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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332877/pentraxin-3-as-a-new-cardiovascular-marker-in-adrenal-adenomas
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Muhammed Kizilgul, Selvihan Beysel, Ozgur Ozcelik, Seyfullah Kan, Mahmut Apaydin, Mustafa Caliskan, Bekir Ucan, Erkam Sencar, Seyda Ozdemir, Erman Cakal
BACKGROUND: Pentraxin 3 (PTX3) is an acute-phase glycoprotein, which is increased in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and considered as a predictor of CVD in the general population. Both functional and nonfunctional adrenal tumors are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular events and mortality. We aimed to investigate plasma PTX3 levels in patients with functioning and nonfunctioning adrenal tumors and to determine its relationship with cardiovascular risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-one patients with functional adrenal tumors (11 pheochromocytomas, 9 Cushing's Syndrome and 1 primary hyperaldosteronism), 28 patients with non-functional adrenal incidentilomas, and 40 healthy controls were enrolled in the study...
March 23, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325070/methotrexate-therapy-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarctions
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Daniel Medeiros Moreira, Maria Emilia Lueneberg, Roberto Leo da Silva, Tammuz Fattah, Carlos Antonio Mascia Gottschall
PURPOSE: Methotrexate is an anti-inflammatory drug that has been shown to have anti-ischemic effects. Our aim was to evaluate if methotrexate could reduce infarct size in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: We randomly assigned patients with STEMI to receive either methotrexate or placebo. Primary outcome was infarct size determined by calculating the area under the curve (AUC) for creatine kinase (CK) release. Secondary outcomes were AUC of CK MB (CK-MB) and AUC of troponin I; peak CK, peak CK-MB, and troponin I; B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) level, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) result, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR); left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF); thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) frame count; Killip score; mortality and reinfarction incidence; and incidence of adverse reactions...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323989/preconception-low-dose-aspirin-restores-diminished-pregnancy-and-live-birth-rates-in-women-with-low-grade-inflammation-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-trial
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Lindsey A Sjaarda, Rose G Radin, Robert M Silver, Emily Mitchell, Sunni L Mumford, Brian Wilcox, Noya Galai, Neil J Perkins, Jean Wactawski-Wende, Joseph B Stanford, Enrique F Schisterman
Context: Inflammation is linked to causes of infertility. Low dose aspirin (LDA) may improve reproductive success in women with chronic, low-grade inflammation. Objective: To investigate the effect of preconception-initiated LDA on pregnancy rate, pregnancy loss, live birth rate, and inflammation during pregnancy. Design: Stratified secondary analysis of a multi-center, block-randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Setting: Four U...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304106/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-versus-double-plasma-molecular-absorption-system-in-hepatitis-b-virus-infected-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-treated-by-entercavir-a-prospective-study
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Yue-Meng Wan, Yu-Hua Li, Zhi-Yuan Xu, Jing Yang, Li-Hong Yang, Ying Xu, Jin-Hui Yang
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) and double plasma molecular absorption system (DPMAS) were two extracorporeal liver support systems. Few studies compared their efficacy profile. OBJECTIVE: This study was to compare the efficacy of TPE and DPMAS on acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV-ACLF). METHODS: 60 HBV-ACLF patients were enrolled and prospectively studied. All patients received entecavir therapy, and were assigned to TPE group (n = 33) and DPMAS group (n = 27)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303004/serum-fabp5-concentration-is-a-potential-biomarker-for-residual-risk-of-atherosclerosis-in-relation-to-cholesterol-efflux-from-macrophages
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Masato Furuhashi, Masatsune Ogura, Megumi Matsumoto, Satoshi Yuda, Atsuko Muranaka, Mina Kawamukai, Akina Omori, Marenao Tanaka, Norihito Moniwa, Hirofumi Ohnishi, Shigeyuki Saitoh, Mariko Harada-Shiba, Kazuaki Shimamoto, Tetsuji Miura
Cholesterol efflux capacity (CEC) from macrophages, the first step in the reverse cholesterol transport pathway, is inversely associated with residual risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4) and FABP5 are expressed in both adipocytes and macrophages and play significant roles in the development of insulin resistance and atherosclerosis. Both FABP4 and FABP5 are secreted from cells, and their circulating levels are associated with insulin resistance and atherosclerosis...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292922/the-association-of-the-c-reactive-protein-inflammatory-biomarker-with-breast-cancer-incidence-and-mortality-in-the-women-s-health-initiative
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Sandahl H Nelson, Theodore M Brasky, Ruth E Patterson, Gail A Laughlin, Donna Kritz-Silverstein, Beatrice J Edwards, Dorothy Lane, Thomas E Rohan, Gloria Y F Ho, JoAnn E Manson, Andrea Z LaCroix
PURPOSE: To examine associations of pre-diagnosis high-sensitivity C-reactive (hsCRP) with breast cancer incidence and post-diagnosis survival and to assess whether associations are modified by Body Mass Index (BMI). METHODS: A prospective analysis of the Women's Health Initiative was conducted among 17,841 cancer free postmenopausal women with baseline hsCRP measurements. Cox proportional hazards models were used to examine associations between hsCRP concentrations and: 1) breast cancer risk (n cases=1,114) and 2) all-cause mortality after breast cancer diagnosis...
March 14, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290783/-optimization-of-control-of-blood-pressure-metabolic-disorders-and-target-organs-protection-with-fixed-perindopril-and-indapamide-combination-in-treated-patients-with-arterial-hypertension
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S V Nedogoda, E V Chumachek, A A Ledyaeva, V V Tsoma, A S Salasyuk, V O Smirnova, V Ju Hripaeva, R V Palashkin
PURPOSE: to assess the potential of fixed perindopril/indapamide combination (FPIC) to improve angioprotection in patients with arterial hypertension (AP) with various efficacy of preceding therapy with combination of losartan and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included in this open study 50 patients with AP divided into two equal-sized groups in dependence on the achievement of target blood pressure (BP) less than 140/90 mm Hg on preceding therapy with losartan (100 mg) and HCTZ (12...
February 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285655/correlation-of-metabolic-syndrome-severity-with-cardiovascular-health-markers-in-adolescents
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Arthur M Lee, Matthew J Gurka, Mark D DeBoer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The presence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in childhood is a significant risk factor for later cardiovascular disease (CVD). Recent data showed temporal decreases in a sex- and race/ethnicity-specific MetS severity z-score among U.S. adolescents. Our goal was to characterize the relationship of this MetS z-score with other CVD risk indicators and assess their temporal trends and lifestyle influences. METHODS: We analyzed 4837 participants aged 12-20years from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey by 2-year waves from 1999 to 2012...
April 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267132/pentraxin3-as-a-new-indicator-of-cardiovascular-related-death-in-patients-with-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease
#9
Marcin Krzanowski, Katarzyna Krzanowska, Mariusz Gajda, Paulina Dumnicka, Artur Dziewierz, Karolina Woziwodzka, Jan A Litwin, Władysław Sułowicz
INTRODUCTION    Pentraxin3 (PTX3) play an important role in the inflammatory response, taking part in recognizing pathogens and damaged tissues. OBJECTIVES    The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between PTX3 levels and all-cause and cardiovascular (CV) mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients during five-year observation period.  PATIENTS AND METHODS    The study comprised 78 patients (51 hemodialyzed, 27 predialysis). The examined parameters included PTX3, calcium, phosphate, iPTH, interleukin-6 (IL-6), fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23), osteopontin (OPN), osteoprotegerin (OPG), osteocalcin (OC), osteopontin (OPN), osteoprotegerin (OPG), osteocalcin, tumor necrosis factor receptor II (TNF-R II), transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), stromal cell-derived factor α (SDF1α), and thrombomodulin (TM)...
February 27, 2017: Pol Arch Intern Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260767/correlation-of-systemic-inflammatory-status-and-cardiac-myonecrosis-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneoues-coronary-intervention
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M K Mohsin, M U Ahmed
Increased levels of the inflammatory biomarker high-sensitivity C-reactive protein predict cardiovascular events. Pre-Percutaneoues coronary intervention (PCI) plasma hs-CRP concentration has been reported to influence both short and long term outcome after percutaneoues coronary intervention (PCI). Studies have reported association between pre-PCI CRP and PCI induced cardiac myonecrosis evaluated by sensitive marker of myocardial injury. The present study attempts to evaluate the influence of pre-PCI CRP levels, factors related to the procedure and ongoing medications on the event of post-PCI cardiac myonecrosis...
January 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255100/improvement-of-myocardial-infarction-risk-prediction-via-inflammation-associated-metabolite-biomarkers
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Cavin K Ward-Caviness, Tao Xu, Thor Aspelund, Barbara Thorand, Corinna Montrone, Christa Meisinger, Irmtraud Dunger-Kaltenbach, Astrid Zierer, Zhonghao Yu, Inga R Helgadottir, Tamara B Harris, Lenore J Launer, Andrea Ganna, Lars Lind, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Melanie Waldenberger, Cornelia Prehn, Karsten Suhre, Thomas Illig, Jerzy Adamski, Andreas Ruepp, Wolfgang Koenig, Vilmundur Gudnason, Valur Emilsson, Rui Wang-Sattler, Annette Peters
OBJECTIVE: The comprehensive assaying of low-molecular-weight compounds, for example, metabolomics, provides a unique tool to uncover novel biomarkers and understand pathways underlying myocardial infarction (MI). We used a targeted metabolomics approach to identify biomarkers for MI and evaluate their involvement in the pathogenesis of MI. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using three independent, prospective cohorts (KORA S4, KORA S2 and AGES-REFINE), totalling 2257 participants without a history of MI at baseline, we identified metabolites associated with incident MI (266 cases)...
March 2, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246376/altered-circulating-inflammatory-cytokines-are-associated-with-anovulatory-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-women-resistant-to-clomiphene-citrate-treatment
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LianLian Wang, HongBo Qi, Philip N Baker, QianNa Zhen, Qing Zeng, Rui Shi, Chao Tong, Qian Ge
BACKGROUND Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common gynecological disease characterized by chronic oligoanovulation, clinical/biochemical hyperandrogenism, polycystic ovaries, and insulin resistance. Accumulating evidence has shown that PCOS-related ovarian dysfunction is the main cause of anovulatory infertility. Clomiphene citrate (CC) is the first-line therapy for PCOS patients; however, approximately 15-40% PCOS patients are resistant to CC treatment. It has been demonstrated that PCOS is a chronic pro-inflammatory state, as some pro-inflammatory cytokines were elevated in the peripheral circulation of PCOS patients, but whether altered inflammatory cytokines expression in PCOS patients is associated with blunted response to CC remains unknown...
March 1, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238173/chronic-low-grade-peripheral-inflammation-is-associated-with-severe-nicotine-dependence-in-schizophrenia-results-from-the-national-multicentric-face-sz-cohort
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G Fond, F Berna, M Andrianarisoa, O Godin, M Leboyer, L Brunel, B Aouizerate, D Capdevielle, I Chereau, T D'Amato, H Denizot, C Dubertret, J Dubreucq, C Faget, F Gabayet, P M Llorca, J Mallet, D Misdrahi, C Passerieux, R Richieri, R Rey, A Schandrin, M Urbach, P Vidailhet, L Boyer, F Schürhoff
Chronic peripheral inflammation (CPI) has been associated with cognitive impairment in schizophrenia (SZ). However, its sources remain unclear, more specifically it is not known whether tobacco smoking is a source of inflammation or not in SZ subjects. Moreover, nicotine (NIC), the major psychoactive compound of tobacco, shows strong anti-inflammatory properties in vitro, as well as inducing a severe biological dependence when administered repeatedly. The objective of the present study was to determine if CPI was associated with tobacco smoking and/or NIC dependence in schizophrenia...
February 25, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237909/the-relationship-between-smoking-intensity-and-subclinical-cardiovascular-injury-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa
#14
Mahmoud Al Rifai, Andrew P DeFillippis, John W McEvoy, Michael E Hall, Ana Navas Acien, Miranda R Jones, Rachel Keith, Hoda S Magid, Carlos J Rodriguez, Graham R Barr, Emelia J Benjamin, Rose Marie Robertson, Aruni Bhatnagar, Michael J Blaha
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Modern tobacco regulatory science requires an understanding of which biomarkers of cardiovascular injury are most sensitive to cigarette smoking exposure. METHODS: We studied self-reported current smokers from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Smoking intensity was defined by number of cigarettes/day and urinary cotinine levels. Subclinical cardiovascular injury was assessed using markers of inflammation [high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), interleukin 6 & 2 (IL-2 & IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α)], thrombosis (fibrinogen, D-dimer, homocysteine), myocardial injury (troponin T; TnT), endothelial damage (albumin: creatinine ratio), and vascular function [aortic & carotid distensibility, flow-mediated dilation (FMD)]...
March 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228461/sex-differences-in-inflammatory-markers-and-health-status-among-young-adults-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-results-from-the-virgo-variation-in-recovery-role-of-gender-on-outcomes-of-young-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-study
#15
Yuan Lu, Shengfan Zhou, Rachel P Dreyer, Erica S Spatz, Mary Geda, Nancy P Lorenze, Gail D'Onofrio, Judith H Lichtman, John A Spertus, Paul M Ridker, Harlan M Krumholz
BACKGROUND: Young women (≤55 years of age) with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) have higher mortality risk than similarly aged men. Elevated inflammatory markers are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular outcomes after AMI, but little is known about whether young women have higher inflammatory levels after AMI compared with young men. METHODS AND RESULTS: We assessed sex differences in post-AMI inflammatory markers and whether such differences account for sex differences in 12-month health status, using data from 2219 adults with AMI, 18 to 55 years of age, in the United States...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222921/relationships-between-left-ventricular-structure-and-function-according-to-cardiac-mri-and-cardiac-biomarkers-in-end-stage-renal-disease
#16
Bryan A Ross, Ron Wald, Marc B Goldstein, Darren A Yuen, Jonathon Leipsic, Mercedeh Kiaii, Andrea Rathe, Djeven P Deva, Anish Kirpalani, Olugbenga O Bello, John J Graham, Howard Leong-Poi, Kim A Connelly, Andrew T Yan
BACKGROUND: We sought to assess the relationships between left ventricular (LV) remodelling and the mechanical and uremic stressors in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: In this prospective 2-centre cohort study, 67 prevalent hemodialysis patients were followed for 1 year. Data on routine bloodwork and predialysis blood pressure (BP) measurements were collected over a 12-week period. LV end-diastolic volume (LVEDV) and LV mass (LVM) were measured using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and indexed...
December 3, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222033/non-hdl-cholesterol-and-c-reactive-protein-in-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
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María Mercedes Prado, Teresita Carrizo, Adela Victoria Abregú, Tomás Meroño
BACKGROUND: To what extent high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) is associated with known cardiovascular risk factors in children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) has not been fully explored. METHODS: Forty-two T1D children (age: 12+/-1 years) without hypertension, retinopathy, hypothyroidism, albuminuria or other endocrine diseases and 20 controls were studied. Out of the 42 T1D patients studied 57% were prepubertal or early pubertal (Tanner I/II), 38% were pubertal (Tanner III/IV) and 5% post-pubertal (Tanner V)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212629/cardiometabolic-risk-in-a-population-of-older-adults-with-multiple-co-morbidities-in-rural-south-africa-the-haalsi-health-and-aging-in-africa-longitudinal-studies-of-indepth-communities-study
#18
Thomas A Gaziano, Shafika Abrahams-Gessel, F Xavier Gomez-Olive, Alisha Wade, Nigel J Crowther, Sartaj Alam, Jennifer Manne-Goehler, Chodziwadziwa W Kabudula, Ryan Wagner, Julia Rohr, Livia Montana, Kathleen Kahn, Till W Bärnighausen, Lisa F Berkman, Stephen Tollman
BACKGROUND: A consequence of the widespread uptake of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) is that the older South African population will experience an increase in life expectancy, increasing their risk for cardiometabolic diseases (CMD), and its risk factors. The long-term interactions between HIV infection, treatment, and CMD remain to be elucidated in the African population. The HAALSI cohort was established to investigate the impact of these interactions on CMD morbidity and mortality among middle-aged and older adults...
February 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207497/concurrent-presence-of-inflammation-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-exacerbates-the-risk-of-metabolic-syndrome-a-koges-6-year-follow-up-study
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Jinkwan Kim, Dae Wui Yoon, Seung Ku Lee, Seunggwan Lee, Kyung-Mee Choi, Thomas J Robert, Chol Shin
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) leads to multiple end-organ morbidities that are mediated by the cumulative burden of oxidative stress and inflammation. Both OSA and inflammation play key roles in increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Thus, we hypothesized that the combination of inflammation and OSA could accelerate the development of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in a large cohort study.A total of 1835 participants were randomly selected from the ongoing Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study for the years between 2007 and 2015...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190687/short-term-effects-of-particle-size-fractions-on-circulating-biomarkers-of-inflammation-in-a-panel-of-elderly-subjects-and-healthy-young-adults
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Mohammad Sadegh Hassanvand, Kazem Naddafi, Homa Kashani, Sasan Faridi, Nino Kunzli, Ramin Nabizadeh, Fatemeh Momeniha, Akbar Gholampour, Mohammad Arhami, Ahad Zare, Zahra Pourpak, Mohammad Hoseini, Masud Yunesian
Systemic inflammation biomarkers have been associated with risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. We aimed to clarify associations of acute exposure to particulate matter (PM10 (PM < 10 μm), PM2.5-10 (PM 2.5-10 μm), PM2.5 (PM < 2.5 μm), PM1-2.5 (PM 1-2.5 μm), and PM1 (PM < 1 μm)) with systemic inflammation using panels of elderly subjects and healthy young adults. We followed a panel of 44 nonsmoking elderly subjects living in a retirement home and a panel of 40 healthy young adults living in a school dormitory in Tehran city, Iran from May 2012 to May 2013...
April 2017: Environmental Pollution
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