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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320547/dyslipidemia-chronic-inflammation-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-children-and-adolescents-infected-with-hiv-the-posithive-health-study
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Luiz Rodrigo Augustemak de Lima, Edio Luiz Petroski, Yara Maria Franco Moreno, Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Erasmo Benício de Moraes Santos Trindade, Aroldo Prohmann de Carvalho, Isabela de Carlos Back
HIV-infected children and adolescents may be at risk for cardiovascular disease due to chronic inflammation and exacerbation of risk factors. The aim of this study was as follows: 1) compare cardiovascular risk factors, chronic inflammation, and carotid intima-media thickness (IMTc) between the HIV and control groups; 2) determine the association of HIV and antiretroviral (ART) regimens with cardiovascular risk factors, chronic inflammation, and IMTc; and 3) identify variables associated with elevated IMTc...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291422/the-effect-of-multifactorial-lifestyle-interventions-on-cardiovascular-risk-factors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-trials-conducted-in-the-general-population-and-high-risk-groups
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REVIEW
L G Sisti, M Dajko, P Campanella, E Shkurti, W Ricciardi, C de Waure
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of premature mortality and disability accounting for one third of all deaths worldwide with considerable impacts on economics and on the quality of life. The evidence suggests that a multifactorial lifestyle intervention might have a role in the CVDs risk reduction, especially in the risk populations, nonetheless the effects on modifiable CVDs risk factors have not been completely explored. Our work aimed at evaluating the impact of multifactorial lifestyle interventions on cardiovascular risk modification, both in the general and risk population...
December 29, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259659/pregnancy-related-conditions-and-premature-coronary-heart-disease-in-adult-offspring
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Andriany Qanitha, Bastianus A J M de Mol, David P Burgner, Peter Kabo, Dara R Pabittei, Irawan Yusuf, Cuno S P M Uiterwaal
Objective: To investigate the association between complications during pregnancy and premature coronary heart disease in adult offspring. Methods: We conducted a population-based case-control study of 153 Indonesian patients with a first acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (age ≤55 years) and 153 age-matched and sex-matched controls. Data on complications during pregnancy (high blood pressure, preterm delivery) and maternal infections in pregnancy were obtained, together with sociodemographic data, clinical profiles, laboratory measurements and adulthood cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors at hospital admission or enrolment...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243318/effect-of-maturity-and-infection-on-the-rate-of-relaxation-of-the-respiratory-muscles-in-ventilated-newborn-infants
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Theodore Dassios, Ourania Kaltsogianni, Paul Dixon, Anne Greenough
AIM: To assess the respiratory muscle time constant of relaxation (τ), an index of respiratory muscle function in ventilated newborns. METHODS: Sixty-two infants (42 born prematurely) with a median gestational age of 29 [interquartile range (IQR) 26-37] weeks were prospectively studied. Measurement of τ was done during spontaneous breathing on endotracheal continuous positive airway pressure prior to extubation and τ was calculated from the reciprocal of the slope of the airway pressure decline versus time...
December 15, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241963/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-pediatric-surgery-how-and-when-to-use
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REVIEW
Lisieux Eyer de Jesus, Alana Bandeira Martins, Pablo Baptista Oliveira, Fernanda Gomes, Thais Leve, Samuel Dekermacher
INTRODUCTION: Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been widely adopted to treat laparostomy, abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) and complicated wounds associated with tissue loss. The method presents specific aspects, advantages and indications in Pediatrics. Our aim is to review the evidence available about NPWT in children. METHODS: Active search for papers about NPWT in Pediatric patients. Papers referring to orthopedic problems, wound complications after Cardiac Surgery or burns were excluded...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234869/a-controlled-trial-of-inhaled-bronchodilators-in-familial-dysautonomia
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Bat-El Bar-Aluma, Ori Efrati, Horacio Kaufmann, Jose-Alberto Palma, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Chronic lung disease is a leading cause of premature death in patients with familial dysautonomia (FD). A significant number of patients have obstructive airway disease, yet it is not known whether this is pharmacologically reversible. METHODS: We conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial comparing the beta 2 agonist albuterol with the muscarinic blocker ipratropium bromide in patients homozygous for the IKBKAP founder mutation...
December 12, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229403/detection-of-ventricular-premature-beats-based-on-the-pressure-signals-of-a-hemodialysis-machine
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Mattias Holmer, Juan Pablo Martínez, Eduardo Gil, Frida Sandberg, Bo Olde, Leif Sörnmo
Monitoring of ventricular premature beats (VPBs), being abundant in hemodialysis patients, can provide information on cardiovascular instability and electrolyte imbalance. In this paper, we describe a method for VPB detection which explores the signals acquired from the arterial and the venous pressure sensors, located in the extracorporeal blood circuit of a hemodialysis machine. The pressure signals are mainly composed of a pump component and a cardiac component. The cardiac component, severely overshadowed by the pump component, is estimated from the pressure signals using an earlier described iterative method...
December 8, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224247/cortisol-and-blood-pressure-levels-decreased-in-fathers-during-the-first-hour-of-skin-to-skin-contact-with-their-premature-babies
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Natalia Varela, Réjean Tessier, George Tarabulsy, Tamarha Pierce
AIM: Premature birth is an extremely stressful experience. In 2013 to 2014 we explored the physiological stress responses of fathers during their first skin-to-skin contact with their new baby. METHODS: We recruited 49 fathers whose partners had given birth to a premature baby of up to 33 weeks and three days. The study, in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a Quebec hospital, measured the physiological stress responses of the fathers before and after they first experienced skin-to-skin contact with their new baby...
December 9, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221188/overexpression-of-agt-promotes-bronchopulmonary-dysplasis-via-the-jak-stat-signal-pathway
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Lili Shen, Tiancheng Zhang, Hongyan Lu
Angiotensinogen (AGT) is involved in the production of angiotensin II which is the main mediator of action of the rennin-angiotensin system (RAS), whereas the RAS mediates the regulation of sodium homeostasis, blood pressure, and inflammation. The present study aimed to investigate the roles of the AGT in the progression of broncopulmonary dysplasia in premature newborns. By bioinformatics analysis, AGT was found to be the major node in molecular interaction networks of BPD mouse model. Quantitative PCR and western blot analyses were applied to examine AGT expression in A549 cells which were treated with the hyperoxic condition...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217291/pregnancy-outcomes-in-adult-patients-with-dermatomyositis-and-polymyositis
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Kathleen D Kolstad, David Fiorentino, Shufeng Li, Eliza F Chakravarty, Lorinda Chung
OBJECTIVE: The idiopathic inflammatory myopathies dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM) are autoimmune diseases that can affect females of childbearing potential. We assessed pregnancy outcomes in DM and PM patients compared with the general obstetric population. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) (1993-2007) was used to identify delivery-associated hospitalizations in women with DM or PM (DM/PM, n = 853). Controls were from the general obstetric population delivery-associated hospitalizations matched to each case by year of delivery...
November 20, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214822/meeting-sleep-guidelines-is-associated-with-better-health-related-quality-of-life-and-reduced-premature-all-cause-mortality-risk
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Paul D Loprinzi, Chelsea Joyner
PURPOSE: To examine whether meeting sleep guidelines (7-9 hours/night) is associated with better health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and reduced all-cause mortality risk. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: 2005 to 2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 13 423 adults. MEASURES: Sleep duration and HRQOL were assessed from self-report; covariates assessed via survey, examination, and laboratory data; and mortality assessed through 2011 via matching from the National Death Index...
January 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208663/haemodynamic-effects-of-umbilical-cord-milking-in-premature-sheep-during-the-neonatal-transition
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Douglas A Blank, Graeme R Polglase, Martin Kluckow, Andrew William Gill, Kelly J Crossley, Alison Moxham, Karyn Rodgers, Valerie Zahra, Ishmael Inocencio, Fiona Stenning, Domeic A LaRosa, Peter G Davis, Stuart B Hooper
OBJECTIVE: Umbilical cord milking (UCM) at birth may benefit preterm infants, but the physiological effects of UCM are unknown. We compared the physiological effects of two UCM strategies with immediate umbilical cord clamping (UCC) and physiological-based cord clamping (PBCC) in preterm lambs. METHODS: At 126 days' gestational age, fetal lambs were exteriorised, intubated and instrumented to measure umbilical, pulmonary and cerebral blood flows and arterial pressures...
December 5, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201159/cardiovascular-risks-in-chronic-kidney-disease-pediatric-patients
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Jing Tian, Ling Niu, Xinjiang An
One of the common factors for the premature death in children is advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). Most often cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the reason for mortality. The cardiovascular (CV) morbidity starts early in the disease process and renal transplanted children (CKD-T) are also at risk. The present review is focused on the current views of the cardiovascular risks during CKD in pediatric patients. Variable data sources for the latest literature collection were explored which mainly included PubMed and Google Scholar...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186314/reproducibility-of-retinal-microvascular-traits-decoded-by-the-singapore-i-vessel-assessment-software-across-the-human-age-range
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Qi-Fang Huang, Fang-Fei Wei, Zhen-Yu Zhang, Anke Raaijmakers, Kei Asayama, Lutgarde Thijs, Wen-Yi Yang, Blerim Mujaj, Karel Allegaert, Peter Verhamme, Harry A J Struijker-Boudier, Yan Li, Jan A Staessen
BACKGROUND: Retinal microvascular traits predict adverse health outcomes. The Singapore I Vessel Assessment (SIVA) software improved automated post-processing of retinal photographs. In addition to microvessel caliber, it generates measures of arteriolar and venular geometry. Few studies addressed the reproducibility of SIVA measurements across a wide age range. METHODS: In the current study, two blinded graders read images obtained by nonmydriatic retinal photography twice in twenty 11-year old children, born prematurely (n = 10) or at term (n = 10) and in sixty adults (age range, 18...
November 24, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182949/modeling-the-potential-health-benefits-of-lower-household-air-pollution-after-a-hypothetical-liquified-petroleum-gas-lpg-cookstove-intervention
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Kyle Steenland, Ajay Pillarisetti, Miles Kirby, Jennifer Peel, Maggie Clark, Will Checkley, Howard H Chang, Thomas Clasen
INTRODUCTION: Improved biomass and advanced fuel cookstoves can lower household air pollution (HAP), but levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) often remain above the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended interim target of 35μg/m3. METHODS: Based on existing literature, we first estimate a range of likely levels of personal PM2.5 before and after a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) intervention. Using simulations reflecting uncertainty in both the exposure estimates and exposure-response coefficients, we estimate corresponding expected health benefits for systolic blood pressure (SBP) in adults, birthweight, and pneumonia incidence among children <2years old...
November 25, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176992/immunosenescence-in-persons-with-spinal-cord-injury-in-relation-to-urinary-tract-infections-a-cross-sectional-study
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David Pavlicek, Jörg Krebs, Simona Capossela, Alessandro Bertolo, Britta Engelhardt, Jürgen Pannek, Jivko Stoyanov
Background: Individuals with a spinal cord injury (SCI), despite specialized rehabilitation and good health care, have a reduced life expectancy. Infectious diseases, such as pneumonias, infected pressure sores and urinary tract infections (UTI) have been identified as the leading causes of mortality. We hypothesise that a premature onset of immune frailty occurs in SCI, possibly caused also by recurrent urinary tract infections.A cross sectional study was performed comparing blood and urine samples between able bodied controls (n = 84) and persons with spinal cord injury (n = 85)...
2017: Immunity & Ageing: I & A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175101/direct-modeling-of-blood-flow-through-the-vascular-network-of-the-germinal-matrix
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Nikolai D Botkin, Andrey E Kovtanyuk, Varvara L Turova, Irina N Sidorenko, Renée Lampe
A premature birth, before completion of the 32nd pregnancy week, increases the risk of cerebral hemorrhage. The cause of brain bleeding is very often the germinal matrix of the immature brain. The germinal matrix consists of richly vascularized neuroepithelial cells and is located over the lower part of the head of the caudate nucleus. By 32-36 gestation weeks, the germinal matrix essentially disappears so that its hemorrhage is a disease of premature infants. The aim of this paper consists in developing a model of the brain vascular network and computing the pressure distribution in the germinal matrix, particularly near arterioles and venules, where cerebral hemorrhage may occur...
November 16, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173650/evidence-for-the-effectiveness-of-pomegranate-supplementation-for-blood-pressure-management-is-weak-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Oghenekome A Gbinigie, Igho J Onakpoya, Elizabeth A Spencer
Hypertension is one of the most important preventable causes of premature death. Studies have been conducted assessing the impact of pomegranate on blood pressure, with varying results. The aim of this review was to critically appraise and evaluate the effect of pomegranate on blood pressure in adults, using evidence from randomized clinical trials (RCTs). We conducted electronic searches in Medline, Embase, Amed, and The Cochrane Library, and included RCTs assessing the effectiveness of pomegranate on blood pressure...
October 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171099/regional-citrate-anticoagulation-for-intermittent-hemodialysis-in-dogs
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T Francey, A Schweighauser
BACKGROUND: The traditional systemic heparinization used for anticoagulation in extracorporeal therapies may cause fatal complications in animals at risk of bleeding. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To develop and validate a protocol of regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) for intermittent hemodialysis in dogs. ANIMALS: A total of 172 dogs treated with hemodialysis for acute kidney injury. METHODS: In vitro titration was performed, adding trisodium citrate and calcium chloride to heparinized canine blood...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141932/umbilical-artery-perforation-a-potentially-life-threatening-complication-of-umbilical-artery-catheterisation
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Daniel Molanus, Machteld van Scherpenzeel, Joep Derikx, Frank van den Dungen
Umbilical artery catheterisation is frequently performed in preterm or critically ill newborn infants for invasive monitoring of blood pressure and blood sampling for laboratory tests. It is associated with well-known complications like catheter-related infections, thromboembolic events and aneurysmal formation of the aorta. In this report, we present another major complication of umbilical artery catheterisation: umbilical artery perforation. This complication occurred in a prematurely born infant and resulted in severe haemorrhagic shock, subsequent renal failure and severe periventricular leukomalacia...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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