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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786102/the-ucp2-866g-a-ala55val-and-ucp3-55c-t-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-premature-coronary-artery-disease-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-mexican-population
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Ricardo Gamboa, Claudia Huesca-Gómez, Vanessa López-Pérez, Rosalinda Posadas-Sánchez, Guillermo Cardoso-Saldaña, Aida Medina-Urrutia, Juan Gabriel Juárez-Rojas, María Elena Soto, Carlos Posadas-Romero, Gilberto Vargas-Alarcón
We examined the role of UCP gene polymorphisms as susceptibility markers for premature coronary artery disease (pCAD). The UCP2 Ala55Val (C/T rs660339), UCP2 -866G/A (rs659366), and UCP3 -55C/T (rs1800849) polymorphisms were genotyped in 948 patients with pCAD, and 763 controls. The distribution of the UCP2 A55V (C/T rs660339) and UCP3 -55 (rs1800849) was similar in patients and controls. However, under a recessive model, the UCP2 -866 (rs659366) A allele was associated with increased risk of developing pCAD (OR = 1...
May 21, 2018: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784563/limited-benefit-of-haemoglobin-glycation-index-as-risk-factor-for-cardiovascular-disease-in-type-2-diabetes-patients
#2
H B Østergaard, T Mandrup-Poulsen, G F N Berkelmans, Y van der Graaf, F L J Visseren, J Westerink
BACKGROUND: The haemoglobin glycation index (HGI) has been proposed as a marker of interindividual differences in haemoglobin glycosylation. Previous studies have shown a relationship between high HGI and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients with diabetes. However, no studies have investigated the role of previous CVD in this association. METHODS: The study cohort comprised patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM; n=1910) included in the Second Manifestations of Arterial Disease (SMART) study...
May 8, 2018: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782969/electroencephalographic-and-cardiovascular-markers-of-vulnerability-within-families-of-suicidal-adolescents-a-pilot-study
#3
Erin A Kaufman, Sheila E Crowell, James Coleman, Megan E Puzia, Douglas D Gray, David L Strayer
Suicide, self-injury, and predisposing vulnerabilities aggregate in families. Those at greatest risk often show deficits in two biologically-mediated domains: behavioral control and emotion regulation. This pilot study explored electroencephalographic and cardiovascular indices of self-regulation among typical and suicidal adolescents (n = 30/group) and biological family members (mothers, fathers, and siblings). We measured event-related potentials during a flanker task designed to evoke impulsive responding and respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) at rest and during social rejection...
May 18, 2018: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781986/measuring-the-carotid-to-femoral-pulse-wave-velocity-cf-pwv-to-evaluate-arterial-stiffness
#4
Hongwei Ji, Jing Xiong, Shikai Yu, Chen Chi, Bin Bai, Jiadela Teliewubai, Yuyan Lu, Yi Zhang, Yawei Xu
For the elderly, arterial stiffening is a good marker for aging evaluation and it is recommended that the arterial stiffness be determined noninvasively by the measurement of carotid to femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV) (Class I; Level of Evidence A). In literature, numerous community-based or disease-specific studies have reported that higher cf-PWV is associated with increased cardiovascular risk. Here, we discuss strategies to evaluate arterial stiffness with cf-PWV. Following the well-defined steps detailed here, e...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781483/dose-dependent-effects-of-fish-oil-on-cardio-metabolic-biomarkers-in-healthy-middle-aged-and-elderly-chinese-people-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#5
Jia Song, Manjiang Hu, Cheng Li, Bo Yang, Qing Ding, Chunhong Wang, Limei Mao
n-3PUFA consumption has been widely accepted as a nutritional strategy for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular events in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), but little is known about the dose-response relationship between dietary n-3PUFA and serum biomarkers associated with cardiovascular health in the general population. The present study involved a 12-week double-blind, randomized controlled trial to explore the effects of fish oil with different doses (0.31, 0.62 and 1.24 g d-1 of EPA and DHA) on serum fatty acids and cardio-metabolic biomarkers including adiponectin, inflammatory markers, lipid profiles and fasting glucose in healthy middle-aged and elderly Chinese people...
May 21, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779204/hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-and-subsequent-maternal-cardiovascular-health
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Nienke E Bergen, Sarah Schalekamp-Timmermans, Jolien Roos-Hesselink, Jeanine E Roeters van Lennep, Vincent V W Jaddoe, Eric A P Steegers
To examine associations between hypertensive pregnancy disorders and maternal cardiovascular disease (CVD) in later life. We examined the associations between blood pressure (BP) in pregnancy, gestational hypertension (GH) and preeclampsia (PE) with cardiovascular measurements 6 years after index pregnancy among 4912 women participating in the Generation R Study, the Netherlands. BP, left ventricular mass (LV mass), aortic root diameter (AOD), left atrial diameter, fractional shortening, and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV)...
May 19, 2018: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778663/glp-1-receptor-agonists-and-reduction-of-cardiometabolic-risk-potential-underlying-mechanisms
#7
REVIEW
Manfredi Rizzo, Dragana Nikolic, Angelo Maria Patti, Carlo Mannina, Giuseppe Montalto, Brooke S McAdams, Ali A Rizvi, Francesco Cosentino
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a metabolic condition with an elevated impact on cardiovascular (CV) risk. The innovative therapeutic approaches for T2DM - incretin-based therapies (IBTs), including glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, have become popular and more widely used in recent years. The available scientific data from clinical studies and clinical practice highlights their beyond glucose-lowering effects, which is achieved without any increase in hypoglycaemia. The former effects include reduction in body weight, lipids, blood pressure, inflammatory markers, oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction, and subclinical atherosclerosis, thus reducing and potentially preventing CV events...
May 17, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773993/diabetic-cardiomyopathy-impact-of-biological-sex-on-disease-development-and-molecular-signatures
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REVIEW
Ryan Toedebusch, Anthony Belenchia, Lakshmi Pulakat
Diabetic cardiomyopathy refers to a unique set of heart-specific pathological variables induced by hyperglycemia and insulin resistance. Given that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the world, and type 2 diabetes incidence continues to rise, understanding the complex interplay between these two morbidities and developing novel therapeutic strategies is vital. Two hallmark characteristics specific to diabetic cardiomyopathy are diastolic dysfunction and cardiac structural mal-adaptations, arising from cardiac cellular responses to the complex toxicity induced by hyperglycemia with or without hyperinsulinemia...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771963/predictive-value-of-long-term-changes-of-growth-differentiation-factor-15-over-a-27-year-period-for-heart-failure-and-death-due-to-coronary-heart-disease
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Nina Fluschnik, Francisco Ojeda, Tanja Zeller, Torben Jørgensen, Kari Kuulasmaa, Peter Moritz Becher, Christoph Sinning, Stefan Blankenberg, Dirk Westermann
BACKGROUND: Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), Cystatin C and C-reactive protein (CRP) have been discussed as biomarkers for prediction of cardiac diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the predictive value of single and repeated measurements of GDF-15 compared to Cystatin C and CRP for incidence of heart failure (HF) and death due to coronary heart disease (CHD) in the general population. METHODS AND RESULTS: Levels of GDF-15, CRP and Cystatin C were determined in three repeated measurements collected 5 years apart in the DAN-MONICA (Danish-Multinational MONitoring of trends and determinants in Cardiovascular disease) cohort (participants at baseline n = 3785)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771268/hiv-disease-is-associated-with-increased-biomarkers-of-endothelial-dysfunction-despite-viral-suppression-on-long-term-antiretroviral-therapy-in-botswana
#10
Mosepele Mosepele, Terence Mohammed, Lucy Mupfumi, Sikhulile Moyo, Kara Bennett, Shahin Lockman, Linda C Hemphill, Virginia A Triant
BACKGROUND: Untreated HIV infection is associated with increased biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction. However, the predictors and degree of endothelial dysfunction among virally suppressed HIV-infected adults on long-term antiretroviral therapy (ART) have not been well studied in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). METHODS: We enrolled 112 HIV-infected adults with virological suppression on long-term ART and 84 HIV-uninfected controls in Botswana. We measured plasma levels of markers of endothelial injury [soluble vascular adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1), intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) and E-selectin] and plasma levels of biomarkers of inflammation [interleukin 6 (IL-6)] and monocyte activation (sCD163)...
May 14, 2018: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771155/cardiac-events-within-one-year-after-a-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-the-predictive-value-of-troponin-elevation-after-aneurysm-occlusion
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Annemarie Akkermans, Linda M Peelen, Judith A van Waes, Gabriël J Rinkel, Wilton A van Klei
Background Patients who survive after an aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (ASAH) have an increased incidence of cardiovascular events compared with the general population. We assessed whether troponin elevation after aneurysm occlusion, as marker of myocardial injury, can predict long-term cardiac events. Methods We analysed a prospectively collected cohort of 159 patients with ASAH and early aneurysm occlusion, in whom routine post-intervention troponin I (TnI) measurements were performed. With competing risk regression modelling we estimated the association between TnI elevation after aneurysm occlusion and major adverse cardiac events within one year...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770748/the-effect-of-switching-protease-inhibitors-to-raltegravir-on-endothelial-function-in-hiv-infected-patients
#12
Maaike Krikke, Kiki Tesselaar, Guido E L van den Berk, Sigrid A Otto, Laura H Freriks, Steven F L van Lelyveld, Frank J L Visseren, Andy I M Hoepelman, Joop E Arends
Objective Lipid management is one of the cornerstones of cardiovascular risk reduction. Treatment of HIV infection with protease inhibitors (PIs) may cause dyslipidaemia, whilst the integrase inhibitor raltegravir (RAL) has a relatively favorable effect on plasma lipids. We examined the effect of switching from PIs to RAL on endothelial function, and its effect on immunological and inflammatory parameters. Methods We performed a 16-week open-label prospective crossover study: 8 weeks intervention (switch PIs to RAL) and 8 weeks control (unchanged cART regimen)...
April 2018: HIV Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770431/outcome-in-lacunar-stroke-a-cohort-study
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V Mantero, C Scaccabarozzi, E Botto, G Giussani, A Aliprandi, A Lunghi, E Ciusani, G Brenna, A Salmaggi
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated a prospective cohort of 150 patients under observation in our centre for lacunar strokes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome at time of discharge and 6 months after lacunar stroke, as well as the correlation with cardiovascular risk factors and selected biochemical parameters already evaluated on admission. Focus was to identify possible prognostic factors, which might be targeted through appropriate intervention concentrating on reduction in the incidence and impact of early clinical deterioration...
May 16, 2018: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770339/red-blood-cell-distribution-width-is-associated-with-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-people-with-type-2-diabetes
#14
J S Nam, C W Ahn, S Kang, K R Kim, J S Park
Aims: Red cell distribution width (RDW) has been shown to be associated with cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The relationship between RDW and carotid intima-media thickness (C-IMT), a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis, has been inconsistent in subjects with cardiovascular risk factors. In this study, we investigated the relationship between RDW and carotid atherosclerosis in people with type 2 diabetes. Methods: Four hundred sixty-nine people with type 2 diabetes without history of cardiovascular or cerebrovascular diseases were enrolled...
2018: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768640/lipoprotein-profile-modifications-during-gestation-a-current-approach-to-cardiovascular-risk-surrogate-markers-and-maternal-fetal-unit-complications
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Ana Paula Caires Dos Santos, Ricardo David Couto
Several changes occur in lipid metabolism during gestation due to hormonal and metabolic changes, which are essential to satisfy the nutritional demands of the maternal-fetal unit development. The gestation shows two distinct periods that begin with fat accumulation, mainly in maternal adipose tissue, and the late phase, characterized by accelerated catabolism, with the increase of fatty acids in the circulation that causes hyperlipidemia, especially the one characterized as hypertriglyceridemia. Maternal hyperlipidemia may be associated with the development of maternal-fetal complications (preterm birth, preeclampsia, vascular complications) and the development of long-term cardiovascular disease...
May 16, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767630/characterization-of-cardiorespiratory-phase-synchronization-and-directionality-in-late-premature-and-full-term-infants
#16
Maristella Lucchini, Nicolo Pini, William P Fifer, Nina Burtchen, Maria G Signorini
OBJECTIVE: Though the mutual influence of cardiovascular and respiratory rhythms in healthy newborns has been documented, its full characterization is still pending. In general, activity of many physiological subsystems has a well expressed rhythmic character, and often an interdependency between physiological rhythms emerges early in development. Traditional methods of data analysis only address the quantification of the strength of subsystem interactions. In this work, we will investigate system interrelationships in terms of possible presence of causal or directional interplays...
May 16, 2018: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763891/endothelial-progenitor-cells-and-kidney-diseases
#17
Abdullah Ozkok, Alaattin Yildiz
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) are bone marrow derived or tissue-resident cells that play major roles in the maintenance of vascular integrity and repair of endothelial damage. Although EPCs may be capable of directly engrafting and regenerating the endothelium, the most important effects of EPCs seem to be depended on paracrine effects. In recent studies, specific microvesicles and mRNAs have been found to mediate the pro-angiogenic and regenerative effects of EPCs on endothelium. EPC counts have important prognostic implications in cardiovascular diseases (CVD)...
May 10, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763709/fenofibrate-effects-on-carotid-artery-intima-media-thickness-in-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-field-substudy
#18
Jason A Harmer, Anthony C Keech, Anne-Sophie Veillard, Michael R Skilton, Gerald F Watts, David S Celermajer
AIM: Dyslipidemia in type 2 diabetes contributes to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Fenofibrate, a lipid-regulating peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α (PPARα) agonist, has been shown to reduce vascular complications in adults with type 2 diabetes. The mechanisms for such benefit, however, are not yet well understood. We examined the effects of fenofibrate on carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis, in adults with type 2 diabetes...
May 12, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762481/buckwheat-and-cvd-risk-markers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Liangkui Li, Georg Lietz, Chris Seal
The effects of buckwheat intake on cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have not been systematically investigated. The aim of the present study was to comprehensively summarize studies in humans and animals, evaluating the impact of buckwheat consumption on CVD risk markers and to conduct a meta-analysis of relevant data. Thirteen randomized, controlled human studies, two cross-sectional human studies and twenty-one animal studies were identified. Using random-effects models, the weighted mean difference of post-intervention concentrations of blood glucose, total cholesterol and triglycerides were significantly decreased following buckwheat intervention compared with controls [differences in blood glucose: -0...
May 15, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762052/effects-of-physical-exercise-on-adiponectin-leptin-and-inflammatory-markers-in-childhood-obesity-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Felice Sirico, Antonio Bianco, Giovanni D'Alicandro, Clotilde Castaldo, Stefania Montagnani, Rocco Spera, Franca Di Meglio, Daria Nurzynska
BACKGROUND: New findings on adipose tissue physiology and obesity-associated inflammation status suggest that modification of the adipokine level can be relevant for the long-term prevention of obesity-associated chronic disease. OBJECTIVES: The scope of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of physical exercise in reducing the systemic inflammation related to obesity in children. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review with meta-analysis of controlled randomized trials, identified through electronic database search, which investigated the effect of physical exercise, without concomitant dietary intervention, on adiponectin, leptin, and/or other inflammatory markers in children up to age 18 years with a body mass index greater than the 95th percentile for age and sex...
May 15, 2018: Childhood Obesity
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