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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627372/psoas-and-paraspinous-muscle-index-as-a-predictor-of-mortality-in-african-american-men-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Mariana Murea, Leon Lenchik, Thomas C Register, Gregory B Russell, Jianzhao Xu, S Carrie Smith, Donald W Bowden, Jasmin Divers, Barry I Freedman
AIM: Recent studies revealed a correlation between skeletal muscle mass index and density with longevity; these studies largely evaluated appendicular skeletal muscles in older Caucasians. This retrospective cohort study assessed the association between axial skeletal muscles size and density with survival in African Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Psoas and paraspinous muscle mass index (cross sectional area/height2 ) and radiographic density (in Hounsfield Units) were measured using computed tomography in African American-Diabetes Heart Study participants, 314 women and 256 men, with median (25th, 75th quartile) age 55...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619417/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-contributes-to-subclinical-atherosclerosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yao-Yao Zhou, Xiao-Dong Zhou, Sheng-Jie Wu, Dan-Hong Fan, Sven Van Poucke, Yong-Ping Chen, Shen-Wen Fu, Ming-Hua Zheng
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. In our meta-analysis, we aimed to assess the correlation of NAFLD and four surrogate markers of subclinical atherosclerosis. PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were searched up until April 2017. Original studies investigating the association between NAFLD and subclinical atherosclerosis were included. The outcome data were extracted and pooled for the effect estimate by using a random-effects model...
April 2018: Hepatology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603377/lipoprotein-a-level-associates-with-coronary-artery-disease-rather-than-carotid-lesions-in-patients-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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Di Sun, Bing-Yang Zhou, Xi Zhao, Sha Li, Cheng-Gang Zhu, Yuan-Lin Guo, Ying Gao, Na-Qiong Wu, Geng Liu, Qian Dong, Jian-Jun Li
BACKGROUND: Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] level is a novel risk factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), while its impact on the different sites of arteries remains undetermined. We aim to examine the associations of Lp(a) levels with coronary and carotid atherosclerosis in patients with heterozygous FH (HeFH). METHODS: A total of 148 patients with HeFH who have received carotid ultrasonography and coronary angiography due to chest pain were enrolled...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569337/diabetes-cardiovascular-disorders-and-2-3-7-8-tcdd-body-burden-in-czech-patients-50-years-after-the-intoxication
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Tomas Pelcl, Jan Skrha, Martin Prazny, Stepanka Vlckova, Zdenka Fenclova, Tomas Navratil, Jan Malik, Pavel Diblik, Vit Zikan, Daniela Pelclova
The correlation between 2,3,7,8-tetrachlordibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) intoxication and the parameters of metabolic impairment were examined in the last 8 male survivors out of 80 workers exposed to TCDD during the production of herbicides in a chemical factory in 1965-1967. Their median TCDD blood level was 112 (46-390) pg/g lipids and the median TCDD body deposit was 3.9 (0.8-11.7) μg. This puts these patients into the most severely intoxicated group of subjects, according to back-calculated levels of TCDD. The median TCDD blood level in 8 controls was 12 pg/g (<0...
March 22, 2018: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548814/renin-and-aldosterone-are-not-associated-with-vulnerable-plaque-characteristics-in-patients-with-carotid-artery-disease
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Marieke A Hillaert, Hester M den Ruijter, Imo E Hoefer, Eef G Lentjes, Gert J de Borst, Jean-Paul P M de Vries, Pieter A Doevendans, Gerard Pasterkamp, Leo Timmers
BACKGROUND: The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system is increasingly being recognized to play an important role in the development and clinical course of cardiovascular diseases. Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system activation is associated with clinical outcome in various populations of cardiovascular patients, such as patients with coronary artery, peripheral artery, and cerebrovascular disease. In this study, we investigated the associations between plasma renin and aldosterone concentrations and atherosclerotic plaque characteristics and secondary vascular events in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503774/patient-specific-flow-descriptors-and-normalized-wall-index-in-peripheral-artery-disease-a-preliminary-study
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Jaykrishna Singh, Gerd Brunner, Joel D Morrisett, Christie M Ballantyne, Alan B Lumsden, Dipan J Shah, Paolo Decuzzi
Background and Aims: MRI-based hemodynamics have been applied to study the relationship between time-averaged wall shear stresses (TAWSS), oscillatory shear index (OSI) and atherosclerotic lesions in the coronary arteries, carotid artery, and human aorta. However, the role of TAWSS and OSI are poorly understood in lower extremity arteries. The aim of this work was to investigate the feasibility of hemodynamic assessment of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and we hypothesized that there is an association between TAWSS and OSI, respectively, and atherosclerotic burden expressed as the normalized wall index (NWI)...
2018: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. Imaging & Visualization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327345/serum-lipoprotein-a-predicts-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-patients-with-severe-carotid-stenosis
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Fabio Rigamonti, Federico Carbone, Fabrizio Montecucco, Aldo Bonaventura, Luca Liberale, Fabienne Burger, Aline Roth, Maria Bertolotto, Giovanni Spinella, Bianca Pane, Domenico Palombo, Aldo Pende, Franco Dallegri, François Mach, Stefano Bertolini, Livia Pisciotta
BACKGROUND: Different cut-off values of serum lipoprotein (a) [Lp (a)] were recently identified to better stratify cardiovascular risk categories. Both pathophysiological and prognostic values of Lp (a) remain unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Here, the prognostic value of Lp (a) and its correlation with intraplaque features were assessed in patients with severe carotid artery stenosis undergoing endarterectomy (n = 180). The cut-off value of 10 mg/dL for serum Lp (a) was selected to predict 24-month follow-up acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...
March 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220061/comparison-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-coronary-artery-calcium-score-for-estimating-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-fatty-liver-disease
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Hyun-Jin Kim, Hyung-Bok Park, Yongsung Suh, Yoon-Hyeong Cho, Eui-Seok Hwang, Deok-Kyu Cho, Tae-Young Choi
INTRODUCTION: Fatty liver disease (FLD) is correlated with cardiovascular disease. Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and coronary artery calcium score (CACS) can noninvasively identify subclinical atherosclerosis and predict risk for cardiovascular events. This study evaluated CIMT and CACS measurements to detect subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with and without FLD. METHODS: Patients who underwent carotid and abdominal ultrasounds as well as cardiac computed tomography (CT) scans were evaluated retrospectively...
December 8, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027678/evaluation-of-carotid-plaque-neovascularization-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-on-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography
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Chuan Qin, Li Zhang, Xinfang Wang, Yilian Duan, Zhou Ye, Mingxing Xie
OBJECTIVES: To examine the repeatability of quantitative time-intensity curve analysis of neovascularization within carotid plaques with contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (US) and to investigate carotid plaque neovascularization in patients with coronary heart disease using contrast-enhanced US and the correlation between risk factors and acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: Sixty patients with ACS and 60 with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) underwent conventional carotid and contrast-enhanced US, and plaque enhancement was observed and analyzed quantitatively...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016728/augmented-th17-differentiation-in-trim21-deficiency-promotes-a-stable-phenotype-of-atherosclerotic-plaques-with-high-collagen-content
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Susanna Brauner, Xintong Jiang, Gudny Ella Thorlacius, Anna M Lundberg, Therese Östberg, Zhong-Qun Yan, Vijay K Kuchroo, Göran K Hansson, Marie Wahren-Herlenius
Aims: Patients with hyperlipidemia are at risk of atherosclerosis, but not all develop cardiovascular disease, highlighting the importance of other risk factors such as inflammation. Both the innate and adaptive arms of the immune system have been suggested in the initiation and propagation of plaque formation. Tri-partite motif (TRIM) 21 is a regulator of tissue inflammation and pro-inflammatory cytokine production, and has been implicated in chronic inflammatory disease. Here, we investigate a potential role for TRIM21 in coronary artery disease...
January 1, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955501/associations-between-coronary-and-carotid-artery-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-inflammatory-joint-diseases
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Mona Svanteson, Silvia Rollefstad, Nils Einar Kløw, Jonny Hisdal, Eirik Ikdahl, Anne Grete Semb, Ylva Haig
OBJECTIVE: Low association between cardiac symptoms and coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with inflammatory joint diseases (IJD) demands for objective markers to improve cardiovascular risk stratification. Our main aim was to evaluate the prevalence and characteristics of CAD in patients with IJD with carotid artery plaques. Furthermore, we aimed to assess associations of carotid ultrasonographic findings and coronary plaques. METHODS: Eighty-six patients (61% female) with IJD (55 with rheumatoid arthritis, 21 with ankylosing spondylitis and 10 with psoriatic arthritis) and carotid artery plaque were referred to coronary CT angiography (CCTA)...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731888/elevated-plasma-levels-of-mac-2-binding-protein-predict-poor-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Hao Xie, Zhun Zhang, Liming Chen, Pu Zhang, Yuqi Cui, Hang Liu, Hongrui Ma, Yufan Jiang, Ying Wang, Le Yang, Hongpeng Wu, Lianqun Cui
BACKGROUND: Mac-2 binding protein (M2BP) is an inflammatory glycoprotein associated with carotid atherosclerosis and all-cause mortality in patients with suspected coronary artery diseases. We aimed to explore the potential association of plasma M2BP levels with unstable plaque morphology and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We compared plasma M2BP levels among three groups: 216 patients with ACS, 82 patients with stable angina pectoris, and 50 controls...
July 20, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712815/asymptomatic-carotid-stenosis-is-associated-with-cognitive-impairment
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Brajesh K Lal, Moira C Dux, Siddhartha Sikdar, Carly Goldstein, Amir A Khan, John Yokemick, Limin Zhao
BACKGROUND: Cerebrovascular risk factors (eg, hypertension, coronary artery disease) and stroke can lead to vascular cognitive impairment. The Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis and Cognitive Function study evaluated the isolated impact of asymptomatic carotid stenosis (no prior ipsilateral or contralateral stroke or transient ischemic attack) on cognitive function. Cerebrovascular hemodynamic and carotid plaque characteristics were analyzed to elucidate potential mechanisms affecting cognition...
October 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702876/cardiovascular-histopathology-of-a-11-year-old-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-vii-demonstrates-fibrosis-macrophage-infiltration-and-arterial-luminal-stenosis
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Valerie Lew, Louis Pena, Robert Edwards, Raymond Y Wang
Mucopolysaccharidosis type VII (MPS VII) is caused by β-glucuronidase deficiency, resulting in lysosomal accumulation of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and multisystemic disease. We present cardiovascular gross and histopathology findings from a 11-year-old MPS VII male, who expired after developing ventricular fibrillation following anesthesia induction. Gross anatomic observations were made at autopsy; postmortem formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples of the carotid artery, aorta, myocardium, and valves were sectioned and stained with hematoxylin-eosin, Verhoeff-Van Gieson, CD68, and trichrome stains...
July 13, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623250/adamts-7-is-associated-with-a-high-risk-plaque-phenotype-in-human-atherosclerosis
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Eva Bengtsson, Karin Hultman, Pontus Dunér, Giuseppe Asciutto, Peter Almgren, Marju Orho-Melander, Olle Melander, Jan Nilsson, Anna Hultgårdh-Nilsson, Isabel Gonçalves
Several large-scale genome-wide association studies have identified single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the genomic region of A Disintegrin And Metalloproteinase with ThromboSpondin type 1 repeats (ADAMTS)-7 and associations to coronary artery disease. Experimental studies have provided evidence for a functional role of ADAMTS-7 in both injury-induced vascular neointima formation and development of atherosclerotic lesions. However, whether ADAMTS-7 is associated with a specific plaque phenotype in humans has not been investigated...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502488/lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-and-its-relationship-with-markers-of-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease-a-systematic-review
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Adnan Younus, Choudhry Humayun, Rameez Ahmad, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Yugandhar Kandimalla, Muhammad Aziz, Rehan Malik, Aisha Rasool Saand, Cyndi Valdes, Rohan Badlani, Muhammad Amir Younus, Shozab S Ali, Ye Chen, Khurram Nasir
BACKGROUND: Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) is an enzyme that exhibits proinflammatory properties and has been associated with subclinical cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE: The relationship between Lp-PLA2 and subclinical CVD remains unclear. The goal of this systematic review was to clarify this relationship. METHODS: An extensive literature search of the MEDLINE database using Ovid and PubMed was performed. From an initial search of 444 articles, 13 met the inclusion and exclusion criteria and were included in the review...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493931/asymptomatic-carotid-artery-stenosis-and-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-a-community-based-observational-study
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Dandan Wang, Yang Li, Yong Zhou, Cheng Jin, Qi Zhao, Anxin Wang, Shouling Wu, Wen Bin Wei, Xingquan Zhao, Jost B Jonas
PURPOSE: To examine whether an abnormally thin retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) is associated with cerebrovascular insufficiency. DESIGN: Community-based study. METHODS: The Asymptomatic Polyvascular Abnormalities in Community Study included Chinese aged 40+ years and without histories of cerebrovascular incidents or coronary heart disease. Using transcranial Doppler and carotid duplex ultrasound examination, we assessed presence and degree of an intracranial arterial stenosis (ICAS) and extracranial carotid arterial stenosis (ECAS) and we measured the RNFL thickness by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299809/bedside-screening-with-the-use-of-pocket-size-imaging-device-can-be-useful-for-ruling-out-carotid-artery-stenosis-in-patients-scheduled-for-cardiac-surgery
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Dominika Filipiak-Strzecka, Jarosław D Kasprzak, Ewa Szymczyk, Paulina Wejner-Mik, Piotr Lipiec
BACKGROUND: Patients (pts) scheduled for coronary artery bypass grafting, burdened with high risk of carotid stenosis, are recommended to undergo duplex ultrasonography (DUS) of carotid arteries. PURPOSE: To validate pocket-size imaging device (PSID) equipped with linear probe as an easily accessible tool enabling bedside screening for carotid artery stenosis (CAS). METHODS: A total of 100 pts (60 men, mean age 69±11 years) with multivessel coronary artery disease underwent bedside DUS of carotid arteries with the use of PSID performed by a cardiology resident trained in DUS...
May 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229911/diagnostic-accuracy-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-predicting-coronary-plaque-burden-on-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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David J Murphy, Sophie J Crinion, Ciaran E Redmond, Gerard M Healy, Walter T McNicholas, Silke Ryan, Jonathan D Dodd
AIM: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of common carotid artery intima media thickness (CIMT) for coronary artery disease (CAD) detection in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). MATERIALS & METHODS: Patients with clinically suspected OSA prospectively underwent polysomnography (PSG), ultrasound CIMT measurement and coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA). An average CIMT of ≥0.9 mm in either common carotid artery designated as a positive test...
May 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208842/assessment-of-serum-vaspin-levels-among-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-with-or-without-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Aswathy Jaya Sathyaseelan, Prashant Shankarrao Adole, Mukta Wyawahare, Rama Prakasha Saya
INTRODUCTION: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is on the verge of becoming a pandemic in India. Type 2 DM patient have two to four times increased risk of carotid artery disease. Adipokines have been regarded recently as direct link between diabetes and atherosclerosis. Visceral Adipose Tissue Derived Serine Protease Inhibitor (VASPIN); one of the most recently discovered adipokine, inhibits the proteases responsible for insulin resistance, carotid plaque development and rupture. In literature, few studies have addressed the role of VASPIN in pathogenesis of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) in patients with type 2 DM...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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