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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451687/gpcrs-in-context-sexual-dimorphism-in-the-cardiovascular-system
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REVIEW
Margaret A Mouat, James L J Coleman, Nicola J Smith
Cardiovascular disease remains the largest cause of mortality worldwide and there is a clear gender gap in disease occurrence: men are predisposed to earlier onset of cardiovascular disease, including atherosclerosis and hypertension, than are women. Oestrogen may be a driving factor for female-specific cardioprotection, though androgens and sex chromosomes are also likely to contribute to sexual dimorphism in the cardiovascular system. Many G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR)-mediated processes are involved in cardiovascular homeostasis and some exhibit clear sex-divergence...
February 16, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450979/guidance-on-home-blood-pressure-monitoring-a-statement-of-the-hope-asia-network
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Kazuomi Kario, Sungha Park, Peera Buranakitjaroen, Yook-Chin Chia, Chen-Huan Chen, Romeo Divinagracia, Satoshi Hoshide, Jinho Shin, Saulat Siddique, Jorge Sison, Arieska Ann Soenarta, Guru Prasad Sogunuru, Jam Chin Tay, Yuda Turana, Lawrence Wong, Yuqing Zhang, Ji-Guang Wang
Hypertension is an important modifiable cardiovascular risk factor and a leading cause of death throughout Asia. Effective prevention and control of hypertension in the region remain a significant challenge despite the availability of several regional and international guidelines. Out-of-office measurement of blood pressure (BP), including home BP monitoring (HBPM), is an important hypertension management tool. Home BP is better than office BP for predicting cardiovascular risk and HBPM should be considered for all patients with office BP ≥ 130/85 mm Hg...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449946/prescriber-continuity-and-medication-availability-in-older-adults-with-cardiometabolic-conditions
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Matthew L Maciejewski, Bradley G Hammill, Corrine I Voils, Laura Ding, Elizabeth A Bayliss, Lesley H Curtis, Virginia Wang
Background: Many older adults have multiple conditions and see multiple providers, which may impact their use of essential medications. Objective: We examined whether the number of prescribers of these medications was associated with the availability of medications, a surrogate for adherence, to manage diabetes, hypertension or dyslipidemia. Methods: A retrospective cohort of 383,145 older adults with diabetes, hypertension or dyslipidemia in the US Medicare program living in 10 states...
2018: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449707/modulation-of-cardiac-stem-cell-characteristics-by-metoprolol-in-hypertensive-heart-disease
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Sherin Saheera, Ajay Godwin Potnuri, Renuka R Nair
Cardiac stem cells (CSCs) play a vital role in cardiac remodeling. Uncontrolled hypertension leads to cardiac hypertrophy, followed by cardiac failure. Pathological remodeling is associated with enhanced oxidative stress. Decreased cardiac stem cell efficiency is speculated in heart diseases. Maintaining a healthy stem cell population is essential for preventing progressive cardiac remodeling. Some anti-hypertensive drugs are cardioprotective. However, the effect of these drugs on CSCs has not been investigated...
February 15, 2018: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448808/hypertension-awareness-treatment-and-control-in-ghana-a-cross-sectional-study
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Olutobi Adekunle Sanuade, Raphael Baffour Awuah, Mawuli Kushitor
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the rates of hypertension awareness, treatment and control as well as the socio-economic and demographic correlates in Ghana. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study. We used wave 1 of the World Health Organization (WHO) Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE) conducted between 2007and 2008. The sample was 5526 respondents aged 18 years and above. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the characteristics of the respondents and binary logistic regression was used to determine the correlates of hypertension awareness, treatment and control...
February 15, 2018: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447435/asymmetric-dimethylarginine-levels-are-associated-with-augmentation-index-across-na%C3%A3-ve-untreated-patients-with-different-hypertension-phenotypes
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Eugenia Gkaliagkousi, Eleni Gavriilaki, Areti Triantafyllou, Barbara Nikolaidou, Panagiota Anyfanti, Nikolaos Koletsos, Anastasios Vamvakis, Konstantina Dipla, Antonios Lazaridis, Stella Douma
Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is a robust marker of endothelial dysfunction in patients with essential hypertension. We investigated ADMA levels and their association with vascular damage in untreated hypertension. We enrolled consecutive patients with untreated, recently diagnosed hypertension and age-matched normotensive individuals. 24-hour blood pressure, central hemodynamics, and arterial stiffness were recorded. A total of 311 individuals were studied: 165 with essential hypertension, 50 with masked hypertension, 25 with white-coat hypertension, and 71 normotensive individuals...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445520/efficacy-and-safety-of-azilsartan-medoxomil-an-angiotensin-receptor-blocker-in-korean-patients-with-essential-hypertension
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Attila Juhasz, Jingtao Wu, Michie Hisada, Tomoka Tsukada, Myung Ho Jeong
Background: This was a phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Methods: Adult Korean patients with essential hypertension and a baseline mean sitting clinic systolic blood pressure (scSBP) ≥150 and ≤180 mmHg were randomized to 6-week treatment with placebo ( n = 65), azilsartan medoxomil (AZL-M) 40 mg ( n = 132), or AZL-M 80 mg ( n = 131). The primary endpoint was the change from baseline to week 6 in trough scSBP. Results: The least-squares mean (standard error) change from baseline in trough scSBP in the placebo, AZL-M 40-mg, and 80-mg groups at week 6 were - 8...
2018: Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443759/a-traumatic-hepatic-artery-pseudoaneurysm-and-arterioportal-fistula-with-severe-diarrhea-as-the-first-symptom-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ping Han, Lan Yang, Xiao-Wei Huang, Xiu-Qin Zhu, Li Chen, Nan Wang, Zhen Li, De-An Tian, Hua Qin
RATIONALE: Hepaticarterioportal fistula (APF) is a rare cause of portal hypertension and gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and presents as abnormal communication between the hepatic artery and portal vein. Percutaneous liver biopsy is a main iatrogenic cause of AFP. However, non-iatrogenic, abdominal, trauma-related APF is rarely reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 29-year-old man presenting with severe, watery diarrhea was transferred to our hospital, and his condition was suspected to be acute gastroenteritis because he ate expired food and suffered a penetrating abdominal stab wound 5 years ago...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439489/the-low-renin-hypertension-phenotype-genetics-and-the-role-of-the-mineralocorticoid-receptor
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REVIEW
Rene Baudrand, Anand Vaidya
A substantial proportion of patients with hypertension have a low or suppressed renin. This phenotype of low-renin hypertension (LRH) may be the manifestation of inherited genetic syndromes, acquired somatic mutations, or environmental exposures. Activation of the mineralocorticoid receptor is a common final mechanism for the development of LRH. Classically, the individual causes of LRH have been considered to be rare diseases; however, recent advances suggest that there are milder and "non-classical" variants of many LRH-inducing conditions...
February 11, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438731/neuroprotective-effect-of-the-group-iii-mglu-receptor-agonist-acpt-i-after-ischemic-stroke-in-rats-with-essential-hypertension
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Helena Domin, Łukasz Przykaza, Ewa Kozniewska, Paweł M Boguszewski, Maria Śmiałowska
Our previous studies have shown that ACPT-I [(1S, 3R,4S)-1-aminocyclopentane-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid], a blood-brain barrier permeable agonist of group III metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptors, was neuroprotective against middle cerebral artery occlusion/reperfusion (MCAO/R) in normotensive rats. Preclinical studies are typically performed on healthy animals, whereas stroke patients predominately exhibit comorbidities, such as hypertension; therefore, in the present study, we investigated the effect of ACPT-I in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) after MCAO/R...
February 10, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438454/comparative-efficacy-of-antihypertensive-agents-in-salt-sensitive-hypertensive-patients-a-network-meta-analysis
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Han Qi, Zheng Liu, Han Cao, Wei-Ping Sun, Wen-Juan Peng, Bin Liu, Sheng-Jie Dong, Yu-Tao Xiang, Ling Zhang
Background: Salt-sensitive hypertension (SSH) is an intermediate inherited phenotype of essential hypertension as well as being an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, effective medications for the treatment of SSH have not been clarified. This study was to compare the efficacious of different classes of antihypertensive agents combined with salt intake on the reduction of blood pressure in patients with salt-sensitive hypertension (SSH). Methods: We used sources as PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, CENTRAL, ClinicalTrials...
February 9, 2018: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436860/associations-of-methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-c677t-genotype-with-blood-pressure-levels-in-chinese-population-with-essential-hypertension
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Jun Cheng, Fang Tao, Yanhong Liu, Scott A Venners, Yi-Hsiang Hsu, Shanqun Jiang, Justin Weinstock, Binyan Wang, Genfu Tang, Xiping Xu
OBJECTIVE: To confirm the association between baseline blood pressure (BP) levels and the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T gene polymorphism in patients with essential hypertension. METHODS: A total of 347 patients were enrolled from the Dongzhi community in Anhui Province, China. The C677T polymorphism of the MTHFR gene was detected using high-throughput TaqMan allelic discrimination assay. Baseline BP was measured using a standardized mercury-gravity monometer...
February 13, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433942/fontan-associated-liver-disease
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Luis Téllez, Enrique Rodríguez de Santiago, Agustín Albillos
Fontan-associated liver disease refers to the disturbance in the liver secondary to hemodynamic changes and systemic venous congestion following Fontan surgery. Although the natural history of this disease has not yet been established, patients with more advanced liver injury develop the complications of portal hypertension, such as ascites, variceal haemorrhage, or encephalopathy. Moreover, patients with Fontan surgery may have an increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma. Periodic liver monitoring is essential to prevent this disease and provide early treatment of liver complications...
February 9, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432601/surf-copd-the-recording-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-patients-with-chronic-lung-disease
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A Dudina, S Lane, M Butler, M-T Cooney, I Graham
Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and such patients tend to carry a heavy burden of risk factors for CVD. There is little information on the documentation and management of CVD risk factors in COPD patients. Aim: To audit the recording and management of CVD risk factors in 200 COPD patients attending the respiratory out-patient clinics at two University teaching hospitals...
February 8, 2018: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432217/prematurity-and-future-kidney-health-the-growing-risk-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Michelle C Starr, Sangeeta R Hingorani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to describe the role prematurity plays in the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and to discuss potential reasons for this association including decreased nephron mass, as well as postnatal insults such as neonatal acute kidney injury (nAKI). RECENT FINDINGS: New observational studies in humans and experimental studies in animal models have strengthened the association between prematurity, low birth weight and CKD...
February 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431830/sensors-for-measuring-subcellular-zinc-pools
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REVIEW
Pauline Chabosseau, Jason Woodier, Rebecca Cheung, Guy A Rutter
Zinc homeostasis is essential for normal cellular function, and defects in this process are associated with a number of diseases including type 2 diabetes (T2D), neurological disorders and cardiovascular disease. Thus, variants in the SLC30A8 gene, encoding the vesicular/granular zinc transporter ZnT8, are associated with altered insulin release and increased T2D risk while the zinc importer ZIP12 is implicated in pulmonary hypertension. In light of these, and findings in other diseases, recent efforts have focused on the development of refined sensors for intracellular free zinc ions that can be targeted to subcellular regions including the cytosol, endoplasmic reticulum (ER), secretory granules, Golgi apparatus, nucleus and the mitochondria...
February 12, 2018: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424302/the-role-of-5-ht1a-receptor-in-the-cancer-as-a-new-opportunity-in-medicinal-chemistry
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Angela Corvino, Ferdinando Fiorino, Beatrice Severino, Irene Saccone, Francesco Frecentese, Elisa Perissutti, Paola Di Vaio, Vincenzo Santagada, Giuseppe Caliendo, Elisa Magli
The 5-HT1A receptor is a pharmacologically well characterized serotonin receptor subtype and it has long been investigated because of its involvement in several physio-pathological mechanisms and treatment of neurological diseases like ansia and depression. Serotonin (5-HT) also shows many non-neural functions such as essential hypertension, embryogenesis, follicle maturation and behavior. Moreover it exerts a growth factor function on different types of non-tumoral cells, and it was also found to be related to oncogenes...
February 9, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423760/non-communicable-chronic-diseases-and-timely-breast-cancer-screening-among-women-of-the-eastern-caribbean-health-outcomes-research-network-echorn-cohort-study
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K H Wang, T A Thompson, D Galusha, H Friedman, C M Nazario, M Nunez, R G Maharaj, O P Adams, M Nunez-Smith
PURPOSE: The Caribbean population faces a growing burden of multiple non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs). Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for women in the Caribbean. Given the substantial burden of NCDs across the region, cancer prevention and control strategies may need to be specifically tailored for people with multiple co-morbidities. Preventive screening, such as timely mammography, is essential but may be either facilitated or hampered by chronic disease control...
February 8, 2018: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419876/-association-of-sodium-ion-transporter-gene-polymorphisms-with-essential-hypertension-among-ethnic-koreans-from-mudanjiang
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Jiayi Shi, Chunjun Zhang, Xiaobo Bu, Yanlong Han, Daiqian Deng, Jie Song
OBJECTIVE To assess the association of SLC12A3 and SCNN1B gene polymorphisms (rs11643718 and rs12447134) with essential hypertension among ethnic Koreans from Mudanjiang, China. METHODS For 204 patients with essential hypertension and 186 healthy controls, the genotypes of rs11643718 and rs12447134 loci were determined with an improved multiplex ligase detection reaction (iMLDR) method. RESULTS Allelic and genotypic frequencies of rs11643718 of SLC12A3 gene are associated with the onset of disease hypertension (P <0...
February 10, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416995/prevalence-of-risk-factors-of-noncommunicable-diseases-in-a-rural-population-of-district-gautam-budh-nagar-uttar-pradesh-using-the-world-health-organization-steps-approach
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Shalini Srivastav, Harsh Mahajan, Sonia Goel, Sidhyartha Mukherjee
Context: Globally, it is estimated that by 2020, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) will account for 73% of deaths and 60% of disease burden. India is in the midst of an epidemiological transition leading to increasing the prevalence of NCDs. Targeting the risk factors for NCDs is recognized as an essential preventive strategy. Aims: The rationale of this study was to decipher the baseline data on the prevalence of NCD risk factors among the rural population. Settings and Design: A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted among 207 adults in the rural catchment area of the Department of Community Medicine...
July 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
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