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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727900/head-midline-position-for-preventing-the-occurrence-or-extension-of-germinal-matrix-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-preterm-infants
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Olga Romantsik, Maria Grazia Calevo, Matteo Bruschettini
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is known to constitute the major risk factor for development of germinal matrix-intraventricular hemorrhage (GM-IVH). Head position may affect cerebral hemodynamics and thus may be involved indirectly in development of GM-IVH. Turning the head toward one side may functionally occlude jugular venous drainage on the ipsilateral side while increasing intracranial pressure and cerebral blood volume. Thus, it has been suggested that cerebral venous pressure is reduced and hydrostatic brain drainage improved if the patient is in supine midline position with the bed tilted 30°...
July 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720191/sustained-accelerated-idioventricular-rhythm-in-a-centrifuge-simulated-suborbital-spaceflight
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Rahul Suresh, Rebecca S Blue, Charles Mathers, Tarah L Castleberry, James M Vanderploeg
INTRODUCTION: Hypergravitational exposures during human centrifugation are known to provoke dysrhythmias, including sinus dysrhythmias/tachycardias, premature atrial/ventricular contractions, and even atrial fibrillations or flutter patterns. However, events are generally short-lived and resolve rapidly after cessation of acceleration. This case report describes a prolonged ectopic ventricular rhythm in response to high G exposure. CASE REPORT: A previously healthy 30-yr-old man voluntarily participated in centrifuge trials as a part of a larger study, experiencing a total of 7 centrifuge runs over 48 h...
August 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711069/preterm-birth-and-its-impact-on-renal-health
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Valerie A Luyckx
Preterm birth occurs in approximately 10% of all births worldwide. Preterm infants have reduced nephron numbers at birth in proportion to gestational age, and are at increased risk of neonatal acute kidney injury as well as higher blood pressure, proteinuria, and chronic kidney disease later in life. Rapid catch-up growth in preterm infants, especially if resulting in obesity, is a risk factor for end-stage kidney disease among children with proteinuric renal disease. Preterm birth, however, is a risk factor not only for the infant because mothers who deliver preterm have an increased risk of having subsequent preterm deliveries as well as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and renal disease later in life...
July 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693510/can-china-achieve-a-one-third-reduction-in-premature-mortality-from-non-communicable-diseases-by-2030
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Yichong Li, Xinying Zeng, Jiangmei Liu, Yunning Liu, Shiwei Liu, Peng Yin, Jinlei Qi, Zhenping Zhao, Shicheng Yu, Yuehua Hu, Guangxue He, Alan D Lopez, George F Gao, Linhong Wang, Maigeng Zhou
BACKGROUND: The United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 include reducing premature mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by one third. To assess the feasibility of this goal in China, we projected premature mortality in 2030 of NCDs under different risk factor reduction scenarios. METHODS: We used China results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 as empirical data for projections. Deaths between 1990 and 2013 for cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, cancer, and other NCDs were extracted, along with population numbers...
July 11, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691228/intra-and-post-partum-acute-aortic-dissection-stanford-type-b-report-of-two-cases
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Mitsuhiro Tsuritani, Chizuko A Kamiya, Masami Sawada, Chinami Horiuchi, Naoko Iwanaga, Jun Yoshimatsu
Pregnancy with Marfan syndrome (MFS) presents challenges to the clinician because of the increased incidence of maternal cardiovascular complications, including acute aortic dissection (ADD) and the involvement of the fetus owing to the urgency of the need for surgery and the low likelihood of survival with premature delivery. Patient 1 was a 36-year-old pregnant Japanese woman with MFS who was referred at 16 gestational weeks with aortic root diameter 35.1 mm. Stanford type B AAD occurred on delivery without evident blood pressure changes...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683364/sex-specific-clustering-of-metabolic-risk-factors-and-their-association-with-incident-cardiovascular-diseases-a-population-based-prospective-study
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Azra Ramezankhani, Fereidoun Azizi, Farzad Hadaegh, Fatemeh Eskandari
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We identified distinct patterns of metabolic risk factors (MRF), and examined their association with subsequent cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. METHODS: The study sample included 8113 participants (45% men) aged ≥30 years. Self-organizing map (SOM) was applied to clustering of five dichotomized MRF in men and women. MRF were included: low estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), high fasting plasma glucose (FPG), high total cholesterol (TC), high systolic blood pressure (SBP) and high body mass index (BMI)...
June 28, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681937/maternal-nicotine-exposure-leads-to-decreased-cardiac-protein-disulfide-isomerase-and-impaired-mitochondrial-function-in-male-rat-offspring
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Nicole G Barra, Maria Lisyansky, Taylor A Vanduzer, Sandeep Raha, Alison C Holloway, Daniel B Hardy
Smoking throughout pregnancy can lead to complications during gestation, parturition and neonatal development. Thus, nicotine replacement therapies are a popular alternative thought to be safer than cigarettes. However, recent studies in rodents suggest that fetal and neonatal nicotine exposure alone results in cardiac dysfunction and high blood pressure. While it is well known that perinatal nicotine exposure causes increased congenital abnormalities, the mechanisms underlying longer-term deficits in cardiac function are not completely understood...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674682/the-microbiome-and-blood-pressure-%C3%A2-can-microbes-regulate-our-blood-pressure
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REVIEW
Souhaila Al Khodor, Bernd Reichert, Ibrahim F Shatat
The surfaces of the human body are heavily populated by a highly diverse microbial ecosystem termed the microbiota. The largest and richest among these highly heterogeneous populations of microbes is the gut microbiota. The collection of microbes and their genes, called the microbiome, has been studied intensely through the past few years using novel metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, and metabolomics approaches. This has enhanced our understanding of how the microbiome affects our metabolic, immunologic, neurologic, and endocrine homeostasis...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672087/interventions-for-chronic-kidney-disease-in-people-with-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Noemi Ba Roy, Patricia M Fortin, Katherine R Bull, Carolyn Doree, Marialena Trivella, Sally Hopewell, Lise J Estcourt
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the commonest severe monogenic disorders in the world, due to the inheritance of two abnormal haemoglobin (beta-globin) genes. SCD can cause severe pain, significant end-organ damage, pulmonary complications, and premature death. Kidney disease is a frequent and potentially severe complication in people with SCD.Chronic kidney disease is defined as abnormalities of kidney structure or function, present for more than three months. Sickle cell nephropathy refers to the spectrum of kidney complications in SCD...
July 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663044/carotid-artery-plaques-are-risk-factors-the-same-in-men-and-women-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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Małgorzata Waluś-Miarka, Danuta Czarnecka, Małgorzata Kloch-Badełek, Wiktoria Wojciechowska, Maria Kapusta, Maciej T Malecki
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: High low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol levels are a major cause of premature coronary heart disease (CHD) and death in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). It is uncertain whether these risk factors affect men and women equally. We aimed to compare the risk factors of carotid plaques, which are reliable surrogates of coronary atherosclerosis, in men and women with FH. METHODS: 154 patients with FH (40.9% men) were included, diagnosed according to Simon Broome criteria...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662830/matrix-metalloproteinases-in-normal-pregnancy-and-preeclampsia
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Juanjuan Chen, Raouf A Khalil
Normal pregnancy is associated with marked hemodynamic and uterine changes that allow adequate uteroplacental blood flow and uterine expansion for the growing fetus. These pregnancy-associated changes involve significant uteroplacental and vascular remodeling. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are important regulators of vascular and uterine remodeling. Increases in MMP-2 and MMP-9 have been implicated in vasodilation, placentation, and uterine expansion during normal pregnancy. The increases in MMPs could be induced by the increased production of estrogen and progesterone during pregnancy...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661565/a-brief-review-of-intradialytic-hypotension-with-a-focus-on-survival
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Jason A Chou, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Anna T Mathew
Intradialytic hypotension (IDH), a common complication of ultrafiltration during hemodialysis therapy, is associated with high mortality and morbidity. IDH, defined as a nadir systolic blood pressure of less than 90 mm Hg on more than 30% of treatments, is a relevant definition and is correlated with mortality. Risk factors for IDH include patient demographics, anti-hypertensive medication use, larger interdialytic weight gain, and dialysis prescription features as dialysate sodium, high ultrafiltration rate, and dialysate temperature...
June 29, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659144/impaired-right-ventricular-contractile-function-in-childhood-obesity-and-its-association-with-right-and-left-ventricular-changes-a-cine-dense-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-study
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Linyuan Jing, Arichanah Pulenthiran, Christopher D Nevius, Abba Mejia-Spiegeler, Jonathan D Suever, Gregory J Wehner, H Lester Kirchner, Christopher M Haggerty, Brandon K Fornwalt
BACKGROUND: Pediatric obesity is a growing public health problem, which is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death. Left ventricular (LV) remodeling (increased myocardial mass and thickness) and contractile dysfunction (impaired longitudinal strain) have been documented in obese children, but little attention has been paid to the right ventricle (RV). We hypothesized that obese/overweight children would have evidence of RV remodeling and contractile dysfunction...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626828/contribution-of-risk-factors-to-excess-mortality-in-isolated-and-lonely-individuals-an-analysis-of-data-from-the-uk-biobank-cohort-study
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Marko Elovainio, Christian Hakulinen, Laura Pulkki-Råback, Marianna Virtanen, Kim Josefsson, Markus Jokela, Jussi Vahtera, Mika Kivimäki
BACKGROUND: The associations of social isolation and loneliness with premature mortality are well known, but the risk factors linking them remain unclear. We sought to identify risk factors that might explain the increased mortality in socially isolated and lonely individuals. METHODS: We used prospective follow-up data from the UK Biobank cohort study to assess self-reported isolation (a three-item scale) and loneliness (two questions). The main outcomes were all-cause and cause-specific mortality...
June 2017: Lancet. Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620011/dietary-restriction-but-not-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-blockade-improves-dna-damage-related-vasodilator-dysfunction-in-rapidly-aging-ercc1-%C3%AE-mice
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Haiyan Wu, Bibi S van Thiel, Paula K Bautista-Niño, Erwin Reiling, Matej Durik, Frank P J Leijten, Yanto Ridwan, Renata M C Brandt, Harry van Steeg, Martijn E T Dollé, Wilbert P Vermeij, Jan H J Hoeijmakers, Jeroen Essers, Ingrid van der Pluijm, A H Jan Danser, Anton J M Roks
DNA damage is an important contributor to endothelial dysfunction and age-related vascular disease. Recently, we demonstrated in a DNA repair-deficient, prematurely aging mouse model (Ercc1(Δ/-) mice) that dietary restriction (DR) strongly increases life- and health span, including ameliorating endothelial dysfunction, by preserving genomic integrity. In this mouse mutant displaying prominent accelerated, age-dependent endothelial dysfunction we investigated the signaling pathways involved in improved endothelium-mediated vasodilation by DR, and explore the potential role of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS)...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619766/diagnostic-performance-of-an-automatic-blood-pressure-measurement-device-microlife-watchbp-home-a-for-atrial-fibrillation-screening-in-a-real-world-primary-care-setting
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Pak-Hei Chan, Chun-Ka Wong, Louise Pun, Yu-Fai Wong, Michelle Man-Ying Wong, Daniel Wai-Sing Chu, Chung-Wah Siu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of a UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence-recommended automatic oscillometric blood pressure (BP) measurement device incorporated with an atrial fibrillation (AF) detection algorithm (Microlife WatchBP Home A) for real-world AF screening in a primary healthcare setting. SETTING: Primary healthcare setting in Hong Kong. INTERVENTIONS: This was a prospective AF screening study carried out between 1 September 2014 and 14 January 2015...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617168/renalase-assessment-with-regard-to-kidney-function-lipid-disturbances-and-endothelial-dysfunction-parameters-in-stable-renal-transplant-recipients
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Dijana Stojanovic, Tatjana Cvetkovic, Miodrag Stojanovic, Nikola Stefanovic, Radmila Velickovic-Radovanovic, Natasa Zivkovic
BACKGROUND: Renal transplant dysfunction has been shown to be independent predictor for premature cardiovascular disease and mortality. Renalase, a flavoprotein secreted by several tissues, including the kidney, has been found to regulate sympathetic tone and blood pressure. The purpose of this secondary analysis was to explore relationships among parameters of endothelial dysfunction, lipids, glomerular filtration rate, and renalase in 2 groups: renal transplant patients with controlled hypertension and healthy volunteers...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609284/premature-ovarian-failure-could-be-an-alarming-sign-of-polyglandular-autoimmune-dysfunction
#18
Aasem Saif, M Assem
A 31-year-old lady, diagnosed to have premature ovarian failure in the gynecology clinic, was referred for endocrine assessment because of an abnormal thyroid function test. Clinical examination revealed hypotension, and fungal skin infection under her atrophic breasts. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level was very high. Assessment of the suprarenal function revealed evidence of Addison's disease. Polyglandular autoimmune dysfunction was diagnosed. She was treated with prednisone, fludrocortisone, and levothyroxine with significant improvement of her general condition and blood pressure...
April 25, 2017: Endocrine Regulations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584014/prognostic-value-of-variability-in-systolic-blood-pressure-related-to-vascular-events-and-premature-death-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-advance-on-study
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Toshiaki Ohkuma, Mark Woodward, Min Jun, Paul Muntner, Jun Hata, Stephen Colagiuri, Stephen Harrap, Giuseppe Mancia, Neil Poulter, Bryan Williams, Peter Rothwell, John Chalmers
Visit-to-visit variability in systolic blood pressure (SBP) is a risk factor for cardiovascular events. However, whether it provides additional predictive information beyond traditional risk factors, including mean SBP, in the long term is unclear. The ADVANCE trial (Action in Diabetes and Vascular Disease: Preterax and Diamicron Modified Release Controlled Evaluation) was a randomized controlled trial in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus; ADVANCE-ON (ADVANCE-Observational) followed-up patients subsequently...
June 5, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582281/relation-between-secondhand-smoke-exposure-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-never-smokers
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Sehun Kim, Si-Hyuck Kang, Donghoon Han, Sun-Hwa Kim, Hee-Jun Kim, Jin-Joo Park, Youngjin Cho, Yeonyee E Yoon, Kyung-Do Han, Il-Young Oh, Chang-Hwan Yoon, Jung-Won Suh, Hae-Young Lee, Young-Seok Cho, Tae-Jin Youn, Goo-Yeong Cho, In-Ho Chae, Dong-Ju Choi, Cheol-Ho Kim
OBJECTIVE: Secondhand smoke exposure (SHSE) in nonsmokers has been associated with premature cardiovascular mortality and ischemic heart disease. We conducted a cross-sectional, population-based study evaluating the relationship between SHSE, measured by subjective and objective methods, and conventional cardiovascular risks such as blood pressure, lipid profiles, and fasting glucose. METHODS: We extracted information on 7376 healthy adults who had never smoked, for whom there were available urine cotinine levels, from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2008-2011...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
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