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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245186/endothelial-dysfunction-in-early-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-and-controls-without-previous-cardiovascular-events
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Mara Taraborelli, Edoardo Sciatti, Ivano Bonadei, Vincenzo Terlizzi, Micaela Fredi, Roberta Zani, Giovanni Cancarini, Angela Tincani, Franco Franceschini, Enrico Vizzardi, Ilaria Cavazzana
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence and risk factors for endothelial dysfunction detected by peripheral artery tonometry in systemic lupus erythematosus patients with early disease without cardiovascular disease and risk factors. METHODS: All the consecutive adult lupus patients, with a disease duration less than 5 years, seen in our Hospital from December 2014 to March 2016 were considered. We excluded patients with any history of cardiovascular disease or risk factors possibly affecting peripheral artery tonometry...
December 15, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244251/effect-of-combination-folic-acid-vitamin-b6-and-vitamin-b12-supplementation-on-fracture-risk-in-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Katie L Stone, Li-Yung Lui, William G Christen, Aron M Troen, Douglas C Bauer, Deborah Kado, Christopher Schambach, Steven R Cummings, JoAnn E Manson
Epidemiologic studies have demonstrated an association of elevated plasma homocysteine levels with greater bone resorption and fracture risk. Vitamins B12 , B6 , and folic acid are cofactors in homocysteine metabolism, and supplementation with B vitamins is effective in lowering homocysteine levels in humans. However, randomized trials of supplemental B vitamins for reduction of fracture risk have been limited. Therefore, we performed an ancillary study to the Women's Antioxidant and Folic Acid Cardiovascular Study (WAFACS), a large randomized trial of women with preexisting cardiovascular disease or three or more coronary risk factors, to test whether a daily B vitamin intervention including folic acid (2...
December 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243903/update-on-current-care-guideline-psoriasis-skin-and-joints
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Psoriasis is a chronic, immune-mediated, inflammatory disorder of the skin and joints. Moderate-to-server cases are associated with an independent risk of comorbidity (cardiovascular diseases and diabetes) even after adjusting for risk factors, known to be more prevalent in psoriatics compared to normal population. The systemic underlying inflammation, analogous to that observed in rheumatoid arthritis, calls for a long-term effective treatment. Screening and treatment of cardiovascular risk factors is highly recommended...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243858/atrial-fibrillation-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-and-mortality-in-patients-with-symptomatic-peripheral-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
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Mislav Vrsalović, Ana Vrsalović Presečki
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with adverse outcomes in terms of survival and morbidity. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) and AF share several common risk factors and often coexist. Whether AF has a prognostic role in patients with PAD has not been extensively studied. HYPOTHESIS: AF is associated with major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and mortality in symptomatic PAD patients. METHODS: Using MEDLINE and Scopus, we searched for studies published before December 2016 that evaluated cardiovascular outcomes based on the presence/absence of AF in a prospective manner with a follow-up period of ≥12 months...
December 15, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243787/atherosclerosis-and-cardiovascular-involvement-in-celiac-disease-the-role-of-autoimmunity-and-inflammation
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L Santoro, G De Matteis, M Fuorlo, B Giupponi, A M Martone, F Landi, R Landolfi, A Santoliquido
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to explore the evidence about the association among celiac disease (CD), atherosclerosis (AS) and cardiovascular (CV) diseases, and the role of inflammation in this connection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library for the association among CD, AS and CV diseases. RESULTS: Several studies reported the association of CD with accelerated AS, as evidenced by the alterations of a number of parameters indicative of subclinical AS, as increased carotid artery intima-media thickness, endothelial dysfunction and increased arterial stiffness...
December 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243749/association-between-berries-intake-and-cardiovascular-diseases-risk-factors-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Ângelo Luís, Fernanda Domingues, Luísa Pereira
The main goal of this work was to clarify the effects of the consumption of berries on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors by performing a systematic review according to the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis) statement, followed by a meta-analysis and a trial sequential analysis (TSA) of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The electronic search was conducted in PubMed, Scopus, SciELO, Web of Science and Cochrane Library between April and June 2016. To be included, RCTs had to report 1 or more of the following outcomes: total cholesterol (TC), HDL-cholesterol (HDL), LDL-cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides (TG), blood pressure (BP), C-reactive protein (CRP), tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM), intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM), glucose, insulin, apolipoprotein A-I (Apo A-I) or apolipoprotein B (Apo B)...
December 15, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243580/coumarins-as-promising-scaffold-for-the-treatment-of-age-related-diseases-an-overview-of-the-last-five-years
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Giovanna Lucia Delogu, Maria Joao Matos
Degenerative diseases are becoming increasingly prevalent with the aging of the human population. The twentieth century witnessed a significant demographic change in the industrialized world that is currently followed by a similar shift of life expectancy to upper age ranges in Asia, Africa, and Middle and South America. A rising tide of chronic age-dependent diseases will soon present serious challenges for these countries. Age-related diseases are commonly seen in older patients. More than 40% of adults 60 and older have a combination of risk factors known as metabolic syndrome, which increases the risk for developing degenerative disorders, and certain cancers...
December 14, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243511/acute-stress-disorder-and-c-reactive-protein-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Hannes Bielas, Rebecca E Meister-Langraf, Jean-Paul Schmid, Jürgen Barth, Hansjörg Znoj, Ulrich Schnyder, Mary Princip, Roland von Känel
Background Myocardial infarction-triggered acute stress disorder (ASD) and subclinical inflammation associate with the development of posttraumatic stress disorder, and worsen the prognosis of myocardial infarction patients. We examined the relationship between ASD severity and C-reactive protein levels in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Methods We assessed 190 patients (median age 59 years; 83% men) with a verified myocardial infarction within 48 h of an acute coronary intervention. Circulating levels of C-reactive protein were categorized according to their prognostic risk for cardiovascular disease: 0 to <5, 5 to <10, 10 to <20, and ≥ 20 mg/l...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243510/health-related-quality-of-life-and-risk-of-composite-coronary-heart-disease-and-cerebrovascular-events-in-the-moli-sani-study-cohort
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Marialaura Bonaccio, Augusto Di Castelnuovo, Simona Costanzo, Mariarosaria Persichillo, Amalia De Curtis, Chiara Cerletti, Maria Benedetta Donati, Giovanni de Gaetano, Licia Iacoviello
Background To assess the association between health-related quality of life (HRQL) and a composite outcome including incident coronary heart disease (CHD) and cerebrovascular events in a large general population-based cohort. Design Prospective analysis on 17,102 men and women (mean age 53 ± 11) free from cardiovascular disease at time of enrolment in the Moli-sani cohort (2005-2010). Methods HRQL was assessed by the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey. Hazard ratios with 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) were calculated using multivariable Cox-proportional hazard models...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243285/cholesterol-embolization-syndrome-an-under-recognized-entity-in-cardiovascular-interventions
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Akanksha Agrawal, Mary Rodriguez Ziccardi, Christian Witzke, Igor Palacios, Janani Rangaswami
Cholesterol embolization syndrome (CES) is a multi-systemic disease caused by embolization of atherosclerotic plaque contents from proximal large-caliber artery to distal small to medium arteries, occurring spontaneously or more commonly after vascular intervention. This report is a comprehensive review of the reported cases of CES found in our literature search. We discuss the risk factors, clinical manifestations, management, and prognosis of CES. The major predisposing factors for CES include older age, male sex, atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk factors, anticoagulation, and femoral access route...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243272/chronic-kidney-disease-and-coronary-artery-calcification-in-the-brazilian-longitudinal-study-of-adult-health-elsa-brasil
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Cheng Suh-Chiou, Rosa M Moysés, Marcio S Bittencourt, Isabela M Bensenor, Paulo A Lotufo
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease is a worldwide public health concern due to the increased prevalence the high fatalities related to heart disease in this population. Among novel cardiovascular risk markers, the coronary artery calcification score (CAC) emerged as an independent predictor of cardiovascular events. HYPOTHESIS: We aimed to test if glomerular filtration rate or albuminuria are independently associated with coronary calcification. METHODS: The Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health is a cohort of men and women aged 35 to 74 years old addressing cardiovascular diseases...
December 15, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242848/effect-of-combined-endurance-resistance-training-and-soy-extract-supplementation-on-expression-of-enos-gene-in-ovariectomized-rats
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Morteza Jourkesh, Siroos Choobineh, Rahman Soori, Ali Asghar Ravasi
Introduction: Menopause is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Physical exercise and soybean diets have been suggested to reduce the risk of CVD in postmenopausal women. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of combined resistance and endurance (RE) training and soy extract (SOY) supplementation, both known to improve endothelial function, on expression of the eNOS gene in the heart of ovariectomized (OVX) rats. Material and methods: Fifty female Wistar rats were divided into five groups: 1) sham (SHAM); 2) ovariectomy (OVX); 3) ovariectomy with soy extract supplementation (OVX + SOY); 4) OVX with RE training (OVX + RE); 5) and ovariectomy plus RE training with soy extract supplementation (OVX + RE + SOY)...
2017: Archives of Medical Sciences. Atherosclerotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242845/no-effect-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-subjects-with-metabolic-syndrome-a-pilot-randomised-study
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Stefania E Makariou, Moses Elisaf, Anna Challa, Nikolaos Tentolouris, Evangelos N Liberopoulos
Introduction: Patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS) may have lower 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)VitD) serum levels compared with non-MetS individuals. Vitamin D (VitD) deficiency is associated with various cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Yet, the effect of VitD supplementation on MetS remains uncertain. Our aim was to examine the effect of VitD supplementation on CVD risk factors in MetS subjects. Material and methods: This pilot study had a PROBE (prospective, randomised, open-label, blinded end-point) design...
2017: Archives of Medical Sciences. Atherosclerotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242752/out-of-pocket-expenditures-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-general-and-specialised-cardiac-hospitals-in-addis-ababa-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-cohort-study
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Mieraf Taddesse Tolla, Ole Frithjof Norheim, Stéphane Verguet, Abebe Bekele, Kassahun Amenu, Senbeta Guteta Abdisa, Kjell Arne Johansson
Background: Cardiovascular disease poses a great financial risk on households in countries without universal health coverage like Ethiopia. This paper aims to estimate the magnitude and intensity of catastrophic health expenditure and factors associated with catastrophic health expenditure for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in general and specialised cardiac hospitals in Addis Ababa. Methods and findings: We conducted a cross-sectional cohort study among individuals who sought cardiovascular disease care in selected hospitals in Addis Ababa during February to March 2015 (n=589, response rate 94%)...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241969/relation-of-ectopic-fat-with-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-risk-score-in-south-asians-living-in-the-united-states-from-the-mediators-of-atherosclerosis-in-south-asians-living-in-america-masala-study
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Morgana Mongraw-Chaffin, Unjali P Gujral, Alka M Kanaya, Namratha R Kandula, John Jeffrey Carr, Cheryl A M Anderson
Few studies have investigated the association between ectopic fat from different depots and cardiovascular risk scores and their components in the same population, and none have investigated these relations in South Asians. In a cross-sectional analysis of 796 participants in the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study who had measurements of visceral, subcutaneous, pericardial, hepatic, and intermuscular fat from abdominal and cardiac computed tomography scans, we used linear regression to determine the associations of 1 standard deviation difference in each ectopic fat depot with pooled cohort risk score and its components...
October 31, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241753/alopecia-and-the-metabolic-syndrome
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Cheryl Lie, Choon Fong Liew, Hazel H Oon
Hair loss is a common condition that affects most people at some point in their lives. It can exist as an isolated problem or with other diseases and conditions. Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and its association with the metabolic syndrome (MetS) have received increasing interest since 1972, when the first link between cardiovascular risk factors and hair loss was raised. We have reviewed studies concerning the relationship between alopecia and MetS. Many studies have investigated the relationship among AGA and MetS and its individual components, particularly in men, where a disproportionately large number of these studies supports this association...
January 2018: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241718/ses-heart-failure-and-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Priya Vart, Kunihiro Matsushita, Andreea M Rawlings, Elizabeth Selvin, Deidra C Crews, Chiadi E Ndumele, Christie M Ballantyne, Gerardo Heiss, Anna Kucharska-Newton, Moyses Szklo, Josef Coresh
INTRODUCTION: Compared with coronary heart disease and stroke, the association between SES and the risk of heart failure is less well understood. METHODS: In 12,646 participants of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study cohort free of heart failure history at baseline (1987-1989), the association of income, educational attainment, and area deprivation index with subsequent heart failure-related hospitalization or death was examined while accounting for cardiovascular disease risk factors and healthcare access...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241460/fractal-analysis-of-left-ventricular-trabeculations-is-associated-with-impaired-myocardial-deformation-in-healthy-chinese
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Jiashen Cai, Jennifer Ann Bryant, Thu-Thao Le, Boyang Su, Antonio de Marvao, Declan P O'Regan, Stuart A Cook, Calvin Woon-Loong Chin
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) non-compaction (LVNC) is defined by extreme LV trabeculation, but is measured variably. Here we examined the relationship between quantitative measurement in LV trabeculation and myocardial deformation in health and disease and determined the clinical utility of semi-automated assessment of LV trabeculations. METHODS: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) was performed in 180 healthy Singaporean Chinese (age 20-69 years; males, n = 91), using balanced steady state free precession cine imaging at 3T...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241386/modified-risk-associations-of-lipoproteins-and-apolipoproteins-by-chronic-low-grade-inflammation
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Altan Onat, Aysem Kaya, Evin Ademoglu
Lipoproteins and the apolipoproteins (apo) that they carry are major determinants of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) as well as metabolic, renal and inflammatory chronic disorders either directly or through mediation of risk factors. The notion that elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and apoB levels are related to the acquisition of CVD and, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and apoA-I indicate protection against CVD has been challenged in the past decade. Advanced age, adiposity, ethnicity or impaired glucose intolerance rendered autoimmune activation in an environment of pro-inflammatory state/oxidative stress and may disrupt the linear risk association between lipoproteins...
December 15, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240836/is-quality-of-life-different-between-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-people-the-importance-of-cardiovascular-risks
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L M Peña-Longobardo, B Rodríguez-Sánchez, M Mata-Cases, L Rodríguez-Mañas, M Capel, J Oliva-Moreno
BACKGROUND: To analyse and compare the impact of cardiovascular risk factors and disease on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in people with and without diabetes living in the community. METHODS: We used data of 1,905 people with diabetes and 19,031 people without diabetes from the last Spanish National Health Survey (years 2011-2012). The HRQoL instrument used was the EuroQol 5D-5L, based on time trade-off scores. Matching methods were used to assess any differences in the HRQoL in people with and without diabetes with the same characteristics (age, gender, education level, and healthy lifestyle), according to cardiovascular risk factors and diseases...
2017: PloS One
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