RD and immunochemistry confirmed the final diagnosis...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603501/cardiac-remodeling-from-middle-age-to-senescence
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Mikko J Möttönen, Olavi Ukkola, Jarmo Lumme, Y Antero Kesäniemi, Heikki V Huikuri, Juha S Perkiömäki
Background: The data on cardiac remodeling outside the scope of myocardial infarction and heart failure are limited. Methods: A cohort of middle-aged hypertensive subjects with age- and gender-matched control subjects without hypertension (n = 1,045, aged 51 ± 6 years) were randomly selected for the OPERA study (Oulu Project Elucidating Risk of Atherosclerosis study). The majority of those who were still alive after more than 20 years of follow-up underwent thorough re-examinations. Results: Left ventricular mass index (LVMI) increased significantly from 106...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596377/trowaglerix-venom-polypeptides-as-a-novel-antithrombotic-agent-by-targeting-immunoglobulin-like-domains-of-glycoprotein-vi-in-platelet
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Chien-Hsin Chang, Ching-Hu Chung, Yi-Shu Tu, Cheng-Chieh Tsai, Chun-Chieh Hsu, Hui-Chin Peng, Yufeng J Tseng, Tur-Fu Huang
OBJECTIVE: Currently prescribed antiplatelet drugs have 1 common side effect-an increased risk of hemorrhage and thrombocytopenia. On the contrary, bleeding defects associated with glycoprotein VI (GPVI) expression deficiency are usually slightly prolonged bleeding times. However, GPVI antagonists are lacking in clinic. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Using reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography and sequencing, we revealed the partial sequence of trowaglerix α subunit, a potent specific GPVI-targeting snaclec (snake venom C-type lectin protein)...
June 8, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583450/intraprocedural-rupture-of-unruptured-cerebral-aneurysms-during-coil-embolization-a-single-center-experience
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Su Hee Cho, Mohammed Denewer, Won Hyong Park, Jae Sung Ahn, Byung Duk Kwun, DeokHee Lee, Jung Cheol Park
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of intraprocedural rupture (IPR) during endovascular coiling is reported to range from 2% to 5%. In this study, we reviewed the single center experiences of IPR during coil embolization for unruptured intracranial aneurysm. METHODS: At our institution, 849 patients were treated with endovascular therapy for unruptured intracranial aneurysm between January 2011 and April 2016. Ten (1.18%) of these patients had documented IPR. We reviewed the medical data to evaluate the characteristics of the aneurysms, angiographic findings related to rupture, management, and outcomes...
June 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577872/association-of-adiponectin-with-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-a-mexican-mestizo-population
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Juan Gabriel Juárez-Rojas, Rosalinda Posadas-Sánchez, María Del Rocío Martínez-Alvarado, Margarita Torres-Tamayo, Esteban Jorge-Galarza, Erika Yamel Mancilla-Valenzuela, Carlos Posadas-Romero, Guillermo Celestino Cardoso-Saldaña, María Del Carmen González-Salazar, Gilberto Vargas-Alarcón, Aida Xochitl Medina-Urrutia
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Adiponectin (ADPN) is a cardioprotective adipocytokine, and its association with atherosclerosis development is controversial. The aim of the present study was to assess the association of low ADPN plasma levels with the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis in a Mexican-Mestizo population without history of diabetes or coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: In 818 subjects (53.4 ± 9 years; 49.9% women) anthropometry, subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue, lipids, glucose, C-reactive protein (CRP), insulin, and ADPN levels were determined...
January 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559657/epicardial-adipose-tissue-thickness-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Elcin Aydın, Cihan Altın, Onur Sakallıoğlu, Mustafa Yılmaz, Esin Gezmiş, Leyla Elif Sade, Haldun Müderrisoğlu
BACKGROUND: It is well-known that cardiovascular risk and all-cause mortality is increased in hemodialysis patients. Epicardial fat thickness (EFT), which reflects visceral adiposity, has been suggested as a new cardiometabolic risk factor. The purpose of this study was to investigate EFT in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: A total of 144 consecutive patients (60 hemodialysis patients and 84 controls) were enrolled into the study, and patients with diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) were excluded...
May 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554682/liver-and-cardiovascular-damage-in-patients-with-lean-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-association-with-visceral-obesity
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Anna Ludovica Fracanzani, Salvatore Petta, Rosa Lombardi, Giuseppina Pisano, Maurizio Russello, Dario Consonni, Vito Di Marco, Calogero Cammà, Laura Mensi, Paola Dongiovanni, Luca Valenti, Antonio Craxì, Silvia Fargion
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Lean non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is defined as NAFLD that develops in patients with a body mass index (BMI) below 25 kg/m(2). We investigated the differences between lean NAFLD and NAFLD in overweight and obese persons, factors associated with the severity of liver and cardiovascular disease, and the effects of visceral obesity. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 669 consecutive patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD seen at 3 liver centers in Italy...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554006/chronic-arsenic-exposure-and-risk-of-carotid-artery-disease-the-strong-heart-study
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Farrah J Mateen, Maria Grau-Perez, Jonathan S Pollak, Katherine A Moon, Barbara V Howard, Jason G Umans, Lyle G Best, Kevin A Francesconi, Walter Goessler, Ciprian Crainiceanu, Eliseo Guallar, Richard B Devereux, Mary J Roman, Ana Navas-Acien
BACKGROUND: Inorganic arsenic exposure from naturally contaminated groundwater is related to vascular disease. No prospective studies have evaluated the association between arsenic and carotid atherosclerosis at low-moderate levels. We examined the association of long-term, low-moderate inorganic arsenic exposure with carotid arterial disease. METHODS: American Indians, 45-74 years old, in Arizona, Oklahoma, and North and South Dakota had arsenic concentrations (sum of inorganic and methylated species, μg/g urine creatinine) measured from baseline urine samples (1989-1991)...
August 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545398/advanced-glycation-end-products-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-and-early-reduced-diastolic-heart-function
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Leif Brunvand, Martin Heier, Cathrine Brunborg, Kristian F Hanssen, Drude Fugelseth, Knut Haakon Stensaeth, Knut Dahl-Jørgensen, Hanna Dis Margeirsdottir
BACKGROUND: Reduced diastolic function is an early sign of diabetes cardiomyopathy in adults and is associated with elevated levels of HbA1c and advanced glycation end products (AGEs). OBJECTIVE: To assess the associations between early reduced diastolic function and elevated levels of HbA1c and AGEs in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D). METHODS: One hundred fourty six T1D patients (age 8-18 years) without known diabetic complications were examined with tissue Doppler imaging and stratified into two groups according to diastolic function...
May 25, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545166/childhood-predictors-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-adulthood-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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O Ajala, F Mold, C Boughton, D Cooke, M Whyte
Childhood obesity predicts the risk of adult adiposity, which is associated with the earlier onset of cardiovascular disease [adult atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, ACVD: hypertension, increased carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) stroke, ischemic heart disease (IHD)] and dysglycaemia. Because it is not known whether childhood obesity contributes to these diseases, we conducted a systematic review of studies that examine the ability of measures of obesity in childhood to predict dysglycaemia and ACVD...
May 25, 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
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