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Jiang Bin B 1] Department of Neuroepidemiology, Beijing Neurosurgical Institute, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, China [2] Beijing Key Laboratory of Clinical Epidemiology, Capital Medical University, Beijing, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to analyse high blood pressure detection, management, control and associated factors among residents accessing community health services (CHSs) in Beijing. We screened for HBP in 9524 individuals aged 50 years or older who accessed care in four Beijing CHSs. Among the 9397 residents with ...
Deleanu Oana-Claudia - - 2014
Arterial hypertension (HT) and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) are associated through cause-effect relationship. We aimed to study the effect of medication controlled hypertension on OSAS patients. From 483 followed patients with OSAS, 252 associating HT; 142 patients of them (56.34%) received antihypertensive medication, 59 patients (41.54%) had controlled HT, ...
Bartley Katherine - - 2014
Our study examined: 1) racial/ethnic differences in sodium and potassium intake; and 2) racial/ethnic differences in the relationship between dietary intake and blood pressure. Data were collected in New York City in 2010, and included a telephone health survey, a 24-hour urine collection and an in-home clinical exam. Linear regression ...
Pierce Logan - - 2014
Hypertension is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease throughout the world. Little is known about the prevalence of hypertension in rural Haiti. Our study aims to estimate prevalence and knowledge of hypertension in Northern Haiti. Cross-sectional. Four rural communities surrounding Milot, Haiti. Participants (69 males, 106 females, 175 total) ...
Jonas Jost B JB Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology, Beijing Tongren Eye Center, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing Ophthalmology and Visual Science Key Lab, Beijing, China; Department of Ophthalmology, Medical Faculty Mannheim of the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, - - 2014
The cerebrospinal fluid pressure (CSFP) is a major determinant of central retinal vein pressure and thus of retinal capillary pressure. We tested the hypothesis whether prevalence and severity of diabetic retinopathy are associated with CSFP. The population-based Beijing Eye Study 2011 included 3468 individuals with a mean age of 64.6±9.8 ...
Meric Murat M Department of Cardiology, Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, - - 2014
Background Chemerin is a novel adipokine that plays a role in inflammation and atherosclerosis. Although there are several correlations between hypertension and the inflammatory system, there is still insufficient information about the relationship between blood pressure variability and inflammatory markers. In this study, we aimed to determine whether chemerin levels ...
Beaudin Andrew E AE Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, - - 2014
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease resulting from intermittent hypoxia (IH)-induced inflammation. Cyclooxygenase (COX)-formed prostanoids mediate the inflammatory response, and regulate blood pressure and cerebral blood flow (CBF), but their role in blood pressure and CBF responses to IH is unknown. Therefore, ...
Dalai N N Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Second Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, - - 2014
Lifestyle, habits, diet, and genetics are all important factors associated with the prevalence of hypertension. Many association studies have been performed in the Chinese Han population, whereas data explaining the high prevalence of hypertension in the Mongolian population remain scarce. In the present study, we aimed to determine the factors ...
Wang Qimin Q Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, 100034, - - 2014
Objective Investigate the clinical features and the blood pressure (BP) pattern of the phenotype of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in OSAHS. Methods A total of 508 Chinese adults with suspected OSAHS were referred to our sleep laboratory from October 2009 to May 2012. On the same night of polysomnography (PSG), ...
Rösevall John J Acreo Swedish ICT AB, Sensor Systems dept., Gothenburg, - - 2014
This paper presents the status of the EU project WIISEL - Wireless Insole for Independent and Safe Elderly Living, with the focus on sensors and wireless communications. Pressure and inertial sensors are embedded into insoles and a smartphone collects data utilizing Bluetooth Low Energy.
Wicki Andreas A Division of Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Basel, - - 2014
Background: Antiangiogenic therapy is routinely used in a variety of cancer entities. Hypertension is the most common side effect of all currently available antiangiogenic treatments. Patients and Methods: In this prospective observational clinical trial, we investigated risk factors for blood pressure elevation in patients exposed to an antiangiogenic agent and ...
Alkhateeb Haider H Department of Internal Medicine, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, - - 2014
Background Acute aortic dissection (AAD) is a life-threatening cardiovascular condition with high morbidity and mortality. We sought to assess clinical profiles as well as outcomes of AAD in a predominantly Hispanic population and to explore the relationship between this condition and uncontrolled/untreated hypertension in this community. Material and Methods This ...
Song Chorong C Center for Environment, Health and Field Sciences, Chiba - - 2014
Objectives: The aim of this study was to elucidate the physiological adjustment effect of forest therapy based on the Law of Initial Value. Methods: The experiments were conducted in nine forest and urban areas in Japan during the period from 2011 to 2012. There were 12 male Japanese university students ...
Li Xing X Department of Nephrology, Jiangsu Province Hospital, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, - - 2014
Aims: The aims of this study were to investigate the efficacy and identify the prognostic factors of continuous hemofiltration in patients with cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) and, finally, to optimally select patients who could benefit more from this therapy. Methods: A total of 59 patients with CRS type 1 or type ...
Chang Wei-Ting WT Division of Cardiology, Internal Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan; Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, - - 2014
Diastolic dysfunction is common in geriatric heart failure. A reliable parameter to predict myocardium stiffness and relaxation under similar end-diastolic pressure is being developed. We propose a material and mathematical model for calculating myocardium stiffness based on the concept of linear correlation between [Formula: see text] and wedge pressure. We ...
Bi Zhenqiang Z Academy of Preventive Medicine, Shandong University, Jinan, China, and Shandong Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Jinan, - - 2014
In China, population-based blood pressure levels and prevalence of hypertension are increasing. Meanwhile, sodium intake, a major risk factor for hypertension, is high. In 2011, to develop intervention priorities for a salt reduction and hypertension control project in Shandong Province (population 96 million), a cross-sectional survey was conducted to collect ...
Zamecznik A A Department of Children's Cardiology and Rheumatology of the 2nd Chair of Paediatrics, Medical University of Lodz, Poland. - - 2014
Intra-uterine growth restriction (IUGR) is present in about 3-10% of live-born newborns and it is as high as 20-30% in developing countries. Since the 1990s, it has been known that abnormalities during foetal growth may result in cardiovascular disease, including hypertension in adulthood. This study evaluated blood pressure parameters (using ...
Bouibes A A LGCgE, Polytech'Lille, University of Lille1. Cite Scientifique, Avenue Paul Langevin, 59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq, - - 2014
The high-pressure behavior of zinc carbonate ZnCO3 has been investigated using universal structure prediction method together with the density functional theory. In order to explore all possible structures under pressure, separate calculations at high pressure are done here with increasing number of formula units in the unit cell. Two pressures ...
Hara Hidehiko H Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Toho University, Ohashi Medical Center, - - 2014
Objective A link between urinary albumin excretion and an increased incidence of cardiovascular mortality has already been demonstrated. However, the reported prevalence of microalbuminuria (MAU) in patients with hypertension is highly variable. We therefore aimed to conduct a cross-sectional multicenter study to investigate the prevalence of urinary albumin excretion in ...
Leu Hsin-Bang HB Institute of Clinical Medicine and Cardiovascular Research Center, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan; Heath Care and Management Center, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Divison of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, - - 2014
Pulse pressure (PP) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It has been reported that ambulatory blood pressure (BP) and nighttime BP parameters are heritable traits. However, the genetic association of pulse pressure and its clinical impact remain undetermined. We conducted a genome-wide association study of PP using ambulatory BP ...
Spinelli Christian C Department of Medical Basic Sciences, Neurosciences and Sense Organs, Division of Neurology-Stroke Unit, Hypertension, Medical School of Bari - University of Bari, - - 2014
Background. High blood pressure (BP) poses a major risk for cognitive decline. Aim of the study was to highlight the relationship between cognitive assessment scores and an effective therapeutic BP control. Methods. By medical visit and ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM), we studied 302 treated hypertensives, subdivided according to office/daytime BP ...
Shimoyama Yasuhiko Y 1. Department of Advanced Medicine for Uremia, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8550, - - 2014
Objective: Nrf2 is a transcription factor that regulates the expression of antioxidant genes. This study aimed to investigate the association of Nrf2 gene single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), rs35652124 (-653A/G) and rs6721961 (-617C/A), with laboratory data and mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Methods: Blood samples were obtained from 216 HD patients ...
Maric-Bilkan Christine C Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda, - - 2014
Arterial blood pressure levels and the prevalence of hypertension are generally lower in premenopausal women compared with age-matched men. The lower blood pressure levels in premenopausal women are associated with a lower risk of the development and progression of cardiovascular disease. In contrast, menopause, a state characterized by a physiologic ...
Li Dong-Ze DZ Department of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, No. 137 Liyushan South Road, Urumqi, Xinjiang 830054, - - 2014
Background. Acupuncture is frequently advocated as an adjunct treatment for essential hypertension. The aim of this review was to assess its adjunct effectiveness in treating hypertension. Methods. We searched PubMed, the Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and the Chinese databases Sino-Med, CNKI, WanFang, and VIP through November, 2012, for eligible randomized controlled ...
Liu Chengyu C 0000-0002-4515-5773 School of Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China ; School of Information Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China ; Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH, - - 2014
Changes of arterial pressure waveform characteristics have been accepted as risk indicators of cardiovascular diseases. Waveform modelling using Gaussian functions has been used to decompose arterial pressure pulses into different numbers of subwaves and hence quantify waveform characteristics. However, the fitting accuracy and computation efficiency of current modelling approaches need ...
Fu Shihui S Department of Cardiology and Hainan Branch, Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital, Beijing, - - 2014
This analysis is designed to determine the prevalence of microalbuminuria (MAU) and mildly decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR); to investigate the association of augmentation index (AIx), central blood pressure (cBP) and peripheral blood pressure (pBP) with MAU and mildly decreased GFR; and to compare the association strength of cBP and ...
Arabzadeh Somayeh S Resident, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Center, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, - - 2014
Uncontrolled hypertension, a major concern among hypertensive patients, may be caused by various factors such as inadequate knowledge and inappropriate attitude, unhealthy lifestyle, and ineffective treatment. The present study tried to cast light on factors leading to uncontrolled hypertension. In this cross-sectional study, all hypertensive participants of the third phase ...
Nishioka Terumi T Research Institute of Environment, Agriculture and Fisheries, Osaka - - 2014
Gas plasma generated and applied under two different systems, atmospheric pressure plasma and low pressure plasma, was used to investigate the inactivation efficacy on the seedborne pathogenic fungus, Rhizoctonia solani, which had been artificially introduced to brassicaceous seeds. Treatment with atmospheric plasma for 10 min markedly reduced the R. solani ...
Tanner Rikki M RM University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, - - 2014
Studies suggest that treatment-resistant hypertension is common and increasing in prevalence among US adults. Although hypertension is a risk factor for end-stage renal disease (ESRD), few data are available for the association between treatment-resistant hypertension and ESRD risk. Prospective cohort study. We analyzed data from 9,974 REGARDS (Reasons for Geographic ...
Karaagac Kemal K Department of Cardiology, Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Education and Research Hospital Bursa, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of blood pressure (BP) rhythm on the values of Tp-Te interval and Tp-Te/QT ratio in patients with metabolic syndrome. Seventy patients with newly diagnosed hypertension who fulfilled the metabolic syndrome criteria according to the Third Report of the National Cholesterol ...
Lakshman Arjun A 0000-0001-8915-2382 Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala 673008, - - 2014
Background. Hypertension is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of hypertension in a population of male bus drivers in North Kerala, India. Methods. The study population included male bus drivers of Corporation Bus stand Kozhikode, Kerala. Blood pressure, height, and weight of ...
Jani Ylber Y Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, "Mother Teresa" University Tirana, Republic of - - 2014
To determine the influence of dyslipidemia in control of blood pressure in patients with type 2 Diabetes. To test the hypothesis that, blood pressure and lipid levels are not sufficiently controlled in patients with type 2 Diabetes, in the western region of the Republic of Macedonia. Abnormalities of lipid and ...
Gladwin Mark T MT Vascular Medicine Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America; Division of Pulmonary Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of - - 2014
The role of pulmonary hypertension as a cause of mortality in sickle cell disease (SCD) is controversial. We evaluated the relationship between an elevated estimated pulmonary artery systolic pressure and mortality in patients with SCD. We followed patients from the walk-PHaSST screening cohort for a median of 29 months. A ...
Nowson Caryl A CA Centre of Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, - - 2014
To assess whether changes in measures of fat distribution and body size during early life are associated with blood pressure at 36 months of age. Analysis of data collected from a prospective cohort study. Community-based investigation in Southampton, UK. 761 children with valid blood pressure measurements, born to women participating in ...
Lipińska Anna A Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, Lindley'a 4, 02-005 Warsaw, - - 2014
Early identification of high-risk individuals is key for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The aim of this study was to assess the potential impact of a family history of metabolic syndrome (fhMetS) on the risk of metabolic disorders (abnormal body mass, lipid profile, glucose metabolism, insulin resistance, and blood ...
Amorim Rosemary de Jesus Machado RD 1 Mother and Child, Federal University of Pernambuco , Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil - - 2013
Abstract Objective: This study assessed the influence of breastfeeding and nutritional status of full-term infants on blood pressure at school age. Subjects and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study nested in a cohort of 375 infants recruited at birth between 1993 and 1994 in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. A ...
Zatu Mandlenkosi C MC aHypertension in Africa Research Team (HART) bCentre of Excellence for Nutrition cAfrica Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research (AUTHeR), North-West University, Potchefstroom dDepartment of Physiology, University of Limpopo (Medunsa), Pretoria, South - - 2013
Despite criticism of self-reported alcohol intake, it is a valuable tool to screen for alcohol abuse as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. We aimed to compare various self-reported estimates of alcohol use with γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT) and percentage carbohydrate deficient transferrin (%CDT) considering their relationship with blood pressure changes (%BP) ...
Kunutsor Setor K SK Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB1 8RN, UK, - - 2013
High plasma levels of vitamin D are associated with a reduced risk of high blood pressure, but whether this association is causal remains to be ascertained. We performed a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials, to examine the effect of vitamin D supplementation on both systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic ...
Tenderenda-Banasiuk Edyta E Department of Pediatrics and Nephrology, Medical University of Bialystok, 17 Waszyngton Street, 15-274, Bialystok, Poland, - - 2013
The prevalence of hypertension continues to rise in the pediatric population. In recent years, there has been an increasing amount of reports on serum arginine vasopressin and its derivative, copeptin, in blood pressure control, but its role is still unclear. The objective of this study was to assess serum copeptin ...
Karottki Dorina Gabriela - - 2013
Exposure to particulate air pollution increases respiratory and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, especially in elderly, possibly through inflammation and vascular dysfunction. We examined potential beneficial effects of indoor air filtration in the homes of elderly, including people taking vasoactive drugs.Forty-eight nonsmoking subjects (51 to 81 years) in 27 homes were ...
Ford Jodi L JL The Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus. Electronic address: - - 2014
To examine the longitudinal associations between exposure to violence with a weapon during the past year among adolescents and hypertension during adulthood, including the extent to which adult cardiovascular risk factors mediated the association. Secondary analysis of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, 1994-2008. The sample included 3555 male ...
Chrysant Steven G SG University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, - - 2013
There is a linear change in blood pressure (BP) with the advancement of age from predominantly diastolic BP (DBP) in the young to predominantly systolic BP (SBP) in the old. This change is caused by the stiffening of the large arteries and the loss of elastic recoil as a result ...
Ye Chenglin - - 2013
Hypertension is an important and modifiable cardiovascular risk factor that remains under-detected and under-treated, especially in the older individuals. Community-led interventions that integrate primary health care and local resources are promising approaches to improve awareness and management of hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors. We aimed to evaluate the effect ...
Kodama Satoru S Department of Health Management Center, Mito Kyodo General Hospital, Mito, Ibaraki, Japan; Department of Hematology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Niigata University Faculty of Medicine, Niigata, Niigata, - - 2013
Results of epidemiologic studies that investigated the significance of pulse pressure (PP) and mean arterial pressure (MAP) in terms of risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients with diabetes mellitus are inconsistent. We performed a quantitative meta-analysis to estimate CVD risk in relation to PP or MAP. Electronic literature search ...
Carl Daniel E DE Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, - - 2013
Post-paracentesis circulatory dysfunction (PPCD) is associated with development of hepatorenal syndrome and increased mortality. The impact of large volume paracentesis (LVP) on the 24-hr blood pressure profile is unknown, and the relationship to Na+ retentive and pro-inflammatory cytokines remains unknown. Aims: (1) To define the effects of LVP with albumin ...
Sikes Anita L AL CSIRO Animal, Food and Health Sciences, 39 Kessels Road, Coopers Plains, Queensland 4108, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2013
Our aim was to achieve a single-step pressure-heat process that would produce tender, juicy beef steaks from meat that would otherwise be tough when cooked. Steak portions (25mm thick) from hind-quarter muscles were subjected to heat treatment at 60, 64, 68, 72 or 76°C for 20min, with or without simultaneous ...
Morotti Elena E Department of Gynecology and Pathophysiology of Human Reproduction, Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Bologna, - - 2014
To verify if in lean polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients, the smok- ing habitude might increase the risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease. In this prospective observational study, eighty-one women were divided into the following three groups: group I with 27 non-smokers, group II with 26 light-smokers (1-10 cigarettes/day), and group ...
Jaubert Marie-Perrine MP Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, New - - 2013
Although heavy alcohol consumption is associated with hypertension, the impact of lighter consumption on blood pressure (BP) is controversial. The protective effect of light alcohol consumption on cardiovascular disease described in previous studies could be, in part, mediated by effects of alcohol on BP. However, only a few studies investigating ...
Netchessova T A TA Republican Scientific Practical Center "Cardiology", R. Luxembourg str. 110, Minsk, Belarus, - - 2013
Hypertension and type 2 diabetes in combination are associated with a significantly higher level of cardiovascular events. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the antihypertensive efficacy and tolerability of single-pill perindopril/indapamide in patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes. Patients with both hypertension and type 2 diabetes ...
Zheng Huan H Geriatrics Department, Tongji Hospital Affiliated to Tongji University, Shanghai 20065, P.R. China ; School of Life Science, Center for Evolutionary Medicine and Informatics, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281, - - 2014
A number of studies have focused on the association between sphingomyelin (SM) levels and atherosclerosis, however, there are few data concerning the correlation of SM with nondipper hypertension. The present study aimed to investigate the correlation between plasma SM levels and nondipper status in patients with hypertension. A total of ...
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