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Elif Guler, Nilgun Col, Mithat Buyukcelik, Ayse Balat
AIM: In recent years, survival rates of childhood cancers have significantly increased, and occurrence of long-term adverse late effects (eg, insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, hypertension) has become increasingly important. Early diagnosis of obesity/hypertension in childhood is essential to avoid morbidity in the adulthood. Therefore, this study was aimed to determine the blood pressure (BP) profile by ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) method, and prevalence of hypertension, obesity, abdominal obesity among childhood cancer survivors...
March 12, 2018: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Camilla L Asferg, Ulrik B Andersen, Allan Linneberg, Jens P Goetze, Jørgen L Jeppesen
Background: Obese persons have lower circulating natriuretic peptide (NP) concentrations. It has been proposed that this natriuretic handicap plays a role in obesity-related hypertension. In contrast, hypertensive patients with left atrial enlargement have higher circulating NP concentrations. On this background, we investigated whether obese hypertensive men could have lower circulating NP concentrations despite evidence of pressure-induced greater left atrial size. Methods: We examined 98 obese men (body mass index (BMI) ≥30...
February 17, 2018: American Journal of Hypertension
A V Ushakov, V S Ivanchenko, A I Gordienko, N V Khimich, A A Gagarina
AIM: To investigate the changes of serum nerve growth factor (NGF) level in patients with arterial hypertension (AH) and obesity in dependence on the degree of psycho-emotional stress and physical activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined 76 male patients with stage I and II AH with mean age 46.75±0.56 years (36 patients with and 40 without obesity). Control group consisted of 26 individuals without AH, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases. All patients underwent ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring...
February 2018: Kardiologiia
Pantelis A Sarafidis, Luis M Ruilope, Charalampos Loutradis, Manuel Gorostidi, Alejandro de la Sierra, Juan J de la Cruz, Ernest Vinyoles, Juan A Divisón-Garrote, Julián Segura, José R Banegas
OBJECTIVE: Increased BP-variability predicts cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in hypertensives. This study aimed to examine short-term BP-variability according to renal function stage. METHODS: We included 16 546 patients [10 270 (62.1%) without/6276 (38.9%) with CKD Stage 1-5] from the Spanish Ambulatory-Blood-Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) Registry. Stages of CKD were defined according to K/DIGO criteria, based on estimated glomerular filtration rate calculated with the CKD-EPI equation and albumin-to-creatine ratio...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
Muzi Maseko, Mercy Mashao, Abdulraheem Bawa-Allah, Edgar Phukubje, Bongubuhle Mlambo, Thamsanqa Nyundu
Previous studies conducted to investigate the relationship between sodium intake and blood pressure in our African population have yielded contradictory results. With the high prevalence of obesity in this population, it is possible that these contradictory findings are due to the masking effects of obesity on this relationship. We measured 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure and 24-hour urine excretion on 547 South Africans of African ancestry. A multivariate regression analysis revealed no independent relationship between 24-hour sodium excretion and blood pressure in the total population sample, but when participants were stratified according to body mass index (BMI) status, there was a significant association between 24-hour sodium excretion and blood pressure in the normal-BMI participants but not in the overweight/obese participants...
February 12, 2018: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
Bianca Borchert-Mörlins, Nima Memaran, Martin Sauer, Britta Maecker-Kolhoff, Karl-Walter Sykora, Ricarda Blöte, Elena Bauer, Bernhard M W Schmidt, Anette Melk, Rita Beier
Advances in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in malignant and non-malignant diseases result in more long-term survivors, in whom cardiovascular (CV) disease is one leading non-cancer cause of death. This study aimed to evaluate risk factors and subclinical CV organ damage in survivors after HSCT in pediatric age. We enrolled 64 children in a cross-sectional approach 3.3 ± 3.1 years after HSCT. Anthropometric data, laboratory values, office and 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) were evaluated, showing a high prevalence of obesity, hypertension and dyslipidemia...
February 9, 2018: Bone Marrow Transplantation
Selçuk Özkan, Naim Ata, Bunyamin Yavuz
OBJECTIVES: Masked hypertension is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular conditions. The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship obesity parameters, including body weight, waist circumference, and body mass index. METHODS: The study group consisted of 251 consecutive outpatient subjects without overt hypertension. Subjects were classified according to BMI. After a complete medical history and laboratory examination, patients' height, weight, waist circumference heart rate, and office blood pressure were recorded...
February 8, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
Meltem Akcaboy, Bijen Nazliel, Tayfun Goktas, Serdar Kula, Bülent Celik, Necla Buyan
BACKGROUND: Obesity affects all major organ systems and leads to increased morbidity and mortality. Whole blood viscosity is an important independent regulator of cerebral blood flow. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of whole blood viscosity on cerebral artery blood flow velocities using transcranial Doppler ultrasound in pediatric patients with obesity compared to healthy controls and analyze the effect of whole blood viscosity and blood pressure status to the cerebral artery blood flow velocities...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
Victoria A Serhiyenko, Alexandr A Serhiyenko
Cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is a serious complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) that is strongly associated with approximately five-fold increased risk of cardiovascular mortality. CAN manifests in a spectrum of things, ranging from resting tachycardia and fixed heart rate (HR) to development of "silent" myocardial infarction. Clinical correlates or risk markers for CAN are age, DM duration, glycemic control, hypertension, and dyslipidemia (DLP), development of other microvascular complications...
January 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
Åshild Oftedal, Eva Gerdts, Ulrike Waje-Andreassen, Annette Fromm, Halvor Naess, Anja Linde, Sahrai Saeed
PURPOSE: Hypertension is the most important modifiable risk factor for stroke. Few data are available on control of hypertension in younger ischemic stroke survivors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We assessed clinic and ambulatory blood pressure (BP) measurements in 320 patients aged 15-60 years (mean 48 ± 10) included in the Norwegian Stroke in the Young Study during 3-months follow-up after the index stroke. Controlled hypertension was defined as ambulatory BP <130/80 mmHg...
January 15, 2018: Blood Pressure
Abdulmoein E Al-Agha, Areej O Mahjoub
To evaluate the impact of body mass index (BMI) on high blood pressure among obese children and adolescents in western region, Saudi Arabia.  Methods: Cross-sectional data were obtained from 306 (female: 140, male: 166) child, between August 2016 and March 2017. A questioner was filled by health professionals at ambulatory pediatric clinic followed by waist-hip circumference, height, weight, and blood pressure measurement. Diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) were adjusted to gender, height, and age...
January 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Mark Houston
Numerous clinical trials suggest that we have reached a limit in our ability to decrease the incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) utilizing the traditional diagnostic evaluation, prevention and treatment strategies for the top five cardiovascular risk factors of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, obesity and smoking. About 80% of heart disease (heart attacks, angina, coronary heart disease and congestive heart failure) can be prevented by optimal nutrition, optimal exercise, optimal weight and body composition, mild alcohol intake and avoiding smoking...
January 1, 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
Alessandra M V Ritter, Ana Paula de Faria, Natália R Barbaro, Andréa R Sabbatini, Nathália Batista Corrêa, Veridiana Brunelli, Andre Fattoni, Rivadavio Amorim, Rodrigo Modolo, Heitor Moreno
We sought to investigate whether the polymorphisms rs243865 (-1306C>T); rs243866 (-1575G>A) and rs2285053 (-735C>T) in metalloproteinases 2 - MMP-2 gene and rs17576 (Q279R), rs17577 (Q668R) and rs3918242 (-1562C>T) in MMP-9 gene are associated with clinical outcomes in obese resistant hypertensive (RH) subjects. One hundred and twenty RH were enrolled in this cross-sectional study and divided into obese (n=63) and non-obese (n=57) according to body mass index. Genotypes were determined by real-time PCR using TaqMan probes...
December 27, 2017: Gene
Tomasz Florianczyk, Malgorzata Golabek-Dylewska, Beata Kucinska, Bozena Werner
BACKGROUND: Obesity in childhood is strongly associated with elevated arterial blood pressure and risk of hypertension. The aim of the study was the evaluation of left ventricular function in hypertensive and white coat hypertensive overweight children and teenagers. METHODS: The study group consisted of 74 overweight patients aged 10.3 ± 3.1 years (range: 6-16 years) diagnosed as hypertensive in standard blood pressure measurement. The control group consisted of 31 normotensive and normoweight children...
December 14, 2017: Cardiology Journal
Bonita Falkner
Largely due to the childhood obesity epidemic, there has been an increase in the prevalence of hypertension in children and adolescents. Obesity associated hypertension is the most common hypertension phenotype among adolescents. Approximately 30% of obese adolescents have elevated blood pressure (BP) or hypertension. Updated definitions of elevated BP and hypertension in adolescents are now similar to definitions of BP status in adults. For adolescents ≥13 years of age, elevated BP is 120 to 129/<80 mm Hg...
2017: Integrated Blood Pressure Control
Bartosz Krzowski, Anna E Płatek, Filip M Szymański, Anna Ryś, Karolina Semczuk-Kaczmarek, Karolina Adamkiewicz, Marcin Kotkowski, Krzysztof J Filipiak
BACKGROUND: Professional drivers are a group exposed to many cardiovascular risk factors. Non-systematic working hours, prolonged stress, low physical activity, along with irregular, and in most cases, unhealthy meals are common aspects of the normal working schedule of most of the professional drivers. These translate into high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). AIM: The aim of the current analysis was to establish the prevalence of dyslipidaemia in a group of continuous professional drivers...
2018: Kardiologia Polska
Mercy W Kimando, Frederick C F Otieno, Elijah N Ogola, Kenn Mutai
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes is associated with substantial cardiovascular morbidity and mortality arising from the high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, dyslipidaemia, obesity, poor glycaemic control and albuminuria. Adequacy of control of these risk factors determines the frequency and outcome of cardiovascular events in the patients. Current clinical practice guidelines emphasize primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes. There is scarce data from the developing countries, Kenya included, on clinical care of patients with type 2 diabetes in the regions that are far away from tertiary health facilities...
December 1, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
Ramin Mojtabai, Mark Olfson
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the extent of psychiatrists' involvement in general medical management activities for their patients. METHODS: With data from the 2006-2013 U.S. National Ambulatory Medical Survey-an annual cross-sectional survey of visits in a random week to office-based physicians-general medical management activities in 11,046 visits to psychiatrists, 66,267 to general medical physicians (general and family physicians and internists), and 158,933 to other physicians were compared...
December 1, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
Linda S Pescatello, Elizabeth D Schifano, Garrett I Ash, Gregory A Panza, Lauren M L Corso, Ming-Hui Chen, Ved Deshpande, Amanda Zaleski, Burak Cilhoroz, Paulo Farinatti, Beth A Taylor, Rachel J O'Neill, Paul D Thompson
In previous studies, we found an endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene ( NOS3 ) variant rs2070744 associated with the ambulatory blood pressure (BP) response following bouts of moderate and vigorous intensity acute exercise, termed post-exercise hypotension (PEH). In a validation cohort, we sequenced NOS3 exons for associations with PEH Obese (30.9 ± 3.6 kg. m-2 ) African American ( n  = 14) [AF] and Caucasian ( n  = 9) adults 42.0 ± 9.8 years with hypertension (139.8 ± 10.4/84.6 ± 6.2 mmHg) performed three random experiments: bouts of vigorous and moderate intensity cycling and control...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
C Antza, R Cifkova, V Kotsis
Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are a worldwide health problem for women and their infants complicating up to 10% of pregnancies and associated with increased maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. In Europe, 2.3-3% of pregnancies are complicated by preeclampsia. Gestational diabetes, obesity, no previous or multiple births, maternal age less than 20 or greater than 35years old and thrombophilia can be some of the possible factors related to increased risk for hypertension in pregnancy. Complications of hypertension during pregnancy affect both mothers and their infants...
November 21, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
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