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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229824/normal-arterial-stiffness-in-familial-mediterranean-fever-evidence-for-a-possible-cardiovascular-protective-role-of-colchicine
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Olga Kukuy, Avi Livneh, Liran Mendel, Ariel Benor, Eitan Giat, Oleg Perski, Olga Feld, Yonatan Kassel, Ilan Ben-Zvi, Merav Lidar, Eliezer J Holtzman, Adi Leiba
OBJECTIVES: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autoinflammatory disorder with episodic and persistent inflammation, which is only partially suppressed by continuous colchicine treatment. While chronic inflammation is considered an important cardiovascular risk factor in many inflammatory disorders, its impact in FMF is still disputed. We measured arterial stiffness, a marker of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, in a group of FMF patients, in order to evaluate the cardiovascular consequences of inflammation in FMF and the role of colchicine in their development...
February 9, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228461/sex-differences-in-inflammatory-markers-and-health-status-among-young-adults-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-results-from-the-virgo-variation-in-recovery-role-of-gender-on-outcomes-of-young-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-study
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Yuan Lu, Shengfan Zhou, Rachel P Dreyer, Erica S Spatz, Mary Geda, Nancy P Lorenze, Gail D'Onofrio, Judith H Lichtman, John A Spertus, Paul M Ridker, Harlan M Krumholz
BACKGROUND: Young women (≤55 years of age) with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) have higher mortality risk than similarly aged men. Elevated inflammatory markers are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular outcomes after AMI, but little is known about whether young women have higher inflammatory levels after AMI compared with young men. METHODS AND RESULTS: We assessed sex differences in post-AMI inflammatory markers and whether such differences account for sex differences in 12-month health status, using data from 2219 adults with AMI, 18 to 55 years of age, in the United States...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226871/identifying-depressed-patients-with-and-without-suicidal-ideation-by-finger-photo-plethysmography
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A H Khandoker, V Luthra, Y Abouallaban, S Saha, K I Ahmed, R Mostafa, N Chowdhury, H F Jelinek, A H Khandoker, V Luthra, Y Abouallaban, S Saha, K I Ahmed, R Mostafa, N Chowdhury, H F Jelinek, A H Khandoker, R Mostafa, H F Jelinek, N Chowdhury, Y Abouallaban, S Saha, K I Ahmed, V Luthra
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a serious mental disorder that if untreated not only affects physical health but also has a high risk of suicide. While the neurophysiological phenomena that contribute to the formation of Suicidal Ideation (SI) are still ill-defined, clear links between MDD and cardiovascular disease have been reported. The aim of this study is to extract suitable features from arterial pulse signals with a view to predicting SI within MDD and control groups. Sixteen unmedicated MDD patients with a history of SI (MDDSI+), sixteen without SI (MDDSI-) and twenty-nine healthy subjects (CONT) were recruited at a psychiatric clinic in the UAE...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225768/anti-rheumatic-treatment-is-not-associated-with-reduction-of-pentraxin-3-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-psoriatic-arthritis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Gia Deyab, Ingrid Hokstad, Jon Elling Whist, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Stefan Agewall, Torstein Lyberg, Barbara Bottazzi, Pier Luigi Meroni, Roberto Leone, Gunnbjorg Hjeltnes, Ivana Hollan
BACKGROUND: Pentraxin 3 is proposed to be a marker of inflammation and cardiovascular risk, but its role in inflammatory rheumatic diseases (IRDs) is still uncertain. Therefore, we wanted to examine if anti-rheumatic treatment reduced serum PTX3 (s-PTX3) levels in IRDs, and if s-PTX3 levels were related to other markers of inflammation and to endothelial function (EF). METHODS: We examined s-PTX3, EF and established inflammatory biomarkers in 114 IRD patients from the PSARA study before and after 6 weeks and 6 months of treatment with methotrexate (MTX) or anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (anti-TNF) therapy with or without MTX co-medication...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225483/homocysteine-and-all-cause-mortality-in-hypertensive-adults-without-pre-existing-cardiovascular-conditions-effect-modification-by-mthfr-c677t-polymorphism
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Benjamin Xu, Xiangyi Kong, Richard Xu, Yun Song, Lishun Liu, Ziyi Zhou, Rui Gu, Xiuli Shi, Min Zhao, Xiao Huang, Mingli He, Jia Fu, Yefeng Cai, Ping Li, Xiaoshu Cheng, Changyan Wu, Fang Chen, Yan Zhang, Genfu Tang, Xianhui Qin, Binyan Wang, Hao Xue, Yundai Chen, Ye Tian, Ningling Sun, Yimin Cui, Fan Fan Hou, Jianping Li, Yong Huo
BACKGROUND: Previous studies support an association between elevated total homocysteine (tHcy) levels and increased all-cause mortality. However, few prospective studies have examined this association in hypertensive patients, and/or tested any effect modification by the methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T genotype. METHODS: This was a post hoc analysis of the China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial. Serum tHcy and folate were measured at baseline. Individual MTHFR C677T genotype (CC, CT, and TT) was determined...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225389/evaluating-the-utility-of-markers-of-thromboxane-activity-and-oxidative-stress-in-cardiovascular-risk-prediction
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Hiroyoshi Mori, Emanuel Harari, Sho Torii, Renu Virmani, Aloke V Finn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 20, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224294/cardio-metabolic-risk-factors-in-youth-with-classical-21-hydroxylase-deficiency
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Kansuda Ariyawatkul, Supatporn Tepmongkol, Suphab Aroonparkmongkol, Taninee Sahakitrungruang
: Patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) appear to have adverse cardiovascular risk profile and other long-term health problems in adult life, but there are limited data in young CAH patients. We aim to evaluate the cardio-metabolic risk factors in adolescents and young adults with classical 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21-OHD). We performed a cross-sectional study of 21 patients (17 females) with classic CAH detected clinically and not through newborn screening, aged 15.2 ± 5...
February 21, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220624/cardio-protective-effects-of-pectin-insulin-patch-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats-beneficial-effects-of-insulin-patch
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Ntethelelo Sibiya, Phikelelani Ngubane, Musa Mabandla
PURPOSE: Cardiovascular complications are amongst the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in diabetes mellitus. Despite the beneficial effects of subcutaneous insulin administration, reports suggest that the therapy itself precipitates cardiovascular risks due to the high insulin concentration administered. It is therefore necessary to seek alternative insulin administration routes that may bypass the undesirable effects associated with high plasma insulin concentration. Accordingly, the study investigated the effect of a novel transdermal pectin-insulin patch on selected cardiovascular function markers in diabetes...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220621/a-low-prevalence-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-is-associated-to-decreased-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease
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Enric Serra-Planas, Eva Aguilera, Laura Castro, Raúl Rodríguez, Isabel Salinas, Anna Lucas, Clara Joaquín, Rocio Puig, Dídac Mauricio, Manel Puig-Domingo
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been proposed as an independent cardiovascular risk factor. This study evaluated the prevalence of NAFLD in a cohort of Type 1 Diabetic (T1D) patients and its potential relationship with subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: Cross-sectional study in which 100 T1D patients (39.4 ± 7.8 years, 54% male, all Caucasian, disease duration 21.7 ± 8.6 years, HbA1c 8.1 ± 1.0 % (64.2 ± 7...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220227/prediction-of-pediatric-sepsis-mortality-within-1%C3%A2-h-of-intensive-care-admission
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Luregn J Schlapbach, Graeme MacLaren, Marino Festa, Janet Alexander, Simon Erickson, John Beca, Anthony Slater, Andreas Schibler, David Pilcher, Johnny Millar, Lahn Straney
PURPOSE: The definitions of sepsis and septic shock have recently been revised in adults, but contemporary data are needed to inform similar approaches in children. METHODS: Multicenter cohort study including children <16 years admitted with sepsis or septic shock to ICUs in Australia and New Zealand in the period 2012-2015. We assessed septic shock criteria at ICU admission to define sepsis severity, using 30-day mortality as outcome. Through multivariable logistic regression, a pediatric sepsis score was derived using variables available within 60 min of ICU admission...
February 20, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219925/twenty-five-year-alcohol-consumption-trajectories-and-their-association-with-arterial-aging-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Darragh O'Neill, Annie Britton, Eric J Brunner, Steven Bell
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggests that arterial stiffness, an important marker of cardiovascular health, is associated with alcohol consumption. However, the role of longer-term consumption patterns in the progression of arterial stiffness over time remains unclear. A longitudinal cohort design was used to evaluate the association between alcohol consumption over 25 years and subsequent changes in arterial stiffness. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data (N=3869; 73% male) were drawn from the Whitehall II cohort study of British civil servants, in which participants completed repeat pulse wave velocity assessments of arterial stiffness across a 4- to 5-year interval...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217509/relevance-of-the-triglyceride-to-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-ratio-as-an-important-lipid-fraction-in-apparently-healthy-young-and-middle-aged-indian-men
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Aparna Kohli, Anupa Siddhu, Ravindra M Pandey, K Srinath Reddy
CONTEXT: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the largest cause of mortality in Indians. Insulin resistance and related dyslipidemia of increased triglyceride (TG), small dense low-density lipoprotein (sd-LDL) particles, and decreased high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) are associated with increased risk of CVD. TG/HDL-C ratio could be a potential surrogate marker for this South Asian phenotype. Data are scarce on the relevance of TG/HDL-C ratio as a useful lipid marker among Indians...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214147/simultaneous-idiopathic-bilateral-sudden-hearing-loss-characteristics-and-response-to-treatment
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Ferit Akil, Umur Yollu, Mehmet Yilmaz, H Murat Yener, Marlen Mamanov, Ender Inci
INTRODUCTION: The aetiology of sudden hearing loss is poorly defined; however, infectious, vascular and neoplastic aetiologies are presumed to be responsible. In addition, the aetiology of bilateral sudden hearing loss is also unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is identify the characteristics and treatment response of simultaneous bilateral sudden hearing loss. METHODS: This is a case-control study that practised in tertiary care academic centre...
January 24, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212898/low-serum-iron-is-associated-with-high-serum-intact-fgf23-in-elderly-men-the-swedish-mros-study
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Catharina Lewerin, Östen Ljunggren, Herman Nilsson-Ehle, Magnus K Karlsson, Hans Herlitz, Mattias Lorentzon, Claes Ohlsson, Dan Mellström
BACKGROUND: Fibroblast growth factor (FGF23) is a protein that is produced by osteoblasts and osteocytes. Increased serum levels of FGF23 have been associated with increased risks of osteoporotic fractures and cardiovascular disease, particularly in participants with poor renal function. Serum iron (Fe) has been suggested as a regulator of FGF23 homeostasis. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether Fe and iron status are determinants of the levels of intact FGF23 (iFGF23) in elderly men...
February 14, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212629/cardiometabolic-risk-in-a-population-of-older-adults-with-multiple-co-morbidities-in-rural-south-africa-the-haalsi-health-and-aging-in-africa-longitudinal-studies-of-indepth-communities-study
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Thomas A Gaziano, Shafika Abrahams-Gessel, F Xavier Gomez-Olive, Alisha Wade, Nigel J Crowther, Sartaj Alam, Jennifer Manne-Goehler, Chodziwadziwa W Kabudula, Ryan Wagner, Julia Rohr, Livia Montana, Kathleen Kahn, Till W Bärnighausen, Lisa F Berkman, Stephen Tollman
BACKGROUND: A consequence of the widespread uptake of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) is that the older South African population will experience an increase in life expectancy, increasing their risk for cardiometabolic diseases (CMD), and its risk factors. The long-term interactions between HIV infection, treatment, and CMD remain to be elucidated in the African population. The HAALSI cohort was established to investigate the impact of these interactions on CMD morbidity and mortality among middle-aged and older adults...
February 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208902/study-of-aortic-valve-sclerosis-as-a-marker-of-atherosclerosis-in-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Preeti Jane Picardo, Peter Daniel S Khariong, Ranendra Hajong, Debobratta Hajong, Narang Naku, Madhur Anand, Girish Sharma, K Lenish Singh
INTRODUCTION: Aortic valve sclerosis has been shown to be associated with increased incidence, chances of developing myocardial infarction and even death. The epidemiological risk factors causing calcification of aortic valves have also been found to cause atherosclerosis. AIM: To analyse the epidemiological risk factors causing aortic valve sclerosis which have been studied in details and analysed to see whether they cause any significant increase in the incidence of cardiovascular events...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208843/comparison-of-ldl-cholesterol-estimate-using-various-formulae-with-directly-measured-ldl-cholesterol-in-indian-population
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Nishtha Wadhwa, Radhika Krishnaswamy
INTRODUCTION: Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDLc) is widely recognized as an established cardiovascular risk marker. Different formulae have been proposed for calculation of LDLc but have not been validated in Indian population and over a wide range of Triglycerides (TG). Friedewald formula is most commonly used which has various shortcomings. AIM: To calculate LDLc using various formulae and compare it with directly measured LDLc at various ranges of TG concentration in Indian population...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208125/mean-platelet-volume-in-heterozygous-beta-thalassaemia
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Mehmet Ali Cikrikcioglu, Kenan Celik, Iskender Ekinci, Muharrem Nasifov, Aybala Erek Toprak, Guven Cetin, Sema Genc
BACKGROUND/AIM: It is not known why cerebrovascular and cardiovascular ischaemic events are less frequently observed in heterozygous beta thalassaemia (HBT) patients than in the general population. However, we previously reported that serum levels of some platelet function markers, i.e. soluble CD40 ligand and soluble P-selectin, are lower in patients with HBT than in controls. A high mean platelet volume (MPV) is an indicator of in vivo platelet activation and may indicate a tendency to thrombosis...
February 17, 2017: Acta Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205634/circulating-mir-155-mir-145-and-let-7c-as-diagnostic-biomarkers-of-the-coronary-artery-disease
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Julien Faccini, Jean-Bernard Ruidavets, Pierre Cordelier, Frédéric Martins, Jean-José Maoret, Vanina Bongard, Jean Ferrières, Jérôme Roncalli, Meyer Elbaz, Cécile Vindis
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most prevalent cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide and the number of individuals at risk is increasing. To better manage cardiovascular diseases, improved tools for risk prediction including the identification of novel accurate biomarkers are needed. MicroRNA (miRNA) are essential post-transcriptional modulators of gene expression leading to mRNA suppression or translational repression. Specific expression profiles of circulating miRNA have emerged as potential noninvasive diagnostic biomarkers of diseases...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205286/association-of-mmp-9-gene-polymorphisms-with-nephrolithiasis-patients
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Atheer Awad Mehde, Wesen Adel Mehdi, Faridah Yusof, Raha Ahmed Raus, Zaima Azira Zainal Abidin, Hamid Ghazali, Azlina Abd Rahman
BACKGROUND: Nephrolithiasis is one of the causes which lead to chronic kidney disease (CKD). Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are endopeptidases degrading extracellular matrix which correlate with the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The current study was designed to analyze the association of (R279Q, C1562T) polymorphism of MMP-9 with nephrolithiasis patients. METHODS: Genotyping of MMP-9/R279Q and of MMP-9/C1562T polymorphism were carried out by PCR-based restriction digestion method...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
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