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  1. Intervenção Coronariana Percutânea prévia como fator de risco para Revascularização Miocárdica Previous percutaneous coronary intervention as risk factor for coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Luiz Augusto Ferreira Lisboa

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A Intervenção Coronariana Percutânea (ICP vem aumentando na doença arterial coronariana crônica. Consequentemente, cada vez mais pacientes submetidos a Cirurgia de Revascularização Miocárdica (CRM apresentam stent coronariano. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a influência do antecedente de stent coronariano na mortalidade hospitalar após CRM. MÉTODOS: Análise prospectiva com 1.099 pacientes consecutivos submetidos a CRM com circulação extracorpórea, entre maio/2007 e junho/2009. Pacientes sem ICP prévia (n = 938; 85,3% foram comparados com pacientes com ICP prévia (n = 161; 14,6%, utilizando modelos de regressão logística e análise de pareamento de amostras. RESULTADOS: Ambos os grupos apresentavam semelhança em relação aos fatores de risco, exceto pela maior presença de pacientes com angina instável no grupo com ICP prévia (16,1% vs. 9,9%; p = 0,019. A mortalidade hospitalar após CRM foi maior entre os pacientes com ICP prévia (9,3% vs. 5,1%, p = 0,034, e foi semelhante à esperada em relação ao EuroSCORE e ao 2000 Bernstein-Parsonnet score. Na análise com regressão logística multivariada a ICP prévia emergiu como fator de risco independente para mortalidade hospitalar pós-operatória (odds ratio 1,94; IC 95% 1,02-3,68; p = 0,044 tão forte quanto diabetes (odds ratio 1,86; IC 95% 1,07-3,24; p = 0,028. Após o pareamento dos grupos, a mortalidade hospitalar continuou sendo maior entre os pacientes com ICP prévia, com odds ratio 3,46 ; IC 95% 1,10-10,93; p = 0,034. CONCLUSÃO: A ICP prévia em pacientes com doença coronariana multiarterial é fator de risco independente para mortalidade hospitalar após CRM. Tal fato deve ser considerado quando a ICP for indicada como alternativa inicial em pacientes com doença arterial coronariana mais avançada. (Arq Bras Cardiol. 2012; [online].ahead print, PP.0-0BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI has increased as the initial revascularization strategy in

  2. Acidente vascular encefálico como complicação da hipertensão arterial: quais são os fatores intervenientes? Accidente Vascular Encefálico como complicación de la hipertensión arterial: ¿cuáles son los factores que interfieren? Stroke as complication of arterial hypertension: which are the intervenient factors?

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    Larissa Bento de Araújo Mendonça

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo foi identificar os fatores intervenientes na adesão ao tratamento anti-hipertensivo que contribuíram para surgimento do acidente vascular encefálico (AVE. Estudo descritivo realizado em uma Unidade de AVE de um hospital público. A amostra constituiuse de 75 pacientes com diagnóstico de Hipertensão Arterial Sistêmica acometidos por um AVE. A coleta de dados aconteceu em março e abril de 2010. Estudo aprovado pelo Comitê de Ética e Pesquisa sob parecer nº 110302/10. Os fatores intervenientes na adesão do paciente ao tratamento anti-hipertensivo foram: sexo masculino (61,4%, idade >60 anos (48%, antecedentes familiares para HAS (68%, baixa escolaridade (72%, renda familiar até um salário mínimo (52% e presença de efeitos colaterais (22,6%. Talvez a experiência de um AVE seja um fator determinante para a maior adesão do paciente ao tratamento antihipertensivo. É necessário que os enfermeiros realizem acompanhamento ao hipertenso periodicamente, informando-o acerca da doença e do tratamento, visando evitar complicações.El objetivo fue identificar los factores que intervienen en la adherencia al tratamiento antihipertensivo que contribuyeron a la aparición del accidente vascular encefálico (ACV. Estudio descriptivo en una unidad de ACV de un hospital público. La muestra fue constituida por 75 pacientes diagnosticados con Hipertensión Arterial Sistémica afectados por el ACV. La recolección de datos ocurrió entre marzo y abril de 2010. Estudio aprobado por el Comité de Ética e Investigación bajo parecer nº 110302/10. Los factores que intervienen en la adhesión del paciente al tratamiento antihipertensivo fueron: sexo masculino (61,4%, edad > 60 años (48%, antecedentes familiares de hipertensión arterial (68%, baja escolaridad (72%, renta familiar hasta un sueldo mínimo (52% y presencia de efectos colaterales (22,6%. Tal vez la experiencia de un ACV sea un factor determinante en la mayor adherencia del

  3. Uso crônico de decanoato de nandrolona como fator de risco para hipertensão arterial pulmonar em ratos Wistar Chronic use of nandrolone decanoate as risk factor for pulmonary arterial hypertension in Wistar rats

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    Jones Bernardes Graceli

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O uso indiscriminado de esteróides anabolizantes sintéticos, análogos à testosterona, implica aumento do risco cardiovascular e hipertrofia cardíaca. Assim, o aumento da massa ventricular direita corrigido pelo peso corporal (i.é., hipertrofia ventricular direita - HVD, poderia elevar o risco para o desenvolvimento de hipertensão arterial pulmonar (HAP. OBJETIVOS: Examinar os efeitos do tratamento em longo prazo com decanoato de nadrolona na HVD e sua relação com a HAP em ratos. MÉTODOS: 16 ratos Wistar com três meses de idade foram aleatoriamente divididos em dois grupos: 1 controle-sham (CONT, n = 8; 2 tratados com decanoato de nandrolona (DECA, n = 8. O tratamento consistiu na aplicação intramuscular de Deca-durabolin® 6.0mg.kg-1 de peso corporal durante quatro semanas. Após tratamento, os animais foram anestesiados com hidrato de cloral (4.0mL.kg-1, i.p., submetidos à cateterização da artéria femoral para registro da pressão arterial media (PAM e frequência cardíaca (FC. O coração, os rins e o fígado foram retirados, pesados e avaliados os índices de hipertrofia, os quais foram calculados pela razão da massa do órgão pelo peso corporal (mg.g-1. RESULTADOS: Os animais tratados com DECA apresentaram aumento (p INTRODUCTION: The unsystematic use of anabolic steroids, synthetic analogs of testosterone, implies enhanced cardiovascular risk and cardiac hypertrophy. Thus, increased right ventricular mass corrected by the body weight (e.g.right ventricular hypertrophy -RVH could raise the risk for development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH. OBJECTIVES: to examine the effects of long-term chronic treatment with nandrolone decanoate on the RVH and its relationship with PAH in rats. METHODS: 16 three-month Wistar male rats were treated with nandrolone decanoate (6.0 mg/kg-1 body weight; DECA, n=8 or control vehicle (CONT, n=8. The drug and vehicle were administered by a single injection in the femoral

  4. [Risk factors for arterial disease].

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    Madoery, Roberto; Rubin, Graciela; Luquez, Hugo; Luquez, Cecilia; Cravero, Cecilia

    2004-01-01

    The risk factors of arterial disease (FREA) predict a future damage over the vascular system of the human body. Its detection are considered a key for the diagnostic as well as for the preventive and even curative strategies. For a long time, scientist considered those factors originated as a consecuence of large studies during the middle of the last century, with current validity up to our days. A simple classification spoke of them as traditionals. Further investigations described the so called new or emergents.factors that where joint together accordingly to their actions: coagulation factors, psicosocial, inflamatories and infectious. A recent classification, taking into account the type of impact, divided them into; causatives, predisposals and conditionals. Also, it was described a mechanism, the oxidative power, with consecuences over the endothelium, in the last part of the process. Before, another mechanism was described: the insulin resistance and the hiperinsulinism, bases for the Metabolic Syndrome, that includes a number of traditional risk factors.

  5. Arterial stiffness as a risk factor for coronary artery disease.

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    Liao, Josh; Farmer, John

    2014-02-01

    Hypertension is a major modifiable risk factor, and clinical trials have demonstrated that successful reduction of elevated blood pressure to target levels translates into decreased risk for the development of coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, and renal failure. The arterial system had previously been regarded as a passive conduit for the transportation of arterial blood to peripheral tissues. The physiologic role the arterial system was greatly expanded by the recognition of the central role of the endothelial function in a variety of physiologic processes. The role of arterial function and structure in cardiovascular physiology was expanded with the development of a variety of parameters that evaluate arterial stiffness. Markers of arterial stiffness have been correlated with cardiovascular outcomes, and have been classified as an emerging risk factor that provides prognostic information beyond standard stratification strategies involving hypertension, diabetes, obesity, dyslipidemia and smoking. Multiple epidemiologic studies have correlated markers of arterial stiffness such as pulse-wave velocity, augmentation index and pulse pressure with risk for the development of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events. Additionally, measurements of arterial stiffness had clarified the results of clinical trials that demonstrated differing impacts on clinical outcomes, despite similar reductions in blood pressure, as measured by brachial and sphygmomanometry.

  6. External aggression to the limb as a predictive factor in the evolution of patients undergoing arterial revascularization Agressão externa aos membros inferiores como fator preditivo na evolução dos pacientes submetidos a revascularização arterial

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    Nelson Wolosker

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: A variety of predictive factors for the evolution of arterial grafts in patients with critical ischemia have been well defined in clinical studies, including diabetes mellitus, dialytic renal insufficiency, smoking, and distal arterial runoff. The goal of this study was to determine whether patients with critical ischemia undergoing arterial reconstruction in which ischemic lesions appeared spontaneously, compared to those in which the ischemic lesion appeared following an external aggression to the limb present different patterns of evolution. METHODS: From February 2002 to January 2004, 100 patients undergoing infra-inguinal arterial reconstruction were followed. They were divided into 2 groups: 1 the spontaneous group (n = 52, comprising individuals presenting with ischemic lesions of spontaneous origin and 2 the external aggression to the limb group (n = 48, comprising individuals for which an external causal mechanism for the appearance of the ischemic lesion was identified. The variables analyzed were limb salvage and graft functioning rates. RESULTS: Patients with spontaneous lesions had rates of limb salvage and graft functioning significantly lower than those for patients with lesions that were secondary to external aggression (42.3% versus 87.5%, respectively for both outcomes; P OBJETIVO: Diversos fatores preditivos de evolução de enxertos arteriais em pacientes com isquemia grave foram definidos em estudos clínicos como diabetes mellitus, insuficiência renal, fumo e vasão distal. O objetivo deste estudo foi verificar se pacientes com isquemia grave submetidos a revascularização nos quais as lesões apareceram espontaneamente apresentam evolução diferente daquela em que as lesões apareceram após uma agressão externa ao membro. MÉTODOS: De fevereiro de 2002 a janeiro de 2004, 100 pacientes submetidos a revascularizações infra-inguinais foram seguidos. Eles foram divididos em 2 grupos: 1 Grupo com lesão espont

  7. Cervical Artery Dissection: Emerging Risk Factors

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    Micheli, S.; Paciaroni, M; Corea, F; Agnelli, G.; M. Zampolini; Caso, V

    2010-01-01

    Cervical artery dissection (CAD) represents an increasingly recognized cause of stroke and the most common cause of ischemic stroke in young adults. Many factors have been identified in association with CAD such as primary disease of arterial wall (fibrodysplasia) and other non-specific diseases related to CAD like Ehlers Danlos-syndrome IV, Marfan’s syndrome, vessel tortuosity. Moreover, an underlying arteriopathy which could be in part genetically determined, has been suspected. The rule of...

  8. Hipertensão arterial pulmonar hereditária apresentando-se como venopatia oclusiva

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    Sonia Meiken Franchi

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Um homem de 33 anos com hipertensão arterial pulmonar hereditária teve um diagnóstico confirmado de venopatia oclusiva e microvasculopatia. O paciente permaneceu estável por 3 anos e meio recebendo sildenafila via oral, 75 mg 3x/dia (teste de caminhada de seis minutos de 375 m vs 105 m basal, mas necessitou da adição de bosentana (125 mg 2x/dia posteriormente. A despeito do desfecho fatal após 5 anos, as observações sugerem um utilidade potencial dos vasodilatadores como uma ponte para o transplante de pulmão em casos selecionados com envolvimento venocapilar significante. A ocorrência de lesões veno-oclusivas e capilares na forma familiar da hipertensão arterial pulmonar enfatiza as dificuldades com a atual classificação da doença.

  9. Study on the screening program and risk factors of carotid artery stenosis with coronary artery disease

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    李庆祥

    2013-01-01

    Objective The purpose of this research project was to evaluate the relationship and risk factors between coronary artery disease and carotid artery stenosis (CAS) ,screened by duplex ultra-sonography.Methods 1339 patients with coronary artery disease were enrolled into this

  10. Indicadores antropométricos como preditores de pressão arterial elevada em adolescentes

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    Carmem Cristina Beck

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A hipertensão arterial está relacionada ao incremento da gordura corporal, a qual pode ser avaliada por meio de indicadores antropométricos. OBJETIVO: Determinar o poder preditivo de indicadores antropométricos e estabelecer seus pontos de corte como discriminadores de pressão arterial elevada. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal realizado com uma amostra de 660 adolescentes de 14 a 19 anos sendo 51,9% moças. Foram considerados os seguintes indicadores antropométricos: índice de massa corporal (IMC, circunferência da cintura, razão cintura/estatura e índice de conicidade. A pressão arterial elevada foi caracterizada por valores acima do percentil 90 para pressão arterial sistólica e/ou pressão arterial diastólica. Para identificação dos preditores de pressão arterial elevada, foi adotada a análise das curvas Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC, com intervalo de confiança de 95%. Posteriormente, identificaram-se os pontos de corte com suas respectivas sensibilidades e especificidades. RESULTADOS: As áreas sob as curvas ROC com os intervalos de confiança foram: rapazes - circunferência de cintura = 0,80 (0,72-0,89; IMC = 0,79 (0,68-0,89; razão cintura/estatura = 0,77 (0,66-0,88; índice de conicidade = 0,69 (0,56-0,81 e para as moças - circunferência de cintura = 0,96 (0,92-1,00; IMC = 0,95 (0,87-1,00; razão cintura/estatura = 0,93 (0,85-1,00; índice de conicidade = 0,74 (0,50-0,98. Os diversos pontos de corte dos indicadores antropométricos com melhores poderes preditivos e suas respectivas sensibilidades e especificidades foram identificados. CONCLUSÃO: Apesar de a razão cintura/estatura e de o IMC terem apresentado boas áreas sob a curva ROC, sugere-se a utilização da circunferência de cintura para a predição da pressão arterial elevada.

  11. La preeclampsia y la hipertensión gestacional como factores de riesgo para el desarrollo del estado de prehipertensión y de hipertensión arterial a las doce semanas posparto. Un estudio descriptivo prospectivo

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    Bernardo Agudelo Jaramillo; Joaquín Guillermo Gómez Dávila; Samuel Eduardo Gélvez Téllez; Elkin Darío Cuartas Arias

    2008-01-01

    OBJETIVO: explorar si la preeclampsia y la hipertensión gestacional son factores de riesgo para los estados prehipertensivo e hipertensivo a las doce semanas posparto. DISEÑO: estudio descriptivo prospectivo de pacientes del área metropolitana del valle de Aburrá, hospitalizadas por preeclampsia o hipertensión gestacional, a quienes se les atendió el parto en el Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paúl de Medellín, Colombia, y se les hizo seguimiento hasta las doce semanas posparto. MÉTODO:...

  12. Prevalence and risk factors of atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis

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    严健华

    2013-01-01

    Objective To explore the prevalence and risk factors of atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis(ARAS) in patients undergoing coronary angiography.Methods A total of 2506 patients with suspected and known coronary

  13. Factors for vertebral artery injury accompanied by cervical trauma

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    Murata, Masaaki; Shingu, Hikosuke; Kimura, Isao; Nasu, Yoshiro; Shiotani, Akihide [San-in Rosai Hospital, Yonago, Tottori (Japan). Spine and Low Back Pain Center

    2001-09-01

    Injury of the vertebral artery with cerebellar and brain stem infarction is a complication of cervical vertebral trauma. However, the pathogenesis and etiological factors remain to be clarified. In this study, we investigated patients with cervical vertebral and cord injury. This study included 51 patients with cervical vertebral and cord injury who were treated in our department. In these patients, plain X-ray, CT, MRI, and MRA findings were examined. The incidence of vertebral arterial injury was 33.3% (17 of 51 patients with cervical vertebral trauma). In 11 of the 17 patients, dislocation fracture was noted, comprising a markedly high percentage (64.7%). Particularly, vertebral arterial injury was commonly observed in patients with a large dislocation distance and severe paralysis. Cerebellar and brain stem infarction related to vertebral arterial injury was observed in 5 of the 17 patients (29.4%). No infarction developed in patients 50 years old or younger. Infarction was detected in relatively elderly patients. Vertebral arterial injury and cerebellar/brain stem infarction related to cervical vertebral trauma were frequently observed in patients with high energy injury. However, these disorders commonly occurred in elderly patients. Therefore, age-related factors such as arteriosclerosis may also be closely involved. In the acute stage, the state of the vertebral artery should be evaluated by MRA and MRI. Among patients with vertebral arterial injury, caution is needed during follow-up those with risk factors such as high energy injury and advanced age. (author)

  14. Factors for vertebral artery injury accompanied by cervical trauma

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    Injury of the vertebral artery with cerebellar and brain stem infarction is a complication of cervical vertebral trauma. However, the pathogenesis and etiological factors remain to be clarified. In this study, we investigated patients with cervical vertebral and cord injury. This study included 51 patients with cervical vertebral and cord injury who were treated in our department. In these patients, plain X-ray, CT, MRI, and MRA findings were examined. The incidence of vertebral arterial injury was 33.3% (17 of 51 patients with cervical vertebral trauma). In 11 of the 17 patients, dislocation fracture was noted, comprising a markedly high percentage (64.7%). Particularly, vertebral arterial injury was commonly observed in patients with a large dislocation distance and severe paralysis. Cerebellar and brain stem infarction related to vertebral arterial injury was observed in 5 of the 17 patients (29.4%). No infarction developed in patients 50 years old or younger. Infarction was detected in relatively elderly patients. Vertebral arterial injury and cerebellar/brain stem infarction related to cervical vertebral trauma were frequently observed in patients with high energy injury. However, these disorders commonly occurred in elderly patients. Therefore, age-related factors such as arteriosclerosis may also be closely involved. In the acute stage, the state of the vertebral artery should be evaluated by MRA and MRI. Among patients with vertebral arterial injury, caution is needed during follow-up those with risk factors such as high energy injury and advanced age. (author)

  15. Tabaquismo como factor de riesgo del infarto agudo al miocardio

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    Manrique Leal-Mateos

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Justificación: El tabaquismo es la principal causa de enfermedad, discapacidad y muerte prematura prevenible mundialmente; actualmente, es aceptado como un factor de riesgo para el desarrollo de enfermedades cardiovasculares. Sin embargo, aunque el tabaco es conocido como una causa directa de IAM, en el país es limitado el conocimiento de su fracción atribuible. Objetivo: Este estudio tiene como propósito evaluar el impacto que provoca el tabaquismo sobre los pacientes con IAM, por medio de su fracción atribuible. Así, pretende estimar la proporción de personas que podrían prevenir su desarrollo, si se evitara la exposición a este factor de riesgo. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio de casos y controles en los servicios de medicina interna y cirugía del Hospital San Juan de Dios, en el periodo comprendido entre el 1 de abril y el 23 de septiembre de 2005. Se definió como fumador aquel paciente que hubiera fumado al menos un cigarro por día, durante un año. De acuerdo con el hábito de fumar, se clasificaron en: No fumadores (quienes nunca habían fumado, fumadores (quienes fumaran actualmente y exfumadores. La magnitud de las asociaciones entre la exposición y el riesgo de la enfermedad se evaluó mediante la razón de probabilidades (Odds Ratio en inglés para datos apareados 2:1, definiendo como no expuestos aquellos pacientes clasificados como no fumadores. Los exfumadores con más de 15 años de haber abandonado el hábito fueron clasificados como no fumadores (dados los beneficios que representa esta situación a largo plazo y aquellos con menos de 15 años de haberlo abandonado, fumadores. Con el fin de medir el impacto del tabaquismo sobre los pacientes que padecen de infarto agudo al miocardio se utilizó el indicador de fracción atribuible. Para todo lo anterior se utilizó Epitable, del programa EpiInfo 6. Resultados: La Razón de Probabilidades para datos apareados 2:1 mostró una asociación positiva entre el fumado y

  16. Prognostic factors in bronchial arterial embolization for hemoptysis

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    Kim, Eui Jong; Yoon, Yup; Oh, Joo Hyeong; Lim, Joo Won; Sung, Dong Wook [Kyung Hee University Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1994-07-15

    To find the rebleeding factors in bronchial arterial embolization for treatment of hemoptysis, a retrospective study was performed. Medical records, angiographic findings and embolic materials of 35 patients who had undertaken arterial embolization for control of hemoptysis were reviewed. The period of follow-up for rebleeding was from 3 to 32 months after arterial embolization. We investigated the angiographic findings of extravasation, neovascularity, intervascular shunt, aneurysm and periarterial diffusion. Neovascularity was classified as mild(numerable neovascularity) and severe(innumerable). Rebleeding occurred in 15(43%) among 35 cases. Only two of 11 cases with no past episode of hemoptysis showed recurrence, while 9 of 15 cases who had more than three episodes did. Severe neovascularity were seen in 11 of 15 recurred cases, but seven of 20 non- recurred cases showed severe neovascularity. More than three angiographic findings representing hemoptysis were seen on 11(73%) among recurred 15 cases and seven(35%) among non- recurred 20 cases. The lesion was supplied by more than two different arteries on 8(54%) of the recurred cases, but only three(15%) of the non- recurred cases. Six of seven cases persistent neovascularity after arterial embolization were recurred. The history of repeated hemoptysis, severe neovascularity, variable angiographic findings, and post-embolization persistency of neovascularity were the factors related with the rebleeding after arterial embolization for hemoptysis. Careful and active arterial embolization are required on these conditions.

  17. Homocysteine as risk factor for coronary artery disease in pakistan

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    Pakistani people belong to an ethnic group which has the highest rate of coronary artery disease. There are a number of risk factors for developing the coronary artery disease (CAD). Homocysteine, a sulphur containing amino acid, has been reported to be an independent risk factor for CAD. The present study was done to find out the role of hyperhomocysteinemia in the development of coronary artery disease in Pakistan. Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study was carried out. There were 40 angiographically diagnosed male patients of coronary artery disease between 30 - 40 years of age taken as cases and 40 age, sex and socioeconomically matched healthy subjects with normal carotid doppler study taken as controls. Fasting venous blood from cases and controls was taken in E.D.T.A vacationers. Plasma was analyzed for homo-cysteine level by enzyme immunoassay method. Results: Mean plasma concentration of homocysteine in coronary artery disease patients i.e. cases was 13.5 +- 6.8 mu mol/L and was higher than the mean for controls (10.76 +- 2.27 mu mol/L) to a significant extent. Conclusion: Hyperhomocysteinemia through inter-play with the classical cardiovascular risk factors may be aggravating the risk of coronary artery disease in Pakistani people. (author)

  18. El lactato como posible factor del mecanismo de fatiga muscular.

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    José Carlos Giraldo T.

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Se revisa el papel del lactato en la función muscular. Se destacan los siguientes conceptos: el lactato es un intermediario metabólico que aumenta durante el ejercicio de alta intensidad, como consecuencia de la elevada actividad glicolítica. En esas condiciones la formación de ATP se asocia con generación de iones lactato e H+ y se reduce el pH de la célula activa. Si hay fatiga, el aumento en los niveles de lactato se correlaciona con la magnitud en la caída de la fuerza y los niveles de lactato alcanzados a un determinado nivel de actividad dependen del tipo de la fibra muscular. La salida de lactato de la fibra ocurre principalmente por 3 mecanismos de los cuales el más importante es el cotransporte acoplado de lactato-H+, cuya actividad depende del tipo de fibra y del patrón de activación así como del pH y de la concentración del amortiguador (buffer externos. De los varios factores responsables de la fatiga muscular, la disminución de pH se ha señalado como uno de los más importantes. No obstante, a pesar de la relación entre fatiga muscular y disminución de pHi, ésta no parece ser suficiente para explicar el grado de reducción de la fuerza durante la fatiga. Recientemente se han realizado experimentos que muestran un efecto inhibidor del lactato sobre el canal de liberación de calcio del retículo sarcoplásmico, lo que sugiere fuertemente que el lactato per se, y no necesariamente el cambio de pHi asociado, puede jugar un papel importante en el mecanismo de la fatiga. Por otra parte, el lactato podría tener efecto benéfico en la recuperación de la fuerza tetánica y de la capacidad de mantener la fase de meseta durante el tétanos, que se reducen por efecto de la fatiga. Asimismo, el aumento de lactato podría jugar un papel protector de la fibra durante la fatiga, mediante la activación de los canales de K+ sensibles a ATP. El músculo produce y consume lactato y al aumentar sus niveles en la sangre, este ion lo

  19. Modifiable risk factors for increased arterial stiffness in outpatient nephrology.

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    Usama Elewa

    Full Text Available Arterial stiffness, as measured by pulse wave velocity (PWV, is an independent predictor of cardiovascular events and mortality. Arterial stiffness increases with age. However, modifiable risk factors such as smoking, BP and salt intake also impact on PWV. The finding of modifiable risk factors may lead to the identification of treatable factors, and, thus, is of interest to practicing nephrologist. We have now studied the prevalence and correlates of arterial stiffness, assessed by PWV, in 191 patients from nephrology outpatient clinics in order to identify modifiable risk factors for arterial stiffness that may in the future guide therapeutic decision-making. PWV was above normal levels for age in 85/191 (44.5% patients. Multivariate analysis showed that advanced age, systolic BP, diabetes mellitus, serum uric acid and calcium polystyrene sulfonate therapy or calcium-containing medication were independent predictors of PWV. A new parameter, Delta above upper limit of normal PWV (Delta PWV was defined to decrease the weight of age on PWV values. Delta PWV was calculated as (measured PWV - (upper limit of the age-adjusted PWV values for the general population. Mean±SD Delta PWV was 0.76±1.60 m/sec. In multivariate analysis, systolic blood pressure, active smoking and calcium polystyrene sulfonate therapy remained independent predictors of higher delta PWV, while age, urinary potassium and beta blocker therapy were independent predictors of lower delta PWV. In conclusion, arterial stiffness was frequent in nephrology outpatients. Systolic blood pressure, smoking, serum uric acid, calcium-containing medications, potassium metabolism and non-use of beta blockers are modifiable factors associated with increased arterial stiffness in Nephrology outpatients.

  20. Fatores de risco em indivíduos com hipertensão arterial Factores de riesgo en individuos con hipertensión arterial Risk factors to patients with arterial hypertension

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    Janete Pessuto

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve o objetivo de verificar os hábitos relacionados aos fatores de risco em uma população de portadores de hipertensão arterial. A amostra foi composta por 70 indivíduos, constatando-se que a maioria não faz exercício, não tem atividade de lazer, havendo necessidade de programas educativos para aquisição destes hábitos .Há lacunas de informação, pois os clientes têm como ponto de referência, em sua maioria, a própria experiência, ao invés das orientações que recebem de vários profissionais.Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo verificar los hábitos relacionados con los factores de riesgo en una población de portadores de hipertensión arterial . Fueron entrevistados setenta individuos, y se constató que la gran mayoría no práctican ejercicios físicos y no tienen actividades de recreación, existiendo la necesidad de programas educativos para la aquisición de estes hábitos. Hay lagunas de información, pues la mayoría del clientes tienen como punto de referencia sus propias experiencias y no las orientaciones recibidas de varios profesionales.The aim of this research was to verify the habits related to the risk factors of one population with arterial hypertension. Seventy individuals were interviewed. Authors found that the majority do not practice any kind of physical exercise, they do not have leisure activities and need education programs to aquire these habits. There are gaps in information, because they have their own experience as a reference, in spite of the orientations they received from several professionals.

  1. The structural factor of hypertension: large and small artery alterations.

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    Laurent, Stéphane; Boutouyrie, Pierre

    2015-03-13

    Pathophysiological studies have extensively investigated the structural factor in hypertension, including large and small artery remodeling and functional changes. Here, we review the recent literature on the alterations in small and large arteries in hypertension. We discuss the possible mechanisms underlying these abnormalities and we explain how they accompany and often precede hypertension. Finally, we propose an integrated pathophysiological approach to better understand how the cross-talk between large and small artery changes interacts in pressure wave transmission, exaggerates cardiac, brain and kidney damage, and lead to cardiovascular and renal complications. We focus on patients with essential hypertension because this is the most prevalent form of hypertension, and describe other forms of hypertension only for contrasting their characteristics with those of uncomplicated essential hypertension.

  2. Educación universitaria como factor de movilidad social

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    María Guadalupe Vélez Vázquez

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available El decidir entrar o no a estudiar una carrera universitaria aún es visto como una posibilidad de mantenerse o mejorar las condiciones de vida de una buena parte de la población. A mediados de los noventas las Instituciones de Educación Superior (IES de la Región del Évora, mostraron un fenómeno socioeducativo, mayor participación de las mujeres en estos niveles, provenientes de diferentes municipios y localidades rurales. Esta investigación describe la dinámica y elementos o factores de movilidad social de egresadas universitarias, las categorías de estudio fueron el nivel educativo de la familia de origen (abuelos y padres, incorporación de las egresadas a estudios preuniversitarios y universitarios, situación laboral, su posición socioeconómica y los elementos de la movilidad o inmovilidad social. La investigación se abordó desde una perspectiva fenomenológica, con enfoque cualitativo, en la recopilación de datos se utilizaron las técnicas de investigación: entrevista estructurada y documental, se aplicaron 68 entrevistas y fichas de caracterización socioeconómica. De los aspectos sociales, casi en su totalidad, las familias de origen son de escasos recursos, sin estudios y residen o habitaron en contexto con características de vida rural; la mayoría de las egresadas son la primera generación que logra un nivel superior educativo, se encuentran desarrollando una actividad laboral, sin embargo, reproducen el nivel socioeconómico de su familia de origen, principalmente la de los padres y el elemento de movilidad social, no es sólo la educación sino es familia-educación. Palabras clave: Movilidad social, posición socioeconómica, egresadas universitarias.

  3. Arterial hypertension as risk factor for spontaneous cervical artery dissection. A case–control study

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    Pezzini, A; Caso, V; Zanferrari, C; Del Zotto, E; Paciaroni, M; Bertolino, C; Grassi, M.(INFN Sezione di Roma, Roma, Italy); Agnelli, G.; Padovani, A

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    Because of the presumed non‐atherosclerotic pathogenesis, the potential link between spontaneous cervical artery dissection (sCAD) and common risk factors for atherosclerosis has never been investigated systematically. Therefore, this prospective, multicentre, case–control study compared the frequency of tobacco use, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and hypercholesterolaemia among a group of consecutive patients with sCAD (n  =  153), a group of patients with ischaemic stroke, not related to ...

  4. Risk Factors for Ventilator Dependency Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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    Qiang Ji, Qianglin Duan, Xisheng Wang, Jianzhi Cai, Yongxin Zhou, Jing Feng, Yunqing Mei

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Ventilator dependency following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG is often associated with significant morbidity and mortality. However, few reports have focused on the independent risk factors for ventilator dependency following CABG. This study aimed to evaluate the independent risk factors for ventilator dependency following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG. Methods: The relevant pre-, intra- and post-operative data of patients without a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease undergoing isolated CABG from January 2003 to December 2008 in our center were retrospectively analyzed. Elapsed time between CABG and extubation of more than 48 hours was defined as postoperative ventilator dependency (PVD. Results: The incidence of PVD was 13.8% (81/588. The in-hospital mortality in the PVD group was significantly higher than that in the non-PVD group (8.6% versus 2.4%, p=0.0092. Besides the length of ICU and hospital stay, PVD correlated with negative respiratory outcomes. The independent risk factors for PVD were preoperative congestive heart failure (OR=2.456, 95%CI 1.426-6.879, preoperative hypoalbuminemia (OR=1.353, 95%CI 1.125-3.232, preoperative arterial oxygen partial pressure (PO2 (OR=0.462, 95%CI 0.235-0.783 and postoperative anaemia (OR=1.541, 95%CI 1.231-3.783. Conclusions: Preoperative congestive heart failure, preoperative hypoalbuminemia, low preoperative PO2 and postoperative anaemia were identified as four independent risk factors for ventilator dependency following CABG.

  5. Epidemiology, classification, and modifiable risk factors of peripheral arterial disease

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    Nicolas W Shammas

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Nicolas W ShammasMidwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Cardiovascular Medicine, PC, Davenport, IA, USAAbstract: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD is part of a global vascular problem of diffuse atherosclerosis. PAD patients die mostly of cardiac and cerebrovascular-related events and much less frequently due to obstructive disease of the lower extremities. Aggressive risk factors modification is needed to reduce cardiac mortality in PAD patients. These include smoking cessation, reduction of blood pressure to current guidelines, aggressive low density lipoprotein lowering, losing weight, controlling diabetes and the use of oral antiplatelet drugs such as aspirin or clopidogrel. In addition to quitting smoking and exercise, cilostazol and statins have been shown to reduce claudication in patients with PAD. Patients with critical rest limb ischemia or severe progressive claudication need to be treated with revascularization to minimize the chance of limb loss, reduce symptoms, and improve quality of life.Keywords: peripheral arterial disease, epidemiology, risk factors, classification

  6. Midterm Outcome of Femoral Artery Stenting and Factors Affecting Patency

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    Yu, Jae Seoung; Park, Keun-Myoung; Jeon, Yong Sun; Cho, Soon Gu; Hong, Kee Chun; Shin, Woo Young; Choe, Yun-Mee; Shin, Seok-Hwan; Kim, Kyung Rae

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    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the early and midterm results of superficial femoral artery (SFA) stenting with self-expanding nitinol stents and to identify the factors affecting patency. Materials and Methods: SFA stenting was performed in 165 limbs of 117 patients from January 2009 to December 2013. Patients were followed-up for the first occurrence of occlusion or stenosis based on computed tomography and duplex scan results and a decrease in ankle brachial index of >15...

  7. LEGITIMIDAD COMO FACTOR CLAVE DEL ÉXITO ORGANIZATIVO

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    Díez Martín, F.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo pretende recopilar y ordenar la literatura existente sobre la legitimidad organizativa, señalando su importancia para el desarrollo de las organizaciones. El argumento central del trabajo considera que existen determinadas acciones estratégicas organizativas cuyo desarrollo permite la obtención, el mantenimiento y la recuperación de legitimidad, la cual favorece el acceso a recursos estratégicos, indispensables para las organizaciones, permitiendo su crecimiento y supervivencia. El trabajo revisa los distintos tipos de legitimidad así como las estrategias que pueden seguir las organizaciones para ganar legitimidad, mantenerla y recuperarla.

  8. La innovación como factor de calidad en las organizaciones educativas

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    Ma. José Fernández Díaz

    2005-01-01

    En este artículo se analiza la innovación como factor fundamental de la calidad de las organizaciones educativas, tal y como se considera en los distintos modelos y sistemas de la calidad, como el EFQM. La relación y diferencias entre innovación y cambio así como las características fundamentales de los procesos de innovación permiten una mejor comprensión de los mismos. Las dificultades de implantación de acciones innovadoras en los centros y los factores o condiciones que los...

  9. El federalismo cooperativo como factor catalizador de un Gobierno Abierto

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    Rafael Enrique Valenzuela Mendoza

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    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene como propósito articular un marco de análisis que justifica la importancia de la colaboración entre gobiernos, bajo el supuesto de que un sistema rígido de competencias tiende a fragmentar la solución de los asuntos públicos en las agendas de gobierno. Un federalismo cooperativo, en tanto variable productora de relaciones intergubernamentales, da forma a un contexto que favorece impulsar soluciones más integrales en torno a demandas inscritas en el plan de acción, elaborado como requisito de pertenencia a la Alianza Internacional por un Gobierno Abierto. La propuesta llevada a Brasilia por la representación de México en junio de 2012, con la idea de promover la apertura gubernamental en el plano subnacional y local, tendrá mayores posibilidades de éxito si previamente se establecen bases mínimas para un federalismo cooperativo que facilite la gestión de los asuntos públicos establecidos en el plan de acción.

  10. Vertebral Artery Aneurysm Mimicking as Left Subclavian Artery Aneurysm in a Patient with Transforming Growth Factor Beta Receptor II Mutation.

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    Afifi, Rana O; Dhillon, Baltej Singh; Sandhu, Harleen K; Charlton-Ouw, Kristofer M; Estrera, Anthony L; Azizzadeh, Ali

    2015-10-01

    We report successful endovascular repair of a left vertebral artery aneurysm in a patient with transforming growth factor beta receptor II mutation. The patient was initially diagnosed with a left subclavian artery aneurysm on computed tomography angiography. The patient consented to publication of this report.

  11. Relation of anthropometric variables to coronary artery disease risk factors

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    Virendra C Patil

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and Objectives: Anthropometric variables and their relation to conventional coronary artery disease (CAD risk factors in railway employees have been inadequately studied in India. This cross-sectional survey was carried out in the Solapur division of the Central railway in the year 2004, to assess the anthropometric variables in railway employees and their relation to conventional CAD risk factors. Materials and Methods: A total of 995 railway employees, with 872 males and 123 females participated in this cross-sectional study. All subjects underwent anthropometric measurements, fasting lipid profile, and blood sugar level. Various anthropometric indices were calculated for body mass index (BMI, waist circumference (WC, waist-to-hip ratio (WHR, waist-to-height ratio (WHtR, and abdominal volume index (AVI. Statistical analysis was done by EPI Info 6 statistical software. Results: Compared to all other obesity indices, WHtR was most prevalent in both genders. High WHtR was present in 699 (80.16% males and 103 (83.73% females. Age ≥45 years, high systolic BP, high diastolic BP, low HDL, high triglyceride, and diabetes mellitus were positively correlated with high BMI, high WC, high WHR, high WHtR, and high AVI. High BMI, high WC, high WHR, high WHtR, and high AVI were negatively associated with physical inactivity. Conclusions: Over all, anthropometric variables in both genders were significantly deranged in subjects with coronary risk factors. Compared to all other anthropometric variables, WHtR was statistically significantly associated with a majority of coronary artery risk factors. Hence we recommend inclusion of WHtR as a parameter of obesity to predict coronary artery disease risk factor along with WC, WHR, and BMI in epidemiologic studies.

  12. El trabajo nocturno como factor de riesgo psicosocial

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    Mongui Sánchez Hilda Margoth

    2010-01-01

    Las tendencias actuales de la promoción de la seguridad integral, la higiene y el bienestar en el trabajo ya no sólo tienen en cuenta los factores de riesgo tradicionales físicos, químicos, biológicos, ergonómicos y de inseguridad del ambiente laboral, sino otra serie de factores psicosociales inherentes al tipo de empresa, a la organización del trabajo y al clima organizacional que puedan influir sustancialmente en el bienestar físico mental y social del trabajador.

  13. El trabajo nocturno como factor de riesgo psicosocial

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    Mongui Sánchez Hilda Margoth

    1993-08-01

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    Las tendencias actuales de la promoción de la seguridad integral, la higiene y el bienestar en el trabajo ya no sólo tienen en cuenta los factores de riesgo tradicionales físicos, químicos, biológicos, ergonómicos y de inseguridad del ambiente laboral, sino otra serie de factores psicosociales inherentes al tipo de empresa, a la organización del trabajo y al clima organizacional que puedan influir sustancialmente en el bienestar físico mental y social del trabajador.

  14. Smoking and hyperlipidemia are important risk factors for coronary artery spasm

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    Objective To investigate the role of coronary artery spasm in the etiology of chest pain lacking significant coronary stenosis and to identify the clinical risk factors related to coronary artery spasm. Methods Two hundred and seventy five patients with chest pain, but without significant coronary artery stenosis underwent the intracoronary acetylcholine test. Coronary artery spasm was diagnosed while coronary artery stenosis increased to 90% and was accompanied by the usual chest pain with or without ischemic changes on electrocardiogram. Logistic regression was employed to investigate the relationships between coronary artery spasm and sex, age, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, smoking, hyperlipidemia and results of electrocardiographic treadmill stress test. Left ventricular ejection fraction and end diastolic pressure were compared between spasm group and non-spasm group. Results Coronary artery spasm was detected in 103 out of 271 patients, a rate of 38%. Logistic regression analysis showed that smoking and hyperlipidemia increased the relative risk of coronary artery spasm 4.2 times and 2.3 times, respectively. There was a significantly negative relationship between diabetes mellitus and coronary artery spasm. Furthermore, there was no coronary artery spasm detected in left ventricular ejection fraction and end diastolic pressure. Conclusions Coronary artery spasm was one of the important etiological factors for patients with chest pain but no coronary artery stenosis. Smoking and hyperlipidemia were the main clinical risk factors for coronary artery spasm.

  15. Albumina como factor preditivo de morbilidade e mortalidade hospitalar

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    Vasconcelos, P.; Atalaia, G; Bragança, N

    2015-01-01

    Introdução: A síntese de albumina depende de vários factores e o seu valor sérico tem sido considerado útil para a identificação de doentes com elevado risco de morbilidade e mortalidade hospitalar. Objectivo: Avaliar a relação entre o valor de albumina sérica na admissão e o risco de morbilidade e mortalidade hospitalar. Material e Métodos: Estudámos 200 doentes do nosso serviço e agrupamo-los de acordo com os tercis da distribuição de albumina (T1:3,5 g/dL), à data d...

  16. Incidence, risk factors, treatment and prognosis of popliteal artery embolization in the superficial femoral artery interventions.

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    Weiwei Wu

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting (PTA + stent has gained acceptance as a primary treatment modality for the superficial femoral artery (SFA diseases. Popliteal artery embolization (PAE is a severe complication in SFA interventions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, treatment and prognosis of PAE in primary SFA PTA + stent. METHODS: Chronic SFA arteriosclerosis cases that underwent primary PTA + stent were reviewed from a retrospectively maintained database. Runoff vessels were evaluated in all cases before and after the interventions for PAE detection. The primary patency, secondary patency and limb salvage rates were calculated using Kaplan-Meier analysis and compared using log-rank analysis. Cox multivariate regression was performed to evaluate predictors of patency and limb salvage rates. RESULTS: There were 436 lesions treated in 388 patients with 10 PAE events (2.3% in total. PAE rate was significantly higher in Transatlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC C/D group compared with TASC A/B group (OR = 8.91, P = .002, in chronic total occlusion (CTO lesions compared with stenotic lesions (P<.0001, and in group with history of cerebral ischemic stroke (OR = 6.11, P = .007. PAE rates were not significantly affected by age, sex, smoking, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and runoff status. The binary logistic regression showed that only the TASC C/D was an independent predictor of PAE (P = .031. The 12-month and 24-month primary patency, secondary patency and limb salvage rates in PAE group showed no significant differences comparing with non-PAE group. CONCLUSIONS: PAE is a rare event in primary SFA PTA + stent. TASC C/D lesion, CTO and cerebral ischemic stroke history are risk factors for PAE. PAE is typically reversible by comprehensive techniques. If the popliteal flow is restored in time, PAE has no significant effect on long-term patency and limb

  17. Lactancia materna como factor protector de la obesidad infantil y en edades futuras

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    González López, Tamara

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    Introducción: la lactancia materna (LM) previene numerosas enfermedades, tanto del niño como de la madre, y previene la obesidad del niño, tanto en la infancia, como en las demás etapas de la vida. Objetivo: El objetivo de esta revisión sistemática es analizar el valor de la lactancia materna como factor protector frente al sobrepeso y la obesidad infantil y edades futuras. Método: Se ha efectuado una búsqueda sistemática y se han obtenido más de 100 documentos diferentes sobre el tema. Aplic...

  18. Is vertebral artery hypoplasia a predisposing factor for posterior circulation cerebral ischemic events? A comprehensive review.

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    Katsanos, Aristeidis H; Kosmidou, Maria; Kyritsis, Athanassios P; Giannopoulos, Sotirios

    2013-01-01

    Vertebral artery hypoplasia is not currently considered an independent risk factor for stroke. Emerging evidence suggest that vertebral artery hypoplasia may contribute to posterior circulation ischemic events, especially when other risk factors coexist. In the present literature review, we present published data to discuss the relationship between a hypoplastic vertebral artery and posterior circulation cerebral ischemia. Despite difficulties and controversies in the accurate definition and prevalence estimation of vertebral artery hypoplasia, ultrasound studies reveal that the reduced blood flow observed ipsilateral to the hypoplastic vertebral artery may result in local cerebral hypoperfusion and subsequent focal neurological symptomatology. That risk of cerebral ischemia is related to the severity of the hypoplasia, suggesting that the smaller of paired arteries are more vulnerable to occlusion. Existing cohort studies further support clinical observations that hypoplastic vertebral artery enhances synergistically the vascular risk for posterior circulation ischemic events and is closely associated with both atherosclerotic and prothrombotic processes.

  19. Las fortalezas en personas mayores como factor que aumenta el bienestar

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    Encarnación Ramírez-Fernández

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    Full Text Available En las últimas décadas se ha incrementado el estudio de las fortalezas psicológicas como factor que afecta al bienestar. Éstas pueden ser consideradas como un subconjunto de rasgos de personalidad a los que se otorga un valor moral, definiéndose como cualidades naturales que las personas están intrínsecamente motivada a utilizar porque aumentan la calidad de vida. Las investigaciones demuestran que actúan como factores de protección y prevención de la psicopatología y de los problemas de conducta en las diferentes etapas evolutivas. Hay fortalezas que son más relevantes en personas mayores y su entrenamiento estaría dirigido a influir sobre el comportamiento y el funcionamiento emocional con el objetivo de aumentar la satisfacción con la vida. En el presente trabajo se analizan las fortalezas que predominan en adultos mayores y se propone un programa de intervención para potenciarlas con la finalidad de mejorar su salud y calidad de vida. Se trata de una propuesta novedosa ya que, hasta el momento, las intervenciones en este ámbito han ido encaminadas a paliar diferentes problemas tanto de manera aislada como complemento de terapias de tipo más tradicional pero no como prevención de la aparición de trastornos habituales en edades avanzadas.

  20. La innovación como factor de calidad en las organizaciones educativas

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    Ma. José Fernández Díaz

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analiza la innovación como factor fundamental de la calidad de las organizaciones educativas, tal y como se considera en los distintos modelos y sistemas de la calidad, como el EFQM. La relación y diferencias entre innovación y cambio así como las características fundamentales de los procesos de innovación permiten una mejor comprensión de los mismos. Las dificultades de implantación de acciones innovadoras en los centros y los factores o condiciones que los favorecen son objeto de especial interés para prestar especial atención a estos aspectos que están en la base de su éxito, profundizando en la importancia del liderazgo que impulsa los cambios y las innovaciones como uno de los principales requisitos. El uso de las TIC y las redes de profesionales como medios de formación y de innovación son dos elementos a destacar en los procesos innovadores en una sociedad del conocimiento.

  1. Arterial distensibility in adolescents: the influence of adiposity, the metabolic syndrome, and classic risk factors.

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    Whincup, P H; Gilg, J A; Donald, A E; Katterhorn, M.; Oliver, C.; Cook, D.G.; Deanfield, J E

    2005-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis develops from childhood, but the determinants of this preclinical stage remain uncertain. We examined the relations of classic coronary risk factors, adiposity and its associated metabolic disturbances, to arterial distensibility (a marker of early arterial disease) in 13- to 15-year-olds, some of whom had previously been studied at ages 9 to 11 years. METHODS AND RESULTS: Brachial artery distensibility was measured by a noninvasive ultrasound technique in 471 Brit...

  2. Tabaco y diabetes como factores de riesgo de enfermedades no transmisibles

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    Maria de la Caridad Casanova Moreno

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    Full Text Available Sr. Editor: La tendencia actual en cuanto a las enfermedades no transmisibles y en especial a la diabetes mellitus se dirige a manejar el estado general del sujeto, donde el riesgo vascular ocupa un lugar importante para el control de la enfermedad, así como el aumento de peso, entre otros. En este tema, resulta muy importante la divulgación del artículo publicado en el Vol. 39, número 8 de agosto de 2014, titulado: Incidencia de factores de riesgo y modalidades de enfermedad ateroesclerótica en pacientes de Puerto Padre en el periodo comprendido entre mayo de 2012 y junio de 2013, donde se encontró que los factores de riesgo de enfermedad ateroesclerótica más incidentes fueron el hábito de fumar, la hipertensión arterial, la diabetes mellitus y la obesidad. La diabetes mellitus (DM se ha convertido en un creciente problema de salud en el mundo. Ahora se sabe que fumar causa diabetes tipo 2 (DM2, también conocida como la diabetes del adulto. Los fumadores tienen entre el 30 y el 40 % más de probabilidades de tener DM2 que los no fumadores. Mientras más cigarrillos fume una persona, más alto es su riesgo de DM. La DM puede producir complicaciones de salud graves como las enfermedades cardiacas, la ceguera, la insuficiencia renal y el daño en los nervios y los vasos sanguíneos de los pies y las piernas, lo cual puede llevar a situaciones como la amputación. Una persona con DM que fuma tiene más probabilidades de tener dificultad para regular la insulina y controlar la enfermedad que las personas con diabetes que no fuman. Tanto el tabaquismo como la diabetes causan problemas con el flujo de la sangre. Esto eleva el riesgo de ceguera y amputación. Los fumadores con DM, además, tienen más probabilidades de tener insuficiencia renal que las personas con diabetes que no fuman. (1 En Cuba la prevalencia de DM para el año 2013 fue de 53,7 x 1 000 habitantes., valor que aumentó con la edad, siendo para esta enfermedad los años de

  3. Importancia de los acontecimientos vitales como factores de cambio en el ciclo vital

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    Melero Marcos, Luis; Ventola Barrado, María Luisa I.

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    RESUMEN: A lo largo del ciclo vital, los individuos experimentan una serie de acontecimientos que, sin duda, influyen en su desarrollo individual y colectivo. Tales acontecimientos parecen introducir cambios en la vida de los sujetos. El presente trabajo pretende analizar la importancia de los acontecimientos vitales como factores de cambio, desde la consideración de que el estudio de los mismos es consustancial con el estudio del ciclo vital. Desde este punto de partida, se ha establecido la...

  4. Serum uric acid is a risk factor for large-artery atherosclerosis cerebral infarction

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    Jianjun Guo; Qingyu Shen; Jie Li; Xiaoming Rong; Ying Peng; Yamei Tang

    2011-01-01

    Using the Trial of Org 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment (TOAST) classification for acute ischemic stroke, 371 patients with either acute large-artery atherosclerosis or small-artery occlusion cerebral infarction were recruited to investigate the potential impact of elevated serum uric acid on cerebrovascular disorders. The results showed that patients who have suffered from large-artery atherosclerosis, relative to small-artery occlusion patients, were characterized by elevated serum uric acid but reduced high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Logistic regression showed that elevated uric acid and lower triglyceride levels were the main risk factors for patients with large-artery atherosclerosis. The findings of this study suggest that hyperuricemia may be a risk factor for stroke.

  5. Effect of Cardio-Metabolic Risk Factors Clustering with or without Arterial Hypertension on Arterial Stiffness: A Narrative Review

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    Vasilios G. Athyros

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    Full Text Available The clustering of cardio-metabolic risk factors, either when called metabolic syndrome (MetS or not, substantially increases the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD and causes mortality. One of the possible mechanisms for this clustering's adverse effect is an increase in arterial stiffness (AS, and in high central aortic blood pressure (CABP, which are significant and independent CVD risk factors. Arterial hypertension was connected to AS long ago; however, other MetS components (obesity, dyslipidaemia, dysglycaemia or MetS associated abnormalities not included in MetS diagnostic criteria (renal dysfunction, hyperuricaemia, hypercoaglutability, menopause, non alcoholic fatty liver disease, and obstructive sleep apnea have been implicated too. We discuss the evidence connecting these cardio-metabolic risk factors, which negatively affect AS and finally increase CVD risk. Furthermore, we discuss the impact of possible lifestyle and pharmacological interventions on all these cardio-metabolic risk factors, in an effort to reduce CVD risk and identify features that should be taken into consideration when treating MetS patients with or without arterial hypertension.

  6. LA INFLAMACIÓN COMO FACTOR CAUSAL EMERGENTE DE LA ENFERMEDAD CARDIOVASCULAR

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    T. Fernández-Mora

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available La ateroesclerosis está involucrada en el desarrollo de la enfermedad cardiovascular, una de las principales enfermedades de morbimortalidad en el mundo. Se han determinado una serie de factores de riesgo, tanto clásicos como emergentes, implicados en el desarrollo de esta enfermedad. Recientes investigaciones han demostrado que la inflamación juega un papel clave en el desarrollo de la ateroesclerosis. Las células del sistema inmune se encuentran presentes en todos los estadios de las lesiones arterioescleróticasy sus moléculas efectoras pueden acelerar la progresión de las lesiones y orquestar los mecanismos de inflamación inducidos en los síndromes coronarios agudos. La evidencia crítica implica a mediadores de la inmunidad tanto innata como adquirida en los diferentes estados de la ateroesclerosis. Dentro de loscomponentes inmunes involucrados en el proceso de la ateroesclerosis se encuentran componentes celulares como macrófagos, linfocitos, células dendríticas, mastocitos, células NK; componentes humoralescomo anticuerpos, citocinas proinflamatorias y moduladoras de la respuesta inmune, complemento, proteínas de fase aguda; y otros componentes como moléculas de adhesión y de choque térmico. A partirdel esclarecimiento del papel del sistema inmune en el desarrollo de la arterioesclerosis, han surgido una serie de perspectivas diagnósticas y terapéuticas para la enfermedad cardiovascular.

  7. 78. Environmental air pollution: A new emerging factor for coronary artery disease

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    S.A. Meo

    2016-07-01

    Conclusion: Environmental pollution exert detrimental effects on the heart. The researchers and physicians must consider the environmental pollution as an emerging factor in the development of coronary artery disease.

  8. Tecnología como factor de innovación en empresas colombianas

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    John Edisson Londoño Rua

    2015-01-01

    El desarrollo de innovaciones depende de múltiples factores para lograr consolidar procesos exitosos que parten de la definición de una estrategia adecuada. Uno de los factores importantes es la tecnología dado que contribuye al logro de los resultados empresariales propuestos, por tanto, el objetivo del presente trabajo consiste en verificar si la adquisición de tecnologías de información genera beneficios en innovación para las empresas colombianas; así mismo, se analiza su importancia como...

  9. Arterial hypertension and associated factors in patients submitted to myocardial revascularization

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    Flávia Cortez Colósimo

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE To identify the prevalence of arterial hypertension and associated factors in patients submitted to myocardial revascularization. METHOD Cross-sectional study using the database of a hospital in São Paulo (SP, Brazil containing 3010 patients with coronary artery disease submitted to myocardial revascularization. A multiple logistic regression was performed to identify variables independently associated with hypertension (statistical significance: p1.3: (OR=1.37;CI:1.09-1.72. CONCLUSION A high prevalence of arterial hypertension and association with both non-modifiable and modifiable factors was observed.

  10. Role of Hypoxia-Induced Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Human Pulmonary Artery Smooth Muscle

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    Hartman, William; Helan, Martin; Smelter, Dan; Sathish, Venkatachalem; Thompson, Michael; Pabelick, Christina M.; Johnson, Bruce; Y S Prakash

    2015-01-01

    Background Hypoxia effects on pulmonary artery structure and function are key to diseases such as pulmonary hypertension. Recent studies suggest that growth factors called neurotrophins, particularly brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), can influence lung structure and function, and their role in the pulmonary artery warrants further investigation. In this study, we examined the effect of hypoxia on BDNF in humans, and the influence of hypoxia-enhanced BDNF expression and signaling in hu...

  11. Importancia de los acontecimientos vitales como factores de cambio en el ciclo vital

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    Luis MELERO MARCOS

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: A lo largo del ciclo vital, los individuos experimentan una serie de acontecimientos que, sin duda, influyen en su desarrollo individual y colectivo. Tales acontecimientos parecen introducir cambios en la vida de los sujetos. El presente trabajo pretende analizar la importancia de los acontecimientos vitales como factores de cambio, desde la consideración de que el estudio de los mismos es consustancial con el estudio del ciclo vital. Desde este punto de partida, se ha establecido la existencia de diversos tipos de clasificaciones de acontecimientos, como la aportada por Rodrigo (1985, que plantea la existencia de tres tipos de eventos, eventos normativos relacionados con la edad, eventos normativos relacionados con el tiempo histórico, y finalmente, un tercer tipo de acontecimientos considerados como no normativos, que solamente son experimentados por algunos sujetos a lo largo de su vida. Analizaremos aquellos factores que adquieren significado en el desarrollo de los acontecimientos vitales y en la forma como los perciben los individuos que los experimentan, desde la revisión de los principales modelos explicativos, polarizados en dos grandes paradigmas, organicista y mecanicista, así como el intento de aproximación a través de modelos contextúales-dialécticos a una posición intermedia entre el paradigma organicista y el paradigma mecanicista.ABSTRACT: Throughout the vital cycle, individuals undergo experiences which no doubt exert an influence on their development. The present article analyzes the importance of vital events as change factors. We assume their inseparability. Adopting the classification established by Rodrigo (1985 we distinguish three classes of events, namely, normative events related to age, normative events related to historical time and non normative events which are not universally experienced by all subjects. We will analyze those factors which have relevant meaning in the development of vital events

  12. Factors associated with failure to identify the culprit artery by the electrocardiogram in inferior ST-elevation myocardial infarction

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    Tahvanainen, Minna; Nikus, Kjell C; Holmvang, Lene;

    2011-01-01

    Right and left circumflex coronary artery occlusions cause inferior myocardial infarction. To improve the targeting of diagnostic and therapeutic measures individually, factors interfering with identification of the culprit artery by the electrocardiogram (ECG) were explored....

  13. Las instituciones como factor que regula el desempeño económico

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    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos tiempos ha resurgido el interés en la incidencia de las instituciones en el desempeño económico. Una revisión de la literatura indica que el concepto de ¿institución¿ significa cosas diferentes para los diferentes estudiosos, en la economía tanto como en las ciencias sociales. Este artículo analiza los factores que unifican las diferentes definiciones de instituciones, y presenta un concepto de instituciones que es útil para el análisis del desempeño económico y del crecimiento económico en particular. Más precisamente, presenta el concepto de instituciones como ¿tecnologías sociales¿ estandarizadas. El crecimiento económico resulta de la coevolución de las tecnologías físicas y sociales.

  14. El Optimismo como Factor Protector de la Depresión Infantil y Adolescente

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    Óscar Sánchez Hernández

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El estudio muestra que un estilo explicativo optimista consistente en explicar los acontecimientos positivos mediante atribuciones permanentes y globales y los negativos mediante atribuciones temporales y específicas se relaciona significativamente con menor sintomatología depresiva. Se discuten las implicaciones de estos resultados a la luz de del modelo reformulado de indefensión aprendida (Abramson, Seligman y Teasdale, 1978 y la teoría de la desesperanza (Abramson, Metalsky y Alloy, 1989. También se sugiere tener en cuenta nuevos conceptos como el de flexibilidad explicativa y otros factores que pueden influir, como la autoestima, la percepción de controlabilidad sobre las situaciones estresantes o el grado de importancia otorgado a las mismas. Las chicas presentan un estilo explicativo más optimista en la preadolescencia y que los niños mayores presentan puntuaciones en depresión más elevadas.

  15. Prevalence Pattern of Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease among Patients Presenting for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Oman

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    Rajeeva Rivikath Pieris

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: To identify the pattern of prevalence of risk factors in patients presenting for coronary artery bypass grafting at a single center in Oman. Methods: All patients who had coronary artery bypass grafting between March 2008 to March 2010 were included and data were obtained from history and laboratory investigations. The prevalence rates of eight conventional risk factors are presented as a retrospective single center observational study. Results: Out of 146 total patients, 107 (73.29% were male. The age ranged from 31 to 87 years old. The mean age was 58.18 ± 10.08 years (males = 56.81 ± 10.42, females = 61.95 ± 7.97. Hypertension was present in 119 patients (81.51%, 115 patients (78.77% had dyslipidemia, 107 patients (73.29% were male, 79 patients (54.11% had diabetes mellitus, 70 patients (47.95% were over the age of 60 years, 41 patients (28.08% gave a history of smoking, 31 patients (21.23% were obese, and 19 patients (13.01% gave a positive family history. Conclusions: The most common risk factor was hypertension, followed by dyslipidemia, male gender, diabetes mellitus, old age, smoking, obesity and positive family history; 87.7% had three or more risk factors. The females in this study were older than the males and had more risk factors at presentation. The most common combination of factors seen together was diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and male gender.

  16. Influential factors and formation of extrahepatic collateral artery in unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma

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    Yong-Li Wang; Ming-Hua Li; Ying-Sheng Cheng; Hai-Bing Shi; Hai-Lun Fan

    2005-01-01

    AIM: To analyze the influence factors and formation of extrahepatic collateral arteries (ECAs) in unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with or without chemoembolization.METHODS: Detailed histories of 35 patients with 39 ECAs of HCC and images including computerized tomography scan, digital subtraction angiography were reviewed carefully to identify ECAs of HCC, ECAs arising from, and anatomic location of tumors in liver. Tumor sizes were measured, and relations of EC As with times of chemoembolization, tumor size, and the anatomic tumor location were analyzed. Complications were observed after chemoembolization through ECAs of HCC with different techniques. RESULTS: Influence factors of formation of ECAs of HCC included the times of repeated chemoembolization, thelocation of tumors in liver, the tumor size and the types of chemoembolization. ECAs in HCC appeared after 3-4 times of chemoembolization (17.9%), but a higher frequency of ECAs occurred after 5-6 times of chemoembolization (56.4%). ECAs presented easily in peripheral areas (71.8%) of liver abutting to the anterior, posterior abdominal walls, the top right of diaphragm and right kidney.ECAs also occurred easily after complete obstruction of the trunk arteries supplying HCCs or the branches of proper hepatic arteries. Extrahepatic collaterals of HCC originated from right internal thoracic (mammary) artery (RITA, 5.1%), right intercostal artery (RICA, 7.7%), left gastric artery (LGA, 12.8%), right inferior phrenic artery (RIPA, 38.5%),omental artery (OTA, 2.6%), superior mesenteric artery (SMA, 23.1%), and right adrenal and renal capsule artery (RARCA, 10.3%), respectively. The complications after chemoembolization attributed to no super selective cathet erization.CONCLUSION: The formation of ECAs in unresectable HCCis obviously correlated with multiple chemoembolization,tumor size, types of chemoembolization, anatomic locationof tumors. Extrahepatic collaterals in HCC are corresponding to the tumor

  17. Associations Between Conventional Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease in Men

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    Joosten, Michel M.; Pai, Jennifer K.; Bertoia, Monica L.; Rimm, Eric B.; Spiegelman, Donna; Mittleman, Murray A.; Mukamal, Kenneth J.

    2012-01-01

    Context Previous studies have examined the associations of individual clinical risk factors with risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD), but the combined effects of these risk factors are largely unknown. Objective To estimate the degree to which the 4 conventional cardiovascular risk factors of sm

  18. Tabaco y diabetes como factores de riesgo de enfermedades no transmisibles

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    Maria de la Caridad Casanova Moreno; Maricela Trasancos Delgado

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    Sr. Editor: La tendencia actual en cuanto a las enfermedades no transmisibles y en especial a la diabetes mellitus se dirige a manejar el estado general del sujeto, donde el riesgo vascular ocupa un lugar importante para el control de la enfermedad, así como el aumento de peso, entre otros. En este tema, resulta muy importante la divulgación del artículo publicado en el Vol. 39, número 8 de agosto de 2014, titulado: Incidencia de factores de riesgo y modalidades de enfermedad ateroes...

  19. La autoestima como factor estresor intrapersonal para el consumo de alcohol en trabajadoras sexuales

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    Salinas Almaguer, Claudia Erika; Padilla Raygoza, Nicolás; Ruiz Paloalto, María Laura; Vera Ramírez, Ana María

    2014-01-01

    Introducción. El alcoholismo es un problema mundial de salud y en las mujeres consumidoras se está incrementando. El sexo servicio podría estar ligado al consumo de alcohol. Objetivo. Medir la relación entre autoestima como factor estresor intrapersonal y el consumo de alcohol en las trabajadoras sexuales. Material y métodos. Estudio aprobado por el Comité de Investigación. Estudio transversal analítico en sexoservidoras en Cosoleacaque, Veracruz. Para consumo de alcohol se utilizó el c...

  20. La autoestima como factor estresor intrapersonal para el consumo de alcohol en trabajadoras sexuales

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    Claudia Erika Salinas Almaguer; Nicolás Padilla Raygoza; Mª Laura Ruiz Paloalto; Ana Mª Vera Ramírez

    2014-01-01

    Introducción. El alcoholismo es un problema mundial de salud y en las mujeres consumid oras se está incrementando. El sexo servicio podría estar ligado al consumo de alcohol. Objetivo. Medir la relación entre autoestima como factor estresor intrapersonal y el consumo de alcohol en las trabajadoras sexuales. Material y métodos. Estudio ap robado por el Comité de Investigación. Estudio transversal analítico en sexoservidoras en Cosoleacaque, Veracruz. Para consumo de alcohol se utilizó el cuest...

  1. Association of carotid artery intima-media thickness and cardiovascular risk factors in adult

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    Increased intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery is an early marker of atherosclerosis and a powerful predictor of coronary and cerebrovascular diseases. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation between carotid artery IMT and cardiovascular risk factors. Total 134 adult were performed with Ultrasonography to measure IMT at common carotid artery, the physical measurements and blood tests, the following results were obtained. As a result, IMT showed higher value in male IMT than female IMT. And, the IMT increased according to the age increased. Also, TC and AI have positive significant correlation with IMT. In Conclusion, cardiovascular risk factors with adult are associated with increased IMT of common carotid artery

  2. Association of carotid artery intima-media thickness and cardiovascular risk factors in adult

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    Kim, Mi Young [Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Dankook University Hospital, Cheonan (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Hwa Sun [Dept. of Radiological Technology, Ansan University, Ansan (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Shin Young [Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-03-15

    Increased intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery is an early marker of atherosclerosis and a powerful predictor of coronary and cerebrovascular diseases. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation between carotid artery IMT and cardiovascular risk factors. Total 134 adult were performed with Ultrasonography to measure IMT at common carotid artery, the physical measurements and blood tests, the following results were obtained. As a result, IMT showed higher value in male IMT than female IMT. And, the IMT increased according to the age increased. Also, TC and AI have positive significant correlation with IMT. In Conclusion, cardiovascular risk factors with adult are associated with increased IMT of common carotid artery.

  3. Factores relacionados con el descontrol de la presión arterial Factors associated with uncontrolled hypertension

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    Oliva Mejía-Rodríguez

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar las características de la atención del paciente hipertenso, y su relación con el descontrol de la presión arterial, en una unidad de medicina familiar. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Diseño: estudio transversal. Se revisó la mitad de 8 080 (4 040 expedientes. Se registraron las características de los pacientes, los médicos tratantes y la unidad de atención. RESULTADOS: Se encontraron como factores asociados a la hipertensión descontrolada la edad (RM, 1.43; IC95%: 1.015-1.030, IMC (RM, 1.03; IC95%: 1.02-1.05, creatinina (RM, 1.16; IC95%: 1.03-1.30, tomar tres o más fármacos antihipertensivos (RM, 1.48; IC95%: 1.31-1.07, ser atendido por un médico con más de 20 años de antigüedad (RM, 1.21; IC95%: 1.06-1.39, sin especialidad (RM, 1.43; IC95%: 1.20-1.71 y ser atendido en el turno matutino (RM, 1.21; IC95%: 1.07-1.56. CONCLUSIONES: La presión arterial está bien controlada en la mayoría de los pacientes. En el descontrol de la presión arterial intervienen factores relacionados con el paciente mismo, pero las características del sistema de salud también tienen un papel significativo.OBJECTIVE: To assess health care characteristics for hypertensive patients and their association with uncontrolled hypertension in a primary care outpatient clinic. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Design: cross-sectional.A review was conducted of 50% of 8080 (n= 4040 files. Patient, physician and primary health care clinic characteristics were recorded. RESULTS: The factors associated with uncontrolled hypertension were: age (OR, 1.43; CI95% : 1.015-1.030, BMI (OR, 1.03; CI95%: 1.02-1.05, creatinine serum levels (OR, 1.16; CI95%: 1.03-1.30, three or more different antihypertensive drugs (OR, 1.48; CI95%: 1.31-1.07, to be treated by a physician with more than 20 years of medical practice (OR, 1.21; CI95%; 1.06-1.39 or by a non-specialist physician (OR, 1.43; CI95%: 1.20-1.71 and to be treated in the morningshift (OR, 1.21; CI95%: 1.07- 1.56. CONCLUSIONS

  4. Experience of cardiac rehabilitation after coronary artery surgery: effects on health and risk factors

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    Lindsay, G.; Hanlon, W.P; Smith, L.N.; Belcher, P.R.

    2003-01-01

    Objective:Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs are provided to support the recovery process following acute myocardial infarction and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Attendance varies. We related attendance following CABG to severity of cardiac symptoms, general health status (Short Form-36) and prevalence of modifiable coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors. METHODS: 209 patients due to undergo CABG were recruited and assessed preoperatively as well as at a mean of 16.4 months po...

  5. LOS GRUPOS DE SOCIALIZACION COMO FACTOR PROTECTOR CONTRA LA DEPRESION EN PERSONAS ANCIANAS. BARANQUILLA, COLOMBIA

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    Rafael Tuesca-Molina

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: La depresión en personas ancianas es un problema de salud pública dada su prevalencia y comorbilidad. Los objetivos de este trabajo son determinar el papel de los grupos de socialización como factor protector para depresión; determinar otros factores socioculturales asociados; estimar la prevalencia y determinar la concordancia de las pruebas de cribado para depresión - criterios de la Asociación Americana de Psiquiatría y el test de Hamilton. Método: Estudio descriptivo transversal. Participaron 602 personas ancianas de entre 60 y 94 años (223 varones y 379 mujeres, muestra representativa para la población residente del sur-occidente de Barranquilla, Colombia. Previo consentimiento, se aplicó una encuesta de administración directa. Se estudiaron las variables demográficas, socioeconómicas, limitación física, enfermedades degenerativas, disfunción familiar y dos tests de depresión para determinar la concordancia. Se realizó análisis bivariado entre la depresión y la pertinencia a grupos de socialización al igual que la depresión y otras variables. Se determinó análisis de cribado e índice de Kappa para la concordancia de pruebas. Resultados: La participación en grupos de socialización fue un factor protector de presentar depresión. (OR: 0,5, IC 95%: 0,34- 0,73. La prevalencia de depresión fue de 29,9% (IC95%: 21,4%- 39,4%, siendo en los varones 32,7%. La concordancia con el test de Kappa fue 0,63. (moderada a buena La sensibilidad fue del 56,1%, (48,5% a 63,4%; la especificidad de 99,3%, (IC95%: 97,8%-99,8% y el valor predictivo positivo del 97,1% ( IC95%: 97,2%-99,3%. Conclusiones: Esta investigación determina factores de riesgo para padecer depresión en ancianos potencialmente modificables. La participación en grupos de socialización es un factor protector. La disfunción familiar de tipo moderado y severo, las limitaciones sensoriales como ceguera y sordera, la soledad, ausencia de vivienda y

  6. FACTORES DE RIESGO EN EMPLEADOS DEL ÁREA DE LA SALUD DE MANIZALES ASOCIADOS CON EL DESARROLLO DE HIPERTENSIÓN ARTERIAL SISTÉMICA Hypertension risk factor in health workes in Manizales - Colombia

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    Johanna Cardona Gómez

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. La hipertensión arterial (HTA se define como una presión arterial sistólica (PAS mayor o igual a 140 mmHg o una presión arterial diastólica (PAD mayor o igual a 90 mmHg medida en el paciente, siendo este uno de los principales motivos de consulta al médico. Objetivo. Obtener una mejor comprensión de los factores de riesgo comprometidos con la presentación de hipertensión arterial, en los empleados de los centros urbanos de Atención en Seguridad Social, Bienestar y Salud, empresa social de Estado (ASSBASALUD E.S.E Manizales. Material y métodos. El estudio de tipo descriptivo transversal fue realizado mediante la aplicación de una encuesta a 241 funcionarios de la salud hombres y mujeres, con edades comprendidas entre los 20 y 69 años. Se determinaron variables como: información demográfica, antecedentes familiares y personales de hipertensión arterial, tabaquismo, índice de masa corporal, índice cintura cadera, cifras de presión arterial sistólica y diastólica. Resultados. Según la prueba de X², las variables asociadas con hipertensión arterial fueron: individuos casados (29.6% y solteros (29.6%, que ingieren licor (40.7%, con antecedentes patológicos relacionados con la hipertensión, que consumen medicamentos con prescripción médica y con antecedentes de exposición al cigarrillo (25.9%. La población femenina presentó la mayor proporción de factores de riesgo, siendo la hipertensión arterial y la dislipidemia los de más alto impacto con un 81.5 por ciento respectivamente. Conclusiones. Conocido el perfil epidemiológico de hipertensión arterial en la población estudiada, la institución ha de priorizar acciones en el campo de la prevención de la hipertensión arterial con una orientación multifactorial, esto con el fin de disminuir de esta manera las enfermedades cardiovasculares de sus empleados. Estos datos demuestran la importancia del índice cintura cadera como parámetro para establecer el

  7. Tecnología como factor de innovación en empresas colombianas

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    John Edisson Londoño Rua

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo de innovaciones depende de múltiples factores para lograr consolidar procesos exitosos que parten de la definición de una estrategia adecuada. Uno de los factores importantes es la tecnología dado que contribuye al logro de los resultados empresariales propuestos, por tanto, el objetivo del presente trabajo consiste en verificar si la adquisición de tecnologías de información genera beneficios en innovación para las empresas colombianas; así mismo, se analiza su importancia como insumo para la definición de la estrategia organizacional. Para ello se hizo un ejercicio de correlación estadística entre las variables de adquisición de tecnología e Innovación con elementos de la II Encuesta de Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica en Colombia, indicando si existe dependencia entre resultados de las variables. Como principal conclusión se tiene que en Colombia la adquisición de tecnología no es parte activa de la estrategia organizacional, o su uso se ha orientado hacia actividades que no generan ventaja competitiva. Mediante este estudio se pretende contribuir al desarrollo del proceso de gestión en las empresas del país.

  8. El turismo cultural como factor estratégico de desarrollo: el Camino de Santiago

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    Full Text Available The objective of this investigation is to study one of the strategies of territorial marketing of greater success: the promotion of the Way of Santiago and the mark of the Xacobeo. The approach of the study attack from the perspective of its contribution to the territorial, as much rural development (the Galician section of the Way like urban (the city of Santiago de Compostela. The departure hypothesis is that, in both cases, the cultural tourism has worked like a complementary factor of development being necessary to insert it in a model of integrated development to optimize its potential of share capital.

    El objetivo de esta investigación es estudiar una de las estrategias de marketing territorial de mayor éxito: la promoción del Camino de Santiago y la marca del Xacobeo. El enfoque del estudio se aborda desde la perspectiva de su contribución al desarrollo territorial, tanto rural (el tramo gallego del Camino como urbano (la ciudad de Santiago de Compostela. La hipótesis de partida es que, en ambos casos, el turismo cultural ha funcionado como un factor complementario de desarrollo siendo necesario insertarlo en un modelo de desarrollo integrado para optimizar su potencial de capital social.

  9. Effects of platelet-derived growth factor on the function of smooth muscle cells from different orders of pulmonary artery

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    Objective To explore the functional responses of normal rat pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells(PASMCs)from different orders of pulmonary artery to the platelet-derived growth factor(PDGF).Methods The pulmonary artery branches were gently isolated from Sprague-Dawley rats(250-350 g)and eventually cut into three groups according to the vascular grading:the

  10. Periodontitis as a Risk Factor in Non-Diabetic Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

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    Full Text Available Coronary Artery Disease (CAD is responsible for much mortality across the w orld, especially in our country .The conventional risk factors for atherosclerosis are well understood, but they can account for only about 50 to 70% of atherosclerotic events in the general population. The aim of this study was to investigate relationships between prevalent Coronary Artery Disease (CAD and clinical periodontal disease in patients with angiographic ally proven coronary artery disease. 152 consecutive patients w ith angiographically proven coronary artery disease will be included in this study, who received a complete periodontal examination during visit. Patients with normal coronary, average plaque index (1.6±1.02 Index of bleeding (1.51±0.92, mean adhesion level (3.57±1.18. But patients with coronary artery disease, the mean plaque index (2.46±0.62 Index of bleeding (1.86±0.92, mean adhesion level (4.13±1.45. These differences are statistically significant. (p<0.05 In this study, average depth of probe entrance on the surface of teeth has had little relation w ith cardiovascular disease (p = 0.051. According to the results of this study, in peoples over 40 years, who had coronary artery disease proved by coronary angiography, gingival inflammation (periodentitis has a significant relation as a risk factor.

  11. Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Specific Coronary Artery Calcification in Postmenopausal Women

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    Mathias Prokop

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Myocardial infarctions at different locations have been related to different sets of risk factors. This study was designed to examine the association between cardiovascular risk factors and specific coronary artery calcification (CAC.Methods: The study population comprised 573 postmenopausal women selected from a population-based cohort study. Established vascular risk factors were measured. The women underwent a multi detector-row computed tomography (16-MDCT (Philips Mx 8000 IDT 16 to assess coronary calcium. The Agatston score was used to quantify coronary calcium. Logistic regression models were utilized to assess the relations.Results: The prevalence of coronary artery calcification (Agatston score>0 was 61.5% (n=348. CAC was most common in the left anterior descending (LAD artery with a prevalence of 43.9%; and the rates of prevalence in the right coronary artery (RCA, the circumflex (LCX, the left main artery (LM, and the posterior descending artery (PDA were 23.1%, 19.4%, 15.8%, and 0.3%, respectively. In the multivariate regression models, age was predominantly related to the calcification in the LAD and LCX, low density lipoprotein to calcification in the LAD, and cholesterol to the calcification of the RCA. Hypertension and systolic & diastolic blood pressures were related to the calcification of the LCX, whereas smoking was predominantly related to the calcification of both LAD and RCA. Finally, age, body mass index, and systolic blood pressure were significantly related to the calcification in the LM.Conclusion: Our findings showed that the consequences of elevated risk factor levels on the development of atherosclerosis appeared to be different across the segments of the coronary arteries.

  12. La obesidad como factor de riesgo en el desarrollo de cáncer

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    Deissy Herrera-Covarrubias

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available De acuerdo con la Organización Mundial de la Salud, cada año fallecen 3,4 millones de personas adultas por consecuencias del sobrepeso u obesidad. Personas con un índice de masa corporal superior a 30, presentan cierto aumento en la incidencia de algunas enfermedades entre las que se encuentran algunos tipos de cánceres. En esta revisión de tipo narrativa se aborda el papel que tiene el tejido adiposo como modulador del sistema endocrino y facilitador de la inflamación crónica subclínica. Se discute cómo la obesidad puede producir un microambiente favorable para el desarrollo de tumores, principalmente por el incremento del estrés oxidativo y en las concentraciones de diversas hormonas como la leptina, la insulina y la prolactina. Se concluye que, en conjunto, estos factores incrementan la probabilidad de desarrollar cáncer

  13. La obesidad como factor de riesgo en el desarrollo de cáncer

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    Deissy Herrera-Covarrubias

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available De acuerdo con la Organización Mundial de la Salud, cada año fallecen 3,4 millones de personas adultas por consecuencias del sobrepeso u obesidad. Personas con un índice de masa corporal superior a 30, presentan cierto aumento en la incidencia de algunas enfermedades entre las que se encuentran algunos tipos de cánceres. En esta revisión de tipo narrativa se aborda el papel que tiene el tejido adiposo como modulador del sistema endocrino y facilitador de la inflamación crónica subclínica. Se discute cómo la obesidad puede producir un microambiente favorable para el desarrollo de tumores, principalmente por el incremento del estrés oxidativo y en las concentraciones de diversas hormonas como la leptina, la insulina y la prolactina. Se concluye que, en conjunto, estos factores incrementan la probabilidad de desarrollar cáncer

  14. Factors associated with delayed intracerebral hemorrhage after superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery bypass in stenoocclusive cerebrovascular diseases

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    Mao Zhiqi; Li Meng; William A.Li; Yu Xinguang

    2014-01-01

    Background Intra-cerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a devastating complication that can result from superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) bypass in patients undergoing treatment for steno-occlusive cerebrovascular disease (CVD).There is a clinical need to find the possible risk factors to prevent ICH,as it is a significant cause of mortality and morbidity.The aim of the study was to investigate the factors associated with delayed ICH after STA-MCA bypass in patients with steno-occlusive CVDs.Methods We retrospectively analyzed the records of 163 patients seen from 2002 to 2011 with STA-MCA bypass for steno-occlusive cerebrovascular diseases at the Department of Neurosurgery,Xuan Wu Hospital,Beijing.Demographic and clinical data,including age,gender,vascular risk factors,preoperative syndrome,preoperative National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS),ipsilateral ischemic lesions,classification of steno-occlusive CVDs,donor branches of STA,graft patency,postoperative hypertension,and postoperative-increased MCA velocity were recorded and analyzed.Binary Logistic regression served to identify factors associated with delayed ICH after STA-MCA bypass.Results We identified 8 (4.9%) patients with delayed ICH after STA-MCA bypass.Patients with hypertension,preoperative stroke,ipsilateral ischemic lesions,postoperative hypertension and postoperative-increased MCA velocity were significantly more prone to experiencing delayed ICH after STA-MCA bypass.Logistic regression analysis shows ipsilateral ischemic lesions,postoperative hypertension,and postoperative-increased MCA velocity remained independent predictors for delayed ICH after STA-MCA bypass.Conclusion Despite the varied associated factors in patients with steno-occlusive CVDs,ipsilateral ischemic lesions,postoperative hypertension,and postoperative-increased MCA velocity could be associated with delayed ICH after STAMCA bypass.

  15. Computed tomography imaging of early coronary artery lesions in stable individuals with multiple cardiovascular risk factors

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    Xi Yang

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence, extent, severity, and features of coronary artery lesions in stable patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: Seventy-seven patients with more than 3 cardiovascular risk factors were suspected of having coronary artery disease. Patients with high-risk factors and 39 controls with no risk factors were enrolled in the study. The related risk factors included hypertension, impaired glucose tolerance, dyslipidemia, smoking history, and overweight. The characteristics of coronary lesions were identified and evaluated by 64-slice coronary computed tomography angiography. RESULTS: The incidence of coronary atherosclerosis was higher in the high-risk group than in the no-risk group. The involved branches of the coronary artery, the diffusivity of the lesion, the degree of stenosis, and the nature of the plaques were significantly more severe in the high-risk group compared with the no-risk group (all p < 0.05. CONCLUSION: Among stable individuals with high-risk factors, early coronary artery lesions are common and severe. Computed tomography has promising value for the early screening of coronary lesions.

  16. Affecting Factors of Arterial Stiffness in Living Related Kidney Transplant Recipients

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    Serpil Ergülü EŞMEN

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Arterial stiffness might be affected by several factors including recipient as well as donors. In this study, we aimed to evaluate arterial stiffness in living related kidney transplant recipients before and after transplantation. We enrolled 47 living related kidney recipients and pulse wave velocity (PWV was determined before and after transplantation. Donor renal arterial biopsy, recipient iliac artery samples were taken during the operation and PWV was also determined for the donors. Forty-seven patients completed the study. Post-transplantation follow-up duration was 18.5±5.7 months. Before transplantation, the mean PWV 8.1±1.4 m/sec and it was 7.5±2.0 m/sec after the transplantation (p=0.014. The patients were divided into two groups as with (30 patients and without (17 patients a PWV decrease. Recipient age, gender, CRP, PTH, lipids, and blood pressures were not significantly different between the groups. The recipient body mass index was higher in patients with a PWV decrease. Donor-related factors were not different between the groups. We found that blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels in recipients were associated with a decrease in PWV after the transplantation. In conclusion, donor-related factors do not seem to have an impact on arterial stiffness in recipients. Pretransplant BMI and posttransplant blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels were associated with a decrease in PWV.

  17. La hiperhomocisteinemia como factor de riesgo en la enfermedad vascular ateroesclerótica

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    José Illnait Ferrer

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    Full Text Available La hiperhomocisteinemia es una condición de causa variable cuyo valor como factor de riesgo vascular se ha hecho más evidente en los últimos años grascias a un número de estudios que en el presente informe se pretenden exponer de manera condensada y sistematizada, a fin de que se pueda disponer de una información útil para aquellos vinculados al tema de la aterosclerosis y de las enfermedades vasculares que se derivan de esta condición. Finalmente, a manera de recomendaciones se reflexiona acerca de la posible utilización práctica de estos conocimientos.

  18. ÍNDICE ATEROGÉNICO COMO FACTOR DE RIESGO PARA EL SÍNDROME DE PREECLAMPSIA / Atherogenic index as a risk factor for preeclampsia syndrome

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    José P. Rueda Villalpando

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    Full Text Available ResumenIntroducción y objetivos: La hipertensión inducida por el embarazo o preeclampsia presenta características fisiopatológicas similares a las de la aterosclerosis y las enfermedades cardiovasculares. El propósito del estudio fue identificar los factores de riesgo aterogénico y su relación en la preeclampsia. Método: Se realizó una investigación descriptiva de tipo transversal, con 50 pacientes en el tercer trimestre del embarazo. Mediante la entrevista se establecieron el peso y la talla, para calcular el índice de masa corporal. La tensión arterial > 140/90 mmHg acompañada de edema y proteinuria en el embarazo, se clasificó como hipertensión arterial. Se tomaron muestras de sangre para determinar los valores de colesterol sérico, triglicéridos y HDL. Las variables se expresaron en porcentajes. Resultados: En cada paciente se analizó el número de factores de riesgo y sus asociaciones. Los resultados más relevantes consistieron en que el 76 % presentó sobrepeso u obesidad. En cuanto al síndrome de preeclampsia, se mostró en el 30 % con un riesgo relativo de 3 veces más que las normolipídicas, y 30 % tuvo un índice aterogénico elevado. Conclusiones: La dislipidemia es un factor de riesgo aterogénico de importancia, y en conjunto constituyen un factor de riesgo para la preeclampsia. El incremento del índice aterogénico aumenta la susceptibilidad a la aterogénesis en la preeclampsia. La dislipidemia aparenta ser el punto de inicio de esta cadena de sucesos. El estudio del papel de la dislipidemia podría contribuir a la comprensión de los mecanismos de disfunción endotelial en la preeclampsia. / AbstractIntroduction and Objectives: Pregnancy−induced hypertension or preeclampsia presents pathophysiological features similar to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Identify atherogenic risk factors and their relationship in preeclampsia was the purpose of this study. Method: We conducted a cross

  19. Cocoa intake and arterial stiffness in subjects with cardiovascular risk factors

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    Recio-Rodríguez José

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background To analyze the relationship of cocoa intake to central and peripheral blood pressure, arterial stiffness, and carotid intima-media thickness in subjects with some cardiovascular risk factor. Findings Design: A cross-sectional study of 351 subjects (mean age 54.76 years, 62.4% males. Measurements: Intake of cocoa and other foods using a food frequency questionnaire, central and peripheral (ambulatory and office blood pressure, central and peripheral augmentation index, pulse wave velocity, ambulatory arterial stiffness index, carotid intima-media thickness, and ankle-brachial index. Results: Higher pulse wave velocity and greater cardiovascular risk were found in non-cocoa consumers as compared to high consumers (p Conclusions In subjects with some cardiovascular risk factors, cocoa consumption does not imply improvement in the arterial stiffness values. Trial Registration Clinical Trials.gov Identifier: NCT01325064.

  20. Working at Night in Hospital Environment is a Risk Factor for Arterial Stiffness

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    Sinem Özbay

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Aim: Arterial stiffness is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. In previous studies, emotional stress has been reported to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of anxiety, stress and fatigue associated with working at night in hospital environment on arterial stiffness in physicians. Methods: The study was carried out with 30 physicians employed in Medical Faculty of Uludağ University between October 2011 and March 2012. Measurements were made using Pulse Wave Sensor HDI system (Hypertension Diagnostics Inc, Eagan, MN(Set No: CR000344 by radial artery pulse wave at the onset and end of night shift. Results: The mean age of night doctors included in the study was 26 years (range: 22-38 and the female/male ratio was 2/1. It was determined that mean values of arterial stiffness were significantly higher after night shift (1330±360 dyne/sn/cm-5 compared to mean values before night shift (1093±250 dyn/s/cm-5 (p=0.01. In the evaluation of other parameters before and after night shift, no statistically significant difference was detected (p>0.05. Conclusion: The increasing arterial stiffness in hospital employees after night shift could be attributed to the effects of stress and fatigue experienced during night shift. (The Me di cal Bul le tin of Ha se ki 2012; 50: 93-5

  1. Angiotensin II-induced vasodilatation in cerebral arteries is mediated by endothelium-derived hyperpolarising factor

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    Wackenfors, Angelica; Vikman, Petter; Nilsson, Elisabeth;

    2006-01-01

    The angiotensin II-induced vasodilatation was evaluated in rat middle cerebral artery, especially regarding endothelium-derived hyperpolarising factor (EDHF), by use of a pressurised arteriograph. The angiotensin II dilatation was partly antagonised by inhibitors of nitric oxide synthase and cycl...

  2. Prognostic factors in pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension : A systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Ploegstra, Mark-Jan; Zijlstra, Willemijn M. H.; Douwes, Johannes M.; Hillege, Hans L.; Berger, Rolf M. F.

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Despite the introduction of targeted therapies in pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), prognosis remains poor. For the definition of treatment strategies and guidelines, there is a high need for an evidence-based recapitulation of prognostic factors. The aim of this study was

  3. Estrés psicosocial y baja resiliencia, un factor de riesgo de hipertensión arterial

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    Lucas Almada

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available IntroducciónEl estrés psicosocial crónico (EPC fue propuesto como un factor de riesgo cardiovascular (FRC; sin embargo, la complejidad y la falta de medidas objetivas para evaluarlo, unidas al hecho de que no todas las personas reaccionan ante él de igual manera, determinaron que en la actualidad no se cuente con estudios concluyentes al respecto.ObjetivosDeterminar si la baja resiliencia (BR frente al EPC se asocia con hipertensión arterial y daño de órgano blanco en pacientes ambulatorios libres de tratamiento que concurren a realizarse un examen periódico de salud y comprobar si esta asociación tiene relación con el patrón de activación neurohormonal.Material y métodosSe realizó un estudio preliminar, observacional transversal, en el que se enrolaron en forma consecutiva 53 individuos, 32 varones y 21 mujeres. Los pacientes completaron dos cuestionarios: uno para medir EPC y el otro, la Escala de Resiliencia de Connor-Davidson. Quedaron divididos en cuatro grupos: 1, sin EPC y con resiliencia normal (RN; 2, sin EPC y con baja resiliencia (BR; 3, con EPC y RN; 4, con EPC y BR.ResultadosEl porcentaje de hipertensos fue superior en el grupo 4 (p < 0,001, como también el de individuos con incremento de la circunferencia de la cintura (ICC (p = 0,05. Si bien los niveles de noradrenalina, cortisol y ácido vanililmandélico fueron ligeramente superiores en el grupo 4, las diferencias no alcanzaron significación estadística. Para determinar si el EPC unido a BR es un factor de riesgo para el desarrollo de hipertensión arterial se empleó un modelo de regresión logística, controlado por confundidores; el odds ratio fue de 10,9 con intervalos de confianza del 95%, inferior de 1,8 y superior de 65,2.ConclusionesDatos preliminares sugieren que individuos con EPC unido a BR tienen un riesgo alto para el desarrollo de hipertensión arterial.

  4. Risk Factors and Clinical Evaluation of Superficial Femoral Artery Stent Fracture: Prote'ge'GPS Stent

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    To evaluate the occurrence of superficial femoral artery stent fractures, the risk factors of stent fracture, and the relationship between fractures and clinical findings. Of the 38 patients who underwent treatment with Prote'ge'GPS stenting due to arterial occlusions on the superficial femoral artery, 17 also underwent a clinical analysis. Forty-three stents were inserted in the 17 superficial femoral arteries, ranging between 15 and 50 cm in length, with a mean treated length of 26.4 cm (15-50 cm). A fracture was evaluated by taking a PA and lateral simple radiography, as well as a follow-up evaluation accompanied with a CT angiography, DSA, and a color Doppler sonography. The examination involved the assessment of the difference between bone fractures due to length, placement, and frequency. Fractures occurred in 13 of 43 stents (30.2%). A total of 10 (71.4%) occurred in the upper third, compared to 4 (28.6%) in the lower third of the superficial femoral artery. In addition, 10 stents (71.4%) had a single strut fracture, whereas 4 (28.6%) had multiple strut fractures. A stent fracture occurred more frequently when the stents and lesions were longer (p=0.021, 0.012) and the stents were inserted near the joint. However, there was no significant relationship between stent numbers and the fractures (p=0.126). When the stents were inserted along the popliteal artery, a stent fracture occurred more frequently in the lower third of the artery. The stent fractures did not significantly influence the patency rate of the stented artery (p=0.44) Prote'ge'GPS stents in the superficial femoral artery revealed a considerable number of fractures and the fracture frequency showed a significant relationship with the length of stents and lesions. The closer stent insertion was to the joints, the more frequently fractures occurred. There were no evident significant relationships between the presence of stent fractures and the patency of the stented arteries

  5. Teoria organizacional para la gerencia humana como factor de desarrollo a escala humana

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    Gregoria Polo de Lobatón

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Hoy, se debate en los países subdesarrollados y hasta en desarrollo caso América Latina el estancamiento económico rodeado de un mar de pobreza y exclusión social, en contrario, los paísesdesarrollados a partir de la crisis de 1929 muestran su crecimiento a partir de modelos de desarrollo económico como sustento teórico del pensamiento administrativo captado para las prácticas gerenciales; resultó útil identificar los aportes de la teoría del desarrollo como fundamentación de las teorías organizacionales y su incidencia en las prácticas gerenciales como factor de desarrollo. Metodológicamente la investigación se orientó en el enfoque cualitativo para el análisis fenomenológico de los datos encontrados en revisiones documentales. Los resultados determinaron que las prácticas gerenciales se fundamentan en teorías organizacionales clásicas y contemporáneas centradas en principios de eficiencia y productividad. A partir de las teorías contemporáneas un dinamismo con enfoques sociales y ambientales, su fundamento la escuela humana con los pensadores: Weber, Elton Mayo, reformistas y otros pensadores, que tenidas en cuenta para las prácticas gerenciales centradas en la suficiencia manifiestan interés por el acercamiento al desarrollo a escala humana.Palabras clave: Teorías organizacionales; paradigma de Gerencia Humana; Desarrollo a escala humana.Organizational theory for human management as a development factor to human scale AbstractToday, there are discussions in underdeveloped countries and even in developing ones, Latin American case, the economic halt surrounded by a sea of poverty and social exclusion, in contrast, developed countries starting from the crisis of 1929 show their growth from economic development models as a theoretical backup of the management thinking captured for management practices; proved useful to identify the contributions of development theory as the foundation of organizational theories and

  6. Prognostic factors in the treatment of locally advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with radiotherapy and arterial infusion

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    Prognostic factors in the treatment of local advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with radiotherapy, transcatheter arterial embolization and arterial infusion. The treatment effects of radiotherapy and combination modality therapy for the local advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were retrospectively reviewed. Three hundred and fifty-six patients of HCC (187 recurrent cases after surgical resection) were treated by: radiotherapy only ; bi-therapeutic method: hepatic artery ligation (HAL) and/or hepatic artery embolization (HAE) plus radiotherapy; and tri-therapeutic method (bi-therapeutic method plus hepatic artery infusion) from 1975 to 1996. Kaplan-Meier method has been used to evaluate the survival rates. There were no significant differences among these three treatment groups in the symptom relied rate, but the mean relief time period was much shorter in radiotherapy alone group (2.5 vs 44 months, P 0.05). There were evident differences in five-year survivals among these three treatment groups: 0 % for radiotherapy alone, 22.8 % for bi-therapeutic method and 38.8 % for tri-therapeutic method (P < 0.01). The prognosis was influenced by Okuda classification. Non-resectable local advanced HCC can be treated by the combination modality therapy, including radiotherapy, with a quite high cure rate. Radiotherapy alone can relief the symptoms. (authors)

  7. A influência de fatores emocionais sobre a hipertensão arterial The influence of emotional factors on the arterial hypertension

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    Fabiana de Cássia Almeida Fonseca

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Realizar revisão bibliográfica de artigos que abordam a relação entre hipertensão arterial e fatores emocionais, levando em consideração a relevância do tema. MÉTODOS: Fez-se busca ativa na Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde, na base de dados MedLine (1997-2008, utilizando palavras da língua portuguesa. Os descritores de assunto escolhidos foram "hipertensão" e "doença cardíaca coronária". Em seguida, refinou-se a busca com os termos "hostilidade", "raiva", "ansiedade", "comportamento impulsivo" e "personalidade impulsiva". Não foram selecionados artigos que tratavam exclusivamente de doenças cardiovasculares e fatores psicológicos ou que associavam hipertensão e doenças cardiovasculares com depressão e doença de Alzheimer. RESULTADOS E DISCUSSÃO: Há inconsistência nos achados que relacionam os fatores emocionais com a hipertensão arterial e cardiopatias. Foram encontrados tanto estudos que demonstram relação positiva da raiva, hostilidade, ansiedade, impulsividade e estresse com hipertensão e doenças cardiovasculares quanto estudos que retratam relações negativas. CONCLUSÃO: O que se pode inferir das relações pesquisadas é que o risco de desenvolvimento da hipertensão arterial e a reatividade cardiovascular parecem ser influenciados por fatores emocionais como impulsividade, hostilidade, estressores, ansiedade e raiva. No entanto, mais estudos são necessários para melhor elucidar essas relações.OBJETIVE: Conduct a bibliographic review of articles that deal a relationship between hypertension and emotional factors considering relevance of the subject. METHODS: Through an active search in the Virtual Health Library, querying the database MedLine (1997-2008, we used words of the Portuguese language. The chosen descriptors are "hypertension" and "coronary heart disease". After that, the search was improved by the adding of terms "hostility", "anger", "anxiety", "impulsive behavior" and "impulsive

  8. Renal dysfunction and state of metabolic and hemodynamic factors in patients with arterial hypertension

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    Klochkov V.A.

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    Full Text Available The aim of the investigation is to carry out comparative evaluation of metabolic and hemodynamic indices in patients with arterial hypertension (AH and renal dysfunction; to study the interrelation between arterial blood pressure level normalization and the presence or lack of microalbuminuria (MAU in the morning urine portion of patients with AH after therapy with antihypertensive preparations (APs of various groups. Methods. 121 persons have been investigated, 91 out — patients of both sexes, aged 33-55, with the diagnosis of arterial hypertension of stage II risk III, who have been taking Perindopril, Telmisartan and Bisoprolol for3 months. The control of arterial pressure level, biochemical analysis of metabolic indices and morning urine portion test for microalbuminuria has been carried out. Results. MAU has been revealed in 17,6% patients, occurring more frequently in men than in women. Microalbuminuria is accompanied by reliable decrease of total and ionized calcium and magnesium concentrations, an increase of potassium level in blood plasma, increase of cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose and levels. Patients with AH and renal dysfunction reliably demonstrate higher levels of systolic and diastolic arterial pressure in the morning and evening hours, their normalization effect after APs intake is significantly interconnected with MAU presence. Conclusion. In patients with AH and MAU the main risk factors of cardio-vascular diseases development are more expressed. Microalbuminuria is a risk factor in patients with arterial hypertension and may influence on the basic blood electrolyte balance. While carrying out antihypertensive therapy the presence of MAU should be taken into consideration

  9. El entorno familiar y social de la madre como factor que promueve o dificulta la lactancia materna

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    Fabiola Becerra-Bulla; Libertad Rocha-Calderón; Dayana Milena Fonseca-Silva; Laura Andrea Bermúdez-Gordillo

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    Antecedentes. Existe suficiente evidencia científica sobre las bondades de la práctica de la lactancia materna para el binomio madre-hijo. Se plantean diversas políticas y programas encaminados a promover, proteger y apoyar la lactancia materna, muchas veces, haciendo caso omiso de múltiples factores que la permean, como factores sociales, culturales, familiares y personales que pueden hacer que sea una experiencia exitosa o no. Objetivo. Identificar los factores determinantes de tipo social,...

  10. Indicadores antropométricos como preditores de pressão arterial elevada em adolescentes Indicadores antropométricos como predictores de presión arterial elevada en adolescentes Anthropometric indicators as predictors of high blood pressure in adolescents

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    Carmem Cristina Beck

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A hipertensão arterial está relacionada ao incremento da gordura corporal, a qual pode ser avaliada por meio de indicadores antropométricos. OBJETIVO: Determinar o poder preditivo de indicadores antropométricos e estabelecer seus pontos de corte como discriminadores de pressão arterial elevada. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal realizado com uma amostra de 660 adolescentes de 14 a 19 anos sendo 51,9% moças. Foram considerados os seguintes indicadores antropométricos: índice de massa corporal (IMC, circunferência da cintura, razão cintura/estatura e índice de conicidade. A pressão arterial elevada foi caracterizada por valores acima do percentil 90 para pressão arterial sistólica e/ou pressão arterial diastólica. Para identificação dos preditores de pressão arterial elevada, foi adotada a análise das curvas Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC, com intervalo de confiança de 95%. Posteriormente, identificaram-se os pontos de corte com suas respectivas sensibilidades e especificidades. RESULTADOS: As áreas sob as curvas ROC com os intervalos de confiança foram: rapazes - circunferência de cintura = 0,80 (0,72-0,89; IMC = 0,79 (0,68-0,89; razão cintura/estatura = 0,77 (0,66-0,88; índice de conicidade = 0,69 (0,56-0,81 e para as moças - circunferência de cintura = 0,96 (0,92-1,00; IMC = 0,95 (0,87-1,00; razão cintura/estatura = 0,93 (0,85-1,00; índice de conicidade = 0,74 (0,50-0,98. Os diversos pontos de corte dos indicadores antropométricos com melhores poderes preditivos e suas respectivas sensibilidades e especificidades foram identificados. CONCLUSÃO: Apesar de a razão cintura/estatura e de o IMC terem apresentado boas áreas sob a curva ROC, sugere-se a utilização da circunferência de cintura para a predição da pressão arterial elevada.FUNDAMENTO: La hipertensión arterial está relacionada al incremento de la grasa corporal, a la que se puede evaluar por medio de indicadores antropom

  11. Las variables emocionales como factores de riesgo de los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria

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    Aitziber Pascual

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio ex post facto analizó si determinadas variables emocionales pueden considerarse factores de riesgo de los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria (TCA. Se analizaron las siguientes variables: ansiedad-rasgo, dificultad para identificar y expresar las emociones (alexitimia, autoestima, actitud negativa hacia la expresión emocional, percepción negativa de las emociones, influuencia de la alimentación, el peso y la figura corporal en el estado de ánimo, necesidad de control y estrategias de afrontamiento. Participaron 368 mujeres: 78 con TCA, 145 en riesgo de TCA y 145 de un grupo de control normativo. La variable que mostró mayor capacidad discriminante de todos los tipos de riesgo frente al grupo de control fue la relativa a la influencia en el estado de ánimo. Asimismo, la baja autoestima mostró buena capacidad para discriminar el riesgo de purga/atracón, y el riesgo de anorexia y purga/atracón frente al grupo control; a su vez, las formas de afrontamiento acción impulsiva y expresión emocional mostraron buena capacidad para discriminar el riesgo de anorexia del grupo control. Estos resultados tienen implicaciones importantes tanto en el área de la evaluación como en el de la prevención de estos trastornos.

  12. Hiperhomocisteinemia/homocisteinuria como factor de riesgo cardiovascular en niños y adolescentes

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    Johanna González-Devia

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente, las enfermedades cardiovasculares son la primera causa de muerte a nivel mundial. Aunque, este tipo de patologías afectan en mayor proporción a adultos mayores, su proceso inicia desde la infancia. Hoy por hoy la hiperhomocisteinemia/homocisteinuria se ha considerado un factor de riesgo cardiovascular independiente y tan importante o más que otros clásicos. Existen cada vez más evidencias que resulta necesario identificar a tiempo esta alteración y proceder a su tratamiento preventivo. Algunas de las causas para padecer esta patología en edad temprana son; la insuficiente ingestión de ácido fólico, vitamina B6 o vitamina B12, las cuales son un conjunto de vitaminas importantes que funcionan como cofactores de la 5-10-metilentetrahidrofolato reductasa (MTHFR, cistationina β sintetasa (CBS y metionina adenosiltransferasa (MAT; tres enzimas principales del metabolismo de la homocisteína. Sin embargo, aún no se conoce en su totalidad las consecuencias del incremento de homocisteína en niños y jóvenes.

  13. Postoperative internal carotid artery restenosis after local anesthesia: presence of risk factors versus intraoperative shunt.

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    Hudorovic, Narcis; Lovricevic, Ivo; Hajnic, Hrvoje; Ahel, Zaky

    2010-08-01

    Published data suggest that the regional anesthetic technique used for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) increases the systolic arterial blood pressure and heart rate. At the same time local anesthesia reduced the shunt insertion rate. This study aimed to analyze risk factors and ischemic symptomatology in patients with postoperative internal carotid artery restenosis. The current retrospective study was undertaken to assess the results of CEA in 8000 patients who were operated during a five-year period in six regional cardiovascular centers. Carotid color coded flow imaging, medical history, clinical findings and atherosclerotic risk factors were analyzed. Among them, there were 33 patients (0.4%) with postoperative re-occlusion after CEA. The patients with restenosis were re-examined with carotid color coded flow imaging and data were compared with 33 consecutive patients with satisfactory postoperative findings to serve as a control group. In the restenosis group eight risk factors were analyzed (hypertension, smoking, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, history of stroke, transitory ischemic attack, heart attack and coronary disease), and compared with risk factors in control group. Study results suggested that early postoperative internal carotid artery restenosis was not caused by atherosclerosis risk factors but by intraoperative shunt usage. PMID:20439301

  14. Endothelium-derived Relaxing Factors of Small Resistance Arteries in Hypertension.

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    Kang, Kyu-Tae

    2014-09-01

    Endothelium-derived relaxing factors (EDRFs), including nitric oxide (NO), prostacyclin (PGI2), and endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF), play pivotal roles in regulating vascular tone. Reduced EDRFs cause impaired endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation, or endothelial dysfunction. Impaired endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation in response to acetylcholine (ACh) is consistently observed in conduit vessels in human patients and experimental animal models of hypertension. Because small resistance arteries are known to produce more than one type of EDRF, the mechanism(s) mediating endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation in small resistance arteries may be different from that observed in conduit vessels under hypertensive conditions, where vasorelaxation is mainly dependent on NO. EDHF has been described as one of the principal mediators of endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation in small resistance arteries in normotensive animals. Furthermore, EDHF appears to become the predominant endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation pathway when the endothelial NO synthase (NOS3)/NO pathway is absent, as in NOS3-knockout mice, whereas some studies have shown that the EDHF pathway is dysfunctional in experimental models of hypertension. This article reviews our current knowledge regarding EDRFs in small arteries under normotensive and hypertensive conditions. PMID:25343007

  15. Hyperhomocystenemia is a Risk Factor For Coronary Artery Disease in Patients of Diabetes Mellitus in India

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    Dr. Ashok Kumar Behera

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD is very high amongst the people of Indian subcontinent. Among the Indians more than 60% of the CAD remains unexplained by conventionally risk factor. Recently a number of new cardiovascular risk factors have been identified & homocysteine is one of them. Various clinical studies have shown that higher homocysteine level is a risk factor for atherosclerotic vascular disease. Studies on the association of hyperhomocysteinemia as a cardiovascular risk factor in Indian patients have shown conflicting results. Hyperhomocysteinemia has been reported both in type-1 and type-2 Diabetes mellitus & has been correlated with macro vascular complication in western population. There is very limited number of studies of hyperhomocysteinemia as a cardiovascular risk factor in Indian Diabetic patients. So we undertook this study. Methods: We studied 80 patients of diabetes mellitus with 20 healthy control subjects. Out of 80 patients, 40 patients of diabetes mellitus with CAD (Group-Cand their homocysteine level compared with 40 patients of diabetes mellitus without CAD (Group-B and 20 controls (Group-A. Results: The mean homocysteine level in Group-A is found to be 10.2±1.4 μmol/L, in Group-B is 12.75±4.2 μmol/L where as in Group-C is 19.4±7.5 μmol/L. The mean homocysteine level was significantly high in patients of diabetes mellitus with coronary artery disease in comparison to patients of diabetes mellitus without coronary artery disease and healthy controls at p<0.01. Conclusion: Increased level of homocysteine is a risk factor for coronary artery disease in patients with of diabetes mellitus.

  16. La resiliencia del docente como factor crucial para superar las adversidades en una sociedad de cambios

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    Aguaded Gómez, Mª Cinta; Almeida Pires Cavaco, Nora Alejandra

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    La resiliencia y el desarrollo humano son conceptos de suma importancia que requieren una reflexión y un análisis detallado y necesario para el sujeto, tanto a nivel personal como profesional. La resiliencia es concebida por tanto como un fenómeno, un funcionamiento, un proceso, o, a veces, como una característica que refleja una capacidad. Este fenómeno no es constante o permanente, pudiendo el sujeto, o en este caso particular, el educador, ser resiliente en ciertas áreas ...

  17. El audiovisual español como factor coadyuvante de la marca España

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    El objetivo de este trabajo es determinar el impacto que tiene el Sector Audiovisual Español entendido desde tres perspectivas distintas. Primero como alfabeto universal base del ecosistema mediático digital multimedia. Segundo, como contenido creativo de valor artístico. Y tercero como industria destacada, competitiva y próspera con un enorme potencial en el mercado internacional. Por lo tanto, trataremos de investigar sobre si el Sector Audiovisual reúne los requisitos suficientes en la...

  18. Predicting Blood Transfusion Factors in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

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    Full Text Available Introduction & Objective: The ability to predict the use of blood components during bypass surgery will improve the blood banks ability to provide efficient service.Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study that was carried out on patients that underwent CABG in Shiraz Namazi hospital in 2004. The sample size was 480 and we did systematic random sampling, and a questionnaire contained factors that effect on blood need was filling out. Independent t-test, multivariate logistic regression and Poason correlation were used for data analysis.Results: The average age of patients was 59.15±10.6 years, 69.2% were male and the mean Hct before surgery was 39.86±6.38% and after operation was 32.68±5.84% and the duration of surgery was 2 hours and 48 minutes. The average of pack cell was 5.76±1.52 unit and average of FFP was 2.82±7.72 unit. There was not significant correlation between ages, weighs, Hct before and after, sex and pack cell use (P> 0.05. The use of pack cell and FFP were more in urgent surgery in diabetic patients and vascular disease (P< 0.05.Conclusion: It seems that the rate of blood demanding in proportion to blood use is logical but the rate of blood usage is more than blood usage in other countries with considering of immunological and non-immunological complication of blood products, the heart surgeons must do special concern about the making decision for blood use.

  19. Correlation between body mass index and the risk factors and severity of coronary artery disease

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    Jing LI

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective To assess the correlation between body mass index and the risk factors and severity of coronary artery disease.Methods Five thousand two hundred and ninety-four patients with suspected coronary artery disease,who underwent coronary angiography from Jan.2001 to Mar.2007 at 20 medical centers in China,were enrolled in the present study.The patients were divided into normal,overweight and obesity group,and body mass index(BMI,blood pressure(BP,blood glucose,serum total cholesterol(TC,triglyceride(TG,low-density lipoprotein cholesterol(LDL-C and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol(HDL-C were measured.The correlation between BMI and the risk factors and severity of coronary artery disease(CAD was analyzed.And the correlation between gender in different BMI group and CAD rick factors was also evaluated.Results The BMI was correlated with BP,TC,blood glucose,age and HDL-C(P 0.05 in male group.The BMI was correlated with BP,TC,TG,LDL-C and high blood glucose(P 0.05 in female group.Logistic regression analysis showed that hypertension was a prominent predictor of overweight and obesity(OR=2.102,95%CI 1.762~2.509.Conclusion BMI is significantly correlated with blood glucose,BP,TG,TC,LDL-C and HDL-C,but it is not an independent risk factor for CAD.

  20. [The role of the team of family physician in prevention of changing risk factors important in development of arterial hypertension].

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    Beganlić, Azijada; Batić-Mujanović, Olivera; Tulumović, Ajsa; Zilzić, Muharem

    2005-01-01

    Arterial hypertension (AH) is one of the commonest noninfective chronic disease according to its important and the role in the morbidity and mortality, which is the reason for patients coming to the family phisician. Detection and treatment of high blood pressure are the major responsibility of physician in the primary care. If the family physician team (physician and nurse) make a good assessment of the risk factors which is important in development of arterial hypertension, the appearance of disease and its complications can be prevented or delayed. The most important for prevention of arterial hypertension is adoption a healthy lifestyle and it is nonseparate part of arterial hypertension treatment. PMID:16268072

  1. Impact of insulin like growth factor-1 in development of coronary artery ectasia

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    Ibrahim Faruk Akturk

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Coronary artery ectasia (CAE is characterized by inappropriate dilatation of the coronary vasculature. The mechanisms of CAE are not well known. Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1 may make endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells more sensitive to the effects of growth hormone. In the present study, we hypothesized that IGF-1 may have an impact on the formation of ectasia and aneurysm in arterial system, and aimed to investigate the associations between the presence of CAE and serum IGF-1 levels in patients undergoing coronary angiography. The study included 2.980 subjects undergoing elective diagnostic coronary angiography. We selected 40 patients diagnosed with CAE as CAE group and 44 subjects with absolutely normal coronary arteries were assigned as normal control group. IGF-1 levels were measured in both groups of patients. Groups were similar in terms of age, sex and coronary artery disease risk factors. The serum IGF-1 levels were significantly higher in CAE patients with 109.64±54.64 ng/mL than in controls with 84.76±34.01 ng/mL (p=0.016. HDL levels were lower in ectasia group with 41.5±10.7 mg/dL than controls with 47.7±10.4 mg/dL (p=0.018. By means of logistic regression analysis, high IGF-1 and low HDL levels were found to be independent risk factors for the presence of CAE (p<0.02, p<0.016, respectively. The study revealed that there was a positive correlation between serum IGF-1 levels and presence of CAE, and high IGF-1 levels and low HDL levels were independent risk factors for the presence of CAE. Future studies are needed to confirm these results.

  2. Surgical infrainguinal revascularization for peripheral arterial disease: factors affecting patency rate

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    Jafarian, Ali; Elyasinia, Fezzeh; Keramati, Mohammad Reza; Ahmadi, Farham; Parsaei, Reza

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    Background: Peripheral arterial disease is a source of morbidity and mortality. Surgical vascular reconstruction is a treatment option but probability of failure and complications are important concerns. In this study, we evaluated outcome of surgical infrainguinal reconstruction and factors affecting graft patency for a period of one year. Methods: In this cohort study, 85 consecutive patients with chronic ischemia who underwent lower extremity surgical vascular reconstruction (including 52 ...

  3. DIABETES MELLITUS COMO FACTOR DE RIESGO DE DEMENCIA EN LA POBLACIÓN ADULTA MAYOR MEXICANA

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    Silvia, Mejía-Arango; Clemente, y Zúñiga-Gil

    2012-01-01

    Introduccion La diabetes mellitus y las demencias constituyen dos problemas crecientes de salud entre la población adulta mayor del mundo y en particular de los paises en desarrollo. Hacen falta estudios longitudinales sobre el papel de la diabetes como factor de riesgo para demencia. Objetivo Determinar el riesgo de demencia en sujetos Mexicanos con diabetes mellitus tipo 2. Materiales y Metodos Los sujetos diabéticos libres de demencia pertenecientes al Estudio Nacional de Salud y Envejecimiento en México fueron evaluados a los dos años de la línea de base. Se estudió el papel de los factores sociodemográficos, de otras comorbilidades y del tipo de tratamiento en la conversión a demencia. Resultados Durante la línea de base 749 sujetos (13.8%) tuvieron diabetes. El riesgo de desarrollar demencia en estos individuos fue el doble (RR, 2.08 IC 95%, 1.59–2.73). Se encontró un riesgo mayor en individuos de 80 años y más (RR 2.44 IC 95%, 1.46–4.08), en los hombres (RR, 2.25 IC 95%, 1.46–3.49) y en sujetos con nivel educativo menor de 7 años. El estar bajo tratamiento con insulina incrementó el riesgo de demencia (RR, 2.83, IC 95%, 1.58–5.06). Las otras comorbilidades que aumentaron el riesgo de demencia en los pacientes diabéticos fueron la hipertensión (RR, 2.75, IC 95%, 1.86–4.06) y la depresión (RR, 3.78, 95% IC 2.37–6.04). Conclusión Los sujetos con diabetes mellitus tienen un riesgo mayor de desarrollar demencia, La baja escolaridad y otras comorbilidades altamente prevalentes en la población Mexicana contribuyen a la asociación diabetes-demencia. PMID:21948010

  4. Pathogenesis of coronary artery disease: focus on genetic risk factors and identification of genetic variants

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    Sayols-Baixeras S

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Sergi Sayols-Baixeras, Carla Lluís-Ganella, Gavin Lucas, Roberto ElosuaCardiovascular Epidemiology and Genetics Research Group, Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques, Barcelona, SpainAbstract: Coronary artery disease (CAD is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, and its prevalence is expected to increase in the coming years. CAD events are caused by the interplay of genetic and environmental factors, the effects of which are mainly mediated through cardiovascular risk factors. The techniques used to study the genetic basis of these diseases have evolved from linkage studies to candidate gene studies and genome-wide association studies. Linkage studies have been able to identify genetic variants associated with monogenic diseases, whereas genome-wide association studies have been more successful in determining genetic variants associated with complex diseases. Currently, genome-wide association studies have identified approximately 40 loci that explain 6% of the heritability of CAD. The application of this knowledge to clinical practice is challenging, but can be achieved using various strategies, such as genetic variants to identify new therapeutic targets, personal genetic information to improve disease risk prediction, and pharmacogenomics. The main aim of this narrative review is to provide a general overview of our current understanding of the genetics of coronary artery disease and its potential clinical utility.Keywords: coronary artery disease, pathogenesis, genetic risk factors, genetic variants

  5. Risk factors for peripheral arterial disease in the tropics and its comparison with the western population

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    Myla Yacob; Edwin Stephen; Nupur Bit; Mazda Turel; David Sadhu; Sunil Agarwal

    2010-01-01

    Objective:To identify and compare the existence of similar and other risk factors in the perspective of an Indian population. Methods:It was designed as a case control study and was conducted in the Department of General and Vascular Surgery Unit 2 of Christian Medical College, Vellore, India between the periods July 2003 to June 2005. 100 patients with an ABPI<0.9 and 100 controls were studied. Results:Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) was found to be commoner among males (87%). While atherosclerosis was the commonest aetiology (54%), the incidence of Thromboangiitis Obliterans was also not uncommon (38%). Smoking was the main risk factor in the Indian context (83%) as compared to hypercholesterolemia (60%) in the West. The patients with atherosclerotic PAD were middle-aged and had concomitant diabetes (50%) and hypertension (30%). Conclusions:Peripheral arterial disease occurs in a relatively younger age group in India as compared to their Western counterparts. Thromboangiitis Obliterans was found to be a significant aetiology for arterial occlusive disease, with smoking as the primary risk factor followed by diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia.

  6. Association of Aortic Valve Sclerosis with Previous Coronary Artery Disease and Risk Factors

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    Filipe Carvalho Marmelo

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Background: Aortic valve sclerosis (AVS is characterized by increased thickness, calcification and stiffness of the aortic leaflets without fusion of the commissures. Several studies show an association between AVS and presence of coronary artery disease. Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the association between presence of AVS with occurrence of previous coronary artery disease and classical risk factors. Methods: The sample was composed of 2,493 individuals who underwent transthoracic echocardiography between August 2011 and December 2012. The mean age of the cohort was 67.5 ± 15.9 years, and 50.7% were female. Results: The most frequent clinical indication for Doppler echocardiography was the presence of stroke (28.8%, and the most common risk factor was hypertension (60.8%. The most prevalent pathological findings on Doppler echocardiography were mitral valve sclerosis (37.1% and AVS (36.7%. There was a statistically significant association between AVS with hypertension (p < 0.001, myocardial infarction (p = 0.007, diabetes (p = 0.006 and compromised left ventricular systolic function (p < 0.001. Conclusion: Patients with AVS have higher prevalences of hypertension, stroke, hypercholesterolemia, myocardial infarction, diabetes and compromised left ventricular systolic function when compared with patients without AVS. We conclude that there is an association between presence of AVS with previous coronary artery disease and classical risk factors.

  7. Fatores de risco para doença arterial coronariana em idosos: análise por enfermeiros utilizando ferramenta computacional Factores de riesgo para enfermedad arterial coronaria en ancianos: análisis por enfermeras utilizando herramienta computacional Risk factors for coronary artery disease in the elderly: analysis by nurses using computational tool

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    Silvia Sidnéia da Silva

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou analisar a ocorrência dos fatores de risco para doença arterial coronariana em população idosa participante de uma ação comunitária utilizando ferramenta computacional por enfermeiros. Para o desenvolvimento do trabalho utilizou-se uma base de dados coletada em um evento comunitário. As informações se referem a fatores de risco, dados antropométricos, aferição de valores de glicemia, colesterol e pressão arterial, ocorrência de doença cardíaca e outras. A estrutura multidimensional foi elaborada e gerenciada pela ferramenta Analysis Services. A população idosa correspondeu a 40,4% do total, um terço dessa população estava com valores alterados de pressão arterial sistêmica, 53,8% apresentavam índice de massa corporal acima de 25 Kg/m², 40,3% referiram hipertensão e 20,3%, diabetes mellitus. Conclui-se que o controle de fatores de risco para DAC em clientes idosos é essencial e que a tecnologia da informação pode apoiar na tomada de decisões estratégicas de promoção de saúde.Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo analizar la ocurrencia de los factores de riesgo para enfermedad arterial coronaria en la población anciana participante de una acción comunitaria con una herramienta computacional para las enfermeras. Para el desarrollo del trabajo se utilizó una base de datos colectada en un evento comunitario. Las informaciones se refieren a factores de riesgo, datos antropométricos, contraste de valores de glucemia, colesterol y presión arterial, ocurrencia de enfermedad cardiaca y otras. La estructura multidimensional fue elaborada y administrada por la herramienta Analysis Services. La población anciana correspondió a 40,4% del total, un tercio de esta población estaba con valores alterados de presión arterial sistémica, 53,8% presentaban índice de masa corporal arriba de 25Kg/m², 40,4% se referían a hipertensión y 20,3% diabetes mellitus. Se concluye que el control de factores de

  8. Utilização da artéria radial como segundo enxerto arterial em pacientes acima de 70 anos The use of the radial artery as the second choice for arterial graft in patients over 70 years of age

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    Joseph Fredric Whitaker

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estudo retrospectivo para avaliar a morbi-mortalidade e a evolução hospitalar em pacientes com idade superior a 70 anos, submetidos à operação de revascularização do miocárdio com utilização da artéria radial como segundo enxerto arterial. MÉTODO: No período de agosto de 1994 a dezembro de 2002, foram realizadas 2487 cirurgias de revascularização do miocárdio no Instituto do Coração de Juiz de Fora. Dentre os pacientes operados, 476 tinham idade superior a 70 anos, sendo que em 36 (Grupo II foi utilizada a artéria radial como 2º enxerto arterial. O mesmo tipo de cirurgia foi realizado em 142 pacientes com idade inferior a 70 anos (Grupo I. Não foram incluídas neste estudo reoperações, cirurgias sem CEC ou com procedimentos associados. RESULTADOS: A média de idade do Grupo II foi 72,5 anos, a mortalidade hospitalar neste grupo de pacientes foi 6,0%, a incidência de complicações também foi baixa, comparável à observada no mesmo tipo de operação realizada em pacientes com idade inferior a 70 anos. CONCLUSÃO: Diante destes resultados, os autores acreditam que a artéria radial possa ser usada com segurança como 2º enxerto arterial em pacientes acima de 70 anos, criteriosamente selecionados, apesar do maior risco de co-morbidades associadas nesta faixa etária.OBJECTIVE: Retrospective study eveluating the morbid-mortality and hospital behaviour in patients over 70-years -od patients submitted to myocardial revascularization involving the radial artery as the second arterial graft. METHOD: During the period of August 1994 to December 2002, 2487 cases of myocardial revascularization were performed by the group of the Juiz de Fora Heart Institute, 476 of whom were 70 years of age or older and 36 (Group II received the radial artery as the second arterial graft. The same type of surgery was performed in 142 patients under 70-year-old (Group I. Reoperations, off-pump operations (OPCAB or associated procedures

  9. Novel risk factors for premature peripheral arterial occlusive disease in non-diabetic patients: a case-control study.

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    Annie M Bérard

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of genetic and environmental vascular risk factors in non diabetic patients with premature peripheral arterial disease, either peripheral arterial occlusive disease or thromboangiitis obliterans, the two main entities of peripheral arterial disease, and to established whether some of them are specifically associated with one or another of the premature peripheral arterial disease subgroups. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study included 113 non diabetic patients with premature peripheral arterial disease (diagnosis <45-year old presenting either a peripheral arterial occlusive disease (N = 64 or a thromboangiitis obliterans (N = 49, and 241 controls matched for age and gender. Both patient groups demonstrated common traits including cigarette smoking, low physical activity, decreased levels of HDL-cholesterol, apolipoprotein A-I, pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (active form of B6 vitamin and zinc. Premature peripheral arterial occlusive disease was characterized by the presence of a family history of peripheral arterial and carotid artery diseases (OR 2.3 and 5.8 respectively, 95% CI, high lipoprotein (a levels above 300 mg/L (OR 2.3, 95% CI, the presence of the factor V Leiden (OR 5.1, 95% CI and the glycoprotein Ia(807T,837T,873A allele (OR 2.3, 95% CI. In thromboangiitis obliterans group, more patients were regular consumers of cannabis (OR 3.5, 95% CI and higher levels in plasma copper has been shown (OR 6.5, 95% CI. CONCLUSIONS: According to our results from a non exhaustive list of study parameters, we might hypothesize for 1 a genetic basis for premature peripheral arterial occlusive disease development and 2 the prevalence of environmental factors in the development of thromboangiitis obliterans (tobacco and cannabis. Moreover, for the first time, we demonstrated that the 807T/837T/873A allele of platelet glycoprotein Ia may confer an additional risk for development of peripheral

  10. Arterial Ageing

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    Lee, Seung-Jun; Park, Sung-Ha

    2013-01-01

    Arterial ageing is characterized by age associated degeneration and sclerosis of the media layer of the large arteries. However, besides ageing, clinical conditions, which enhance oxidative stress and inflammation act to accelerate the degree of arterial ageing. In this review, we summarized the pathophysiology and contributing factors that accelerate arterial ageing. Among them, we focused on hypertension, the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and vascular inflammation which are modifiabl...

  11. Resistin might not be a risk factor for carotid artery atherosclerosis in elderly Chinese males

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    Hao WANG; Yu-Tang WANG; Li FAN; Yu-Tao GUO; Yang SHI; Tao TAO; Yue-Xiang ZHAO

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the correlation between the serum resistin level and carotid artery atherosclerosis in elderly Chinese males. Methods The study enrolled 235 elderly Chinese males [median age 76 (range 60-97) years] scheduled for ultrasound examination of carotid artery plaque and determination of carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT). They were divided into carotid atherosclerotic plaque (CAP) and carotid atherosclerotic plaque-free (CAP-free) groups according to the ultrasound results. Their clinical profiles were col-lected, and the serum resistin and other blood biochemistry levels were determined.Results The CAP group was older and had a thicker mean CIMT than the CAP-free group. However, there was no difference in the serum resistin level between the groups. CIMT was positively correlated with age (r = 0.299,P< 0.001). The serum resistin level was not correlated with CIMT, even after controlling for age. Multiple linear regression analysis revealed that age (β = 0.001,P< 0.001) and body mass index (β = 0.002,P= 0.015) were significantly and posi-tively correlated with the mean CIMT. Only age [odds ratio (OR): 1.159; 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.078-1.183,P< 0.001] was associ-ated with the presence of carotid artery atherosclerotic plaque. The serum resistin level was not correlated with the mean CIMT or associated with the presence of carotid artery atherosclerotic plaque.Conclusion The results suggest that resistin might not be a risk factor for atherosclerosis in elderly Chinese males.

  12. Transforming growth factor-β inhibition attenuates pulmonary arterial hypertension in rats

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    Megalou, Aikaterini J; Glava, Chryssoula; Oikonomidis, Dimitrios L.; Vilaeti, Agapi; Agelaki, Maria G; Baltogiannis, Giannis G.; Papalois, Apostolos; Vlahos, Antonios P.; Kolettis, Theofilos M

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    The role of transforming growth factor-β in the pathogenesis of pulmonary arterial hypertension is unclear. We examined the effects of T9429, an antibody against transforming growth factor-β receptors, on hemodynamic, histological and functional parameters in the rat model of monocrotaline-induced pulmonary hypertension. One week after monocrotaline injection (60 mg/kg) in 28 Wistar rats, T9429 (0.1mg/kg daily) was administered intraperito-neally in 19 rats (268±10g) via an osmotic mini-pump ...

  13. Traditional Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Coronary Artery Calcification in Adults With Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis

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    Diederichsen, Louise P; Diederichsen, Axel C P; Simonsen, Jane A;

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To determine the occurrence of traditional cardiovascular (CV) risk factors and coronary artery calcification (CAC) in adults with polymyositis (PM) or dermatomyositis (DM) compared to healthy controls and to assess the association between CV risk factors, PM/DM, and CAC score. METHODS....../DM, and CAC were studied by multivariate analyses. RESULTS: Thirty-three percent of the patients were obese compared to 11% of the controls (P = 0.005). Hypertension and diabetes mellitus were more frequent in patients (71% versus 42%; P = 0.002, and 13% versus 0%; P = 0.007), and patients had higher levels...

  14. THE ROLE OF GENETIC FACTORS IN THE MECHANISM OF CORONARY ARTERY REMODELING AFTER IMPLANTATION OF STENTS

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    Full Text Available In the last 10 years the World has increased significantly the frequency of joint replacement in patients with coronary artery disease. Coronary angioplasty with stenting significantly improve the capacity and effectiveness of the treatment of coronary artery disease. However, an important factor limiting the effectiveness of endovascular treatment of restenosis remains the stented area.The article presents an overview of the most studied gene polymorphisms of hemostasis, inflammation system, the renin-angiotensin system, endothelial nitric oxide synthase, which can play a key role in the development of in-stent restenosis. Research in this area are significant and may help in understanding the mechanisms and risk stratification of restenosis after angioplasty.

  15. The Peripheral Arterial disease study (PERART/ARTPER: prevalence and risk factors in the general population

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    Vicheto Marisa

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The early diagnosis of atherosclerotic disease is essential for developing preventive strategies in populations at high risk and acting when the disease is still asymptomatic. A low ankle-arm index is a good marker of vascular events and may be diminished without presenting symptomatology (silent peripheral arterial disease. The aim of the study is to know the prevalence and associated risk factors of peripheral arterial disease in the general population. Methods We performed a cross-sectional, multicentre, population-based study in 3786 individuals >49 years, randomly selected in 28 primary care centres in Barcelona (Spain. Peripheral arterial disease was evaluated using the ankle-arm index. Values Results The prevalence (95% confidence interval of peripheral arterial disease was 7.6% (6.7-8.4, (males 10.2% (9.2-11.2, females 5.3% (4.6-6.0; p Multivariate analysis showed the following risk factors: male sex [odds ratio (OR 1.62; 95% confidence interval 1.01-2.59]; age OR 2.00 per 10 years (1.64-2.44; inability to perform physical activity [OR 1.77 (1.17-2.68 for mild limitation to OR 7.08 (2.61-19.16 for breathless performing any activity]; smoking [OR 2.19 (1.34-3.58 for former smokers and OR 3.83 (2.23-6.58 for current smokers]; hypertension OR 1.85 (1.29-2.65; diabetes OR 2.01 (1.42-2.83; previous cardiovascular disease OR 2.19 (1.52-3.15; hypercholesterolemia OR 1.55 (1.11-2.18; hypertriglyceridemia OR 1.55 (1.10-2.19. Body mass index ≥25 Kg/m2 OR 0.57 (0.38-0.87 and walking >7 hours/week OR 0.67 (0.49-0.94 were found as protector factors. Conclusions The prevalence of peripheral arterial disease is low, higher in males and increases with age in both sexes. In addition to previously described risk factors we found a protector effect in physical exercise and overweight.

  16. Basic fibroblast growth factor gene transfection in repair of internal carotid artery aneurysm wall

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    Lei Jiao; Ming Jiang; Jinghai Fang; Yinsheng Deng; Zejun Chen; Min Wu

    2012-01-01

    Surgery or interventional therapy has some risks in the treatment of cerebral aneurysm. We established an internal carotid artery aneurysm model by dripping elastase in the crotch of the right internal and external carotid arteries of New Zealand rabbits. Following model induction, lentivirus carrying basic fibroblast growth factor was injected through the ear vein. We found that the longer the action time of the lentivirus, the smaller the aneurysm volume. Moreover, platelet-derived growth factor expression in the aneurysm increased, but smooth muscle 22 alpha and hypertension-related gene 1 mRNA expression decreased. At 1, 2, 3, and 4 weeks following model establishment, following 1 week of injection of lentivirus carrying basic fibroblast growth factor, the later the intervention time, the more severe the blood vessel damage, and the bigger the aneurysm volume, the lower the smooth muscle 22 alpha and hypertension-related gene 1 mRNA expression. Simultaneously, platelet-derived growth factor expression decreased. These data suggest that recombinant lentivirus carrying basic fibroblast growth factor can repair damaged cells in the aneurysmal wall and inhibit aneurysm dynamic growth, and that the effect is dependent on therapeutic duration.

  17. Inflammation and infection do not promote arterial aging and cardiovascular disease risk factors among lean horticulturalists.

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    Michael Gurven

    Full Text Available Arterial aging is well characterized in industrial populations, but scantly described in populations with little access to modern medicine. Here we characterize health and aging among the Tsimane, Amazonian forager-horticulturalists with short life expectancy, high infectious loads and inflammation, but low adiposity and robust physical fitness. Inflammation has been implicated in all stages of arterial aging, atherogenesis and hypertension, and so we test whether greater inflammation associates with atherosclerosis and CVD risk. In contrast, moderate to vigorous daily activity, minimal obesity, and low fat intake predict minimal CVD risk among older Tsimane.Peripheral arterial disease (PAD, based on the Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI, and hypertension were measured in Tsimane adults, and compared with rates from industrialized populations. No cases of PAD were found among Tsimane and hypertension was comparatively low (prevalence: 3.5%, 40+; 23%, 70+. Markers of infection and inflammation were much higher among Tsimane than among U.S. adults, whereas HDL was substantially lower. Regression models examine associations of ABI and BP with biomarkers of energy balance and metabolism and of inflammation and infection. Among Tsimane, obesity, blood lipids, and disease history were not significantly associated with ABI. Unlike the Tsimane case, higher cholesterol, C-reactive protein, leukocytes, cigarette smoking and systolic pressure among North Americans are all significantly associated with lower ABI.Inflammation may not always be a risk factor for arterial degeneration and CVD, but instead may be offset by other factors: healthy metabolism, active lifestyle, favorable body mass, lean diet, low blood lipids and cardiorespiratory health. Other possibilities, including genetic susceptibility and the role of helminth infections, are discussed. The absence of PAD and CVD among Tsimane parallels anecdotal reports from other small-scale subsistence

  18. Early teatment with hepatocyte growth factor improves pulmonary artery and right ventricular remodeling in rats with pulmonary artery hypertension by modulating cytokines expression

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    王晓林

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effect of early treatment with hepatocyte growth factor(HGF)on the cytokine expression and pulmonary artery,right ventricular(RV)remodeling in the rat model of pulmonary artery hypertension(PAH).Methods The rat model of PAH was produced by injecting monocrotaline,and the model rats were randomly divided into empty adenovirus transfection group(MCT group,n=10)and HGF gene transfection group(HGF group,n=10).Another group of rats served as the Sham operation group(Sham group n=10).After 4 weeks of HGF gene transfection,the histological sections of the lungs and right ventricular(RV)

  19. Auto-motivación como factor de la competência emocional

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    Veiga-Branco, Augusta

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    El estudio acede a los comportamientos y actitudes que identifican la Auto- Motivación como variable de competencia emocional (CE) del profesorado. Partiendo del constructo de la inteligencia emocional (Goleman, 1995, 1999), se ha desarohado un Estudio cuantitativo y cualitativo. Método: El primero, sobre las respuestas de una muestra de 464 profesores a la "Escala Veiga Blanco de CE". E el segundo, el cualitativo,, donde emerge una "teoría fundamentada" partiendo de los dis...

  20. Comparison of Novel Coronary Artery Disease Risk Factors between Obese and Normal Adolescent

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    Kouzehgaran, Samaneh; Vakili, Rahim; Nematy, Mohsen; Safarian, Mohamad; Ghayour-Mobarhan, Majid; Khajedaluee, Mohamad

    2015-01-01

    Background Coronary artery disease is considered as the most common cause of death in all societies including Iran. This study seeks to compare the new risk factors of coronary-artery diseases in obese adolescents and control group. Methods In this cross-sectional study, amongst the obese adolescents registered in the nutrition clinic of Ghaem Hospital, 80 individuals were selected. As the control group, additional 80 adolescent students having the same gender and age as the obese group, but with normal weight were selected. These two groups were selected randomly and their serum level of vitamin D, anti-heat shock protein27 (HSP27), balance of oxidants and antioxidants, and homocysteine were determined and compared. Results In this study, 42 (53.2%) and 37 (46.8%) of the obese and normal weight groups were male, respectively. The mean value of triglyceride, cholesterol, and LDL in the obese group was higher than the normal group, but the mean value for HDL, vitamin D, homocysteine, PAB (Preoxidant and Antioxidants Balance), and anti-HSP27 was not significantly different between the groups. In the base of homocysteine >15 µmol/l, 26.6% of the obese group had hyperhomocysteinemia, therefore homocysteine may be a new risk factor for coronary artery disease in obese adolescents (χ2=4.072; P value=0.091). Conclusion The findings of this study showed that despite the presence of obesity in adolescence and adolescents, new risk factors are not present among them more than the control group. This was in contrast to what was seen in adults. PMID:26170518

  1. Comparison of Novel Coronary Artery Disease Risk Factors between Obese and Normal Adolescent

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    Samaneh Kouzehgaran

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: Coronary artery disease is considered as the most common cause of death in all societies including Iran. This study seeks to compare the new risk factors of coronary-artery diseases in obese adolescents and control group. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, amongst the obese adolescents registered in the nutrition clinic of Ghaem Hospital, 80 individuals were selected. As the control group, additional 80 adolescent students having the same gender and age as the obese group, but with normal weight were selected. These two groups were selected randomly and their serum level of vitamin D, anti-heat shock protein27 (HSP27, balance of oxidants and antioxidants, and homocysteine were determined and compared. Results: In this study, 42 (53.2% and 37 (46.8% of the obese and normal weight groups were male, respectively. The mean value of triglyceride, cholesterol, and LDL in the obese group was higher than the normal group, but the mean value for HDL, vitamin D, homocysteine, PAB (Preoxidant and Antioxidants Balance, and anti-HSP27 was not significantly different between the groups. In the base of homocysteine >15 µmol/l, 26.6% of the obese group had hyperhomocysteinemia, therefore homocysteine may be a new risk factor for coronary artery disease in obese adolescents (χ2=4.072; P value=0.091. Conclusion: The findings of this study showed that despite the presence of obesity in adolescence and adolescents, new risk factors are not present among them more than the control group. This was in contrast to what was seen in adults.

  2. [Hyperandrogenism as a risk factor of coronary artery disease in young women].

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    Sablik, Zbigniew; Samborska-Sablik, Anna; Bolińska-Sołtysiak, Halina; Goch, Jan Henryk; Kula, Krzysztof

    2006-02-01

    The aim of the study was an attempt to assess the relative roles of common risk factors of coronary artery disease (CAD) and sex hormones in the pathogenesis of CAD in young menstruating women. 38 women in the age of 35-47 years with past myocardial infarction and angiographically proven critical changes in coronary arteries, with one-vessel disease in 22 women (58%) or multi-vessel disease in 16 (42%) were examined. A referee group consisted of 15 healthy women in the age of 35-45 years. In all women multiple risk factors were searched, including value of body mass index (BMI) and waist-hip ratio (WHR). In 4-7 day of sexual cycle at 8.00 a.m. blood from cubital vein was taken to measure concentrations of biochemical parameters and hormones: estradiol, testosterone (T), dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate, folliclestimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, prolactin, thyreotropin, progesterone, cortisol and sex-hormone binding globulin. In women with CAD, comparing to healthy ones, a higher frequency of arterial hypertension (55% vs 7%), cigarete smoking (95% vs. 46%), hirsutism (84% vs. 30%) and dyslipidaemia was found. Concentration of T was significantly higher in women with CAD than in healthy women (3.5 +/- 1.5 nmol/l--vs. 2.4 +/- 1.0, p fit with occurence of CAD. Significant relation with CAD was proven for visceral obesity, eleveted concentration of T and cigarette smoking, either. Conclusions. Apart from common known risk factors as visceral obesity, dyslipidaemia and cigarette smoking it is hiperandrogenism that may participate in pathogenesis of CAD in women in the reproductive age. PMID:17274467

  3. COMPORTAMIENTO DE PRÓTESIS DENTALES REMOVIBLES COMO FACTOR CAUSAL DE ESTOMATITIS SUB-PROTÉSICA: REPORTE DE UN CASO

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    Martha Leonor Rebolledo Cobos; Mayra Pastor Martinez

    2012-01-01

    La presencia de prótesis removibles en la cavidad bucal acompañada de condiciones como: deficiente adaptación y ajuste, poca higiene bucal, presencia de microorganismos, hábitos, vicios incluyendo factores sistémicos, corresponde un factor causal para la aparición de estomatitis sub-protésica (ESP). Esta entidad patológica se caracteriza por la presencia de lesiones inflamatorias eritematosas, asintomáticas, de mayor prevalencia en el maxilar y con predilección al sexo femenino. Su tratamient...

  4. Prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction and Associated Factors in Korean Older Adults With Coronary Artery Disease.

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    Son, Youn-Jung; Jang, Miyoun; Jun, Eun-Young

    2016-10-01

    The current study aimed to identify the prevalence and associated factors of erectile dysfunction (ED) among 161 Korean adults 60 and older with coronary artery disease (CAD). ED was diagnosed in 72.2% of patients-the prevalence of which was significantly associated with age, education, employment, monthly income, frequency of sexual intercourse, body mass index, and low-density lipoprotein. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) was lower in patients with ED than in those without ED (p Nursing, 42(10), 32-41.]. PMID:27379456

  5. La mediocridad como factor de violencia: entre la Ética y la Moral

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    Ricardo Romero Urrego

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available En las circunstancias actuales que vive Colombia, ha venido haciendo carrera la actitud de no responsabilizarse por las propias acciones. Asumir que son otros los que deben hacer las cosas y tomar las decisiones. Esta actitud va reflejándose cada vez más como mediocridad y se expresa en no pocos confines de la vida cotidiana, en el trabajo, en el estudio, en todos los escenarios. Esta mediocridad contribuye a generar violencia social del más variado tipo.

  6. La obesidad como factor de riesgo en el desarrollo de cáncer

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    Deissy Herrera-Covarrubias; Genaro Alfonso Coria-Avila; Cynthia Fernández-Pomares; Aranda-Abreu, Gonzalo E; Jorge Manzo Denes; María Elena Hernández

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    De acuerdo con la Organización Mundial de la Salud, cada año fallecen 3,4 millones de personas adultas por consecuencias del sobrepeso u obesidad. Personas con un índice de masa corporal superior a 30, presentan cierto aumento en la incidencia de algunas enfermedades entre las que se encuentran algunos tipos de cánceres. En esta revisión de tipo narrativa se aborda el papel que tiene el tejido adiposo como modulador del sistema endocrino y facilitador de la inflamación crónica subclínica. Se ...

  7. La mediocridad como factor de violencia: entre la ética y la moral

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    Ricardo Romero Urrego

    2011-01-01

    En las circunstancias actuales que vive Colombia, ha venido haciendo carrera la actitud de no responsabilizarse por las propias acciones. Asumir que son otros los que deben hacer las cosas y tomar las decisiones. Esta actitud va reflejándose cada vez más como mediocridad y se expresa en no pocos confines de la vida cotidiana, en el trabajo, en el estudio, en todos los escenarios. Esta mediocridad contribuye a generar violencia social del más variado tipo.

  8. El clima familiar como factor determinante en la conformación de la empresa familiar

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    Carrasco Martínez, Antonio; Olaz Capitán, Ángel José; Ortíz García, Pilar

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    En la actualidad la empresa familiar se enfrenta a la necesidad de optimizar su funcionamiento y alcanzar su máxima eficiencia organizativa. Los recursos con los que cuenta la empresa para llevar a cabo este cometido, siempre complejo por definición, son susceptibles de convertirse en una oportunidad en las empresas familiares. En este sentido, los recursos familiares, tales como el grado de cohesión interno y el compromiso tienen su traducción en el clima familiar. Este ...

  9. Trastornos de la conducta alimentaria como factor de riesgo para osteoporosis Eating disorders as risk factors for osteoporosis

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    Ma Teresa Rivera-Gallardo

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria son comunes en mujeres jóvenes con una prevalencia estimada de entre 4-5%. La pérdida de masa ósea es una complicación física de la anorexia nervosa y trastorno alimentario no especificado que afecta tanto a hueso cortical como trabecular. El efecto sinérgico de la desnutrición y la deficiencia de estrógenos produce una pérdida de masa ósea a través del desacoplamiento entre resorción osteoclástica y formación osteoblástica. La severidad varía dependiendo de la duración de la enfermedad, el peso menor alcanzado y la actividad física. La repercusión a largo plazo es evidente pues existe un incremento en el riesgo de fractura en las pacientes que han padecido anorexia nervosa. La primera línea de tratamiento para recuperar la masa ósea es la rehabilitación nutricia y un incremento de peso. La terapia de reemplazo hormonal podría ser efectiva si se combina con métodos anabólicos. Los términos osteopenia y osteoporosis fueron adoptados para definir la deficiencia de masa ósea en adultos. Los autores de las publicaciones que fueron revisadas utilizaron dichos términos para definir datos densitométricos en sujetos jóvenes que no han alcanzado la masa ósea pico. Sugerimos el término "hipo-osteogenesia" para definir el desarrollo deficiente de masa ósea en adolescentes o niños.Eating disorders (TCA per its abbreviation in Spanish are common in young women, with an estimated prevalence of 4-5%. One of the physical complications of eating disorders, especially anorexia nervosa (AN and eating disorder not otherwise specified (TANE is bone mass loss, which affects both cortical and trabecular bone. The synergistic effect of malnutrition and estrogen deficiency produces significant bone mass loss, resulting from the uncoupling of bone turnover characterized by a decrease in osteoblastic bone formation and an increase in osteclastic bone resorption. The mechanisms implied in the

  10. Multiple simultaneous venous and arterial thromboses in a patient with factor V Leiden disorder: Detection by multislice computed tomography

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    Sayin, Bige; Durakoğlugil, Tuğba; Akmangit, İlkay; Vural, Murat; Elverici, Eda

    2015-01-01

    Arterial thrombosis is extremely rare in patients with factor V Leiden (FVL) mutation. Recent advances in multislice computed tomography (MSCT) technology facilitated diagnosis of thromboembolic events accurately without delay. We report a patient with FVL mutation and acute bilateral lower extremity deep venous thromboses, pulmonary thromboembolism, and acute left anterior descending artery thrombosis, all diagnosed by MSCT. MSCT has been utilized for prompt diagnosis of the concomitant thrombotic pathologies simultaneously. PMID:25838926

  11. Association of ABO Blood Types With Atherosclerosis Risk Factors and Number of Involved Coronary Arteries

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    Golmohammadi Ali

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Cardiovascular disease (CVD is a common cause of morbidity and mortality. The relationship between ABO blood groups and main risk factors of CVD is unknown. So this study was designed to investigate whether there is an association between ABO blood groups and cardiovascular risk factors in otherwise healthy people. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, risk factors for CVD were screened in 300 patients with coronary artery disease (CAD who were hospitalized in Madani hospital (biggest heart center in Tabriz in 2013-2014 and evaluated by a questionnaire that aimed to extract information about age, sex, smoking, blood group type, weight, height, blood pressure, diabetes mellitus and family history of CVD. Data were analyzed with SPSS 17. Results: Of the total selected 300 patients, 69.3% were male, 35.3% were smoker, 61% were hypertensive, 30.3% were diabetic mellitus, 31% had hyperlipidemia, 70.97% were obese and 17.3% had family history of CVD. The mean age was 62.06 ± 11.40 years. Blood groups O (28%, A (43.3%, B (19% and AB (7.3% were the most frequent ones, respectively. According to our results, we found that the rate of CAD in individuals with the blood group A was higher than the other blood groups. Regarding the risk factors, however, no significant difference was observed between the blood groups. Conclusion: A correlation was found between blood group A and the incidence of CAD and there was no significant difference between the blood groups and cardiovascular risk factors and number of involved coronary arteries.

  12. Gender Differences in Coronary Artery Disease: Correlational Study on Dietary Pattern and Known Cardiovascular Risk Factors

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    Mahdi Najafi

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: The relationship between diet and cardiovascular risk factors in men and women with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD has been the subject of recent studies. We studied a group of Iranian CAD patients to analyze any relationship between diet and CAD risk factors based on gender. Methods: In this study, 461 consecutive patients were assessed before their planned isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery. They were interviewed to obtain the quantity and components of nutrients and micronutrients based on a validated food frequency questionnaire. Diet scores were calculated in each dietary group and the total score was reported as the Mediterranean Diet Quality Index (Med-DQI. Physical activity was assessed using International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ. Functional class, EuroSCORE and the frequency of the known risk factors in the men and women were recorded as well. Results: The women were more likely than the men to present with obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension (all Ps < 0.001. Also, the women had higher functional class and mean of EuroSCORE (P < 0.001 and P = 0.03. Only six women (5.7% reported to have regular physical activity. In addition, Women’s energy intake was more likely to be supplied through fat. Cereals, fruit, and vegetable consumption in both genders was within the safe recommended range, while olive and fish consumption was low in both sexes. MedDQI score was different between men and women with hypertension (P = 0.018 and obesity (P = 0.048. Conclusions: Modifiable classical risk factors for CAD, except for smoking, were more prevalent in women and were associated with their diet. Therefore, women probably need to maintain low calorie intake while improving physical activity and dietary patterns to decrease the frequency and severity of modifiable cardiac risk factors.

  13. The Prevalence and Awareness of Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Southern Chinese Population with Coronary Artery Disease

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    Xinrui Li

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Cardiometabolic risk factors significantly accelerate the progression of coronary artery disease (CAD; however, whether CAD patients in South China are aware of the prevalence of these risk factors is not clear yet. Methods. The study consisted of 2312 in-admission CAD patients from 2008 to 2011 in South China. Disease history including hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes was relied on patients' self-reported records. Physical and clinical examinations were tested to assess the real prevalence of the cardiometabolic risk factors. Results. 57.9% of CAD patients had more than 3 cardiometabolic risk factors in terms of the metabolic syndrome. The self-known and real prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia were 56.6%, 28.3%, and 25.1% and 91.3%, 40.9%, and 92.0%, respectively. The awareness rates were 64.4%, 66.3%, and 28.5% for hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia. The prevalence of cardiometabolic risk factors was significantly different among gender and among disease status. Conclusions. Most CAD patients in South China had more than three cardiometabolic risk factors. However, the awareness rate of cardiometabolic diseases was low, especially for dyslipidemia. Strategies of routine physical examination programs are needed for the early detection and treatment of cardiometabolic risk factors in order to prevent CAD progression and prognosis.

  14. Risk factors for prolonged hospital stay after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Elayne Kelen de Oliveira

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Characteristics of the patient and the coronary artery bypass grafting may predispose individuals to prolonged hospitalization, increasing costs and morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate individual and perioperative risk factors of prolonged hospitalization in intensive care units and wards. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study of 104 patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting with cardiopulmonary bypass. Patients hospitalized >3 days in the intensive care unit or >7 days in the ward were considered for the study. The association between variables was estimated by the chi-square test, odds ratio and logistic regression; P 3 days in the intensive care unit occurred for 22.1% of patients and >7 days in the ward for 27.9%. Among preoperative factors, diabetes (OR=3.17 and smoking (OR=4.07 were predictors of prolonged intensive care unit stay. Combining the pre-, intra-and postoperative variables, only mechanical ventilation for more than 24 hours (OR=6.10 was predictive of intensive care unit outcome. For the ward outcome, the preoperative predictor was left ventricular ejection fraction 24 hours for the intensive care unit and presence of infection for the ward.

  15. Predictive Factors of Arterial Blood Oxygen Desaturation During Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in Nonsedated Patients

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Hypoxemia can occur during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with or without pharmacological sedation. Pulse oximetry saturation (SpO2 levels were assessed in patients attending for routine unsedated diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy to identify factors associated with oxygen desaturation. Methods: A total of 300 patients who underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy without sedation were monitored with continuous pulse oximetry. Factors related to the patient, the examination, and the monitoring data that could predict severe desaturation were evaluated. Results: Mild desaturation (SpO2 between 1-4% was found in 143(47.7% of the patients, while severe desaturation (SpO2≥5% and hypoxemia occurred in 65 (21.7% of patients, 40 (61.5% of those had previous illnesses (p<0.001. The variables found to predict severe desaturation were basal SpO2 <95%, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, anemia, age more than 60 years and coronary artery disease. Conclusion: The decrease in SpO2 is related to increase in age, basal SaO2 < 95%, respiratory disease, coronary artery disease, and anemia, .We recommend continuous monitoring of SpO2 in these high-risk patients undergoing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.

  16. Trastornos de la conducta alimentaria como factor de riesgo para osteoporosis

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    Jorge Armando Barriguete-Meléndez; Ma Teresa Rivera-Gallardo; Ma del Socorro Parra-Cabrera

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    Los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria son comunes en mujeres jóvenes con una prevalencia estimada de entre 4-5%. La pérdida de masa ósea es una complicación física de la anorexia nervosa y trastorno alimentario no especificado que afecta tanto a hueso cortical como trabecular. El efecto sinérgico de la desnutrición y la deficiencia de estrógenos produce una pérdida de masa ósea a través del mdesacoplamiento entre resorción osteoclástica y formación osteoblástica. La severidad varía depend...

  17. Regional block anesthesia in a patient with factor V Leiden mutation and axillary artery occlusion

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    Erkalp, Kerem; Comlekci, Mevlut; Inan, Bekir; Basaranoglu, Gokcen; Ozdemir, Haluk; Saidoglu, Leyla

    2011-01-01

    Anesthetic management of patients with coagulation disorders presents safety and technical challenges. This case describes a 58-year-old woman with factor V Leiden mutation who required distal saphenous vein harvest and axillo-brachial bypass to treat axillary artery occlusion. The patient underwent surgery with satisfactory anesthesia using infraclavicular brachial plexus block, thoracic paravertebral block, and unilateral subarachnoid block. These three regional anesthetic interventions were performed in lieu of general anesthesia to minimize risks of thrombotic events, pain, and to decrease recovery time. Despite higher failure rates of regional anesthesia, longer time required for procedures, and added discomforts during surgery, the benefits may outweigh risks for selected high-risk patients, including those with factor V Leiden mutations. PMID:22915885

  18. Coronary artery calcium scores and cardiovascular risk factors in 31,545 asymptomatic Korean adults.

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    Jang, Shin Yi; Kim, Sung Mok; Sung, Jidong; Cho, Soo Jin; Choe, Yeon Hyeon

    2016-06-01

    The aims of this study were to identify the distribution of coronary artery calcium score (CACS) by age group and cardiovascular (CV) risk factors and to evaluate the association between CV risk factors and CACS classification in asymptomatic adults. The study included 31,545 asymptomatic Koreans, over 20 years of age with no previous history of malignancy, proven coronary artery disease, or stroke, who underwent CACS computed tomography at the Health Promotion Center, Samsung Medical Center, between January 2005 and June 2013. Mean (±SD) age was 53.8 (±8.5) years overall, 56.1 (±8.3) in men, and 53.3 (±8.5) in women. They were classified into five groups based on their resting CACS: none (CAC = 0), minimal (0  CAC). Older age groups exhibited higher CACS values. The proportion of CACS classification in our study was 55.5 % with no CACS, 9.5 % with minimal CACS, 19.8 % with mild CACS, 10.8 % with moderate CACS, and 4.3 % with extensive CACS. Adjusted odds ratios (ORs) were calculated for CV risk factors to determine their association with CACS. When analyzed according to sex, in males, the adjusted OR for CACS increased with the presence of hypertension (HT), diabetes mellitus (DM), obesity, chronic kidney disease, and smoking status. While, in females, the adjusted OR for CACS increased with the presence of HT, DM, and obesity. CV risk factors appear to be significantly associated with CACS in the Korean population. PMID:27119164

  19. Factors Associated with Anxiety in Premature Coronary Artery Disease Patients: THC-PAC Study.

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    Abbasi, Seyed Hesameddin; Kassaian, Seyed Ebrahim; Sadeghian, Saeed; Karimi, Abbasali; Saadat, Soheil; Peyvandi, Flora; Jalali, Arash; Davarpasand, Tahereh; Akhondzadeh, Shahin; Shahmansouri, Nazila; Boroumand, Mohammad Ali; Lotfi-Tokaldany, Masoumeh; Amiri Abchouyeh, Maryam; Ayatollahzade Isfahani, Farah; Rosendaal, Frits

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    Anxiety may negatively affect the course of coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of this study was to assess which factors are associated with anxiety in young adults with CAD. A cohort of individuals with premature coronary artery disease was formed between 2004-2011, as the Tehran Heart Center's Premature Coronary Atherosclerosis Cohort (THC-PAC) study. Patients (men≤45-year-old, and women≤55-year-old) were visited between March 2013 and February 2014. All participants were examined, and their demographic, clinical, and laboratory data were collected. Then, all participants filled in the Beck Anxiety Inventory. Logistic regression models were used to identifying factors related to anxiety in both sexes. During the study, 708 patients (mean [SD] age: 45.3 [5.8] y, men:48.2%) were visited. Anxiety was present in 53.0% of participants (66.0% of women and 39.0% of men). The logistic regressions model showed that the associated factors for anxiety in men were opium usage (OR=1.89, 95% CI: 1.09-3.27), positive family history (OR=1.49, 95% CI:0.94-2.35), and creatinine serum level (OR=1.17, 95% CI:1.05-1.303); and in women were major adverse cardiac events (MACE) during follow-up (OR=2.30, 95% CI:1.25-4.23), hypertension (OR=1.71, 95% CI:1.07-2.73) and the duration of CAD (OR=0.99, 95% CI:0.98-1.00). In premature CAD patients, the determinants of anxiety seem to be different in each sex. Opium usage, positive family history of CAD, and creatinine serum levels in men, and MACE, hypertension, and duration of CAD in women appear the relevant factors in this regard. PMID:27309268

  20. Espessamento médio-intimal na origem da artéria subclávia direita como marcador precoce de risco cardiovascular Intima-media thickness in the origin of right subclavian artery as an early marker of cardiovascular risk

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    Carlos Alberto Engelhorn

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O espessamento médio-intimal (EMI na artéria carótida comum é considerado fator de risco cardiovascular e marcador de doença arterial coronariana precoce. O objetivo deste trabalho foi investigar a existência de correlação entre o EMI nas artérias carótidas e na origem da artéria subclávia direita, e avaliar o EMI na artéria subclávia como um marcador mais precoce para avaliação de risco cardiovascular. MÉTODOS: Cento e seis pacientes consecutivos, 52 homens e 54 mulheres, com média de idade de 51 anos, foram submetidos à avaliação das artérias carótidas e subclávia direita pela ultra-sonografia vascular com Doppler colorido. Para avaliar a associação entre EMI das artérias carótidas e subclávia direita calcularam-se o coeficiente de correlação de Pearson e o intervalo de 95% de confiança para esse coeficiente. A qualidade da medida do EMI da artéria subclávia direita para diagnóstico de espessamento precoce, considerando-se o espessamento da carótida como padrão de referência (> 0,8 mm, foi descrita por valores de sensibilidade, especificidade, valor preditivo positivo, valor preditivo negativo e acurácia. Pontos de corte para o EMI da artéria subclávia foram sugeridos pela Curva ROC. Valores de p 0,8 mm. O valor médio de EMI obtido na artéria carótida foi de 0,87 mm (DP = 0,23 e na artéria subclávia direita foi de 1,17 mm (DP = 0,46, com coeficiente de correlação de 0,31 (95% IC: 0,12 ; 0,47. A avaliação pela curva ROC demonstrou um valor de corte de 0,7 mm para EMI da artéria subclávia direita, tendo como padrão de referência o valor de corte de EMI da artéria carótida de 0,8 mm (sensibilidade 91%, especificidade 27%, VPP 66%, VPN 65% e acurácia 66%. CONCLUSÃO: Existe boa correlação entre o EMI das artérias carótidas e da artéria subclávia direita. O EMI pode ser detectado mais precocemente na artéria subclávia do que nas carótidas, com valor de corte de 0,7 mm. O

  1. Detection of Altered Risk Factors in Hospitalized Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

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    Avany Fernandes Pereira

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To assess biochemical, anthropometric, and dietary variables considered risk factors for coronary artery disease. METHODS: Using anthropometrics, dietary allowance, and blood biochemistry, we assessed 84 patients [54 males (mean age of 55± 8 years and 30 females (mean age of 57±7 years], who had severe ( > or = 70% coronary artery obstruction and nonsevere forms of coronary artery disease determined by cardiac catheterization. The severe form of the disease prevailed in 70% of the males and 64% of the females, and a high frequency of familial antecedents (92% ' 88% and history of acute myocardial infarction (80% ' 70% were observed. Smoking predominated among males (65% and diabetes mellitus among females (43%. RESULTS: Males and females had body mass index and body fat above the normal values. Females with nonsevere lesions had HDL > 35 mg/dL, and this constituted a discriminating intergroup indicator. Regardless of the severity of the disease, hyperglycemia and hypertriglyceridemia were found among females, and cholesterolemia > 200 mg/dL in both sexes, but only males had LDL fraction > 160 mg/dL and homocysteine > 11.7 mmol/L. The male dietary allowance was inadequate in nutrients for homocysteine metabolism and in nutrients with an antioxidant action, such as the vitamins B6, C, and folate. Individuals of both sexes had a higher lipid and cholesterol intake and an inadequate consumption of fiber. The diet was classified as high-protein, high-fat, and low-carbohydrate. CONCLUSION: The alterations found had no association with the severity of lesions, indicating the need for more effective nutritional intervention.

  2. Factores clave en la enseñanza-aprendizaje de español como lengua extranjera (E/LE)

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    Mabel Abad; Gloria Toledo

    2006-01-01

    Se transcriben a continuación las presentaciones de las profesoras Mabel Abad y Gloria Toledo, leídas en la entrega de Certificados del Diplomado de Especialización en Español como Lengua Extranjera en noviembre del año 2005. “Factores clave en la enseñanza-aprendizaje de E/LE” corresponde a una reflexión en dos partes. La primera, de la profesora Mabel Abad, destaca los elementos de comunicación eficientes que deben enseñarse y practicarse para lograr demostrar la precisión en el desempeño d...

  3. Krüppel-like Factor 5 contributes to pulmonary artery smooth muscle proliferation and resistance to apoptosis in human pulmonary arterial hypertension

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    Paulin Roxane

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Background Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH is a vascular remodeling disease characterized by enhanced proliferation of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cell (PASMC and suppressed apoptosis. This phenotype has been associated with the upregulation of the oncoprotein survivin promoting mitochondrial membrane potential hyperpolarization (decreasing apoptosis and the upregulation of growth factor and cytokines like PDGF, IL-6 and vasoactive agent like endothelin-1 (ET-1 promoting PASMC proliferation. Krüppel-like factor 5 (KLF5, is a zinc-finger-type transcription factor implicated in the regulation of cell differentiation, proliferation, migration and apoptosis. Recent studies have demonstrated the implication of KLF5 in tissue remodeling in cardiovascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis, restenosis, and cardiac hypertrophy. Nonetheless, the implication of KLF5 in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH remains unknown. We hypothesized that KLF5 up-regulation in PAH triggers PASMC proliferation and resistance to apoptosis. Methods and results We showed that KFL5 is upregulated in both human lung biopsies and cultured human PASMC isolated from distal pulmonary arteries from PAH patients compared to controls. Using stimulation experiments, we demonstrated that PDGF, ET-1 and IL-6 trigger KLF-5 activation in control PASMC to a level similar to the one seen in PAH-PASMC. Inhibition of the STAT3 pathway abrogates KLF5 activation in PAH-PASMC. Once activated, KLF5 promotes cyclin B1 upregulation and promotes PASMC proliferation and triggers survivin expression hyperpolarizing mitochondria membrane potential decreasing PASMC ability to undergo apoptosis. Conclusion We demonstrated for the first time that KLF5 is activated in human PAH and implicated in the pro-proliferative and anti-apoptotic phenotype that characterize PAH-PASMC. We believe that our findings will open new avenues of investigation on the role of KLF5 in PAH and might lead to the

  4. Prevalencia de calcificación arterial y factores de riesgo cardiovascular asociados: Estudio multicéntrico poblacional ARTPER Prevalence of arterial calcification and related risk factors: The multicenter population-based ARTPER study

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    María Teresa Alzamora

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Estudiar la prevalencia de calcificación arterial (índice tobillo-brazo >1,4 y de factores de riesgo cardiovascular asociados en población general >49 años de edad. Métodos: Estudio transversal, 3786 sujetos seleccionados aleatoriamente en 28 centros. Para el cálculo de la prevalencia se usó toda la muestra, excluyendo los sujetos con arteriopatía periférica (índice tobillo-brazo Objective: To determine the prevalence of arterial calcification (ankle-brachial index >1.4 and its related factors among the general population aged >49 years. Methods: We performed a cross-sectional study of 3,786 people randomly selected from 28 centers. To assess the factors associated with arterial calcification using a multivariate logistic model, the whole sample was used to compute prevalence, excluding persons with peripheral arterial disease (ankle-brachial index <0.9. Results: Arterial calcification was found in 235 persons (prevalen 6.2%; 95% CI: 5.6-7.0, and was twice as frequent in men as in women. Patients with arterial calcification were older, had more previous cardiovascular events, diabetes and obesity, and were less able to perform physical activity than persons with a healthy ankle-brachial index. Conclusions: We recommend measurement of the ankle-brachial index in primary care centers to detect arterial calcification among men, persons with diabetes, overweight, obesity or difficulty in performing physical activity, and in those with left ventricular hypertrophy.

  5. El contexto como factor del aprendizaje autorregulado en la educación superior

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    Florencia Teresita Daura

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo analiza la influencia que tiene el entorno sobre el desarrollo del aprendizaje autorregulado en los estudiantes universitarios y la responsabilidad que tiene el docente de aprender a enseñar; se describen los resultados de un estudio en curso, obtenidos a partir de la observación de documentos de cátedra y de clases desarrolladas en el programa de Medicina de una universidad privada argentina. Dicho análisis se realizó a partir del modelo ofrecido por la Teoría Fundamentada con el objeto de elaborar un marco teórico que ayude a comprender cómo se desenvuelve el vínculo entre el docente y los estudiantes, cuáles son las estrategias didácticas utilizadas en el aula para favorecer el desarrollo del AAR y qué características tiene el proceso autorregulatorio efectuado por la cátedra. Se llega a la conclusión que tanto el estudiante como el profesor deben reconocer sus posiciones y entender las características del contexto en el que se encuentran para generar un mejor aprendizaje.

  6. El bilingüismo como factor de protección en el envejecimiento cognitivo

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    Daniel Adrover-Roig

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El control atencional permite a los bilingües utilizar ambos lenguajes de forma alternante minimizando las intrusiones de una lengua en la otra. En el presente trabajo se revisan de forma exhaustiva las evidencias que han puesto de manifiesto tanto una mayor capacidad de control cognitivo en sujetos bilingües, en especial en personas mayores, como su implicación en el deterioro cognitivo asociado a la edad. Para ello se reportan resultados de estudios conductuales y de neuroimagen, los cuales han empleado diversos paradigmas que implican resolución de la interferencia, entre otros. Posteriormente se establece un vínculo con la teoría de la reserva cognitiva, se discute el escaso protagonismo del bilingüismo en los modelos sobre envejecimiento cognitivo y se perfilan futuros campos de estudio y nuevas variables a considerar. Dado el creciente interés en la relación entre la función cognitiva y el cambio neural, se proponen los candidatos neurales que podrían dar cuenta de la “ventaja bilingüe”, en especial en la capacidad de control de la interferencia. Palabras clave: envejecimiento, bilingüismo, control atencional, reserva cognitiva.

  7. Impact of Personal Characteristics and Technical Factors on Quantification of Sodium 18F-Fluoride Uptake in Human Arteries

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    Blomberg, Björn Alexander; Thomassen, Anders; de Jong, Pim A;

    2015-01-01

    Sodium (18)F-fluoride ((18)F-NaF) PET/CT imaging is a promising imaging technique for assessment of atherosclerosis, but is hampered by a lack of validated quantification protocols. Both personal characteristics and technical factors can affect quantification of arterial (18)F-NaF uptake. This st......Sodium (18)F-fluoride ((18)F-NaF) PET/CT imaging is a promising imaging technique for assessment of atherosclerosis, but is hampered by a lack of validated quantification protocols. Both personal characteristics and technical factors can affect quantification of arterial (18)F-NaF uptake...... assessed the effect of personal characteristics and technical factors on quantification of arterial (18)F-NaF uptake. RESULTS: NaFmax and TBRmax/mean were dependent on blood activity (β = .34 to .44, P

  8. Frequency of coronary artery disease (cad) risk factors in armed forces

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    To determine the frequency of risk factors of coronary artery disease (CAD) in apparently healthy soldiers of Pakistan Armed Forces. Study Design: Cross sectional descriptive study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of medicine, CMH Okara from July 2012 to Dec 2012. Patients and Methods: The study included 2215 male currently serving soldiers in age range of 18 to 52 years by consecutive sampling. Relevant history, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and blood pressure (BP) of each subject were recorded. BMI > 25 kg/m/sup 2/ and WC > 90 cm was considered obesity and abdominal obesity respectively. BP > 140/90 mmHg was defined as hypertension. All the participants of study underwent blood glucose fasting, blood glucose random, ECG recording, personality assessment and lipid profile. Risk estimation was done using Eric Brittain scoring system. Results: In our study group 95.5% patients were having at least 1 risk factor of CAD, 54 % were having 2 to 4 risk factors while 3.93% had > 4 risk factors. Risk estimation of CAD using Eric Brittain scoring system showed that a large proportion of study group had high probability of developing ischemic heart disease in next 6 years. Conclusion: A large proportion of our soldiers are harboring risk of CAD due to increase in frequency of 8 conventional CAD risk factors especially obesity. (author)

  9. Trastornos de la conducta alimentaria como factor de riesgo para osteoporosis Eating disorders as risk factors for osteoporosis

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    Ma Teresa Rivera-Gallardo; Ma del Socorro Parra-Cabrera; Jorge Armando Barriguete-Meléndez

    2005-01-01

    Los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria son comunes en mujeres jóvenes con una prevalencia estimada de entre 4-5%. La pérdida de masa ósea es una complicación física de la anorexia nervosa y trastorno alimentario no especificado que afecta tanto a hueso cortical como trabecular. El efecto sinérgico de la desnutrición y la deficiencia de estrógenos produce una pérdida de masa ósea a través del desacoplamiento entre resorción osteoclástica y formación osteoblástica. La severidad varía dependi...

  10. Angiographically Negative Acute Arterial Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Incidence, Predictive Factors, and Clinical Outcomes

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    Kim, Jin Hyoung; Shin, Ji Hoon; Yoon, Hyun Ki; Chae, Eun Young; Myung, Seung Jae; Ko, Gi Young; Gwon, Dong Il; Sung, Kyu Bo [Asan Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2009-08-15

    To evaluate the incidence, predictive factors, and clinical outcomes of angiographically negative acute arterial upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. From 2001 to 2008, 143 consecutive patients who underwent an angiography for acute arterial upper or lower GI bleeding were examined. The angiographies revealed a negative bleeding focus in 75 of 143 (52%) patients. The incidence of an angiographically negative outcome was significantly higher in patients with a stable hemodynamic status (p < 0.001), or in patients with lower GI bleeding (p = 0.032). A follow-up of the 75 patients (range: 0-72 months, mean: 8 {+-} 14 months) revealed that 60 of the 75 (80%) patients with a negative bleeding focus underwent conservative management only, and acute bleeding was controlled without rebleeding. Three of the 75 (4%) patients underwent exploratory surgery due to prolonged bleeding; however, no bleeding focus was detected. Rebleeding occurred in 12 of 75 (16%) patients. Of these, six patients experienced massive rebleeding and died of disseminated intravascular coagulation within four to nine hours after the rebleeding episode. Four of the 16 patients underwent a repeat angiography and the two remaining patients underwent a surgical intervention to control the bleeding. Angiographically negative results are relatively common in patients with acute GI bleeding, especially in patients with a stable hemodynamic status or lower GI bleeding. Most patients with a negative bleeding focus have experienced spontaneous resolution of their condition.

  11. Increased aortic stiffness and related factors in patients with peripheral arterial disease.

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    Catalano, Mariella; Scandale, Giovanni; Carzaniga, Gianni; Cinquini, Michela; Minola, Marzio; Dimitrov, Gabriel; Carotta, Maria

    2013-10-01

    A number of conditions have been associated with functional changes of large arteries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the factors associated with aortic stiffness in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The authors studied 86 patients with PAD (ankle-brachial pressure index [ABPI] ≤0.9) and 86 controls. Aortic stiffness was determined by pulse wave velocity (aPWV) using applanation tonometry. In PAD patients, aPWV was higher compared with controls (11 ± 3 vs 9.8 ± 1.8; P=.002). In multiple regression analysis, aPWV was independently associated with pulse pressure (β=0.05, P=.01) in the PAD patients and with age in the control group (β=0.08, P=.0005). The results of this study confirm an aPWV increase in patients with PAD and emphasize the association between blood pressure and aPWV. Further studies are necessary to assess whether higher aortic stiffening adds prognostic value to ABPI, which is the most powerful prognostic indicator in PAD. PMID:24088278

  12. Renal artery stenosis in kidney transplants: assessment of the risk factors

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    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Jalal Etemadi1, Khosro Rahbar2, Ali Nobakht Haghighi2, Nazila Bagheri2, Kianoosh Falaknazi2, Mohammad Reza Ardalan1, Kamyar Ghabili3, Mohammadali M Shoja31Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, 2Department of Nephrology, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, 3Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, IranBackground: Transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS is an important cause of hypertension and renal allograft dysfunction occurring in kidney transplant recipients. However, conflicting predisposing risk factors for TRAS have been reported in the literature.Objective: The aim of the present study was to assess the potential correlation between possible risk factors and TRAS in a group of living donor renal transplant recipients 1 year after the renal transplantation.Methods: We evaluated the presence of renal artery stenosis in 16 recipients who presented with refractory hypertension and/or allograft dysfunction 1 year after renal transplantation. Screening for TRAS was made by magnetic resonance angiography and diagnosis was confirmed by conventional renal angiography. Age, gender, history of acute rejection, plasma lipid profile, serum creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, serum uric acid, calcium phosphate (CaPO4 product, alkaline phosphatase, fasting blood sugar, hemoglobin, and albumin were compared between the TRAS and non-TRAS groups.Results: Of 16 kidney transplant recipients, TRAS was diagnosed in three patients (two men and one woman. High levels of calcium, phosphorous, CaPO4 product, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL cholesterol were significantly correlated with the risk of TRAS 1 year after renal transplantation (P < 0.05. Serum level of uric acid tended to have a significant correlation (P = 0.051.Conclusion: Correlation between high CaPO4 product, LDL cholesterol, and perhaps uric acid and TRAS in living

  13. Contribution of genetic background, traditional risk factors, and HIV-related factors to coronary artery disease events in HIV-positive persons

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    Rotger, Margalida; Glass, Tracy R; Junier, Thomas;

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    BACKGROUND: Persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have increased rates of coronary artery disease (CAD). The relative contribution of genetic background, HIV-related factors, antiretroviral medications, and traditional risk factors to CAD has not been fully evaluated in the set...

  14. Contribution of genetic background, traditional risk factors, and HIV-related factors to coronary artery disease events in HIV-positive persons

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    Rotger, Margalida; Glass, Tracy R; Junier, Thomas; Lundgren, Jens; Neaton, James D; Poloni, Estella S; van 't Wout, Angélique B; Lubomirov, Rubin; Colombo, Sara; Martinez, Raquel; Rauch, Andri; Günthard, Huldrych F; Neuhaus, Jacqueline; Wentworth, Deborah; van Manen, Danielle; Gras, Luuk A; Schuitemaker, Hanneke; Albini, Laura; Torti, Carlo; Jacobson, Lisa P; Li, Xiuhong; Kingsley, Lawrence A; Carli, Federica; Guaraldi, Giovanni; Ford, Emily S; Sereti, Irini; Hadigan, Colleen; Martinez, Esteban; Arnedo, Mireia; Egaña-Gorroño, Lander; Gatell, Jose M; Law, Matthew; Bendall, Courtney; Petoumenos, Kathy; Rockstroh, Jürgen; Wasmuth, Jan-Christian; Kabamba, Kabeya; Delforge, Marc; De Wit, Stephane; Berger, Florian; Mauss, Stefan; de Paz Sierra, Mariana; Losso, Marcelo; Belloso, Waldo H; Leyes, Maria; Campins, Antoni; Mondi, Annalisa; De Luca, Andrea; Bernardino, Ignacio; Barriuso-Iglesias, Mónica; Torrecilla-Rodriguez, Ana; Gonzalez-Garcia, Juan; Arribas, José R; Fanti, Iuri; Gel, Silvia; Puig, Jordi; Negredo, Eugenia; Gutierrez, Mar; Domingo, Pere; Fischer, Julia; Fätkenheuer, Gerd; Alonso-Villaverde, Carlos; Macken, Alan; Woo, James; McGinty, Tara; Mallon, Patrick; Mangili, Alexandra; Skinner, Sally; Wanke, Christine A; Reiss, Peter; Weber, Rainer; Bucher, Heiner C; Fellay, Jacques; Telenti, Amalio; Tarr, Philip E; Schölvinck, Elisabeth H.

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    BACKGROUND: Persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have increased rates of coronary artery disease (CAD). The relative contribution of genetic background, HIV-related factors, antiretroviral medications, and traditional risk factors to CAD has not been fully evaluated in the settin

  15. Factores de riesgo de la hipertensión arterial y la salud cardiovascular en estudiantes universitarios

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    Figueroa López, Carlos Gonzalo; Ramos del Rio, Bertha

    2006-01-01

    El objetivo fue determinar los factores de riesgo de la hiperten-sión arterial en estudiantes universitarios. Participaron 110 estudiantes normotensos divididos en: a) grupo de casos (N= 52), con antecedente familiar de hipertensión, y b) grupo de controles (N= 58), sin antecedente familiar de hipertensión. En los dos grupos se aplicaron el Cuestionario para detectar antecedentes familiares de hipertensión arterial y el Inventa-rio de Factores de Riesgo de Hipertensión (IFRH) (Grijalva, 1992)...

  16. EL ETHOS ECONÓMICO COMO FACTOR DE LEGITIMACIÓN DEL ORDENAMIENTO JURÍDICO COLOMBIANO

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    David Alfaro Patrón

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    Full Text Available La estructura social colombiana tiene formas de vida tan diversas como regiones y culturas hay a lo largo y ancho de la geografía nacional, por lo cual no existe un concepto unívoco de bien común que determine la legitimidad del ordenamiento jurídico nacional. Se observa entonces, que el factor económico es el que legitima el Derecho colombiano en la medida en que la producción normativa responde a los intereses de los grupos que manejan el ethos económico, lo cual evidencia que la legitimidad de nuestro Derecho no radica en el conjunto de costumbres, valores, tradiciones, símbolos y hábitos que definen la identidad de nuestros nacionales, sino en el factor económico y en los intereses de los grupos sociales que lo detentan.

  17. El ethos económico como factor de legitimación del ordenamiento jurídico colombiano

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    Full Text Available La estructura social colombiana tiene formas de vida tan diversas como regiones y culturas hay a lo largo y ancho de la geografía nacional, lo cual conlleva a que no exista un concepto unívoco de bien común que determine la legitimidad del ordenamiento jurídico nacional. Se observa entonces que el factor económico es el que legitima el Derecho colombiano en la medida en que la producción normativa responde a los intereses de los grupos que manejan el ethos económico, lo cual evidencia que la legitimidad de nuestro Derecho no radica en el conjunto de costumbres, valores, tradiciones, símbolos y hábitos que definen la identidad de nuestros nacionales, sino en el factor económico y en los intereses de los grupos sociales que lo detentan.

  18. Prevalence of coronary artery disease risk factors in Iran: a population based survey

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    Gafarzadeh Motlag A

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Coronary artery disease (CAD is a leading cause of mortality, morbidity, and disability with high health care cost in Iran. It accounts for nearly 50 percent of all deaths per year. Yet little is known about CAD and CAD risk factors in the Iranian population. We aimed to assess the prevalence of different CAD risk factors in an Iranian population. Methods A descriptive cross sectional survey was conducted involving 3000 healthy adults at 18 years of age or above who were recruited with cluster random sampling. Demographic data and risk factors were determined by taking history, physical examination and laboratory tests. Results The average age was 36.23 ± 15.26. There was 1381 female (46% and 1619 male (54% out of which 6.3% were diabetic, 21.6% were smoker, and 15% had positive familial heart disease history. 61% had total cholesterol level > 200 mg/dL, 32% triglyceride > 200 mg/dl, 47.5% LDL-c > 130 mg/dl, 5.4% HDL-c 140 mmHg, 9.1% diastolic blood pressure > 90 mmHg and 87% of them were physically inactive. Conclusion Clinical and Para-clinical data indicated that Iranian adult population are of a high level of CAD risk factors, which may require urgent decision making to address national control measures regarding CAD.

  19. Clinical Significance of Tissue Factor-Exposing Microparticles in Arterial and Venous Thrombosis.

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    van Es, Nick; Bleker, Suzanne; Sturk, Auguste; Nieuwland, Rienk

    2015-10-01

    Microparticles (MP) are small extracellular vesicles (30-1,000 nm) that are released from activated cells or platelets. Exposure of negatively charged phospholipids and tissue factor (TF) renders MP procoagulant. Normal plasma levels of intravascular TF-exposing MP (TFMP) are low, but their number may rise in pathological conditions, including cancer and infectious disease. Emerging evidence indicates an important role for these circulating TFMP in the pathogenesis of thrombotic complications such as venous thromboembolism and disseminated intravascular coagulation, whereas their contribution to arterial thrombosis is less studied. Despite serious limitations of the currently available assays for measuring TFMP levels or the procoagulant activity associated with TFMP with respect to sensitivity and specificity, the scientific interest in TFMP is rapidly growing because their application as prognostic biomarkers for thrombotic complications is promising. Future advances in detection methods will likely provide more insight into TFMP and eventually improve their clinical utility. PMID:26408926

  20. Risk factors and consequences of unexpected trapping for ruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysms

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    Hitoshi Fukuda

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    Full Text Available Background: While clipping cerebral aneurysms at the neck is optimal, in some cases this is not possible and other strategies are necessary. The purpose of this study was to describe the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes for inability to clip reconstruct ruptured anterior communicating artery (ACoA aneurysms. Methods: Of the 70 cases of ruptured ACoA aneurysms between January 2006 and December 2013, our institutional experience revealed four cases of small ACoA aneurysms that had been considered clippable prior to operation but required trapping. When a unilateral A2 segment of anterior cerebral artery (ACA was compromised by trapping, revascularization was performed by bypass surgery. Clinical presentation, angiographic characteristics, operative approach, intraoperative findings, and treatment outcomes were assessed. Results: Very small aneurysm under 3 mm was a risk factor for unexpected trapping. The reason for unexpected trapping was laceration of the aneurysmal neck in two cases, and lack of clippaple component due to disintegration of entire aneurysmal wall at the time of rupture in the others. Aneurysms with bilateral A1 were treated with sole trapping through pterional approach in two cases. The other two cases had hypoplastic unilateral A1 segment of ACA and were treated with combination of aneurysm trapping and revascularization of A2 segment of ACA through interhemispheric approach. No patients had new cerebral infarctions of cortical ACA territory from surgery. Cognitive dysfunction was observed in three cases, but all patients became independent at 12-month follow up. Conclusions: Unexpected trapping was performed when ruptured ACoA aneurysms were unclippable. Trapping with or without bypass can result in reasonable outcomes, with acceptable risk of cognitive dysfunction.

  1. Kale Juice Improves Coronary Artery Disease Risk Factors in Hypercjlolesterolemiic Men

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    SOO YEON KIM; SUN YOON; SOO MI KWON; KYE SOOK PARK; YANG CHA LEE-KIM

    2008-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the effect of 3-month kale(Brassica oleracea acephala)iuice supplementation on coronary artery disease risk factors among hypercholesterolemic men.Methods Thkty-two men with hypercholesterolemia (>200 mg/dL)were recruited after annual health examinations among the faculty and staff at university.The subijects consumed 150 mL of kale iuice per day for a 12-week intervention period.Dietary and anthropomeu-ic assessments were performed and blood samples were collected to evaluate biochemical profdes before and after supplementation.Results Serum concentrations of HDL-cholesterol,and HDL-to LDL-cholesterol ratio were significantly increased by 27%(P<0.0001)and 52%(P<0.0001),respectively.The LDL-cholesterol concentration and the atherogenic index were significantly reduced by 1O%(P=0.O007)and 24.2%(P<0.0001),respectively without affecting body mass index,waist and hip circumferences,or nutrient intakes after three months of supplementation.While there was no difference in the concentration of malondialdehvde,significant increase in glutathione peroxidase activity(P=0.0005)were accompanied by a significant increase in the serom selenium level(P=0.0132).It was also foand that the responses of these risk factors to kale inice administration were dependent on smoking status.Conelusion Regular meals supplementation with kale juice can favorably influence serum lipid profiles and antioxidant systems.and hence contribute to reduce the risks of coronary artery disease in male subjects with hyperlipidemia.

  2. Association between Traditional Risk Factors and CoronaryArtery Ectasia:AStudy on 10057Angiographic Procedures among Iranian Population

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    AliReza Amirzadegan

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Whether coronary artery ectasia (CAE is a unique clinical finding or results from other clinical entities is still unknown. We aimed to determine the CAE prevalence, investigate the relationship between CAE and patients’ demographic and clinical characteristics, and assess the prognosis at follow-up in a sample of Iranian population.Methods: Totally, 10057 patients who underwent coronary angiography were divided into three categories: normal coronary arteries without co-existing coronary artery disease; CAE without co-existing coronary artery narrowing < 50%; and coronary artery stenosis with > 50% luminal narrowing (CAS.Results: The prevalence of CAE was 1.5%. Compared to the normal individuals, the CAE patients were older, were more frequently male, and had higher rates of myocardial infarction (MI. The CAE patients had a lower frequency of diabetes and MI than the CAS group. The CAE patients were largely focused between 40 to 60 years of age. The right coronary and left anterior descending arteries were the most involved arteries, and ectasia was located more frequently in the proximal part of these arteries. Patients with ectasia in the three main vessels had higher rates of MI. After a mean follow-up of 54.23 ±18.41 months, chest pain and dyspnea on exertion remained the main complaint in more than 97% of the patients, leading to hospital admission in more than 14%.Conclusion: There was no relationship between the presence of ectasia and conventional risk factors. According to our study, pure CAE may be deemed a benign feature of atherosclerosis; however, it can lead to frequent hospital admissions because of the persistence of cardiovascular symptoms.

  3. Circunferência da cintura e índice de massa corporal como preditores da hipertensão arterial Waist circumference and body mass index as predictors of hypertension

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    Maria do Rosário Gondim Peixoto

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a associação entre índices antropométricos, índice de massa corporal (IMC e circunferência da cintura (CC e hipertensão arterial (HA e avaliar a capacidade desses índices na predição da HA. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal populacional realizado em Goiânia (GO, em 2001, com amostra de 1.238 adultos, de vinte a 64 anos. Foi definida como obesidade total (IMC > 30 kg/m², como obesidade abdominal (CC no nível 2 - CC > 88 cm para mulheres e > 102 cm para homens e como HA (pressão sistólica > 140 mmHg ou pressão diastólica > 90 mmHg, ou uso de hipotensores. Foi realizada análise de regressão logística múltipla para avaliar as associações entre os índices antropométricos e a HA. Análise de curva ROC para avaliar a sensibilidade e especificidade do IMC (> 30 e nível 2 da CC na predição da HA e para determinar os pontos de corte com melhor predição da HA. RESULTADOS: A CC apresentou associação com a HA em ambos os sexos. O nível 2 da CC e o IMC >30 kg/m² apresentaram baixa sensibilidade em identificar a HA. Os pontos de corte com melhor capacidade preditiva de HA coincidiram com o nível 1 da CC (> 80 cm e com o IMC >25 kg/m² (sobrepeso, para as mulheres, e foram inferiores aos valores do nível 1 da CC e de sobrepeso, para os homens. CONCLUSÃO: O nível 2 da CC e o IMC > 30 kg/m² não são adequados para identificar os grupos de maior risco de HA, já que esse risco se eleva com pequenos aumentos na adiposidade.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between anthropometric indexes - body mass index (BMI and waist circumference (WC - and hypertension, and to evaluate the predictive value of these indexes in detecting hypertension. METHODS: Cross-sectional population study conducted in the city of Goiânia (GO with a sample of 1,238 adults aged twenty to 64 years, in 2001. Total obesity was defined as BMI > 30 kg/m²; abdominal obesity was defined as level 2 WC > 88 cm for women and > 102 cm for men, and

  4. El cacahuate (Arachis hypogaea L.); como factor de desarrollo rural regional

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    Calixto Escobar, Elizabeth

    2012-01-01

    Esta investigación, se realizó en los Municipios de Ahuatlan, Tlapanala y Huaquechula, Puebla, México, con el objetivo de determinar los factores de una estrategia de desarrollo rural, orientado a los productores regionales de cacahuate (Arachis hypogaea L.), que fomente la incorporación de valor agregado al cultivo del cacahuate mediante su industrialización y comercialización. La metodología usada se desarrollo en dos fases; primera fase “Diagnóstico”: consistió en la recolección de la...

  5. Las variables emocionales como factores de riesgo de los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria

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    Aitziber Pascual; Itziar Etxebarria; Enrique Echeburúa

    2011-01-01

    Este estudio ex post facto analizó si determinadas variables emocionales pueden considerarse factores de riesgo de los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria (TCA). Se analizaron las siguientes variables: ansiedad-rasgo, dificultad para identificar y expresar las emociones (alexitimia), autoestima, actitud negativa hacia la expresión emocional, percepción negativa de las emociones, influuencia de la alimentación, el peso y la figura corporal en el estado de ánimo, necesidad de control y estrat...

  6. Artéria femoral profunda: uma opção como origem de fluxo para derivações infrageniculares Deep femoral artery: an option as inflow site in infragenicular bypasses

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    Francisco Cardoso Brochado Neto

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: Na isquemia crítica, a artéria femoral profunda pode tornar-se a opção mais distal como origem de fluxo para derivações distais em casos de oclusão da origem da artéria femoral superficial associada a prega inguinal hostil. OBJETIVO:Avaliar, retrospectivamente, a artéria femoral profunda como doadora de fluxo para derivações infrageniculares. MÉTODOS: De 2000 a 2005, 129 derivações infrageniculares apresentaram anastomose proximal nas artérias femorais, comum (40, superficial (72 e profunda (17. O presente estudo teve como foco a artéria femoral profunda, e suas indicações foram: prega inguinal hostil (seis casos, limite da extensão do substituto (seis casos e ambos os fatores (outros cinco casos. Foram abordadas a primeira e a segunda porção em 12 casos e a terceira porção em cinco casos. As cirurgias foram secundárias em 47% dos casos, e os substitutos utilizados foram veias do membro superior em 11 casos, safena interna em cinco e safena externa em um caso. RESULTADOS: No total dos enxertos (129, as estimativas de perviedade primária e salvamento do membro foram: 68,0% e 84,7%, respectivamente, com erro padrão (EP aceitável (0,1 em 36 meses. Quando o grupo foi estratificado, as artérias femorais comum, superficial e profunda apresentaram resultados comparáveis de perviedade primária (63,3, 70,2 e 64,7%; p = 0,63 e salvamento do membro (83,1, 82,4 e 92,3%; p = 0,78. A perviedade dos enxertos com origem nas porções proximal e distal da artéria femoral profunda, bem como das cirurgias primárias e secundárias, foram comparáveis, sem diferença estatística significante (p = 0,89 e p = 0,77, respectivamente. CONCLUSÃO: A artéria femoral profunda mostrou ser acessível e efetiva como origem de fluxo de enxertos infrageniculares, com resultados satisfatórios de perviedade e salvamento do membro.BACKGROUND: Deep femoral artery can be the most distal technical option as donor site in patients with

  7. Evolución de la seguridad vial en medio urbano como disciplina y como factor del diseño tipológico de la calle

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    Espelt Lleonart, Pere; León-Salas Tirado, David

    2009-01-01

    Frente al enfoque convencional de la seguridad vial centrado en la accidentalidad y las medidas físicas puntuales propias de un modelo de carretera, emerge otro registro técnico y metodológico específicamente urbano que resulta del enfoque integral propio de la evolución de la acción local. Bajo ese enfoque algunos países han adoptado medidas urbanísticas extensivas de gestión y reordenación del espacio viario como solución estructural de la adaptación del comportamiento de todos los usuarios...

  8. Regional block anesthesia in a patient with factor V Leiden mutation and axillary artery occlusion

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    Kerem Erkalp

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Kerem Erkalp1, Mevlut Comlekci1, Bekir Inan2, Gokcen Basaranoglu1, Haluk Ozdemir1, Leyla Saidoglu11Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Vakif Gureba Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey; 2Department of Vascular Surgery, Vakif Gureba Hospital, Istanbul, TurkeyAbstract: Anesthetic management of patients with coagulation disorders presents safety and technical challenges. This case describes a 58-year-old woman with factor V Leiden mutation who required distal saphenous vein harvest and axillo-brachial bypass to treat axillary artery occlusion. The patient underwent surgery with satisfactory anesthesia using infraclavicular brachial plexus block, thoracic paravertebral block, and unilateral subarachnoid block. These three regional anesthetic interventions were performed in lieu of general anesthesia to minimize risks of thrombotic events, pain, and to decrease recovery time. Despite higher failure rates of regional anesthesia, longer time required for procedures, and added discomforts during surgery, the benefits may outweigh risks for selected high-risk patients, including those with factor V Leiden mutations.Keywords: regional anesthesia, factor V Leiden, pain, vein harvest

  9. [Risk factors for arterial hypertension in the adult population of an urban region of Ecuador].

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    Ortiz-Benavides, Rina Elizabeth; Torres-Valdez, Maritza; Sigüencia-Cruz, Wilson; Añez-Ramos, Roberto; Salazar-Vílchez, Juan; Rojas-Quintero, Joselyn; Bermúdez-Pirela, Valmore

    2016-06-01

    Objectives . To determine the risk factors for arterial hypertension (HTN) in the adult resident population of the city of Cuenca, Ecuador Materials and methods A cross-sectional analytical study of adults selected via multistage random sampling who underwent clinical, anthropometric, and laboratory evaluations. The diagnosis of HTN was defined according to the JNC-7 criteria. A multiple logistic regression model was performed Results A total of 318 persons were included. The prevalence of HTN was 25.8% (males: 27.2% vs. females: 24.7%; p = 0.617). In the multiple logistic regression model, the risk factors for HTN were age > 60 years (OR, 8.68; 95% CI, 3.56-21.14; p body mass index (OR, 2.36; 95% CI, 1.04-5.70; p = 0.042), high caloric intake (OR, 2.06; 95% CI, 1.01- 4.53; p = 0.044), and family history of HTN (OR, 1.58; 95% CI, 1.02-2.90; p = 0.040) Conclusions The presence of HTN in this population is associated with both intrinsic and environmental factors, which should be considered in routine evaluations to ensure its early identification and control. PMID:27656923

  10. Evaluation of arterial diseases by intravenous digital angiography (IVSDA) and risk factors in patients with cerebrovascular disease

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    Intravenous digital angiography (IVSDA) has been performed in 1,031 consecutive patients during the previous 4 years. Complications of IVSDA, such as coughing, dermal reaction, nausea and vomiting, occurred in 77 patients (7.5%). Among them, 234 patients with a definite diagnosis of cerebrovascular disease were entered onto this study. On the basis of findings of IVSDA, the patients were largely classified into six groups: internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion, ICA stenosis, middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion, MCA stenosis, marked arterial elongation, and normal findings. A group of the patients with ICA occlusion was characterized by having sudden onset with less complicated hypertension. In this group, etiological factors seemed to be embolism, intra-atheromatic hemorrhage, and dissecting aneurysm, as well as atherosclerosis. Major risk factors were hypertension, smoking, diabetes mellitus, and ischemic heart disease for lesions of the main trunk; and severe hypertension, high hematocrit levels and elevated platelet aggregability for lesions of perforating and small cortical arteries and arterioles. In the case of arterial elongation, platelet aggregability elicited by ADP was not suppressed by antiplatelet agents. These patients need to receive intensive treatment to prevent relapse of the disease. (Namekawa, K)

  11. Evaluation of arterial diseases by intravenous digital angiography (IVSDA) and risk factors in patients with cerebrovascular disease

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    Fukui, Toshiya (Kakeyu Hospital, Nagano (Japan))

    1989-04-01

    Intravenous digital angiography (IVSDA) has been performed in 1,031 consecutive patients during the previous 4 years. Complications of IVSDA, such as coughing, dermal reaction, nausea and vomiting, occurred in 77 patients (7.5%). Among them, 234 patients with a definite diagnosis of cerebrovascular disease were entered onto this study. On the basis of findings of IVSDA, the patients were largely classified into six groups: internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion, ICA stenosis, middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion, MCA stenosis, marked arterial elongation, and normal findings. A group of the patients with ICA occlusion was characterized by having sudden onset with less complicated hypertension. In this group, etiological factors seemed to be embolism, intra-atheromatic hemorrhage, and dissecting aneurysm, as well as atherosclerosis. Major risk factors were hypertension, smoking, diabetes mellitus, and ischemic heart disease for lesions of the main trunk; and severe hypertension, high hematocrit levels and elevated platelet aggregability for lesions of perforating and small cortical arteries and arterioles. In the case of arterial elongation, platelet aggregability elicited by ADP was not suppressed by antiplatelet agents. These patients need to receive intensive treatment to prevent relapse of the disease. (Namekawa, K).

  12. La energía como factor fundamental en el proceso económico

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    Melo Poveda, Yormy Eliana

    2013-01-01

    Resumen: Desde la prehistoria, la energía en sus diferentes formas ha estado fuertemente vinculada al desarrollo y evolución de la vida del hombre. De ahí que sea relevante realizar una mirada histórica sobre el papel que estos han desempeñado, con el fin de resaltar dicha relación y el impacto del uso de las diferentes fuentes de energía en los procesos económicos que se llevan a cabo. La hipótesis que se asume es que la energía es un factor que explica el proceso de crecimiento económic...

  13. El desarrollo local y empresarial: La formación como factor básico para orientar al emprendedor

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    Juan Uribe Toril

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Objeto: El presente artículo es un recorrido que se inicia con el repaso de las principales teorías del desarrollo local para adentrarse en el emprendedor y en el fomento de la cultura emprendedora en ámbitos rurales como medio de impulso del progreso local. También, estudiaremos la influencia de factores personales del emprendedor (experiencia, situación,… en la constitución de empresas y cómo afecta el nivel formativo (en sentido amplio en el desarrollo económico y del espíritu emprendedor a través de variables latentes, que se traduce en creación de nuevas empresas.Diseño/metodología: La investigación parte de un análisis y recopilación de la literatura existente en desarrollo local para pasar a un estudio transversal mediante procedimiento de encuesta directa. Para el tratamiento de la información obtenida se ha utilizado el análisis de clases latentes.Resultados: Del análisis de los datos se desprenden dos conclusiones principales: que la formación de partida y continua, la situación personal y el propio entorno, se configuran de una manera directa en el espíritu emprendedor y que programas de desarrollo permiten realizar diseños con garantías de éxito. De estas conclusiones emanan cinco reflexiones.Limitaciones: Encontramos una delimitación geográfica al haber sido entrevistadas empresas de la comunidad andaluza, aunque presumimos que, al centrarnos en localidades de baja densidad de población, son perfectamente extrapolables a otras zonas.Implicaciones prácticas: El estudio es de utilidad a los agentes sociales encargados del diseño de programas de capacitación empresarial y de la organización y control de herramientas potenciadoras de cultura emprendedora en entornos rurales.Implicaciones sociales: Fomento de empresas en entornos rurales que permiten disminuir la despoblación de los pueblos y mitigar la concentración humana en grandes urbes. Asimismo, a través del crecimiento económico de estos

  14. Impact of volunteer-related and methodology-related factors on the reproducibility of brachial artery flow-mediated vasodilation

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    Mil, van Anke C.C.M.; Greyling, Arno; Zock, Peter L.; Geleijnse, Marianne; Hopman, Maria T.; Mensink, Ronald P.; Reesink, Koen D.; Green, Daniel J.; Ghiadoni, Lorenzo; Thijssen, Dick H.

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    Objectives: Brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (FMD) is a popular technique to examine endothelial function in humans. Identifying volunteer and methodological factors related to variation in FMD is important to improve measurement accuracy and applicability. Methods: Volunteer-related and me

  15. The relation between coronary artery calcification in asymptomatic subjects and both traditional risk factors and living in the city centre

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    Lambrechtsen, J; Gerke, Oke; Egstrup, Kenneth;

    2012-01-01

    Objective:  To evaluate the association between the risk factor of living in the city centre as a surrogate for air pollution and the presence of coronary artery calcification (CAC) in a population of asymptomatic Danish subjects. Design and subjects:  A random sample of 1825 men and women...

  16. Molecular mechanisms of hypoxia-inducible factor-induced pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cell alterations in pulmonary hypertension.

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    Veith, Christine; Schermuly, Ralph T; Brandes, Ralf P; Weissmann, Norbert

    2016-03-01

    Oxygen (O2) is essential for the viability and function of most metazoan organisms and thus is closely monitored at both the organismal and the cellular levels. However, alveoli often encounter decreased O2 levels (hypoxia), leading to activation of physiological or pathophysiological responses in the pulmonary arteries. Such changes are achieved by activation of transcription factors. The hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs) are the most prominent hypoxia-regulated transcription factors in this regard. HIFs bind to hypoxia-response elements (HREs) in the promoter region of target genes, whose expression and translation allows the organism, amongst other factors, to cope with decreased environmental O2 partial pressure (pO2). However, prolonged HIF activation can contribute to major structural alterations, especially in the lung, resulting in the development of pulmonary hypertension (PH). PH is characterized by a rise in pulmonary arterial pressure associated with pulmonary arterial remodelling, concomitant with a reduced intravascular lumen area. Patients with PH develop right heart hypertrophy and eventually die from right heart failure. Thus, understanding the molecular mechanisms of HIF regulation in PH is critical for the identification of novel therapeutic strategies. This review addresses the relationship of hypoxia and the HIF system with pulmonary arterial dysfunction in PH. We particularly focus on the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the HIF-driven pathophysiological processes. PMID:26228924

  17. The Importance of Physical Fitness versus Physical Activity for Coronary Artery Disease Risk Factors: A Cross-Sectional Analysis.

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    Young, Deborah Rohm; Steinhardt, Mary A.

    1993-01-01

    This cross-sectional study examined relationships among physical fitness, physical activity, and risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) in male police officers. Data from screenings and physical fitness assessments indicated physical activity must be sufficient to influence fitness before obtaining statistically significant risk-reducing…

  18. Risk factors for perinatal arterial ischaemic stroke in full-term infants : a case-control study

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    Harteman, Johanna C.; Groenendaal, Floris; Kwee, Anneke; Welsing, Paco M. J.; Benders, Manon J. N. L.; de Vries, Linda S.

    2012-01-01

    Objective The incidence of perinatal arterial ischaemic stroke (PAIS) is about 1 in 2300 live births. Evidence about the aetiology is still lacking. The aim of this study was to identify maternal, perinatal and neonatal risk factors for symptomatic PAIS in full-term infants. Methods Each full-term i

  19. Prevalence and risk factors of asymptomatic peripheral arterial disease in patients with COPD in Taiwan.

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    Full Text Available AIM: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of asymptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD and the associated risk factors for patients with COPD. METHODS: This prospective cross-sectional study enrolled 427 COPD patients (mean age: 70.0 years without PAD symptoms consecutively. Demographic data, lung function and cardiovascular risk factors were recorded. The ankle-brachial index (ABI was used to detect PAD (ABI<0.90. RESULTS: The overall prevalence of asymptomatic PAD in the COPD patients was 8% (2.5% in the younger participants (<65 years of age, n = 118 and 10% in the elderly participants (≥65 years of age, n = 309. The COPD patients with asymptomatic PAD had a significantly higher rate of hyperlipidemia (47.1% vs. 10.4% and hypertension (79.4% vs. 45.8% than those without asymptomatic PAD (p<0.05. There was no significant difference in lung function (forced vital capacity and forced expiratory volume in one second between the two groups. In multivariate logistic regression, hyperlipidemia was the strongest independent factor for PAD (odds ratio (OR: 6.89, p<0.005, followed by old age (OR: 4.80, hypertension (OR: 3.39 and smoking burden (pack-years, OR: 1.02. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of asymptomatic PAD among COPD patients in Taiwan is lower than in Western countries. Hyperlipidemia, old age, hypertension, and smoking burden were the associated cardiovascular risk factors. However, there was no association between lung function and PAD in the COPD patients.

  20. Pre-clinical atherosclerosis evaluated by carotid artery intima-media thickness and the risk factors in children

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    YANG Xiao-zheng; LIU Ying; MI Jie; TANG Chao-shu; DU Jun-bao

    2007-01-01

    Background Atherosclerosis as a cardiovascular disease was found to begin even in the fetal period. However,information about risk factors of pre-clinical atherosclerosis in childhood has been limited. Hence, this study was aimed to find out the risk factors of atherosclerosis by measuring the carotid artery intima-media thickness in children. High resolution B-mode ultrasound used to examine the carotid artery intima-media thickness was demonstrated to be useful in finding the early carotid structural changes.Methods The study included 79 children who were divided into two groups according to their ages: group Ⅰ consisted of 42 children with ages from 5 to 9 years and group Ⅱ consisted of 37 children with ages from 10 to 18 years, Among them,23 had a positive family history for risk, such as hypertension, obesity or dyslipidemia. Blood samples were collected and total cholesterol, triglycerides, high density lipoprotein and low density lipoprotein were assayed. The carotid artery intima-media thickness was measured by ultrasound. Comparisons were done between the two groups using Student's t tests and Chi-square analysis. Body mass index, blood pressure, levels of lipids, family history and the carotid artery intima-media thickness were calculated by conditional logistic regression analysis.Results Compared with the children without a positive family history, the incidence of the increased carotid artery intima-media thickness was significantly high (x2=4.364, P<0.05). There were no statistically significant differences between left and right carotid arteries in carotid artery intima-media thickness (P>0.05). In this study, diastolic blood pressure and the atherosclerosis index were suggested to be the risk factors to the thickened carotid artery intima-media thickness. In group I the diastolic blood pressure's odds radio was 1.187 (P=0.035) and the atherosclerosis index odds radio was 37.165 (P=0.001); in group Ⅱ the diastolic blood pressure's odds

  1. Thimerosal blocks stimulated but not basal release of endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF) in dog isolated coronary artery.

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    Crack, P.; Cocks, T.

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    1. The effect of an acetly-coA lysolecithin acyltransferase inhibitor, thimerosal, on the release of endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF) was examined in the greyhound isolated coronary artery. 2. Thimerosal (1-10 microM) relaxed fully, ring segments of coronary artery which were contracted with the thromboxane A2-mimetic, U46619 (30 nM). The response was endothelium-dependent, slow in both onset and time to reach maximum. The maximum relaxation to the highest concentration of thimerosa...

  2. Risk Factors and Clinical Evaluation of Superficial Femoral Artery Stent Fracture: Prote'ge'GPS Stent

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    Lee, Da Un; Kim, Jae Kyu; Jung, Hye Doo; Huh, Tae Wook; Yim, Nam Yeol; Oh, Hyun jun; Choi, Soo Jin Na [Chonnam National University Hospital, Chonnam National University, Medical School, Gwangju (Korea, Republic of); Chang, Nam Kyu [Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Chonnam National University, Medical School, Hwasun (Korea, Republic of)

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    To evaluate the occurrence of superficial femoral artery stent fractures, the risk factors of stent fracture, and the relationship between fractures and clinical findings. Of the 38 patients who underwent treatment with Prote'ge'GPS stenting due to arterial occlusions on the superficial femoral artery, 17 also underwent a clinical analysis. Forty-three stents were inserted in the 17 superficial femoral arteries, ranging between 15 and 50 cm in length, with a mean treated length of 26.4 cm (15-50 cm). A fracture was evaluated by taking a PA and lateral simple radiography, as well as a follow-up evaluation accompanied with a CT angiography, DSA, and a color Doppler sonography. The examination involved the assessment of the difference between bone fractures due to length, placement, and frequency. Fractures occurred in 13 of 43 stents (30.2%). A total of 10 (71.4%) occurred in the upper third, compared to 4 (28.6%) in the lower third of the superficial femoral artery. In addition, 10 stents (71.4%) had a single strut fracture, whereas 4 (28.6%) had multiple strut fractures. A stent fracture occurred more frequently when the stents and lesions were longer (p=0.021, 0.012) and the stents were inserted near the joint. However, there was no significant relationship between stent numbers and the fractures (p=0.126). When the stents were inserted along the popliteal artery, a stent fracture occurred more frequently in the lower third of the artery. The stent fractures did not significantly influence the patency rate of the stented artery (p=0.44) Prote'ge'GPS stents in the superficial femoral artery revealed a considerable number of fractures and the fracture frequency showed a significant relationship with the length of stents and lesions. The closer stent insertion was to the joints, the more frequently fractures occurred. There were no evident significant relationships between the presence of stent fractures and the patency of the stented arteries

  3. Expression of Angiogenic Factors in Hepatocellular Carcinoma after Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization

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    廖晓锋; 易继林; 李兴睿; 杨志芳; 邓巍; 田耕

    2003-01-01

    In order to investigate the changes of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) andbasic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) expression in residual hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) aftertranscatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE), the expression levels of VEGF and bFGF ex-pression in specimens surgically removed from 48 HCC patients were detected by immunohisto-chemical methods, and staining intensity of VEGF and bFGF was assessed by a computer-assistedimage-analyzer. Among the 48 patients, 25 underwent partial hepatectomy alone (single operatinggroup), and 23 were subjected to second stage surgical resection after TACE (TACE group) Theresults showed that the average absorbancevalue (A) of VEGF was higher in TACE group thanthat in single operating group (0. 152±0. 021 vs 0. 131±0. 012, P<0.01). The Average A of bF-GF in TACE group was 0. 127±0. 023, higher than in single operating group (0. 111±0. 016, P<0. 05). These results suggested that TACE of HCC can up-regulate the expression of VEGF andbFGF in HCC tissues possibly due to anoxia and ischemia.

  4. Prevalence of and risk factors for aspirin resistance in elderly patients with coronary artery disease

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    Xian-Feng Liu; Jian Cao; Li Fan; Lin Liu; Jian Li; Guo-Liang Hu; Yi-Xin Hu; Xiao-Li Li

    2013-01-01

    Objective To assess the prevalence of and related risk factors for aspirin resistance in elderly patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Methods Two hundred and forty-six elderly patients (75.9 ± 7.4 years) with CAD who received daily aspirin therapy (≥ 75 mg) over one month were recruited. The effect of aspirin was assessed using light transmission aggregometry (LTA) and thrombelastography platelet mapping assay (TEG). Aspirin resistance was defined as ≥ 20% arachidonic acid (AA)-induced aggregation and ≥ 70% adenosine diphosphate (ADP)-induced aggregation in the LTA assay. An aspirin semi-responder was defined as meeting one (but not both) of the criteria described above. Based on the results of TEG, aspirin resistance was defined as ≥ 50% aggregation induced by AA. Results As determined by LTA, 23 (9.3%) of the elderly CAD patients were resistant to aspirin therapy; 91 (37.0%) were semi-responders. As determined by TEG, 61 patients (24.8%) were aspirin resistant. Of the 61 patients who were aspirin resistant by TEG, 19 were aspirin resistant according to LTA results. Twenty-four of 91 semi-responders by LTA were aspirin resistant by TEG. Multivariate logistic risk factor for aspirin resistance as determined by TEG. Conclusions A significant number of elderly patients with CAD are resistant to aspirin therapy. Fasting blood glucose level is closely associated with aspirin resistance in elderly CAD patients.

  5. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor ameliorates coronary artery elastin breakdown in a mouse model of Kawasaki disease

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    Liu Junfeng; Chen Zhi; Du Zhongdong; Lu Dunxiang

    2014-01-01

    Background Coronary artery damage from Kawasaki disease (KD) is closely linked to the dysfunction of the endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs).The aim of the present study was to evaluate the modulatory effect of granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) on EPCs and elastin breakdown of coronary arteries in a KD mouse model.Methods A Lactobacillus casei cell wall extract (LCWE)-induced KD model was established in C57BL/6 mice that were subsequently administrated with recombinant human G-CSF (rhG-CSF).Nω-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) was administrated for the negative intervention.Evaluations included coronary artery lesions,EPC number and functions,and the plasma concentration of nitric oxide (NO).Results Elastin breakdown was found in the coronary arteries of model mice 56 days after injection of LCWE.The number of circulating EPCs,plasma concentration of NO,and functions of bone marrow EPCs,including proliferation,adhesion,and migration abilities,were all lower in the KD model group compared with those in the control group.After administration of rhG-CSF,the number of circulating EPCs and plasma concentration of NO were increased significantly compared with those in the KD model group.There were also increases in the functional indexes of EPCs.Furthermore,rhG-CSF administration improved the elastin breakdown effectively.However,these protective effects of rhG-CSF on coronary arteries were attenuated by L-NAME.Conclusion The present study indicated that the administration of G-CSF prevents elastin breakdown of the coronary arteries by enhancing the number and functions of EPCs via the NO system,and then accelerates the repair of coronary artery lesions in the KD.

  6. COMPORTAMIENTO DE PRÓTESIS DENTALES REMOVIBLES COMO FACTOR CAUSAL DE ESTOMATITIS SUB-PROTÉSICA: REPORTE DE UN CASO

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    Martha Leonor Rebolledo Cobos

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La presencia de prótesis removibles en la cavidad bucal acompañada de condiciones como: deficiente adaptación y ajuste, poca higiene bucal, presencia de microorganismos, hábitos, vicios incluyendo factores sistémicos, corresponde un factor causal para la aparición de estomatitis sub-protésica (ESP. Esta entidad patológica se caracteriza por la presencia de lesiones inflamatorias eritematosas, asintomáticas, de mayor prevalencia en el maxilar y con predilección al sexo femenino. Su tratamiento se encamina a eliminar los factores causales, control microbiano, higienización y en dado caso, reemplazo de la prótesis por una nueva. A continuación se presenta un caso de una paciente femenina que acude a la clínica odontológica de la Fundación Universitaria San Martín, presentando deficiente adaptación protésica del maxilar, la cual no se observó en adecuadas condiciones; al mismo tiempo que se evidenciaron en la mucosa lesiones similares a ESP. Se instauró un tratamiento integral mejorando el estado de salud oral de la paciente.

  7. Risk Factors related to hemorrhage necessitating renal artery embolization after percutaneous nephrostomy

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    Byon, Jung Hee; Han, Young Min; Jin, Gong Yong; Song, Ji Soo [Chonbuk National University Hospital and Medical School, Jeonju (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-12-15

    To investigate risk factors related to severe bleeding necessitating renal artery embolization (RAE) after percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN). 36 patients who underwent RAE from January 2005 to June 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Among them, 10 patients underwent embolization because of severe bleeding after PCN (bleeding group). From 1762 patients who underwent PCN in the same period, we selected 21 patients who underwent PCN without bleeding after the procedure (non-bleeding group). We investigated possible related risk factors, such as the presence of underlying diseases, activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), prothrombin time (PT), platelet count, puncture site, procedure time, size of the kidney, distance from skin to renal cortex, maximum caliber of the indwelling catheter, parenchymal thickness, and grade of hydronephrosis. We used Fisher's exact test and independent t test for data analyses. We classified hydronephrosis as either 'mild hydronephrosis,' or 'moderate or severe hydronephrosis.' The frequency of mild hydronephrosis was 80.0% (8/10) in the bleeding group and 33.3% (7/21) in the non-bleeding group (p = 0.023). There were no significant differences between the two groups in the incidence of underlying diseases. Similarly, other risk factors (PT, aPTT, platelet count, procedure time, distance from skin to renal cortex, maximum caliber of the indwelling catheter, kidney size, and parenhcymal thickness) also did not differ significantly between the two groups. Mild hydronephrosis is a risk factor for severe bleeding necessitating RAE after PCN. Therefore, when performing PCN, careful attention should be paid to patients with mild hydronephrosis.

  8. A simultaneous test of the relationship between identified psychosocial risk factors and recurrent events in coronary artery disease patients

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    Grewal, Keerat; Gravely-Witte, Shannon; Stewart, Donna E.; Grace, Sherry L.

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    Psychosocial factors are increasingly recognized as risk indicators for coronary artery disease (CAD) prognosis, and they are likely interrelated. The objective of this study is to simultaneously test the relationship between key psychosocial constructs as independent factor scores, and recurrent events in CAD patients. One thousand two hundred and sixty eight CAD outpatients of 97 cardiologists were surveyed at two points. Recurrent events or hospitalization in the intervening 9 months were ...

  9. Los profesionales de secundaria, como factores de riesgo en el síndrome de Burnout / Secondary School Professionals: Burnout Syndrome’s Risk Factors

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    Giselle León León

    2011-06-01

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    Recibido 21 de julio de 2010 • Aceptado 31 de agosto de 2010 • Corregido 03 de octubre de 2010

     

    Resumen. Este artículo aborda el síndrome de Bournout, entendido como un trastorno de la adaptación ante el estrés crónico laboral que logra desencadenar síntomas físicos y psicológicos, los cuales dañan significativamente la ejecución profesional de los individuos que prestan servicios, en este particular, el trabajo de los docentes de secundaria, los cuales se describen como vulnerables por atender a adolescentes, quienes requieren mayor comunicación, atención y guía por las característica propias de esa etapa. Además se describen algunos factores que pueden incidir en el docente, desde una perspectiva individual como por ejemplo estrés, rol, edad, estado civil, entre otros. Asímismo factores laborales tales como baja implicación, sobre carga, burocracia, ambiente, consecuencias sobre el individuo y sobre la institución y medidas para prevenirlo.

     

    Abstract. This paper discusses the Burnout syndrome, understood as an adaptation disorder due to chronic occupational stress, triggering both physical and psychological symptoms that significantly affect the professional performance of individuals who work in services.  Secondary school  teachers consider themselves as vulnerable to this syndrome, since they work with teenagers that demand better communication, attention and guidance due to the normal characteristics of the age.  It also describes some of the factors that may affect teachers, either from an individual perspective (stress, role, age and civil status, among others; or from a labor perspective (low involvement, work overload, bureaucracy, environment, individual and institutional consequences and preventive measures.

  10. The Effect of PAI-1 4G/5G Polymorphism and Clinical Factors on Coronary Artery Occlusion in Myocardial Infarction

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    Tajinder Kumar Parpugga

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    Full Text Available Objective. Data on the impact of PAI-1-675 4G/5G genotype for fibrinolysis during myocardial infarction are inconsistent. The aim of our study was to evaluate the association of clinical and genetic (PAI-1-675 4G/5G polymorphism factors with coronary artery occlusion in patients with myocardial infarction. Materials and Methods. PAI-1-675 4G/5G detection was achieved by using Sanger sequencing in a sample of patients hospitalized for stent implantation due to myocardial infarction. We categorized the patients into two groups: patients with coronary artery occlusion and patients without coronary artery occlusion according to angiographic evaluation. Results. We identified n=122 (32.4% 4G/4G, n=186 (49.5% 4G/5G, and n=68 (18.1% 5G/5G PAI-1 genotype carriers. Univariate and multivariate analysis showed that only the 4G/5G genotype was associated with coronary artery occlusion (OR: 1.656 and 95% CI: 1.009–2.718, p=0.046. Conclusions. Our results showed that carriers of PAI-1 4G/5G genotype with myocardial infarction have increased odds of coronary artery occlusion more than 1.6 times in comparison to the carriers of homozygous genotypes.

  11. Long-term patency of superficial temporal artery to middle cerebral artery bypass for cerebral atherosclerotic disease: factors determining the bypass patent.

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    Matano, Fumihiro; Murai, Yasuo; Tateyama, Kojiro; Tamaki, Tomonori; Mizunari, Takayuki; Matsukawa, Hideoshi; Teramoto, Akira; Morita, Akio

    2016-10-01

    Long-term patency of superficial temporal artery to middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) bypass surgery for atherosclerotic disease and associated risk factors for loss of patency have rarely been discussed. We retrospectively analyzed long-term patency following STA-MCA bypass and evaluated various demographic and clinical factors to identify the ones predictive of postsurgical loss of patency using records of 84 revascularization procedures (58 patients, 45 males; mean age at surgery 63.6 years, range 31-78 years). Bypass patency was diagnosed based on magnetic resonance angiography or three-dimensional computed tomography. The mean follow-up period was 24.7 months (range 6-63 months). Decreased bypass patency was observed in 4 of 58 patients (6.9 %) who collectively underwent 6 bypasses (7.1 %) of 84. All cases of decreased bypass patency were first detected within 6 months of surgery. Bypass patency was not correlated with age, sex, number of anastomoses, postoperative cerebral infarction, or control of postoperative diabetes mellitus. We found a significant association of bypass patency with hyperperfusion (p = 0.01) and postoperative smoking (p = 0.0036). Furthermore, we found a significant association of hyperperfusion with STA diameter (p bypass patency in cerebral atherosclerotic disease patients. Careful monitoring of patency to prevent hyperperfusion and cessation of smoking are recommended, particularly within 6 months of the surgery.

  12. Analysis of relationship between severity of coronary artery disease and coronary artery disease risk factors%冠状动脉病变程度与冠心病危险因素的相关分析

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    刘恒宾

    2014-01-01

    目的:探讨冠心病患者冠状动脉病变的严重程度与冠心病危险因素的关系。方法选择冠心病患者116例为冠心病组,选择冠状动脉样硬化狭窄程度<50%的患者66例为对照组。分析冠状动脉狭窄程度与冠心病危险因素的关系。结果多因素分析结果显示,LVEF、Ccr与冠状动脉粥样硬化程度呈负相关,而hs-CRP与冠状动脉粥样硬化程度呈正相关(P<0.05或P<0.01)。结论冠状动脉狭窄程度与LVEF、Ccr呈负相关,与hs-CRP呈正相关。%Objective To analyze relationship between severity of coronary artery disease and coronary artery disease risk factors. Methods 116 cases with coronary artery disease were selected as group of coronary artery disease, and 66 cases with coronary artery sclerosis stenosis degree < 50% were selected as control group. Relationship between severity of coronary artery disease and coronary artery disease risk factors was analyzed. Results Multifactor analysis results showed LVEF and Ccr were negative correlation with severity of coronary artery disease,and hs-CRP was positive correlation with severity of coronary artery disease(P < 0.05 orP < 0.01). Conclusion LVEF and Ccr are negative correlation with severity of coronary artery disease,and hs-CRP is positive correlation with severity of coronary artery disease.

  13. Risk factors for hemoptysis in idiopathic and hereditary pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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    Darryl Tio

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: When hemoptysis complicates pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH, it is assumed to result from bronchial artery hypertrophy. In heritable PAH, the most common mutation is in the BMPR2 gene, which regulates growth, differentiation and apoptosis of mesenchymal cells. The aim of this study is to determine the relationship in PAH between the occurrence of hemoptysis, and disease progression, bronchial artery hypertrophy, pulmonary artery dilation and BMPR2 mutations. METHODS: 129 IPAH patients underwent baseline pulmonary imaging (CT angio or MRI and repeated right-sided heart catheterization. Gene mutations were assessed in a subset of patients. RESULTS: Hemoptysis was associated with a greater presence of hypertrophic bronchial arteries and more rapid hemodynamic deterioration. The presence of a BMPR2 mutation did not predispose to the development of hemoptysis, but was associated with a greater number of hypertrophic bronchial arteries and a worse baseline hemodynamic profile. CONCLUSION: Hemoptysis in PAH is associated with bronchial artery hypertrophy and faster disease progression. Although the presence of a BMPR2 mutation did not correlate with a greater incidence of hemoptysis in our patient cohort, its association with worse hemodynamics and a trend of greater bronchial arterial hypertrophy may increase the risk of hemoptysis.

  14. Risk Factors for Hemoptysis in Idiopathic and Hereditary Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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    Tio, Darryl; Leter, Edward; Boerrigter, Bart; Boonstra, Anco; Vonk-Noordegraaf, Anton; Bogaard, Harm Jan

    2013-01-01

    Introduction When hemoptysis complicates pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), it is assumed to result from bronchial artery hypertrophy. In heritable PAH, the most common mutation is in the BMPR2 gene, which regulates growth, differentiation and apoptosis of mesenchymal cells. The aim of this study is to determine the relationship in PAH between the occurrence of hemoptysis, and disease progression, bronchial artery hypertrophy, pulmonary artery dilation and BMPR2 mutations. Methods 129 IPAH patients underwent baseline pulmonary imaging (CT angio or MRI) and repeated right-sided heart catheterization. Gene mutations were assessed in a subset of patients. Results Hemoptysis was associated with a greater presence of hypertrophic bronchial arteries and more rapid hemodynamic deterioration. The presence of a BMPR2 mutation did not predispose to the development of hemoptysis, but was associated with a greater number of hypertrophic bronchial arteries and a worse baseline hemodynamic profile. Conclusion Hemoptysis in PAH is associated with bronchial artery hypertrophy and faster disease progression. Although the presence of a BMPR2 mutation did not correlate with a greater incidence of hemoptysis in our patient cohort, its association with worse hemodynamics and a trend of greater bronchial arterial hypertrophy may increase the risk of hemoptysis. PMID:24194909

  15. Expression and role of factor inhibiting hypoxia-inducible factor-1 in pulmonary arteries of rat with hypoxia-induced hypertension

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    Daiyan Fu; Aiguo Dai; Ruicheng Hu; Yunrong Chen; Liming Zhu

    2008-01-01

    Hypoxia-inducible factor-11α subunit (HIF-1α) plays a pivotal role during the development of hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension (HPH) by transactivating it's target genes. As an oxygen-sensitive attenuator, factor inhibiting HIF-1 (FIH)hydroxylates a conserved asparagine residue within the C-terminal transactivation domain of HIF-1α under normoxia and moderate hypoxia. FIH protein is downregulated in response to hypoxia, but its dynamic expression and role during the development of HPH remains unclear. In this study,an HPH rat model was established. The mean pulmonary arterial pressure increased significantly after 7 d of hypoxia.The pulmonary artery remodeling index became evident after 7 d of hypoxia, while the right ventricular hypertrophy index became significant after 14 d of hypoxia. The messenger RNA (mRNA) and protein expression of HIF-1α and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a well-characterized target gene of HIF-1α, were markedly upregulated after exposure to hypoxia in pulmonary arteries. FIH protein in lung tissues declined after 7 d of hypoxia and continued to decline through the duration of hypoxia. FIH mRNA had few changes after exposure to hypoxia compared with after exposure to normoxia.In hypoxic rats, FIH protein showed significant negative correlation with VEGF mRNA and VEGF protein. FIH protein was negatively correlated with mean pulmonary arterial pressure, pulmonary artery remodeling index and right ventricular hypertrophy index. Taken together, our results suggest that, in the pulmonary arteries of rat exposed to moderate hypoxia, a time-dependent decrease in FIH protein may contribute to the development of rat HPH by enhancing the transactivation of HIF-1α target genes such as VEGF.

  16. Risk factors for neurological worsening and symptomatic watershed infarction in internal carotid artery aneurysm treated by extracranial-intracranial bypass using radial artery graft.

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    Matsukawa, Hidetoshi; Tanikawa, Rokuya; Kamiyama, Hiroyasu; Tsuboi, Toshiyuki; Noda, Kosumo; Ota, Nakao; Miyata, Shiro; Oda, Jumpei; Takeda, Rihee; Tokuda, Sadahisa; Kamada, Kyousuke

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    OBJECT The revascularization technique, including bypass created using the external carotid artery (ECA), radial artery (RA), and M2 portion of middle cerebral artery (MCA), has remained indispensable for treatment of complex aneurysms. To date, it remains unknown whether diameters of the RA, superficial temporal artery (STA), and C2 portion of the internal carotid artery (ICA) and intraoperative MCA blood pressure have influences on the outcome and the symptomatic watershed infarction (WI). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the factors for the symptomatic WI and neurological worsening in patients treated by ECA-RA-M2 bypass for complex ICA aneurysm with therapeutic ICA occlusion. METHODS The authors measured the sizes of vessels (RA, C2, M2, and STA) and intraoperative MCA blood pressure (initial, after ICA occlusion, and after releasing the RA graft bypass) in 37 patients. Symptomatic WI was defined as presence of the following: postoperative new neurological deficits, WI on postoperative diffusion-weighted imaging, and ipsilateral cerebral blood flow reduction on SPECT. Neurological worsening was defined as the increase in 1 or more modified Rankin Scale scores. First, the authors performed receiver operating characteristic curve analysis for continuous variables and the binary end point of the symptomatic WI. The clinical, radiological, and physiological characteristics of patients with and without the symptomatic WI were compared using the log-rank test. Then, the authors compared the variables between patients with and without neurological worsening at discharge and at the 12-month follow-up examination or last hospital visit. RESULTS Symptomatic WI was observed in 2 (5.4%) patients. The mean MCA pressure after releasing the RA graft (< 55 mm Hg; p = 0.017), mean (MCA pressure after releasing the RA graft)/(initial MCA pressure) (< 0.70 mm Hg; p = 0.032), and mean cross-sectional area ratio ([RA/C2 diameter](2) < 0.40 mm [p < 0.0001] and [STA/C2

  17. Plasma Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor Levels in Angiographically Defined Coronary Artery Disease Among Saudis

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    Syed Shahid Habib

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: This study was aimed to determine plasma levels of total (TFPI-T and free (TFPI-F tissue factor pathway inhibitor, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1, and tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA in a cohort of Saudi patients with chronic stable angiographically defined coronary artery disease (CAD and to determine its correlation with its severity.Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted in the department of physiology and department of cardiology, College of Medicine, and King Khalid University Hospital and King Saud University, Riyadh. Sixty known cases of CAD who had undergone angiography (35 males and 25 females were selected. A control group included 39 (20 males and 19 females healthy subjects. Fasting venous blood samples were analyzed for total (TFPI-T and free (TFPI-F tissue factor pathway inhibitor, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1, and tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA. Gensini scores and vessel scores were determined for assessing CAD severity.Results: There were non-significant differences between age, body mass index (BMI and Blood pressure between the controls and CAD subjects. A comparison of hemostatic markers between control and CAD patients showed significantly higher levels of Fibrinogen, PAI-1, TFPI-T and TFPI-F in CAD patients compared to control subjects. But there was no difference in plasma t-PA levels. TFPI-T had a significant positive correlation with severity of disease determined by Gensini Scores (r=0.344; p=0.006 and vessel scores (r=0.338; p=0.015.Conclusion: Plasma levels of total tissue factor pathway inhibitor are significantly related with the presence and severity of CAD. Elevated levels of TFPI-T may be considered as useful diagnostic and prognostic markers in patients with CAD.

  18. Fatores de risco cardiovasculares em adultos jovens com hipertensão arterial e/ou diabetes mellitus Factores de riesgo cardiovascular en adultos jóvenes con hipertensión y/o diabetes mellitus Cardiovascular risk factors in young adults with arterial hypertension and/or diabetes mellitus

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    Thereza Maria Magalhães Moreira

    2010-12-01

    los eventos posibles, que requieren inversión en la prevención, así como en la formación y mantenimiento del sistema HIPERDIA.In this study we aimed to investigate the risk factors associated with arterial hypertension and diabetes mellitus in young adults assisted in six Family Health Units (UBASF, of Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. This is a descriptive and documental study, developed based on the records of the Care Program to Arterial Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus (HIPERDIA. The sample was composed of 60 records, including hypertensive, diabetics and patients with the two diagnoses. The results showed prevalence of young female adults (78%. Regarding the risk factors, arterial hypertension (n=45, family history (n=33, overweight (n=33 and sedentary lifestyle (n=27 stood out. Regarding the cardiovascular risk stratification, most presented Medium additional risk for cardiovascular disease. We concluded that the individualized evaluation of risk factors supports an action addressed for possible events, being necessary investments in prevention and also in training and maintenance of the HIPERDIA system.

  19. El turismo como factor de reconversión productiva local en la ciudad de Ushuaia,República Argentina

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    Noemí Wallingre

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo de investigación, realizado a partir del análisis de caso de la ciudad de Ushuaia, Argentina, pretende probar empíricamente y con carácter inédito que el turismo es un factor de reconversión productiva local y que puede constituirse en nueva estrategia para impulsar el desarrollo de aquellas localidades poseedoras de potencial turístico y mejorar la calidad de vida de la comunidad. Para su demostración se incluyó un análisis comparativo entre los factores tradicionales de desarrollo y turismo, a partir del análisis de las variables generación de ingresos económicos, crecimiento de empresas y de puestos de trabajo. Se analizó, además, la existencia e implementación de algún tipo de estrategia para el desarrollo del turismo y si la misma generó un incremento en la oferta y en la demanda turística, así como en la generación de nuevos empleos.

  20. Associations of job strain and lifestyle risk factors with risk of coronary artery disease: a meta-analysis of individual participant data

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    Kivimäki, Mika; Nyberg, Solja; Fransson, Eleonor; Heikkilä, Katriina; Alfredsson, Lars; Casini, Annalisa; Clays, Els; De Bacquer, Dirk; Dragano, Nico; Ferrie, Jane; Goldberg, Marcel; Hamer, Mark; Jokela, Markus; Karasek, Robert; Kittel, France

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    International audience; It is unclear whether a healthy lifestyle mitigates the adverse effects of job strain on coronary artery disease. We examined the associations of job strain and lifestyle risk factors with the risk of coronary artery disease. We pooled individual-level data from 7 cohort studies comprising 102 128 men and women who were free of existing coronary artery disease at baseline (1985-2000). Questionnaires were used to measure job strain (yes v. no) and 4 lifestyle risk facto...

  1. The Analysis of Efficacy and Failure Factors of Uterine Artery Methotrexate Infusion and Embolization in Treatment of Cesarean Scar Pregnancy

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    Xiao An

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. This study observes therapeutic efficacy of uterine artery embolization combined with MTX infusion which terminates cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP and induces three factors which probably relate to failure. Methods. Twenty-three CSP patients were treated with combined uterine artery MTX infusion and embolization. Among them six patients with severe hemorrhage were immediately treated with interventional operation. Clinical effects were estimated by symptoms, serum -hCG, ultrasound, and MR. Results. Interventional treatments were technologically successful in 22 patients except one. Immediate hemostasis was achieved in all 6 patients with massive colporrhagia. No occurrence of infection and uterine necrosis was observed, but 12 women suffered abdominal pains. Nineteen patients’ uteri were preserved, whereas four underwent hysterectomy eventually. Conclusions. Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization is effective to treat high-risk CSP in preference to hysterectomy. To achieve more successful outcomes, three factors should be highlighted: adequate MTX dosage, appropriate embolic material, and complete embolization of target arteries that supply blood to embryo in the scar.

  2. Transforming growth factor-β/Smad signaling function in the aortopathies Fator transformador de crescimento-β/Smad como via de sinalização em aortopatias

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    Shi-Min Yuan

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: Transforming growth factor (TGF-β/Smad signaling pathway in aortic dissection patients and normal subjects has not been previously described. The present study was designed to evaluate the TGF-β/Smad signaling expressions in the patients with acute type A aortic dissection in comparison with those in the patients with thoracic aortic aneurysm and with coronary artery disease, and (or the healthy subjects. METHODS: Consecutive surgical patients for acute type A aortic dissection (20 patients, aortic aneurysm (nine patients or coronary artery disease (20 patients were selected into this study. Blood samples (4 ml were obtained from the right radial arterial indwelling catheter after systemic heparinization prior to the start of cardiopulmonary bypass in the operating room. Twenty-one young healthy volunteers without underlying health issues who donated forearm venous blood samples (4 ml were taken as control. The surgical specimens of the aortic tissues were obtained immediately after they were severed during the operations of the replacement of the aorta in the patients with aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm. In patients receiving coronary artery bypass grafting, the tiny aortic tissues were taken when the punch holes of the proximal anastomosis on the anterior wall of the ascending aorta were made. The aortic tissues were for RNA, protein, or supernatant preparations until detection of TGF-β1 mRNA by quantitative real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction, of TGF-β1, TGF-β receptor I, Smad2/3, Smad4 and Smad7 by Western blot, and of TGF-β1 by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, respectively. In particular, the linear correlations of the relative grayscales between different proteins of each group, and those correlations between the quantitative TGF-β1 by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and the time interval from the onset to surgery or the maximal dimensions of the aorta of the aortic dissection group were

  3. Risk factors associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension in patients with systemic sclerosis and implications for screening

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    C.P. Denton

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH is a relatively common complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc affecting 5–12% of patients, and its development is associated with significant morbidity and a particularly poor prognosis. Deaths associated with other complications of SSc, such as renal crisis, have fallen significantly in recent years in line with improvements in their treatment and management. However, mortality due to PAH in this population, although improved, has shown a less dramatic decline. The early diagnosis of PAH in SSc would allow for earlier treatment, before functional and haemodynamic impairment becomes severe; this may further improve outcome, and evidence suggests that screening of SSc patients for PAH is associated with improved survival. In addition, patients with PAH associated with SSc are not a homogeneous population and they differ in terms of disease haemodynamic severity, functional capacity and rate of disease progression. Likewise, management strategies may differ, and the ability to stratify patients may help optimise screening and treatment. A number of patient-, clinical- and disease-specific risk factors associated with the development and prognosis of PAH in SSc have been identified, but their optimal use, alone or in combination, in screening and stratification of patients remains to be established.

  4. Prevalence of arterial stiffness in North China, and associations with risk factors of cardiovascular disease: a community-based study

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    Wang Jin-Wen

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV, which reflects the stiffness of both central and peripheral muscular arteries, has been frequently used as a simple index for assessing arterial stiffness. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of arterial stiffness in North China based on baPWV measurements, and explore the associations between increased arterial stiffness and risk factors of cardiovascular diseases (CVD. Methods Twenty-three community populations were established in North China. For each participant, parameters for calculating baPWV, including blood pressures and pressure waveforms, were measured using a non-invasive automatic device. All participants were required to respond to an interviewer-led questionnaire including medical histories and demographic data, and to receive blood tests on biochemical indictors. Results A total of 2,852 participants were finally investigated. Among them, 1,201 people with low burden of CVD risk factors were chosen to be the healthy reference sample. The cut-off point of high baPWV was defined as age-specific 90th percentile of the reference sample. Thus, the prevalence of high baPWV was found to be 22.3% and 26.4% in men and women respectively. After adjusted for age, heart rate (HR, systolic blood pressure (SBP, fasting glucose level, and smoking were significantly associated with high baPWV in men; while level of serum total cholesterol (TC, HR, SBP, and diabetes were significantly associated with high baPWV in women. Conclusions Based on the age-specific cut-off points, the middle-aged population has a higher prevalence of high baPWV in North China. There exists a difference between men and women in terms of the potential risk factors associated with arterial stiffness.

  5. NONINVASIVE EVALUATION OF VASCULAR WALL STIFFNESSIN HEALTHY ADOLESCENTS, THE RISK FACTORS FOR ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION

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    G. P. Filippov

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To evaluate the main indicators characterizing the rigidity of the vascular wall in healthy ado-lescents with such risk factors (RF for arterial hypertension (AH as a family history on hypertension and smoking. Identify changes in the initial elastic-elastic properties of the arteries at the preclinical stage of development of hypertension.Material and methods. It was formed two groups of comparison. Age studied from 13 to 17 years (mean age (15.00 ± 0.31 years. The first group consisted of 30 healthy adolescents whose parents suffer from hypertension from a young age. The second group consisted of 30 healthy smokers teenager from healthy parents. The control group consisted of 30 healthy adolescents from healthy parents. Determines the basic stiffness of the vascular wall: PWV, CAVI, SAI.Results. A significant in crease in the indicators characterizing the rigidity of the vascular wall in the two comparison groups relative to the control. PWV: 6,89 ± 0,56 (first group, 7.13 ± 0.55 (second group and 5.5 ± 0.41 (control, p < 0.05.L-CAVI: 5,46 ± 0,39 (first group, 5.84 ± 0.61 (second group and 4.32 ± 0.41 (control, p < 0.05.R-CAVI: 5,63 ± 0,39 (first group, 5.89 ± 0.56 (second group and 4.49 ± 0.41(control, p < 0.05. R-AI: 0,89 ± 0,09 (first group, 0.95 ± 0.12 (second group and 0.62 ± 0.1 (control, p < 0.05.Smoking teenagers and adolescents with family history of hypertension, there are changes in the initial stiffness of the vessel wall, which requires the allocation of at-riskfor the development of hypertension and prevention activities at the preclinical stage of development ofthe disease.

  6. Prognosis of unprotected left main coronary artery stenting and the factors affecting the outcomes in Chinese

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    2006-01-01

    Background The long term prognosis of unprotected left main coronary artery (LMCA) stenting is controversial This study was conducted to evaluate the immediate and long term outcomes of LMCA stenting in Chinese patients and to determine which factors affect the outcomes. Methods From May 1997 to March 2003,224 patients in 23 hospitals underwent elective unprotected LMCA stenting with bare metal stents. Their clinical records were analysed to ascertain immediate and long term outcomes of LMCA stenting as well as factors influencing the prognosis .Results Stents were implanted into LMCA successfully in 223 cases (99.6 %). One death (0.5%) and one case of non-Q wave nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI) occurred in hospital. The mean follow-up time was (15.6±12.3) months. Cardiac death developed in 10 cases (4.5%), noncardiac death in 2 cases (0.9%), nonfatal MI in 4 cases (1.8%), target lesion revascularization (TLR) of LMCA in 26 cases (11.7%) and TLR of nonLMCA in 37 cases (16.5%). Univariate analysis showed that cardiac death correlated with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF < 40%), female gender and LMCA combined with multivessel disease; that major adverse cardiac events (MACE) correlated with LVEF < 40%, bifurcation lesion and incomplete revascularization. Logistic regression analysis revealed that LVEF < 40% and female gender were independent predictors of cardiac death and MACE. Follow-up angiography was performed in 102 cases (45.7%). The restenosis rate was 31.4%. Conclusions Long-term outcomes of stenting for selected patients with unprotected LMCA stenosis is acceptable. It should be performed in inoperable or low risk patients with LVEF ≥ 40% and isolated LMCA disease or LMCA combined with multivessel diseases in whom complete revascularization can be obtained.

  7. Factors associated with gender difference in the intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery

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    Tan, T.-Y.; Lu, C.-H.; Lin, T.-K.; Liou, C.-W. [Department of Neurology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (China); Chuang, Y.-C., E-mail: tengyeowtan@yahoo.co [Department of Neurology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (China); Schminke, U. [Department of Neurology, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald (Germany)

    2009-11-15

    Aim: To investigate the gender differences associated with a thinner intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery (CCA) in women. Materials and methods: In a sample of 218 consecutive healthy volunteers comprising 110 men and 108 women, the IMT of the CCA was measured using B-mode ultrasonography. Blood pressure, fasting blood sugar, body mass index (BMI), blood lipid profile, homocysteine, folic acid, uric acid, high sensitive C-reactive protein, and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) levels were measured and compared with each other in both genders. Results: The IMT of the CCA was significantly thinner in women than in men (p = 0.012). Blood pressure, fasting plasma glucose, BMI, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, homocysteine, uric acid, and TBARS were significantly (p < 0.05) lower, folic acid and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) were significantly (p < 0.0001) higher in women compared with men. Multivariable logistic regression analysis revealed that higher serum levels of homocysteine, uric acid, and TBARS, and lower serum levels of HDL-C were significantly (p < 0.05) associated with male sex. Multiple linear regression analysis further revealed that age, sex, and BMI were independently associated with CCA IMT. Conclusions: The IMT of the CCA was thinner in women than in men. Traditional vascular risk factors explain only a small amount of variance in multivariate regression models supporting the hypothesis that other behavioural, sex hormone-related or genetic factors, which have not been sufficiently explored so far, may play a role in the gender differences of IMT.

  8. Factors associated with gender difference in the intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery

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    Aim: To investigate the gender differences associated with a thinner intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery (CCA) in women. Materials and methods: In a sample of 218 consecutive healthy volunteers comprising 110 men and 108 women, the IMT of the CCA was measured using B-mode ultrasonography. Blood pressure, fasting blood sugar, body mass index (BMI), blood lipid profile, homocysteine, folic acid, uric acid, high sensitive C-reactive protein, and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) levels were measured and compared with each other in both genders. Results: The IMT of the CCA was significantly thinner in women than in men (p = 0.012). Blood pressure, fasting plasma glucose, BMI, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, homocysteine, uric acid, and TBARS were significantly (p < 0.05) lower, folic acid and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) were significantly (p < 0.0001) higher in women compared with men. Multivariable logistic regression analysis revealed that higher serum levels of homocysteine, uric acid, and TBARS, and lower serum levels of HDL-C were significantly (p < 0.05) associated with male sex. Multiple linear regression analysis further revealed that age, sex, and BMI were independently associated with CCA IMT. Conclusions: The IMT of the CCA was thinner in women than in men. Traditional vascular risk factors explain only a small amount of variance in multivariate regression models supporting the hypothesis that other behavioural, sex hormone-related or genetic factors, which have not been sufficiently explored so far, may play a role in the gender differences of IMT.

  9. Predisposing Factors of Liver Necrosis after Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization in Liver Metastases from Neuroendocrine Tumor

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    Joskin, Julien, E-mail: j.joskin@gmail.com; Baere, Thierry de, E-mail: Thierry.DEBAERE@igr.fr [Institut Gustave Roussy, Department of Interventional Radiology (France); Auperin, Anne, E-mail: Anne.AUPERIN@igr.fr [Institut Gustave Roussy, Department of Epidemiology (France); Tselikas, Lambros, E-mail: lambros.tselikas@gmail.com; Guiu, Boris, E-mail: boris.guiu@chu-dijon.fr; Farouil, Geoffroy, E-mail: g.farouil@gmail.com [Institut Gustave Roussy, Department of Interventional Radiology (France); Boige, Valérie, E-mail: boige@igr.fr; Malka, David, E-mail: david.malka@igr.fr [Institut Gustave Roussy, Department of Digestive Oncology (France); Leboulleux, Sophie, E-mail: sophie.leboulleux@igr.fr [Institut Gustave Roussy, Department of Nuclear Medicine and Endocrine Oncology (France); Ducreux, Michel, E-mail: ducreux@igr.fr [Institut Gustave Roussy, Department of Digestive Oncology (France); Baudin, Eric, E-mail: baudin@igr.fr [Institut Gustave Roussy, Department of Nuclear Medicine and Endocrine Oncology (France); Deschamps, Frédéric, E-mail: frederic.deschamps@igr.fr [Institut Gustave Roussy, Department of Interventional Radiology (France)

    2015-04-15

    PurposeTo investigate predictive factors for liver necrosis after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) of neuroendocrine liver metastases.MethodsA total of 164 patients receiving 374 TACE were reviewed retrospectively to analyze predictive factors of liver necrosis. We analyzed patient age and sex; metastasis number and location; percentage of liver involvement; baseline liver function test; and pretreatment imaging abnormalities such as bile duct dilatation (BDD), portal vein narrowing (PVN), and portal vein thrombosis (PVT). We analyzed TACE technique such as Lipiodol or drug-eluting beads (DEB) as the drug’s vector; dose of chemotherapy; diameter of DEB; and number, frequency, and selectivity of TACE.ResultsLiver necrosis developed after 23 (6.1 %) of 374 TACE. In multivariate analysis, DEB > 300 μm in size induced more liver necrosis compared to Lipiodol (odds ratio [OR] 35.20; p < 0.0001) or with DEB < 300 μm in size (OR 19.95; p < 0.010). Pretreatment BDD (OR 119.64; p < 0.0001) and PVT (OR 9.83; p = 0.030) were predictive of liver necrosis. BDD or PVT responsible for liver necrosis were present before TACE in 59 % (13 of 22) and were induced by a previous TACE in 41 % (9 of 22) of cases.ConclusionDEB > 300 μm in size, BDD, and PVT are responsible for increased rate of liver necrosis after TACE. Careful analysis of BDD or PVT on pretreatment images as well as images taken between two courses can help avoid TACE complications.

  10. Risk factors and ankle brachial indexes in cerebral infarction combined with peripheral arterial disease

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    Huihua Liu; Jun Wang

    2006-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Ankle brachial index(ABI)is widely involved in researches and clinical application of peripheral vascular injury of patients with diabetes (DM);however ,the application in cerebral infarction(CI)is rare.OBJECTIVE: To investigate the possible risk factor of cerebral infarction plus peripheral arterial disease(PAD),compare metabolic characteristics of patients who having CI plus PAD or only having CI,and understand the significance of ABI on screening and diagnosing CI plus PAD of lower limb.DESIGN: Contrast observation based on CI patients.SETTING: Deparment of Neurology,Nanxishan Hospital of Guangxi Zhang Autonomous Region.PARTICIPANTS:A total of 124 CI patients were selected from Department of Neurology.Nanxishan Hospital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region from July 2005 to April 2006,including 72 males and 52 females aged from 45 to 88 years.All patients met the diagnostic criteria of cerebrovascular disease established by National Academic Conference of Cerebrovascular Diseases in 1995 and determined as cerebral infarction with MRI or CT examination.All patients provided informed consent.There were 46 cases(37.2%)with CI plus PAD and 78 cases(62.8%)only with CI.METHODS: Blood pressure of bilateral ankles and upper extremities was measured at plain clinostatism with DINAMAP blood pressure monitor(GE Company).The ratio between average systolic pressure of lateral ankle and average systolic pressure of both upper extremities was regarded as ABI.The normal ABI was equal to or more than 0.9.If ABI<0.9 occurred at one side,patients were diagnosed as PAD.On the second morning after hospitalization,blood was collected to measure fasting blood glucose(FBG),2-hour postprandial blood glucose(PBG2h),glycosylated hemoglobin(HbAlc),triglycerides(TG),total cholesterol(TC),high-density lipoprotein cholesterol(HDL-C)and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol(LDL-C).Among them,blood glucose.lipid and other biochemical markers were measured with enzyme chemistry assay

  11. Prevalence of Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease in the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul

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    Iseu Gus

    2002-05-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE - To determine the risk factors prevalence for coronary artery disease in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and to identify their relation with the age bracket. METHODS - We carried out an observational, cross-sectional study of 1,066 adults older than 20 years in the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul. We investigated the risk factors: familial antecedents, systemic arterial hypertension, high levels of cholesterol and glycemia, overweight/obesity, smoking and sedentary lifestyle. A standardized questionnaire completed at the patients' dwellings by health agents were used; the data were stored in an EPI-INFO software database. The results were expressed with a 95% confidence interval. RESULTS - The sample composition was of 51.8% females. The risk factors prevalences were: 1 sedentary lifestyle 71.3%; 2 familial antecedents: 57.3%; 3 overweight/obesity (body mass index >25: 54.7%; 4 smokers: 33.9%; 5 hypertension: 31.6% (considering >140/90mmHg and 14.4% (considering >160/95mmHg; 6 high glycemia (>126 mg/dL: 7%; 7 high cholesterol >240 mg/dL: 5.6%. CONCLUSION - The prevalence of the major risk factors for coronary artery disease in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul could be determined in a study that integrated public and private institutions.

  12. Factors Affecting the Quality and Quantity of Sleep in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patients

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    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Sleep disturbance is common in patients undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery and has been recognized for more than 30 years. New literature suggests the importance of sleep and rest for restoration, protection and promotion of function and wellbeing of these patients. Because of the importance of the role of nurses in diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, this study was conducted to determine possible effective factors on sleep quality and sleep quantity of patients after CABG. Methods: This longitudinal, descriptive and correlational study was conducted on 91 patients admitted to Imam Reza Hospital in Mashad City in 2005-2006. Subjects were selected according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. Data was collected by interview in three stages: 24 hours before surgery, as well as 6 weeks and 10 weeks after surgery. Subjective sleep quality was measured with PSQI and sleep quantity was measured with sleep log. The first two interviews were done at the hospital clinic and the last via telephone. Data was analyzed in SPSS using student T test, Pearson correlation coefficient and General Linear Model. Results: According to Univariable analysis, variables such as age (p=0.03, aorta clamp time (p=0.003, mechanical ventilation time (p=0.01, staying time in hospital (p=0.04 can affect sleep quantity 10 weeks after surgery. Previous history of sleep disorder (p=0.005, diabetes (p=0.02, use of diuretic drugs before surgery (p=0.04 and ACEI drugs after surgery (p=0.01 can affect sleep quality 10 weeks after surgery. Conclusion: Sleep disorder history (p=0.01, use of diuretic drugs before surgery (p=0.04 and sleep quantity 6 weeks after surgery (p=0.01 have been the most effective factors on sleep quality 10 weeks after surgery, whereas quality of life 10 weeks after surgery (p=0.04 has been the most effective factor on sleep quantity 10 weeks after surgery. There is therefore a necessity for presenting approaches in order to

  13. Prevalence of Coronary Artery Disease Risk factors in Teachers Residing in Shiraz-Iran 2009

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: coronary artery diseases (CAD are the leading cause of mortality, morbidity and disability with high health care cost in any countries including Iran. The prevalence of all CAD risk factors including hypertension, diabetes, lipid profile abnormalities and obesity is rising in the population of Iran. Knowing the population at risk would lead to proper education to decrease these risk factors and ultimately would reduce CAD.Methods: This descriptive cross- sectional study was conducted in February to December 2009 and comprised a total of 3115 Shiraz educational staff, aged 21- 73 years.Questionnaires were applied to collect information including; demographic data, physical activity, history of CAD, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and smoking. In addition, waist circumference, height, weight, body mass index (BMI, and hip circumference (HC were measured and serum biochemistry profiles were determined on venous blood samples. Such data helped identify the prevalence of diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, hypertension, overweight and obesity, central obesity, and smoking. Results: The mean age of 3115 participant was 42.7 and 41.5 years for men and women respectively. The prevalence of pre-diabetes, diabetes hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia were %10.2, %4, %18.2, %38.30 and %33.2 respectively. Diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia were more prevalent among males and older subjects. The prevalence of central obesity was %75.05 (IDF criteria and %40.64 (ATP- III criteria. The frequency of obesity, current smoking, ex-smoking and passive smoking were %12.1, %5.85 , %1.52 ,%7.9 respectively which were below the reported prevalence in Iran in previous studies, but physical inactivity was %73.3 which is very high in this study group.Conclusion: Although CAD risk factors seem to be very common in the study population, clinical and paraclinical data indicated that teachers residing in Shiraz have a

  14. [Dynamic changes in arterial hypertension prevalence and their relation to the main risk factors among able-bodied newcomers in Iamalo-Nenetskiĭ autonomous region].

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    Shesterikova, N V; Buganov, A A; Umanskaia, E L; Novokrestova, S V

    2003-01-01

    The frequency of arterial hypertension among non-native able-bodied unorganized population of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug was studied. Mean population index of the frequency was 31.0%. Important factors which promote arterial hypertension are excessive body mass, age, period of living in the Far North, psycho-emotional stress, unsatisfactory level of adaptation and its failure, dislipidemia.

  15. Cardiovascular risk factor control and outcomes in peripheral artery disease patients in the Reduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health (REACH) Registry

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    Cacoub, Patrice P; Abola, Maria Teresa B; Baumgartner, Iris;

    2009-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To examine differences in risk factor (RF) management between peripheral artery disease (PAD) and coronary artery (CAD) or cerebrovascular disease (CVD), as well as the impact of RF control on major 1-year cardiovascular (CV) event rates. METHODS: The REACH Registry recruited >68000...

  16. Factors Affecting the Response to Exercise in Patients with Severe Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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    Flox-Camacho, Ángela; Escribano Subías, Pilar; Jiménez-Lépez Guarch, Carmen; Fernández Vaquero, Almudena; Martín Ríos, María Dolores; Saenz de la Calzada-Campo, Carlos

    2011-01-01

    Introduction: Ergospirometry objectively quantifies exercise capacity. Up until now, the response to exercise evaluated by ergospirometry in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension has only been described in recently diagnosed.patients. Our aim is to describe the response to exercise in patients with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension under specific treatment and define which parameters determine their exercise capacity. Patients and method: A cross-sectional study was performed on ...

  17. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection causing acute coronary syndrome in a young patient without risk factors

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    Chevli, Parag; Kelash, Fnu; Gadhvi, Pragnesh; Grandhi, Sreeram; Syed, Amer

    2014-01-01

    Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare cause of acute myocardial infarction that is more common in younger patients (under age 50) and in women. Although the etiology is not known, some predisposing conditions to SCAD are well known and include Marfan syndrome, pregnancy and peripartum state, drug abuse, and some anatomical abnormalities of the coronary arteries such as aneurysms and severe kinking. We describe a case of SCAD in a young woman who presented with sudden onset o...

  18. Effect of heterozygous β-thalassaemia trait on coronary atherosclerosis via coronary artery disease risk factors: a preliminary study

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    Hashemi, M.; Shirzadi, E; Talaei, Z; L. Moghadas; Shaygannia, I; Yavari, M; AMIRI, N.; H. Taheri; H. Montazeri; Shamsolkottabi, H

    2007-01-01

    Summary Background Thalassaemia is considered the most common genetic disorder worldwide. An association between the heterozygous β-thalassaemia trait and myocardial infarction has previously been observed. However, the relationship between heterozygous β-thalassaemia and atherosclerosis, considering other coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors, has remained unclear. Methods A case-control study was conducted to evaluate the hypothesis that thalassaemia minor affects the likelihood of ath...

  19. Coronary Artery Disease and the Profile of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in South South Nigeria: A Clinical and Autopsy Study

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    Okon Ekwere Essien; Joseph Andy; Victor Ansa; Akaninyene Asuquo Otu; Alphonsus Udoh

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    Introduction. Death from coronary artery disease (CAD) has been until recently considered rare in Nigeria. We present a report of a study of CAD with its predisposing cardiovascular (CVD) risk factors in South South Nigeria. Methods. We examined the autopsy reports of 747 coroner cases and 41 consecutive clinically diagnosed cases of ischemic heart disease seen in South South Nigeria. Results. CAD was diagnosed in 13 (1.6%) of 747 autopsies. They were predominantly males, urban residents, and...

  20. Release of soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-1 (sFlt-1) during coronary artery bypass surgery

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    Orsel Isabelle; Laskar Marc; Cornu Elisabeth; Leguyader Alexandre; Denizot Yves; Vincent Christelle; Nathan Nathalie

    2007-01-01

    Abstract Background This study was conducted to follow plasma concentrations of sFlt-1 and sKDR, two soluble forms of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery with extracorporeal circulation (ECC). Methods Plasma samples were obtained before, during and after surgery in 15 patients scheduled to undergo CABG. Levels of sFlt-1 and KDR levels were investigated using specific ELISA. Results A 75-fold increase of sFlt...

  1. El factor de crecimiento transformante beta como blanco terapéutico Transforming growth factor-beta as a therapeutic target

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    Francisco Javier Gálvez-Gastélum

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    Full Text Available El factor de crecimiento transformante beta (TGF-beta es una familia de proteínas que incluye al TGF-beta, activinas y a la proteína morfogénica de hueso (BMP, por sus siglas en inglés, citocinas que son secretadas y se relacionan estructuralmente en diferentes especies de metazoarios. Los miembros de la familia del TGF-beta regulan diferentes funciones celulares como proliferación, apoptosis, diferenciación, migración, y tienen un papel clave en el desarrollo del organismo. El TGF-beta está implicado en varias patologías humanas, incluyendo desórdenes autoinmunes y vasculares, así como enfermedades fibróticas y cáncer. La activación del receptor del TGF-beta propicia su fosforilación en residuos de serina/treonina y dispara la fosforilación de proteínas efectoras intracelulares (smad, que una vez activas se translocan al núcleo para inducir la transcripción de genes blanco, y así regular procesos y funciones celulares. Se están desarrollando novedosas estrategias terapéuticas encaminadas a corregir las alteraciones presentes en patologías que involucran al TGF-beta como actor principal.Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta family members include TGF-beta, activins, and bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP. These proteins are structurally related cytokines secreted in diverse Metazoans. TGF-beta family members regulate cellular functions such as proliferation, apoptosis, differentiation, and migration, and play an important role in organism development. Deregulated TGF-beta family signaling participates in various human pathologies including auto-immune diseases, vascular disorders, fibrotic disease, and cancer. Ligand-induced activation of TGF-beta family receptors with intrinsic serine/threonine kinase activity, triggers phosphorylation of the intracellular effectors of TGF-beta signaling, the Smads proteins. Once these proteins are activated they translocate into the nucleus, where they induce transcription of target

  2. Factores clave en la enseñanza-aprendizaje de español como lengua extranjera (E/LE

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    Mabel Abad

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Se transcriben a continuación las presentaciones de las profesoras Mabel Abad y Gloria Toledo, leídas en la entrega de Certificados del Diplomado de Especialización en Español como Lengua Extranjera en noviembre del año 2005. “Factores clave en la enseñanza-aprendizaje de E/LE” corresponde a una reflexión en dos partes. La primera, de la profesora Mabel Abad, destaca los elementos de comunicación eficientes que deben enseñarse y practicarse para lograr demostrar la precisión en el desempeño de la segunda lengua, en el desafío que plantea el nuevo ambiente sociocultural al estudiante E/LE. La segunda, de la profesora Gloria Toledo, considera los contenidos y los modelos de ejercicios y estrategias indispensables para alcanzar la competencia de las cuatro habilidades lingüísticas en la planificación de la clase E/LE. (“Key factors in Teaching and Learning SSL” transcripts the presentation of the authors, Mabel Abad and Gloria Toledo, given on occasion of the Graduation Ceremony for specialists in SSL of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile certificate course (Nov. 2005. This article is a reflection in two sections: the first one, Prof. Abad, highlights the effective communication elements that should be considered in teaching and therefore practiced in SSL in order to attain accurate proficiency. Prof. Gloria Toledo, in the second section, considers contents, strategies and a variety of model practice effective in planning a SSL lesson.

  3. MODIFIED CLASSIC RISK FACTORS FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE IN CHINESE HAN POPULATION

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    Han-bin Cui; Joseph B Muhlestein; Sheng-huang Wang; Dong-qi Wang; Chang-cong Cui; Xin-yi Chen; Xiao-min Chen; Zheng Zhang; Hong-kao Zhang; Feng Bai

    2007-01-01

    To investigate the levels of cardiovascular disease risk factors and their relations to clinical phenotype associated with coronary artery disease (CAD).Methods The subjects were recruited from five independent cardiovascular centers. Coronary angiography was employed to define the CAD with stenosis in each major vessel ≥70% and control with stenosis < 10% in every lesion.The classic risk factors including family history, body mass index, smoking habits, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and serum lipid levels were surveyed according to established criteria. Associations between risk levels and clinical phenotypes were assessed by case control and correlation analysis.Results A total of 762 individuals were collected, including 481 men and 281 women, aged from 17 to 81 (mean 60 ± 10) years. The patients with CAD accounted for 55.5% of all participants, and controls 44. 5%, respectively. Compared with the pattern in published data, our study showed that mean serum high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C)level was significantly lower (P <0. 001 ) and triglycerides was significantly higher (P <0. 001 ), while total cholesterol (TC) and low density lipoprotein cholesterol levels were comparative ( both P > 0. 05 ). The prevalence of low HDL-C ( <40 g/L) and hypertriglyceridemia ( > 150 g/L) were 27. 2% and 41.4%, respectively. Mean serum levels of HDL-C and apolipoprotein A1 were significantly higher in female subjects than in male ( P < 0. 001 ). Lower HDL-C functioned as an independent risk factor for CAD only in men (RR = 2. 8, 95% CI: 1.5-4. 2, P < 0. 001 ), yet increased non-HDL cholesterol combined with diabetes mellitus and obesity seemed to play a key role in the development of CAD in women. Similarity in risk association with CAD was found for hypertension and TC/HDL ratio in male and female subjects, while family history had no relationship with the presence of CAD.Conclusion It is remarkable that emphasis of intervention in future

  4. Effect of stellate block on vasomotor factor, vascular endothelial nitricoxide synthase and pulmonary arterial pressure in rabbits with hypoxic pulmonary artery hypertension

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    Shunhou He; Qing Li; Sen Chen; Qingxiu Wang

    2007-01-01

    BACKGROUND: At present, inhalation of nitrogen monoxidum (NO) or other angiotenic is widely used to cure hypoxic pulmonary artery hypertension. In addition, recent researches demonstrate that postganglionic fiber of stellate ganglion can regulate contents of blood vessel endothelium-calcitonin gene-related peptide (BE-CGRP) and nitricoxide synthase (NOS) in lung tissue. Therefore, stellate ganglion which is blocked with the local anesthetic may cause therapeutic effects on hypoxic pulmonary artery hypertension.OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of stellate block on calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) of vasodilation factors, prostacyclin, endothelin-1 of vasoconstriction factors, thromboxan, blood vessel endothelium-nitricoxide synthase (BE-NOS) and mean arterial pressure of lung tissue in rabbits with hypoxic pulmonary artery hypertension.DESIGN: Randomly controlled animal study.SETTING: Neurological Institute of Taihe Hospital Affiliated to Yunyang Medical College.MATERIALS: A total of 24 adult Japanese rabbits of both genders and weighing 2.3 - 2.6 kg were provided by Animal Experimental Center of Hubei Academy of Medical Science. SP kit was provided by Beijing Zhongshan Biotechnology Co., Ltd.; moreover, kits of endothelin-1, CGRP, prostacyclin and thromboxan were provided by Radioimmunity Institute, Scientific and Technological Developing Center, General Hospital of Chinese PLA, and color image analytical system (Leica-Q500IW) was made in Germany.METHODS: The experiment was carried out in the Neurological Institute of Taihe Hospital affiliated to Yunyang Medical College from February to December 2002, ① Rabbits were performed with aseptic manipulation to exposure left stellate ganglion and then it was put in epidural catheter for 1 week. In addition,one end of epidural catheter was fixed near by stellate ganglion and the other end was fixed through dorsal neck. All rabbits were randomly divided into 4 groups, including normal control group, stellate block

  5. Arterial embolization for management of hemoptysis in pulmonary tuberculosis : factors of rebleeding

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    To evaluate the effectiveness of arterial embolization in reducing hemoptysis in pulmonary tuberculosis, and rebleeding factors after embolization. Fifty-nine patients with massive or recurrent hemoptysis from pulmonary tuberculosis were underwent percutaneous transcatheter embolotherapy and thirteen were subsequently operated on. In 46 patients, we retrospectively analyzed on plain chest PA the extent of pulmonary tuberculosis lesions, the period from initial diagnosis to embolization, and angiographic findings. The extent of lesions shown on plain chest PA were classified into minimal, moderately advanced, and far advanced. If there was no evidence of rebleeding after the first embolization,this was regarded as initial success in the control of hemoptysis. Angiographic findings were classified into hypervascularity, shunt, aneurysmal dilatation, and extravasation. Using the chi-square test, differences in these findings between rebleedig and non-rebleeding cases were anlysed. Immediate control of hemoptysis was achieved in 27 (58.7%) of 46 patients. Hemoptysis recurred in 19 (41.3%) of 46 patients followed up. Rebleeding cases showed more nonbronchial systemic collateral vessels and shunt than non-rebleeding cases (p<0.05). More advanced lesions of pulmonary tuberculosis on plain chest PA showed an increased rebleeding rate after embolization, but this was not statistically significant. There was no correlation between the period from initial diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis to embolization and the rate of rebleeding. But the longer the period, the greater the number of nonbronchial systemic collateral vessels. In cases with more advanced lesions of pulmonary tuberculosis on plain chese PA and a long period from initial diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis to embolization, angiographic findings showed numerous nonbronchial systemic collateral vessels but increases in the rebleeding rate were statistically not significant. The greater the number of nonbronchial

  6. Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Young Patients of Coronary ArteryDisease: Differences over a Decade

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    Amitesh Aggarwal

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Studies evaluating temporal trends of Coronary artery disease (CAD in youngpatients, from the India, are still lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate temporal differencesin risk factors of young patients of CAD over a decade.Methods: This is a single centre retrospective study performed in a tertiary care teaching institutionin North India. Case records of young patients (≤40 years with acute coronary syndrome betweenJanuary 2000 to December 2001 and January 2009 to December 2010 were obtained. Recordswere sought for active smoking, family history, waist size, blood pressure, hypertension, fastingand postprandial blood sugar and lipid profile for both groups and analyzed using SPSS v.17. Forthe purpose of the study, p value <0.05 was considered statistically significant.Results: Medical records of a total of 79 and 83 patients with young CAD (≤ 40 years wereobtained for 2000-01 and 2009-10 period respectively. An increase in proportion of femalepatients, hypertension (p=0.004, dysglycemia (p<0.001, family history (p=0.01, metabolicsyndrome (p<0.001, low high density lipoprotein (HDL (p=0.07 and mean waist size (0.03was noted over the years. Among males, increase in number of dysglycemics (p=0.0002, positivefamily history (p<0.0001 and mean waist size (0.032 was statistically significant.Conclusion: Over a decade the patients with young CAD in our study, there was an increase inproportion of patients with metabolic syndrome, dysglycemia and low HDL.

  7. Estudio de la utilidad del índice de cintura-cadera como predictor del riesgo de hipertensión arterial en niños y adolescentes

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    Emilio González-Jiménez

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Los objetivos de este estudio fueron verificar la existencia de una asociación significativa entre el estado nutricional de los alumnos y los valores del índice de cintura-cadera. En segundo lugar, comprobar una posible correlación entre los valores del índice de cintura-cadera y los niveles de presión arterial sistólica y diastólica. Muestra y metodología: Una población de 1001 adolescentes de entre 9 y 17 años de edad, pertenecientes a 18 centros educativos de las provincias de Granada y Almería. Se realizó una valoración completa del estado nutricional de los alumnos mediante antropometría así como la determinación de la presión arterial a todos los alumnos. Resultados: Los resultados obtenidos confirman una prevalencia de normopeso del 85,01%, frente a una tasa de sobrepeso del 9,99% y de obesidad del 4,99% para ambos sexos y con independencia de la edad. Se encontró una asociación significativa entre el estado nutricional y su relación los valores del índice cintura-cadera (F=118,060; p<0,0001. Se encontraron igualmente diferencias estadísticamente significativas entre los valores del índice cintura-cadera y la variable sexo (F = 45,566; p < 0,0001. Se encontró una asociación significativa entre los valores del índice de cintura-cadera y su relación con la presión arterial sistólica (F = 3,068; p < 0,0001 y diastólica (F = 4,382; p < 0,0001. Conclusiones: El índice de cintura-cadera constituye un indicador antropométrico preciso para predecir hipertensión arterial y riesgo cardiovascular en adolescentes con sobrepeso y obesidad.

  8. La estética y la diversión como factores generadores de valor en la experiencia de consumo en servicios

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    Raquel Sánchez Fernández

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    Full Text Available En los últimos años, tanto académicos como profesionales del marketing han puesto en evidencia la importancia y el interés que supone la creación de valor en la experiencia de consumo en servicios, configurándose como fuente de ventaja competitiva. La mayoría de los trabajos empíricos desarrollados se han centrado en la generación de valor a través de elementos funcionales y utilitaristas, tales como la calidad y el precio. Más allá de estos, comienzan a investigarse algunos aspectos ambientales de carácter emocional o hedonista que también contribuyen a la creación de valor para el consumidor, como han puesto de manifiesto algunos trabajos recientes. En el presente estudio se profundiza en este campo, demostrando la importancia de los elementos hedonistas de estética y diversión, asociados a la atmósfera del establecimiento, como factores generadores de valor en la experiencia de consumo en servicios. A través del planteamiento de un modelo de ecuaciones estructurales, se desarrolla y valida una escala de valor hedonista, y se analiza en qué medida contribuye a la formación de otras variables ya relacionadas anteriormente con la creación de valor funcional, como son la satisfacción y la lealtad del consumidor.

  9. Factors Associated with Coronary Artery Disease in Young Population (Age≤40):Analysis with 217 Cases

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    Wei-xian Yang; Zheng Yang; Yong-jian Wu; Shu-bin Qiao; Yue-jin Yang; Ji-lin Chen

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    Objective To investigate the relevant factors of coronary artery disease (CAD) in young people under 40 years of age. Methods The study population was 292 young patients accepting coronary angiography in Fuwai Hospital from July to December 2006, including 272 men and 20 women, with the mean age being 36.7±3.7 years. The diagnosis of CAD was made in the cases presenting ≥50%stenosis in coronary lumen in coronary angiography. Based on the diagnosis, 217 patients (204 men, 13 women) were assigned to CAD group, and 75 (68 men, 7 women) to non-CAD group. Clinical data and metabolic characteristics of the patients were collected and analyzed using t-test,χ2 test, and multinomial logistic regression with SPSS 8.0 software. Results Most study subjects were current smokers (209/292, 71.6%), and more than half had body mass index (BMI)>24 kg/m2 (230/292, 78.8%) and usually took high-fat diet (162/292, 55.5%). The proportion of heavy smokers (smoking history ≥10 years and ≥20 cigarettes per day) were significantly higher in the CAD group than in the non-CAD group [20.7%(45/217) vs. 9.3%(7/75), P=0.015)]. Heavy smoking [odds ratio (OR), 1.89;95%confidence interval (CI), 1.74-2.05], hypertension (OR, 1.56;95%CI, 1.48-1.65), alcohol (OR, 1.37;95%CI, 1.30-1.46), type 2 diabetes mellitus (OR, 1.37;95%CI, 1.25-1.50), high-fat diet (OR, 1.35;95% CI, 1.28-1.43), and BMI>24 kg/m2 (OR, 1.09;95% CI, 1.03-1.17) were factors related to CAD in the young patients (all P Conclusions Heavy smoking, hypertension, alcohol consumption, type 2 diabetes mellitus, high-fat diet and BMI>24 kg/m2 were significantly related to CAD in patients aged ≤ 40, with heavy smoking presenting the highest OR. Metabolic syndrome and inflammation were also more common in young CAD patients than in non-CAD patients.

  10. Coronary Microvascular Function and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Women With Angina Pectoris and No Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease

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    Mygind, Naja Dam; Michelsen, Marie Mide; Pena, Adam;

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    microvascular dysfunction and the association with symptoms, cardiovascular risk factors, psychosocial factors, and results from diagnostic stress testing. METHODS AND RESULTS: After screening 3568 women, 963 women with angina-like chest pain and a diagnostic coronary angiogram without significant coronary......BACKGROUND: The majority of women with angina-like chest pain have no obstructive coronary artery disease when evaluated with coronary angiography. Coronary microvascular dysfunction is a possible explanation and associated with a poor prognosis. This study evaluated the prevalence of coronary.......01), hypertension (P=0.02), current smoking (Pstress testing...

  11. A instituição asilar como fator potencializador da disfagia The asylum as worsening factor for dysphagia

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    Ana Maria Furkim

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: verificar se as condições referentes à estrutura geral dos asilos, recursos humanos e rotinas diárias de alimentação em instituições asilares, podem potencializar alterações da dinâmica da deglutição em idosos. MÉTODOS: foi aplicado questionário aos dirigentes de cinco instituições asilares do município do Rio de Janeiro, no qual constavam perguntas em relação aos recursos materiais, humanos e rotina alimentar. RESULTADOS: o asilo do sistema privado foi o único a aproximar-se das condições ideais da estrutura geral para o atendimento do idoso. Em relação aos recursos humanos existentes, nenhum dos asilos possuía todos os profissionais exigidos pela portaria nº810/89. Em relação às rotinas diárias de alimentação, em uma das instituições pesquisadas, cuja maioria dos residentes não faziam uso de próteses dentárias, não havia restrição na consistência alimentar oferecida. Outro fator significativo diz respeito à negligência referente à higiene bucal, favorecendo a colonização de bactérias na cavidade oral, podendo agravar infecções pulmonares no caso de microaspirações. O fato dos idosos deitarem para dormir logo após o término das refeições, como ocorrido em três das instituições pesquisadas, tem grande importância na medida em que favorece a ocorrência de episódios de refluxo gastroesofágico. CONCLUSÃO: foram observados que em todas as instituições pesquisadas há fatores que podem potencializar um distúrbio de deglutição, como problemas em relação à estrutura geral e ou aos recursos humanos e ou relativos à rotina alimentar estabelecida.PURPOSE: to check if the conditions related to general structure, human resources and daily routine of feeding in asylums can increase the chances for an alteration in the deglutition process of the elderlies. METHODS: a questionnaire was elaborated to be applied to the directors of five institutions in the city of Rio de Janeiro

  12. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection causing acute coronary syndrome in a young patient without risk factors

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    Parag Chevli

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD is a rare cause of acute myocardial infarction that is more common in younger patients (under age 50 and in women. Although the etiology is not known, some predisposing conditions to SCAD are well known and include Marfan syndrome, pregnancy and peripartum state, drug abuse, and some anatomical abnormalities of the coronary arteries such as aneurysms and severe kinking. We describe a case of SCAD in a young woman who presented with sudden onset of chest pain and was admitted for the treatment of acute coronary syndrome. The coronary angiography showed dissection of the left anterior descending artery. The patient underwent successful percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and stent placement.

  13. Função endotelial de adolescentes normotensos sem fatores de risco para hipertensão arterial Endothelial function of normotensive adolescents with no risk factors for arterial hypertension

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    Zélia M. de Andrade

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Definir padrões de normalidade da função endotelial de adolescentes através de avaliação ultra-sonográfica da dilatação vascular dependente do endotélio. MÉTODOS: Estudo descritivo observacional de corte transversal, parte do projeto temático "Estudos Clínicos de Crescimento, Comportamento, Hipertensão Arterial, Obesidade e Saúde Bucal", de sigla ECCCHOS, desenvolvido na Disciplina de Nutrologia da Universidade Federal de São Paulo - Escola Paulista de Medicina. Foram selecionados 31 adolescentes, sendo oito do sexo masculino e 23 do feminino, sem fatores de risco conhecidos para hipertensão arterial sistêmica, entre 1.420 alunos de uma escola de ensino médio da cidade de São Paulo, capital do estado de São Paulo, situado no Sudeste do Brasil. Para apresentação de todos os resultados, utilizaram-se as médias, desvios padrão e percentis. RESULTADOS: A dilatação vascular dependente do endotélio 90 segundos pós-liberação do manguito foi de 20,9±6,7% [média mais ou menos 1 desvio padrão (DP] e o 10° percentil ficou em 12,5% no sexo masculino e de 18,8±12,9% DP e o 10° percentil em 6,6% no sexo feminino. Os valores no grupo todo foram de 19,3±11,7% e 6,7%, respectivamente. CONCLUSÃO: O 10° percentil (6,7% da curva de distribuição dos valores de dilatação vascular dependente do endotélio, em adolescentes do presente estudo, pode ser considerado como limite inferior da normalidade. O conhecimento desse limite é importante para o diagnóstico de disfunções endoteliais que aparecem antes das doenças cardiovasculares.OBJECTIVE: To define standards for normal endothelial function in adolescents by high-resolution ultrasound measurement of endothelium-dependent vascular dilatation. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional, descriptive, observational study and part of the thematic project "Clinical Study of Growth, Behavior, Arterial Hypertension, Obesity and Oral Health" (ECCCHOS that was developed by

  14. Factors Influencing the Disturbed Flow Patterns Downstream of Curved Atherosclerotic Arteries

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    Biyue Liu

    2008-01-01

    Pulsatile blood flows in curved atherosclerotic arteries are studied by com-puter simulations. Computations are carried out with various values of physiological parameters to examine the effects of flow parameters on the disturbed flow patterns downstream of a curved artery with a stenosis at the inner wall. The numerical re-sults indicate a strong dependence of flow pattern on the blood viscosity and inlet flow rate, while the influence of the inlet flow profile to the flow pattem in downstream is negligible.

  15. Prevalência de hipertensão arterial em militares jovens e fatores associados Prevalencia de hipertensión arterial en militares jóvenes y factores asociados Prevalence of arterial hypertension in young military personnel and associated factors

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    Daniela Wenzel

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência de hipertensão arterial entre militares jovens e fatores associados. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal realizado com amostra de 380 militares do sexo masculino de 19 e 35 anos de idade em uma unidade da Força Aérea Brasileira em São Paulo, SP, entre 2000 e 2001. Os pontos de corte para hipertensão foram: >140mmHg para pressão sistólica e > 90mmHg para pressão diastólica. As variáveis estudadas incluíram fatores de risco e de proteção para hipertensão, como características comportamentais e nutricionais. Para análise das associações, utilizou-se regressão linear generalizada múltipla, com família binomial e ligação logarítmica, obtendo-se razões de prevalências com intervalo de 90% de confiança e seleção hierarquizada das variáveis. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de hipertensão arterial foi de 22% (IC 90%: 21;29. No modelo final da regressão múltipla verificou-se prevalência de hipertensão 68% maior entre os ex-fumantes em relação aos não fumantes (IC 90%: 1,13;2,50. Entre os indivíduos com sobrepeso (índice de massa corporal - IMC de 25 a 29kg/m2 e com obesidade (IMC>29kg/m2 as prevalências foram, respectivamente, 75% (IC 90%: 1,23;2,50 e 178% (IC 90%: 1,82;4,25 maiores do que entre os eutróficos. Entre os que praticavam atividade física regular, comparado aos que não praticavam, a prevalência foi 52% menor (IC 90%: 0,30;0,90. CONCLUSÕES: Ser ex-fumante e ter sobrepeso ou obesidade foram situações de risco para hipertensão, enquanto que a prática regular de atividade física foi fator de proteção em militares jovens.OBJETIVO: Estimar la prevalencia de hipertensión arterial entre militares jóvenes y factores asociados. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal realizado con muestra de 380 militares del sexo masculino de 19 y 35 años de edad en una unidad de la Fuerza Aérea Brasilera en la cuidad de São Paulo, Sudeste de Brasil, entre 2000 y 2001. Los puntos de corte para

  16. Perioperative risk factors for prolonged mechanical ventilation and tracheostomy in women undergoing coronary artery bypass graft with cardiopulmonary bypass

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    Zahra S Faritous

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Prolonged mechanical ventilation is an important recognized complication occurring during cardiovascular surgery procedures. This study was done to assess the perioperative risk factors related to postoperative pulmonary complications and tracheostomy in women undergoing coronary artery bypass graft with cardiopulmonary bypass. Methods: It was a retrospective study on 5,497 patients, including 31 patients with prolonged ventilatory support and 5,466 patients without it; from the latter group, 350 patients with normal condition (extubated in 6-8 hours without any complication were selected randomly. Possible perioperative risk factors were compared between the two groups using a binary logistic regression model. Results: Among the 5,497 women undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG, 31 women needed prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV, and 15 underwent tracheostomy. After logistic regression, 7 factors were determined as being independent perioperative risk factors for PMV. Discussion: Age ≥70 years old, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF ≤30%, preexisting respiratory or renal disease, emergency or re-do operation and use of preoperative inotropic agents are the main risk factors determined in this study on women undergoing CABG.

  17. Ultrasound evaluation of intima media thickness of carotid arteries in dialysis patients and correlation with proposed risk factors

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    Damjanović Tatjana

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Atherosclerosis is significant risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in dialysis patients. Aim of the study was ultrasound evaluation of intima media thickness on carotid arteries (as a marker of atherosclerosis, in dialysis patients and its correlation with proposed risk factors. Intima media thickness was measured in 45 dialysis patients with no signs of cardiovascular diseases (15 on peritoneal dialysis, group I,30 on hemodialysis, group II and 20 healthy controls. The mean carotid artery intima media thickness was significantly higher in dialysis patients than in control group. According to intima media thickness, dialysis patients were divided in group A (patient with intima media thickness less or equal 0,720 mm and group B (intima media thickness higher then 0,720mm. Intima media thickness in bout group was correlated with proposed risk factors. In group A there was not significant correlation of intima media thickness with risk factors. In group B significant correlation have been found between intima media thickness and LDL, VLDL cholesterol, body mass index and systolic, diastolic and mean blood pressure. Although atherosclerosis was not the only cause for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, it has a dominant role in dialysis patients. Augmented intima media thickness could be early marker of atherosclerosis. The risk factors of great influence on intima media thickness are lipid disturbances, obesity and hypertension.

  18. Leukemia Inhibitory Factor (LIF) Inhibition during Mid-Gestation Impairs Trophoblast Invasion and Spiral Artery Remodelling during Pregnancy in Mice.

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    Winship, Amy; Correia, Jeanne; Zhang, Jian-Guo; Nicola, Nicos A; Dimitriadis, Evdokia

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    The placenta forms the interface between the maternal and fetal circulation and is critical for the establishment of a healthy pregnancy. Trophoblast cell proliferation, migration and invasion into the endometrium are fundamental events in the initiation of placentation. Leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) has been shown to promote trophoblast invasion in vitro, however its precise role in trophoblast invasion in vivo is unknown. We hypothesized that LIF would be required for normal trophoblast invasion and spiral artery remodeling in mice. Both LIF and its receptor (LIFRα) co-localized with cytokeratin-positive invasive endovascular extravillous trophoblasts (EVT) in mouse implantation sites during mid-gestation. Temporally blocking LIF action during specific periods of placental development via administration of our unique LIFRα antagonist, PEGLA, resulted in abnormal trophoblast invasion and impaired spiral artery remodeling compared to PEG control. PEGLA-treated mouse decidual vessels were characterized by retention of α-smooth muscle actin (αSMA)-positive vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), while PEG control decidual vessels were remodelled by cytokeratin-positive trophoblasts. LIF blockade did not alter F4/80-positive decidual macrophage numbers between treatment groups, but resulted in down-regulation of decidual transcript levels of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and interleukin-10 (IL-10), which are important immune cell activation factors that promote spiral artery remodeling during pregnancy. Our data suggest that LIF plays an important role in trophoblast invasion in vivo and may facilitate trophoblast-decidual-immune cell cross talk to enable adequate spiral artery remodeling. PMID:26479247

  19. Leukemia Inhibitory Factor (LIF Inhibition during Mid-Gestation Impairs Trophoblast Invasion and Spiral Artery Remodelling during Pregnancy in Mice.

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    Amy Winship

    Full Text Available The placenta forms the interface between the maternal and fetal circulation and is critical for the establishment of a healthy pregnancy. Trophoblast cell proliferation, migration and invasion into the endometrium are fundamental events in the initiation of placentation. Leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF has been shown to promote trophoblast invasion in vitro, however its precise role in trophoblast invasion in vivo is unknown. We hypothesized that LIF would be required for normal trophoblast invasion and spiral artery remodeling in mice. Both LIF and its receptor (LIFRα co-localized with cytokeratin-positive invasive endovascular extravillous trophoblasts (EVT in mouse implantation sites during mid-gestation. Temporally blocking LIF action during specific periods of placental development via administration of our unique LIFRα antagonist, PEGLA, resulted in abnormal trophoblast invasion and impaired spiral artery remodeling compared to PEG control. PEGLA-treated mouse decidual vessels were characterized by retention of α-smooth muscle actin (αSMA-positive vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs, while PEG control decidual vessels were remodelled by cytokeratin-positive trophoblasts. LIF blockade did not alter F4/80-positive decidual macrophage numbers between treatment groups, but resulted in down-regulation of decidual transcript levels of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1 and interleukin-10 (IL-10, which are important immune cell activation factors that promote spiral artery remodeling during pregnancy. Our data suggest that LIF plays an important role in trophoblast invasion in vivo and may facilitate trophoblast-decidual-immune cell cross talk to enable adequate spiral artery remodeling.

  20. Preeclampsia como factor de riesgo independiente para el trastorno por déficit de atención con hiperactividad. Estudio de casos y controles. Bucaramanga, Colombia

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    Yuly Andrea Castellanos-Castellanos; Mauricio Escobar-Sánchez; María Carolina Páez-Leal; Luis Alfonso Díaz-Martínez; Carlos Andrés Arias-Duran; Derlly Marcela Espitia-Orejarena; Jesica Lisette Forero-Parada

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    Introducción: El trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad es una condición mental que afecta a niños y adolescentes con prevalencia estimada de 5.3% en la población mundial y en Colombia es de 19-24% en hombres y 10-12% en mujeres. Su etiología es multifactorial, entre ellos se encuentra la hipoxia como factor del medio ambiente uterino; presentándose en entidades como la preeclampsia, donde se ha considerado determinante en el desarrollo del trastorno por dé...

  1. Coronary Artery Disease: A Descriptive Analysis of Risk Factors: Before and After Treatment

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    S Dinkar, Suresh Rao, M Vakamudi, R Saldanha, KR Balakrishnan

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    Full Text Available With the increasing life span of man, the number of ageing people is also increasing, and along with that the number of diseases affecting them is also increasing. Atherosclerotic coronary artery disease is one of them. Coronary revascularization was started in 1960s through the pioneering efforts of David Sabiston and Kolessov. This is a retrospective descriptive study. A total number of 1050 Patients were operated on beating heart surgery from 1998 to Nov. 2002 out of which 852 patients were analysed to know the results and prognostic outcomes. Mean age was 57.8 years (range 31 - 80years with M:F ratio of 7:1. The pre-operative parameters studied were DM, HTN, hyperlipidemia, family history of CAD, smoking and past history of MI. other parameters included pulmonary disease, chronic renal failure, CVA, APD, PVD etc. 55.75% patients were diabetic, 53.99% were hypertensive and 24.4% had history of hyperlipidemia. Family history was positive in 12.9% of the patients, 25% were smokers and 44% had history of previous MI. average number of diseased vessels was 2.34 with triple vessel disease being most common. 6.6% had history of pulmonary diseases, 7.4% had pre-operative renal failure and 2% had past history of CV stroke. Overall in-hospital mortality was 1.4%. relative risk for mortality, morbidity, new onset of renal failure, CVA, arrhythmias, CCF were calculated. Mean hospital stay was 9.83days (range 6 - 41years, mean ICU stay was 74.3 hours (range 73 - 700years. Usage of blood and blood products was significantly less. Freedom from complications was 93%. LVEF<40%, age >70 years, high diastolic PA pressure> 15mm Hg were found to be significant risk factors for mortality. Females were found to be 2.6 times more at risk for mortality and development of complications as compared to males. Patients with previous history of MI were found to be more at risk of developing complications increasing their hospital and ICU stay.

  2. FACTORES ASOCIADOS CON EL DESEMPEÑO DEL PERSONAL QUE LABORA COMO OFICIALES DE TRÁNSITO Y SEGURIDAD EN LA UNIVERSIDAD DE COSTA RICA

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    Ernestina Aguirre Vidaurre

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es presentar los resultados de la investigación Factores que afectan el desempeño laboral de los y las oficiales de Tránsito y Seguridad, llevada a cabo en la Sede Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio de la Universidad de Costa Rica, durante el primer semestre del año 2009. La población estuvo conformada por 57 oficiales de tránsito y seguridad. Se aplicó un diseño cuantitativo de tipo descriptivo. Los instrumentos utilizados fueron la guía de observación y el cuestionario, los cuales fueron validados previamente. Los aspectos por analizar fueron las incapacidades, factores de riesgo que generan incapacitaciones, así como aquellos eventos que dañen el bienestar del trabajador; también, se emplearon resultados que proporcionó el Diagnóstico de Atención Primaria Ambiental (APA. Este estudio evidenció una alta incidencia de enfermedades crónicas que empeoran al exponerse a factores propios del trabajo, así como por la práctica de inadecuados estilos de vida como el tabaquismo, una mala alimentación y el sedentarismo. Del mismo modo, se presentan factores protectores como alto grado de satisfacción laboral, adecuadas relaciones interpersonales, conocimiento de los derechos y deberes laborales. Existen factores de riesgo como el grupo etáreo, jornadas laborales excesivas, horarios rotativos, así como alta movilidad por el campus. Como principal hallazgo se encontró que las causas más frecuentes de incapacidad laboral son las caídas y la gripe. Se concluye que los beneficios de un ambiente de trabajo saludable no se reducen al fortalecimiento de la salud del trabajador (a, sino a brindar un aporte positivo a la productividad e incrementar la motivación laboral, el espíritu de trabajo, la satisfacción en el trabajo y la calidad de vida general, aspectos que forman parte del objetivo de la práctica de la enfermera (o en estos espacios.

  3. Discordance between Risk Factors and Coronary Artery Calcium: Implications for Guiding Treatment Strategies in Primary Prevention Settings.

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    Joshi, Parag H; Nasir, Khurram

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    Preventive efforts including smoking cessation campaigns, increased awareness of healthy lifestyle habits, risk factor modification, and the appropriate use of statins have been successful in reducing cardiovascular mortality over the last decade. The coronary artery calcium (CAC) scan has reliably been an additive predictor to traditional risk estimation methods, partly because of the heterogeneity between risk factor burden and atherosclerotic burden. The focus of this review is to highlight this heterogeneity by focusing on groups in which risk factor burden and subclinical atherosclerosis burden, as measured by CAC, are discordant. In high-risk groups with 0 CAC, the event rates are consistently low; in low-risk groups with elevated CAC (CAC>100), the event rates are consistently high. We conclude with our clinical perspective of the considerable heterogeneity between risk factors and atherosclerotic burden in the context of the 2013 ACC/AHA cholesterol treatment and risk assessment guidelines. PMID:25982215

  4. Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha regulates the role of vascular endothelial growth factor on pulmonary arteries of rats with hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension

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    李启芳; 戴爱国

    2004-01-01

    Background Hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) is one of the pivotal mediators in the response of lungs to decreased oxygen availability, and increasingly has been implicated in the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a downstream target gene of HIF-1α, plays an important role in the pathogenesis of hypoxic pulmonary hypertension and hypoxic pulmonary artery remodelling. In this study, we investigated the dynamic expression of HIF-1α and VEGF in pulmonary artery of rats with hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension. Methods Forty male Wistar rats were exposed to hypoxia for 0, 3, 7, 14 or 21 days. Mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP), vessel morphometry and right ventricle hypertrophy index (RVHI) were estimated. Lungs were inflated and fixed for in situ hybridisation and immunohistochemistry. Results mPAP values were significantly higher than the control values after 7days of hypoxia [(18.4±0.4) mmHg, P<0.05]. RVHI developed significantly after 14 days of hypoxia. Expression of HIF-1α protein increased in pulmonary arterial tunica intima of all hypoxic rats. In pulmonary arterial tunica media, HIF-1α protein was markedly increased by day 3 (0.20±0.02, P<0.05), reached the peak by day 7, then declined after day 14 of hypoxia. HIF-1α mRNA increased significantly after day 14 of hypoxia (0.20±0.02, P<0.05). VEGF protein began to increase markedly after day 7 of hypoxia, reaching its peak around day 14 of hypoxia (0.15±0.02, P<0.05). VEGF mRNA began to increase after day 7 of hypoxia, then remained more or less stable from day 7 onwards. VEGF mRNA is located mainly in tunica intima and tunica media, whereas VEGF protein is located predominantly in tunica intima. Linear analysis showed that HIF-1α mRNA, VEGF and mPAP were correlated with hypoxic pulmonary artery remodelling. HIF-1α mRNA was positively correlated with VEGF mRNA and protein (P<0.01). Conclusion HIF-1α and VEGF are both involved in the

  5. Síndrome de Apnea Obstructiva del Sueño como factor de riesgo para otras enfermedades

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    Héctor Guzmán Duchén

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño es una enfermedad caracterizada por ciclos de apneas e hipopneas y microdespertares frecuentes durante la noche y así mismo hipersomnolencia diurna. Esta enfermedad conlleva altas incidencias en accidentes de tránsito como en el campo laboral, últimos estudios de esta patología seacompaña de complicaciones y desarrollo de diversas enfermedades tanto cardiovasculares como metabólicas y oftalmológicas entre otras.

  6. Síndrome de Apnea Obstructiva del Sueño como factor de riesgo para otras enfermedades

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    Héctor Guzmán Duchén; Yblin Katherine Virhuez Salguero; Reynaldo Araoz Illanes

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    El síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño es una enfermedad caracterizada por ciclos de apneas e hipopneas y microdespertares frecuentes durante la noche y así mismo hipersomnolencia diurna. Esta enfermedad conlleva altas incidencias en accidentes de tránsito como en el campo laboral, últimos estudios de esta patología seacompaña de complicaciones y desarrollo de diversas enfermedades tanto cardiovasculares como metabólicas y oftalmológicas entre otras.

  7. Factores de riesgo como pron??stico de padecer c??ncer de mama en un estado de M??xico

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    Aguilar Cordero, Mar??a Jos??; Neri S??nchez, M.; Padilla L??pez, C. A.; Pimentel Ram??rez, M. L.; Garc??a Rillo, A.; S??nchez L??pez, A. M.

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    Introducci??n: El c??ncer de mama es una de las patolog??a m??s frecuentes de la mujer y con gran impacto en la sociedad. Los factores de riesgo m??s estudiados han sido los hormonales, los gen??ticos y los ambientales, aunque tambi??n los h??bitos t??xicos, el sobrepeso y la obesidad; como factores protectores, por el contrario, la lactancia materna y la actividad f??sica. Objetivo: Conocer los factores de riesgo de las mujeres con c??ncer de mama en nuestro grupo de estudio. Material y m??t...

  8. Acute Myocardial Infarction Is a Risk Factor for New Onset Diabetes in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

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    Chul Soo Park; Woo Baek Chung; Yun Seok Choi; Pum Joon Kim; Jong Min Lee; Ki-Hyun Baek; Hee Yeol Kim; Ki Dong Yoo; Ki-Ho Song; Wook Sung Chung; Ki Bae Seung; Man Young Lee; Hyuk-Sang Kwon

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    Objective To test the hypothesis that acute myocardial infarction (AMI) might accelerate development of new onset diabetes in patients with coronary artery disease independent of known risk factors. Methods We conducted a retrospective cohort study within COACT (CathOlic medical center percutAneous Coronary inTervention) registry. From a total of 9,127 subjects, 2,036 subjects were diabetes naïve and followed up for at least one year with both index and follow-up laboratory data about diabete...

  9. The Effect of PAI-1 4G/5G Polymorphism and Clinical Factors on Coronary Artery Occlusion in Myocardial Infarction

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    Tajinder Kumar Parpugga; Vacis Tatarunas; Vilius Skipskis; Nora Kupstyte; Diana Zaliaduonyte-Peksiene; Vaiva Lesauskaite

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    Objective. Data on the impact of PAI-1-675 4G/5G genotype for fibrinolysis during myocardial infarction are inconsistent. The aim of our study was to evaluate the association of clinical and genetic (PAI-1-675 4G/5G polymorphism) factors with coronary artery occlusion in patients with myocardial infarction. Materials and Methods. PAI-1-675 4G/5G detection was achieved by using Sanger sequencing in a sample of patients hospitalized for stent implantation due to myocardial infarction. We catego...

  10. Factors Associated with Early Adverse Events after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Subsequent to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

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    Kamal, Yasser Ali; Mubarak, Yasser Shaban; Alshorbagy, Ashraf Ali

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    Background A previous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) may affect the outcomes of patients who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The objective of this study was to compare the early in-hospital postoperative outcomes between patients who underwent CABG with or without previous PCI. Methods The present study included 160 patients who underwent isolated elective on-pump CABG at the department of cardiothoracic surgery, Minia University Hospital from January 2010 to Decembe...

  11. Atherosclerosis of Coronary Arteries as Predisposing Factor in Myocardial Infarction: An Autopsy Study

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    Gauravi A Dhruva,; Amit H Agravat; Hardik K Sanghvi

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    The incidence of coronary heart disease has markedly increased in India over the past few years. Ischemic heart disease, the largest cause of morbidity and mortality in the developed and developing countries today is overwhelmingly contributed by atherosclerosis. The study highlights the impact of atherosclerotic lesions in the population of Rajkot district. We studied atherosclerotic lesions in coronary arteries in cases subjected to autopsy in last 4 years, to grade and to evaluate the athe...

  12. Absence of factor V Leiden (G1691A mutation, FII G20210A allele in coronary artery disease in North India.

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    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Interaction between various genetic and environmental factors is associated with coronary artery diseases (CADs. Factor V Leiden mutation (FVL and FII G20210A polymorphism are two recently described genetic factors with a propensity towards venous thrombosis, however, with a doubtful role in coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction. AIM: Present study was conducted to assess the relationship of both these factors in coronary artery disease in population from North India. SETTING AND DESIGN: Case control study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two hundred angiographically proven coronary artery disease patients were studied to examine the association of Factor V Leiden mutation and FII G20210A mutation with coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction. Out of 200 patients, 51 had myocardial infarction. Two hundred controls were selected who were from north India and were also age and sex matched. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate that both these polymorphisms were totally absent in our population, therefore, these variants cannot be considered as independent risk factors or as a predictor for CAD. However, there is a need to confirm the above findings on patients from different populations from different parts of the country as there are reports which show that the incidence of Factor V Leiden varies from 1.3 % to 10%.

  13. WRITINGS RELATED WITH CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE AND RISK FACTORS WHICH WERE PRINTED IN TEN NATIONAL DAILY NEWSPAPER

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    Hakan ALTINTAS

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available This study is a descriptive epidemiological study which was conducted in order to determine various properties of writings related to coronary artery disease (CAD and its risk factors in 10 top selling national newspapers based on newspaper listing. Most of the writings related to CAD and its risk factors composed less than 0.20%of total surface area of a newspaper. In 21.9%(16 of such writings, there were no pictures, and presentation techniques were not effective. When evaluated for scientific truth, 21.9%(16 of the writings were composed of false or partialy true writings. It was realized that newspapers under investigation did not spare enough space for writings related to CAD and its risk factors. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2005; 4(5.000: 253-264

  14. Factores associados à hipertensão arterial nos utentes de farmácias em Portugal Factores asociados con la hipertensión arterial en los usuarios de farmacias en Portugal Factors associated with arterial hypertension in pharmacy users in Portugal

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    Sofia de Oliveira-Martins

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência, tratamento e controlo da hipertensão e identificar factores associados em utentes de farmácias comunitárias. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com 1.042 utentes de 40 a 65 anos em 60 farmácias comunitárias de Portugal Continental entre outubro de 2005 e janeiro de 2006. Os dados foram obtidos pela aplicação de questionário e medição de parâmetros biológicos. Foram realizadas três regressões logísticas sequenciais para verificar associação entre as variáveis. RESULTADOS: A idade média foi de 53,7 anos e a razão homem/mulher foi 0,68. A prevalência da hipertensão arterial foi de 54,8%. Cerca de 70% dos hipertensos encontravam-se sob tratamento anti-hipertensivo e, destes, 47,7% estavam controlados. A hipertensão esteve positivamente associada à idade mais elevada, sexo masculino, ser casado, apresentar índice de massa corporal e nível de colesterol total mais alto, ser diabético, ter doença cardiovascular pessoal ou familiar precoce e reportar mais consultas médicas por ano. A hipertensão tratada mostrou-se positivamente associada a ser mulher, não casado, ser diabético, viver numa área urbana e reportar mais de três consultas médicas por ano. Nos hipertensos tratados, estar controlado foi positivamente associado a ter comportamento aderente à terapêutica anti-hipertensiva (auto-reporte, percepcionar o efeito desta medicação e ser de baixo risco cardiovascular. Os modelos preditivos apresentaram áreas sob as respectivas curvas ROC entre 0,72 e 0,78, com capacidade discriminatória aceitável. CONCLUSÕES: A prevalência da hipertensão foi elevada, mas similar à encontrada em outros estudos realizados em Portugal. A proporção de doentes tratados foi satisfatória, em contraste com o nível insuficiente de controlo.OBJETIVO: Estimar la prevalencia de la hipertensión, tratamiento y control, así como identificar factores asociados en usuarios de farmacias comunitarias. M

  15. Induction of collateral artery growth and improvement of post-infarct heart function by hepatocyte growth factor gene transfer

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    Wei WANG; Zhi-jian YANG; Dong-chao MA; Lian-sheng WANG; Shun-lin XU; You-rong ZHANG; Ke-jiang CAO; Fu-min ZHANG; Wen-zhu MA

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    Aim: To study the effect of adenovirus5-mediated human hepatocyte growth factor (Ad5-HGF) transfer on post-infarct heart failure in a swine model. Methods: Twelve young Suzhong swine were randomly divided into 2 groups: the Ad5-HGF group (n=6) and the null-Ad5 group(n=6). Four weeks after left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) ligation, Ad5-HGF was transferred into the myocardium via the right coronary artery. Coronary angiography and gated cardiac perfusion imaging were performed at the end of4 and 7 weeks after LAD ligation, respectively, to evaluate collateral artery growth and cardiac perfusion. Then all animals were killed, the expression of HGF and α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) were evaluated by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and immunohistochemistry. Results: Compared with the null-Ad5 group, higher expression of human HGF was observed in the myocardium in the Ad5-HGF group (109.3 ±7.8 vs 6.2±2.6, t=30.685, P<O.01). The left ventricular ejection fraction was higher in the Ads-HGF group than in the null-Ad5 group (43.9±4.3 vs 30.4±2.8, t=6.514, P<0.01). From the 4th week to the 7th week after operation, 1eft ventricular end systolic volume (42.1±3.0 vs31.0±4.9, t=12.800, P<0.01) and left ventricular end diastolic volume (62.2±4.2 vs 55.0±4.8 t=13.207, P<0.01) were improved in the Ad5-HGF group. Cardiac perfusion was significantly improved in the Ad5-HGF group. In the Ad5-HGF group, growth of collateral arteries was obviously greater (average rank sum 9.17 vs 3.83, n=6, u=-2.687, P<0.01), and the number of α-SMA+ vessels/mm2 was significantly greater (56.1±4.2 vs 16.4±3.5, t=17.731, P<0.01) than in the null-Ad5 group. Conclusion: High expression levels of human HGF were observed in the myocardium because of non-infarct-related vessel transfer. HGF can increase the number of functional arterioles and improve collateral artery growth. HGF can improve cardiac perfusion and heart function.

  16. Influência de fatores anátomo-fisiológicos na medida indireta da pressão arterial: identificação do conhecimento dos enfermeiros Influencia de los rasgos anátomo-fisiológicos en la mensuración inversa de la presión arterial: identificación del conocimiento de los enfermeros Influence of the anatomical and physiological factors in the indirect measurement of blood pressure: identification of nursing knowledge

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    Thelma Leite de Araujo

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    Full Text Available O estudo foi realizado com enfermeiros de hospitais de cardiologia e teve como objetivo caracterizar o conhecimento sobre os aspectos conceituais e fatores anátomo-fisiológicos que influenciam a medida indireta da pressão arterial.El estudo fué realizado con enfermeros de hospitales de cardiología y el objetivo fue caracterizar el conocimiento respecto a los rasgos conceptuales y anatomo-fisiológicos que influyen en la mensuración de la presión arterial.The study was developed by clinical nurses specialized in cardiology and had the purpose to characterize the kwowledge about the conceptual aspects and the anatomical and physiological factors that interfere in the marks of blood pressure.

  17. RELATIONSHIP OF CAROTID ARTERIES INTIMA-MEDIA THICKNESS WITH INFECTIOUS, IMMUNE, METABOLIC FACTORS AND INFLAMMATION MARKERS IN HEALTHY PERSONS

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    A. P. Shavrin

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Aim – to examine the relationship of arteries wall thickness with the indicators characterizing the infectious, immune, metabolic status inapparently healthy individuals.Materials and methods. The study included 342 patients (mean age 43.7 ± 0.5 years that in the process of cluster analysis on the thicknessof the intima-media thickness (IMT were divided into 3 groups. Group 1 consisted of patients with no risk factors of cardiovascular disease,2nd – patients with presence of these factors, 3rd – patients with atherosclerotic plaques in the carotid artery. All patients were examinedin complex: ultrasound of vessels measurement on the Aloka 5000 with IMT, evaluation of lipid profile, glucose level, determination of C-reactive protein (CRP in blood plasma and cytokines – tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α, interferon-γ (IFN-γ, interleukin (IL -1, -8, -4, specific antibody immunoglobulin G (IgG to cytomegalovirus (CMV, herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1 , C. pneumoniae, H. pylori and β-hemolytic streptococci group A. Immune system status was assessed by innate and acquired immunity factors.Results. In groups of examined patients by increasing IMT of the common carotid artery infectious viruses (CMV, HSV-1 burden increased,what was obligatory for all groups. In the 3rd group, in 45 % of patients C. pneumoniae was found. In the 2nd and 3rd groups weakening ofacquired immunity was found out – reducing the total number of lymphocytes and T-lymphocytes, the increase of CRP and proinflammatory cytokines (IL-1, -8, IFN-γ, TNF-α, it was indicating development of inflammatory process, and in the third group it took characters of the system inflammatory response. In cluster analysis it was revealed that the process of thickening of the vascular wall is influenced by complex factors – infectious, metabolic and immune.Conclusion. The presence of the close relationship between the thickness of vessel walls and infectious, metabolic (lipid and

  18. RELATIONSHIP OF CAROTID ARTERIES INTIMA-MEDIA THICKNESS WITH INFECTIOUS, IMMUNE, METABOLIC FACTORS AND INFLAMMATION MARKERS IN HEALTHY PERSONS

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    A. P. Shavrin

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    Full Text Available Aim – to examine the relationship of arteries wall thickness with the indicators characterizing the infectious, immune, metabolic status inapparently healthy individuals.Materials and methods. The study included 342 patients (mean age 43.7 ± 0.5 years that in the process of cluster analysis on the thicknessof the intima-media thickness (IMT were divided into 3 groups. Group 1 consisted of patients with no risk factors of cardiovascular disease,2nd – patients with presence of these factors, 3rd – patients with atherosclerotic plaques in the carotid artery. All patients were examinedin complex: ultrasound of vessels measurement on the Aloka 5000 with IMT, evaluation of lipid profile, glucose level, determination of C-reactive protein (CRP in blood plasma and cytokines – tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α, interferon-γ (IFN-γ, interleukin (IL -1, -8, -4, specific antibody immunoglobulin G (IgG to cytomegalovirus (CMV, herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1 , C. pneumoniae, H. pylori and β-hemolytic streptococci group A. Immune system status was assessed by innate and acquired immunity factors.Results. In groups of examined patients by increasing IMT of the common carotid artery infectious viruses (CMV, HSV-1 burden increased,what was obligatory for all groups. In the 3rd group, in 45 % of patients C. pneumoniae was found. In the 2nd and 3rd groups weakening ofacquired immunity was found out – reducing the total number of lymphocytes and T-lymphocytes, the increase of CRP and proinflammatory cytokines (IL-1, -8, IFN-γ, TNF-α, it was indicating development of inflammatory process, and in the third group it took characters of the system inflammatory response. In cluster analysis it was revealed that the process of thickening of the vascular wall is influenced by complex factors – infectious, metabolic and immune.Conclusion. The presence of the close relationship between the thickness of vessel walls and infectious, metabolic (lipid and

  19. Circulating Thrombotic Risk Factors in Young Patients with Coronary Artery Disease Who Are on Statins and Anti-platelet Drugs.

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    George, Reema; Sivadasanpillai, Harikrishnan; Jayakumari, Narayani; Bhatt, Anugya; Thulaseedharan, Jissa V; Tharakan, Jaganmohan A

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    Thrombotic risk factors may contribute to premature coronary artery disease (CAD), in addition to the conventional risk factors. There is paucity of data on studies evaluating the role of thrombotic factors in premature CAD in Indian patients. Thus a case-control study was performed to evaluate the role of thrombotic and atherogenic factors in young patients with angiographically proven CAD who are on treatment with statins and anti-platelet drugs. 152 patients (≤55 years) with angiographically proven CAD and 102 asymptomatic controls were recruited. Clinical and biochemical data were obtained in both groups. Blood levels of thrombotic factors-fibrinogen, antithrombin-III, tissue-plasminogen activator (t-PA), plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), von-Willebrand factor (v-WF), lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] and homocysteine were analyzed. Patients had high levels of conventional CAD risk factors (diabetes mellitus, smoking, hypertension, dyslipidemia and positive family history) compared to controls. Logistic regression analysis revealed that low antithrombin-III (odds ratio/OR 11.2; 95 % confidence interval/CI 2.29-54.01), high fibrinogen (OR 6.04; 95 % CI 1.09-33.21) and high Lp(a) (OR 4.54; 95 % CI 0.92-22.56), as important, independent risk factors in patients. PAI-1(OR 0.15; 95 % CI 0.03-0.69) levels were significantly lower in patients. But other thrombotic risk factors studied (t-PA, v-WF and homocysteine) were comparable among patients and controls. The treatment using statins and anti-platelet drugs might be contributing to the control of some of the thrombotic risk factors. The strategies aiming at lowering the levels of thrombotic risk factors along with conventional risk factors may be useful in primary and secondary prevention of CAD. PMID:27382201

  20. Assessment of influence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors and inflammation on arterial wall structural characteristics in psoriatic arthritis

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Assessment of influence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors and inflammation on arterial wall structural characteristics in psoriatic arthritis. Objective. To assess possibility of traditional cardiovascular risk (CVR factors application as markers of subclinical atherosclerosis in pts with psoriatic arthritis (PA. Material and methods. 130 pts with PA (51 male and 79 female without clinical signs of coronary heart disease (CHD and stroke. were included. Mean age was 43 years (39-48 years, mean PA duration – 7 years (2 months-42 years, mean psoriasis duration – 15 years (5,5 – 26 years. PA activity was assessed with DAS4. Age, total cholesterol (TC, high density lipoprotein (HDLP, low density lipoprotein (LDLP, C-reactive protein (CRP, fibrinogen, systolic blood pressure, body mass index (BMI, atherogenity coefficient (AC, relative risk of CHD development, presence of diabetes and smoking were evaluated. Mean and maximal intima-media complex thickness (IMCT of common carotid arteries was examined with duplex scanning. Results. TC, LDLP and AC elevation was revealed in all and BMI elevation – in one third of pts. In 55% of pts CVR was mean and higher, in 23,5% CVR was absent and in 21,5% CVR was below mean. CVR significantly correlated with mean and maximal carotid arteries IMCT (R=0,48, p<0,00001 and R=0,41, p<0,00001 and fibrinogen (R=0,22, p<0,011. In women CVR correlated with fibrinogen (R=0,27, p<0,16, BMI (R=0,35, p<0,16, mean and maximal carotid arteries IMCT (R=0,50, p<0,00001 and R=0,38, p<0,0005 respectively and psoriasis duration (R=0,30, p<0,006. In men CVR did not correlated with fibrinogen. CVR did not correlated with DAS4 and CRP. Conclusion. CVR in PA is not connected with traditional markers of inflammation andindex of clinical disease activity.

  1. El control del río Colorado como factor histórico La necesidad de estudiar la relación tierra/agua

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    El artículo propone la necesidad del análisis de la relación entre la tierra y el agua, como método indispensable para comprender el desarrollo del Valle de Mexicali. Analiza el factor de que el río forme parte de una cuenca internacional y las implicaciones que tuvo la modificación paulatina de la corriente. Demuestra que la discusión centrada en la tierra, si bien importante y de aportaciones significativas, está lejos de explicar la problemática de la región, ya que el agua es un factor de...

  2. Comportamiento de prótesis dentales removibles como factor causal de estomatitis sub-protésica: reporte de un caso

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    Rebolledo Cobos, Martha Leonor; Pastor Martinez, Mayra

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    La presencia de prótesis removibles en la cavidad bucal acompañada de condiciones como: deficiente adaptación y ajuste, poca higiene bucal, presencia de microorganismos, hábitos, vicios incluyendo factores sistémicos, corresponde un factor causal para la aparición de estomatitis sub-protésica (ESP). Esta entidad patológica se caracteriza por la presencia de lesiones inflamatorias eritematosas, asintomáticas, de mayor prevalencia en el maxilar y con predilección al sexo femenino. Su tratamient...

  3. Nerve growth factor facilitates redistribution of adrenergic and non-adrenergic non-cholinergic perivascular nerves injured by phenol in rat mesenteric resistance arteries.

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    Yokomizo, Ayako; Takatori, Shingo; Hashikawa-Hobara, Narumi; Goda, Mitsuhiro; Kawasaki, Hiromu

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    We previously reported that nerve growth factor (NGF) facilitated perivascular sympathetic neuropeptide Y (NPY)- and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)-containing nerves injured by the topical application of phenol in the rat mesenteric artery. We also demonstrated that mesenteric arterial nerves were distributed into tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)-, substance P (SP)-, and neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS)-containing nerves, which had axo-axonal interactions. In the present study, we examined the effects of NGF on phenol-injured perivascular nerves, including TH-, NPY-, nNOS-, CGRP-, and SP-containing nerves, in rat mesenteric arteries in more detail. Wistar rats underwent the in vivo topical application of 10% phenol to the superior mesenteric artery, proximal to the abdominal aorta, under pentobarbital-Na anesthesia. The distribution of perivascular nerves in the mesenteric arteries of the 2nd to 3rd-order branches isolated from 8-week-old Wistar rats was investigated immunohistochemically using antibodies against TH-, NPY-, nNOS-, CGRP-, and SP-containing nerves. The topical phenol treatment markedly reduced the density of all nerves in these arteries. The administration of NGF at a dose of 20µg/kg/day with an osmotic pump for 7 days significantly increased the density of all perivascular nerves over that of sham control levels. These results suggest that NGF facilitates the reinnervation of all perivascular nerves injured by phenol in small resistance arteries.

  4. Atherosclerosis of Coronary Arteries as Predisposing Factor in Myocardial Infarction: An Autopsy Study

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    Gauravi A Dhruva,

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The incidence of coronary heart disease has markedly increased in India over the past few years. Ischemic heart disease, the largest cause of morbidity and mortality in the developed and developing countries today is overwhelmingly contributed by atherosclerosis. The study highlights the impact of atherosclerotic lesions in the population of Rajkot district. We studied atherosclerotic lesions in coronary arteries in cases subjected to autopsy in last 4 years, to grade and to evaluate the atheromatous plaques; and to assess the cases of myocardial infarction amongst them. The study comprises dissected specimens of heart in total 360 cases subjected for autopsy. The vessels were examined for the presence of atherosclerotic lesions which were graded according to American Heart Association and examined for evidence of myocardial infarction. The study comprises the cases in age group between 20 to 80 years. Commonest type of atherosclerosis seen was grade-4. Left Anterior Descending Coronary was most commonly involved artery. Myocardial infarction was the cause of death in 35 cases (9.72% The data obtained may form a baseline for the forthcoming studies.

  5. Influential factors of clinical outcome of local intra-arterial thrombolysis using urokinase in patients with hyperacute ischemic stroke

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    To evaluate the clinical outcome and other relevant factors in cases where local intra-arterial thrombolysis (LIT) is used for the treatment of hyperacute ischemic stroke. Forty-eight hyperacute ischemic stroke patients were treated by LIT, using urokinase, within six hours of ictus, and for evaluation of their neurological status, the national institutes of health stroke scale (NIHSS) score was used. Angiography recanalization was classified according to Mori recanalization grades. Three months after LIT, the outcome was assessed by clinical examination using the modified rankin scale (good outcome: RS=0-3; poor outcome: RS=4-6). In all patients, the findings of pre- and post- LIT CT, and angiography, as well as neurological status and hemorrhagic complications, were also analysed. Thirty-three patients had occlusions of the middle cerebral artery (MCA), and 15, of the internal carotid artery (ICA). The NIHSS score averaged 16.9 at the onset of therapy and 13.5 at 24 hours later. Successful recanalization (Mori grade 3,4) was achieved in 28 (58.3%) of 48 patients, but in 20 (41.7%) the attempt failed. Twenty-two (45.8%) of the 48 patients had a good outcome, but in (54.2%) the outcome was poor. Thirteen (40.6%) of 32 patients with MCA occlusions and 13 (81.2%) of 16 with ICA occlusions had a poor outcome. Eight patients (16.7%) died. Overall, hemorrhages occured in 20 (41.7%) of 48 patients, with symptomatic hemorrhage in ten. Five (50%) of these ten died. LIT using urokinase for hyperacute ischemic stroke is feasible; patients with MCA occlusions had better outcomes than those with ICA occlusions. Hemorrhagic complications of LIT were frequent, and in cases of symptomatic hemorrhage a fatal outcome may be expected

  6. Influential factors of clinical outcome of local intra-arterial thrombolysis using urokinase in patients with hyperacute ischemic stroke

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    Song, Jae Min; Yoon, Woong; Kim, Jae Kyu; Seo, Jeong Jin; Heo, Sook Hee; Park, Jin Gyoon; Jeong, Yoon Yeon; Kang, Heoung Keun [Chonam University Hospital, Kwangju (Korea, Republic of)

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    To evaluate the clinical outcome and other relevant factors in cases where local intra-arterial thrombolysis (LIT) is used for the treatment of hyperacute ischemic stroke. Forty-eight hyperacute ischemic stroke patients were treated by LIT, using urokinase, within six hours of ictus, and for evaluation of their neurological status, the national institutes of health stroke scale (NIHSS) score was used. Angiography recanalization was classified according to Mori recanalization grades. Three months after LIT, the outcome was assessed by clinical examination using the modified rankin scale (good outcome: RS=0-3; poor outcome: RS=4-6). In all patients, the findings of pre- and post- LIT CT, and angiography, as well as neurological status and hemorrhagic complications, were also analysed. Thirty-three patients had occlusions of the middle cerebral artery (MCA), and 15, of the internal carotid artery (ICA). The NIHSS score averaged 16.9 at the onset of therapy and 13.5 at 24 hours later. Successful recanalization (Mori grade 3,4) was achieved in 28 (58.3%) of 48 patients, but in 20 (41.7%) the attempt failed. Twenty-two (45.8%) of the 48 patients had a good outcome, but in (54.2%) the outcome was poor. Thirteen (40.6%) of 32 patients with MCA occlusions and 13 (81.2%) of 16 with ICA occlusions had a poor outcome. Eight patients (16.7%) died. Overall, hemorrhages occured in 20 (41.7%) of 48 patients, with symptomatic hemorrhage in ten. Five (50%) of these ten died. LIT using urokinase for hyperacute ischemic stroke is feasible; patients with MCA occlusions had better outcomes than those with ICA occlusions. Hemorrhagic complications of LIT were frequent, and in cases of symptomatic hemorrhage a fatal outcome may be expected.

  7. Interfaces naturales como factor de progreso cognitivo y social en personas que padecen Trastorno del Espectro Autista

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    Pons, Claudia; Contreras, Víctor; Zavala, Gonzalo; Fernández, Daniel; Holc, Matías; Passarelli, Cinthya

    2015-01-01

    El trastorno de espectro autista (TEA) es una alteración del desarrollo que se especifica por deficiencias cualitativas en la comunicación y en la interacción social, comportamiento caracterizado por patrones repetitivos y estereotipados. Los niños con trastorno del espectro autista (TEA), como también otros niños que no padecen este trastorno, presentan una característica bien definida por la aceptación a las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC). Objetivo. Este proyecto t...

  8. Factores de atracción de Alicante como destino residencial: el punto de vista de los residentes europeos

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    Exposición de las principales razones por las que un número cada vez mayor de ciudadanos europeos en situación de inactividad laboral deciden trasladarse y asentarse, de forma más o menos estable, en la provincia de Alicante. La publicidad generada por parte de organismos públicos, agentes turísticos y promotoras inmobiliarias ha ido formando una determinada imagen de la provincia, conocida ya en su conjunto como Costa Blanca, que ha calado en un segmento de población extranjera demandante de...

  9. Innovación tecnológica como factor de aglomeración espacial en las regiones colombianas

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    Maldonado Norman

    2009-01-01

    Los desbordamientos de conocimiento, como fuente de innovación tecnológica, requieren espacios –ciudades y regiones– que permitan la interacción entre individuos y firmas. En este artículo se analizan los patrones de especialización y diversificación y el ambiente competitivo de industrias colombianas en diferentes regiones, con sus tasas de crecimiento, para determinar el tipo de ambiente que favorece la presencia de desbordamientos de conocimiento.

  10. Competencia literaria en educación infantil: estrategias didácticas y materiales literarios como factores de desarrollo

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    2012-01-01

    Esta tesis doctoral cobra importancia para México y otras latitudes porque tiene como base la aspiración de que en las aulas preescolares se desarrolle la Competencia Literaria a través del ejercicio de la Lectura Literaria con placer. Busca acrecentar la calidad de la cultura escolar en general, y la literaria en particular, contribuyendo a la comprensión y desarrollo de conocimientos, actitudes y aptitudes, es decir competencias, no sólo en el área de lenguaje y comunicación, sino tambi...

  11. Consumo precoz de tabaco y alcohol como factores modificadores del riesgo de uso de marihuana Early tobacco and alcohol consumption as modifying risk factors on marijuana use

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    Verónica Iglesias; Gabriel Cavada; Claudio Silva; Dante Cáceres

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    OBJETIVO: Evaluar la relación entre consumo precoz de tabaco y alcohol y el riesgo de consumir marihuana en escolares. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal con datos del IV Estudio Nacional de Consumo de Drogas en Población Escolar, año 2001. Se analizó 54,001 escolares de ocho a 20 años de edad. Como variables predictoras se consideró el autoreporte de consumo de tabaco y alcohol, la edad de inicio de consumo de tabaco y/o alcohol, y la intensidad de uso del tabaco. Como variable resultado se utiliz...

  12. Factores de conversión. Como calcular la cantidad de materia orgánica en una muestra analizada por dicromatometría.

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    Milla González, Miguel; Pinto Ganfornina, Juan José

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    La materia orgánica de una muestra de suelo o sedimento se determina mediante una valoración por retroceso utilizando dicromato potásico como oxidante y una sal ferrosa como valorante. En este ejercicio se encuentra la relación entre el volumen añadido de agente oxidante (V) y los volúmenes de sal de Fe(II) consumidos en la valoración del exceso de dicromato (V1) y de un blanco de referencia (V2). Si se convierten los volúmenes V1 y V2 en volumen de dicromato, el factor de conversión correspo...

  13. Prevalencia y factores de riesgo de hipertensión arterial en escolares mexicanos: caso Sabinas Hidalgo Prevalence and risk factors of high blood pressure in Mexican school children in Sabinas Hidalgo

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    Enrique Oliver Aregullin-Eligio

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar la prevalencia de hipertensión arterial (HTA y los factores de riesgo asociados en escolares de 6 a 12 años, con la metodología aceptada. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se examinaron 329 alumnos de educación primaria para investigar asociaciones entre HTA, índice de masa corporal (IMC, edad y género, usando un estudio transversal. Se midió la presión arterial y se utilizó el percentil 95 para diagnosticar HTA. Se compararon niños con y sin HTA. Se utilizaron las razones de momios simple y ajustada con la X² de Mantel-Haenszel como medidas de asociación. RESULTADOS: Los niños con sobrepeso (IMC > 85 percentil y del grupo de 11-12 años tuvieron al menos cuatro veces más posibilidades de HTA después de controlar variables confusoras. CONCLUSIONES: Los niños que presentaron HTA ascendieron a 4.9%, con mayor prevalencia entre aquellos con sobrepeso y pertenecientes a un grupo etario mayor. Las asociaciones encontradas pueden ser marcadores de HTA en niños mexicanos.OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and associated risk factors of high blood pressure (HBP in school children 6 to 12 years of age with the accepted methodology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Elementary school children were examined (n=329. Associations between HBP, body mass index (BMI, age and gender were investigated using a cross-sectional study. Blood pressure was measured and the 95th percentile was used to determine HBP. Comparisons between children with and without HBP were made. The crude and X² Mantel-Haenszel adjusted odds ratios were used as measures of association. RESULTS: Overweight children (BMI >85th percentile and those in the age group 11-12 years were at least four times as likely to present with HBP after controlling for confounding factors. CONCLUSION: A total of 4.9% of school children had HBP, with a higher prevalence occurring among overweight and the older group. The associations found here can be used as markers for an increased

  14. Predictive Factors for Delayed Extubation in the Intensive Care Unit after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting; A Southern Iranian Experience

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    Full Text Available Background: Early extubation is implemented in cardiothoracic units worldwide for its advantages such as decreased mortality, morbidity, and hospitalization costs. We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate potential factors which may affect extubation time. Methods: The records of 334 eligible patients who underwent elective coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG in 2008 in Kowsar Hospital in Shiraz, southern Iran were evaluated to find the factors that can affect the extubation time. The patients were divided to early (equal or less than 6 hours and late extubation groups. The patients’ demographic data and operative variables were extracted from the records. We excluded patients with difficult intubation, severe acid base disturbance, neurological problems, and cardiovascular instability; and those who used intra-aortic balloon pump, had underwent emergency operation, or had another concomitant surgery. Results: Multiple logistic regressions comparing age, sex, number of grafts, ejection fraction, pump time, hematocrit, number of risk factors, and number of inotropic drugs, identified only age as a predictor of delayed extubation (odds ratio=1.07, CI 95%=1.04-1.10, P<0.001. Also, in both studied groups the men to women ratio was higher (P<0.05.Conclusion: Although in our study age was the only predictive factor for delayed extubation, a comprehensive study including preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative factors is recommended in our area.

  15. Factors influencing the renal arterial Doppler waveform: a simulation study using an electrical circuit model (secondary publication

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    Chang Kyu Sung

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    Full Text Available Purpose: The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of vascular compliance, resistance, and pulse rate on the resistive index (RI by using an electrical circuit model to simulate renal blood flow. Methods: In order to analyze the renal arterial Doppler waveform, we modeled the renal blood-flow circuit with an equivalent simple electrical circuit containing resistance, inductance, and capacitance. The relationships among the impedance, resistance, and compliance of the circuit were derived from well-known equations, including Kirchhoff’s current law for alternating current circuits. Simulated velocity-time profiles for pulsatile flow were generated using Mathematica (Wolfram Research and the influence of resistance, compliance, and pulse rate on waveforms and the RI was evaluated. Results: Resistance and compliance were found to alter the waveforms independently. The impedance of the circuit increased with increasing proximal compliance, proximal resistance, and distal resistance. The impedance decreased with increasing distal compliance. The RI of the circuit decreased with increasing proximal compliance and resistance. The RI increased with increasing distal compliance and resistance. No positive correlation between impedance and the RI was found. Pulse rate was found to be an extrinsic factor that also influenced the RI. Conclusion: This simulation study using an electrical circuit model led to a better understanding of the renal arterial Doppler waveform and the RI, which may be useful for interpreting Doppler findings in various clinical settings.

  16. Factors influencing the renal arterial Doppler waveform: a simulation study using an electrical circuit model (secondary publication)

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    Sung, Chang Kyu [Dept. of Radiology, SMG-SNU Boramae Medical Center, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Han, Bong Soo [Dept. of Radiological Science, College of Health Science, Yonsei University, Wonju (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Seung Hyup [Dept. of Radiology, Institute of Radiation Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of vascular compliance, resistance, and pulse rate on the resistive index (RI) by using an electrical circuit model to simulate renal blood flow. In order to analyze the renal arterial Doppler waveform, we modeled the renal blood-flow circuit with an equivalent simple electrical circuit containing resistance, inductance, and capacitance. The relationships among the impedance, resistance, and compliance of the circuit were derived from well-known equations, including Kirchhoff’s current law for alternating current circuits. Simulated velocity-time profiles for pulsatile flow were generated using Mathematica (Wolfram Research) and the influence of resistance, compliance, and pulse rate on waveforms and the RI was evaluated. Resistance and compliance were found to alter the waveforms independently. The impedance of the circuit increased with increasing proximal compliance, proximal resistance, and distal resistance. The impedance decreased with increasing distal compliance. The RI of the circuit decreased with increasing proximal compliance and resistance. The RI increased with increasing distal compliance and resistance. No positive correlation between impedance and the RI was found. Pulse rate was found to be an extrinsic factor that also influenced the RI. This simulation study using an electrical circuit model led to a better understanding of the renal arterial Doppler waveform and the RI, which may be useful for interpreting Doppler findings in various clinical settings.

  17. Multivariate Analysis of Factors Influencing Length of Hospital Stay after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in Tehran, Iran

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    Amin Torabipour

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    Full Text Available Length of hospital stay (LOS is a key indicator for hospital management. Reducing hospital stay is a priority for all health systems. We aimed to determine the length of hospital stay following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG based on its clinical and non-clinical factors. A cross-sectional study of 649 consecutive patients who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery was conducted in Imam Khomeini and Shariati university hospitals, Tehran, Iran. Data was analyzed by using non-parametric univariate tests and multiple linier regression models. Thirty seven independent variables including pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative variables were analyzed. Finally, an appropriate model was constructed based on the associated factors. The results showed that 70.3% of the patients were male, and the mean age of the patients was 59.3 ± 10.4 years. The Mean (±SD and median of the LOS were 11.7 ± 7.1 and 9 days, respectively. Of 37 investigated variables, 24 qualitative and quantitative variables were significantly associated with length of stay (p<0.05. Multiple linear regression analysis showed that independent variables including age, medical insurance type, body mass index, and prior myocardial infarction; admission day, admission season, Cross-clamp time, pump usage, admission type, the number of laboratory tests and the number of specialty consultation had more effect on the hospital stay. We concluded that some significant factors influencing hospital stay after CABG were predictable and modifiable by hospital managers and decision makers to manage hospital beds.

  18. INCREMENTO TRANSITORIO DE LA PRESION ARTERIAL SISTEMICA EN PACIENTES NORMOTENSOS CON TERAPEUTICA ACUPUNTURAL

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    INTRODUCCION. LA PRESION ARTERIAL SISTEMICA RESULTADO DE LA INTERACCION DE FACTORES NEUROENDOCRINOS SOBRE EL TONO VASCULAR SISTEMICO Y VOLUMEN SANGUINEO CIRCULANTE, ES MODIFICADA POR LA TERAPEUTICA ACUPUNTURAL A TRAVES DEL INCREMENTO DE NEUROPEPTIDOS COMO ENDORFINAS, Y SUS PRECURSORES, (SITUACION DEMOSTRADA POR LAS EXPERIENCIAS DE POMERANZ). ESTE AUMENTO DE LA ACTIVIDAD EN LA RED CEFALO SUPRARRENAL CONLLEVA A UN INCREMENTO EN LA PRESION ARTERIAL SISTEMICA QUE REQUIERE DE MECANISMOS COMPENSAD...

  19. Hypoxia Induces Transforming Growth Factor-β1 Gene Expression in the Pulmonary Artery of Rats via Hypoxia-inducible Factor-1α

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    Yongliang JIANG; Aiguo DAI; Qifang LI; Ruicheng HU

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    The present study was undertaken to investigate the dynamic expression of hypoxia inducible factor- 1 α (HIF-1 α) and transforming growth factor-β 1 (TGF-β 1) in hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension of rats. It was found that mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP) increased significantly after 7 d of hypoxia. Pulmonary artery remodeling index and right ventricular hypertrophy became evident after 14 d of hypoxia. HIF-1α mRNA staining was less positive in the control, hypoxia for 3 d and hypoxia for 7 d, but began to enhance significantly after 14 d of hypoxia, then remained stable. Expression of HIF-1α protein in the control was less positive, but was up-regulated in pulmonary arterial tunica intima of all hypoxic rats.TGF-β1 mRNA expression in pulmonary arterial walls was increased significantly after 14 d of hypoxia, but showed no obvious changes after 3 or 7 d of hypoxia. In pulmonary tunica adventitia and tunica media,TGF-β1 protein staining was less positive in control rats, but was markedly enhanced after 3 d of hypoxia,reaching its peak after 7 d of hypoxia, and then weakening after 14 and 21 d of hypoxia. Western blotting showed that HIF-1α protein levels increased significantly after 7 d of hypoxia and then remained at a high level. TGF-βi protein level was markedly enhanced after 3 d of hypoxia, reaching its peak after 7 d of hypoxia, and then decreasing after 14 and 21 d of hypoxia. Linear correlation analysis showed that HIF-1αmRNA, TGF-β1 mRNA, TGF-β1 protein were positively correlated with mPAP, vessel morphometry and right ventricular hypertrophy index. TGF-β1 protein (tunica adventitia) was negatively correlated with HIF-1α mRNA. Taken together, our results suggest that changes in HIF-1α and TGF-β1 expression after hypoxia play an important role in hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension of rats.

  20. Cardiovascular risk factor profiles for peripheral artery disease and carotid atherosclerosis among Chinese older people: a population-based study.

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: Epidemiological data concerning atherosclerotic disease among older people in rural China are sparse. We seek to determine prevalence and cardiovascular risk factor profiles for peripheral artery disease (PAD and carotid atherosclerosis (CAS among Chinese older people living in a rural community. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 1499 participants (age ≥60 years, 59.0% women of the Confucius Hometown Aging Project in Shandong, China. From June 2010-July 2011, data were collected through interviews, clinical examinations, and laboratory tests. PAD was defined as an ankle-brachial index ≤0.9. Carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT and carotid artery stenosis were assessed by ultrasonography. We defined moderate stenosis as carotid stenosis ≥50%, and severe stenosis as carotid stenosis ≥70%. cIMT≥1.81 mm was considered as an increased cIMT (a measure of CAS. Data were analyzed with multiple logistic models. RESULTS: The prevalence was 5.7% for PAD, 8.9% for moderate stenosis, 1.8% for severe stenosis, and 11.2% for increased cIMT. After controlling for multiple potential confounders, diabetes, an increased low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C ratio, and hypertension were significantly or marginally associated with PAD. Ever smoking, hypertension, and an increased LDL-C/HDL-C ratio were significantly associated with an increased likelihood of increased cIMT. An increasing number of those cardiovascular risk factors were significantly associated with an increasing odds ratio of PAD and increased cIMT, respectively (p for linear trend <0.001. CONCLUSION: Among Chinese older people living in a rural community, PAD, carotid artery stenosis, and an increased cIMT are relatively uncommon. Cardiovascular risk factor profiles for PAD and CAS are slightly different, with hypertension and an increased LDL-C/HDL-C ratio being associated with an increased likelihood of both PAD and

  1. Risk factors for mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with low left ventricular ejection fraction

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    WANG Jin; XIAO Feng; REN Jian; LI Yan; ZHANG Ming-li

    2007-01-01

    Background We managed to assess and confirm the risk factors for mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) operations so as to map out the proper guidance of surgical strategy especially in patients with low left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in domestic polyclinic like ours.Methods Five hundred and forty-eight consecutive patients underwent CABG from December 1999 through August 2005 were analyzed retrospectively. Eighty-nine cases had an LVEF of 40% or less. All together twenty-two candidate factors were evaluated for their association with perioperative death using univariate and multivariate stepwise Logistic analysis.Results When data from all the patients who had undergone CABG were taken into account, LVEF, left ventricular end diastolic diameter (LVEDD), mitral regurgitation, aneurysm of the heart wall, mitral repair/replacement, resection of aneurysm, concomitant aortic valve replacement, and perioperative intra-aortic balloon counter-pulsation (IABP), left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) all showed an association with perioperative death in univariate analysis, while an LVEF of >40%, on the other hand, appeared to be a protective factor. In multivariate analysis, moderate to severe mitral regurgitation, aneurysm of the heart wall, repair of septal perforation and aortic regurgitation were proved to be risk factors. When the analysis was restricted to patients with an LVEF of 40% or less,such variables as age, LVEDD, mitral regurgitation, mitral repair/replacement, IABP, and CPB were qualified as risk factors in a univariate analysis. Age, moderate mitral regurgitation, aneurysm of the heart wall, CPB, left main coronary artery disease and female were associated with perioperative death in a multivariate logistic regression analysis.Conclusions Concerning the prognosis, patients who undergo CABG would have different risk factors when data from all the enrolled patients or data from patients with LVEF

  2. Associação entre fatores de risco para doença arterial coronariana e coronariopatia em pacientes submetidos a cintilografia de perfusão do miocárdio Association between risk factors for coronary artery disease and coronary disease in patients undergoing myocardial perfusion scintigraphy

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    Paulo Schiavom Duarte

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Estabelecer o grau de associação entre fatores de risco cardiovascular e a presença de doença arterial coronária (DAC em um grupo de pacientes submetidos a cintilografia de perfusão do miocárdio (CPM. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 7.183 pacientes submetidos a CPM. Utilizando análise de regressão logística, avaliou-se a razão de chances dos seguintes fatores de risco: idade, sexo, antecedentes familiares, índice de massa corpórea, tabagismo, dislipidemia, diabetes melito (DM e hipertensão arterial sistêmica. Definiram-se como indicativas da presença de DAC as seguintes condições: infarto, revascularização, angioplastia ou alteração na CPM. Analisou-se a amostra global de pacientes bem como os indivíduos masculinos e femininos separadamente. Caracterizou-se também a importância dos fatores de risco por faixas etárias. RESULTADOS: Observou-se associação estatisticamente significativa entre a idade e o sexo dos pacientes e a presença de DAC. Para o sexo feminino, o DM apareceu como o principal fator de risco controlável para DAC. Para o masculino, vários fatores de risco controláveis foram associados à presença de DAC, destacando-se o DM e a dislipidemia. Na análise por faixas etárias alguns fatores de risco passaram a apresentar associação mais expressiva. CONCLUSÃO: Os principais fatores de risco para DAC foram o envelhecimento e o sexo masculino. Dos fatores de risco passíveis de serem controlados, os que apresentaram maior associação com a presença de DAC foram o DM e a dislipidemia no homem e o DM na mulher. Para faixas etárias específicas destacaram-se o tabagismo para homens jovens, o DM e o tabagismo para mulheres entre 40 e 50 anos.OBJECTIVES: To establish the degree of association between cardiovascular risk factors and the presence of coronary artery disease (CAD in a group of patients undergoing myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS. METHODS: The study included 7183 patients who had

  3. Consumo precoz de tabaco y alcohol como factores modificadores del riesgo de uso de marihuana Early tobacco and alcohol consumption as modifying risk factors on marijuana use

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    Verónica Iglesias

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar la relación entre consumo precoz de tabaco y alcohol y el riesgo de consumir marihuana en escolares. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal con datos del IV Estudio Nacional de Consumo de Drogas en Población Escolar, año 2001. Se analizó 54,001 escolares de ocho a 20 años de edad. Como variables predictoras se consideró el autoreporte de consumo de tabaco y alcohol, la edad de inicio de consumo de tabaco y/o alcohol, y la intensidad de uso del tabaco. Como variable resultado se utilizó el autoreporte de uso de marihuana y la edad de inicio de consumo de ésta. Para el análisis de los datos se utilizó regresión de Poisson y regresión de Weibull. RESULTADOS: Los escolares presentaron alta prevalencia de consumo de tabaco, alcohol y marihuana (77%, 79% y 23% respectivamente. El consumo de tabaco en presencia de consumo de alcohol fue un factor de riesgo de uso de marihuana (RP=10.4; IC 95%: 8.9;12.2. El inicio tardío de consumo de tabaco (HR=0.85; IC 95%: 0.84;0.86 y alcohol (HR=0.90; IC 95%: 0.89;0.91 resultó ser un factor protector del uso de marihuana. La probabilidad de consumo de marihuana fue mayor en quienes fumaban todos o casi todos los días en relación a quienes fumaban sólo los fines de semana (RP=3.11; IC 95%: 2.96;3.26 vs. RP=1.70; IC 95%: 1.58;1.83. CONCLUSIONES: El riesgo de consumo de marihuana se asoció significativamente con la edad de inicio de consumo de tabaco, la frecuencia de consumo de tabaco y el consumo simultáneo de alcohol. Las estrategias de prevención deberían orientarse a evitar el consumo precoz de tabaco en escolares.OBJETIVO: Avaliar a relação entre consumo precoce de tabaco e álcool e o risco de consumir maconha por escolares. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com dados do IV Estudio Nacional de Consumo de Drogas en Población Escolar, ano 2001 no Chile. Analisaram-se 54.001 escolares de oito a 20 anos de idade. As variáveis preditoras consideradas foram: consumo de tabaco e álcool, a

  4. Lifetime risk factors and arterial pulse wave velocity in adulthood: the cardiovascular risk in young Finns study.

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    Aatola, Heikki; Hutri-Kähönen, Nina; Juonala, Markus; Viikari, Jorma S A; Hulkkonen, Janne; Laitinen, Tomi; Taittonen, Leena; Lehtimäki, Terho; Raitakari, Olli T; Kähönen, Mika

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    Limited and partly controversial data are available regarding the relationship of arterial pulse wave velocity and childhood cardiovascular risk factors. We studied how risk factors identified in childhood and adulthood predict pulse wave velocity assessed in adulthood. The study cohort consisted of 1691 white adults aged 30 to 45 years who had risk factor data available since childhood. Pulse wave velocity was assessed noninvasively by whole-body impedance cardiography. The number of conventional childhood and adulthood risk factors (extreme quintiles for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, body mass index, and smoking) was directly associated with pulse wave velocity in adulthood (P=0.005 and P<0.0001, respectively). In multivariable regression analysis, independent predictors of pulse wave velocity were sex (P<0.0001), age (P<0.0001), childhood systolic blood pressure (P=0.002) and glucose (P=0.02), and adulthood systolic blood pressure (P<0.0001), insulin (P=0.0009), and triglycerides (P=0.003). Reduction in the number of risk factors (P<0.0001) and a favorable change in obesity status (P=0.0002) from childhood to adulthood were associated with lower pulse wave velocity in adulthood. Conventional risk factors in childhood and adulthood predict pulse wave velocity in adulthood. Favorable changes in risk factor and obesity status from childhood to adulthood are associated with lower pulse wave velocity in adulthood. These results support efforts for a reduction of conventional risk factors both in childhood and adulthood in the primary prevention of atherosclerosis. PMID:20083727

  5. El gusto como un factor determinante en el ejercicio crítico del diseño

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    Full Text Available A partir de algunas reflexiones gadamerianas y de otras discusiones contemporáneas en torno a la idea de juicio estético, se propone entender el papel del gusto en el ejercicio valorativo en los procesos evaluativos y, por lo tanto, críticos de las disciplinas del diseño, entendidas como un saber-hacer artístico y comunicacional. Based on several Gadamerian reflections and other contemporary discussions on the aesthetic judgment idea, this article intends to achieve an understanding of taste in the value-assessing exercise of the evaluative and, therefore, critical processes of the design disciplines, understood as an artistic and communicational know-how

  6. Coronary Artery Disease and the Profile of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in South South Nigeria: A Clinical and Autopsy Study

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    Full Text Available Introduction. Death from coronary artery disease (CAD has been until recently considered rare in Nigeria. We present a report of a study of CAD with its predisposing cardiovascular (CVD risk factors in South South Nigeria. Methods. We examined the autopsy reports of 747 coroner cases and 41 consecutive clinically diagnosed cases of ischemic heart disease seen in South South Nigeria. Results. CAD was diagnosed in 13 (1.6% of 747 autopsies. They were predominantly males, urban residents, and of high social class with combination of CVD risk factors of hypertension, alcohol use, diabetes mellitus, cigarette smoking, poor physical activities, and obesity. The mean serum cholesterol of the clinical subjects was 4.7±1.57 mmol/L and 5.07±1.94 mmol/L for angina and myocardial infarction, respectively, which was higher than the mean total cholesterol for locality of 3.1 mmol/L. Conclusion. CAD and its risk factors are contributing to mortality and morbidity in South South Nigeria. These risk factors include hypertension, alcohol use, diabetes mellitus, cigarette smoking, poor physical activity, and obesity. Nigerians in this locality with CAD have raised serum lipids.

  7. A Study of Prevalence of Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Diseases in Asymptomatic Middle Aged and Elderly Subjects

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    Arvind Kumar, Sandeep Garg, Hem Lata Gupta

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of risk factors for coronary artery disease(CAD in apparently healthy middle aged and elderly population and to find the different betweenurban and rural group.Atotal of 160 individuals (80 urban and 80 rural were included in the study.All the subjects underwent detailed history and physical examination with special emphasis oncardiovascular system. The biochemical investigations were done in all the subjects which includedblood sugar, serum LDL and serum triglyceride levels. The prevalence of 2 or more than 2 riskfactors were observed in 95% subjects. The prevalence of smoking was 63%, which was moreprevalent in the rural population. The sedentary lifestyle was seen in 80% subjects more in femalesand urban group. The prevalence of asymptomatic hypertensives and isolated systolic hypertensionwere seen in 34% and 10% individuals respectively. Other risk factors were-diabetes mellitus (4%,Increase LDL (38%, hypertriglyceridemia (23% and central obesity (27.50%. The two mostcommon risk factors for CADwere sedentary lifestyle and smoking. These risk factors are modifiableand their reduction during adulthood can lead to marked reduction in the burden of CAD in middleaged and elderly Indian population.

  8. Microglia and macrophages express tumor necrosis factor receptor p75 following middle cerebral artery occlusion in mice

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    Lambertsen, Kate Lykke; Clausen, Bettina Hjelm; Fenger, Claus;

    2007-01-01

    The proinflammatory and potential neurotoxic cytokine tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is produced by activated CNS resident microglia and infiltrating blood-borne macrophages in infarct and peri-infarct areas following induction of focal cerebral ischemia. Here, we investigated the expression....... In situ hybridization revealed mRNA expression of both receptors in predominantly microglial- and macrophage-like cells in the peri-infarct and subsequently in the infarct, and being most marked from 1 to 5 days. Using green fluorescent protein-bone marrow chimeric mice, we confirmed that TNF-p75R...... was expressed in resident microglia and blood-borne macrophages located in the peri-infarct and infarct 1 and 5 days after arterial occlusion, which was supported by Western blotting. The data show that increased expression of the TNF-p75 receptor following induction of focal cerebral ischemia in mice can...

  9. 64Cu-DOTATATE for Noninvasive Assessment of Atherosclerosis in Large Arteries and Its Correlation with Risk Factors

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    Malmberg, Catarina; Ripa, Rasmus Sejersten; Johnbeck, Camilla Bardram;

    2015-01-01

    consecutive patients with neuroendocrine tumors underwent both (68)Ga-DOTATOC and (64)Cu-DOTATATE PET/CT scans, in random order. For each scan, the maximum and mean standardized uptake values (SUVs) were calculated in 5 arterial segments. In addition, the blood-pool-corrected target-to-background ratio...... calculated as maximum and mean uptake. There was a significant association between Framingham risk score and the overall maximum uptake of (64)Cu-DOTATATE using SUV (r = 0.4; P = 0.004) as well as target-to-background ratio (r = 0.3; P = 0.04), whereas no association was found with (68)Ga......-DOTATOC. The association of risk factors and maximum SUV of (64)Cu-DOTATATE was found driven by body mass index, smoking, diabetes, and coronary calcium score (P

  10. Superficial and deep sternal wound infection after more than 9000 coronary artery bypass graft (CABG: incidence, risk factors and mortality

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    Abbasi Kyomars

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Sternal wound infection (SWI is an uncommon but potentially life-threatening complication of cardiac surgery. Predisposing factors for SWI are multiple with varied frequencies in different studies. The purpose of this study was to assess the incidence, risk factors, and mortality of SWI after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG at Tehran Heart Center. Methods This study prospectively evaluated multiple risk factors for SWI in 9201 patients who underwent CABG at Tehran Heart Center between January 2002 and February 2006. Cases of SWI were confirmed based on the criteria of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Deep SWI (bone and mediastinitis was categorized according to the Oakley classification. Results In the study period, 9201 CABGs were performed with a total SWI rate of 0.47 percent (44 cases and deep SWI of 0.22 percent (21 cases. Perioperative (in-hospital mortality was 9.1% for total SWI and about 14% for deep SWI versus 1.1% for non-SWI CABG patients. Female gender, preoperative hypertension, high functional class, diabetes mellitus, obesity, prolonged intubation time (more than 48 h, and re-exploration for bleeding were significant risk factors for developing SWI (p = 0.05 in univariate analysis. In multivariate analysis, hypertension (OR = 10.7, re-exploration (OR = 13.4, and female gender (OR = 2.7 were identified as significant predictors of SWI (p Conclusion Rarely reported previously, the two risk factors of hypertension and the female gender were significant risk factors in our study. Conversely, some other risk factors such as cigarette smoking and age mentioned as significant in other reports were not significant in our study. Further studies are needed for better documentation.

  11. Factores de riesgo como pronóstico de padecer cáncer de mama en un estado de México

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    M.ª J. Aguilar Cordero; M. Neri Sánchez; C. A. Padilla López; M. L. Pimentel Ramírez; A. García Rillo; A. M. Sánchez López

    2012-01-01

    Introducción: El cáncer de mama es una de las patología más frecuentes de la mujer y con gran impacto en la sociedad. Los factores de riesgo más estudiados han sido los hormonales, los genéticos y los ambientales, aunque también los hábitos tóxicos, el sobrepeso y la obesidad; como factores protectores, por el contrario, la lactancia materna y la actividad física. Objetivo: Conocer los factores de riesgo de las mujeres con cáncer de mama en nuestro grupo de estudio. Material y métodos: Se rea...

  12. La hiperhomocisteinemia como factor de riesgo vascular en hemodializados crónicos Hyperhomocysteinemia as a vascular risk factor in chronic hemodialysis patients

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    Hernán Trimarchi

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    Full Text Available La homocisteína es un factor de riesgo independiente de enfermedad cardiovascular en la población general, y juega un rol protagónico en el desarrollo de la aterogénesis y las trombosis vasculares, sobre todo en pacientes con insuficiencia renal. Así pues, los pacientes en hemodiálisis están bajo los efectos tóxicos de la hiperhomocisteinemia, presente en cerca del 90% de estos pacientes. En nuestra experiencia hemos encontrado que el ácido fólico es un tratamiento eficaz para disminuir los niveles de homocisteína, y el agregado de metilcobalamina intravenosa potencia este efecto; sin embargo, la metilcobalamina por sí sola fue insuficiente para normalizar la homocisteinemia. A lo largo del tiempo, un grupo de pacientes requirió dosis más elevadas de ácido fólico para corregir la hiperhomocisteinemia. Los pacientes homocigotas y, en menor medida hete-rocigotas para la variante termolábil C677T de la enzima metilentetrahidrofolato reductasa (MTHFR, presentaron una actividad catalítica reducida reflejada en la necesidad de una mayor dosis de ácido fólico para normalizar los niveles de homocisteína. Los efectos trombóticos vasculares fueron similares en todos los pacientes respecto a las variantes genéticas de la enzima metilentetrahidrofolato reductasa, sugiriendo que el tratamiento de la hiperhomocisteinemia es importante para disminuir el riesgo de trombosis. Sin embargo, también la hipoho-mocisteinemia, asociada generalmente a estados de desnutrición, se asocia a mayor mortalidad. Si bien se considera a la hiperhomocisteinemia como un factor de riesgo vascular en los pacientes con insuficiencia renal, aún no se determinó en esta población si su corrección se asocia a una disminución de la tasa de enfermedad vascular y de trombosis. No obstante, ante los hallazgos mencionados y dado el bajo riesgo y la buena tolerancia al tratamiento vitamínico, creemos útil conocer los niveles de folato, cobalamina y homo

  13. Calcification of coronary arteries and abdominal aorta in relation to traditional and novel risk factors of atherosclerosis in hemodialysis patients

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    Pencak Przemysław

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Process of accelerated atherosclerosis specific for uremia increases cardiovascular risk in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD and may be influenced by the different structure of arteries. The study assesses the influence of traditional and novel risk factors on calcification of coronary arteries (CAC and abdominal aorta (AAC in hemodialysis patients (HD. Methods CAC and AAC were assessed by CT in 104 prevalent adult HD and 14 apparently healthy subjects with normal kidney function (control group. Mineral metabolism parameters, plasma levels of FGF-23, MGP, osteoprotegerin, osteopontin, fetuin-A, CRP, IL-6 and TNF-α were measured. Results CAC and AAC (calcification score ≥ 1 were found in 76 (73.1% and 83 (79.8% HD respectively, more frequent than in the control group. In 7 HD with AAC no CAC were detected. The frequency and severity of calcifications increased with age. Both CAC and AAC were more frequently detected in diabetics (OR = 17.37 and 13.00, respectively. CAC score was significantly greater in males. CAC and AAC scores were correlated significantly with pack-years of smoking and plasma osteoprotegrin levels. However the independent contribution of plasma osteoprotegerin levels was not confirmed in multiple regression analysis. Age (OR = 1.13 and hemodialysis vintage (OR = 1.14 were the independent risk factor favoring the occurrence of CAC; while age (OR = 1.20 was the only predictor of AAC occurrence in HD. Conclusions 1. AAC precedes the occurrence of CAC in HD patients. 2. The exposition to uremic milieu and systemic chronic microinflammation has more deteriorative effect on the CAC than the AAC.

  14. Plasma von Willebrand factor as a predictor of survival in pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease

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    A.A. Lopes

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Biomarkers have been identified for pulmonary arterial hypertension, but are less well defined for specific etiologies such as congenital heart disease-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (CHDPAH. We measured plasma levels of eight microvascular dysfunction markers in CHDPAH, and tested for associations with survival. A cohort of 46 inoperable CHDPAH patients (age 15.0 to 60.2 years, median 33.5 years, female:male 29:17 was prospectively followed for 0.7 to 4.0 years (median 3.6 years. Plasma levels of von Willebrand factor antigen (VWF:Ag, tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA and its inhibitor (PAI-1, P-selectin, reactive C-protein, tumor necrosis factor alpha, and interleukin-6 and -10 were measured at baseline, and at 30, 90, and 180 days in all subjects. Levels of six of the eight proteins were significantly increased in patients versus controls (13 to 106% increase, P < 0.003. Interleukin-10 level was 2.06 times normal (P = 0.0003; Th2 cytokine response. Increased levels of four proteins (t-PA, PAI-1, P-selectin, and interleukin-6 correlated with disease severity indices (P < 0.05. Seven patients died during follow-up. An average VWF:Ag (mean of four determinations above the level corresponding to the 95th percentile of controls (139 U/dL was independently associated with a high risk of death (hazard ratio = 6.56, 95%CI = 1.46 to 29.4, P = 0.014. Thus, in CHDPAH, microvascular dysfunction appears to involve Th2 inflammatory response. Of the biomarkers studied, plasma vWF:Ag was independently associated with survival.

  15. Growing-Related Changes in Arterial Properties of Healthy Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults Nonexposed to Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Analysis of Gender-Related Differences.

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    Curcio, S; García-Espinosa, V; Arana, M; Farro, I; Chiesa, P; Giachetto, G; Zócalo, Y; Bia, D

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    The aims of our work were to determine normal aging rates for structural and functional arterial parameters in healthy children, adolescents, and young adults and to identify gender-related differences in these aging rates. Methods. 161 subjects (mean: 15 years (range: 4-28 years), 69 females) were studied. Subjects included had no congenital or chronic diseases, nor had they been previously exposed to traditional cardiovascular risk factors. Arterial parameters assessed were (1) central blood pressure (BP) and aortic pulse wave analysis, (2) arterial local (pressure-strain elastic modulus) and regional (pulse wave velocity, PWV) stiffness, and (3) arterial diameters and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT). Simple linear regression models (age as the independent variable) were obtained for all the parameters and the resulting rates of change were compared between genders. Results. No gender-related differences were found in mean values of arterial structural and functional parameters in prepubertal ages (4-8 years), but they started to appear at ~15 years. Boys showed a greater rate of change for central systolic BP, central pulse pressure, CIMT, and carotid-femoral PWV. Conclusion. Gender-related differences in arterial characteristics of adults can be explained on the basis of different growing-related patterns between boys and girls, with no existing differences in prepubertal ages.

  16. Pressão Arterial em jovens como marcador de risco cardiovascular. Estudo do Rio de Janeiro Presión arterial en jóvenes como marcador de riesgo cardiovascular en jóvenes estudio de Rio de Janeiro Blood pressure in young individuals as a cardiovascular risk marker. The Rio de Janeiro study

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    Erika Maria Gonçalves Campana

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O estudo de variáveis de risco cardiovascular em populações jovens é fundamental para estratégias de prevenção primária OBJETIVO: Avaliar a pressão arterial (PA, perfil antropométrico e metabólico em jovens do Estudo do Rio de Janeiro, acompanhados por 17 anos. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados 115 indivíduos (64 masculinos em três momentos (seguimento 212,23±16,0 meses: A1 (12,97±1,48 anos, A2 (21,90±1,71 anos e A3 (30,65±2,00 anos e divididos em dois grupos: GN (n=84 com pelo menos duas medidas de PA normais nas três avaliações; GH (n=31 com pelo menos duas medidas de PA anormais nas três avaliações. Nas três ocasiões foram obtidos: PA e índice de massa corporal (IMC. Em A2 e A3: glicose, triglicerídeos, colesterol total e frações. Em A3 acrescentou-se a circunferência abdominal (CA. RESULTADOS: 1 As médias da PA, IMC e CA (pFUNDAMENTO: El estudio de variables de riesgo cardiovascular en poblaciones jóvenes es fundamental para estrategias de prevención primaria. OBJETIVO: Evaluar la presión arterial (PA, perfil antropométrico y metabólico en jóvenes del Estudio de Rio de Janeiro, seguidos por 17 años. MÉTODOS: Se evaluaron 115 individuos (64 masculinos en tres momentos (seguimiento 212,23±16,0 meses: A1 (12,97±1,48 años, A2 (21,90±1,71 años y A3 (30,65±2,00 años y se dividieron en dos grupos: GN (n=84 con por lo menos dos medidas de PA normales en las tres evaluaciones; GH (n=31 con por lo menos dos medidas de PA anormales en las tres evaluaciones. En las tres ocasiones se obtuvieron: PA e índice de masa corporal (IMC. En A2 y A3: glucosa, triglicéridos, colesterol total y fracciones. En A3 se agregó la circunferencia abdominal (CA. RESULTADOS: 1 Los promedios de la PA, IMC y CA (pBACKGROUND: The study of the cardiovascular risk variables in young populations is fundamental to establish primary prevention strategies. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the blood pressure (BP, anthropometric and metabolic

  17. Marcadores inmunológicos como factores pronósticos en el síndrome de Sjögren primario

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    Brito Zerón, María del Pilar

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    [spa] ANTECEDENTES DEL TEMA. El síndrome de Sjögren primario (SSp) es una enfermedad autoinmune sistémica que afecta a las glándulas exocrinas, principalmente las salivales y las lacrimales, originando síntomas de sequedad. La expresión clínica también incluye manifestaciones generales, afección extraglandular y desarrollo de linfoma. La influencia de los marcadores inmunológicos en la expresión clínica de la enfermedad aún no se conoce del todo y tampoco su papel como factores pronóstico de ...

  18. El control del río Colorado como factor histórico La necesidad de estudiar la relación tierra/agua

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    Marco Antonio Samaniego López

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    El artículo propone la necesidad del análisis de la relación entre la tierra y el agua, como método indispensable para comprender el desarrollo del Valle de Mexicali. Analiza el factor de que el río forme parte de una cuenca internacional y las implicaciones que tuvo la modificación paulatina de la corriente. Demuestra que la discusión centrada en la tierra, si bien importante y de aportaciones significativas, está lejos de explicar la problemática de la región, ya que el agua es ...

  19. Trastornos menores de salud como factores asociados al desempeño académico de estudiantes de enfermería.

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    Ayala Valenzuela, R.; Pérez Uribe, M.; Obando Calderón, I.

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    La evidencia muestra los trastornos menores en salud en estudiantes universitarios como un factor relevante de ser estudiado. Una variable asociada al rendimiento académico, no tan sólo por las características individuales de ellos, sino también por lo que significa el integrarse a un sistema que impone una serie de exigencias y demandas, por ejemplo un cambio en el desempeño de roles, organización del tiempo, entre otras, que deben compatibilizar con sus hábitos de adolescentes, actitudes y ...

  20. El tacto como factor de humanización en la fase terminal Tact as a humanization factor during the terminal phase

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    Se hace una descripción del tacto como el sentido que aparece más precozmente durante la vida embrionaria y de su significado para el desarrollo armónico de la personalidad y como forma de comunicación Interhumana. Se discute cuándo es apropiado el tacto en las relaciones con los demás; se describen sus cualidades y niveles comunicativos. Finalmente, se destaca la importancia del sentido del tacto como una forma muy efectiva de comunicación con el enfermo en fase terminal.

    The sense of touch is the first one to appear during embryonic Life and Its significance for the armonic development of personality and as an effective mean of communication are described, as well as, the appropiateness of touching in the relationship between persons and the quality and communicative levels of tact. Finally, the relevance of tact for communicating with terminal patients is emphasized.

  1. Obesidad canina: repercusiones clínicas y factores relacionados (presión arterial y parámetros metabólicos)

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    Peña Romera, Cristina

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    Programa de Doctorado en Clínica e Investigación Terapéutica [ES]En esta tesis hemos estudiado las repercusiones analíticas y clínicas asociadas a la sobrecarga ponderal, así como evaluado los efectos de un programa de pérdida de peso en perros obesos, tratados con mitratapida y una dieta alta en fibra seca y el impacto sobre la presión arterial y algunos parámetros metabólicos [aminotransferasa de alanina (ALT), fosfatasa alcalina (ALP), co...

  2. Study of pattern of dyslipidemia and its correlation with cardiovascular risk factors in patients with proven coronary artery disease

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    Namita Mahalle

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Dyslipidemia is a primary, widely established as an independent major risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD. Asians differs in prevalence of various lipid abnormalities than non-Asians. Hence, this study was conducted with objective to evaluate the lipid abnormalities and there correlation with traditional and non-traditional risk factors in known subjects with CAD. Materials and Methods: We studied the pattern and association of dyslipidemia with cardiovascular risk factors in 300 (Male: 216; Female: 84, age: 60.9 ± 12.4 years, range: 25-92 years angiographically proved CAD patients. All patients were evaluated for anthropometry and cardiovascular risk factors and blood samples were collected for biochemical and inflammatory markers. Results: Hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia and low high density lipoprotein (HDL was present in 23.3%, 63.0% and 54.6% in the total study population respectively. A total of 41.3% had atherogenic dyslipidemia (raised triglycerides [TG] and low HDL. Percentage of patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension were higher in subjects with atherogenic dyslipidemia. Insulin sensitivity was low; insulin and insulin resistance (IR along with inflammatory markers were high in subjects with atherogenic dyslipidemia. Patients with atherogenic dyslipidemia had significantly lower serum vitamin B12 levels and higher homocysteine (Hcy levels. Hypertriglyceridemia was positively correlated with insulin, homeostasis model assessment of IR, Hcy, interleukin-6, Tumor necrosis factor-alpha, highly sensitive C-reactive protein and negatively with vitamin B12 and quantitative insulin check index and an opposite correlation of all quoted parameters was observed with low HDL. The correlation of traditional and non-traditional risk factors was stronger with low HDL and high TG compared with hypercholesterolemia. Conclusions: Hypertriglyceridemia and low HDL cholesterol is common in patients with

  3. Helicobacter pylori Infection is a Significant Factor Risk for Hyperhomocysteinemia in the Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

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    Soudabeh Fallah

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT This work aimed to determine whether seropositivity to Helicobacter pylori infection was an independent risk factor for hyperhomocysteinemia patients with cardiovascular disease. The H. pylori IgG, IgA and homocystein levels in 96 patients with cardiovascular disease and 64 participants free of cardiovascular disease as control subjects were determined by ELISA assay. The results showed that seropositivity to H. pylori IgG and IgA levels of coronary artery disease (CADpatients was significantly higher than the controls and CAD patients with H. pylori IgG and IgA negative antibodies. A significant correlation was found between the seropositivity to H. pylori IgG and homocysteine levels of CAD patients in comparison with the controls and CAD patients with seronegativity to H. pylori IgG and IgA (r=0.233, P= 0.019 . The involvement of H. pylori infection in atherosclerosis process was based on the chronic inflammation, which might facilitate the CAD-related pathologies. The effect of the presence of H. pylori infection on homocysteine levels elevation in the CAD patients (as a risk factor independent of other traditional factors was remarkable.

  4. [Prevalence and associated risk factors of arterial hypertension in Sobremonte and Ojo de Agua Departments in Cordoba State].

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    Pedraza, Antonio; Camino Willhuber, Gastón; Chaile, Iván

    2008-01-01

    Arterial Hypertension (AH) is a disease with multiple risk factors (RF), and it is one of the most important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of AH in Sobremonte area and its correlation to other risk factors. The study was done in an special programme called "Solidarity in Health" (SIH) supported by the College of Medicine at the National University of Córdoba, which provided primary care to residents of Cachi Yaco (Sobremonte Department). It is an small village near Santiago del Estero province located in 226 km from Córdoba city. They went to the city and they examined the patients at the the "French and Berutti" school for nine consecutive years (2000-2008). Sobremonte area is the poorest deparment in the province of Córdoba and it has the highest rate of lowest socio-economic development, and a very deficient health care system.. The only hospital providing primary care is in San Francisco del Chañar, and the access is not free. The study involved the determination of the arterial pressure (AP) according to the seventh "JNC"criteria, body mass index (BMI), levels of alcohol consumption, exercise, salt consumption, diabetes and smoking in all the patients. Additionally, three water samples from different representative zones were collected and tested for sodium concentration. 471 patients were included. The incidence of AH was 43.5% of the patients. (51% men and 36% women). Higher incidence of AH was found in patients between 50 and 59 years old. There was a stadistical difference in the BMI, diabetes, and alcohol consumption between healthy patients and patients with AH. There was not any correlation between AH and exercise. We found higher levels of sodium in the water of this area and it was between 13-35 higher than in C6rdoba city and it was correlated with AH. We conclude that the increased sodium consumption is one of the most important risk factor of AH in this population.

  5. Opening of small and intermediate calcium-activated potassium channels induces relaxation mainly mediated by nitric-oxide release in large arteries and endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor in small arteries from rat

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    Stankevicius, Edgaras; Dalsgaard, Thomas; Kroigaard, Christel;

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    current, and NO release that were blocked by apamin and TRAM-34 or charybdotoxin. These findings suggest that opening of SK(Ca) and IK(Ca) channels leads to endothelium-dependent relaxation that is mediated mainly by NO in large mesenteric arteries and by EDHF-type relaxation in small mesenteric arteries......This study was designed to investigate whether calcium-activated potassium channels of small (SK(Ca) or K(Ca)2) and intermediate (IK(Ca) or K(Ca)3.1) conductance activated by 6,7-dichloro-1H-indole-2,3-dione 3-oxime (NS309) are involved in both nitric oxide (NO) and endothelium......-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF)-type relaxation in large and small rat mesenteric arteries. Segments of rat superior and small mesenteric arteries were mounted in myographs for functional studies. NO was recorded using NO microsensors. SK(Ca) and IK(Ca) channel currents and mRNA expression were investigated in...

  6. Los grupos de socialización como factor protector contra la depresión en personas ancianas: Baranquilla, Colombia

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    Tuesca-Molina Rafael

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: La depresión en personas ancianas es un problema de salud pública dada su prevalencia y comorbilidad. Los objetivos de este trabajo son determinar el papel de los grupos de socialización como factor protector para depresión; determinar otros factores socioculturales asociados; estimar la prevalencia y determinar la concordancia de las pruebas de cribado para depresión - criterios de la Asociación Americana de Psiquiatría y el test de Hamilton. Método: Estudio descriptivo transversal. Participaron 602 personas ancianas de entre 60 y 94 años (223 varones y 379 mujeres, muestra representativa para la población residente del sur-occidente de Barranquilla, Colombia. Previo consentimiento, se aplicó una encuesta de administración directa. Se estudiaron las variables demográficas, socioeconómicas, limitación física, enfermedades degenerativas, disfunción familiar y dos tests de depresión para determinar la concordancia. Se realizó análisis bivariado entre la depresión y la pertinencia a grupos de socialización al igual que la depresión y otras variables. Se determinó análisis de cribado e índice de Kappa para la concordancia de pruebas. Resultados: La participación en grupos de socialización fue un factor protector de presentar depresión. (OR: 0,5, IC 95%: 0,34-0,73. La prevalencia de depresión fue de 29,9% (IC95%: 21,4%-39,4%, siendo en los varones 32,7%. La concordancia con el test de Kappa fue 0,63. (moderada a buena La sensibilidad fue del 56,1%, (48,5% a 63,4%; la especificidad de 99,3%, (IC95%: 97,8%-99,8% y el valor predictivo positivo del 97,1% ( IC95%: 97,2%-99,3%. Conclusiones: Esta investigación determina factores de riesgo para padecer depresión en ancianos potencialmente modificables. La participación en grupos de socialización es un factor protector. La disfunción familiar de tipo moderado y severo, las limitaciones sensoriales como ceguera y sordera, la soledad, ausencia de vivienda y bajos

  7. Turismo como instrumento de desarrollo: Una visión alternativa desde factores humanos, sociales e institucionales

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    Ana Isabel Muñoz Mazón

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    Full Text Available Se da un tácito consenso asumiendo que la actividad turística es un instrumento efi caz y efi ciente de desarrollo económico y social. Sin embargo, a pesar de las frecuentes declaraciones de índole política a tal respecto, es notoria la falta de un marco teórico-práctico de turismo para el desarrollo. Muchas cuestiones clave necesitan un análisis más profundo: (i qué entendemos como desarrollo a estos efectos; (ii cuál es la contribución del turismo a ese desarrollo; y (iii qué formulación y alcance deben tener las políticas turísticas y su gobernanza para que el turismo sea realmente un instrumento de desarrollo. En este artículo se expone un breve análisis-respuesta a estas cuestiones. A la vista de los paradigmas de desarrollo de las últimas décadas (modernización, neoliberalismo, dependencia, y sostenibilidad, se consideran propuestas apoyadas en la Nueva Economía Institucional y la Teoría del Capital Social, y posibles contenidos de la política y gobernanza del turismo vis-à-vis el desarrollo. Se presentan también a este respecto los resultados de la consulta, realizada en 2011, a 60 expertos de 15 países, en los ámbitos académico, profesional y político.

  8. El turismo como factor de reconversión productiva local en la ciudad de Ushuaia,República Argentina

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    Noemí Wallingre

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    El presente trabajo de investigación, realizado a partir del análisis de caso de la ciudad de Ushuaia, Argentina, pretende probar empíricamente y con carácter inédito que el turismo es un factor de reconversión productiva local y que puede constituirse en nueva estrategia para impulsar el desarrollo de aquellas localidades poseedoras de potencial turístico y mejorar la calidad de vida de la comunidad. Para su demostración se incluyó un análisis comparativo entre los factores tradicionales de ...

  9. Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection in a Young Man with a Factor V Leiden Gene Mutation: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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    Khan, Tahir; Danyi, Peter; Topaz, On; Ali, Asghar; Jovin, Ion S.

    2013-01-01

    Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a rare but increasingly recognized cause of acute myocardial ischemia in young adults, especially in women. We report a case of spontaneous coronary dissection in a young healthy man who was also a carrier of the factor V Leiden gene mutation. PMID:24436622

  10. Prevalence and Risk Factors of Carotid Vessel Wall Inflammation in Coronary Artery Disease Patients FDG-PET and CT Imaging Study

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    J. Bucerius; R. Duivenvoorden; V. Mani; C. Moncrieff; J.H.F. Rudd; C. Calcagno; J. Machac; V. Fuster; M.E. Farkouh; Z.A. Fayad

    2011-01-01

    OBJECTIVES We investigated the prevalence and clinical risk factors of carotid vessel wall inflammation by means of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in a population consisting of coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. BACKGROUND The atherosclerotic disease process is

  11. Effects of chronic renal failure rat serum on histone acetyltransferase p300 and activation of activating transcription factor 4 of arterial smooth muscle cells cultured in vitro

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    张耀全

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effects of the rat serum with chronic renal failure(CRF)on ubiquitin-proteasome pathway,histone acetyltransferase p300 and activation of activating transcription factor 4(ATF4)of rat arterial vascular smooth muscle cells(VSMCs)cultured in vitro,and explore the possible mechanism.Methods Objective To establish the rat model of

  12. Cytokines and growth factors modify the upregulation of contractile endothelin ET(A) and ET(B) receptors in rat cerebral arteries after organ culture

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    Ahnstedt, H; Stenman, E; Cao, L;

    2012-01-01

    Experimental cerebral ischaemia and organ culture of cerebral arteries induce an increased endothelin ET(B) receptor-mediated contraction. The aim of this study was to examine whether cytokines and growth factors, known to be activated in ischaemia, can influence the expression and function...... of endothelin receptors after organ culture....

  13. Prevalence and related risk factors of peripheral arterial disease in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes in Wuhan, Central China

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    WANG Li; DU Fan; MAO Hong; WANG Hong-xiang; ZHAO Shi

    2011-01-01

    Bsckground The investigations of prevalence and risk factors of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in type 2 diabetic patients have been carried out in many countries and regions,except for Central China.In this study,we determined the prevalence of PAD in type 2 diabetic patients and the related factors that gave rise to increasing of the risk of PAD development in Wuhan,China.Methods The study enrolled 2010 patients aged 60 years and older who were regularly visiting the Central Hospital of Wuhan that is a public hospital from 2005 to 2010,where all residents of the city were offered the medical services.PAD was defined as an ankle-brachial index <0.90 in either leg.To evaluate the role of various risk factors in PAD development,uniformed interviews,clinical examinations and laboratory investigation of all of participants were performed in this study.The correlation between potential risk factors and PAD was analyzed.Results In Wuhan,the prevalence rate of PAD was 24.1% in elderly diabetic patients.Totally,291 patients with PAD had at least one weak but not absent dorsalis pedis pulse in both feet,while 541 patients without PAD showed this way.At least one absent dorsalis pedis pulse was found in 192 patients with PAD as well as 10 patients without PAD.The results of multivariate regression analysis suggested that the age,smoking history,hypertension,diabetic neuropathy and macroangiopathy gave rise to significant increase of PAD development in type 2 diabetic diseases.Conclusions The prevalence of PAD in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes in Wuhan was close to the prevalence that was reported in other regions of China and other Asian countries.Control of the related risk factors and early diagnosis of PAD may play a role in PAD prevention and improving prognosis.

  14. La diversidad en aves como factor determinante de la interacción entre ecosistemas del departamento del Huila

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    Alfredo Ramos Moreno

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se realizó una descripción y análisis, en primera aproximación, de la oferta en diversidad de aves en el predio La Primavera, vereda Estambul, municipio de Teruel, departamento del Huila. A partir de la información generada, se procedió a comparar los resultados obtenidos con los reportes de aves inventariadas en el estudio GEMA (2006 desarrollado por el Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander Von Humboldt, en el Corredor Biológico entre los PNN Puracé y Cueva de Los Guácharos, con el fin de determinar la relación entre estos espacios naturales a partir del concepto de interacción entre ecosistemas, entendido como las relaciones de suministro, flujo e intercambio de materiales, energía o información, que para el casoque compete al estudio se refiere al movimiento de aves de un ecosistema a otro. El predio La Primavera, ubicado en el municipio de Teruel en el occidentedel departamento del Huila, a una altitud promedio de 900 m. s. n. m., perteneciente a la zona de vida de bosque seco tropical, sirvió de sitio de trabajo para la identificación de 32 especies de aves medianteobservación visual directa y captura con redes de niebla, de las cuales hubo dos familias que resultaron comunes a los dos estudios, pertenecientes a laThraupinae (tángaras y Tyrannidae (atrapamoscas, lo cual indica su capacidad de adaptación a pisos altitudinales diferentes. Caso particular merece la especie Tangara vitriolina (tángara rastrojera, la cual está considerada casi endémica, lo que se traduce en una alta vulnerabilidad y de especial cuidado yvigilancia. Se sugiere la realización de otras valoraciones similares en sitios que permitan establecer esta conexión ecosistémica con el fin de identificar aquellas especies que presenten características comunes para ecosistemas diferentes.

  15. METABOLIC AND AUTOIMMUNE RISK FACTORS FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE (CAD IN HEART TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS

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    T. A. Khalilulin

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available One of the most essential autoimmunity risk factors for development of CAD are increasing level of anticardiolipin antibodies and homocystein. This report presents retrospective analyses of 39 heart transplant recipients with maximal follow up over 16 years. Our results showed that hyperhomocystenemia and high levels of anticardiolipin antibodies play great value in development of CAD. Thus relative risks for development of CAD in presence both high levels of anticardiolipin antibodies and homocysteine are higher, than in traditional nonimmune risk factors

  16. PREVALENCE AND RISK FACTORS OF PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE IN DIABETIC PATIENTS OVER 50 YEARS OLD IN CHINA

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    Heng Guan; Zheng-yan Sheng; Hao-ming Tian; Da-long Zhu; De-min Yu; Wei-te Zhuang; Lu-lu Chen; Jian-ping Weng; Yong-jun Li; Zhang-rong Xu; Guang-wei Li; Xiao-hui Guo; Zhi-min Liu; Da-jin Zou; Hui-li Xing; Wei Liu

    2007-01-01

    Objective To investigate the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in China type 2 diabetic patients and to demonstrate the relationships between putative risk factors and PAD.Methods In total 1 397 type 2 diabetic patients aged 50 years and older were enrolled and determined ankle-brachial index (ABI) and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) in 15 Class HI Grade A hospitals in 7 major cities of China.Results Mean patient age was 63. 7 ± 8. 2 years and mean duration of diabetes mellitus was 9. 39 ± 7. 4 years. Two hundreds and seventy-two (19. 47% ) patients were diagnosed as PAD by ABI< 0. 9, 122 (18. 37% ) in male and 150 (20. 46% ) in female. PAD patients had a significantly longer duration of diabetes mellitus, higher hemoglobin Ale, and a significantly lower mean body mass index than non-PAD ones. Aging, smoking, and systolic blood pressure were found to be positively related with the prevalence of PAD. In terms of lipid profiles, no variable was found to relate with PAD. Notably, baPWV showed as the same significant guiding index for PAD, almost matched with ABI.Conclusions PAD is a common complication in China type 2 diabetic patients. Therefore, PAD screening and treatment should be emphasized for diabetic patients with high risk factors.

  17. Condiciones de trabajo en la producción de comidas como factores de riesgo para la enfermedad venosa de miembros inferiores

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    Clarissa Medeiros da Luz Bertoldi

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio tiene por objetivo identificar los factores que pueden desencadenar o, según el caso, empeorar el desarrollo de enfermedades venosas en los miembros inferiores en operarios de una cocina colectiva, denominada Unidad de Alimentación y Nutrición. Se ha realizado un estudio cualitativo descriptivo de las condiciones de trabajo de los operarios de la cocina del Hospital Universitario de Florianópolis, al sur de Brasil. Se ha utilizado la metodología del Análisis Ergonómico del Trabajo. Como técnicas para la recopilación de datos se han realizado entrevistas con cuestionario aplicado por el observador, evaluación del Índice de Masa Corporal, examen clínico específico, volumetría por desplazamiento de agua de miembros inferiores, observación directa de las actividades desarrolladas en el ambiente de trabajo, con registro de imágenes y utilización de material como podómetro, cronómetro y termo-higrómetro digital. Tras la realización del estudio se ha podido observar la presencia de distintos grados de enfermedad venosa en un 78,57% de los casos, con una variación media para volumetría del 5,13%. Se han encontrado factores de riesgo para enfermedad venosa en el ambiente investigado, tales como, la postura de bipedestación por largos periodos de tiempo, temperatura y humedad elevados, la carga inadecuada de peso y el sobrepeso de los operarios.The present study evaluates which factors may influence the appearance or severity of lower limb venous disease on workers of a Unit of Food Service. A qualitative research, in the form of a case study, was carried out at a hospital Unit of Food Service located in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. The followed methodology was the Ergonomic Analysis of Work. As for data collection, the following were used: interviews and Body Mass Index (BMI assessment; specific clinical examination, water displacement volumetry of the lower extremities, in addition, on site direct

  18. The Interrelationship of Psychosocial Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease in a Working Population: Do We Measure Distinct or Overlapping Psychological Concepts?

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    Kudielka, Brigitte M.; von Känel, Roland; Gander, Marie-Luise; Fischer, Joachim E.

    2004-01-01

    There is growing evidence that psychosocial factors contribute to the risk of coronary artery disease. Commonly used psychometric scales share several features leading to questions about whether they reflect distinguishable concepts. Study participants were 822 employees of the Augsburg Cohort Study ( mean age 40 years, 89% men). The authors analyzed the interrelationship between the following psychosocial measures by applying Pearson correlations and factor analysis to the Hospital Anxiety a...

  19. Risk factors for cervical carotid and intracranial cerebrovascular lesions in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Preoperative evaluation using magnetic resonance imaging and angiography

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    Makino, Masahiro [Kyoto Prefectural Univ. of Medicine (Japan). Research Inst. for Neurological Diseases and Geriatrics

    2001-12-01

    Recently neurologic complications after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have received increasing attention. There is no detailed report about the risk factors for these complications, although stenosis in the cervical and intracranial arteries, especially in Japanese patients, latent ischemic brain lesions and preoperative neurological conditions are related to these events. In this prospective study, we evaluated occlusive lesions in the cervical carotid and intracranial arteries, silent brain infarction and cerebral deep white matter lesion with MRA and MRI in patients scheduled to undergo CABG to determine the prevalence of occlusive diseases in cervical carotid and intracranial arteries, latent ischemic change in the brain in this population and to identify preoperative risk factors for these patients. The subjects were 144 consecutive patients (103 men and 41 women, mean age 65.9{+-}9.2 years old) who were scheduled for CABG under elective conditions and who were examined by the same MRI apparatus using the same protocol between November 1998 and March 2001. After routine neurological examination and Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) were completed, MRI and MRA were obtained, then the prevalence of abnormalities on MRI and MRA studies and risk factors were evaluated. Cervical carotid artery stenosis with {>=}50% luminal narrowing was detected in 29.2% of the subjects, and that with {>=}75% luminal narrowing was detected in 16.0% of the subjects. Intracranial arterial stenosis showing {>=}50% luminal narrowing was detected in 38.2% of subjects, and that showing {>=}75% luminal narrowing was detected in 19.4% of subjects. Brain infarction was observed in 74.3% of subjects, cerebral deep white matter lesion showing grade 2 or higher on Fazekas classification was observed in 17.4% of the subjects. The characteristics, including possible risk factors of subjects with and without these abnormal findings, were compared. Patients with cervical carotid

  20. Risk factors for cervical carotid and intracranial cerebrovascular lesions in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Preoperative evaluation using magnetic resonance imaging and angiography

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    Recently neurologic complications after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have received increasing attention. There is no detailed report about the risk factors for these complications, although stenosis in the cervical and intracranial arteries, especially in Japanese patients, latent ischemic brain lesions and preoperative neurological conditions are related to these events. In this prospective study, we evaluated occlusive lesions in the cervical carotid and intracranial arteries, silent brain infarction and cerebral deep white matter lesion with MRA and MRI in patients scheduled to undergo CABG to determine the prevalence of occlusive diseases in cervical carotid and intracranial arteries, latent ischemic change in the brain in this population and to identify preoperative risk factors for these patients. The subjects were 144 consecutive patients (103 men and 41 women, mean age 65.9±9.2 years old) who were scheduled for CABG under elective conditions and who were examined by the same MRI apparatus using the same protocol between November 1998 and March 2001. After routine neurological examination and Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) were completed, MRI and MRA were obtained, then the prevalence of abnormalities on MRI and MRA studies and risk factors were evaluated. Cervical carotid artery stenosis with ≥50% luminal narrowing was detected in 29.2% of the subjects, and that with ≥75% luminal narrowing was detected in 16.0% of the subjects. Intracranial arterial stenosis showing ≥50% luminal narrowing was detected in 38.2% of subjects, and that showing ≥75% luminal narrowing was detected in 19.4% of subjects. Brain infarction was observed in 74.3% of subjects, cerebral deep white matter lesion showing grade 2 or higher on Fazekas classification was observed in 17.4% of the subjects. The characteristics, including possible risk factors of subjects with and without these abnormal findings, were compared. Patients with cervical carotid lesions were

  1. Atherosclerotic plaque volume and composition in symptomatic carotid arteries assessed with multidetector CT angiography; relationship with severity of stenosis and cardiovascular risk factors

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    The purpose of this study was to examine the volume and the composition of atherosclerotic plaque in symptomatic carotid arteries and to investigate the relationship between these plaque features and the severity of stenosis and the presence of cardiovascular risk factors. One hundred patients with cerebrovascular symptoms underwent CT angiography. We measured plaque volume (PV) and the relative contribution of plaque components (calcifications, fibrous tissue, and lipid) in the symptomatic artery. The contribution of different components was measured as the number of voxels within defined ranges of HU values (calcification >130 HU, fibrous tissue 60-130 HU, lipid core <60 HU). Fifty-seven patients had atherosclerotic plaque in the symptomatic carotid artery. The severity of stenosis and PV were moderately correlated. Age and smoking were independently related to PV. Patients with hypercholesterolemia had significantly less lipid and more calcium in their plaques than patients without hypercholesterolemia. Other cardiovascular risk factors were not significantly related to PV or plaque composition. Luminal stenosis of the carotid artery partly reflects the amount of atherosclerotic carotid disease. Plaque volume and plaque composition are associated with cardiovascular risk factors. (orig.)

  2. Atherosclerotic plaque volume and composition in symptomatic carotid arteries assessed with multidetector CT angiography; relationship with severity of stenosis and cardiovascular risk factors

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    Rozie, S.; Weert, T.T. de; Monye, C. de; Homburg, P.J.; Tanghe, H.L.J.; Lugt, A. van der [Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Departments of Radiology, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Dippel, D.W.J. [Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Neurology, PO Box 2040, Rotterdam (Netherlands)

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    The purpose of this study was to examine the volume and the composition of atherosclerotic plaque in symptomatic carotid arteries and to investigate the relationship between these plaque features and the severity of stenosis and the presence of cardiovascular risk factors. One hundred patients with cerebrovascular symptoms underwent CT angiography. We measured plaque volume (PV) and the relative contribution of plaque components (calcifications, fibrous tissue, and lipid) in the symptomatic artery. The contribution of different components was measured as the number of voxels within defined ranges of HU values (calcification >130 HU, fibrous tissue 60-130 HU, lipid core <60 HU). Fifty-seven patients had atherosclerotic plaque in the symptomatic carotid artery. The severity of stenosis and PV were moderately correlated. Age and smoking were independently related to PV. Patients with hypercholesterolemia had significantly less lipid and more calcium in their plaques than patients without hypercholesterolemia. Other cardiovascular risk factors were not significantly related to PV or plaque composition. Luminal stenosis of the carotid artery partly reflects the amount of atherosclerotic carotid disease. Plaque volume and plaque composition are associated with cardiovascular risk factors. (orig.)

  3. Ischemia as a potential etiologic factor in idiopathic unilateral sudden sensorineural hearing loss: Analysis of posterior circulation arteries.

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    Kim, Chulho; Sohn, Jong-Hee; Jang, Min Uk; Hong, Sung-Kwang; Lee, Joong-Seob; Kim, Hyung-Jong; Choi, Hui-Chul; Lee, Jun Ho

    2016-01-01

    The association between idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) and the radiologic characteristics of the vertebrobasilar artery is unclear. We hypothesized that the degree and direction of vertebrobasilar artery curvature in the posterior circulation contribute to the occurrence of ISSNHL. We consecutively enrolled patients diagnosed with unilateral ISSNHL in two tertiary hospitals. Magnetic resonance images were performed in all patients to exclude specific causes of ISSNHL, such as vestibular schwannoma, chronic mastoiditis, and anterior inferior cerebellar artery infarct. We measured the following parameters of posterior circulation: vertebral and basilar artery diameter, the degree of basilar artery curvature (modified smoker criteria), and vertebral artery dominance. Pure tone audiometries were performed at admission and again 1 week and 3 months later. A total of 121 ISSNHL patients (mean age, 46.0 ± 17.3 years; 48.8% male) were included in these analyses. The proportion of patients with the left side hearing loss was larger than the proportion with the right side hearing loss (left, 57.9%; right, 42.1%). The majority of patients were characterized by a left dominant vertebral artery and right-sided basilar artery curvature. The direction of the basilar artery curvature was significantly associated with hearing loss lateralization (p = 0.036). Age and sex matched multivariable analyses revealed the absence of diabetes and right-sided basilar artery curvature as significant predictors for left sided hearing loss. There was no statistical difference between atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk score (high versus low) and hearing outcomes at 3 months. In ISSNHL, the laterality of hearing loss was inversely associated with the direction of basilar artery curvature. Our results, therefore, indicate the importance of vascular assessment when evaluating ISSNHL.

  4. Anemia materna en el tercer trimestre de embarazo como factor de riesgo para parto pretérmino

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    Loretta Giacomin-Carmiol

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Analizar la relación entre la anemia y el parto pretérmino en el Servicio de Obstetricia del Hospital "Dr. Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia", durante 2006. Materiales y métodos: Estudio de 110 pacientes y 220 controles. Se utilizó el registro estadístico de la sala de partos del Servicio de Obstetricia para la identificación de la muestra. Los criterios de inclusión para el grupo de casos fueron: edad materna mayor o igual a 18 años, edad materna menor de 35 años, primigesta, embarazo mayor de 32 semanas, embarazo único, y recién nacido vivo al momento del parto. Los criterios de exclusión fueron: embarazo complicado por enfermedades médicas crónicas o inducidas por este, antecedente en la historia clínica de sangrado transvaginal durante el primer o segundo trimestre, antecedente en la historia clínica de síntomas que sugirieran infección del tracto urinario o de otro sistema, antecedente en la historia clínica del uso de tabaco, alcohol u otra sustancia ilícita, productos con algún tipo de malformación diagnosticada previo a la labor del parto o durante el nacimiento, parto inducido o cesárea electiva, parto atendido de forma extrahospitalaria, ausencia o registro incompleto de alguna variable de interés. Las pacientes del grupo de control fueron aquellas internadas durante el mismo periodo. Los dos controles para cada caso fueron seleccionados de forma aleatoria, pareados por grupo quinquenal de edad y fecha de la atención del parto. Los criterios de inclusión y exclusión fueron los mismos aplicados al grupo de casos. Se definió como anemia una hemoglobina menor a 11 g/dl. La magnitud de la asociación entre la anemia y el parto pretérmino se evaluó mediante la razón de probabilidades (Odds Ratio Resultados: La hemoglobina promedio de los casos fue de 12,3 g/dl (DS+ 1,2 y la de los controles de 12,9 g/dl (DS+ 1,1; p < 0,001. El hematocrito promedio de los casos fue de 36,2 %(DS+ 3,6 y la de los

  5. Percepción de calidad como factor de competitividad de la infraestructura de hoteles en Santa Marta y Barranquilla

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    Carlos Labarcés Ballestas

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Los hoteles con categoría cinco estrellas en las ciudades de Barranquilla y Santa Marta tienen un papel determinante en el desarrollo del turismo de la región; la infraestructura de sus instalaciones y el servicio prestado por el personal, son los dos factores determinantes para brindar un servicio de calidad. En este trabajo se abordará el papel que juega la infraestructura de estos hoteles en la percepción de calidad que tienen los clientes, para establecer así el nivel de competitividad e internacionalización que estos presentan. En la primera parte se establece la percepción de los clientes con respecto a las instalaciones, utilizando el modelo HOTELQUAL, seguidamente se estudia la relación existente entre infraestructura y organización en estos hoteles. Por último, se describe la incidencia de la infraestructura y el servicio desde la óptica de los gerentes.Palabras clave: calidad del servicio; competitividad; industria hotelera; infraestructura; turismo.Quality perception as a competitiviness factor within hotels infraestructure in both Santa Marta and Barranquilla citiesAbstractThe five-star hotels in the cities of Barranquilla and Santa Marta have a decisive role in the development of tourism in the region, the infrastructure of their facilities and the service provided by the staff, are the two determinant factors to provide a quality service. In this paper is addressed the role of the infrastructure of these hotels in the perception of quality that customers have, in order to establish the level of competitiveness and internationalization they present. In the first part the customer perception regarding to facilities is established, using the model HOTELQUAL next the relationship between infrastructure and organization in these hotels is studied. Finally, it is described the impact of the infrastructure and the service from the perspective of the managers.Keywords: quality of service; competitiveness; hotel industry

  6. Diltiazem como alternativa ao betabloqueador na angiotomografia de artérias coronárias Diltiazem as an alternative to beta-blocker in coronary artery computed tomography angiography

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    Carlos Eduardo Rochitte

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A redução da frequência cardíaca (FC na angiografia por tomografia das artérias coronarianas (ATCCor é fundamental para a qualidade de imagem. A eficácia dos bloqueadores de cálcio como alternativas para pacientes com contraindicações aos betabloqueadores não foi definida. OBJETIVOS: Comparar a eficácia na redução da FC e variabilidade RR do metoprolol e diltiazem na ATCCor. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo, randomizado, aberto, incluiu pacientes com indicação clínica de ATCCor, em ritmo sinusal, com FC>70bpm e sem uso de agentes que interferissem com a FC. Cinquenta pacientes foram randomizados para grupos: metoprolol IV 5-15 mg ou até FC≤60 bpm(M, e diltiazem IV 0,25-0,60mg/kg ou até FC≤60 bpm (D. Pressão arterial (PA e FC foram aferidas na condição basal, 1min, 3min e 5min após agentes, na aquisição e após ATCCor. RESULTADOS: A redução da FC em valores absolutos foi maior no grupo M que no grupo D (1, 3, 5min, aquisição e pós-exame. A redução percentual da FC foi significativamente maior no grupo M apenas no 1 min e 3 min após início dos agentes. Não houve diferença no 5 min, durante a aquisição e após exame. A variabilidade RR percentual do grupo D foi estatisticamente menor do que a do grupo M durante a aquisição (variabilidade RR/ FC média da aquisição. Um único caso de BAV, 2:1 Mobitz I, revertido espontaneamente ocorreu (grupo D. CONCLUSÃO: Concluímos que o diltiazem é uma alternativa eficaz e segura aos betabloqueadores na redução da FC na realização de angiografia por tomografia computadorizada das artérias coronarianas. (Arq Bras Cardiol. 2012; [online].ahead print, PP.0-0BACKGROUND: Reducing heart rate (HR in CT angiography of the coronary arteries (CTACor is critical to image quality. The effectiveness of calcium channel blockers as alternatives for patients with contraindications to beta-blockers has not been established. OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy in the

  7. Combining Personality Traits with Traditional Risk Factors for Coronary Stenosis: An Artificial Neural Networks Solution in Patients with Computed Tomography Detected Coronary Artery Disease

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    Angelo Compare

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Coronary artery disease (CAD is a complex, multifactorial disease in which personality seems to play a role but with no definition in combination with other risk factors. Objective. To explore the nonlinear and simultaneous pathways between traditional and personality traits risk factors and coronary stenosis by Artificial Neural Networks (ANN data mining analysis. Method. Seventy-five subjects were examined for traditional cardiac risk factors and personality traits. Analyses were based on a new data mining method using a particular artificial adaptive system, the autocontractive map (AutoCM. Results. Several traditional Cardiovascular Risk Factors (CRF present significant relations with coronary artery plaque (CAP presence or severity. Moreover, anger turns out to be the main factor of personality for CAP in connection with numbers of traditional risk factors. Hidden connection map showed that anger, hostility, and the Type D personality subscale social inhibition are the core factors related to the traditional cardiovascular risk factors (CRF specifically by hypertension. Discussion. This study shows a nonlinear and simultaneous pathway between traditional risk factors and personality traits associated with coronary stenosis in CAD patients without history of cardiovascular disease. In particular, anger seems to be the main personality factor for CAP in addition to traditional risk factors.

  8. Study of the expression for apoptosis factors of thyroid cells after arterial embolization to treat hyperthyroidism caused by Graved' disease

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    Objective: To study the expressions of Fas, FasL, Bax,Bcl-2 and P53 in thyroid tissue and to analyzis (Semi-quantitative analysis)the relation between change of apoptosis in thyroid tissues and clinical therapeutic effect after thyroid arterial embolization in treating hyperthyroidism caused by Graves' disease with observation of apoptosis for 3 years. Methods: 15 patients undergone core needle biopsy of the thyroid gland were divided into three groups according to the amount of time elapsed after thyroid arterial embolization: A group, before thyroid arterial embolization, B group, 1 year group (including 7-day subgroup, 3-month subgroup, 6-month subgroup) and C group, 1 year subgroup and mom than 1 year subgroup after arterial embolization. Results: (1) After embolisation, 15 patients' symptoms and signs of hyperthyroidism disappeared or improved greatly with 9 long term released and 6 improved with small amount of ATD maintenance. (2) The positive staining of Fas and FasL located in endochylema and cell-membrane of thyroid tissue from patients treated with transcathter arterial embolization were higher than those not treated with transcathter arterial embolization (P0.05). (4) The positive cell and the staining of P53 in thyroid tissue had significant difference before and after thyroid arterial embolization (P<0.05). Conclusions: The extra-expression and the increased expression of Fas, FasL, Bax, P53 in thyroid tissue of patient with GD treated by thyroid arterial embolization are correlated with the effects of interventional therapy. (authors)

  9. Nursing students' work, a risk factor for the consumption of alcohol and other drugs El trabajo del estudiante de enfermería como un factor de riesgo para el consumo de alcohol y otras drogas O trabalho do acadêmico de enfermagem como fator de risco para o consumo de álcool e outras drogas

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    Elias Barbosa de Oliveira

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available This descriptive, qualitative study aims to describe risk factors, in the work environment, for the consumption of alcohol and other drugs, and also to confirm the importance of protective factors. Interview technique was used with 51 nursing students at the Rio de Janeiro State University, who work in the city's health services. RESULTS: students related work as a risk factor for the consumption of drugs such as alcohol, cigarettes and anxiolytics. We conclude that working with participative methodologies, valuing student's former experiences, family and group life, and individual characteristics are essential in the preventive approach. Attention to protective factors is recommended.Estudio cualitativo descriptivo que tuvo por objetivo describir los factores de riesgo dentro del ambiente laboral para el consumo de alcohol y otras drogas; así como confirmar la importancia de factores de protección. Se utilizó la técnica de entrevista con 51 estudiantes de enfermería de la Universidad del Estado de Río de Janeiro, que se encontraban en los servicios de salud de la ciudad. RESULTADOS: los alumnos consideraron al trabajo como un factor de riesgo para el consumo de alcohol, cigarro y ansiolíticos. Se concluyó que se debe trabajar en la prevención con métodos participativos y valorar las experiencias pasadas de los alumnos, la convivencia familiar y grupal y las características individuales. Fue recomendada especial atención a los factores de protección.Estudo qualitativo descritivo que objetivou descrever os fatores de risco no ambiente de trabalho para o consumo de álcool e outras drogas, e também ratificar a importância dos fatores protetores. Utilizou-se entrevista com roteiro em 51 acadêmicos de enfermagem da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro que atuam nos serviços de saúde do município. RESULTADOS: os alunos referiram ao trabalho como fator de risco para o consumo de drogas como o álcool, cigarro e ansiol

  10. El consumo inmoderado de alcohol como factor predictor de la persistencia del consumo de tabaco en jóvenes

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    Luisa María Sánchez Zamorano; Mauricio Hernández Ávila; Eduardo Lazcano Ponce

    2006-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Evaluar los factores predictores de la persistencia del tabaquismo en jóvenes estudiantes de Morelos, México. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se analizó la información de un estudio de cohorte (1998-2001) de estudiantes del sistema público de educación del Estado de Morelos, México. La muestra se integró con 3 699 participantes. El análisis se realizó mediante modelos de regresión logística. RESULTADOS: De los 349 jóvenes que en la medición basal fumaban de modo activo, 192 persistieron en la s...

  11. Ankle-Brachial Index as a Prognostic Factor and Screening Tool in Coronary Artery Disease: Does it Work?

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    Zinat Nadia-Hatmi

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Given the lack of consistency in the literature regarding the reliability of the ankle-brachial index (ABI as a valid screening tool and an independent risk indicator of cardiovascular events and mortality, we compared it with angiography as a reference standard test.Methods: This case-control study, conducted between 2010 and 2011 in Tehran Heart Center, recruited 362 angiographically confirmed cases of coronary artery disease (CAD and 337 controls. A standard protocol was used to measure the ABI and different CAD risk factors.Results: A low ABI had specificity of 99.7%, positive predictive value of 95.8%, negative predictive value of 49.8%, sensitivity of 64%, likelihood ratio of 24.07, and odds ratio (OR of 22.79 (95%CI: 3.06-69.76. The role of the associated risk factors was evaluated with OR (95%CI, with the variables including gender 3.15 (2.30-4.30, cigarette smoking 2.72 (1.86-3.99, family history 1.72 (1.17-2.51, diabetes 1.66 (1.15-2.4, and dyslipidemia 1.38 (1.02-1.88. In a multivariate model, the following variables remained statistically significantly correlated with CAD [OR (95%CI]: ABI 13.86 (1.78-17.62; gender 3.69 (2.43- 5.58; family history of CAD 2.18 (1.41-3.37; smoking 1.69 (1.08-2.64; age 1.04 (1.02-1.06.Conclusions: A low ABI had specificity of 99.7%; however, because of its low sensitivity (64%, we should consider CAD risk factors associated with a low ABI in order to use it as a first-line screening test.

  12. Diagnosis of coronary artery disease using myocardial perfusion SPECT in patients with diabetes mellitus: analysis of risk factors

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    Seo, Ji Hyoung; Kang, Seong Min; Bae, Jin Ho; Jeong, Shin Young; Lee, Sang Woo; Yoo, Jeong Soo; Ahn, Byeong Cheol; Lee, Jae Tae [Kyungpook National University, Daegu, (Korea, Republic of)

    2006-06-15

    Diabetes mellitus is a critical disease with higher rates of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality due to myocardial ischemia and infarction. There is growing interest in how to determine high-risk patients who are candidates for screening testing. This study was performed to evaluate the incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD) in diabetic patients detected by Tc-99m MIBI myocardial perfusion SPECT (MPS) and to assess risk factors of CAD and cardiac hard events. 203 diabetic patients (64 male, mean age 64.1 {+-} 9.0 years) who underwent MPS were included between Jan 2000 and July 2004. Cardiac death and nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI) were considered as hard events, and coronary angioplasty and bypass surgery >60 days after testing were considered as soft events. The mean follow-up period was 36 {+-} 18 months. Patients underwent exercise (n=6) or adenosine stress (n=197) myocardial perfusion SPECT. Perfusion defects on MPS were detected in 28.6% (58/203) of the patients. There was no cardiac death but 11 hard events were observed. The annual cardiac hard event rate was 1.1%. In univariate analysis of clinical factors, typical anginal pain, peripheral vascular disease, peripheral polyneuropathy, and resting ECG abnormality were significantly associated with the occurrence of hard events. Anginal pain, peripheral vascular disease, and resting ECG abnormality remained independent predictors of nonfatal MIs with multivariate analysis. Abnormal SPECT results were significantly associated with high prevalence of hard events but not independent predictors on uni- and multivariate analyses. patients who were male, had longer diabetes duration (especially over 20 years), peripheral vascular disease, peripheral polyneuropathy, or resting ECG abnormality had higher incidence of CAD. Among clinical factors in diabetic patients, typical angina, peripheral vascular disease, peripheral polyneuropathy, and resting ECG abnormality were strong predictors of hard events.

  13. Age as a Risk factor for Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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    Prashant Bhave MD

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Atrial fibrillation affects approximately 3 million people in the United States and creates a huge burden on the health care system, both in terms of morbidity, mortality, and cost.1 The prevalence of atrial fibrillation rises sharply with increases in age. It is estimated that 8% of people above 70 years of age have atrial fibrillation.2-4 Atrial fibrillation has long been recognized as a powerful risk factor for stroke,5 heart failure,6 and mortality.7 Advancing age amplifies the risk of all of these sequelae of atrial fibrillation.

  14. Age as a Risk factor for Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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    Prashant Bhave MD; Rod Passman MD, MSCE

    2012-01-01

    Atrial fibrillation affects approximately 3 million people in the United States and creates a huge burden on the health care system, both in terms of morbidity, mortality, and cost.1 The prevalence of atrial fibrillation rises sharply with increases in age. It is estimated that 8% of people above 70 years of age have atrial fibrillation.2-4 Atrial fibrillation has long been recognized as a powerful risk factor for stroke,5 heart failure,6 and mortality.7 Advancing age amplifies the risk of al...

  15. Aluminum as a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease Aluminio como factor de riesgo para la enfermedad de Alzheimer Alumínio como fator de risco para a doença de Alzheimer

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    Pricilla Costa Ferreira

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the study was to condense existing scientific evidence about the relation between aluminum (Al exposure and risk for the development of Alzheimer's Disease (AD, evaluating its long-term effects on the population's health. A systematic literature review was carried out in two databases, MEDLINE and LILACS, between 1990 and 2005, using the uniterms: "Aluminum exposure and Alzheimer Disease" and "Aluminum and risk for Alzheimer Disease". After application of the Relevance Test, 34 studies were selected, among which 68% established a relation between Al and AD, 23.5% were inconclusive and 8.5% did not establish a relation between Al and AD. Results showed that Al is associated to several neurophysiologic processes that are responsible for the characteristic degeneration of AD. In spite of existing polemics all over the world about the role of Al as a risk factor for AD, in recent years, scientific evidence has demonstrated that Al is associated with the development of AD.El objetivo del estudio fue condensar la evidencia científica existente entre la exposición al aluminio (Al y el riesgo para el desarrollo de la Enfermedad de Alzheimer (EA, evaluando los efectos para la salud de la población a largo plazo. Una revisión sistemática de la literatura científica existente entre 1990 y 2005, fue realizada en dos bases de datos, MEDLINE y LILACS, utilizando los unitermos: "Aluminium exposure and Alzheimer Disease" y "Aluminium and risk for Alzheimer Disease". Fueron seleccionados 34 trabajos para la investigación, de los cuales 68% establecieron relação entre el Al y la EA, 23,5% no presentaron datos conclusivos y 8,5% no establecieron ninguna relación entre el Al y la EA. A partir de los resultados obtenidos, se verifica que el Al interviene en diversos procesos neurofisiológicos responsables por la degeneración característica de la EA. A pesar de la polémica existente en el médio científico, la evidencia cient

  16. Prevalência de hipertensão arterial e fatores associados em estudantes de Ensino Médio de escolas públicas da Região Metropolitana do Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil, 2006 Prevalence of high blood pressure and associated factors in students from public schools in Greater Metropolitan Recife, Pernambuco State, Brazil, 2006

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    Betânia da Mata Ribeiro Gomes

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi identificar a prevalência de hipertensão arterial sistêmica e fatores associados à saúde em adolescentes, por meio de estudo epidemiológico transversal de base populacional, realizado no período de abril a setembro de 2006, empregando amostragem estratificada segundo porte da escola e turnos. Utilizando-se o questionário Global School-based Student Health Survey, 1.878 estudantes de 29 escolas públicas da Região Metropolitana do Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil, foram investigados quanto a: idade; sexo; índice de massa corporal; consumo de frutas, verduras, álcool e tabaco; e pressão arterial, admitindo os parâmetros da Task Force Report on High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescent, de 1996, para pressão arterial, do Centers for Disease Control and Prevention para estado nutricional. As prevalências de hipertensão arterial (medida apenas uma vez, sobrepeso e obesidade igualaram-se a 17,3%, 6,9% e 3,7%, respectivamente. Comportaram-se como fatores associados para hipertensão arterial: sexo masculino, obesidade, sobrepeso e falta de atividade física. Concluiu-se que o conhecimento dos fatores associados para hipertensão arterial em adolescentes poderá subsidiar campanhas de educação para a saúde.The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of systemic arterial hypertension (high blood pressure and associated health factors in adolescents, using a cross-sectional, population-based, epidemiological design from April to September 2006, within a stratified sample according to school size and shift. Using the Portuguese version of the Global School-Based Student Health Survey questionnaire, 1,878 students from 29 public schools in Greater Metropolitan Recife, Pernambuco State, Brazil, were analyzed for: age, gender, body mass index, fruit, vegetable, alcohol, and tobacco consumption, as well as blood pressure, adopting the 1996 Task Force Report on High Blood Pressure in Children and

  17. Oral Candida as an aggravating factor of mucositis Induced by radiotherapy; Candida Oral como fator agravante da mucosite radioinduzida

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    Simoes, Cristiane Araujo; Castro, Jurema Freire Lisboa de; Cazal, Claudia [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de odontologia

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    Antineoplastic treatment induces some undesirable consequences in head and neck cancer patients. Often, the emergence of major clinical manifestations, such as oral mucositis, results in temporary interruption of the treatment, decreasing the patients' quality of life, and increasing hospital costs. Radio-induced or chemo-induced oral mucositis is possibly aggravated by opportunist fungal infections, which turn the mucositis more resistant to the conventional treatments. Objective: this study aims to identify the presence of Candida sp. as a possible aggravating factor of oral mucositis in patients with head and neck cancer under antineoplastic treatment. Method: all patients with radio- or chemo-induced oral mucositis from the Cancer Hospital of Pernambuco, treated between October 2008 and April 2009, were selected for the study. The prevalence of Candida sp was measured through the cytological analysis of oral mucosa in patients with oral mucositis. The fungal presence was correlated with the mucositis severity. Results: the results showed a positive association between fungal colonization and more several lesions (degrees III and IV of mucositis). Conclusion: The outcomes shown may contribute to a solution for unconventional mucosites, which do not respond to the usual treatment. (author)

  18. Broadband as a factor of development: a challenge for Mexican digital agenda La banda ancha como factor de desarrollo: un desafío para la agenda digital mexicana

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    Delia CROVI DRUETTA

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    Full Text Available This article aims to analyze the importance of broadband as a development issue that has been highlighted at regional and international meetings. As a result of these concerns, in 2010 UNESCO and ITU set up the Broadband Digital Development Commision aimed at promoting the use of this resource related to the objectives of development Goals, Mgs, as proposed by the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP. Data is also provided regarding the broadband in Mexico, availability of factors support the view that there exists a digital division in this area and the absence of public policies consider it a factor of development. Working together explains beyond broadband access and positioned as a key player in processes of technological appropriation that encourage social and cultural changes.Este artículo tiene como propósito analizar la importancia de la banda ancha como factor de desarrollo, tema que ha sido puesto de manifiesto en reuniones regionales e internacionales. Producto de estas preocupaciones en 2010 UNESCO y UIT crearon la Comisión de Banda Ancha para el Desarrollo Digital, cuyo objetivo es promover el uso de este recurso vinculándolo con los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM, propuestos por el Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD. Se aportan también datos referidos a la banda ancha en México, su disponibilidad, los factores que permiten sostener que existe una brecha digital en esta materia y la ausencia de políticas públicas que la consideren un factor de desarrollo. El trabajo en conjunto explica la banda ancha más allá del acceso y la sitúa como actor fundamental de procesos de apropiación tecnológica que propician cambios sociales y culturales.

  19. La metáfora como factor de textualidad en Ensayo sobre la lucidez, de José Saramago. A metáfora como factor de textualidade em Ensaio Sobre a Lucidez de José Saramago The Metaphor as a Textuality Factor in Ensaio Sobre a Lucidez by José Saramago

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    Olívia Maria Figueiredo

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    Full Text Available La metáfora como factor de textualidad es una reflexión sobre el modo como el sistema de la lengua se operacionaliza en el discurso. En este caso concreto, como es que en la obra literaria Ensayo sobre la lucidez las expresiones idiomáticas (expresiones compósitas son transformadas de nuevo en expresiones metafóricas (expresiones componenciales. La incidencia del análisis se focaliza en la apreciación de cómo la expresión idiomática recupera su energía creadora y el primer impulso que la pone en circulación. Teniendo por fundamento las teorías de la anáfora (ampliada y de la reconceptualización, se muestra que tal reconversión se va haciendo a lo largo de la obra en un proceso de ampliación del enfoque cognitivo de que el recurso a las implicaturas es un trazo necesario para la comprensión de las explicaturas. Es preciso que el lector seleccione el contexto oportuno para entender pertinentemente el sentido comunicado. Y el sentido comunicado no es más que el cuestionamiento de la relación del hombre con el mundo por medio de la amplitud de escenarios metafóricos que sólo la lengua permite instaurar.A Metáfora como Factor de Textualidade é uma reflexão sobre o modo como o sistema da língua se operacionaliza no discurso. Neste caso concreto, como é que na obra literária Ensaio sobre a Lucidez as expressões idiomáticas (expressões compósitas são transformadas de novo em expressões metafóricas (expressões componenciais. A incidência da análise focaliza-se na apreciação de como a expressão idiomática reganha a sua energia criadora e o impulso primeiro que a pôs em circulação. Tendo por fundamento as teorias da anáfora (ampliada e da reconceptualização, mostra-se que tal reconversão se vai fazendo ao longo da obra num processo de ampliação do enfoque cognitivo de que o recurso às implicaturas é um traço necessário para a compreensão das explicaturas. O que é preciso é que o leitor seleccione o

  20. Combined Central Retinal Artery and Vein Occlusion Associated with Factor V Leiden Mutation and Treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen

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    José Alberto Lemos

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    Full Text Available Background: Combined central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO and central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO is an uncommon retinal vascular disease which causes sudden visual acuity loss and is associated with poor prognosis and the development of severe complications. We report a very rare case of combined CRAO and CRVO in a patient with factor V Leiden (FVL mutation (only 3 cases published. To our knowledge, this is the first case of combined CRAO and CRVO treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT. Case and Results: A 49-year-old woman presented with complaints of sudden loss of vision in her left eye (LE, with best corrected visual acuity (BCVA of 1/20. A complete ophthalmic evaluation with fundus angiography showed combined CRAO and CRVO. The patient was urgently treated with HBOT (she completed a total of 9 sessions in 7 days, with marked visual acuity and angiographic improvement (BCVA of 10/10. Forty-five days later, she developed a new LE CRVO, and BCVA decreased to 5/10 and later to Conclusions: Combined CRAO and CRVO in young adults should be investigated thoroughly for embolic sources, thrombophilic disorders and local ocular conditions. This is the first case of this severe disease that was treated with HBOT, and the visual result was very good.

  1. Association between inflammatory factor, lipid peroxidation and total-antioxidant in non-diabetic patients of coronary artery disease

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    fatemeh khaki-khatibi

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The oxidative stress and inflammation are cooperative events involved in atherosclerosis development. In the present study, we assessed the association ofmalondialdehyde (MDA, antioxidant markers, high sensitive C-reactive protein (HS-CRPand lipid status parameters in non-diabetic patients with coronary artery disease (CAD orvessel heart disease (VHD. Significant risk factors such as diabetes were excluded from thestudy. Methods: Oxidative stress parameters for example MDA, antioxidant markers including:erythrocyte superoxide dismutase (SOD, glutathione peroxidase (GPX, total antioxidant capacity (TAC, inflammation marker and serum lipid status parameters were measured in 120 subjects including 60 CAD patients (non-diabetic with angiographically diagnosed CADand 60 CAD-free subjects as a control group, also diabetic patients with malignancy, renal andliver disease, and other disease were excluded from the study. Results: The serum MDA and HS-CRP levels were increased significantly as compared to thecontrols. However, erythrocyte SOD, GPX activities and TAC level were reduced significantly in patients (non-diabetic (P < 0.05 in all cases. The levels of total cholesterol,triglyceride, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c were significantly higher andthat of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c was significantly lower than those ofcontrols (P < 0.05 in all cases. Conclusion: The association between oxidative stress parameters, antioxidant markers, theinflammation index and lipid status parameters suggest their involvement in atherosclerosis development that may lead to CAD progression.

  2. Study of antioxidant enzymes, lipid peroxidation, lipid profile and Immunologic factor in coronary artery disease in East Azarbijan

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The oxidative stress and inflammation are cooperative events involved in atherosclerosis development. Aim: In the present study, we assessed the association of MDA, antioxidant markers, high sensitive C- reactive protein (hs-CRP and lipid status parameters in the patients with coronary artery disease (CAD. Significant risk factors such as cigarette and diabetes were excluded from the study. Materials and Methods: Oxidative stress parameters for example malondialdehyde (MDA, antioxidant markers including: erythrocyte superoxide dismutase (SOD, glutathione peroxidase (GPX, and total antioxidant capacity (TAC. The inflammation marker and serum lipid status parameters were measured in 120 subjects including 60 CAD patients with angiographically diagnosed CAD and 60 CAD-free subjects as a control group, also diabetics, smoking patients, patients with malignancy, renal and liver disease, and other disease were excluded from the study. Results: The serum MDA and hs-CRP levels were increased significantly as compared to controls. However, erythrocyte SOD, GPX activities and TAC level were reduced significantly in patients (P‹0.05 in all cases. The levels of total cholesterol, Triglyceride, LDL-C were significantly higher and that of HDL-C was meaningfully lower than those of control (P<0.05 in all cases. Conclusions: The association between oxidative stress parameters, antioxidant markers, the inflammation index and lipid status parameters suggest their involvement in atherosclerosis development that may lead to CAD progression.

  3. Predictive Factors of Downstaging of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Beyond the Milan Criteria Treated with Intra-arterial Therapies

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    Bova, Valentina; Miraglia, Roberto, E-mail: rmiraglia@ismett.edu; Maruzzelli, Luigi [Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies, (ISMETT), Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (Italy); Vizzini, Giovanni Battista [Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies, (ISMETT), Department of Hepatology (Italy); Luca, Angelo [Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies, (ISMETT), Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (Italy)

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    This study was designed to analyze the clinical results in patients suitable for liver transplantation with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who exceeded Milan criteria, which underwent intra-arterial therapies (IAT), to determine predictive factors of successful downstaging. A total of 277 consecutive patients with cirrhosis and HCC were treated by IAT (transarterial oily chemoembolization, transarterial chemoembolization, transarterial embolization) in a single center. Eighty patients exceed the Milan criteria. Patients with infiltrative HCC, hypovascular HCC, and portal vein thrombosis were excluded, with a final study population of 48 patients. Tumor response to IAT was evaluated with CT and/or MRI according to modified RECIST criteria. Successful downstaging was defined as a reduction in the number and size of viable tumors to within the Milan criteria, and serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) <100 ng/mL, for at least 6 months. Nineteen patients (39 %) had their tumors successfully downstaged; 29 patients (61 %) did not. Multivariate analysis showed that AFP level <100 ng/mL and 3-year calculated survival probability using the Metroticket calculator were the only independent predictors of successful downstaging (p < 0.023 and p < 0.049 respectively). Biological characteristics of HCC as AFP levels <100 ng/mL and high 3-year calculated survival probability may predict a good response to downstage after IAT.

  4. Preeclampsia como factor de riesgo independiente para el trastorno por déficit de atención con hiperactividad. Estudio de casos y controles. Bucaramanga, Colombia

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    Yuly Andrea Castellanos-Castellanos

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    Full Text Available Introducción: El trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad es una condición mental que afecta a niños y adolescentes con prevalencia estimada de 5.3% en la población mundial y en Colombia es de 19-24% en hombres y 10-12% en mujeres. Su etiología es multifactorial, entre ellos se encuentra la hipoxia como factor del medio ambiente uterino; presentándose en entidades como la preeclampsia, donde se ha considerado determinante en el desarrollo del trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad, siendo importante evaluar su asociación. Objetivo: Determinar la asociación entre el diagnóstico trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad y el antecedente perinatal de preeclampsia. Metodología: Estudio de casos y controles retrospectivo de 411 casos de trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad y 404 controles no emparentados sin trastorno ni otros trastornos disruptivos del comportamiento. La evaluación psiquiátrica se hizo entre el 2005–2011, mediante entrevista estructurada que incluyó indagar el antecedente de preeclamsia en el embarazo de cada paciente. Resultados: El antecedente de preeclampsia se presentó en el 3.7% de los pacientes con trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad y en el 5.5% de los controles (OR 0.66, IC95% 0.34 – 1.29; p=0.221. Esta falta de asociación se mantuvo luego de ajustar por género, ser adoptado, haber nacido por cesárea y edad de inicio del trastorno que llevó a consultar al paciente (OR 0.51, IC95% 0.22 – 1.17; p=0.115. Conclusión: El estudio no encontró significancia estadística entre el antecedente de preeclampsia materna y el trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad como factor principalmente asociado en la muestra de pacientes seleccionados.

  5. Los factores psicosociales como impacto en el bajo rendimiento escolar de los estudiantes de la Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero

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    Guadalupe Godínez Alarcón

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de analizar las conductas psicosociales que ocasionan el bajo rendimiento escolar en las unidades académicas de psicología, derecho, sociología, economía y enfermería N° 2, se hizo un estudio en los educandos de nivel superior de la Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero (UAGro. Para ello se aplicó principalmente a educandos del sexto semestre de las cinco licenciaturas de la UAGro. un cuestionario. Los resultados permitieron descubrir que los principales factores que tienen mayor incidencia en el bajo rendimiento escolar son psicológicos y económicos, mientras que los factores que menos inciden en la problemática escolar señalada son el bullying, la falta de apoyo de la familia y de la escuela. Con base en los resultados obtenidos se sugiere a los directivos de las escuelas implicadas en el estudio, autorizar un programa que incluya una serie de acciones encaminadas a suprimir o disminuir los efectos de los factores responsables del bajo rendimiento escolar, como son la desmotivación, la indiferencia del estudiante y la economía de las familias. Dicho programa debe ser diseñado e implementado por personal especializado en estrategias de motivación y de interés para el aprendizaje.

  6. Effect of long-term treatment with antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10 and selenium on arterial compliance, humoral factors and inflammatory markers in patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors

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    Debby Ortal

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Antioxidant supplementations have the potential to alleviate the atherosclerotic damage caused by excessive production of reactive oxygen species (ROS. The present study evaluated the effects of prolonged antioxidant treatment on arterial elasticity, inflammatory and metabolic measures in patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors. Methods Study participants were randomly assigned to two groups. Group 1 received oral supplementation with 2 capsules per day of Mid Life Guard, SupHerb, Israel. In each capsule vitamin C (500 mg vitamin E (200 iu, co-enzyme Q10 (60 mg and selenium (100 mcg, Group 2 received matching placebo(SupHerb for 6 months. Patients were evaluated for lipid profile, HbA1C, insulin, C-peptide, hs-CRP, endothelin, aldosterone, plasma renin activity and Homeostasis model assessment-insulin resistance (HOMA-IR. Arterial elasticity was evaluated using pulse wave contour analysis (HDI CR 2000, Eagan, Minnesota. Results Antioxidant-treated patients exhibited significant increases in large arterial elasticity index (LAEI as well as small arterial elasticity index (SAEI. A significant decline HbA1C and a significant increase in HDL-cholesterol were also observed. In the placebo group, significant changes in LAEI, SAEI or metabolic measures were not observed. Conclusions Antioxidant supplementation significantly increased large and small artery elasticity in patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors. This beneficial vascular effect was associated with an improvement in glucose and lipid metabolism as well as decrease in blood pressure.

  7. Interactions between rs5498 polymorphism in the ICAM1 gene and traditional risk factors influence susceptibility to coronary artery disease.

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    Sarecka-Hujar, Beata; Zak, Iwona; Krauze, Jolanta

    2009-06-01

    Coronary artery disease (CAD) depends on multiple genetic and environmental factors. Adhesion molecules are markers of endothelium dysfunction. Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) interacts with leukocyte integrins and promotes atherosclerotic process at the surface of endothelial cells. The aim of the study was to assess the association between ICAM1 rs5498 polymorphism and CAD and to establish whether there are any interactions between this polymorphism and traditional risk factors in determining the risk of CAD. We studied 191 cases with angiographically documented CAD and 203 controls with no signs of cardiovascular diseases. The ICAM1 polymorphism was genotyped using PCR-RFLP method. Data were analyzed with the STATISTICA 7.1 and EpiInfo 6 softwares. We did not observe significant differences in the distribution of genotypes and alleles of rs5498 between cases and controls. We only found a tendency to a higher prevalence of G allele carriers (AG + GG) in patients compared to controls (68 vs. 64%, P = 0.399). A synergistic effect of G allele carrier-state and smoking that had influenced the risk of CAD [synergy index multiplicative (SIM = 2.09)] was observed. Smoking carriers of G allele compared to non-smoking AA were more prevalent in CAD group (39.8%) than among controls (13.3%, P < 0.0001, OR 4.81). Moreover, there was also a synergistic effect between G allele carrier-state and an elevated level of triacylglycerols (TG) (SIM = 1.28) increasing the risk of CAD. There is a synergistic interaction between rs5498 genotype and smoking that increases the risk of CAD. PMID:19048183

  8. Pharmacological modulation of arterial stiffness.

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    Boutouyrie, Pierre

    2011-09-10

    Arterial stiffness has emerged as an important marker of cardiovascular risk in various populations and reflects the cumulative effect of cardiovascular risk factors on large arteries, which in turn is modulated by genetic background. Arterial stiffness is determined by the composition of the arterial wall and the arrangement of these components, and can be studied in humans non-invasively. Age and distending pressure are two major factors influencing large artery stiffness. Change in arterial stiffness with drugs is an important endpoint in clinical trials, although evidence for arterial stiffness as a therapeutic target still needs to be confirmed. Drugs that independently affect arterial stiffness include antihypertensive drugs, mostly blockers of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, hormone replacement therapy and some antidiabetic drugs such as glitazones. While the quest continues for \\'de-stiffening drugs\\

  9. Prevalência e fatores de risco na associação entre doença arterial coronariana e aneurisma de aorta Prevalence and risk factors for combined coronary artery disease and aortic aneurysm

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    Carlos Romério Costa Ferro

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a prevalência da doença arterial coronariana (DAC em portadores de aneurisma de aorta (AA, bem como as diferenças relacionadas às diferentes topografias. Descrever os principais fatores de risco para DAC relacionados a esta associação e suas eventuais diferenças de acordo com as diferentes topografias. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo, aberto, não randomizado que avaliou 95 pacientes (62 homens, 33 mulheres, idade 63 ± 11,8 anos com AA. Todos os pacientes, assintomáticos para DAC, possuíam tomografia computadorizada de aorta e angiografia coronariana. De acordo com a topografia do AA, eles foram divididos em três grupos: 1 pacientes com AA torácica (AAT; 2 com AA toracoabdominal (ATA e 3 com AA abdominal (AAA. Foi criado um banco de dados com as informações clínicas e de exames complementares. A análise estatística realizada com o teste t de Student ou análise de variância (ANOVA para as variáveis contínuas e qui-quadrado para as categóricas, sendo considerado p significante quando 70% e 19 (31,6% > 50%. Quinze pacientes (25% eram uniarteriais, 11 (18% biarteriais e 34 (57% triarteriais. CONCLUSÃO: Em portadores de AA a prevalência de DAC assintomática é elevada, principalmente naqueles com AAA. Os resultados deste estudo sugerem a necessidade de uma estratificação diagnóstica para DAC nos portadores de AA, principalmente nos com AAA.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate CAD prevalence in patients with aortic aneurysm, as well as differences related to aneurysm topographies. To describe the primary risk factors for CAD related to this association and their occasional differences according to AA topographies. METHODS: This was an open, prospective, nonrandomized study that evaluated 95 patients (66 men and 33 women, mean age 63 ± 11.8. All patients, asymptomatic for CAD, had undergone aortic CT and coronary angiography. According to the AA topography, they were classified into three groups: 1 patients with thoracic

  10. Fatores de risco modificáveis para doença arterial coronariana nos trabalhadores de enfermagem Factores de riesgo modificables para la enfermedad arterial coronaria en los trabajadores de enfermería Modifiable risk factors for coronary artery disease among nursing staff of a general hospital

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    Cyntia Oliveira Maia

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: identificar os fatores de risco (FR modificáveis para doença arterial coronariana (DAC nos trabalhadores de enfermagem de um hospital geral. MÉTODOS: estudo com 209 trabalhadores submetidos a exame antropométrico e aferição da pressão arterial. Foram realizadas coletas capilares para verificar os níveis de colesterol total e glicemia para cálculo do índice de massa corporal (IMC. Aplicado questionário sobre atividade física e estresse. Os FR para DAC foram quantificados e avaliados. RESULTADOS: da amostra, 19,1% eram estressados, 29,7% hipertensos e 27,7% apresentaram CT>200mg/dl. O tabagismo corresponde a 28,8% dos técnicos. Os auxiliares apresentaram maior índice de IMC e nível de estresse; os enfermeiros foram os mais hipertensos. Sedentarismo estava presente em mais da metade da amostra. CONCLUSÃO: este estudo mostra a identificação e quantificação dos diferentes FR para DAC, pois a partir do conhecimento da realidade epidemiológica, é possível desenvolver ações e educação em saúde relevantes na intervenção preventiva.OBJETIVO: identificar los factores de riesgo (FR modificables para enfermedad arterial coronaria (DAC en los trabajadores de enfermería de un hospital general. MÉTODOS: estudio realizado con 209 trabajadores sometidos a examen antropométrico y evaluación de la de la presión arterial. Se llevaron a cabo recolecciones capilares para verificar los niveles de colesterol total y glicemia para el cálculo del índice de masa corporal (IMC. Se aplicó un cuestionario sobre actividad física y estrés. Los FR para DAC fueron cuantificados y evaluados. RESULTADOS: de la muestra, 19,1% eran estresados, 29,7% hipertensos y 27,7% presentaron CT>200mg/dl. El tabaquismo corresponde al 28,8% de los técnicos. Los auxiliares presentaron mayor índice de IMC y nivel de estrés; los enfermeros fueron los más hipertensos. El Sedentarismo estaba presente en más de la mitad de la muestra. CONCLUSI

  11. El cambio de las concepciones docentes como factor de la revolución educativa. The change of the educational conceptions like factor of the educational revolution

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    Pozo Juan Ignacio

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available El constante desarrollo de la realidad social obliga al cambio de modelos pedagógicos para la enseñanza en las escuelas, que aunque son estructurados por teóricos de la educación, la mayoría de las veces no logran pernear las Instituciones Educativas En esta conferencia, el autor resume sus experiencias y los resultados de una investigación realizada en la Universidad de Autónoma de Madrid en asocio con la Universidad de Comahue, en Argentina, en la que se plantea el modelo constructivista como el gran prototipo a seguir, enfrentándolo con la realidad de la escuela, sus docentes y alumnos. Pozo recuerda que en el modelo constructivista la función de la escuela es brindar a los estudiantes una enseñanza dirigida a formar capacidades de aprendizaje, a ordenar el flujo informativo al que se enfrentan en la vida diaria, y a brindarles varios enfoques teóricos para que sean capaces de dudar de ellos y de entender porque esos saberes son mejores que otros; pero aunque muchos docentes conocen y coinciden con las ideas del modelo, no logran aplicarlas en las aulas porque no superan sus teorías implícitas -aquellas que están guardadas en el subconsciente y que son las que realmente guían el accionar de las personas-. Lo mismo sucede con los estudiantes, quienes pese a exigir un cambio de modelo siguen con fuertes raíces hacia los modelos antiguos, que se refleja en la cultura escolar y en las actividades de enseñanza y aprendizaje. The constant development of the social reality forces at the rate of pedagogic models for the education in the schools, that though they are constructed for theoretical of the education, the majority of the times do not achieve the Educational Institutions strike. In this conference, the author summarizes his experiences and the results of an research realized in the University of Autonomous of Madrid in I associate with Comahues University, in Argentina, In that the model appears constructivista as the great

  12. Like father like son? Sons of patients of European or Indian origin with coronary artery disease reflect their parents' risk factor patterns.

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    Shaukat, N.; de Bono, D P; Jones, D R

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    OBJECTIVE--To investigate the extent to which risk factor patterns associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients of Indian origin and in those of North European origin undergoing coronary angiography for suspected angina were reflected in their apparently healthy sons aged 15-30 years. DESIGN--Prospective study in which risk markers were measured in patients of Indian origin and in matched European patients undergoing angiography and in their sons. SETTING--Patients attending a re...

  13. Hormone receptor status of primary tumor as a prognostic factor in patients with liver metastases from breast cancer treated with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization

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    Kadri Altundag; Ozden Altundag; Serdal Aktolga; Ozlem Yavas; Cem Boruban

    2005-01-01

    @@ TO THE EDITOR We read with great interest the article by XP et al.[1] They reported the results of their experience with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) and systemic chemotherapy for forty-five patients with liver metastases from breast cancer and evaluate the prognostic factors.In their study, the response and survival rates were significantly better in TACE group than in chemotherapy group.

  14. Increasing severity of cardiovascular risk factors with increasing middle cerebral artery stenotic involvement in type 2 diabetic Chinese patients with asymptomatic cerebrovascular disease

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    Thomas, GN; Lin, JW; Lam, WWM; Tomlinson, B; Yeung, V; Chan, JCN; Liu, R; Wong, KS

    2004-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To identify determinants associated with increasing severity of middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis in asymptomatic Chinese type 2 diabetic patients with and without MCA stenosis determined using transcranial Doppler. Conventional risk factors contribute to the pathogenesis of ischemic stroke, and differences in the pattern of these may explain the heterogeneity of disease presentation in different populations. In Chinese patients, MCA stenosis is the most commonly identified int...

  15. Kruppel-like factor 2 might mediate the rapamycin-induced arterial thrombosis in vivo: implications for stent thrombosis in patients

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    NIE Xiao-min; SU Li-xiao; XU Rui-xia; GUO Yuan-lin; ZHOU Yu-jie; LI Jian-jun

    2013-01-01

    Background Stent thrombosis is one of severe complications after sirolimus-eluting stent implantation.Rapamycin (sirolimus) promotes arterial thrombosis in in vivo studies.However,the underlying molecular and transcriptional mechanisms of this adverse effect have not been thoroughly investigated.This study was designed to examine the effects of rapamycin on the expression of the gene,Kruppel-like factor 2 (KLF2),and its transcriptional targets in mice.Methods Mice were randomly divided into four groups:the control group (intraperitoneal injection with 2.5% of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) only),rapamycin group (intraperitoneal injection with 2 mg/kg of rapamycin only),Ad-LacZ + rapamycin group (carotid arterial incubation with Ad-LacZ plus intraperitoneal injection with 2 mg/kg of rapamycin 10 days later),and Ad-KLF2 + rapamycin group (carotid arterial incubation with Ad-KLF2 plus intraperitoneal injection with 2 mg/kg rapamycin 10 days later).The carotid arterial thrombosis formation was induced by FeCl3 and the time of arterial thrombosis was determined.Finally,the RNA and protein of carotid arteries were extracted for KLF2,tissue factor (TF),plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAl-1),endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS),thrombomodulin (TM) mRNA and protein analysis.Results Compared with controls,treatment with rapamycin inhibited KLF2,eNOS and TM mRNA and protein expression,and enhanced TF and PAl-1 mRNA and protein expression,and shortened time to thrombotic occlusion from (1282±347)seconds to (715±120) seconds (P <0.01) in vivo.Overexpression of KLF2 strongly reversed rapamycin-induced effects on KLF2,eNOS,TM,TF and PAl-1 expression.KLF2 overexpression increased the time to thrombotic occlusion to control levels in vivo.Conclusions Rapamycin induced an inhibition of KLF2 expression and an imbalance of anti-and pro-thrombotic gene expression,which promoted arterial thrombosis in vivo.Overexpression of KLF2 increased KLF2 expression and reversed time to

  16. Factores de riesgo como pronóstico de padecer cáncer de mama en un estado de México Risk factors in the development of breast cancer, state of mexico

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    M.ª J. Aguilar Cordero; M. Neri Sánchez; C. A. Padilla López; M. L. Pimentel Ramírez; A. García Rillo; A. M. Sánchez López

    2012-01-01

    Introducción: El cáncer de mama es una de las patología más frecuentes de la mujer y con gran impacto en la sociedad. Los factores de riesgo más estudiados han sido los hormonales, los genéticos y los ambientales, aunque también los hábitos tóxicos, el sobrepeso y la obesidad; como factores protectores, por el contrario, la lactancia materna y la actividad física. Objetivo: Conocer los factores de riesgo de las mujeres con cáncer de mama en nuestro grupo de estudio. Material y métodos: Se rea...

  17. Peripheral Arterial Disease

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    Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) happens when there is a narrowing of the blood vessels outside of your heart. The cause of ... smoking. Other risk factors include older age and diseases like diabetes, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, ...

  18. Expression of plasma vascular endothelial growth factor in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and effect of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization therapy on plasma vascular endothelial growth factor level

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    Xin Li; Gan-Sheng Feng; Chuan-Sheng Zheng; Chen-Kai Zhuo; Xi Liu

    2004-01-01

    AIM: To investigate the expression level of plasma vascular endothelial growth factor (P-VEGF) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and its relationship with the clinicopathologic characteristics, and to examine the changes of P-VEGF in the course of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE).METHODS: Peripheral blood samples were taken from 45HCC patients before and 1, 3, 7 d, and 1 mo after TACE.Plasma VEGF level was measured with the quantitative sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).Twenty patients with benign liver lesions and 17 healthy control subjects were also included in this study.RESULTS: Plasma VEGF levels in HCC patients were significantly elevated as compared to those in patients with benign liver lesions (P = 0.006) and in the normal controls(P = 0.003). Significant differences were observed when P-VEGF was categorized by tumor size (P = 0.006), portal vein thrombosis (P= 0.011), distant metastasis (P= 0.017),arterial-portal vein shunting (P = 0.026), and International Union Against Cancer (UICC) TNM stage (P = 0.044). There was no correlation between plasma level of VEGF and the level of alpha fetoprotein (α-FP) (r = 0.068, P = 0.658) and weakly correlated with the number of platelets (r = 0.312,P = 0.038). P-VEGF levels increased significantly and reached the peak value on the first day after TACE, and then decreased gradually. The change rate of P-VEGF concentration(one month post-TACE/pre-TACE×100%) was correlated with the retention rate of lipiodol oil (rs = 0.494, P = 0.001)and the tumor volume change (rs = 0.340, P = 0.034).The patients who achieved a partial or complete response to TACE therapy showed significantly less pre-treatment P-VEGF than those nonresponders (P = 0.025). A high pretherapeutic P-VEGF level was associated with poor response to treatment (P = 0.018).CONCLUSION: A high pre-treatment P-VEGF level is a useful marker for tumor progression, especially for vascular invasion. TACE increases the

  19. Disponibilidad de alimentos como factor determinante de la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional y sus representaciones en Brasil Food availability as a determining factor of Food and Nutritional Security, and its representations in Brazil

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    Dixis Figueroa Pedraza

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivamos discutir la situación de la disponibilidad de alimentos en Brasil, partiendo de la literatura científica y asociando a ella la discusión. Éste es el primero de seis artículos, abordando tanto los factores determinantes y los resultantes de la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional, como las condiciones en que Brasil se encuentra con relación a los mismos. En todos los artículos, hemos seguido un único padrón, abordando: (i: el concepto/factor a estudiar; (ii: la forma de medir ese factor; (iii: una caracterización brasileña del tema; (iv: conclusiones globales e interrelacionadas; (v: consideraciones finales, que apuntan las implicaciones del factor estudiado, en relación a las estrategias importantes que deben ser formuladas. Brasil es un país en el que la disponibilidad de alimentos no constituye un factor limitante de su Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional. Sin embargo, tanto la incertidumbre acerca de la sustentabilidad, o sea, la habilidad del sistema alimentario en sostenerse suficiente y equitativo a largo plazo, como la desigualdad o iniquidad económica, son factores que siguen comprometiendo el sistema alimentario brasileño.To discuss the availability of food in Brazil, based on, and associating to data from scientific literature. This is the first of six articles, discussing the determining factors and the resulting ones of Food and Nutritional Security, and Brazil's conditions related to them. The same pattern is observed in all articles, considering: (i: the concept/factor to be studied, (ii: the form to measure that factor; (iii: a Brazilian characterization on the subject; (iv: global and interrelated conclusions; (v: final considerations, leading to the factor's implications in important strategies that should be formulated. Brazil is a country in which food availability does not constitute a limiting factor of its Food and Nutritional Security. In spite of this, the sustainability of food availability and

  20. El acceso al agua como factor de identificación de problemas de desarrollo agrario sostenible en el territorio del Alto Guadiana

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    Ruiz Pulpón, Ángel Raúl

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The appropriation of private rights on the use of the water owes to factors of historical and economic type, being delimited and being recognized after the application of the effective legislation at the end of century XXth. The understanding of the social and economic consequences that are derived allows to establishing global frames of reference for the judgment of the environmental problem that considers in territories with problems of sustainable agrarian development, as it has happened with the Guadiana river high basin.

    La apropiación de derechos privados sobre el uso del agua se debe a factores de tipo histórico y económico, siendo delimitados y reconocidos tras la aplicación de la legislación vigente a finales del siglo XX. La comprensión de las consecuencias sociales y económicas que se derivan permite establecer marcos de referencia globales para el enjuiciamiento del problema ambiental que se plantea en territorios con problemas de desarrollo agrario sostenible, tal y como ha ocurrido con la cuenca alta del Guadiana.

  1. FACTORES DETERMINANTES DE LA UTILIZACIÓN DE LAS SPIN-OFFS COMO MECANISMO DE TRANSFERENCIA DE CONOCIMIENTO EN LAS UNIVERSIDADES

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    Beraza Garmendia, J.M

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Si bien tradicionalmente las vías utilizadas para la transferencia del conocimiento generado en las universidades han sido la publicación de los resultados de investigación en revistas científicas y los contratos con las empresas, en los últimos tiempos se está extendiendo la utilización de otros dos mecanismos: la concesión de licencias a las empresas y la creación de spin-offs. El presente trabajo, por medio de una revisión de la literatura, trata de identificar los factores determinantes de la utilización de las spin-offs como mecanismo de transferencia. Los factores identificados son los siguientes: el interés del investigador, el sistema de incentivos existente en la universidad, las características de la tecnología explotada, el área académica origen de la invención, las características del sector industrial en el que se va a explotar la tecnología, la posible mayor rentabilidad a obtener con este mecanismo de transferencia y las características de las unidades de transferencia de conocimiento universitario.

  2. Therapeutic effects and prognostic factors in three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy combined with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma

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    De-Hua Wu; Li Liu; Long-Hua Chen

    2004-01-01

    AIM: To evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of threedimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) combined with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) on the patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).METHODS: Between 1998 and 2001, 94 patients with HCC received 3D-CRT combined with TACE. A total 63 patients had a Okuda stage Ⅰ lesion and 31 patients had stage Ⅱ. The median tumor size was 10.7 cm (range 3.0-18 cm), and liver cirrhosis was present in all the patients. There were 43 cases of class A and 51 class B. TACE was performed using lipiodol,5-fluorouracil, cisplatin, doxorubicin hydrochloride and mitomycin, followed by gelatin sponge cubes. Fifty-nine patients received TACE only one time, while the others 2 to 3 times. 3D-CRT was started 3-4 wk after TACE. All patients were irradiated with a stereotactic body frame and received 4-8 Gy single high-dose radiation for 8-12 times at the isocenter during a period of 17-26 d (median 22 d).RESULTS: The median follow-up was 37 mo (range 10-48 mo)after diagnosis. The response rate was 90.5%. The overall survival rate at 1-, 2-, and 3- year was 93.6%, 53.8% and 26.0% respectively, with the median survival of 25 mo. On univariate analysis, age (P=0.026), Child-Pugh classification for cirrhosis of liver (P=0.010), Okuda stage (P=0.026),tumor size (P=0.000), tumor type (P=0.029), albuminemia (P=0.035), and radiation dose (P=0.000) proved to be significant factors for survival. On multivariate analysis,age (P=0.024), radiation dose (P=0.001), and tumor size (P=0.000) were the significant factors.CONCLUSION: 3D-CRT combined with TACE is an effective and feasible approach for HCC. Age, radiation dose and tumor size were found to be significant prognostic factors for survival of patients with HCC treated by 3D-CRT combined with TACE. Further study for HCC is needed to improve the treatment efficacy.

  3. Effect of Nuclear Factor-kappa B on Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor mRNA Expression of Human Pulmonary Artery Smooth Muscle Cells in Hypoxia

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    张焕萍; 徐永健; 张珍祥; 许淑云; 倪望; 陈士新

    2004-01-01

    Summary: In order to investigate the effect of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) on vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) mRNA expression of human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (HPASMCs) in hypoxia, the cultured HPASMCs in vitro were stimulated with pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC), an inhibitor of NF-κB. The NF-κB p65 nuclei positive expression was detected by immunocytochemical technique. The IκBa protein expression was measured by Western blot.RT-PCR was used to detect the VEGF mRNA expression of HPASMCs. The results showed that no significant change was observed in the NF-κB p65 nuclei positive expression of cultured HPASMCs during 6 h-24 h in normoxia, but the levels of NF-κB p65 nuclei positive expression of cultured HPASMCs were significantly increased in hypoxia groups as compared with those in all normoxia groups (P<0.05). The IκBα protein expression of cultured HPASMCs showed no significant change during 6 h-24 h in normoxia, but significantly decreased in hypoxia as comapred with that in normoxia groups (P<0.05). PDTC (1 to 100 μmol/L) could inhibit the VEGF mRNA expression of HPASMCs in a concentration-dependent manner in hypoxia. In conclusion, NF-κB can be partly translocation activated from cytoplasm into nuclei in the cultured HPASMCs under hypoxia. The inhibition of NF-κB activation can decrease the VEGF mRNA expression. h is suggested that the activation of NF-κB is involved in the VEGFmRNA expression of HPASMCs under hypoxia.

  4. Doença periodontal como potencial fator de risco para síndromes coronarianas agudas Periodontal disease as a potential risk factor for acute coronary syndromes

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    Renata Accarini

    2006-11-01

    .547, meaning that the group with ACS and significant obstructive coronary artery disease was 2.5-fold more likely to have active PD. CONCLUSION: A significant association was found between active periodontal disease and severe obstructive coronary artery in patients with acute coronary syndrome, underscoring the importance of prevention and adequate treatment of periodontal disease, which should be considered as a potential risk factor in the etiology and instability of the atherosclerotic plaque.

  5. Combined Central Retinal Artery and Vein Occlusion Associated with Factor V Leiden Mutation and Treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen

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    Lemos, José Alberto; Teixeira, Carla; Carvalho, Rui; Fernandes, Tiago

    2015-01-01

    Background Combined central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) and central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) is an uncommon retinal vascular disease which causes sudden visual acuity loss and is associated with poor prognosis and the development of severe complications. We report a very rare case of combined CRAO and CRVO in a patient with factor V Leiden (FVL) mutation (only 3 cases published). To our knowledge, this is the first case of combined CRAO and CRVO treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Case and Results A 49-year-old woman presented with complaints of sudden loss of vision in her left eye (LE), with best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 1/20. A complete ophthalmic evaluation with fundus angiography showed combined CRAO and CRVO. The patient was urgently treated with HBOT (she completed a total of 9 sessions in 7 days), with marked visual acuity and angiographic improvement (BCVA of 10/10). Forty-five days later, she developed a new LE CRVO, and BCVA decreased to 5/10 and later to <1/20 because of significant macular edema. A detailed investigation showed an abnormal resistance to activated protein C, and a genetic study showed homozygosity for FVL mutation. The patient was submitted to 3 monthly injections of 1.25 mg bevacizumab. After 10 months, the patient is in a stable condition with BCVA of 6/10. Conclusions Combined CRAO and CRVO in young adults should be investigated thoroughly for embolic sources, thrombophilic disorders and local ocular conditions. This is the first case of this severe disease that was treated with HBOT, and the visual result was very good. PMID:26955350

  6. Release of soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-1 (sFlt-1 during coronary artery bypass surgery

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    Orsel Isabelle

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background This study was conducted to follow plasma concentrations of sFlt-1 and sKDR, two soluble forms of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF receptor in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG surgery with extracorporeal circulation (ECC. Methods Plasma samples were obtained before, during and after surgery in 15 patients scheduled to undergo CABG. Levels of sFlt-1 and KDR levels were investigated using specific ELISA. Results A 75-fold increase of sFlt-1 was found during cardiac surgery, sFlt-1 levels returning to pre-operative values at the 6th post-operative hour. In contrast sKDR levels did not change during surgery. The ECC-derived sFlt-1 was functional as judge by its inhibitory effect on the VEGF mitogenic response in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs. Kinetic experiments revealed sFlt-1 release immediately after the beginning of ECC suggesting a proteolysis of its membrane form (mFlt-1 rather than an elevated transcription/translation process. Flow cytometry analysis highlighted no effect of ECC on the shedding of mFlt-1 on platelets and leukocytes suggesting vascular endothelial cell as a putative cell source for the ECC-derived sFlt-1. Conclusion sFlt-1 is released during CABG with ECC. It might be suggested that sFlt-1 production, by neutralizing VEGF and/or by inactivating membrane-bound Flt-1 and KDR receptors, might play a role in the occurrence of post-CABG complication.

  7. Mobility as a territorial key factor in the emission of greenhouse gases; La movilidad como factor territorial dominante en la emision de gases de efecto invernadero

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    Crespo Garcia, L.; Montane Lopez, M. M.; Garcia Cortes, A.; Jimenez Arroyo, F.

    2011-07-01

    Transport and energy generation are the two dominant sectors in the overall balance of energy consumption, and thus of greenhouse gases emissions. Placement of energy generation plants responds to strategic reasons relate to energy supply in the Spanish territory, while transport is an economic activity tightly related to the productive structure and territorial characteristics: density of populations, geographic situation, efficient space organization, etc. The analysis of these factors enables to prioritize different strategies according the their energetic efficiency in order to pursue an economy less dependent of fossil fuels, focused in activities of higher added value and that keeps in mind limits and strengths of Spanish reality. (Author) 9 refs.

  8. El hábito de lectura como factor protector de deterioro cognitivo Reading as a protective factor against cognitive decline

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    Miguel Esteve Esteve

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar si la lectura constituye un factor protector frente al deterioro cognitivo en la población mayor de 65 años. Métodos: Estudio de casos y controles no emparejados. Emplazamiento: Centro de Salud Fuente de San Luis, Valencia, España. Se estudiaron 153 personas mayores de 65 años (51 casos y 102 controles. Se midió el deterioro cognitivo mediante el Miniexamen Cognitivo de Lobo, y el hábito de lectura con la escala de la Federación de Gremios y Editores de España. Resultados: Mediante regresión logística mostraron asociación significativa el hábito de lectura frecuente durante más de 5 años, los estudios primarios completos y la edad menor de 75 años. Conclusiones: El hábito de lectura es un factor protector de deterioro cognitivo, y la protección es mayor en los lectores frecuentes cuya historia de lectura supera los 5 años.Objective: To determine whether reading is a protective factor against cognitive decline in the population aged over 65 years. Methods: We performed an unmatched case-control study in the Fuente de San Luis Health Center in Valencia, Spain. A total of 153 subjects aged more than 65 years old were studied, corresponding to 51 cases and 102 controls. Cognitive impairment was measured by the version of the Mini-Mental State Examination adapted and validated to Spanish. Reading habits were assessed with the scale of the Federación de Gremios y Editores de España. Results: Logistic regression showed a significant association with the habit of frequent reading for more than 5 years, complete primary school education, and age lower than 75 years. Conclusions: Reading is a protective factor against cognitive impairment. This protection is greater in frequent readers with a history of reading of over 5 years.

  9. La agresividad en la infancia: el estilo de crianza parental como factor relacionado Aggression in childhood: Parenting style as related factor.

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    Antonio F. Raya

    2009-10-01

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    El presente estudio se propone analizar la posible relación existente entre la agresividad en los niños medida por sus padres a través del BASC (Sistema de Evaluación de la Conducta de Niños y Adolescentes y el estilo de crianza según el PCRI (Cuestionario de Crianza Parental compuesto por siete factores: apoyo, satisfacción con la crianza, compromiso, comunicación, disciplina, autonomía y distribución de rol, en una muestra de 338 niños (182 niños y 156 niñas entre 3 y 14 años. Los resultados muestran la existencia de una relación significativa entre la agresividad en los niños y la mayoría de los factores del estilo de crianza parental. Además se establece un modelo capaz de predecir el 27% de la varianza con respecto a la agresividad en los niños, compuesto por la disciplina de ambos progenitores, el compromiso y la satisfacción con la crianza de los padres y la autonomía de las madres. Finalmente se discute la utilidad de estos resultados para el planteamiento de estrategias de intervención en el ámbito familiar basadas en el estilo disciplinario.


    Palabras clave: Agresividad, padres, estilo parental, disciplina.
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    This current study proposes to analyse the possible relationship which exists between aggression in children reported by parents through the BASC (Behaviour Assessment System for Children, and the parenting style according to the PCRI (Parent-Child Relationship Inventory composed of seven factors such as support, satisfaction with parenting, involvement, communication, limit setting, autonomy granting, and role orientation, in a sample of 338 children (182 male & 156 female between 3 and 14 years old. The results show the existence of a significant relationship between aggression in children and the majority of the parenting factors. Furthermore, a model is established which is able to predict 27% of the variance with respect to aggression in children, made

  10. Disfunção arterial como possível mecanismo de agressão cardíaca em pacientes com diabetes mellitus tipo II. Estudo Doppler-ecocardiográfico

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    Matsubara Beatriz Bojikian

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a estrutura e função do ventrículo esquerdo (VE e a rigidez arterial em portadores de diabetes mellitus tipo II. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 13 doentes diabéticos de ambos os sexos (55±8 anos sem outras doenças. A estrutura e função do VE foram avaliadas por meio de ecodopplercardiografia associada à monitorização não invasiva da pressão arterial (PA. Os resultados foram comparados aos obtidos em grupo de indivíduos normais de mesma idade (n=12. RESULTADOS: Não houve diferenças entre os grupos quanto a PA diastólica, dimensões das câmaras esquerdas e índices de função sistólica e diastólica. Os pacientes diabéticos apresentaram índice de massa do VE (101±10 vs 80±14g/m²; p<0,001 e índice de rigidez arterial sistêmica (0,86±0,26 vs 0,69±0,19mmHg/mL; p<0,05 significantemente maiores que os controles. CONCLUSÃO: O diabetes mellitus está associado a aumento da rigidez arterial sistêmica e esse fator poderia contribuir para seus efeitos adversos sobre o VE.

  11. Common Polymorphism A1298C in Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase Gene Is not a Risk Factor for Coronary Artery Disease in Selected Iranian Patients

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    Mojgan Mirakhori

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: Coronary artery disease (CAD is emerging as a major public health concern in most developing countries. During the past 10 years, the vast majority of over 100 case-control retrospective studies have shown that elevated plasma homocysteine level is a strong independent risk factor for coronary artery disease. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR is a key enzyme in folate and homocysteine metabolism. A second polymorphism, A1298C, in MTHFR gene, is reported to be associated with decreased enzyme activity and may give rise to elevated blood homocysteine level and increased risk of coronary artery disease. Methods: In the present study we used PCR-RFLP analysis to investigate the association between A1298C polymorphism and blood homocysteine level and the risk of CAD in 100 patients compared to 100 normal controls. Results: The frequency of mutated allele and genotype distribution showed no significant difference between patient and control groups. Although the elevated level in blood homocysteine were observed in Iranian CAD cases compared to the normal control, the A1298C polymorphism was not associated with increased CAD risk in studied population as supported by a P value>0.05 and chi-square equal to 0.697.Conclusion: An increased plasma homocysteine concentration confers an independent risk factor for CAD. Although A1298C polymorphism in MTHFR gene has effects on enzyme activity but our findings do not support a major role for this polymorphism in homocysteine metabolism and it can not be considered a major risk factor for coronary artery disease in a selected Iranian population.

  12. Vivir y morir en Madrid: la vivienda como factor determinante del estado de salud de la población madrileña (1874-1923

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    Huertas, Rafael

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyses the role of housing as determining factor for the welfare of Madrid's population during the change of the XIXth century to the XXth century. Through medical reports and the contributions of hygienists and social physicians, it will be demonstrated that unhealthy housing in Madrid became a negative factor for the mortality and the morbidity of its residents, in such a way that it made physicians, town planners, and politicians to be preocupied. It will also be discussed how this problem of unhealthy housing started to take part of the so-called social question and the proposals for intervention always framed within the principles of the liberal hygiene, -which intented to combine public health and town planning politics.

    Se analiza el papel de la vivienda como factor determinante del estado de salud de la población madrileña en el tránsito del siglo XIX al XX. A través de los informes y demás aportaciones de higienistas y médicos sociales, se pone de manifiesto cómo la vivienda insalubre en Madrid incidió de manera negativa en la mortalidad y morbilidad de sus habitantes, siendo motivo de preocupación de médicos, urbanistas y políticos. Se apunta, asimismo, de qué manera el problema de la vivienda insalubre pasa a formar parte de la llamada cuestión social y las propuestas de intervención que, siempre en el marco de los principios de la higiene liberal, intentó aunar actuaciones de salud pública y de política urbanística.

  13. Embarazo adolescente como factor de riesgo para complicaciones obstétricas y perinatales en un hospital de Lima, Perú

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    Javier A. Okumura

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: analizar el riesgo de complicaciones obstétricas y perinatales en adolescentes embarazadas en un hospital de Lima, Perú. Métodos: estudio de cohorte retrospectiva de 67.693 gestantes atendidas en el período 2000-2010. Se evaluó complicaciones obstétricas y perinatales. Las adolescentes se clasificaron en tardías (15-19 años y tempranas (< 15 años y se compararon con las adultas (20-35 años. Se calculó OR ajustados por educación, estado civil, control prenatal, gestaciones previas, paridad e IMC pregestacional. Resultados: se encontró mayor riesgo de cesárea (OR=1,28; IC95%=1,07-1,53 e infección puerperal (OR=1,72; IC95%=1,17-2,53 en las adolescentes menores de 15 años, así como mayor riesgo (OR=1,34; IC95%=1,29-1,40de episiotomía en las adolescentes tardías. Asimismo, se identificó un menor riesgo del embarazo adolescente para preeclampsia (OR=0,90; IC95%=0,85-0,97, hemorragia de la 2da mitad del embarazo (OR=0,80; IC95%=0,71-0,92, ruptura prematura de membranas (OR=0,83; IC95%=0,79-0,87, amenaza de parto pretérmino (OR=0,87; IC95%=0,80-0,94 y desgarro vaginal (OR= 0,86; IC95%=0,79-0,93. Conclusión: el embarazo se comporta como factor de riesgo para ciertas complicaciones obstétricas en la población adolescente, especialmente en las adolescentes tempranas. Existen además otros factores, que sumados a la edad materna, constituyen la necesidad de formar equipos multidis-ciplinarios para reducir complicaciones obstétricas en esta población.

  14. Síntomas depresivos como factor de riesgo de dependencia en adultos mayores Depressive symptoms as a risk factor for dependence in elderly people

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    José Alberto Ávila-Funes

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar la relación entre síntomas depresivos y dependencia funcional. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Estudio longitudinal con 1 880 adultos mayores evaluados en 2001 y 2003. Se determinaron los síntomas depresivos con una versión modificada de la Escala de Depresión del Centro de Estudios Epidemiológicos y la dependencia con las escalas de Lawton y Brody, y Katz. La dependencia implicó la asistencia y ayuda para realizar alguna de las actividades interrogadas. Los análisis multifactoriales probaron el nexo entre síntomas depresivos y desarrollo de dependencia. RESULTADOS: En 2001, 37.9% mostró síntomas depresivos. En 2003, 6.1 y 12.7% desarrollaron dependencia para al menos una de las actividades básicas (ABVD e instrumentales de la vida diaria (AIVD, respectivamente. En el análisis multivariado, los síntomas depresivos fueron factor de riesgo sólo para dependencia en las AIVD. CONCLUSIONES: Los síntomas depresivos favorecen el desarrollo de dependencia funcional. Es necesario su reconocimiento sistemático durante la evaluación clínica del adulto mayor.OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between depressive symptoms and dependence in activities of daily living. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Participants, aged 70 to 104 (n= 1 880, were evaluated twice (2001 and 2003. Depressive symptoms were established by a modified version of Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale, whereas functional dependence was assessed with Lawton & Brody and Katz scales. Dependence implies the attendance and assistance of another person to accomplish the activity. Multivariate regression analyses were used to determine the effect of depressive symptoms on incident dependence. RESULTS: At baseline, 37.9% had depressive symptoms. After two years, 6.1 and 12.7% developed functional dependence for one or more ADL and IADL, respectively. Multivariate analyses showed that depressive symptoms were a risk factor to the development of functional

  15. Enfermedad arterial periférica en adultos mayores

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    Julio César Fernández Travieso

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La enfermedad arterial periférica junto con la enfermedad coronaria y la cerebrovascular son el resultado del desarrollo de la enfermedad aterotrombótica, por lo cual constituye un importante problema de salud a nivel mundial, y constituye una de las principales causas de morbimortalidad y discapacidad en los adultos mayores. La claudicación intermitente de los miembros inferiores es la forma más frecuente de su presentación clínica. Dado que muchos pacientes se encuentran asintomáticos, esta enfermedad se encuentra frecuentemente infra-diagnosticada y secundariamente, infratratada. Es importante su diagnóstico y tratamiento, ya que la enfermedad arterial periférica se asocia con un incremento de la mortalidad. En este contexto, la medición del índice tobillo-brazo es especialmente útil, ya que permite un diagnóstico precoz de ella. Los Lineamientos de expertos consideran a los antiagregantes plaquetarios como los agentes de primera línea y se mantiene como primera opción la aspirina, mientras que en aquellos casos intolerantes, alérgicos o resistentes a esta se indica clopidogrel. En la presente revisión se aborda brevemente la enfermedad arterial periférica, su fisiopatología, sintomatología y clasificación clínica. Además, se discuten sus factores de riesgo, se enfatiza su control como medida clave en las estrategias de prevención, así como se aborda el adecuado diagnóstico y tratamiento para su manejo. Se concluye que la mejor manera de reducir la morbilidad y mortalidad por enfermedad arterial periférica en los adultos mayores radica en su prevención, control de los factores de riesgo, estilo de vida saludable y su adecuado manejo terapéutico.

  16. Tomografia por emissão de pósitrons com 18F fluordesoxiglicose como exame não invasivo para o diagnóstico de sarcomas primários de artéria pulmonar 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography as a noninvasive method for the diagnosis of primary pulmonary artery sarcoma

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    Olívia Meira Dias

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Os sarcomas de artéria pulmonar são tumores raros e de difícil diagnóstico, simulando frequentemente o tromboembolismo pulmonar crônico. Relatamos dois casos de pacientes do sexo feminino com quadro clínico de dispneia e massas pulmonares associadas a falhas de enchimento na artéria pulmonar em angiotomografia de tórax. A tomografia por emissão de pósitrons com 18F fluordesoxiglicose mostrou hipercaptação das respectivas lesões. O sarcoma de artéria pulmonar foi confirmado posteriormente por exame anatomopatológico. Ressaltamos a importância do uso desse tipo de tomografia como exame não invasivo no auxílio diagnóstico desses tumoresPulmonary artery sarcomas are rare, difficult-to-diagnose tumors that frequently mimic chronic pulmonary thromboembolism. We report the cases of two female patients with clinical signs of dyspnea and lung masses associated with pulmonary artery filling defects on chest CT angiography. We performed 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography, which revealed increased radiotracer uptake in those lesions. Pulmonary artery sarcoma was subsequently confirmed by anatomopathological examination. We emphasize the importance of this type of tomography as a noninvasive method for the diagnosis of these tumors

  17. Coronary artery bypass grafting in a patient with hemophilia B: continuous recombinant factor IX infusion as per the Japanese guidelines for replacement therapy.

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    Suzuki, Tomoyuki; Kawamoto, Shunsuke; Kumagai, Kiichiro; Adachi, Osamu; Kanda, Keisuke; Ishikawa, Masaaki; Okitsu, Yoko; Harigae, Hideo; Kurosawa, Shin; Saiki, Yoshikatsu

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    We herein report our experience of successfully managing the hemostatic system by controlling serum factor IX levels throughout the perioperative period in a patient with hemophilia B. Coronary artery bypass grafting with cardiopulmonary bypass was planned for a 52-year-old man with moderate severity of hemophilia B. During surgery, recombinant factor IX (rFIX; BeneFIX(®) Pfizer Japan inc., Tokyo, Japan) was administered by bolus infusion followed by continuous infusion as per the guidelines of the Japanese Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis. The operative course was uneventful without any considerable bleeding or complications. PMID:25523881

  18. Dolor como factor predictor de depresión en el paciente oncológico: estudio de casos y controles. Estudio D-PRESS

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    J. Carulla

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Valorar la correlación entre dolor oncológico y depresión, determinar la prevalencia de depresión en los grupos de casos y controles, y conocer qué factores de la historia clínica del paciente podrían estar potencialmente asociados a la depresión. Métodos: Estudio observacional, retrospectivo, y multicéntrico. Se recogió información de la historia clínica de pacientes, de al menos 3 meses anteriores al inicio del estudio, de edad ≥ 18 años, que padecían dolor tras el diagnóstico oncológico (EVA ≥ 3 y que cumplimentaron el inventario de depresión de Beck (IDB. Los pacientes se clasificaron como casos y controles en base a la puntuación IDB (≥ 8 y ≤ 7, respectivamente. Resultados: Se incluyó un total de 248 pacientes con una media de edad de 59,0 ± 12,4 años. La media del IDB para el grupo de casos fue 13,1 ± 4,9, y para el grupo control 3,8 ± 2,1. El tiempo medio de supervivencia de los pacientes fue mayor en el grupo control (20,0 meses en comparación con el grupo caso (12 meses; p = 0,0032. En líneas generales, la puntuación del IDB se correlacionó significativamente con la intensidad del dolor en las últimas 24 horas (0,215; p = 0,0007 y con el número de horas de dolor durante las últimas 24 horas (0,170; p = 0,0073. Presentar un estadio tumoral más avanzado fue uno de los factores que aumentó el riesgo de padecer depresión (p = 0,0113. El análisis multivariante demostró el carácter predictivo del cáncer digestivo (p = 0,0454 y del estadio tumoral T (T2 vs T4; p = 0,0039, y T3 vs T4; p = 0,0012 como factores de riesgo de padecer depresión. Conclusiones: De acuerdo a otros estudios previos, existe una clara correlación entre la intensidad de dolor y el estado psicológico del paciente. El potencial predictivo de ciertos factores clínicos (estadío tumoral y ciertos tipos tumorales posibilita la identificación de pacientes oncológicos en riesgo de padecer depresión.

  19. Historia de obesidad como factor asociado al cáncer de mama en pacientes de un hospital público del Perú

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    José Rojas-Camayo

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Realizamos un estudio de casos y controles, en 123 pacientes con diagnóstico de cáncer mamario (casos y 208 pacientes sanas (controles. En la medición se consideró el índice de masa corporal (IMC antiguo (peso promedio de la vida adulta de la persona e IMC actual (peso cuantificado al momento de efectuar la investigación y otros factores de riesgo conocidos. Los IMC antiguos mostraron un riesgo incrementado tanto en mujeres en la premenopausia: sobrepeso OR: 7,29 (IC95%: 1,75 - 30,38 y obesidad OR: 23,43 (IC95%: 2,4 - 229.7; como en mujeres posmenopáusicas: obesidad OR: 3,33 (IC95%: 1,54 - 7,19 y obesidad OR: 6,04 (IC95%: 1,78 - 20,50. Por otro lado, al evaluar el IMC actual, se encontró asociación en las premenopáusicas donde el sobrepeso es un factor protector OR: 0,23 (IC95%: 0,05 - 0,99 y la obesidad no muestra asociación OR: 0,37 (IC95%: 0,08 - 1,8, asimismo, en las posmenopáusicas no se evidenció asociación con el sobrepeso OR: 0,79 (IC95%:0,35 - 1,85 ni con la obesidad OR: 1,19 (IC95%: 0,42 - 3,38. Se concluye que la historia de obesidad está asociada con un incremento de riesgo de cáncer mamario tanto en mujeres premenopáusicas y posmenopáusicas.

  20. El factor de la percepción de control como determinante en la intención de compra de productos ecológicos

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    María Puelles Gallo

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available El papel que pueden desempeñar las cadenas de alimentación minorista en el desarrollo de la categoría de productos ecológicos de alimentación es lo que subyace en este trabajo. Se ha comprobado que la teoría del comportamiento planificado -TPB- (Ajzen, 1988, 1991 es aplicable para la medición de la intención de compra hacia productos ecológicos de alimentación bajo la dualidad Marca de Fabricante (MDF vs. Marca de Distribuidor (MDD, y para la detección y diferenciación de los factores que más influyen en la decisión sobre ambos tipos de marca. Se aportan evidencias sobre cómo determinadas acciones de marketing en el punto de venta pueden ser utilizadas como estímulo a la compra de productos ecológicos. Adicionalmente, se ha comprobado que la TPB es aplicable a la evaluación de las diferencias en la actitud hacia la compra de productos ecológicos bajo MDF y bajo MDD. Los resultados muestran que el factor de percepción de control es fundamental en la determinación del comportamiento de compra de estos productos, poniendo de manifiesto, por ejemplo, que una mayor variedad de productos en los lineales, un precio asequible e información adicional sobre las utilidades y beneficios en el punto de venta pueden influir positivamente en el comportamiento de compra.

  1. Promover en los adolescentes la identificación de sus valores como factores que les protegen de las adicciones: un modelo vivencial centrado en el estudiante

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    María del Pilar GONZÁLEZ FLORES

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En el presente trabajo mostramos una propuesta de intervención surgida de un estudio amplio realizado en la ciudad de Xalapa, Veracruz, México con una muestra representativa de adolescentes no consumidores de sustancias adictivas. Esta propuesta pretende ser una aportación para la identificación y el fortalecimiento de los valores como factor de protección a pesar de la disponibilidad y facilidad de acceso a las drogas en el medio. Diseñamos un programa integral que ayude a los niños y adolescentes no consumidores a mantenerse sin hacer uso de sustancias adictivas, el cual puede ser implementado en las escuelas de educación básica y media. Comprende la fundamentación teórica; destinatarios; objetivos, habilidades, procesos y actitudes a promover; metodología; evaluación; y programa desglosado.ABSTRACT: In this paper we present an intervention offer emerged from a wide study carried out in the city of Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico with a representative sample of non-consumer of addictive substances teenagers. This proposal is intended to be a contribution for the identification and strengthening of values as a protective factor, despite the availability and easy access to drugs in the environment. We designed a comprehensive program that will help non-consumers children and adolescents to maintain themselves without making any use of addictive substances, which could be implemented in basic and media education schools. It includes the fundamental theory; recipients; objectives, abilities, processes and attitudes to promote; methodology; evaluation; and program breakdown.

  2. School as a "protective factor" against drugs: perceptions of adolescents and teachers La escuela como "factor protector" para las drogas: una visión de adolescentes y maestros A escola como "fator de proteção" para drogas: uma visão dos adolescentes e professores

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    María del Carmen García de Jesús

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to discover and describe protective factors regarding the use of drugs, according to teachers and students, aged 14 to 15 years, from a Public Secondary School in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico. This is a descriptive and exploratory study. Data collection was carried out through semi-structure interview and non-participative observation with ten students and five teachers. Three themes resulted from data analysis: school and school's environment: the school does not provide a healthy environment; use of drugs: perceived by both the students and teachers in the institution itself; prevention programs: there are health promotion and prevention programs available at the school. According to the students' and teachers' perceptions, the school represents a risk factor.El presente trabajo tuvo como objetivo conocer y describir los factores protectores en relación con el consumo de drogas, que son considerados por los profesores y alumnos entre 14 y 15 años de edad, de una escuela pública de la ciudad de Santiago de Querétaro, México. Este estudio descriptivo y exploratorio utilizó entrevistas semi-estructuradas y observación no participativa, las cuales fueron aplicadas a 10 alumnos y 5 profesores. Del análisis de los datos surgen tres temáticas: escuela y ambiente escolar: la escuela no favorece un ambiente escolar saludable; consumo de drogas: se observa que tanto los alumnos y maestros consumen drogas en la institución; programas de prevención: la escuela tiene programas de prevención y promoción a la salud, pero no alcanzan a todos los alumnos. Los resultados refieren que la escuela es un factor de riesgo según la visión de profesores y alumnos.O objetivo deste trabalho foi conhecer e descrever os fatores de proteção em relação ao consumo de drogas, considerado por professores e adolescentes, entre 14 e 15 anos de idade, de uma Escola Pública Secundária na cidade de Santiago de Querétaro, México. Este estudo

  3. Platelet activating factors are associated with depressive symptoms in coronary artery disease patients: a hypothesis-generating study

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    Full Text Available Graham Mazereeuw,1,2,4 Nathan Herrmann,1,5 Hongbin Xu,3,4 Alexandre P Blanchard,3,4 Daniel Figeys,3,4 Paul I Oh,6 Steffany AL Bennett,3,4 Krista L Lanctôt1,2,4–61Hurvitz Brain Sciences Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, 2Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 3Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology and Neural Regeneration Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, 4CIHR  Training Program in Neurodegenerative Lipidomics, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, 5Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 6UHN Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, ON, CanadaIntroduction: Depression is a frequent complication of coronary artery disease (CAD with an unknown etiology. Platelet activating factor (PAF lipids, which are associated with CAD, have recently been linked with novel proposed etiopathological mechanisms for depression such as inflammation, oxidative/nitrosative stress, and vascular endothelial dysfunction.Methods and results: This hypothesis-generating study investigated the relationships between various PAF species and depressive symptoms in 26 CAD patients (age: 60.6±9.2 years, 69% male, mean Hamilton Depression Rating Scale [HAM-D] score: 11.8±5.2, HAM-D range: 3–20. Plasma PAF analyses were performed using high performance liquid chromatography electrospray ionization mass spectrometry in precursor ion scan. Significant associations between depressive symptom severity (HAM-D score and a greater plasma abundance of the PAFs phosphocholine (PC PC(O-12:0/2:0 (r=0.49, P=0.01, PC(O-14:1/2:0 (r=0.43, P=0.03, PC(O-17:3/2:0 (r=0.44, P=0.04, and PC(O-18:3/2:0 (r=0.50, P=0.01 were observed. Associations between those PAFs and HAM-D score persisted after adjusting for age and sex.Conclusion: These

  4. Comparison of common carotid artery intima-media thickness between Brazilian Euro-descendants and Afro-descendants with atherosclerosis risk factors

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    Ivan Benaduce Casella

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To compare common carotid intima-media thickness (IMT between the two major Brazilian ethnic groups (those of African descent and those of European descent among individuals with one or more risk factors for atherosclerotic disease. METHOD: Two hundred and six patients with one or more risk factors for atherosclerotic disease were evaluated in a cross-sectional study in which their clinical, ethnic and Demographic characteristics were collected. All patients underwent duplex ultrasound examination of their carotid vessels to obtain IMT measurements. RESULTS: One hundred and fifty-three patients (74.3% had a carotid IMT greater than 1.0 mm at one or more point of measurement in at least one common carotid artery. There was a significant correlation between older age and mean carotid wall thickness (R=0.479 / P<0.01. Multivariate analysis identified male sex, arterial hypertension and older age as variables associated with increased IMT (P<0.05 for all variables. When IMT was compared between the two ethnic groups in this study, no significant differences were noted. Euro-descendants and Afro-descendants had similar IMT values, even when the groups were stratified by degree of IMT (normal vs. increased and presence of stroke and/or transient ischemic attack (yes vs. no. CONCLUSIONS: The risk factors associated with increased common carotid artery IMT in Brazilian individuals are similar to those in previously described populations. No differences were observed between the two main Brazilian ethnic groups. Longitudinal studies are required for a better evaluation of the incidence, etiologic factors and evolution of carotid intimomedial thickening in this population.

  5. A comunicação não-verbal enquanto fator iatrogênico La comunicación noverbal como factor iatrogénico Nonverbal communication as an iatrogenic factor

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    Monica Martins Trovo de Araújo

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available O estudo teve como objetivo verificar se os enfermeiros identificam situações nas quais os aspectos não-verbais da comunicação interpessoal entre profissionais de saúde e pacientes constituem fator iatrogênico. Os dados foram coletados por meio de entrevista semi-estruturada com oito enfermeiros e analisados segundo a metodologia de análise de conteúdo. Do discurso dos profissionais emergiram três categorias, que evidenciam a percepção da iatrogenia, suas conseqüências e características e a interrelação entre a linguagem não-verbal e o cuidado.El estudio tuvo como objetivo chequear si las enfermeras identifican situaciones en las cuales los aspectos noverbales de la comunicación interpersonal entre los profesionales de la salud y los pacientes, constituyen factor iatrogénico. Los datos habían sido recogidos por medio de entrevistas mitad estructuradas con ocho enfermeras y analizadas de acuerdo con la metodología del análisis del contenido. Del discurso de los profesionales tres categorías habían emergido, que evidencian el factor iatrogénico, sus resultados y características y la interrelación entre la lengua no-verbal y el cuidado.The current study has the purpose of verifying if nurses are able to identify situations in which the nonverbal aspects of interpersonal communication between health professionals and patients constitute an iatrogenic factor. The data were collected through semistructured interviews with eight nurses and were analyzed according to the content analysis methodology. Three categories appeared from the professional discourses, and these categories make evident the perception of iatrogenesis, its consequences and characteristics and the interrelation between non-verbal language and nursing care.

  6. Estudo comparativo entre efedrina e etilefrina como vasopressor para correção da hipotensão arterial materna em cesarianas eletivas com raquianestesia Estudio comparativo entre efedrina y etilefrina como vasopresor para correción de la hipotensión materna en cesáreas electivas con raquianestesia Ephedrine and etilefrine as vasopressor to correct maternal arterial hypotension during elective cesarean section under spinal anesthesia. Comparative study

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    Sérgio D. Belzarena

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A efedrina é o vasopressor mais utilizado em obstetrícia e a etilefrina é muito usada em anestesia regional. O objetivo deste estudo foi comparar a efedrina com a etilefrina para correção de hipotensão arterial materna durante raquianestesia para cesariana eletiva. MÉTODO: Foram estudadas 120 gestantes divididas de forma aleatoria em dois grupos iguais. Todas receberam raquianestesia com bupivacaína, fentanil e morfina. Foi medida a pressão arterial não-invasiva e a freqüência cardíaca. Os recém-nascidos foram avaliados com o índice de Apgar. A incidência de hipotensão arterial, a quantidade de vasopressor necessária para correção e os efeitos adversos foram anotados. RESULTADOS: Ocorreu hipotensão arterial materna com freqüência nos dois grupos, sendo 68% do grupo etilefrina e 63% do grupo efedrina. Na maioria das gestantes foi corrigida com a primeira dose do vasopressor, sem diferença entre os grupos (66% etilefrina, 58% efedrina. A hipotensão arterial necessitou de duas ou mais doses de vasopressor para ser corrigida ou houve hipertensão reativa em poucas pacientes (24% e 10% do grupo etilefrina e 34% e 8% do grupo efedrina, respectivamente sem diferença estatística significativa. Não houve diferença nos efeitos adversos e nos testes dos recém-nascidos. CONCLUSÕES: Com o método de administração empregado e com as doses de vasopressor selecionadas não houve diferença entre a efedrina e a etilefrina quando utilizadas para corrigir a hipotensão arterial materna em cesarianas com raquianestesia.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La efedrina es el vasopresor más utilizado en obstetricia y la etilefrina es muy usada en anestesia regional. El objetivo de este estudio fue el de comparar la efedrina con la etilefrina para la corrección de la hipotensión arterial materna durante raquianestesia para cesárea electiva. MÉTODO: Se estudiaron 120 embarazadas divididas aleatoriamente en dos

  7. The role of tumor necrosis factor-α and TNF-α receptors in cerebral arteries following cerebral ischemia in rat

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    Chen Qing-Wen

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α is a pleiotropic pro-inflammatory cytokine, which is rapidly upregulated in the brain after injury. TNF-α acts by binding to its receptors, TNF-R1 (p55 and TNF-R2 (p75, on the cell surface. The aim of this study was first to investigate if there is altered expression of TNF-α and TNF-α receptors in cerebral artery walls following global or focal ischemia, and after organ culture. Secondly, we asked if the expression was regulated via activation of the MEK-ERK1/2 pathway. Methods The hypothesis was tested in vivo after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH and middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO, and in vitro by organ culture of isolated cerebral arteries. The localization and amount of TNF-α, TNF-α receptor 1 and 2 proteins were analysed by immunohistochemistry and western blot after 24 and 48 h of organ culture and at 48 h following SAH or MCAO. In addition, cerebral arteries were incubated for 24 or 48 h in the absence or presence of a B-Raf inhibitor (SB386023-b, a MEK- inhibitor (U0126 or an NF-κB inhibitor (IMD-0354, and protein expression evaluated. Results Immunohistochemistry revealed enhanced expression of TNF-α, TNF-R1 and TNF-R2 in the walls of cerebral arteries at 48 h after MCAO and SAH compared with control. Co-localization studies showed that TNF-α, TNF-R1 and TNF-R2 were primarily localized to the cell membrane and the cytoplasm of the smooth muscle cells (SMC. There was, in addition, some expression of TNF-R2 in the endothelial cells. Immunohistochemistry and western blot analysis showed that these proteins were upregulated after 24 and 48 h in culture, and this upregulation reached an apparent maximum at 48 h of organ culture. Treatment with U0126 significantly reduced the enhanced SMC expression of TNF-α, TNF-R1 and TNF-R2 immunoreactivities after 24 and 48 h of organ culture. The Raf and NF-κB inhibitors significantly reduced organ culture induced TNF-α expression

  8. Fatores de risco para doença arterial coronariana em pacientes admitidos em unidade de hemodinâmica Factores de riesgo para enfermedad arterial coronaria en pacientes de una unidad de hemodinamia Risk factors for coronary artery disease in patients admitted in hemodynamics unit

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    Maria Karolina Echer Ferreira Feijó

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O estudo transversal objetivou identificar os fatores de risco (FR para doença arterial coronariana (DAC em pacientes submetidos a procedimentos cardíacos em unidade de hemodinâmica. Incluíram-se 302 pacientes com idade de 62±11 anos, predominantemente brancos 270 (89% e do sexo masculino 172 (57%. O FR de maior prevalência foi o sedentarismo 227 (75%, seguido de hipertensão 220 (73%, dislipidemia 150 (50,5%, obesidade 87 (29%, diabetes mellitus 81 (27%, tabagismo 77 (25,5%, consumo de álcool 67 (22% e alimentação pobre em frutas e verduras 15 (5%. A correlação entre o número de FR e as variáveis - escolaridade, renda, idade, estado civil, atividade profissional e sexo -, além do número de procedimentos a que foram submetidos, comparado àqueles que apresentavam número superior a cinco FR para DAC, não foi significativa; no entanto, existe uma associação positiva, reforçando a importância de estratégias que visem à diminuição ou eliminação dos FR modificáveis.Estudio transversal cuyo objetivo fue evaluar la prevalencia de factores de riesgo (FR para enfermedad arterial coronaria (EAC en pacientes sometidos a procedimientos cardíacos en una unidad de hemodinamia. Se incluyeron 302 pacientes de 62±11 años, predominantemente blancos (270, 89% y de sexo masculino (172, 57%. El FR más prevalente fue sedentarismo (227, 75%, seguido de hipertensión (220, 73%, dislipidemia (150, 50.5%, obesidad (87, 29%, diabetes mellitus (81, 27%, tabaquismo (77, 25.5%, consumo de alcohol (67, 22% y alimentación pobre en frutas y verduras (15, 5%. La correlación entre el número de FR y las variables analizadas (escolaridad, salario mínimo, edad, estado civil, actividad profesional y sexo, además del número de procedimientos a los que fueron sometidos comparados con aquellos que presentaban más que cinco FR para EAC, no fue significativo; sin embargo, existe una asociación positiva, reforzando la importancia de estrategias que

  9. La educación como factor disuasorio en la reincidencia de la conducta delictiva en menores/The education as an inhibitory factor of minor’s criminal behavior

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    José Manuel Rojas Cervantes

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    Full Text Available La violencia en nuestro país, presenta una tendencia definida de crecimiento, abarcando cada vez más sectores de la población y afectando la percepción que tenemos los mexicanos de nuestra dinámica social. Los menores se involucran en conductas antisociales y comportamientos delictivos con una frecuencia significativamente más alta al paso de los años. Ante este escenario, el presente artículo documenta una intervención realizada en Comunidades para Adolescentes del DF (antes tutelar para menores, que fundamenta una reflexión documental sobre cómo influye como la educación formal y el proyecto de vida de 22 miembros de esta comunidad como factor que disuada la reincidencia de este tipo de comportamientos. Encontrando que si existe influencia significativa en la relación de variables en la parte experimental, y sugiriendo alternativas de tratamiento penitenciario ambulatorio para poder solventar las carencias del sistema penitenciario en general.

  10. Factores de riesgo como pronóstico de padecer cáncer de mama en un estado de México Risk factors in the development of breast cancer, state of mexico

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    M.ª J. Aguilar Cordero

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    Full Text Available Introducción: El cáncer de mama es una de las patología más frecuentes de la mujer y con gran impacto en la sociedad. Los factores de riesgo más estudiados han sido los hormonales, los genéticos y los ambientales, aunque también los hábitos tóxicos, el sobrepeso y la obesidad; como factores protectores, por el contrario, la lactancia materna y la actividad física. Objetivo: Conocer los factores de riesgo de las mujeres con cáncer de mama en nuestro grupo de estudio. Material y métodos: Se realizó un estudio de casos y controles en 115 mujeres diagnosticadas con cáncer de mama y en 115 mujeres sanas que acudieron al centro Oncológico de ISSEMyM en el periodo enero-diciembre del año 2011. Se recogieron datos sobre la historia familiar de cáncer, de los antecedentes personales, así como de los estilos de vida y de la determinación del Índice de Masa Corporal (IMC. El riesgo fue estimado con modelos multivariados de regresión logística y chi cuadrada. Resultados: Se encontró un riesgo mayor de padecer cáncer de mama a las mujeres con sobrepeso y obesidad, que no desarrollaban ejercicio alguno y con un menor índice de lactancia materna. No se encontraron diferencias significativas entre el cáncer de mama y los hábitos tóxicos. Conclusiones: En nuestro estudio, el cáncer de mama se relaciona con el sobrepeso, la obesidad y la inactividad física. La lactancia materna, practicada durante los primeros meses de vida del bebé, se manifestó como un factor protector de padecer esta enfermedad.Introduction: Breast cancer is one of the most frequent diseases in women today, and its social impact is devastating. The risk factors focused on in recent research are mainly hormonal, genetic, and environmental though toxic habits, overweight, and obesity have also been studied. In contrast, protective factors against breast cancer include breastfeeding and daily exercise. Objective: To ascertain the risk factors for the women with

  11. EL PRINCIPIO DE VARIABILIDAD COMO FACTOR DETERMINANTE EN LA TÁCTICA INDIVIDUAL DEL SAQUE EN VOLEIBOL MASCULINO DE NIVEL INTERNACIONAL

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    La investigación en el voleibol masculino de alto nivel en los últimos años otorga al saque una gran importancia en la evolución de este deporte. La técnica de saque empleada se revela como un factor decisivo, sin embargo no conocemos si el rendimiento de esta acción se mantiene de manera uniforme o varía conforme transcurre el encuentro. De este modo el objetivo del presente estudio es conocer la evolución del rendimiento en el transcurso de la competición, diferenciando las mediciones por sets.
    Se tomó como población objeto de estudio a los jugadores de los Juegos Olímpicos de Atlanta en 1996, último acontecimiento de la máxima relevancia en el voleibol internacional. Un total de doce equipos nacionales masculinos, confrontados en 42 encuentros, distribuidos en 149 sets. Para seleccionar la muestra se recurrió a 33 sets de la competición masculina, de entre 14 encuentros, de los que se registraron 2030 casos de cambio de saque.
    Se encontró que la variable set influye, de manera altamente significativa, en el rendimiento de recepción, lo que nos sugiere determinadas exigencias en el planteamiento estratégico del saque.
    PALABRAS CLAVE: voleibol, saque, recepción, alto rendimiento, variabilidad.

     

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    The research in male volleyball of high level in the last years grants to serve a great importance in the evolution of this sport. The technique of serving employee is revealed as a decisive factor, however we don’t know if the performance of this action stays in an uniform way or it varies as the encounter lapses. In this way the objective of the present study is to know the evolution of the performance in the course of the competition

  12. Is MTHFR polymorphism a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease like APOE? Polimorfismo da MTHFR é um fator de risco para demência de Alzheimer como APOE?

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    Liana Lisboa Fernandez

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The role of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR gene polymorphisms as risk factors for the occurence of Alzheimer's disease (AD is still controversial: OBJECTIVE: To verify the association between MTHFR and apolipoprotein E (APOE polymorphisms and Alzheimer's disease. METHOD: This work was conducted as a case-control study. Cases included thirty patients with probable AD. Controls were constituted by 29 individuals without dementia according to neuropsychological tests paired to age, sex, race and educational level. DNA was isolated from peripheral leukocytes of anticoagulated venous blood. Genotyping of APOE and MTHFR were performed by DNA amplification and digestion. The frequences of APOE and MTHFR genotypes were submitted by chi-square test corrected by Fisher test; the APOE genotypes, to chi-square linear tendency test and the frequences of MTHFR mutant and AD, by stratificated anlysis adjust by Mantel-Haenszel method. RESULTS: There was significant difference about APOE4 and APOE2 in the groups. (p=0.002 The odds ratio increased exponentially with the increased number of E4 allele (chi2 linear tendency test. No significant difference was detected on MTHFR genotypes in both case and control groups. CONCLUSION: The APOE4 is a risk factor and demonstrated a dose-depenent effect while APOE2 allele conferred a protection to AD. The MTHFR mutation had no correlation with AD.INTRODUÇÃO: O papel do polimorfismo do gene da metilenotetrahidrofolato redutase (MTHFR como um fator de risco para demência de Alzheimer (DA é controverso ainda. OBJETIVO: Verificar a associação entre os polimorfismos da MTHFR e apolipoproteína E (APOE e DA. MÉTODO: O trabalho foi conduzido como um estudo caso-controle. Trinta pacientes com DA provável foram incluídos no grupo caso. Vinte e nove indivíduos sem demência comprovadas por testes neuropsicológicos, emparelhados pela idade, sexo, cor e nível educacional constituíram o grupo

  13. Differential Expression of Three Hypoxia-inducible Factor-α Subunits in Pulmonary Arteries of Rat with Hypoxia-induced Hypertension

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    Qi-Fang LI; Ai-Guo DAI

    2005-01-01

    Hypoxia inducible transcription factor (HIF)-1α plays an important role in the development of hypoxic pulmonary hypertension, but little is known about HIF-2α and HIF-3α with respect to transcriptional regulation by hypoxia. To examine the expression patterns of all HIF-α subunits (HIF-1α, HIF-2α and HIF-3α) in pulmonary arteries of rats undergoing systemic hypoxia, five groups of healthy male Wistar rats were exposed to normoxia (N) and hypoxia for 3 (H3), 7 (H7), 14 (H14) and 21 (H21) d respectively. Mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP), vessel morphometry and right ventricular hypertrophy index were measured. Lungs were inflation fixed for immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization, and homogenized for Western blot. mPAP increased significantly after 7 d of hypoxia [(18.4±0.4) vs. (14.4±0.4) mmHg, H7 vs.N], reached its peak after 14 d of hypoxia, then remained stable. Pulmonary artery remodeling and right ventricular hypertrophy developed significantly after 14 d of hypoxia. During normoxia, HIF-1 α and HIF-3α staining were slightly positive regarding mRNA levels. A substantial alteration of HIF-1 α and HIF-3α staining occurred in pulmonary arteries after 14 d and 7 d of hypoxia, respectively, but HIF-2α stainin g showed an inversed trend after 14 d of hypoxia. Protein levels of all HIF-α subunits except HIF-3α showed a marked increase corresponding to the duration of hypoxia, which was obtained by Western blot. Our study found that HIF-1 α, HIF-2α and HIF-3α may not only confer different target genes, but also play key pathogenetic roles in hypoxic-induced pulmonary hypertension.

  14. Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1 Alpha Correlates the Expression ofHeme Oxygenase 1 Gene in Pulmonary Arteries of Ratwith Hypoxia-induced Pulmonary Hypertension

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    Qi-FangLI; Ai-GuoDAI

    2004-01-01

    AbstractTo test the hypothesis that hypoxia inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF-1α)up-regulated theexpression of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) gene in pulmonary arteries of rats with hypoxia-induced pulmonaryhypertension, 8 male Wistar rats in each of 5 groups were exposed to hypoxia for 0, 3, 7, 14 or 21 d, respectively.Mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP), vessel morphometry and right ventricle hypertrophy index weremeasured. Lungs were inflation fixed for immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization; frozen for latermeasurement of HO-1 enzyme activity, mPAP increased significantly after 7 d of hypoxia [(18.4 ± 0.4)mmHg, P<0.05], reaching its peak after 14 d of hypoxia, then remained stable. Pulmonary artery remodeling became to develop significantly after 14 d of hypoxia. HIF-1αprotein in control was poorly positive (0.05 ±0.01), but was up-regulated in pulmonary arterial tunica intima of all hypoxic rats. In pulmonary arterialtunica media, the levels of HIF-la protein were markedly up-regulated after 3 d and 7 d of hypoxia(0.20±0.02; 0.22 ± 0.02, P<0.05), then declined after 14 d and 21 d of hypoxia. HIF-mRNA stainingwas poorly positive in control, hypoxia for 3 and 7 d, but enhanced significantly after 14 d of hypoxia(0.20±0.02, P<0.05), then remained stable. HO-1 protein increased after 7 d of hypoxia (0.10±0.01,P<0.05), reaching its peak after 14 d of hypoxia (0.21 0.02, P<0.05), then remained stable. HO-1 mRNA increased after 3 d of hypoxia, reaching its peak after 7 d of hypoxia (0.17 ± 0.01, P<0.05), then declined.Linear correlation analysis showed that HIF-lα mRNA, HO-1 protein and mPAP were associatedwith pulmonary remodeling. HIF-1 α protein (tunica intima) was conversely correlated with HIF-1α mRNA(r=0.921, P<0.01), HO-1 protein was conversely correlated with HIF-1α protein (tunica intima)(r=0.821, P<0.01 ). HIF-1αand HO-1 were both involved in the pathogenesis of hypoxia-induced pulmonaryhypertension in rat. Hypoxia inducible factor-1 alpha

  15. Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1 Alpha Correlates the Expression of Heme Oxygenase 1 Gene in Pulmonary Arteries of Rat with Hypoxia-induced Pulmonary Hypertension

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    Qi-Fang LI; Ai-Guo DAI

    2004-01-01

    To test the hypothesis that hypoxia inducible factor-1 alph (HIF-la) up-regulated theexpression ofheme oxygenase-1(HO-1) gene in pulmonary arteries of rats with hypoxia-induced pulmonaryhypertension, 8 male Wistar rats in each of 5 groups were exposed to hypoxia for 0, 3, 7, 14 or 21d, respectively.Mean pulmonary arterial pressure(mPAP), vessel morphometry and right ventricle hypertrophy index weremeasured. Lungs were inflation fixed for immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization; frozen for latermeasurement of HO-1 enzyme activity, mPAP increased significantly after 7d of hypoxia [(18.4±0.4)mmHg, P<0.05], reaching its peak after 14d of hypoxia, then remained stable. Pulmonary artery remodelingbecame to develop significantly after 14d ofhypoxia. H1F-1α protein in control was poorly positive (0.05±0.01), but was up-regulated in pulmonary arterial tunica intima of all hypoxic rats. In pulmonary arterialtunica media, the levels of HIF-lα protein were markedly up-regulated after 3d and 7d of hypoxia(0.20±0.02; 0.22±0.02, P<0.05), then declined after 14d and 21d of hypoxia. HIF-1a mRNA stainingwas poorly positive in control, hypoxia for 3 and 7d, but enhanced significantly after 14d of hypoxia(0.20±0.02, P<0.05), then remained stable. HO-1 protein increased after 7d of hypoxia (0.10±0.01,P<0.05), reaching its peak after 14d ofhypoxia (0.21±0.02, P<0.05), then remained stable. HO-1 mRNAincreased after 3d of hypoxia, reaching its peak after 7d of hypoxia (0.17±0.01, P<0.05), then declined.Linear correlation analysis showed that HIF-la mRNA, HO-1 protein and mPAP were associatedwith pulmonary remodeling. HIF-1α protein (tunica intima) was conversely correlated with HIF-1a mRNA(r=0.921, P<0.01), HO-1 protein was conversely correlated with HIF-lα protein (tunica intima)(r=0.821, P<0.01). HIF-1α and HO-1 were both involved in the pathogenesis of hypoxia-induced pulmonaryhypertension in rat. Hypoxia inducible factor-1 alpha correlated the

  16. Purinergic P2Y2 Receptor Control of Tissue Factor Transcription in Human Coronary Artery Endothelial Cells: NEW AP-1 TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR SITE AND NEGATIVE REGULATOR.

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    Liu, Yiwei; Zhang, Lingxin; Wang, Chuan; Roy, Shama; Shen, Jianzhong

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    We recently reported that the P2Y2 receptor (P2Y2R) is the predominant nucleotide receptor expressed in human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAEC) and that P2Y2R activation by ATP or UTP induces dramatic up-regulation of tissue factor (TF), a key initiator of the coagulation cascade. However, the molecular mechanism of this P2Y2R-TF axis remains unclear. Here, we report the role of a newly identified AP-1 consensus sequence in the TF gene promoter and its original binding components in P2Y2R regulation of TF transcription. Using bioinformatics tools, we found that a novel AP-1 site at -1363 bp of the human TF promoter region is highly conserved across multiple species. Activation of P2Y2R increased TF promoter activity and mRNA expression in HCAEC. Truncation, deletion, and mutation of this distal AP-1 site all significantly suppressed TF promoter activity in response to P2Y2R activation. EMSA and ChIP assays further confirmed that upon P2Y2R activation, c-Jun, ATF-2, and Fra-1, but not the typical c-Fos, bound to the new AP-1 site. In addition, loss-of-function studies using siRNAs confirmed a positive transactivation role of c-Jun and ATF-2 but unexpectedly revealed a strong negative role of Fra-1 in P2Y2R-induced TF up-regulation. Furthermore, we found that P2Y2R activation promoted ERK1/2 phosphorylation through Src, leading to Fra-1 activation, whereas Rho/JNK mediated P2Y2R-induced activation of c-Jun and ATF-2. These findings reveal the molecular basis for P2Y G protein-coupled receptor control of endothelial TF expression and indicate that targeting the P2Y2R-Fra-1-TF pathway may be an attractive new strategy for controlling vascular inflammation and thrombogenicity associated with endothelial dysfunction.

  17. Impaired autonomic regulation of resistance arteries in mice with low vascular endothelial growth factor or upon vascular endothelial growth factor trap delivery

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    Storkebaum, Erik; Ruiz de Almodovar, Carmen; Meens, Merlijn;

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Control of peripheral resistance arteries by autonomic nerves is essential for the regulation of blood flow. The signals responsible for the maintenance of vascular neuroeffector mechanisms in the adult, however, remain largely unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Here, we report that VEGF( ...

  18. Polymorphism of the CD36 Gene and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease Manifested at a Young Age

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    Rać, Monika Ewa; Suchy, Janina; Kurzawski, Grzegorz; Kurlapska, Agnieszka; Safranow, Krzysztof; Rać, Michał; Sagasz-Tysiewicz, Dagmara; Krzystolik, Andrzej; Poncyljusz, Wojciech; Jakubowska, Katarzyna; Olszewska, Maria; Krupa, Beata; Chlubek, Dariusz

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    This study investigates potential associations between CD36 gene variants and the presence of risk factors in Caucasians with coronary artery disease (CAD) manifested at a young age. The study group consisted of 90 patients; the men were ≤ 50 years old and the women were ≤ 55 years old. Amplicons of exons 4 and 5 including fragments of introns were analyzed by DHPLC. Two polymorphisms were found: IVS3-6 T/C (rs3173798) and IVS4-10 G/A (rs3211892). The C allele of the IVS3-6 T/C polymorphism w...

  19. Metabolic Syndrome-Associated Risk Factors and High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein Independently Predict Arterial stiffness in 9903 Subjects With and Without Chronic Kidney Disease

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    Tsai, Sung-Sheng; Lin, Yu-Sheng; Lin, Chia-Pin; Hwang, Jawl-Shan; Wu, Lung-Sheng; Chu, Pao-Hsien

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    Abstract Metabolic syndrome (MS), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are related to cardiovascular diseases. Although MS is common in CKD subjects, the contribution of MS-associated risk factors and hs-CRP to arterial stiffness in CKD has not been well studied. In this cross-sectional cohort study, we enrolled 9903 subjects who underwent brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) measurements from our database of Health Care Center. CKD was defined ...

  20. The role of tumor necrosis factor-α and TNF-α receptors in cerebral arteries following cerebral ischemia in rat

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    Maddahi, Aida; Kruse, Lars S; Chen, Qing-Wen;

    2011-01-01

    Tumour necrosis factor-a (TNF-a) is a pleiotropic pro-inflammatory cytokine, which is rapidly upregulated in the brain after injury. TNF-a acts by binding to its receptors, TNF-R1 (p55) and TNF-R2 (p75), on the cell surface. The aim of this study was first to investigate if there is altered expre...... expression of TNF-a and TNF-a receptors in cerebral artery walls following global or focal ischemia, and after organ culture. Secondly, we asked if the expression was regulated via activation of the MEK-ERK1/2 pathway....

  1. The role of tumor necrosis factor-α and TNF-α receptors in cerebral arteries following cerebral ischemia in rat

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    Maddahi, Aida; Kruse, Lars S; Chen, Qing-Wen;

    2011-01-01

    Tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) is a pleiotropic pro-inflammatory cytokine, which is rapidly upregulated in the brain after injury. TNF-α acts by binding to its receptors, TNF-R1 (p55) and TNF-R2 (p75), on the cell surface. The aim of this study was first to investigate if there is altered expre...... expression of TNF-α and TNF-α receptors in cerebral artery walls following global or focal ischemia, and after organ culture. Secondly, we asked if the expression was regulated via activation of the MEK-ERK1/2 pathway....

  2. KCNA5 gene is not confirmed as a systemic sclerosis-related pulmonary arterial hypertension genetic susceptibility factor

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    Bossini-Castillo, L.; Simeón, Carmen P.; Beretta, L; Broen, Jasper C.; Vonk, Madelon C; Callejas-Rubio, J. L.; Carreira, P; Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Luis; García-Portales, Rosa; González-Gay, M. A.; Castellví, I.; Camps, M T; Tolosa, Carlos; Vicente-Rabaneda, Esther; Egurbide, M V

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    Introduction: Potassium voltage-gated channel shaker-related subfamily member 5 (KCNA5) is implicated in vascular tone regulation, and its inhibition during hypoxia produces pulmonary vasoconstriction. Recently, a protective association of the KCNA5 locus with systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) was reported. Hence, the aim of this study was to replicate these findings in an independent multicenter Caucasian SSc cohort. Methods: The 2,343 SSc cases...

  3. An abdominal aortic calcification as a RISK FACTOR FOR cardio -cerebral events in patients with peripheral arterial

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    V. A. Zelinskiy

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. The patients with abdominal aortic calcification have a high risk of cardiocerebral events, but the pathways of them have not been reported so far. The goal of our study was to assess the structure and function of myocardium and to determine the morphological features of carotid artery atherosclerosis in patients with abdominal aortic calcification.Materials and methods. A total of 167 executive patients with peripheral arterial disease were enrolled in study. The study group included 85 patients with abdominal aortic calcification (men – 95.3 %; age median was – 66.6 ± 12. Control group included 82 patients without objective signs of abdominal aortic calcification. Abdominal aortic calcification was detected by CT imaging. All patients have undergone echocardiography and duplex scanning of carotid arteries.Results. Prevalence and severity of ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease were statistically significant higher in patients with abdominal aortic calcification (91.7, 65.8 % vs. 67, 37.3 % (р < 0.01. We have found statistically significant differences between groupsin heart structure and function. A high left ventricular wall thickness (р < 0.01, left atrium dilation (р < 0.01 and enhanced of left ventricular mass (р < 0.05, ejection fraction reduction (р < 0.05 and more common diastolic dysfunction (р < 0.05 were determined inpatients with abdominal aortic calcification. An intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery was significantly higher in study group patients (1.38 ± 0.07 mm vs. 1.14 ± 0.06 mm (р < 0.001.Conclusion. Our findings suggested that abdominal aortic calcification is main reason of hypertrophy and dilation in the left heart due to enhanced peripheral resistance. Hypertrophy and dilation in the left heart is provided a high risk of cardiovascular events in patients withabdominal aortic calcification.

  4. 下肢动脉疾病危险因素研究现状%Study status on risk factors of lower extremity arterial disease

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    尹彦亮; 沈彦明

    2012-01-01

    Lower extremity arterial disease in the elderly has become a common disease, and slow progress of lower extremity arterial disease, longer duration, its risk factors contribute to the early high-risk groups to take preventive measures to avoid the serious consequences from occurring. And what are the factors promoting the development of LEAD play the more important role were not yet clear. The article from the smoking, hypertension, diabetes, blood lipids and other aspects-review the risk factors LEAD.%下肢动脉疾病已成为中老年人常见的疾病,而下肢动脉疾病进展慢,病程长,对其相关危险因素的研究有助于使高危人群早期采取预防措施,避免其严重后果的发生.而哪些因素在促进LEAD的发展中起到更加重要的作用,尚未明确.本文主要从吸烟、高血压、糖尿病、血脂等方面对LEAD的危险因素研究现状作一综述.

  5. Delayed Presentation of a Carotid Artery Dissection Following Blunt Trauma in a Young Adult with Minimal Risk Factors.

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    Talburt, Jason; Cayton, Steward T; Alwood, Shannon; Musso, Mandi

    2016-01-01

    A 22-year-old woman presented to the emergency department (ED) after suffering injuries as a restrained driver in a head-on motor vehicle accident. Upon presentation to the ED, her Glasgow Coma Score (GCS) was 15. A computed tomography (CT) of the head and neck was negative. She was taken to surgery for orthopedic injuries. Recovery from general anesthesia was somewhat prolonged due to somnolence. Roughly two hours after transfer, her family noticed that she was not moving her left arm. Trauma staff noted she had a new left hemiparesis. She was promptly taken for a repeat head CT which showed a dense area of ischemia in her right cerebral hemisphere, in the distribution of the right middle cerebral artery (MCA). A CT angiogram of the head and neck revealed a large dissection of the right carotid artery below the level of C2-C3, complete occlusion of the right internal carotid artery beginning 2 cm superior to the bifurcation, and developing cerebral edema with subsequent leftward shift. PMID:27159489

  6. Sangrado transvaginal durante el embarazo, como factor de riesgo para isoinmunización al antígeno Rhesus-D Transvaginal bleeding during pregnancy associated with Rhesus-D isoimmunization

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    Edgar Hernández-Andrade; José Roberto Ahued-Ahued

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    OBJETIVO: Evaluar el sangrado transvaginal en cualquier etapa del embarazo como factor de riesgo para la sensibilización al antígeno eritrocitario Rhesus-D en mujeres previamente no isoinmunizadas (Rh(-)NI), como una alternativa para la aplicación rutinaria de gama-globulina anti-D a la semana 28 de gestación. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Estudio de casos y controles consecutivos, efectuado en el Instituto Nacional de Perinatología de la Ciudad de México, en el periodo de 1995 a 2001.Casos (n=24), pac...

  7. Hábitos de saúde e fatores de risco em pacientes hipertensos Habitos de salud y factores de riesgo en pacientes con hipertensión arterial Health habits and risk factors in hypertensive patients

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    Janete Pessuto Simonetti

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos deste estudo foram realizar um levantamento dos hábitos de saúde relacionados aos fatores de risco em indivíduos hipertensos hospitalizados e identificar o conhecimento dessa clientela quanto à importância do controle desses fatores para a hipertensão arterial. Foram entrevistados 32 hipertensos que se encontravam hospitalizados em uma unidade de internação clínica de um hospital escola. Apesar de a clientela referir que controlava alguns dos fatores de risco para a hipertensão arterial e de saber da importância desse controle, a elevação da pressão arterial manteve-se mesmo durante a hospitalização, e a maioria, tinha comprometimento de órgãos-alvo. Há a necessidade de buscarmos medidas educativas que conduzam às mudanças no estilo de vida dessas pessoas para que haja o controle dos fatores de risco e da evolução da doença.Los objetivos del presente trabajo fueron realizar uno levantamiento de los hábitos de salud relacionados con los factores de riesgo en pacientes con hipertensión arterial hospitalizados e identificar el conocimiento de las personas en relación con la importancia del control de los factores para la hipertensión arterial. Fueron interrogadas 32 personas con hipertensión arterial que estaban hospitalizadas en una unidad de hospitalización clínica. A pesar de la clientela referir que controlaba algunos de los factores de riesgo para la hipertensión y saber de la importancia del control, la elevación de la presión arterial se mantuvo aún durante la hospitalización y la mayoría, presentó problemas en los órganos involucrados con la enfermedad. Es necesario desarrollar medidas educativas que pueden causar cambios en el estilo de vida de las personas para el efectivo control de los factores de riesgo y la evolución de la enfermedad.The purposes of this study were to assess the health habits related to risk factors in hospitalized hypertensive patients and to identify these

  8. Fatores de risco associados à pressão arterial elevada em adolescentes Risk factors associated with high blood pressure in adolescents

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    Kelly Samara da Silva

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Níveis elevados de pressão arterial (PA na infância e adolescência têm sido freqüentemente associados a outros fatores de risco cardiovasculares, além de hipertensão arterial na fase adulta da vida. O presente estudo objetivou identificar fatores de risco associados à PA elevada em adolescentes. Participaram do estudo 674 adolescentes de escolas públicas e privadas, de ambos os sexos (303 rapazes e 371 moças, com idade de 14 a 17 anos (16,5 DP 0,9, da cidade de João Pessoa, Paraíba. Mediante aplicação de um questionário, foram levantadas informações sobre: a indicadores sociodemográficos; b nível de prática da atividade física; c hábitos alimentares; c índice de massa corporal; e fumo e bebidas alcoólicas; e foram realizadas medidas de PA. A prevalência de PA elevada foi de 7,4%, sendo maior nos rapazes (10,2% quando comparada com a das moças (5,1%, p High levels of arterial blood pressure in childhood and adolescence have been often associated with other cardiovascular risk factors apart from arterial hypertension in the adult stage of life. The present study aimed at identifying risk factors associated with high blood pressure in adolescents. The subjects were 674 adolescents from public and private schools in the city of João Pessoa, Paraíba. These subjects were of both sexes (i.e., 303 boys and 371 girls and their ages spanned from 14 to 17 years old. By means of a questionnaire, information about the following aspects was gathered: a socio-demographic status; b physical activity levels; c eating habits; d body mass index; e consumption of alcohol and smoking. Moreover, measurements of arterial pressure (AP showed that the prevalence of high AP was 7.4 %, being higher in boys (10.2% when compared with girls (5.1%, p < 0.01. The results of the multivaried analysis indicated that overweight adolescents displayed from five to six times more chance of having high AP than adolescents with light/normal weight (boys: OR

  9. Factores asociados al control de la hipertension arterial en personas mayores de 60 años en España

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    Rafael Tuesca-Molina

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: En la última década se ha observado una mejora en el control de la hipertensión arterial en España. Dicho control repercute en la disminución de la morbimortalidad cardiovascular. El objetivo de este trabajo es identificar los factores asociados al control de la hipertensión arterial en varones y mujeres hipertensos diagnosticados que reciben tratamiento farmacológico. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo transversal, realizado a partir de los datos del estudio: «Hipertensión arterial y otros factores de riesgo en la población de 60 años y más de España». La muestra, incluyó a 1.461 hipertensos diagnosticados tratados farmacológicamente, seleccionados por muestreo probabilístico y polietápico. La información se obtuvo por entrevista en el domicilio sobre el control de la hipertensión arterial, variables sociodemográficas, estilo de vida, uso de servicios de salud y calidad de vida relacionada con la salud. Resultados: No se observaron diferencias de genero en el control de la hipertensión (p=0,09. El control en varones se relaciona con residir en área rural (OR=1,83; IC al 95%: 1,06-3,14; ser soltero (OR=3,40; IC al 95%: 1,32-8,74 y realizar actividad física (OR=1,69; IC al 95%:1,06-2,69. Las mujeres que consumen alcohol de forma moderada controlan mejor la hipertensión (OR=1,63; IC al 95% 1,14-2,33. Conclusiones: Esta investigación determina según el género algunos factores relacionados con el control de la hipertensión en hipertensos diagnosticados y tratados farmacológicamente. En varones, el control se asoció significativamente con: residir en área rural, ser soltero y realizar alguna actividad física. Mientras, que en las mujeres el control se asoció con consumir alcohol de forma moderada.

  10. Evaluación y diseño de bacterias lácticas (BAL) de origen alimentario y de otros hospedadores como factorías celulares de producción de bacteriocinas

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    Jiménez Martínez, Juan José

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    Las bacterias lácticas BAL constituyen un grupo microbiano muy interesante por sus características biotecnológicas asociadas a la producción de péptidos antimicrobianos, otros péptidos bioactivos, enzimas de utilización industrial y utilización como probióticos o por su posible utilización como factorías celulares de producción de proteínas, péptidos, enzimas y otros metabolitos de interés en la industria alimentaria o como terapeúticos en medicina humana y veterinaria y en producción animal....

  11. Relations of Digital Vascular Function, Cardiovascular Risk Factors, and Arterial Stiffness: The Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA‐Brasil) Cohort Study

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    Brant, Luisa C. C.; Hamburg, Naomi M.; Barreto, Sandhi M.; Benjamin, Emelia J.; Ribeiro, Antonio L. P.

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    Background Vascular dysfunction is an early expression of atherosclerosis and predicts cardiovascular (CV) events. Peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT) evaluates basal pulse amplitude (BPA), endothelial function (PAT ratio), and wave reflection (PAT‐AIx) in the digital microvessels. In Brazilian adults, we investigated the correlations of PAT responses to CV risk factors and to carotid‐femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV), a measure of arterial stiffness. Methods and Results In a cross‐sectional study, 1535 participants of the ELSA‐Brasil cohort underwent PAT testing (52±9 years; 44% women). In multivariable analyses, more‐impaired BPA and PAT ratios were associated with male sex, higher body mass index (BMI), and total cholesterol/high‐density lipoprotein. Higher age and triglycerides were related to higher BPA, whereas lower systolic blood pressure, hypertension (HTN) treatment, and prevalent CV disease (CVD) were associated with lower PAT ratio. PAT‐AIx correlated positively with female sex, advancing age, systolic and diastolic blood pressures, and smoking and inversely to heart rate, height, BMI, and prevalent CVD. Black race was associated with lower BPA, higher PAT ratio, and PAT‐AIx. Microvessel vasodilator function was not associated with PWV. Higher PAT‐AIx was modestly correlated to higher PWV and PAT ratio and inversely correlated to BPA. Conclusion Metabolic risk factors are related to impaired microvessel vasodilator function in Brazil. However, in contrast to studies from the United States, black race was not associated with an impaired microvessel vasodilator response, implying that vascular function may vary by race across populations. PAT‐AIx relates to HTN, may be a valid measure of wave reflection, and provides distinct information from arterial stiffness. PMID:25510401

  12. Cesárea prévia como fator de risco para o descolamento prematuro da placenta Previous cesarean section as a risk factor for abruptio placentae

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    Fábio Roberto Cabar

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: investigar a relação entre o antecedente de cesárea e a ocorrência do descolamento prematuro da placenta (DPP. MÉTODOS: estudo retrospectivo em que foram avaliados os dados referentes a 6495 partos realizados no período entre abril de 2001 e janeiro de 2004. Foram adotados como critérios de inclusão: diagnóstico de DPP confirmado por exame da placenta após o parto, gestação única, peso do recém-nascido superior a 500 g e idade gestacional acima de 22 semanas e ausência de história de trauma abdominal na gestação atual. Para cada caso de DPP incluído no estudo foram selecionados cinco controles, obedecendo ao seguinte pareamento: paridade, idade gestacional (30 semanas, diagnóstico materno de síndrome hipertensiva na gestação índice, antecedente de cicatriz uterina prévia não relacionada à operação cesariana, diagnóstico de rotura prematura de membranas ou diagnóstico de polidrâmnio. A análise univariada das variáveis contínuas foi realizada utilizando-se o teste t de Student e as variáveis categóricas foram avaliadas por meio de teste exato de Fisher ou teste de chi2, com níveis descritivos (p menores que 0,05 considerados significantes. RESULTADOS: 34 casos de pacientes com diagnóstico de DPP preencheram os critérios de inclusão (incidência de 0,52%. Para o grupo controle foram selecionadas 170 pacientes que obedeceram aos critérios de pareamento propostos. No grupo de pacientes com DPP, 26,5% apresentavam antecedente de parto cesárea (9 casos, ao passo que, no grupo controle, esse antecedente foi observado em 21,2% das pacientes (36 casos. Não houve diferença estatisticamente significativa na incidência de cesárea prévia entre os dois grupos estudados (p=0,65, OR=1,34, IC 95%=0,53-3,34. CONCLUSÃO: o aspecto abordado neste estudo, isto é, a associação do DPP em pacientes com cicatriz uterina de cesárea, não pôde ser confirmado com a presente casuística.PURPOSE: to study the

  13. ESTRATEGIA DEL RENDIMENTO DE LA CALDAD COMO FACTOR COMPETITIVO EN EDUCACIÓN A DISTANCIA Y EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR EN EDUCCIÓN UNIVERSITARIA

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    María Candelaria Rodríguez Pérez; María Morfin Otero; Víctor Manuel González Romero,; Claudio Rafael Vásquez Martínez; Angélica Contreras Cueva

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    Se ve, a lo largo de la evaluación como algunos criterios de rendimiento académico, considerados como los más avanzados en el proceso de aprendizaje, indicadores por lo mismo de mayor cualificación, presentan logros inferiores por parte de los estudiantes de EDI (Educación a Distancia). Esto no es gratuito y tiene origen en la orientación pedagógica de la educación primaria y secundaria preocupada más por informar y desarrollar destrezas elementales, que por generar en sus alumnos capacidades...

  14. El Soporte Conductual Positivo y la comunicación como factores clave en la intervención educativa de los niños con TEA

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    Lizondo-Nieto, Elina Marcela

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    En este trabajo, vamos a estudiar el Soporte Conductual Positivo aplicado a la Escuela (SCPE) como un método de intervención educativa que permite construir el aprendizaje de los niños con trastornos del espectro autista (TEA) a partir de las conductas problemáticas que estos manifiestan convirtiéndolas en habilidades, que, a su vez, van a ser reforzadas a través del sistema TEACCH, lo que combinado con un sistema alternativo y aumentativo de comunicación (SAAC), como el PECS, va ...

  15. Número ideal de filhos como fator de risco para laqueadura tubária Ideal number of children as a risk factor for tubal ligation

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    Luiz Eduardo Campos de Carvalho

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é avaliar a associação entre o número ideal de filhos (NIF e a realização da laqueadura. Foi feito um estudo de caso-controle aninhado, com base em uma análise secundária de dados obtidos em um estudo de coorte sobre a saúde reprodutiva de mulheres em Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil, que teve como sujeitos 3.878 mulheres, das quais 1.012 eram laqueadas (casos. A relação entre NIF e o número de nascidos vivos (NV foi dividida em duas categorias (NIF > NV e NIF ¾ NV. Foram calculados os riscos relativos estimados (odds ratio para a realização de laqueadura e seus respectivos intervalos de confiança (IC 95% para a relação NIF/NV, estratificando-se para outras dez variáveis. Todas as variáveis preditoras foram incluídas em um modelo de regressão logística para identificar os fatores independentemente associados à esterilização definitiva. Observou-se que o risco de laqueadura foi maior entre as mulheres com NIF The purpose of this paper was to evaluate the association between ideal number of children (INC and female sterilization. A nested case-control study was performed through a secondary analysis of data from a cohort study on the reproductive health of women in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. A total of 3,878 women were included, 1,012 being sterilized (cases. The relationship between INC and number of live births (LB was divided in two categories (INC > LB and INC ¾ LB. The relative risks of performing tubal ligation were calculated (odds ratio with their respective 95% confidence intervals for the relation INC/LB and all control variables. All predictor variables were included in a logistic regression model in order to identify the factors independently associated with female sterilization. The results showed that the risks of tubal ligation were higher among women with INC < LB, higher age, with partners, higher family income, more than two previous pregnancies, more deliveries, fewer abortions

  16. El factor de transferencia como inductor de la expresión de RNAm de IFN-γ e IL-2 en pollos vacunados contra influenza aviar

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    A Bravo-Blas

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    Full Text Available La influenza aviar es una enfermedad de gran importancia económica para la industria avícola. En México sólo se ha reportado la cepa H5N2 de baja patogenicidad y ésta se controla mediante la vacunación con virus inactivado. Esta vacuna en emulsión reduce la presencia de signos, pero no la eliminación viral. Desde hace más de 50 años se ha informado acerca de la eficacia del Factor de Transferencia (FT como inmunomodulador en casos clínicos humanos y en menor cantidad en modelos animales. El objetivo de este trabajo fue el de establecer la dosis que produce un mayor porcentaje de expresión del RNAm de dos citocinas: IL-2 y de IFN-γ. Se diseñó un experimento para evidenciar la expresión del RNAm de estas dos citocinas en pollos previamente inoculados con FT específico para influenza aviar. En la primera fase se aplicaron 0,1, 1, y 10 unidades de FT a diferentes grupos de pollos, posteriormente se realizó la PCR a partir de tejido esplénico. En la segunda fase se aplicó el FT junto con la vacuna a tres nuevos grupos de pollos. Del experimento 1 solamente IL-2 tuvo un porcentaje mayor de positivos (58,33% con 1 unidad (P < 0,05. En cambio, en el experimento 2, con 1 unidad se obtuvo 75% de positivos para IL-2 (P < 0,05 y 100% para IFN-γ (P < 0,01. De estos resultados su puede concluir que al aplicar una unidad de FT (equivalente a 7,3 μg de proteína al inicio del experimento y 10 días después otra unidad de FT junto con la vacuna inactivada de IA se indujo la expresión del RNAm de IFN-γ e IL-2.

  17. Fatores considerados pela população como mais importantes para manutenção da saúde Factores considerados por la población como más importantes para el mantenimiento de la salud Factors considered important for health maintenance by the population

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    Fernando Vinholes Siqueira

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar os fatores que adultos e idosos consideram como mais importantes para manutenção da saúde. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal realizado com 4.060 adultos e 4.003 idosos residentes em áreas de abrangência de 240 unidades básicas de saúde das regiões Sul e Nordeste, em 2005. Um cartão com figuras e frases referentes a sete fatores relacionados com o risco de doenças e agravos não transmissíveis era mostrado aos indivíduos para que indicassem o fator mais relevante para a saúde. Os fatores eram: manter uma alimentação saudável, fazer exercício físico regularmente, não tomar bebidas alcoólicas em excesso, realizar consultas médicas regularmente, não fumar, manter o peso ideal e controlar ou evitar o estresse. As análises foram ajustadas por regressão de Poisson com cálculo de razões de prevalência ajustadas, intervalos com 95% de confiança, e valores de significância usando os Testes de Wald para heterogeneidade e tendência linear. RESULTADOS: Os fatores mais freqüentemente indicados pelos adultos foram: alimentação saudável (33,8%, realizar exercício físico (21,4% e não fumar (13,9%. Entre os idosos, os fatores mais relatados foram: alimentação saudável (36,7%, não fumar (17,7% e consultar o médico regularmente (14,2%. Foram observadas diferenças entre os fatores citados conforme a região geográfica, variáveis demográficas, socioeconômicas e de saúde. CONCLUSÕES: A maioria de adultos e idosos, de ambas regiões, reconhece e indica a necessidade de manter uma alimentação saudável e de não fumar como medidas mais importantes para manutenção da saúde. Estratégias de educação em saúde devem considerar essas características dos indivíduos para estimular medidas específicas a serem adotadas para cada segmento populacional.OBJETIVO: Analizar los factores que adultos y ancianos consideran como más importantes para mantenimiento de la salud. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal

  18. What does my patient's coronary artery calcium score mean? Combining information from the coronary artery calcium score with information from conventional risk factors to estimate coronary heart disease risk

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    Pletcher Mark J

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The coronary artery calcium (CAC score is an independent predictor of coronary heart disease. We sought to combine information from the CAC score with information from conventional cardiac risk factors to produce post-test risk estimates, and to determine whether the score may add clinically useful information. Methods We measured the independent cross-sectional associations between conventional cardiac risk factors and the CAC score among asymptomatic persons referred for non-contrast electron beam computed tomography. Using the resulting multivariable models and published CAC score-specific relative risk estimates, we estimated post-test coronary heart disease risk in a number of different scenarios. Results Among 9341 asymptomatic study participants (age 35–88 years, 40% female, we found that conventional coronary heart disease risk factors including age, male sex, self-reported hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol were independent predictors of the CAC score, and we used the resulting multivariable models for predicting post-test risk in a variety of scenarios. Our models predicted, for example, that a 60-year-old non-smoking non-diabetic women with hypertension and high cholesterol would have a 47% chance of having a CAC score of zero, reducing her 10-year risk estimate from 15% (per Framingham to 6–9%; if her score were over 100, however (a 17% chance, her risk estimate would be markedly higher (25–51% in 10 years. In low risk scenarios, the CAC score is very likely to be zero or low, and unlikely to change management. Conclusion Combining information from the CAC score with information from conventional risk factors can change assessment of coronary heart disease risk to an extent that may be clinically important, especially when the pre-test 10-year risk estimate is intermediate. The attached spreadsheet makes these calculations easy.

  19. Carotid artery calcification at the initiation of hemodialysis is a risk factor for cardiovascular events in patients with end-stage renal disease: a cohort study

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    Ikeda Hirofumi

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Vascular calcification has been recognized as a risk factor for cardiovascular (CV events in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD. However, the association of carotid artery calcification (CAAC with CV events remains unknown. The aim of this study was to elucidate whether CAAC is associated with composite CV events in ESRD patients. Methods One-hundred thirty-three patients who had been started on hemodialysis between 2004 and 2008 were included in this retrospective cohort study. These patients received multi-detector computed tomography to assess CAAC at the initiation of hemodialysis. Composite CV events, including ischemic heart disease, heart failure, cerebrovascular diseases, and CV deaths after the initiation of hemodialysis, were examined in each patient. Results CAAC was found in 94 patients (71%. At the end of follow-up, composite CV events were seen in 47 patients: ischemic heart disease in 20, heart failure in 8, cerebrovascular disease in 12, and CV deaths in 7. The incidence of CAAC was 87% in patients with CV events, which was significantly higher than the rate (62% in those without. Kaplan-Meier analysis showed a significant increase in composite CV events in patients with CAAC compared with those without CAAC (p = 0.001, log-rank test. Univariate analysis using a Cox hazards model showed that age, smoking, common carotid artery intima-media thickness and CAAC were risk factors for composite CV events. In multivariate analysis, only CAAC was a significant risk factor for composite CV events (hazard ratio, 2.85; 95% confidence interval, 1.18-8.00; p = 0.02. Conclusions CAAC is an independent risk factor for CV events in ESRD patients. The assessment of CAAC at the initiation of hemodialysis is useful for predicting the prognosis.

  20. Efficacy of optimal long-term management of multiple cardiovascular risk factors (CVD) on walking and quality of life in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD): Protocol for randomized controlled trial

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    Oka, Roberta K; Conte, Michael S; Owens, Christopher D; Rapp, Joseph; Fung, Gordon; Alley, Hugh F.; Giacomini, John C; Myers, Jonathan; Mohler, Emile R.

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    Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is an understudied chronic illness most prevalent in elderly individuals. PAD patients experience substantial walking impairment due to symptoms of limb ischemia that significantly diminishes quality of life (QOL). Cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality is increased in this population because of aggressive atherosclerosis resulting from untreated CVD risk factors. Despite current national guidelines recommending intensive CVD risk factor managemen...

  1. Dual anterior descending coronary artery associated with coronary artery disease

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    Siqueira Luciane da L. V.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The patient is a male with risk factors for coronary artery disease, who was referred for cardiac catheterization after acute myocardial infarction in the inferior wall. The patient underwent transluminal coronary angioplasty in the right coronary artery with successful stent implantation.

  2. Factores psicosociales laborales relacionados con la tensión arterial y síntomas cardiovasculares en personal de enfermería en México Psychosocial work factors associated to blood pressure and cardiovascular symptoms among Mexican nurses

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    Arturo Juárez-García

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar si la tensión laboral según el modelo de Karasek y la inseguridad en el empleo se asocian significativamente con indicadores cardiovasculares, tales como la tensión arterial (TA y los síntomas cardiovasculares (SC, considerando factores tradicionales de riesgo cardiovascular (edad, índice de masa corporal, consumo de tabaco y alcohol, entre otros. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: En una muestra de 109 enfermeras de un hospital del sector público de la Ciudad de México durante el mes de julio del 2004, se aplicó el Cuestionario del Contenido de Trabajo (JCQ, otro de Síntomas Cardiovasculares y se utilizó un monitor digital para medir la TA mediante un protocolo de puntos estimados en el puesto de trabajo. RESULTADOS: Existe una relación estadísticamente significativa entre tales variables (beta entre .20 y .24, aun considerando factores tradicionales de riesgo cardiovascular. CONCLUSIONES: La relación entre TA y el modelo de tensión laboral es válida en población mexicana y destaca la asociación de la inseguridad en el empleo con indicadores cardiovasculares, lo que hace trascendente su importancia en el contexto laboral mexicano. Se sugieren futuros estudios y un trabajo de prevención y vigilancia permanente de estos factores en los campos de la salud ocupacional, así como en la salud pública en términos de su rol en la epidemiología cardiovascular.OBJECTIVE: To determine if job stress, according with Karasek's model, and job insecurity are significantly associated with cardiovascular indicators such as blood pressure (BP and cardiovascular symptoms (CS, considering traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease (age, body mass index, smoking, alcohol consumption, among others. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A job content questionnaire (JCQ and one for cardiovascular symptoms were administered to a sample of 109 nurses from a public hospital in Mexico City during July 2004. A digital monitor was utilized to measure BP

  3. Hipertensão arterial sistêmica no setor de emergência: o uso de medicamentos sintomáticos como alternativa de tratamento Systemic hypertension at emergency units: the use of symptomatic drugs as choice for management

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    Sandro Gonçalves de Lima

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar a resposta terapêutica dos pacientes atendidos no Setor de Emergência com sintomas e pressão arterial (PA elevada, ao tratamento com medicação sintomática ou anti-hipertensiva. MÉTODOS: Ensaio clínico randomizado, cego, envolvendo 100 pacientes atendidos na Emergência Cardiológica do Hospital Universitário Oswaldo Cruz com sintomas associados à pressão arterial sistólica (PAS entre 180 e 200 mmHg e/ou pressão arterial diastólica (PAD entre 110 e 120 mmHg. Os pacientes foram randomizados para tratamento com medicação sintomática (dipirona ou diazepam ou anti-hipertensiva (captopril. Aqueles portadores de qualquer condição clínica associada, que necessitassem de tratamento imediato na Unidade de Emergência, foram excluídos do estudo. Atingiram o critério de alta os pacientes que, ao final do período de observação de noventa minutos, tornaram-se assintomáticos e tiveram seus níveis tensionais sistólicos reduzidos para abaixo de 180 mmHg e diastólicos para aquém de 110 mmHg. RESULTADOS: A idade média da população estudada foi 54,4 anos. A maioria dos pacientes era do sexo feminino, hipertensos crônicos em tratamento farmacológico irregular, com baixa taxa de aderência às medidas não farmacológicas e classificados quanto ao índice de massa corpórea (IMC, em sobrepeso e obesos grau I. Cefaléia, dor torácica tipo D (não anginosa e dispnéia foram as queixas mais freqüentes. A proporção de pacientes tratados com medicação sintomática que atingiu o critério de alta foi semelhante àquela de pacientes medicados com anti-hipertensivo (p=0,165. Não foi encontrada associação entre o diagnóstico prévio de hipertensão arterial sistêmica (HAS (p=0,192, tratamento farmacológico (p=0,687 e não-farmacológico e o critério de alta. CONCLUSÃO: Uma maior proporção (não significativa de pacientes tratados com medicação sintomática obtiveram redução da PA aquém dos n

  4. Factores de riesgo asociados con la prevalencia de hipertensión arterial en adultos de Bucaramanga, Colombia

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    Bautista Leonelo E

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Cuantificar la prevalencia de hipertensión arterial y su asociación con edad, sexo, estrato socioeconómico e índice de masa corporal. Material y métodos. Encuesta transversal, de base poblacional, hecha en 1996, en una muestra aleatoria de 356 adultos superscript three 20 años de edad, residentes en Bucaramanga, Colombia, en quienes se midieron peso, talla y presión arterial y se consideraron edad y sexo. Se usaron regresión lineal robusta y regresión binomial para estimar el efecto independiente de distintas variables sobre presión sistólica (PS, presión diastólica (PD e hipertensión arterial (HTA. Resultados. Las medias de PS y PD fueron significativamente mayores en hombres (122.5 y 88.1 mmHg que en mujeres (117.2 y 75.4 mmHg. La PS ajustada aumentó con la edad, mas en hombres que en mujeres, la PD no cambió significativamente con la edad. Por cada aumento de un kg/m² la PS y la PD aumentaron 0.76 y 0.69 mmHg, respectivamente. Participantes de estrato socioeconómico bajo tuvieron una PS 6.8 y una PD 9.8 mmHg mayor que los del nivel alto. La prevalencia ajustada de HTA (PHTA aumentó con la edad siendo mayor en los superscript three50 años que en los de 20 a 30. El sexo no tuvo efecto sobre la PHTA (p=0.795. Por cada aumento de un kg/m² la PHTA aumentó 3% y las personas del estrato socioeconómico bajo tuvieron una PHTA 1.84 veces mayor que las del alto. Conclusiones. La PHTA fue alta. Existe gran potencial para la prevención controlando el sobrepeso y la obesidad. Es necesario corroborar con nuevos estudios el aumento de la prevalencia en el estrato socioeconómico bajo e identificar sus causas.

  5. Sappan Lignum Extract Inhibits Restenosis in the Injured Artery through the Deactivation of Nuclear Factor-κB

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    Guang Long

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study was to explore whether Sappan Lignum Extract (SLE would inhibit vascular restenosis in injured artery and its inhibitory mechanism by using a balloon-injured rat carotid artery restenosis model. Different doses of SLE were administered to the rats by tube feeding, starting from four days before surgery and continuing twice per day for two weeks after carotid injury. Injured carotid arteries isolated from rats were embedded in paraffin block and tissue sections were stained with H&E to assess restenosis. The Effects of SLE on vascular restenosis, which are involved in smooth muscle cell cycle, NF-κB p65 expression, and Superoxide (O2- production, was assessed by RT-PCR, western blot assay, and immunohistochemistry. The results showed that in a rat carotid model of balloon dilatation injury, SLE significantly reduced the intimal-to-medial area ratio and vascular restenosis after 14 days of the injury. Immunohistochemistry study revealed no inhibited PCNA expression caused by SLE. Rat serum containing Sappan Lignum (RSC was found neither anti-proliferative effect in cultured vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs and nor arrest cell cycle progress detected by flow cytometry. RSC remarkably decreased the expression of TNF-α mRNA and protein in cultured VSMCs. Electrophoretic mobility shift assay proved that RSC inhibited the binding of NF-κB to specific DNA sequences in TNF-α treated VSMCs. Western blot pronounced that RSC and N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC reduced expression of NF-κB p65 in nuclear extracts in TNF-α treated VSMCs. RSC and NAC also attenuated superoxide anion generation in TNF-α treated VSMCs. In summary, the inhibitory effects of SLE on vascular restenosis may not be mediated through inhibiting vascular cell proliferation, but through inhibiting vascular inflammation instead, which may be attributed to the inhibition of TNF-α and subsequent deactivation of NF-κB, which was in part mediated through inhibiting

  6. High prevalence of risk factors in coronary artery disease in EUROPA gives HOPE for ACE inhibitors after PEACE

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    Pedersen, S.A.; Galatius, S.; Olsen, M.H.;

    2008-01-01

    Background: Routine use of ACE inhibitors (ACE-I) as secondary preventive therapy for all patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) is challenged by the PEACE trial. Currently it is unclear to what extent ACE-I should be used in CAD populations. Purpose: To analyze the prevalence of left...... ventricular systolic dysfunction, diabetes, myocardial infarction and hypertension in an unselected and consecutive population of patients with documented CAD and evaluate the potential need for ACE-I treatment in a real-life scenario. Methods: We searched a database containing all invasive cardiac...... investigations in three hospitals in Copenhagen from July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2003. Patients with no angiographic sign of CAD were excluded. Results: Among 7,345 patients, 4,180 had stable CAD and 3,165 had acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Among the stable CAD patients 78% had at least one of the following...

  7. Evaluation of Midnight Salivary Cortisol as a Predictor Factor for Common Carotid Arteries Intima Media Thickness in Patients with Clinically Inapparent Adrenal Adenomas

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    Giuseppe Reimondo

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    Full Text Available Purpose. The aim of the present study was to investigate the atherosclerotic vascular damage in a consecutive series of patients with AI and to correlate it with MSC. Methods. We studied 32 patients with AI matched with control subjects for age, sex, and cardiovascular risk factors. Either patients or control subjects underwent MSC measurement as outpatients and carotid arteries ultrasound (US imaging studies. Results. The patients with AI had higher mean carotid artery IMT values and higher MSC levels than control subjects. In a multivariate analysis performed in AI age was the best predictor for IMT. We have stratified patients and control subjects by age (<60 yrs and ≥60 yrs. The patients showed significantly higher MSC levels than controls in both groups, whereas significantly higher IMT values were observed only in older subjects. Conclusions. Patients with AI have signs of accelerated atherosclerosis. Patients older than 60 years seem more susceptible to the possible detrimental effect of subclinical hypercortisolism on cardiovascular system. The MSC levels are not a strong predictor of the accelerated atherosclerosis, but they seem to indicate the subtle but not autonomous cortisol excess that may potentially raise the cardiovascular risk.

  8. Variations in the Prevalence of Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease in Rio Grande do Sul-Brazil: A Comparative Analysis between 2002 and 2014

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    Iseu Gus

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available AbstractBackground:Due to the importance of coronary artery disease (CAD, continuous investigation of the risk factors (RFs is needed.Objective:To evaluate the prevalence of RFs for CAD in cities in Rio Grande do Sul State, and compare it with that reported in a similar study conducted in the same cities in 2002.Methods:Cross-sectional study on 1,056 healthy adults, investigating the prevalence and absolute and relative frequencies of the following RFs for CAD: obesity, systemic arterial hypertension (SAH, dyslipidemias, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, diabetes mellitus, and family history, as well as age and sex. Data was collected in 19 cities, host of the Offices of the Regional Coordinators of Health, as in the 2002 study.Results:Twenty-six percent of the sample consisted of older adults and 57% were women. The prevalence of sedentary lifestyle was 44%, history family 50%, smoking 23%, overweight/obesity 68%, dyslipidemia (high cholesterol levels 43%, SAH 40%, and diabetes 11%. When compared to the 2002 study, the prevalence of active smoking and sedentary behavior decreased, whereas the prevalence of hypertension, dyslipidemia and obesity increased. Obesity is the most prevalent RF in women, and SAH the most prevalent in men.Conclusions:The prevalence of RFs for CAD in Rio Grande do Sul State remains high. Hypertension, obesity and dyslipidemia are still prevalent and require major prevention programs. Smoking and physical inactivity have decreased in the state, suggesting the efficacy of related campaigns.

  9. Superficial temporal artery calcification in patients with end-stage renal disease: Association with vascular risk factors and ischemic cerebrovascular disease

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    Zeeshan Anwar

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and Purpose: Extracranial superficial temporal artery (STA calcification is an unusual finding seen in patients with chronic kidney disease and has unknown ramifications with respect to intracranial ischemic disease. We sought to determine the association between the risk factors for vascular calcification and this rare phenomenon, in patients with chronic renal failure, and to assess the coexistence of cerebral ischemia. Materials and Methods: Medical records and laboratory data on risk factors for vascular calcification were retrospectively retrieved for 453 patients with a discharge diagnosis of end-stage renal disease (ESRD. CT head examinations were reviewed to identify and associate STA calcification with 1 risk factors for the vascular calcification, 2 intracranial artery calcification, and 3 cerebral ischemia (white matter and/or cortical ischemic changes. Results: STA calcification was present in 9.9% (45/453 of the studied cohort. The prevalence of cerebral ischemia was 24.4% (11/45 in patients with STA calcification and 9.3% (38/408 in patients without it. Diabetes mellitus (OR: 2.56, 95% CI: 1.059-6.208; P=0.037 was independently associated with the risk of STA calcification. The risk of cerebral ischemia, however, was not related to STA calcification (P=0.221. Conclusion: The presence of diabetes mellitus is important in describing the risk of STA calcification in patients with ESRD, whereas age, gender, hypertension, serum calcium, serum phosphate, or serum hemoglobin levels are not. The risk of cerebral ischemia is not related to STA calcification but has the strongest association with diabetes mellitus.

  10. ESTRATEGIA DEL RENDIMENTO DE LA CALDAD COMO FACTOR COMPETITIVO EN EDUCACIÓN A DISTANCIA Y EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR EN EDUCCIÓN UNIVERSITARIA

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    María Candelaria Rodríguez Pérez

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Se ve, a lo largo de la evaluación como algunos criterios de rendimiento académico, considerados como los más avanzados en el proceso de aprendizaje, indicadores por lo mismo de mayor cualificación, presentan logros inferiores por parte de los estudiantes de EDI (Educación a Distancia. Esto no es gratuito y tiene origen en la orientación pedagógica de la educación primaria y secundaria preocupada más por informar y desarrollar destrezas elementales, que por generar en sus alumnos capacidades de observación, análisis, síntesis y desarrollo del pensamiento divergente, de conciencia social y de capacidad de liderazgo para orientar el proceso de cambio social.

  11. True aneurysm of brachial artery.

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    Hudorović, Narcis; Lovričević, Ivo; Franjić, Dario Bjorn; Brkić, Petar; Tomas, Davor

    2010-10-01

    True upper extremity peripheral artery aneurysms are a rarely encountered arterial disorder. Following computer-tomography angiographic (CT-a) imaging examination, true saccular aneurysm, originating from the left brachial artery was diagnosed in the 77-year-old female without history of trauma. The aneurysm was resected by surgical intervention, and primary repair of the brachial artery was performed by interposition of a part of great saphenous vein harvested from the left groin and creation of two end-to-end anastomoses between interposition graft and previously resected part of brachial artery. No complication was observed during the follow-up. Surgical intervention for upper extremity aneurysms should be initiated without delay. Factors combined with minimal morbidity associated with repair suggest that surgical repair should be performed routinely for true upper extremity arterial aneurysms. PMID:20865459

  12. Intra-arterial thrombolysis in basilar artery occlusions combination of intra-arterial thrombolytics and Gp IIb/IIIa inhibitors in basilar artery thrombosis

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    Gaikwad S

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Basilar artery thrombosis has high morbidity and mortality. Though intra-arterial thrombolytics have proven efficacy in the treatment of acute basilar artery occlusion, the elevation of procoagulant factors in the blood after intra-arterial thrombolysis could result in subsequent thrombus formation and clinical deterioration. Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors have been shown to reduce this elevation in procoagulants. We present a pilot study of three cases of acute basilar artery occlusion treated with a combination of intra-arterial thrombolytics and Gp IIb/IIIa inhibitor with remarkable clinical recovery seen in all the patients.

  13. The journal impact factor as a parameter for the evaluation of researchers and research El factor de impacto de las revistas como parámetro para la evaluacion de investigadores e investigaciones

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    K.-F. Kaltenborn

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available The journal impact factor (IF, which is published annually by the Institute for Scientific Information® (USA, is meanwhile in widespread use as a scientometric parameter for the evaluation of research and researchers in Germany and other European countries. The present article subjects the IF to critical analysis. It first deals with processes of production, transfer, and use of medical knowledge, because the IF intervenes in these processes on account of its reflexivity. Secondary effects of the IF resulting from its reflexivity are discussed with the focus on the level of the author, the journal and the medical discipline as well as on social knowledge processes in society. In addition, the extent to which the IF is appropriate for evaluating the quality of a specific article, of a journal or of individual and collective research achievements is discussed. The present article calls for a research evaluation in accordance with the recommendations of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Council, DFG and of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wissenschaftlichen Medizini-schen Fachgesellschaften (Association of the Scientific Medical Societies, AWMF; and b for more intensive occupation with and organization of medical knowledge processes.El factor de impacto de las revistas (journal impact factor - IF, que publica anualmente el Institute for Scientific Information® (EE.UU., se emplea generalizadamente como parámetro cienciométrico para evaluar las investigaciones y a los investigadores en Alemania y otros países europeos. El presente artículo somete al IF a un análisis crítico. Primero trata de los procesos de producción, comunicación y empleo del conocimiento médico, pues el IF interviene en estos procesos en virtud de su reflexividad. Se exponen los efectos secundarios del IF, que surgen de esta reflexividad, centrándose en el nivel del autor, de la revista y de la disciplina médica, así como en los procesos de conocimiento

  14. Growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1 in prognosis coronary artery disease in patients with obesity

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    Olga Viktorovna Shpagina

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. In patients with obesity coronary atherosclerosis and chronic heart failure (CHF progress rapidly and have a worse long-term prognosis than those with normal weight.Objective: To investigate the prognostic significance of GH and IGF-1 in the evaluation of cardiovascular risk in patients with obesity.Materials and Methods. The study included 75 men (mean age 55.31±6.32 years, which are overweight or have mild obesity (body mass index (BMI 28.69±3.6 kg/m2. Group 1 included 45 patients (age 56.4±6.29 years, BMI 28.69±3.69 kg/m2, blood pressure 124±10.18/80±4.59 mm Hg who underwent coronary angiography. Group 2 included 30 patients (mean age 53.6 ± 6.1 years, BMI 28.68±3.52 kg/m2, blood pressure 128±9/83±6.81 mm Hg, CAD who are excluded by treadmill test. The coronary artery calcium score was assessed in group 2. All participants were evaluated impaired glucose tolerance (IGT, triglycerides (TG, IGF-1 and GH, LPHD, LPLD, geometry of the heart chambers was assessed by echocardiography.Results. Patients in both groups did not differ in age, BMI, blood pressure. IGF-1 levels were not significantly different among the study groups. High circulating IGF-1 levels were frequently observed in group 1 (р=0.018. A statistically significant association of high IGF-1 observed with obesity (p=0.033, smoking (p=0.049, hypertension (p=0.002, end-diastolic dimension (p=0.045. GH was lower in group 1 compared with group 2 (p=0.046. Serum levels of GH are positively associated with EF (p=0.023 and E/A (p=0.043 and negatively associated with left atrial wall thickness (p=0.025 and coronary artery calcium score (p=0.005.Conclusion: 1. IGF-1 may be a useful indicator to assess the prognosis of CAD and CHF in patients with obesity. 2. Relative GH deficiency was more often associated with severe CAD in patients with obesity.

  15. Tea, but not coffee consumption, is associated with components of arterial pressure. The Observation of Cardiovascular Risk Factors study in Luxembourg.

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    Alkerwi, Ala'a; Sauvageot, Nicolas; Crichton, Georgina E; Elias, Merrill F

    2015-07-01

    There is uncertainty regarding the impact of tea and coffee consumption on arterial blood pressure. The present study aimed to examine the association between blood pressure (BP) components, namely, systolic BP (SBP), diastolic BP, mean arterial pressure, and pulse pressure (PP), and tea or coffee consumption, taking into account simultaneous consumption. The study population was derived from a national cross-sectional stratified sample of 1352 individuals aged 18 to 69 years, recruited between November 2007 and January 2009 to participate in the Observation of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Luxembourg study. We hypothesized that greater tea consumption would be independently associated with lower BP. Tea and coffee consumptions in deciliters per day were obtained from a semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire. Participants were classified into 3 groups: nonconsumers, ≤3-dL/d consumers, and >3-dL/d consumers of each beverage separately. After exclusion of subjects taking antihypertensive medications, several general linear models were performed to investigate the independent relationship between tea/coffee consumption and BP components. Tea consumers (36.3%) were more likely to be younger women, nonsmokers, with better cardiometabolic profiles, and less frequent chronic pathologies, whereas the reverse was true for coffee consumers (88%). Greater tea consumption was associated with lower SBP and PP values, after adjustment for age, sex, education, lifestyle, and dietary confounding factors, including coffee drinking. No association between BP components and coffee consumption was observed. Daily consumption of 1 dL of tea was associated with a significant reduction of SBP by 0.6 mm Hg and PP by 0.5 mm Hg. Given the widespread consumption of tea and coffee throughout the world, together with the major cardiovascular disease risk, our findings have important implications for human health.

  16. Patología coronaria no arteriosclerótica como causa de muerte súbita en adultos: Casuística del Instituto de Medicina Legal de Valencia (1997-2005 Nonatherosclerotic coronary artery disease presenting as sudden death in adults: Casuistic from the Institute of Legal Medicine of Valencia (Spain (1997-2005

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    F. Carratalá Calvo

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    Full Text Available Introducción y objetivos. En los países industrializados, la causa más frecuente de muerte súbita cardíaca (MSC en el adulto es la isquemia miocárdica aguda por arterioesclerosis coronaria. Sin embargo, existen otras patologías coronarias, congénitas o adquiridas, que pueden producir isquemia miocárdica y muerte súbita: origen anómalo, hipoplasia, estenosis del ostium, aneurisma, disección, localización alta del ostium, puente miocárdico, vasculitis. El objetivo del presente trabajo es revisar la casuística de este tipo de patología coronaria no arterioesclerótica en las 8003 autopsias realizadas en el Instituto de Medicina Legal de Valencia (IMLV entre los años 1997-2005. Método: Los criterios de inclusión de los casos para este estudio han sido: edad superior a 14 años, patología coronaria no arterioesclerótica como causa de muerte y circunstancias de la muerte compatibles con la definición de muerte súbita. Resultados: Se han encontrado 9 casos de muerte súbita en adultos con patología coronaria no arterioesclerótica como causa de muerte: 2 casos de puente miocárdico, 6 casos de disección coronaria y 1 caso de origen anómalo de coronaria. Conclusiones: La patología coronaria no arterioesclerótica, aunque es poco frecuente como causa de MSC, debemos conocerla y poder diagnosticarla macroscópicamente en la sala de autopsias. Siempre debe descartarse otra posible causa de muerte mediante los estudios complementarios químico-toxicológicos e histopatológicos. Es importante conseguir la máxima información clínica anterior al fallecimiento que pueda ayudar al diagnóstico en vida de este tipo de patologías, ya que en la mayoría de los casos sigue siendo un hallazgo postmortem.Introduction and objectives. Coronary atherosclerosis is the most frequent cause of acute myocardial ischemia and sudden cardiac death in industrialized countries. However, there are others diseases, congenital or acquired, that can

  17. La obesidad como factor desencadenante de la diabetes mellitus tipo II en la población infanto-juvenil de los países desarrollados

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    Panero Santos, Laura

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    La Obesidad infantil es una enfermedad crónica de origen multifactorial que está aumentando su prevalencia en los últimos años, desde 1988 es declarada epidemia global por la OMS. A su vez es causante de enfermedades asociadas como la diabetes Mellitus tipo II, la cual hasta ahora era conocida en la población adulta, sin embargo en los últimos años se ha constatado un aumento de la causística en la pobalción infanto-juvenil. Nos encontramos ante un creciente e importante problema de Salu...

  18. La lesión medular como factor de riesgo dedisfunción sexual en el varón

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    [ES]El objetivo principal de esta tesis fue la comprobación de la existencia de diferencias significativas en el funcionamiento de las vías neurológicas que intervienen en el desarrollo de la función sexual entre pacientes con lesión medular y disfunción sexual y pacientes con disfunción sexual de etiología no neurógena. Como objetivos secundarios se pretende la comprobación de la existencia de diferencias significativas entre ambos grupos de pacientes respecto a la vascularización pene...

  19. Estrategia de innovación como factor determinante del éxito de las cooperativas vitivinícolas de Castilla La Mancha

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    Fernández Moreno, María Valle; Isidro PEÑA GARCÍA-PARDO

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    La búsqueda de ventajas competitivas, como una de las principales tareas de la empresa, se ha convertido en un principio de las teorías contemporáneas de dirección estratégica (Teece, Pisano y Shuen, 1997). La innovación facilita la adaptación de la empresa al entorno global competitivo, por lo que representa un papel estratégico en el desempeño empresarial. En este sentido destaca la creciente importancia de la innovación y de la utilización de los activos tecnológicos de la empresa. Precisa...

  20. Comparison of Triggering and Nontriggering Factors in ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction and Extent of Coronary Arterial Narrowing.

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    Ben-Shoshan, Jeremy; Segman-Rosenstveig, Yafit; Arbel, Yaron; Chorin, Ehud; Barkagan, Michael; Rozenbaum, Zach; Granot, Yoav; Finkelstein, Ariel; Banai, Shmuel; Keren, Gad; Shacham, Yacov

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    Various physical, emotional, and extrinsic triggers have been attributed to acute coronary syndrome. Whether a correlation can be drawn between identifiable ischemic triggers and the nature of coronary artery disease (CAD) still remains unclear. In the present study, we evaluated the correlation between triggered versus nontriggered ischemic symptoms and the extent of CAD in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We conducted a retrospective, single-center observational study including 1,345 consecutive patients with STEMI, treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Acute physical and emotional triggers were identified in patients' historical data. Independent predictors of multivessel CAD were determined using a logistic regression model. A potential trigger was identified in 37% of patients. Physical exertion was found to be the most dominant trigger (65%) followed by psychological stress (16%) and acute illness (12%). Patients with nontriggered STEMI tended to be older and more likely to have co-morbidities. Patients with nontriggered STEMI showed a higher rate of multivessel CAD (73% vs 30%, p <0.001). In a multivariate regression model, nontriggered symptoms emerged as an independent predictor of multivessel CAD (odds ratio 8.33, 95% CI 5.74 to 12.5, p = 0.001). No specific trigger was found to predict independently the extent of CAD. In conclusion, symptoms onset without a recognizable trigger is associated with multivessel CAD in STEMI. Further studies will be required to elucidate the putative mechanisms underlying ischemic triggering.

  1. Risk Factors and Relation Between Clinical,Biochemical Marker and Stenosis Extent of Coronary Artery in Young Adults With Acute Myocardial Infarction

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    Weiping Zhang; Zuyi Yuan; Yan Liu; Prabindra Maharjan; Yan Zhao

    2008-01-01

    Objectives To analyze risk factors and the relation between clinical,biochemical marker and the stenosis extent of coronary artery in patients below the age of 45 years with acute myocardial infarction (AMI).Methods A retrospective investigation was performed on 92 patients below the age of 45 with AMI at the First Affiliated Hospital of Medical School of Xi'an Jiaotong University in 2003~2007.The etiology,morbidity,risk factors,clinical features and results of coronary angiography were studied.Various clinical and biochemical markers were assessed to find out what were associated with the stenosis extent of coronary artery.Meanwhile,the differences between one-vessel disease (group A)and two-vessel or multi-vessel disease (group B) patients with AMI were comparatively analyzed.Results Risk factors analysis revealed that a history of cigarette smoking,metabolic disorders and abusive drinking were mainly found in young AMI patients below the age of 45 years,and metabolic disorder mainly consists of decreased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and hypertriglyceridemia.AMI in patients below the age of 45 years account for 10.3%of all AMI.Angiographically,the incidence of one-vessel affected was most frequent in the young adults (73.75%).The most committed vessel was LAD(80.00% ).A higher incidence with history of hypertension and diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance was found in group B,but a history of preceding angina 1 month earlier was more frequently found in group A.Improved Genisi scores of coronary angiography was lower in group A than in group B (7.49±3.63vs 15.08±6.08).Correlation analysis showed that Iog(LDL-C/HDL-C) (r=0.238,P=0.037),TC/HDL-C(r=0.232,P=0.046) were directly correlated with angiographic scores,and HDL-C(r=-0.202,P=0.042) was inversely correlated.Multielement gradual linear regression analysis showed log(LDL-C/HDL-C),TC/HDL-C were associated with the extent of stenosis of coronary artery.Furthermore,the correlation was linear

  2. TUBERCULOSIS COMO ENFERMEDAD OCUPACIONAL

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    Mendoza-Ticona, Alberto

    2014-01-01

    Existe evidencia suficiente para declarar a la tuberculosis como enfermedad ocupacional en diversos profesionales especialmente entre los trabajadores de salud. En el Perú están normados y reglamentados los derechos laborales inherentes a la tuberculosis como enfermedad ocupacional, como la cobertura por discapacidad temporal o permanente. Sin embargo, estos derechos aún no han sido suficientemente socializados. En este trabajo se presenta información sobre el riesgo de adquirir tuberculosis en el lugar de trabajo, se revisan las evidencias para declarar a la tuberculosis como enfermedad ocupacional en trabajadores de salud y se presenta la legislación peruana vigente al respecto. PMID:22858771

  3. Sex hormone binding globulin decrease as potential pathogenetic factor for hirsutism in adolescent girls Disminución de la globulina transportadora de hormonas sexuales como factor patogénico de hirsutismo en la adolescencia

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    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available We investigated 252 non-obese female subjects aged 13-39 years to evaluate if an exaggerated descent of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG levels during adolescence can play a role in the development of hirsutism. Body hair was assessed according to Ferriman and Gallwey (FG, with a stringent criterion of normality of 4 and controls (FG Se investigaron 252 mujeres con peso normal, de 13 a 39 años de edad, para evaluar si un descenso exagerado en los niveles de la globulina transportadora de hormonas sexuales ("sex hormone binding globulin"; SHBG puede tener un rol en el desarrollo de hirsutismo. Este signo fue evaluado con la escala de Ferriman y Gallwey (FG, empleando un criterio riguroso de normalidad 4 y controles (FG < 4, ciclos menstruales regulares, sin acné. En adolescentes de 15-18 años, los valores de SHBG fueron menores en las "hirsutas", los niveles de FT fueron similares en ambos grupos y el índice de FG correlacionó inversamente con SHBG. En las mujeres de 19-39 años, los niveles de FT fueron mayores en las "hirsutas", los valores de SHBG fueron similares en ambos grupos y FG correlacionó positivamente con FT. Los valores más bajos de SHBG se observaron entre 15 y 18 años, pero la pendiente de disminución a partir de los valores de 13-14 años fue mayor en el grupo de "hirsutas". Los valores de FT se incrementaron progresivamente con la edad, pero el aumento fue mayor en el grupo de "hirsutas". Estos resultados sugieren un rol importante del descenso de SHBG en la adolescencia vs. un incremento más acentuado de los niveles de testosterona en las adultas, como factores que condicionan el desarrollo del hirsutismo en esos dos diferentes periodos de la vida.

  4. Carotid artery surgery

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    Carotid endarterectomy; CAS surgery; Carotid artery stenosis - surgery; Endarterectomy - carotid artery ... through the catheter around the blocked area during surgery. Your carotid artery is opened. The surgeon removes ...

  5. Arterial hypertension and cancer.

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    Milan, Alberto; Puglisi, Elisabetta; Ferrari, Laura; Bruno, Giulia; Losano, Isabel; Veglio, Franco

    2014-05-15

    Arterial hypertension and cancer are two of the most important causes of mortality in the world; correlations between these two clinical entities are complex and various. Cancer therapy using old (e.g., mitotic spindle poisons) as well as new (e.g., monoclonal antibody) drugs may cause arterial hypertension through different mechanisms; sometimes the increase of blood pressure levels may be responsible for chemotherapy withdrawal. Among newer cancer therapies, drugs interacting with the VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factors) pathways are the most frequently involved in hypertension development. However, many retrospective studies have suggested a relationship between antihypertensive treatment and risk of cancer, raising vast public concern. The purposes of this brief review have then been to analyse the role of chemotherapy in the pathogenesis of hypertension, to summarize the general rules of arterial hypertension management in this field and finally to evaluate the effects of antihypertensive therapy on cancer disease.

  6. Epigenetics and Peripheral Artery Disease.

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    Golledge, Jonathan; Biros, Erik; Bingley, John; Iyer, Vikram; Krishna, Smriti M

    2016-04-01

    The term epigenetics is usually used to describe inheritable changes in gene function which do not involve changes in the DNA sequence. These typically include non-coding RNAs, DNA methylation and histone modifications. Smoking and older age are recognised risk factors for peripheral artery diseases, such as occlusive lower limb artery disease and abdominal aortic aneurysm, and have been implicated in promoting epigenetic changes. This brief review describes studies that have associated epigenetic factors with peripheral artery diseases and investigations which have examined the effect of epigenetic modifications on the outcome of peripheral artery diseases in mouse models. Investigations have largely focused on microRNAs and have identified a number of circulating microRNAs associated with human peripheral artery diseases. Upregulating or antagonising a number of microRNAs has also been reported to limit aortic aneurysm development and hind limb ischemia in mouse models. The importance of DNA methylation and histone modifications in peripheral artery disease has been relatively little studied. Whether circulating microRNAs can be used to assist identification of patients with peripheral artery diseases and be modified in order to improve the outcome of peripheral artery disease will require further investigation.

  7. Interaction of central and peripheral factors during repeated sprints at different levels of arterial O2 saturation.

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    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To investigate the interaction between the development of peripheral locomotor muscle fatigue, muscle recruitment and performance during repeated-sprint exercise (RSE. METHOD: In a single-blind, randomised and cross-over design, ten male team-sport athletes performed two RSE (fifteen 5-s cycling sprints interspersed with 25 s of rest; power self-selected in normoxia and in acute moderate hypoxia (FIO2 0.138. Mechanical work, total electromyographic intensity (summed quadriceps electromyograms, RMSsum and muscle (vastus lateralis and pre-fontal cortex near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS parameters were calculated for every sprint. Blood lactate concentration ([Lac(-] was measured throughout the protocol. Peripheral quadriceps fatigue was assessed via changes in potentiated quadriceps twitch force (ΔQtw,pot pre- versus post-exercise in response to supra-maximal magnetic femoral nerve stimulation. The central activation ratio (QCAR was used to quantify completeness of quadriceps activation. RESULTS: Compared with normoxia, hypoxia reduced arterial oxygen saturation (-13.7%, P=0.001, quadriceps RMSsum (-13.7%, P=0.022, QCAR (-3.3%, P=0.041 and total mechanical work (-8.3%, P=0.019. However, the magnitude of quadriceps fatigue induced by RSE was similar in the two conditions (ΔQtw,pot: -53.5% and -55.1%, P=0.71. The lower cycling performance in hypoxia occurred despite similar metabolic (muscle NIRS parameters and blood [Lac(-] and functional (twitch and M-wave muscle states. CONCLUSION: Results suggest that the central nervous system regulates quadriceps muscle recruitment and, thereby, performance to limit the development of muscle fatigue during intermittent, short sprints. This finding highlights the complex interaction between muscular perturbations and neural adjustments during sprint exercise, and further supports the presence of pacing during intermittent sprint exercise.

  8. Postoperative adjuvant arterial chemoembolization improves survival of hepatocellular carcinoma patients with risk factors for residual tumor:A retrospective control study

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    Zheng-Gang Ren; Zhao-You Tang; Zhi-Ying Lin; Jing-Lin Xia; Sheng-Long Ye; Zeng-Chen Ma; Qing-Hai Ye; Lun-Xiu Qin; Zhi-Quan Wu; Jia Fan

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    AIM: To evaluate the effect of postoperative adjuvant transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) on the prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with or without risk factors for the residual tumor.METHODS: From January 1995 to December 1998, 549consecutive HCC patients undergoing surgical resection were included in this research. There were 185 patients who underwent surgical resection with adjuvant TACE and 364 patients who underwent surgical resection only. Tumors with a diameter more than 5 cm, multiple nodules, and vascular invasion were defined as risk factors for residual tumor and used for patient stratification. Kaplan-Meier method was used to analyze survival curve and Cox proportional hazard model was used to evaluate the prognostic significance of adjuvant TACE.RESULTS: In the patients without any risk factors for the residual tumor, the 1-, 3-, 5-year survival rates were 93.48%,75.85%, 62.39% in the control group and 97.39%, 70.37%,50.85% in the adjuvant TACE group, respectively. There was no significant difference in the survival between two groups (P = 0.3956). However, in the patients with risk factors for residual tumor, postoperative adjuvant TACE significantly prolonged the patients' survival. There was a statistically significant difference in survival between two groups (P = 0.0216). The 1-, 3-, 5-year survival rates were 69.95%, 49.86%, 37.40% in the control group and 89.67%,61.28%, 44.36% in the adjuvant TACE group, respectively.Cox proportional hazard model showed that tumor diameter and cirrhosis, but not the adjuvant TACE, were the significantly independent prognostic factors in the patients without risk factors for residual tumor. However, in the patients with risk factors for residual tumor adjuvant TACE, and also tumor diameter, AFP level, vascular invasion, were the significantly independent factors associated with the decreasing risk for patients' death from HCC.CONCLUSION: Postoperative adjuvant TACE can prolong the

  9. Impact of Vertebral Artery Stent Implantation on Hemodynamics of Patients With Intracranial Vertebral Artery Stenosis and the Influencing Factors of Postoperative Restenosis%椎动脉支架置入术对颅内椎动脉狭窄患者血流动力学的影响及术后再狭窄的影响因素研究

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    王铁军; 石富铭; 陈书阁; 王金梅

    2016-01-01

    Objective to investigate the impact of vertebral artery stent implantation on hemodynamics of patients with intracranial vertebral artery stenosis,to analyze the influencing factors of postoperative restenosis. Methods From February 2012 to February 2014,a total of 106 patients with intracranial vertebral artery stenosis were selected in the Department of Neurology,People′s Hospital of Daxing District,Beijing,all of them received vertebral artery stent implantation and were followed up for 1 year(average). Pulsatility index(PI),peak systolic velocity(PSV)and end diastolic velocity(EDV)of intracranial vertebral artery,arterial diameter,resistance index( RI),PSV and EDV of extracranial vertebral artery were observed before surgery,after 1 week,3 moths,6 months and 12 months of surgery. According to the follow - up result,the 106 patients were divided into A group( occurred postoperative restenosis,n = 38) and B group( did not occurred postoperative restenosis,n = 68),gender,age,smoking status and underlying disease were compared between the two groups,and the influencing factors of postoperative restenosis were analyzed. Results After 1 week,3 moths,6 months and 12 months of surgery,PI of intracranial vertebral artery was statistically significantly higher than before surgery,respectively,while PSV and EDV of intracranial vertebral artery were statistically significantly slower than those before surgery(P 0. 05),while incidence of coronary heart disease and diabetes mellitus of A group was statistically significantly higher than that of B group, respectively( P 0.05);再狭窄组患者冠心病发生率及糖尿病发生率高于无再狭窄组(P <0.05)。结论椎动脉支架置入术能有效改善 IVAS 患者椎动脉颅内段及颅外段血流动力学,增加颅内血流灌注,而 IVAS 患者术后再狭窄可能与基础疾病有关,与性别、年龄及吸烟无关。

  10. Calidad química del agua subterránea de la ciénega de Chapala como factor de degradación del suelo

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    J. T. Silva-García; S. Ochoa-Estrada; D. Cristóbal-Acevedo; F. Estrada-Godoy

    2006-01-01

    Para determinar el esquema de distribución de la calidad química del agua subterránea y su relación con el aumento de la salinización del suelo en la ciénega de Chapala, se muestrearon un total de 88 pozos profundos; así como 83 sitios de suelo colindantes a cada pozo. Se cuantificaron las distintas facies químicas de agua subterránea: 79% corresponde a tipo bicarbonato sódico, 20% a bicarbonato cálcico y el restante 1% a cloruro sódico. Se definió el grado de peligrosidad de estas aguas para...

  11. Risk Factors for the Progression of Intima-Media Thickness of Carotid Arteries: A 2-Year Follow-Up Study in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes

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    Sang Ouk Chin

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available BackgroundIntima-media thickness (IMT of the carotid arteries is known to have a positive correlation with the risk of cardiovascular disease. This study was designed to identify risk factors affecting the progression of carotid IMT in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM.MethodsPatients with newly diagnosed T2DM with carotid IMT measurements were enrolled, and their clinical data and carotid IMT results at baseline and 2 years later were compared.ResultsOf the 171 patients, 67.2% of males and 50.8% of females had abnormal baseline IMT of the left common carotid artery. At baseline, systolic blood pressure, body mass index and smoking in male participants, and fasting plasma glucose and glycated hemoglobin levels in females were significantly higher in patients with abnormal IMT than in those with normal IMT. Low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C levels in males and high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C levels in females at the 2-year follow-up were significantly different between the nonprogression and the progression groups. Reduction of the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS 10-year coronary heart disease (CHD risk score after 2 years was generally higher in the nonprogression group than the progression group.ConclusionLDL-C levels in males and HDL-C levels in females at the 2-year follow-up were significantly different between participants with and without progression of carotid IMT. Furthermore, a reduction in the UKPDS 10-year CHD risk score appeared to delay the advancement of atherosclerosis. Therefore, the importance of establishing the therapeutic goal of lipid profiles should be emphasized to prevent the progression of carotid IMT in newly diagnosed T2DM patients.

  12. Differential and Reciprocal Regulation between Hypoxia-inducible Factor-α Subunits and Their Prolyl Hydroxylases in Pulmonary Arteries of Rat with Hypoxia-induced Hypertension

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    Yun-Rong CHEN; Ai-Guo DAI; Rui-Cheng HU; Yong-Liang JIANG

    2006-01-01

    Hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-α subunits (HIF-1 α, HIF-2α and HIF-3α), which play a pivotal role during the development of hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension (HPH), are regulated through posttranslational hydroxylation by their three prolyl hydroxylase domain-containing proteins (PHD1, PHD2 and PHD3). PHDs could also be regulated by HIF. But differential and reciprocal regulation between HIF-α and PHDs during the development of HPH remains unclear. To investigate this problem, a rat HPHmodel was established. Mean pulmonary arterial pressure increased significantly after 7 d of hypoxia. Pulmonary artery remodeling index and right ventricular hypertrophy became evident after 14 d of hypoxia. HIF-1α and HIF-2α mRNA increasedslightly after 7 d of hypoxia, but HIF-3α increased significantly after 3 d of hypoxia. The protein expression levels of all three HIF-α were markedly upregulated after exposure to hypoxia. PHD2 mRNA and protein expression levels were upregulated after 3 d of hypoxia; PHD 1 protein declined after 14 d of hypoxia without significant mRNA changes. PHD3 mRNA and protein were markedly upregulated after 3 d of hypoxia, then the mRNA remained at a high level, but the protein declined after 14 d of hypoxia. In hypoxic animals, HIF-1α proteins negatively correlated with PHD2 proteins, whereas HIF-2α and HIF-3α proteins showed negative correlations with PHD3 and PHD1 proteins, respectively. All three HIF-α proteins were positively correlated with PHD2 and PHD3 mRNA. In the present study, HIF-α subunits and PHDs showed differential and reciprocal regulation, and this might play a key pathogenesis role in hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension.

  13. Usos y tendencias adictivas de una muestra de estudiantes universitarios españoles a la red social Tuenti: la actitud positiva hacia la presencia de la madre en la red como factor protector

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    Mercedes Durán

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue estudiar, desde el paradigma de usos y gratificaciones, el uso que los estudiantes universitarios españoles (N = 221 hacen de la red social Tuenti, y en qué medida estos usos se asocian con sus niveles de adicción a dicha red social. Además se analizó el papel que los progenitores tienen como facilitadores o inhibidores de dichas tendencias adictivas y el impacto del género. Los resultados muestran cuatro categorías de usos de la red Tuenti: entretenimiento, comunicación a través del muro, comunicación a nivel privado e información social. Además, la actitud positiva hacia la presencia de la madre en la red Tuenti se muestra como un factor de protección de las tendencias adictivas a la red. Por último, se han encontrado diferencias estadísticamente significativas en función del género, tanto en los usos que realizan chicos y chicas, como en sus patrones de adicción a la red Tuenti, de tal manera que los chicos informan de niveles de adicción superiores a los informados por las chicas en el uso de esta red social.

  14. Carotid Artery Screening

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    ... Resources Professions Site Index A-Z Carotid Artery Screening What is carotid artery screening? Who should consider ... about carotid artery screening? What is carotid artery screening? Screening examinations are tests performed to find disease ...

  15. Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha and the ERK Pathway Drive Chemerin Expression in Response to Hypoxia in Cultured Human Coronary Artery Endothelial Cells

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    Chua, Su-Kiat; Shyu, Kou-Gi; Lin, Yuh-Feng; Lo, Huey-Ming; Wang, Bao-Wei

    2016-01-01

    Background Chemerin, a novel adipokine, plays a role in the inflammation status of vascular endothelial cells. Hypoxia causes endothelial-cell proliferation, migration, and angiogenesis. This study was aimed at evaluating the protein and mRNA expression of chemerin after exposure of human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAECs) to hypoxia. Methods and Results Cultured HCAECs underwent hypoxia for different time points. Chemerin protein levels increased after 4 h of hypoxia at 2.5% O2, with a peak of expression of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) at 1 h. Both hypoxia and exogenously added TNF-alpha during normoxia stimulated chemerin expression, whereas an ERK inhibitor (PD98059), ERK small interfering RNA (siRNA), or an anti-TNF-alpha antibody attenuated the chemerin upregulation induced by hypoxia. A gel shift assay indicated that hypoxia induced an increase in DNA-protein binding between the chemerin promoter and transcription factor SP1. A luciferase assay confirmed an increase in transcriptional activity of SP1 on the chemerin promoter during hypoxia. Hypoxia significantly increased the tube formation and migration of HCAECs, whereas PD98059, the anti-TNF-alpha antibody, and chemerin siRNA each attenuated these effects. Conclusion Hypoxia activates chemerin expression in cultured HCAECs. Hypoxia-induced chemerin expression is mediated by TNF-alpha and at least in part by the ERK pathway. Chemerin increases early processes of angiogenesis by HCAECs after hypoxic treatment. PMID:27792771

  16. Genotype–phenotype relationship of F7 R353Q polymorphism and plasma factor VII coagulant activity in Asian Indian families predisposed to coronary artery disease

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    Jayashree Shanker; Ganapathy Perumal; Arindam Maitra; Veena S. Rao; B. K. Natesha; Shibu John; Sridhar Hebbagodi; Vijay V. Kakkar

    2009-12-01

    Elevated factor VII (FVII) level is a risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). We investigated the role of R353Q polymorphism in the F7 gene in 139 Indian families with CAD, comprising of 222 affected subjects, 105 unaffected subjects and 126 affected sibling pairs. Plasma per cent FVIIc activity (FVII.c activity) differed significantly across R353Q genotype ($P \\lt 0.0001$). Frequency of subjects with RR and QQ genotypes were higher in 4th quartile and 1st quartile of FVII.c activity, respectively ($P \\lt 0.0001$). F7 R353Q SNP was able to explain up to 7% of variation in FVII.c activity by regression analysis and an additive genetic component of variance of 28.04% by heritability analysis. Quantitative trait loci analysis showed suggestive linkage evidence of F7 SNP with per cent FVII.c activity (LOD score $-1.82$; $P = 0.002$). Individuals with RR and RQ genotypes carried an OR of 2.071 (95% c.i. = 1.506–2.850) and 2.472 (95% c.i. = 1.679–3.641), respectively, towards CAD risk. There was significant correlation of FVII.c activity with lipid markers, particularly among those with RR and RQ genotype after covariate adjustment. In conclusion, the F7 R353Q SNP appears to moderately influence plasma FVII.c activity and risk of CAD in Indians.

  17. INVESTIGATION OF THE RISK FACTORS FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASES IN EMPLOYEES AND THEIR SPOUSES OF THE ELAZIG SECURITY DEPARTMENT WHO ADMITTED TO MEDICAL DEPARTMENT OF THIS HEADQUARTER

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    Full Text Available This study was carried out with the aim of identifying risk factors coronary artery disease (CAD in the employees of Elazig Security Department. Questionnaires were applied to members and/or spouses (313 individuals of Elazig Security Department admitting to the Health Office for any reason in November-December 2003. Measurements for fasting blood sugar, serum cholesterol levels and blood pressure values were carried out. Of the individuals participating in this study, 1.9% reported having diabetes, 2.9% heart disease and 5.4% hypertension. Mean blood pressure measurements were; systolic 114.1±15.9 and diastolic 74.6±10.3 mmHg, mean fasting blood glucose values were reported as 90.9±16.6 mg/dl. 8.9% had high systolic and 7.7% had high diastolic blood pressure measurements, 16.0% had elevated total cholesterol and 3.5% had elevated fasting blood sugar levels. 36.7% reported to be current smokers, 20.8% reported having regular physical activity. 65.5% reported skipping meals and 47.3% reported eating snacks between the meals. In the group that was analyzed, the rates of smoking, sedentary life style and irregular eating habits that are considered as risk factors for CAD were high. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2006; 5(4.000: 235-243

  18. Hepatocyte Growth Factor Effects on Mesenchymal Stem Cells Derived from Human Arteries: A Novel Strategy to Accelerate Vascular Ulcer Wound Healing

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    Full Text Available Vascular ulcers are a serious complication of peripheral vascular disease, especially in diabetics. Several approaches to treat the wounds are proposed but they show poor outcomes and require long healing times. Hepatocyte Growth Factor/Scatter Factor (HGF/SF is a pleiotropic cytokine exerting many biological activities through the c-Met receptor. This study was aimed at verifying whether HGF/SF influences proliferation, migration, and angiogenesis on mesenchymal stem cells isolated from human arteries (hVW-MSCs. hVW-MSCs were exposed to NIBSC HGF/SF (2.5, 5, 10, and 70 ng/mL from 6 hrs to 7 days. HGF and c-MET mRNA and protein expression, cell proliferation (Alamar Blue and Ki–67 assay, migration (scratch and transwell assays, and angiogenesis (Matrigel were investigated. hVW-MSCs displayed stemness features and expressed HGF and c-MET. HGF/SF did not increase hVW-MSC proliferation, whereas it enhanced the cell migration, the formation of capillary-like structures, and the expression of angiogenic markers (vWF, CD31, and KDR. The HGF/SF effects on hVW-MSC migration and angiogenic potential are of great interest to accelerate wound healing process. Local delivery of HGF/SF could therefore improve the healing of unresponsive vascular ulcers.

  19. Hepatocyte Growth Factor Effects on Mesenchymal Stem Cells Derived from Human Arteries: A Novel Strategy to Accelerate Vascular Ulcer Wound Healing.

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    Valente, Sabrina; Ciavarella, Carmen; Pasanisi, Emanuela; Ricci, Francesca; Stella, Andrea; Pasquinelli, Gianandrea

    2016-01-01

    Vascular ulcers are a serious complication of peripheral vascular disease, especially in diabetics. Several approaches to treat the wounds are proposed but they show poor outcomes and require long healing times. Hepatocyte Growth Factor/Scatter Factor (HGF/SF) is a pleiotropic cytokine exerting many biological activities through the c-Met receptor. This study was aimed at verifying whether HGF/SF influences proliferation, migration, and angiogenesis on mesenchymal stem cells isolated from human arteries (hVW-MSCs). hVW-MSCs were exposed to NIBSC HGF/SF (2.5, 5, 10, and 70 ng/mL) from 6 hrs to 7 days. HGF and c-MET mRNA and protein expression, cell proliferation (Alamar Blue and Ki-67 assay), migration (scratch and transwell assays), and angiogenesis (Matrigel) were investigated. hVW-MSCs displayed stemness features and expressed HGF and c-MET. HGF/SF did not increase hVW-MSC proliferation, whereas it enhanced the cell migration, the formation of capillary-like structures, and the expression of angiogenic markers (vWF, CD31, and KDR). The HGF/SF effects on hVW-MSC migration and angiogenic potential are of great interest to accelerate wound healing process. Local delivery of HGF/SF could therefore improve the healing of unresponsive vascular ulcers.

  20. Microglia and macrophages express tumor necrosis factor receptor p75 following middle cerebral artery occlusion in mice

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    Lambertsen, K.L.; Clausen, B.H.; Fenger, C.;

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    The proinflammatory and potential neurotoxic cytokine tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is produced by activated CNS resident microglia and infiltrating blood-borne macrophages in infarct and peri-infarct areas following induction of focal cerebral ischemia. Here, we investigated the expression of the ...

  1. Coronary artery calcification in hemophilia A: No evidence for a protective effect of factor VIII deficiency on atherosclerosis

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    Tuinenburg, A.; Rutten, A.; Kavousi, M.; Leebeek, F.W.G.; Ypma, P.F.; Laros-Van Gorkom, B.A.P.; Nijziel, M.R.; Kamphuisen, P.W.; Mauser-Bunschoten, E.P.; Roosendaal, G.; Biesma, D.H.; Van Der Lugt A., [No Value; Hofman, A.; Witteman, J.C.M.; Bots, M.L.; Schutgens, R.E.G.

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    Mortality due to ischemic heart disease is lower in hemophilia patients when compared to the general male population. As coagulation plays a role in the inflammatory pathways involved in atherogenesis, we investigated whether the clotting factor deficiency protects hemophilia patients from developin

  2. Imagen corporal como factor de riesgo en los trastornos de la alimentación: una comparación transcultural entre México y España

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    G. GÓMEZ PERESMITRE; M. V. ACOSTA GARCIA

    2000-01-01

    El presente estudio tuvo como objetivo analizar factores de riesgo en trastornos de la alimentación, asociados con imagen corporal y con conducta alimentaria en muestras de mujeres estudiantes igualadas en edad y de diferentes culturas: la española y la mexicana. Los resultados se discuten a la luz de lo que nos aporta la literatura transcultural, y entre los hallazgos más importantes, se encontró que las mexicanas comparten un prototipo ideal de imagen corporal y que ante las mismas situacio...

  3. Los factores organizacionales y del entorno como moderadores de la relación entre innovación y desempeño empresarial: diferencias entre pequeñas y grandes empresas

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    García Zamora, Evelyn

    2012-01-01

    [ES] Busca medir la relación entre innovación y desempeño empresarial añadiendo distintos factores organizacionales (tamaño, orientación al mercado, orientación emprendedora) y del entorno (turbulencia del entorno, intensidad competitiva, colaboración empresarial), como condicionantes del éxito y/o moderadores, que interactúan en la implementación de la innovación. Aporta evidencia sobre los siguientes aspectos: que la innovación conduce a la mejora del desempeño empresarial, el papel del tam...

  4. La historia familiar y la conducta de consumo de alcohol como factor sociocultural en el adolescente. Perspectiva de enfermería

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    Nora Angélica Armendáriz-García; Jessica Belem Almanza-López; María Teresa de Jesús Alonso-Castillo; Nora Nelly Oliva-Rodríguez; María Magdalena Alonso-Castillo; Manuel Antonio López-Cisneros

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    Los adolescentes con mayor probabilidad de presentar la conducta de consumo de alcohol son los que están sometidos a diferentes factores de riesgo, los cuales pueden ser personales; dentro de estos factores se encuentra la historia familiar de consumo de alcohol (HFCA). Objetivo: establecer las diferencias y la relación entre el factor personal sociocultural a través de la HFCA y la conducta no sa- ludable de consumo de alcohol en adolescentes de preparatoria del Estado de Nuevo León. Ma...

  5. Carótida comum como via de estabelecimento da circulação extracorpórea para perfusão sistêmica e cerebral seletiva na correção das doenças da aorta Carotid artery inflow and anterograde cerebral perfusion in operations to correct aortic disease

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    Luiz Henrique Pamplona Corte Real de Carvalho

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar os resultados da utilização da artéria carótida comum direita no estabelecimento da circulação extracorpórea (CEC para perfusão sistêmica (PS, bem como na utilização como via anterógrada para proteção cerebral (PC, nos pacientes submetidos à correção das doenças que envolveram a aorta ascendente (AA. MÉTODO: Foram operados 23 pacientes portadores de várias afecções da AA, nos quais a abordagem foi possível por meio do estabelecimento da CEC pela anastomose de um tubo de PTFE (politetrafluoretileno à artéria carótida comum direita e manutenção de fluxo cerebral anterógrado durante a confecção da anastomose distal. O tempo médio de CEC foi de 195 minutos (152 a 253 minutos, a temperatura média sistêmica foi de 24ºC (18ºC a 25ºC, hipofluxo cerebral anterógrado, com média de 29 minutos (27 a 51 minutos e o tempo de internação média foi de 18 dias (8 a 30 dias. RESULTADOS: Todos os pacientes despertaram nas primeiras 48 horas sem dano neurológico. Por ocasião da pré-alta, foram submetidos ao teste MINI MENTAL STATE EXAMINATION (MMSE, que demonstrou não haver desordens cognitivas com dano neurológico. Ocorreram dois casos de infecção pulmonar, dois pacientes necessitaram de diálise e ocorreram dois óbitos relacionados à gravidade dos casos. Não houve óbito per-operatório. CONCLUSÃO: Este é um método prático, rápido, seguro, eficaz e reprodutível, tanto no estabelecimento da CEC como da proteção cerebral anterógrada, reduzindo o risco de isquemia cerebral, alterando a história natural da evolução pós-operatória destas correções.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of the right common carotid artery to establish cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB and the use of anterograde cerebral perfusion as cerebral protection in patients scheduled for ascending aortic repair surgery. METHOD: Twenty-three patients were submitted to aortic repair because of different aortic diseases. In all

  6. Uma revisão sobre depressão como fator de risco na Doença de Parkinson e seu impacto na cognição Revisión sobre la depressión como factor de riesgo en el Mal de Parkinson e impacto sobre la cognición A review of depression as a risk factor in Parkinson's disease and the impact on cognition

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    Cláudia Débora Silberman

    2004-04-01

    utilizem critérios diagnósticos definidos e com amostras representativas da população podem trazer esclarecimento sobre o assunto.OBJETIVOS: Este trabajo tiene dos objetivos: 1 Examinar el impacto de la depresión sobre la cognición en el Mal de Parkinson (MP. 2 Examinar el papel de la depresión como factor de riesgo tanto para el MP como para trastorno cognoscitivo en el MP. METODOLOGÍA: Revisión de la literatura internacional (Medline, de artículos clínicos, seccionales, prospectivos y de caso control evaluando la función cognoscitiva de Parkinsonianos con y sin depresión, entre 1967 y 2003. Palabras clave: Mal de Parkinson, Depresión y Cognición. RESULTADOS: Los trabajos sobre el impacto de la depresión en la cognición de parkinsonianos presentan afirmaciones divergentes. Cinco artículos concluyen que hay impacto e cuatro no confirman esos datos. Puede afirmarse que la depresión es un factor de riesgos para MP así como el MP es un factor de riesgo para la depresión. No en tanto, ninguna definición fue posible en lo que se refiere a la depresión como factor de riesgo para trastornos cognoscitivos en parkinsonianos. Se observa que los datos sobre a prevalencia de la depresión y déficit cognoscitivo en el MP son inconclusivos con grande margen porcentual entre los autores. La depresión en parkinsonianos está asociada con el avance de la gravedad del MP, estado avanzado de Hoehn y Yahr, puntuación alta en la Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS ocurrencia de caídas, baja puntuación en el Mini Examen del Estado Mental (MEEM y en la escala de Schwab y England, déficit cognoscitivo, bradykinesia axial, alteraciones en el caminar y en el balance, edad más avanzada, sexo femenino y presencia de alteración del pensamiento. CONCLUSIÓN: La interacción entre la depresión y MP es compleja y bi-direccional. La depresión es un factor de riesgo para MP así como MP es un factor de riesgo para la depresión. Es imposible trazar un perfil mas

  7. Fatal dissection of the pulmonary artery in pulmonary arterial hypertension

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    B. Degano

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available A 41-yr-old patient with chronic stable idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH presented with sudden chest pain and unusual dyspnoea during physical exertion. The patient had been diagnosed with PAH at the age of 12 yrs and was in New York Heart Association functional class I/II. The patient was being treated with an anticoagulant regimen, low-dose diuretics and continuous intravenous epoprostenol therapy. A computed tomography scan showed ancient massive thrombi in dilated central pulmonary arteries, which were not haemodynamically significant (perfusion lung scans did not demonstrate segmental or larger defects, and extensive dissection of the right pulmonary artery starting from the intermediate branch. Due to the extensiveness of the dissection, the patient was immediately considered for heart–lung transplantation, but died 72 h after the onset of symptoms. Permission for post mortem examination was denied. Pulmonary artery dissection should be suspected in PAH patients presenting with chest pain and worsening dyspnoea. In the current case, the factors possibly associated with increased risk for dissection may include dilatation of the pulmonary artery, local inflammation favoured by in situ thrombosis, and acute increase of pulmonary pressure secondary to physical exertion. Extensive pulmonary artery dissection is a life-threatening complication of PAH, and urgent heart/lung transplantation might be the treatment of choice in eligible patients. In addition, better identification of the risk factors for pulmonary artery dissection may help in considering transplantation for selected patients at risk.

  8. Vivir y morir en Madrid: la vivienda como factor determinante del estado de salud de la población madrileña (1874-1923)

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    Huertas, Rafael

    2002-01-01

    This paper analyses the role of housing as determining factor for the welfare of Madrid's population during the change of the XIXth century to the XXth century. Through medical reports and the contributions of hygienists and social physicians, it will be demonstrated that unhealthy housing in Madrid became a negative factor for the mortality and the morbidity of its residents, in such a way that it made physicians, town planners, and politicians to be preocupied. It will also be discussed how...

  9. Evaluating the Incidence of Cognitive Disorder Following Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypasses Surgery and its Predisposing Factors

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    Joudi, Marjan; Fathi, Mehdi; Harati, Hadi; Joudi, Mitra; Izanloo, Azra; Rahdari, Ali; Soltani, Ghasem

    2014-01-01

    Background: Cognitive disorder is a fluctuating cognitive destruction and a common problem for hospitalized patients, which leads to loss of consciousness. It is usually accompanied with increased mortality, prolonged hospital stay, and decreased rehabilitation. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine risk factors associated with cognitive disorder after open-heart surgery. Patients and Methods: In total, 171 patients who had undergone off-pump open-heart surgery and lacked any...

  10. Incidence and Risk Factors for Atrial Fibrillation after First Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Urumiyeh Imam Khomeini Hospital from 2006 to 2008

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    M Golmohammadi

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF is the most common arrhythmic complication following coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG. The incidence of postoperative AF ranges from %10 to %0 and it usually tends to occur within 2 to 4 days after operation. The etiology of AF after cardiac surgery is incompletely understood. Aggressive prophylactic intervention should be directed and limited to high risk patients who are most likely to benefit from such procedure. The aim of this study was to identify the frequency of AF and to determine risk factors by using available clinical predictors of postoperative AF after CABG.Methods: The present study was a prospective observational investigation of 300 patients undergoing elective isolated CABG from 2006 to 2008 in Urumiyeh Imam Khomeini Hospital. Peri-operative risk factors were used to develop logistic regression equation in order to predict the development of post-operative AF. Results: A total of 300 patients aged 58± 10 (221 male were included in the study. The incidence of AF was %12/3(n=37. By univariate analysis, congestive heart failure (P=0.02, and low left ventricular ejection fraction (P=0.04 were associated with the development of post-CABG AF. However, in the logistic regression model CHF (OR: 4.87, 95%CI: 1.09-21.6, P=0.038 remained an independent predictor for the development of postoperative AF. On the other hand, patients with and without AF were similar regarding body mass index, preoperative heart rate , time of ventilation in ICU, pump time, grafting or absence of grafting on right coronary artery (RCA and the prevalence of chronic lung diseases, previous myocardial infarction, and diabetes mellitus. Patients who developed AF had longer ICU stay (OR=4.92, P=0/000.Conclusion: The results of the present study demonstrated that the combination of congestive heart failure, and low left ventricular ejection fraction can identify patients at high risk for occurrence of AF after CABG.

  11. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha G-238A polymorphism and coronary artery disease risk: a meta-analysis of 4,222 patients and 4,832 controls

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    Hua XP

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Xian-Ping Hua,1,* Xiao-Dong Zhang,2,* Joey SW Kwong,3,* Xian-Tao Zeng,4 Zhen-Jian Zhang,1 Wan-Lin Wei21Department of Cardiology, Suizhou Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, Suizhou, Hubei Province, 2Department of Cardiology and 4th Cadres Ward, General Hospital of Beijing Military Command, Beijing, 3Chinese Evidence-Based Medicine Center and Chinese Cochrane Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 4Center for Evidence-Based and Translational Medicine, Zhongnan Hospital, Wuhan University, Wuhan, People’s Republic of China*These authors contributed equally to this workBackground: The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α gene G-238A polymorphism and risk of coronary artery disease (CAD using a meta-analytical approach.Methods: The PubMed and Embase databases were searched for relevant publications up to January 13, 2015. Four authors (XPH, XDZ, XTZ, and ZJZ independently selected the studies, extracted, and analyzed the data using the Comprehensive Meta-Analysis software. The sensitivity and subgroups analyses were also performed. Either a fixed effects or a random effects model was used to estimate pooled odds ratios (ORs and their 95% confidence intervals (CIs.Results: Finally, ten articles including eleven case-control studies involving 4,222 patients and 4,832 controls were yielded. The results indicated no significant association between G-238A polymorphism and CAD risk (A vs G: OR =1.08, 95% CI =0.89–1.30; AA vs GG: OR =1.15, 95% CI =0.59–2.25; GA vs GG: OR =1.14, 95% CI =0.88–1.48; AA vs [GG + GA]: OR =1.09, 95% CI =0.56–2.14; (GA + AA vs GG: OR =1.11, 95% CI =0.90–1.38. In the subgroup analyses, similar results were obtained with overall populations. The sensitivity analyses showed that the overall results were robust. No publication bias was detected.Conclusion: Based on current evidence, we can conclude that TNF-α G-238A polymorphism

  12. Sex differences in intracranial arterial bifurcations

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    Lindekleiv, Haakon M; Valen-Sendstad, Kristian; Morgan, Michael K;

    2010-01-01

    Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a serious condition, occurring more frequently in females than in males. SAH is mainly caused by rupture of an intracranial aneurysm, which is formed by localized dilation of the intracranial arterial vessel wall, usually at the apex of the arterial bifurcation. T....... The female preponderance is usually explained by systemic factors (hormonal influences and intrinsic wall weakness); however, the uneven sex distribution of intracranial aneurysms suggests a possible physiologic factor-a local sex difference in the intracranial arteries....

  13. Determination of arterial wall shear stress

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    2001-01-01

    The arteries can remodel their structure and function to adapt themselves to the mechanical environment. In various factors that lead to vascular remodeling, the shear stress on the arterial wall induced by the blood flow is of great importance. However, there are many technique difficulties in measuring the wall shear stress directly at present. In this paper, through analyzing the pulsatile blood flow in arteries, a method has been proposed that can determine the wall shear stress quantitatively by measuring the velocity on the arterial axis, and that provides a necessary means to discuss the influence of arterial wall shear stress on vascular remodeling.

  14. Idade como fator prognóstico no câncer de mama em estádio inicial Edad como factor pronóstico en el cáncer de mama en fase inicial Age as a prognostic factor in early breast cancer

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    Bernardo Garicochea

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a idade como fator prognóstico no câncer de mama em estádio clínico inicial. MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo que analisou as características clínicas e a sobrevida livre de doença de 280 pacientes entre 25 e 81 anos com câncer de mama estágio clínico I e II com acompanhamento em hospital de Porto Alegre (RS, de 1995 a 2000. Dados clínicos, patológicos, tratamento e desfechos foram extraídos dos prontuários das pacientes. As pacientes foram divididas em dois grupos conforme a idade ao diagnóstico (40 anos. Os dois grupos foram comparados quanto ao estágio clínico, histologia, expressão de receptores hormonais, terapia e radioterapia utilizando o teste qui-quadrado e/ou exato de Fisher e para análise de sobrevida, o teste de long-rank e método de Kaplan-Meier. RESULTADOS: Do total de 280 mulheres estudadas, 54 (19,3% tinham até 40 anos de idade. Ambos os grupos de pacientes eram similares em estágio clínico, histologia e expressão de receptores hormonais. A proporção de pacientes com sobrevida livre de doença em seguimento de 56 meses foi significativamente maior nas pacientes acima de 40 anos (84% versus 70%. Proporcionalmente, as pacientes mais jovens receberam mais terapia adjuvante (88,8% versus 77,8%. Houve diferença significativa na probabilidade das mulheres acima de 40 anos de permanecerem livre de doença (84%, sendo mais evidente quando comparadas às pacientes com OBJETIVO: Analizar la edad como factor pronóstico en el cáncer de mama en fase clínico inicial. MÉTODOS: Estudio retrospectivo que analizó las características clínicas y la sobrevida libre de enfermedad de 280 pacientes entre 25 y 81 años con cáncer de mama fase clínica I y II con acompañamiento en hospital de Porto Alegre (Sur de Brasil, de 1995 a 2000. Datos clínicos, patológicos, tratamiento y resultados fueron extraídos de los prontuarios de las pacientes. Las pacientes fueron divididas en dos grupos conforme la

  15. Malnutrition as a risk factor for the development of pressure ulcers Desnutrición como factor de riesgo para el desarrollo de las úlceras por presión Desnutrição como fator de risco para o desenvolvimento de úlceras por pressão

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    Letícia Faria Serpa

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Malnutrition - as a fundamental aspect both in genesis as in healing of pressure ulcers - is the object of this update paper. Countless studies point out that malnutrition, immune function alterations, hypoalbuminemia, low hemoglobin levels, as well as low diet intake, as responsible for an increase in the risk of developing these lesions. Therefore, it is essential to include the assessment of the nutrition status - monitoring of the calorie-protein intake and the difficulties to use the nutrients - in the prevention and treatment protocols of this type of chronic wound.La desnutrición - como aspecto fundamental en la génesis y cicatrización de las úlceras por presión (UP - es el tema de esta atualización. Muchos estudios destacan la desnutrición, los cambios del funcionamiento imunológico, la hipoalbuminemia, los bajos niveles de hemoglobina así como la baja aceptación alimentaria como los responsables del aumento del riesgo para el desarrollo de las UP. En conclusión, es fundamental incluir la evaluación del estado nutricional en los protocolos de prevención y tratamiento de las UP. Esa evaluación debe incluir medidas objetivas, seguimiento de la ingestión calórica y protéica y además de las dificultades para el aprovechamiento de los nutrientes.A desnutrição - como aspecto fundamental tanto na gênese como na cicatrização das úlceras por pressão - é objeto deste artigo de atualização. Inúmeros estudos salientam a desnutrição, alterações da função imune, hipoalbuminemia, níveis baixos de hemoglobina bem como a baixa aceitação dietética como responsáveis por aumentar o risco para o desenvolvimento dessas lesões. É, portanto, fundamental incluir a avaliação do estado nutricional - monitorização da ingestão calórico-protéica e das dificuldades para o aproveitamento dos nutrientes nos protocolos de prevenção e tratamento desse tipo de ferida crônica.

  16. Hipertensión arterial: estudio de conocimientos y adherencia terapeútica en población de Bilbao

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    Peña Sáinz de la Maza, Jaione

    2014-01-01

    La hipertensión arterial (HTA) es conocida tanto como una enfermedad como un factor de riesgo cardiovascular. Continúa siendo una de las patologías más frecuentes afectando a más del 20% de la población. A pesar de estas cifras, el nivel de cumplimentación terapéutica es bajo. En este trabajo se estudia, en una muestra de residentes en Bilbao, el grado de conocimiento y la adherencia terapéutica que tienen sobre esta enfermedad. El estudio se realizó en una muestra de 50 pacientes hip...

  17. New assessment for the risk of ischemic stroke or carotid artery stenosis. Prognostic factor analysis in hypercholesterolemia patients

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    Concise and non-invasive methods to detect the risk of cerebrovascular disease in high risk patients are considered useful. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the contribution to ischemic cerebrovascular risk of the Revised Atherosclerotic Index (RAI) which is calculated from the Atherogenic Index (AI), patient's age and number of risk factors of atherosclerotic disease. I studied retrospectively the serum lipid levels, carotid stenosis measured by ultrasonography and cerebral infarction diagnosed from the symptoms and CT in 56 hypercholesterolemic outpatients. I assessed the relation between the RAI and carotid stenoic findings, history of cerebral infarction, and type of cerebral infarction. I also assessed the relation between the RAI and changes in LDL-cholesterol level before and after atorvastatin administration. The RAI was significantly increased in patients with carotid lesions and cerebral infarction, but the AI was not. While the odds ratio of the AI for carotid lesions was high but not significantly so, that of the RAI increased with statistical significance. The odds ratio for cerebral infarction was high for the RAI but not for the AI. Furthermore, the RAI was significantly high in patients with aortic thrombotic cerebral infarction as compared to that in patients without any infarction. The serum lipids were well controlled under administration of atorvastatin and the mean RAI was also significantly decreased; however, more comprehensive control of risk factors might be necessary. The AI adjusted for patient's age and number of risk factors might be useful for assessing the risk of carotid lesion atherosclerosis and aortic thrombotic cerebral infarction. (author)

  18. Risk Factors of Coronary Artery Disease in Women%女性冠心病危险因素分析