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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029007/presence-of-micro-and-macroalbuminuria-and-the-association-with-cardiac-mechanics-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Peter Godsk Jørgensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen, Rasmus Mogelvang, Thomas Fritz-Hansen, Tina Vilsbøll, Peter Rossing, Jan Skov Jensen
Aims: Albuminuria-a marker of generalized vascular dysfunction-is a strong predictor of heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes which may be caused by concomitant myocardial dysfunction reflecting the same underlying pathogenesis. Methods and results: We included 915 patients with type 2 diabetes from two secondary care centres and stratified according to albuminuria status in normo-, micro-, and macroalbuminuria. We performed comprehensive echocardiography including conventional imaging, tissue Doppler imaging, and 2D speckle tracking...
October 3, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028484/cholesterol-target-value-attainment-and-lipid-lowering-therapy-in-patients-with-stable-or-acute-coronary-heart-disease-results-from-the-dyslipidemia-international-study-ii
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Anselm K Gitt, Dominik Lautsch, Jean Ferrières, Gaetano M De Ferrari, Ami Vyas, Carl A Baxter, Lori D Bash, Veronica Ashton, Martin Horack, Wael Almahmeed, Fu-Tien Chiang, Kian Keong Poh, Philippe Brudi, Baishali Ambegaonkar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease. In the Dyslipidemia International Study II (DYSIS II), we determined LDL-C target value attainment, use of lipid-lowering therapy (LLT), and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) and those suffering from an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: DYSIS II included patients from 18 countries. Patients with either stable CHD or an ACS were enrolled if they were ≥18 years old and had a full lipid profile available...
August 21, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027602/combining-risk-communication-strategies-to-simultaneously-convey-the-risks-of-four-diseases-associated-with-physical-inactivity-to-socio-demographically-diverse-populations
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Eva Janssen, Robert A C Ruiter, Erika A Waters
A single risk factor can increase the risk of developing multiple diseases, but most risk communication research has been conducted in the context of a single disease. We explored which combination of three recommended risk communication strategies is most effective in simultaneously conveying risk estimates of four diseases associated with physical inactivity: colon cancer, stroke, diabetes, and heart disease. Participants (N = 1161, 50% no college experience, 50% racial/ethnic minority) were shown hypothetical risk estimates for each of the four diseases...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026467/chromogranin-a-as-a-biochemical-marker-for-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-single-center-experience-at-royal-hospital-oman
#4
Elham S Al-Risi, Fatma S Al-Essry, Waad-Allah S Mula-Abed
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the significance of serum chromogranin A (CgA) status in patients with and without different neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) by conducting a retrospective assessment of the diagnostic utility and limitations of CgA as a biomarker for NETs in a tertiary care hospital in Oman. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of CgA requests referred to the Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory, Royal Hospital, Oman over a 24-month period (April 2012 to March 2014)...
September 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025406/impact-of-empagliflozin-on-subclinical-left-ventricular-dysfunctions-and-on-the-mechanisms-involved-in-myocardial-disease-progression-in-type-2-diabetes-rationale-and-design-of-the-empa-heart-trial
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Andrea Natali, Lorenzo Nesti, Iacopo Fabiani, Enrico Calogero, Vitantonio Di Bello
BACKGROUND: Asymptomatic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is highly prevalent in type 2 diabetes patients. Unlike the other hypoglycemic drugs, SGLT2 inhibitors have shown potential benefits for reducing cardiovascular death and risk factors, aside from lowering plasma glucose levels. With this study we aim at determining whether the treatment with empagliflozin is associated with an improvement in LV functions in diabetic patients with asymptomatic LV dysfunction against Sitagliptin, which is presumably neutral on myocardial function...
October 12, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024702/polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-pcos-long-term-metabolic-consequences
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Panagiotis Anagnostis, Basil C Tarlatzis, Robert P Kauffman
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women during their reproductive ages, associated with a plethora of cardiometabolic consequences, with obesity, insulin resistance and hyperandrogenemia playing a major role in the degree of such manifestations. These consequences include increased risk of glucose intolerance and diabetes mellitus (both type 2 and gestational), atherogenic dyslipidemia, systemic inflammation, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hypertension and coagulation disorders...
October 9, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024408/effects-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-glp-1-receptor-agonists-on-cardiovascular-risk-factors-a-narrative-review-of-head-to-head-comparisons
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REVIEW
Niels B Dalsgaard, Tina Vilsbøll, Filip K Knop
Cardiovascular (CV) disease is the leading cause of death and morbidity in patients with type 2 diabetes. Five CV risk factors (blood pressure, resting heart rate [HR], body weight, cholesterol levels and blood glucose) are monitored routinely as safety and efficacy endpoints in randomised clinical trials for diabetes therapies. To determine if different glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) had varying effects on these CV risk factors, we reviewed 16 head-to-head trials directly comparing GLP-1RAs that included at least one of the five factors...
October 12, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024304/efficacy-of-alprostadil-in-preventing-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-multicenter-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Min Liang, Shicheng Yang, Naikuan Fu, Chengzhi Lu, Fengshi Tian, Xiaochun Xing, Wenhua Lin, Jingjing Liu
BACKGROUND: The role of alprostadil on the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) still remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of short-term alprostadil on the incidence of CIN in patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: A total of 480 patients with coronary heart disease undergoing PCI were enrolled in our study and randomly assigned to two groups. The control group (n = 240) was given only hydration therapy and the alprostadil group (n = 240) received intravenous administration of 20 ug/day (diluted with 100 ml normal saline) from 0...
October 10, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023983/age-vascular-health-and-alzheimer-s-disease-biomarkers-in-an-elderly-sample
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Prashanthi Vemuri, Timothy G Lesnick, Scott A Przybelski, David S Knopman, Val J Lowe, Jonathan Graff-Radford, Rosebud O Roberts, Michelle M Mielke, Mary M Machulda, Ronald C Petersen, Clifford R Jack
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the associations between age, vascular health, and Alzheimer's disease (AD) imaging biomarkers in an elderly sample. METHODS: We identified 430 individuals along the cognitive continuum aged>60 years with amyloid-PET, Tau-PET, and MRI scans from the population-based Mayo Clinic Study of Aging. A subset of 329 individuals had FDG-PET. We ascertained presently existing cardiovascular and metabolic conditions (CMC) from healthcare records and used the summation of presence/absence of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cardiac-arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes mellitus, and stroke as a surrogate for vascular health...
October 10, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023410/long-term-osmotic-mini-pump-treatment-with-alpha-msh-improves-myocardial-function-in-zucker-diabetic-fatty-rats
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Miklos Szokol, Daniel Priksz, Mariann Bombicz, Balazs Varga, Arpad Kovacs, Gabor Aron Fulop, Tamas Csipo, Aniko Posa, Attila Toth, Zoltan Papp, Zoltan Szilvassy, Bela Juhasz
The present investigation evaluates the cardiovascular effects of the anorexigenic mediator alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH), in a rat model of type 2 diabetes. Osmotic mini pumps delivering MSH or vehicle, for 6 weeks, were surgically implanted in Zucker Diabetic Fatty (ZDF) rats. Serum parameters, blood pressure, and weight gain were monitored along with oral glucose tolerance (OGTT). Echocardiography was conducted and, following sacrifice, the effects of treatment on ischemia/reperfusion cardiac injury were assessed using the isolated working heart method...
October 12, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023376/altered-protein-expression-of-cardiac-cyp2j-and-hepatic-cyp2c-cyp4a-and-cyp4f-in-a-mouse-model-of-type-ii-diabetes-a-link-in-the-onset-and-development-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Benoit Drolet, Sylvie Pilote, Carolanne Gélinas, Alida-Douce Kamaliza, Audrey Blais-Boilard, Jessica Virgili, Dany Patoine, Chantale Simard
Arachidonic acid can be metabolized by cytochrome P450 (CYP450) enzymes in a tissue- and cell-specific manner to generate vasoactive products such as epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs-cardioprotective) and hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acids (HETEs-cardiotoxic). Type II diabetes is a well-recognized risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease. A mouse model of Type II diabetes (C57BLKS/J-db/db) was used. After sacrifice, livers and hearts were collected, washed, and snap frozen. Total proteins were extracted...
October 12, 2017: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022745/real-world-adherence-to-oral-anticoagulant-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-patients-in-china
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Xiao Xiang, Yaying Cao, Kexin Sun, Jing Song, Yaohua Tian, Qiongzhou Yin, Juan Juan, Yonghua Hu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Adherence to oral anticoagulants is crucial for the prevention of ischemic stroke in atrial fibrillation patients; however, evidence of oral-anticoagulant adherence from developing countries is still lacking. Our study aimed to evaluate the current situation and predictors of oral-anticoagulant adherence in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients in China. METHODS: Records of NVAF patients were obtained from a regional claims database...
October 12, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022506/autologous-cell-therapy-for-vascular-regeneration-the-role-of-proangiogenic-cells
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Vanessa Bianconi, Francesca Fallarino, Massimo Raffaele Mannarino, Francesco Bagaglia, Meisam Naeimi Kararoudi, Caterina Oriana Aragona, Rita Romani, Matteo Pirro
Autologous cell therapy represents a novel treatment option for vascular regeneration in different disease conditions. Both experimental and clinical studies indicate a therapeutic potential for different proangiogenic cells (PCs), including endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in the treatment of peripheral artery disease. A significant improvement of ischemic symptoms has been reported in different trials evaluating PCs for the treatment of critical limb ischemia. However, contrasting results from different meta-analyses question the efficacy of PC-based approaches on long-term outcomes, including amputation and survival...
October 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022265/exercise-amaliorates-metabolic-disturbances-and-oxidative-stress-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-possible-underlying-mechanisms
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Ayman M Mahmoud
Cardiomyopathy is a serious complication of diabetes mellitus and occurs independently of coronary artery disease or hypertension. It manifests as systolic/diastolic dysfunction and hypertrophy of the left ventricle and can lead to heart failure. Hyperglycemia can trigger a series of maladaptive stimuli and result in cardiac hypertrophy, fibrosis and reduced performance and contractility. The pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy is a multifactorial process that includes metabolic derangements such as increased oxidative stress, and altered non-oxidative glucose pathways and lipid metabolism...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022103/antidiabetic-plant-derived-nutraceuticals-a-critical-review
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REVIEW
Jayapal Naveen, Vallikannan Baskaran
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the major health problems in the world, especially amongst the urban population. Chemically synthesized drugs used to decrease the ill effects of DM and its secondary complications cause adverse side effects, viz., weight gain, gastrointestinal disturbances, and heart failure. Currently, various other approaches, viz., diet control, physical exercise and use of antidiabetic plant-derived molecules/foods are advocated to manage DM, as they are economical with fewer or no side effects...
October 11, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021948/the-association-between-distance-to-public-amenities-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-among-lower-income-singaporeans
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K K Lim, Y H Kwan, C S Tan, L L Low, A P Chua, W Y Lee, L Pang, H Y Tay, S Y Chan, T Ostbye
Existing evidence on the association between built environment and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors focused on the general population, which may not generalize to higher risk subgroups such as those with lower socio-economic status (SES). We examined the associations between distance to 5 public amenities from residential housing (public polyclinic, subsidized private clinic, healthier eatery, public park and train station) and 12 CVD risk factors (physical inactivity, medical histories and unhealthy dietary habits) among a study sample of low income Singaporeans aged ≥ 40 years (N = 1972)...
December 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021855/chads2-and-modified-cha2ds2-vasc-scores-for-the-prediction-of-congestive-heart-failure-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Yorihiko Koeda, Takashi Komatsu, Yuki Matsuura, Hidemi Morioka, Yohei Uchimura, Yuya Taguchi, Kentaro Tanaka, Jun Kawakami, Marie Nakamura, Shuko Takahashi, Yuji Takahashi, Yujiro Naganuma, Hiroshi Endo, Tatsuro Ito, Yoshihiro Morino, Motoyuki Nakamura
BACKGROUND & PURPOSE: We have conducted a retrospective observational study to analyze the correlation between the CHADS2 score, the modified CHA2DS2-VASc (mCHA2DS2-VASc) score, and the incidence of all-cause death and congestive heart failure (CHF). METHODS: The study cohort consisted of 292 consecutive patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) admitted to our hospital from 2012 to 2014. Electronic medical records were used to confirm medical history including prior heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, stroke, and coronary disease...
October 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021828/endurance-exercise-training-decreased-serum-levels-of-surfactant-protein-d-and-improved-aerobic-fitness-of-obese-women-with-type-2-diabetes
#18
Sajjad Rezaei, Mahdieh Molanouri Shamsi, Mehdi Mahdavi, Azadeh Jamali, Jonato Prestes, Ramires Alsamir Tibana, James Wilfred Navalta, Fabrício Azevedo Voltarelli
BACKGROUND: Surfactant protein D (SP-D) is a member of the collectin family and is an important component of the pulmonary innate host defense. To find the relationship between exercise training and SP-D in diabetes, we examined the possible effects of a 10-week endurance exercise-training program on serum levels of SP-D, leptin, lipid profile and insulin resistance in obese women with type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS: Twenty-two obese women with T2DM were randomly assigned to either exercise training (ET) or control (C) group...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021708/effects-of-ginseng-on-stress-related-depression-anxiety-and-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis
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REVIEW
Seungyeop Lee, Dong-Kwon Rhee
Ginseng effectively regulates the immune response and the hormonal changes due to stress, thus maintaining homeostasis. In addition to suppressing the occurrence of psychological diseases such as anxiety and depression, ginseng also prevents stress-associated physiological diseases. Recent findings have revealed that ginseng is involved in adjusting the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and controlling hormones, thus producing beneficial effects on the heart and brain, and in cases of bone diseases, as well as alleviating erectile dysfunction...
October 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021274/prevalence-and-outcomes-of-left-sided-valvular-heart-disease-associated-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Zainab Samad, Joseph A Sivak, Matthew Phelan, Phillip J Schulte, Uptal Patel, Eric J Velazquez
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an adverse prognostic marker for valve intervention patients; however, the prevalence and related outcomes of valvular heart disease in CKD patients is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Included patients underwent echocardiography (1999-2013), had serum creatinine values within 6 months before index echocardiogram, and had no history of valve surgery. CKD was defined as diagnosis based on the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision or an estimated glomerular filtration rate <60 mL/min per 1...
October 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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