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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351469/inhibition-of-mtor-protects-the-blood-brain-barrier-in-models-of-alzheimer-s-disease-and-vascular-cognitive-impairment
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Candice E Van Skike, Jordan B Jahrling, Angela B Olson, Naomi L Sayre, Stacy A Hussong, Zoltan I Ungvari, James D Lechleiter, Veronica Galvan
An intact blood-brain barrier (BBB) limits entry of pro-inflammatory and neurotoxic blood-derived factors into the brain parenchyma. The BBB is damaged in Alzheimer's disease (AD), which contributes significantly to the progression of AD pathologies and cognitive decline. However, the mechanisms underlying BBB breakdown in AD remain elusive and no interventions are available for treatment or prevention. We and others recently established that inhibition of the mammalian/mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway with rapamycin yields significant neuroprotective effects, improving cerebrovascular and cognitive function in mouse models of AD...
December 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350590/human-genetics-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-vein-of-galen-malformation
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Daniel Duran, Philipp Karschnia, Jonathan R Gaillard, Jason K Karimy, Mark W Youngblood, Michael L DiLuna, Charles C Matouk, Beverly Aagaard-Kienitz, Edward R Smith, Darren B Orbach, Georges Rodesch, Alejandro Berenstein, Murat Gunel, Kristopher T Kahle
Vein of Galen malformations (VOGMs) are rare developmental cerebrovascular lesions characterized by fistulas between the choroidal circulation and the median prosencephalic vein. Although the treatment of VOGMs has greatly benefited from advances in endovascular therapy, including technical innovation in interventional neuroradiology, many patients are recalcitrant to procedural intervention or lack accessibility to specialized care centers, highlighting the need for improved screening, diagnostics, and therapeutics...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343082/systematic-review-of-the-effect-of-adherence-to-statin-treatment-on-critical-cardiovascular-events-and-mortality-in-primary-prevention
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Eva Martin-Ruiz, Antonio Olry-de-Labry-Lima, Ricardo Ocaña-Riola, David Epstein
AIM: Analyze the relative risks of critical cardiovascular outcomes and mortality associated with adherence to statin treatment in a clinical setting in people with no history of prior cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was conducted up to December 2016. The outcomes of interest were cardiovascular fatal or nonfatal events and all-cause mortality. RESULTS: A total of 17 articles were included in a qualitative synthesis...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340912/predictors-of-hypoglycemia-in-hospitalized-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Amit Akirov, Oren Amitai, Hiba Masri-Iraqi, Talia Diker-Cohen, Tzipora Shochat, Yoav Eizenberg, Ilan Shimon
Hypoglycemia is common among hospitalized patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Identify pre-admission risk factors associated with in-hospital hypoglycemia. Historical prospectively collected data of adult DM patients hospitalized to medical wards between 2011 and 2013. Hypoglycemia and serious hypoglycemia were defined as at least one blood glucose measurement ≤ 70 and < 54 mg/dl, respectively, during hospitalization. The primary outcome was in-hospital hypoglycemia...
January 16, 2018: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339691/rationale-design-and-methodology-of-the-evaluation-of-perceptions-knowledge-and-compliance-with-the-guidelines-in-real-life-practice-a-survey-on-the-under-treatment-of-hypercholesterolemia
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Volkan Doğan, Özcan Başaran, Bülent Özlek, Oğuzhan Çelik, Eda Özlek, Kadir Uğur Mert, İbrahim Rencüzoğulları, Gurbet Özge Mert, Marwa Mouline Doğan, Murat Biteker, Meral Kayıkçıoğlu
OBJECTIVE: A wide gap exists between dyslipidemia guidelines and their implementation in the real world, which is primarily attributed to physician and patient compliance. The aim of this study is to determine physician and patient adherence to dyslipidemia guidelines and various influential factors. METHODS: The Evaluation of Perceptions, Knowledge, and Compliance with the Guidelines in Real Life Practice: A Survey on the Under-treatment of Hypercholesterolemia (EPHESUS) trial (ClinicalTrials...
January 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337985/increased-risk-of-ischemic-heart-disease-hypertension-and-type-2-diabetes-in-women-with-previous-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-target-group-in-general-practice-for-preventive-interventions-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Barbara Daly, Konstantinos A Toulis, Neil Thomas, Krishna Gokhale, James Martin, Jonathan Webber, Deepi Keerthy, Kate Jolly, Ponnusamy Saravanan, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with developing type 2 diabetes, but very few studies have examined its effect on developing cardiovascular disease. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study utilizing a large primary care database in the United Kingdom. From 1 February 1990 to 15 May 2016, 9,118 women diagnosed with GDM were identified and randomly matched with 37,281 control women by age and timing of pregnancy (up to 3 months)...
January 2018: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336904/bypass-versus-endovascular-intervention-for-healing-ischemic-foot-wounds-secondary-to-tibial-arterial-disease
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Abhisekh Mohapatra, Jon C Henry, Efthimios D Avgerinos, Aureline Boitet, Rabih A Chaer, Michel S Makaroun, Steven A Leers, Eric S Hager
OBJECTIVE: Pedal (inframalleolar) bypass is a long-standing therapy for tibial arterial disease in patients with ischemic tissue loss. Endovascular tibial intervention is an appealing alternative with lower risks of perioperative mortality or complications. Our objective was to compare the effectiveness of these two treatment modalities with respect to patency and limb-related clinical outcomes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients presenting between 2006 and 2013 with ischemic foot wounds and infrapopliteal arterial disease who underwent a revascularization procedure (either open surgical bypass to an inframalleolar target or endovascular tibial intervention)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335041/clinical-correlates-of-resilience-factors-in-geriatric-depression
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Kelsey T Laird, Helen Lavretsky, Pattharee Paholpak, Roza M Vlasova, Michael Roman, Natalie St Cyr, Prabha Siddarth
BACKGROUND: Traditional perspectives conceptualize resilience as a trait and depression as resulting from resilience deficiency. However, research indicates that resilience varies substantially even among adults who are clinically depressed, as well as across the lifespan of an individual. Few studies have investigated resilience in depression, and even fewer have examined resilience in depressed older adults. METHODS: Three hundred thirty-seven adults ≥60 years with major depressive disorder completed the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) and measures of mental health, quality of life (QOL), and medical comorbidity...
January 16, 2018: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330938/predictive-value-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-long-term-outcomes-of-left-main-and-or-three-vessel-disease-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Na Xu, Xiao-Fang Tang, Yi Yao, Xueyan- Zhao, Jue- Chen, Zhan- Gao, Yuejin- Yang, Run-Lin Gao, Bo Xu, Jin-Qing Yuan
OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate the independent predictive value of left main disease (LMD) and/or three-vessel disease (LMD/3VD) in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients. BACKGROUND: Patients with acute coronary syndrome resulting from LMD and/or three-vessel disease (LMD/3VD) are at the highest risk of adverse cardiovascular events. Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been proposed as a marker of cardiovascular risk, but the prognostic value of NLR in patients with LMD/3VD who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is not clearly defined...
January 13, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330930/gender-specific-risk-factors-for-androgenetic-alopecia-in-the-korean-general-population-associations-with-medical-comorbidities-and-general-health-behaviors
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Bo-Kyung Kim, Sung Jay Choe, Hee-Chul Chung, Sung-Soo Oh, Won-Soo Lee
BACKGROUND: The relationships between androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and various factors related to metabolic syndrome have been demonstrated in previous studies. However, it remains unclear because of inconsistent results. We investigated the associations between AGA and various risk factors related to metabolic syndrome according to gender. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cross-sectional survey of 2028 Koreans (1050 men, 978 women). The basic and specific (BASP) classification was used for diagnosis of AGA...
February 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325366/-outcome-of-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-and-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-less-than-50-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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L Jiang, Y Song, J J Xu, X F Tang, H H Wang, P Jiang, L J Gao, L Song, Z Gao, J Chen, R L Gao, S B Qiao, Y J Yang, B Xu, J Q Yuan
Objective: To investigate the in-hospital and long-term outcomes of patients with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) <50% undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) . Methods: From January to December 2013, 10 445 consecutive patients who underwent PCI in Fuwai Hospital and the LVEF value was available were prospectively included. The patients were divided into LVEF≥50% group (9 896 cases) and LVEF<50% group (549 cases) . The in-hospital and 2-year clinical outcomes were compared between the 2 groups...
December 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316681/non-transfusion-dependent-thalassemia-an-update-on-complications-and-management
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Joseph Sleiman, Ali Tarhini, Rayan Bou-Fakhredin, Antoine N Saliba, Maria Domenica Cappellini, Ali T Taher
Patients with non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia (NTDT) experience many clinical complications despite their independence from frequent transfusions. Morbidities in NTDT stem from the interaction of multiple pathophysiological factors: ineffective erythropoiesis, iron overload (IOL), and hypercoagulability. Ineffective erythropoiesis and hemolysis are associated with chronic hypoxia and a hypercoagulable state. The latter are linked to a high prevalence of thromboembolic and cerebrovascular events, as well as leg ulcers and pulmonary hypertension...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306469/value-of-dapt-score-to-predict-adverse-outcome-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-post-hoc-analysis-from-the-afcas-registry
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Wail Nammas, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Axel Schlitt, Andrea Rubboli, Josè Valencia, Gregory Y H Lip, Pasi P Karjalainen, Fausto Biancari, K E Juhani Airaksinen
BACKGROUND: The DAPT score identifies patients with expected benefit from extended dual antiplatelet therapy beyond 1year after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In a post-hoc analysis from the AFCAS registry, we explored the value of DAPT score to predict outcome in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing PCI. METHODS AND RESULTS: Outcome measures included major adverse cardiac/cerebrovascular events (MACCE) [all-cause death, myocardial infarction, repeat revascularization, stent thrombosis, or stroke/transient ischemic attack] and bleeding events...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304750/lower-body-functioning-and-correlates-among-older-american-indians-the-cerebrovascular-disease-and-its-consequences-in-american-indians-study
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R Turner Goins, Mark Schure, Paul N Jensen, Astrid Suchy-Dicey, Lonnie Nelson, Steven P Verney, Barbara V Howard, Dedra Buchwald
BACKGROUND: More than six million American Indians live in the United States, and an estimated 1.6 million will be aged ≥65 years old by 2050 tripling in numbers since 2012. Physical functioning and related factors in this population are poorly understood. Our study aimed to assess lower body functioning and identify the prevalence and correlates of "good" functioning in a multi-tribe, community-based sample of older American Indians. METHODS: Assessments used the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB)...
January 5, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301646/impact-of-sex-on-comparative-outcomes-of-radial-versus-femoral-access-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-undergoing-invasive-management-data-from-the-randomized-matrix-access-trial
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Giuseppe Gargiulo, Sara Ariotti, Pascal Vranckx, Sergio Leonardi, Enrico Frigoli, Nestor Ciociano, Carlo Tumscitz, Francesco Tomassini, Paolo Calabrò, Stefano Garducci, Gabriele Crimi, Giuseppe Andò, Maurizio Ferrario, Ugo Limbruno, Bernardo Cortese, Paolo Sganzerla, Alessandro Lupi, Filippo Russo, Roberto Garbo, Arturo Ausiello, Dennis Zavalloni, Gennaro Sardella, Giovanni Esposito, Andrea Santarelli, Simone Tresoldi, Marco Stefano Nazzaro, Antonio Zingarelli, Anna Sonia Petronio, Stephan Windecker, Bruno R da Costa, Marco Valgimigli
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess whether transradial access (TRA) compared with transfemoral access (TFA) is associated with consistent outcomes in male and female patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing invasive management. BACKGROUND: There are limited and contrasting data about sex disparities for the safety and efficacy of TRA versus TFA for coronary intervention. METHODS: In the MATRIX (Minimizing Adverse Haemorrhagic Events by TRansradial Access Site and Systemic Implementation of angioX) program, 8,404 patients were randomized to TRA or TFA...
January 8, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300429/dysphagia-in-hospitalized-older-patients-associated-factors-and-nutritional-interventions
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D Eglseer, R J G Halfens, J M G A Schols, C Lohrmann
OBJECTIVES: To (1) assess the association between dysphagia and malnutrition as well as other related factors and (2) investigate the nutritional interventions that are initiated in dysphagic older patients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, multi-center point prevalence measurement. SETTING: 53 Austrian hospitals. PARTICIPANTS: 3174 hospitalized patients, 65 years or older. MEASUREMENTS: A standardized and tested questionnaire was used for the data collection, which was based on both inspections of the patients and information documented in the patient chart...
2018: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285684/socioeconomic-disparities-and-metabolic-risk-in-veterans-with-serious-mental-illness
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Stanley N Caroff, Shirley H Leong, Daisy Ng-Mak, E Cabrina Campbell, Rosalind M Berkowitz, Krithika Rajagopalan, Chien-Chia Chuang, Antony Loebel
Socioeconomic disparities were assessed in predicting metabolic risk among veterans with serious mental illness. Veterans with schizophrenia, schizoaffective, or bipolar disorders were identified in VISN 4 facilities from 10/1/2010 to 9/30/2012. Differences between patients with and without metabolic syndrome were compared using t-tests, Chi square tests and multivariate logistic regressions. Among 10,132 veterans with mental illness, 48.8% had metabolic syndrome. Multivariate logistic regression analysis confirmed that patients with metabolic syndrome were significantly more likely to be older, male, African-American, married, and receiving disability pensions but less likely to be homeless...
December 28, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279531/dual-antiplatelet-therapy-guided-by-cyp2c19-polymorphisms-after-implantation-of-second-generation-drug-eluting-stents-for-management-of-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Takuya Ozawa, Masayoshi Suda, Ryutaro Ikegami, Toshiki Takano, Takayuki Wakasugi, Takao Yanagawa, Komei Tanaka, Kazuyuki Ozaki, Satoru Hirono, Tohru Minamino
Prasugrel, a novel P2Y12 receptor inhibitor, is administered to patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), but it can increase the risk of bleeding. The Japanese exhibit weaker responses to clopidogrel than other races because of CYP2C19 polymorphisms; thus, it is unclear whether these patients should continue dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) using prasugrel or switch to clopidogrel in the chronic phase. Here we evaluated the clinical outcomes of DAPT guided by CYP2C19 polymorphisms after implantation of second-generation drug-eluting stents (DESs) for ACS management...
December 27, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275371/stent-and-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-duration-comparisons-in-the-setting-of-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-can-the-operator-experience-affect-the-study-results
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Giuseppe Gargiulo, Dik Heg, Fabrizio Ferrari, Gianfranco Percoco, Gianluca Campo, Carlo Tumscitz, Federico Colombo, Andrea Zuffi, Fausto Castriota, Alberto Cremonesi, Stephan Windecker, Marco Valgimigli
BACKGROUND: Operator experience influences outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention, but this association in the controlled setting of a randomized, clinical trial is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: We investigated operator-related outcomes (30-day and 2-year efficacy and safety end points) among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention and randomized to different dual antiplatelet therapy durations and stent types. A total of 2003 patients were analyzed, and 7 operator groups were compared...
December 23, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275366/prognostic-value-of-new-generation-troponins-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-the-modern-era-the-ruti-stemi-study
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Germán Cediel, Ferran Rueda, Cosme García, Teresa Oliveras, Carlos Labata, Jordi Serra, Julio Núñez, Vicent Bodí, Marc Ferrer, Josep Lupón, Antoni Bayes-Genis
BACKGROUND: In ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), troponins are not needed for diagnosis: symptoms and ECG data are sufficient to activate percutaneous coronary intervention. This study explored the prognostic value of new-generation troponins in a real-life cohort contemporarily treated for STEMI. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 1260 consecutive patients with primary STEMI treated with percutaneous coronary intervention between February 22, 2011, and August 31, 2015...
December 23, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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