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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626073/increased-vascular-and-uteroplacental-matrix-metalloproteinase-1-and-7-levels-and-collagen-i-deposition-in-hypertension-in-pregnancy-role-of-tnf
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Wei Li, Ning Cui, Marc Q Mazzuca, Karina M Mata, Raouf A Khalil
Preeclampsia is manifested as maternal hypertension-in-pregnancy (HTN-Preg) and fetal growth restriction. Placental ischemia could be an initiating event; however, the molecular targets and intermediary mechanisms are unclear. We tested the hypothesis that placental ischemia could target vascular and uteroplacental matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) through cytokines-mediated mechanism. MMP levels and distribution were measured in aorta, uterus and placenta of normal pregnant rats (Preg), and pregnant rats with reduced uterine perfusion pressure (RUPP)...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612194/clinical-and-pathological-risk-factors-associated-with-liver-fibrosis-and-steatosis-in-african-americans-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
#2
Ali Afsari, Edward Lee, Babak Shokrani, Tina Boortalary, Zaki A Sherif, Mehdi Nouraie, Adeyinka O Laiyemo, Kawtar Alkhalloufi, Hassan Brim, Hassan Ashktorab
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Several factors involved in the development of liver fibrosis in African-American patients with chronic hepatitis C have not been well studied. We aimed to evaluate some of these risk factors. METHODS: We reviewed pathology and medical records of 603 African-Americans with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection at Howard University Hospital from January 2004 to December 2013. Among the clinical and pathological data collected were HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), HCV genotype, hepatitis B virus (HBV), diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension (HTN), body mass index (BMI), and hepatic steatosis...
June 13, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607565/the-prevalence-of-hypertension-and-its-relationship-with-demographic-factors-biochemical-and-anthropometric-indicators-a-population-based-study
#3
Mohammad Khajedaluee, Tahereh Hassannia, Abdolrahim Rezaee, Maryam Ziadi, Maliheh Dadgarmoghaddam
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HTN) is an important public health challenge worldwide. The prevalence of HTN varies across countries. It is necessary to obtain valid information about the prevalence of chronic condition like HTN and its predictors in different societies. Hence, this study was conducted to assess the prevalence of HTN and associated factors in Mashhad, Iran, 2015. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed on 2974 adults residing in Mashhad in 2015...
November 2016: ARYA Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605448/efficacy-of-peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-prrt-for-functional-metastatic-paraganglioma-and-phaeochromocytoma
#4
Grace Kong, Simona Grozinsky-Glasberg, Michael S Hofman, Jason Callahan, Amichay Meirovitz, Ofra Maimon, David A Pattison, David J Gross, Rodney J Hicks
Purpose: Treatment options for unresectable Paraganglioma (PGL)/Phaeochromocytoma (PCC), especially with uncontrolled secondary hypertension (HTN) are limited. Preliminary studies with PRRT suggest efficacy but data on HTN control and survival are lacking. We assessed PRRT outcomes in such patients from 2 referral centres. Methods: 20 consecutive patients (M:F=13:7; 21-77y.o.) with high somatostatin receptor (SSTR) expression treated with 177Lu-DOTA-octreotate, 9 with radiosensitising chemotherapy, were retrospectively reviewed...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599841/changing-paradigm-in-the-management-of-elderly-patients-with-intracranial-aneurysms-an-institutional-review
#5
Oleg Y Chernyshev, Shyamal C Bir, Tanmoy K Maiti, Devi Prasad Patra, Cesar Liendo, Hugo Cuellar, Alireza Minagar, Anil Nanda
Optimal treatment of intracranial aneurysms (IAs) in elderly patients has not yet been well established. We have investigated the clinical and radiological outcomes and predictors of unfavorable outcome of IAs in elderly patients. Radiological and clinical data of 85 elderly patients from 2010 through 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Significant differences between the groups were determined by a chi-square test. Regression analysis was performed to identify the predictors of unfavorable outcome. Among the 85 patients with IAs, the number of patients with >7mm size aneurysm (p=0...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598042/peripheral-vascular-disease-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcers-an-emerging-trend-a-prospective-study-from-north-india
#6
Supriya Bajaj, Amit Mahajan, Sumit Grover, Vijay Mahajan, Pankaj Goyal, Vikram Kumar Gupta
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulcer is one of the chronic complications of diabetes mellitus (DM) with 25% of patients with diabetes developing a foot ulcer during their lifetime leading to amputation. Diabetic foot is classified into 2 main types: neuropathic ulcers (NPU) and neuro-ischemic ulcer (NIU) where in addition to neuropathy peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is also present. AIMS: We aimed to a) assess the prevalence of Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) in patients of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) presenting with New Diabetic Foot ulcers (DFU)...
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597404/relevance-of-microrna-21-in-different-types-of-hypertension
#7
REVIEW
Durairaj Sekar, B R Shilpa, Anupam J Das
Hypertension (HTN) is a chronic medical condition that commonly affects the aging population worldwide. The prevalence of HTN is increasing in developing countries and is one of the leading causes of death in older individuals. HTN results from a complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors. Besides, HTN can result in various other health complications such as stroke and chronic kidney diseases, if not treated. Although various studies have explained the underlying mechanisms in the pathogenesis of HTN, limited information is available on their biomarkers...
July 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588353/age-wise-association-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-ischemic-stroke
#8
Yogesh Saxena, Vartika Saxena, Manish Mittal, Malini Srivastava, Shailendra Raghuvanshi
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke is often a sequel of atherosclerotic risk factors. Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is a surrogate marker of early atherosclerotic changes. PURPOSE: It was hypothesized that CIMT is associated with ischemic stroke in adults across all ages. METHODS: A case control study was performed on 163 diagnosed cases of first-time ischemic stroke and age-(±1 SD) and gender-matched healthy control attendants reporting at a tertiary care hospital...
May 2017: Annals of Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587112/is-there-a-role-for-genomics-in-the-management-of-hypertension
#9
REVIEW
Jacopo Burrello, Silvia Monticone, Fabrizio Buffolo, Martina Tetti, Franco Veglio, Tracy A Williams, Paolo Mulatero
Hypertension (HTN) affects about 1 billion people worldwide and the lack of a single identifiable cause complicates its treatment. Blood pressure (BP) levels are influenced by environmental factors, but there is a strong genetic component. Linkage analysis has identified several genes involved in Mendelian forms of HTN and the associated pathophysiological mechanisms have been unravelled, leading to targeted therapies. The majority of these syndromes are due to gain-of-function or loss-of-functions mutations, resulting in an alteration of mineralocorticoid, glucocorticoid, or sympathetic pathways...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584618/prevalence-and-determinants-of-hypertension-among-iranian-adults-birjand-iran
#10
Toba Kazemi, Morteza Hajihosseini, Hamidreza Mashreghimoghadam, Nahid Azdaki, Masood Ziaee
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HTN) is a major cause of noncommunicable diseases. In this study, we report the prevalence rate of HTN in Birjand population. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 1286 individuals in Birjand in 2014. Individuals with systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥140 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≥90 mmHg were considered as hypertensive. Data were analyzed using Chi-square test, independent t-test, and one-way ANOVA. P < 0...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578899/2015-evidence-analysis-library-evidence-based-nutrition-practice-guideline-for-the-management-of-hypertension-in-adults
#11
Shannon L Lennon, Diane M DellaValle, Susan G Rodder, Melissa Prest, Rachel C Sinley, M Katherine Hoy, Constantina Papoutsakis
Hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure (BP) is among the most prevalent forms of cardiovascular disease and occurs in approximately one of every three adults in the United States. The purpose of this Evidence Analysis Library (EAL) guideline is to provide an evidence-based summary of nutrition therapy for the management of HTN in adults aged 18 years or older. Implementation of this guideline aims to promote evidence-based practice decisions by registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs), and other collaborating health professionals to decrease or manage HTN in adults while enhancing patient quality of life and taking into account individual preferences...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578635/maternal-hypertension-and-mortality-in-small-for-gestational-age-22-to-29-week-infants
#12
Carole A McBride, Ira M Bernstein, Gary J Badger, Roger F Soll
Infants born before 30 weeks gestational age (GA) to mothers with hypertension (HTN) experience lower rates of mortality and serious morbidities when corrected for maternal and infant characteristics. Growth restriction and maternal HTN are often associated. We sought to determine if small for gestational age (SGA) infants have similarly decreased mortality risk when born to mothers with HTN. We identified 6897 singleton SGA, 22 + 0 to 29 + 6 weeks GA infants born between 2008 and 2011, cared for at 578 North American centers in the Vermont Oxford Network...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578174/maternal-marijuana-use-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-and-neonatal-morbidity
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Torri D Metz, Amanda A Allshouse, Carol J Rowland Hogue, Robert L Goldenberg, Donald J Dudley, Michael W Varner, Deborah L Conway, George R Saade, Robert M Silver
BACKGROUND: The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network previously demonstrated an association between stillbirth and maternal marijuana use as defined by the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol in the umbilical cord homogenate. However, the relationship between marijuana use and perinatal complications in live births is uncertain. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to examine if maternal marijuana use is associated with increased odds of adverse pregnancy outcomes and neonatal morbidity among live-born controls in the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network cohort...
May 31, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575205/relationship-of-hypertension-and-systolic-blood-pressure-with-the-risk-of-stroke-or-bleeding-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-the-fushimi-af-registry
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Mitsuru Ishii, Hisashi Ogawa, Takashi Unoki, Yoshimori An, Moritake Iguchi, Nobutoyo Masunaga, Masahiro Esato, Yeong-Hwa Chun, Hikari Tsuji, Hiromichi Wada, Koji Hasegawa, Mitsuru Abe, Masaharu Akao
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is considered a major risk factor of stroke and systemic embolism (SE) as well as bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of hypertension and systolic blood pressure (SBP) with the risk of stroke/SE or bleeding in AF patients. METHODS: The Fushimi AF Registry, a community-based prospective survey, was designed to enroll all of the AF patients in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto. Fushimi-ku is densely populated with a total population of 283,000...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555408/bariatric-surgery-induced-resolution-of-hypertension-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-impact-of-modulation-of-body-fat-ectopic-fat-autonomic-nervous-activity-inflammatory-and-adipokine-profiles
#15
Audrey Auclair, Laurent Biertho, Simon Marceau, Frédéric-Simon Hould, Simon Biron, Stéfane Lebel, François Julien, Odette Lescelleur, Yves Lacasse, Marie-Eve Piché, Katherine Cianflone, Sebastian Demian Parlee, Kerry Goralski, Julie Martin, Marjorie Bastien, David H St-Pierre, Paul Poirier
BACKGROUND: Obesity-associated systemic hypertension (HTN) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have multiple pathophysiological pathways including ectopic fat deposition, inflammation, altered adipokine profile, and increased sympathetic nervous activity. We characterized these potential mechanisms in severely obese patients with or without HTN and OSA. We also compared changes of these mechanisms at 12 months following biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS) surgery according to HTN and OSA resolution...
May 29, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553631/left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-pediatric-hypertension-a-mini-review
#16
REVIEW
Robert P Woroniecki, Andrew Kahnauth, Laurie E Panesar, Katarina Supe-Markovina
Adults with arterial hypertension (HTN) have stroke, myocardial infarction, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), or die at higher rates than those without. In children, HTN leads to target organ damage, which includes kidney, brain, eye, blood vessels, and heart, which precedes "hard outcomes" observed in adults. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) or an anatomic and pathologic increase in left ventricular mass (LVM) in response to the HTN is a pediatric surrogate marker for HTN-induced morbidity and mortality in adults...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552325/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-hypertensive-heart-disease-with-mildly-reduced-or-preserved-ejection-fraction-insight-from-altered-mechanics-and-native-t1-mapping
#17
L-M Wu, D-A L An, Q-Y Yao, Y-R Z Ou, Q Lu, M Jiang, J-R Xu
AIM: To explore the relationship between extracellular volume (ECV), native T1, and systolic strain in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy (HTN LVH) with mildly reduced or preserved ejection fraction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: T1 mapping was performed in 45 patients with late gadolinium enhancement positive (LGE+) HCM (mean age, 53±6 years), 11 patients with LGE- (LGE-) HCM (mean age, 56±5 years), and 20 patients with HTN LVH (mean age, 55±6 years) on at 3 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using the modified look-locker inversion-recovery (MOLLI) pulse sequence...
May 25, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551666/clinical-features-and-outcome-of-surgical-patients-with-non-b-non-c-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
Shigeki Wakiyama, Michinori Matsumoto, Koichiro Haruki, Takeshi Gocho, Taro Sakamoto, Hiroaki Shiba, Yasuro Futagawa, Yuichi Ishida, Katsuhiko Yanaga
AIM: To investigate the clinical characteristics and prognosis of surgical patients with non-B non-C hepatocellular carcinoma (NBNC-HCC) compared to those of hepatitis B virus (HBV)- and hepatitis C virus (HCV)-HCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical data and outcomes were compared among the three groups. Prognostic factors of patients with NBNC-HCC were investigated. RESULTS: Compared to HBV-HCC, patients with NBNC-HCC had higher chance of hypertension (HTN) (p<0...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550087/transcriptional-networks-in-rodent-models-support-a-role-for-gut-brain-communication-in-neurogenic-hypertension-a-review-of-the-evidence
#19
Jasenka Zubcevic, Ashley Baker, Christopher J Martyniuk
Hypertension (HTN) is the most prevalent condition observed in primary health care. Hypertension shows complex etiology, and neuroinflammation, overactive sympathetic drive, and the microbiome are associated with the disease. To obtain mechanistic perspective into neurogenic HTN, we first constructed a framework for transcriptional regulators of the disease using the Comparative Toxicogenomics Database. This approach yielded a core group of 178 transcripts that are prevalent in HTN, including leptin and neuropeptide Y...
May 26, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549665/effects-of-supervised-exercise-and-dietary-nitrate-in-older-adults-with-controlled-hypertension-and-or-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
#20
Hossam A Shaltout, Joel Eggebeen, Anthony P Marsh, Peter H Brubaker, Paul J Laurienti, Jonathan H Burdette, Swati Basu, Ashley Morgan, Patricia C Dos Santos, James L Norris, Timothy M Morgan, Gary D Miller, W Jack Rejeski, Amret T Hawfield, Debra I Diz, J Thomas Becton, Daniel B Kim-Shapiro, Dalane W Kitzman
Aerobic exercise training is an effective therapy to improve peak aerobic power (peak VO2) in individuals with hypertension (HTN, AHA/ACC class A) and heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). High nitrate containing beetroot juice (BRJ) also improves sub-maximal endurance and decreases blood pressure in both HTN and HFpEF. We hypothesized that combining an aerobic exercise and dietary nitrate intervention would result in additive or even synergistic positive effects on exercise tolerance and blood pressure in HTN or HFpEF...
May 23, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
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