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  1. Estrés oxidativo como factor de riesgo para el desarrollo de diabetes mellitus, osteoartritis o hipertensión arterial en adultos mayores

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    Ada Saraí Beristain Pérez; Martha A. Sánchez Rodríguez; Mirna Ruiz Ramos; Víctor Manuel Mendoza Núñez

    2006-01-01

    Se ha reportado que el estrés oxidativo (EOx) es un factor de riesgo para el desarrollo de algunas enfermedades crónico- degenerativas (ECD) durante la vejez; sin embargo, las evidencias científicas no son del todo concluyentes. Por tal motivo, el objetivo del presente estudio fue determinar la influencia del EOx como factor de riesgo de diabetes mellitus tipo 2 (DM), osteoartritis (OA) o hipertensión arterial (HTA) en una población de adultos mayores (AM). Para tal efecto, se realizó un estu...

  2. [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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. Caracterización genotípica de SNPs de PPARγ, endotelina, VAV-3, IL-10, IL-12B y GNB3, asociados a factores clínicos y bioquímicos como predictores de la evolución de la hipertensión arterial

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    Martín Oterino, José Ángel

    2016-01-01

    [ES] Caracterización genotípica de SNPs de PPARγ, endotelina, VAV-3, IL-10, IL-12B y GNB3, asociados a factores clínicos y bioquímicos como predictores de la evolución de la hipertensión arterial en una cohorte de 252 pacientes hipertensos a los que se realizó un seguimiento con una media de 8'6 años. Se observó que determinados polimorfismos de IL-12B presentaban relación con la progresión de la HTA, así como que factores clínicos, tales como la presencia de obesidad abdominal también mostr...

  7. 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

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available 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: se midió la presión arterial a las doce semanas posparto en las pacientes que cumplieron con los criterios de inclusión con el fin de establecer la presencia de estado prehipertensivo o de hipertensión. RESULTADOS: 51 pacientes cumplieron los criterios de inclusión, 28 (55% con preeclampsia y 23 (45% con hipertensión gestacional; 28,6% (8/28 de las mujeres en el grupo con preeclampsia y 26,1% (6/23 en el grupo con hipertensión gestacional estaban prehipertensas a las doce semanas posparto; 28,6% (8/28 de las pacientes en el grupo con preeclampsia y 21,7% (5/23 en el grupo con hipertensión gestacional estaban hipertensas a las doce semanas posparto. CONCLUSIÓN: la preeclampsia y la hipertensión gestacional están relacionadas con la presencia de prehipertensión e hipertensión a las doce semanas posparto.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  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 ansiedad en la atencion como factor de aprendizaje

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    Boualia, fouzi; Ferrah, amel

    2016-01-01

    La atención es facultado de la mente humana tiene su propio funcionamiento, sus propios factores, fases e importancia .pero ansiedad afecta en la atención como factor de aprendizaje. Es un problema que limita la imaginación y la emoción y el pensamiento de los estudiantes. A partir de todo eso nuestra problemática que queremos presentarla es el afecto de la ansiedad en la atención como factor de aprendizaje. Nuestro investigación compuesto por 3 capítulos, en el primer ca...

  12. Association factor analysis between osteoporosis with cerebral artery disease

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    Jin, Eun-Sun; Jeong, Je Hoon; Lee, Bora; Im, Soo Bin

    2017-01-01

    Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical association factors between osteoporosis and cerebral artery disease in Korean population. Two hundred nineteen postmenopausal women and men undergoing cerebral computed tomography angiography were enrolled in this study to evaluate the cerebral artery disease by cross-sectional study. Cerebral artery disease was diagnosed if there was narrowing of 50% higher diameter in one or more cerebral vessel artery or presence of vascular calcification. History of osteoporotic fracture was assessed using medical record, and radiographic data such as simple radiography, MRI, and bone scan. Bone mineral density was checked by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. We reviewed clinical characteristics in all patients and also performed subgroup analysis for total or extracranial/ intracranial cerebral artery disease group retrospectively. We performed statistical analysis by means of chi-square test or Fisher's exact test for categorical variables and Student's t-test or Wilcoxon's rank sum test for continuous variables. We also used univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were conducted to assess the factors associated with the prevalence of cerebral artery disease. A two-tailed p-value of less than 0.05 was considered as statistically significant. All statistical analyses were performed using R (version 3.1.3; The R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria) and SPSS (version 14.0; SPSS, Inc, Chicago, Ill, USA). Of the 219 patients, 142 had cerebral artery disease. All vertebral fracture was observed in 29 (13.24%) patients. There was significant difference in hip fracture according to the presence or absence of cerebral artery disease. In logistic regression analysis, osteoporotic hip fracture was significantly associated with extracranial cerebral artery disease after adjusting for multiple risk factors. Females with osteoporotic hip fracture were associated with total calcified

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. Prematuridade como fator de risco para pressão arterial elevada em crianças: uma revisão sistemática Preterm birth as a risk factor for high blood pressure in children: a systematic review

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    Anna Paula Coelli

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Estudos epidemiológicos têm sugerido que a hipertensão arterial é uma doença que tem início na infância e a prematuridade, crianças nascidas com menos de 37 semanas, um possível fator associado ao desenvolvimento deste agravo. Este estudo tem por objetivo identificar a associação entre prematuridade e elevação da pressão arterial em crianças por meio de revisão sistemática da literatura. Foram selecionados artigos das bases de dados MEDLINE, LILACS e SciELO publicados no período de 1998 a 2009. Excluiu-se os que não apresentavam resumo, redigidos em idioma diferente do inglês, português e espanhol e os que não objetivavam analisar a relação entre prematuridade e hipertensão. Foram analisados 9 artigos: 5 estudos de caso-controle, 2 transversais e 2 de coorte. Prematuridade não esteve associada à elevação da pressão arterial na infância na maioria dos artigos analisados, porém, sua influência não deve ser descartada, tendo em vista a pequena produção sobre o assunto, bem como as grandes diferenças metodológicas observadas nos estudos publicados no período analisado.Epidemiological studies have suggested that arterial hypertension is a chronic disease that begins in childhood, and that prematurity (birth at less than 37 weeks' gestational age is potentially associated with the development of hypertension in childhood and adulthood. Our objective was to identify the association between prematurity and high blood pressure in children, using a systematic literature review. Original articles related to the theme and published in English, Portuguese, or Spanish from 1998 to 2009 were selected from the MEDLINE, LILACS, and SciELO databases. We excluded articles without abstracts, review articles, and articles not related to prematurity and hypertension in childhood. Nine articles were located and analyzed: 5 case-control studies, 2 cross-sectional studies, and 2 cohort studies. The majority of the studies failed to

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

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    Elewa, Usama; Fernandez-Fernandez, Beatriz; Alegre, Raquel; Sanchez-Niño, Maria D; Mahillo-Fernández, Ignacio; Perez-Gomez, Maria Vanessa; El-Fishawy, Hussein; Belal, Dawlat; Ortiz, Alberto

    2015-01-01

    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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  1. 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.

  2. Factores de riesgo en empleados del área de la salud de manizales asociados con el desarrollo de hipertensión arterial sistémica

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    Cardona Gómez, Johanna; Castaño Castrillón, José Jaime; Giraldo Cardona, José Fernando; Giraldo Ciuffetelli, Natalia Eugenia; Hernández Vinasco, Valentina; Jiménez Páez, Diana Susana; Muñoz Villegas, Margarita María; Sepúlveda Gallo, Gloria Ángela; Sepúlveda Gómez, Isabel Juliana

    2010-01-01

    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, ...

  3. 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

  4. Atividade física como discriminador da ausência de hipertensão arterial em homens adultos

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    Francisco Jose Gondim Pitanga

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: Diversos estudos epidemiológicos demonstram que a atividade física reduz a pressão arterial, porém a quantidade necessária para que estes benefícios sejam alcançados permanece especulativa. Objetivo: Analisar a quantidade (duração e intensidade de atividade física em seus diferentes domínios (trabalho, deslocamento, atividade doméstica e tempo livre como discriminador da ausência de hipertensão arterial em adultos do sexo masculino. Métodos: Estudo transversal realizado na cidade de Lauro de Freitas, Bahia, Brasil com amostra constituída por 220 indivíduos do sexo masculino com idade superior a 18 anos. Foram construídas diversas curvas Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC e comparadas às áreas sobre as mesmas entre a quantidade de atividade física em seus diferentes domínios e a ausência de hipertensão arterial. Verificou-se também a sensibilidade e especificidade para a quantidade de atividade física necessária para prevenção de hipertensão arterial. Foi utilizado o intervalo de confiança a 95%. Resultados: Entre os diferentes domínios de atividade física analisados encontrou-se maior significância estatística nas áreas sob a curva ROC para a atividade física no trabalho e no tempo livre. A caminhada não foi boa discriminadora para a ausência de hipertensão arterial em nenhum dos domínios analisados. Observou-se também que 180 min/semana de atividade física moderada, acumulada nos diferentes domínios foi o melhor ponto de corte para discriminar a ausência de hipertensão arterial. Conclusão: A prática da atividade física, principalmente de intensidade moderada, com duração de pelo menos 180 min/semana deve ser sugerida para indivíduos do sexo masculino visando contribuir para a prevenção da hipertensão arterial.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

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    José Carlos Giraldo T.; María Elena Sánchez

    2009-01-01

    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 la...

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. The relationship between rheumatoid factor levels and coronary artery lesion complexity and severity in patients with stable coronary artery disease

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    Avcı, Anıl; Açar, Göksel; Fidan, Serdar; Öcal, Lütfi; Bulut, Mustafa; Tellice, Muhammed; Akçakoyun, Mustafa; Pala, Selçuk; Esen, Ali Metin

    2015-01-01

    Introduction The relation between serum rheumatoid factor levels and the extent, severity, and complexity of coronary artery disease has not been adequately studied. Aim Therefore, we assessed the relationship between the severity of coronary artery disease assessed by SYNTAX score and serum rheumatoid factor levels in patients with stable coronary artery disease. Material and methods We enrolled 268 consecutive patients who underwent coronary angiography. Patients with acute coronary syndrome and chronic immune disorders were excluded. Baseline serum rheumatoid factor levels were measured and the SYNTAX score was calculated from the study population. Results Patients were divided into two groups. Group 1 was defined as low SYNTAX score 22. Serum rheumatoid factor levels were significantly higher in the intermediate and high-SYNTAX score group than in the low-SYNTAX score group (16.4 ±9 IU/mlvs. 11.36 ±5 IU/ml, p < 0.001). Also, there was a significant correlation between rheumatoid factor and CRP levels with the SYNTAX score r = 0.411; p < 0.001 and r = 0.275; p < 0.001, respectively. On multivariate linear regression analysis, rheumatoid factor (β = 0.101, p < 0.001) was an independent risk factor for intermediate and high SYNTAX score in patients with stable coronary artery disease. In receiver operator characteristic curve analysis, optimal cut-off value of rheumatoid factor to predict high SYNTAX score was found to be 10.5 IU/ml, with 69% sensitivity and 61% specificity. Conclusions The rheumatoid factor level was independently associated with the extent, complexity, and severity of coronary artery disease assessed by SYNTAX score in patients with stable coronary artery diseases. PMID:25848367

  13. El trabajo nocturno como factor de riesgo psicosocial

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    Mongui Sánchez Hilda Margoth

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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. 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...

  15. Association factor analysis between osteoporosis with cerebral artery disease: The STROBE study.

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    Jin, Eun-Sun; Jeong, Je Hoon; Lee, Bora; Im, Soo Bin

    2017-03-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical association factors between osteoporosis and cerebral artery disease in Korean population. Two hundred nineteen postmenopausal women and men undergoing cerebral computed tomography angiography were enrolled in this study to evaluate the cerebral artery disease by cross-sectional study. Cerebral artery disease was diagnosed if there was narrowing of 50% higher diameter in one or more cerebral vessel artery or presence of vascular calcification. History of osteoporotic fracture was assessed using medical record, and radiographic data such as simple radiography, MRI, and bone scan. Bone mineral density was checked by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. We reviewed clinical characteristics in all patients and also performed subgroup analysis for total or extracranial/ intracranial cerebral artery disease group retrospectively. We performed statistical analysis by means of chi-square test or Fisher's exact test for categorical variables and Student's t-test or Wilcoxon's rank sum test for continuous variables. We also used univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were conducted to assess the factors associated with the prevalence of cerebral artery disease. A two-tailed p-value of less than 0.05 was considered as statistically significant. All statistical analyses were performed using R (version 3.1.3; The R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria) and SPSS (version 14.0; SPSS, Inc, Chicago, Ill, USA). Of the 219 patients, 142 had cerebral artery disease. All vertebral fracture was observed in 29 (13.24%) patients. There was significant difference in hip fracture according to the presence or absence of cerebral artery disease. In logistic regression analysis, osteoporotic hip fracture was significantly associated with extracranial cerebral artery disease after adjusting for multiple risk factors. Females with osteoporotic hip fracture were associated with total calcified cerebral artery

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. La familia y la escuela como factores protectores de la resilencia

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    Foronda Macias, Diana Patricia

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    Artículo (Maestría en Educación y Desarrollo Humano). Universidad de Manizales. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas. CINDE, 2012 El presente artículo explora el concepto de resilencia. Inicia con una aproximación general a la resilencia, en la que ésta, se asume como la capacidad de superar la adversidad y salir avante de ella, y se muestran los vínculos con conceptos como vulnerabilidad, factores de riesgo, violencia, maltrato y factores protectores. Dentro de su definición, se desa...

  19. LA INSATISFACCIÓN LABORAL COMO FACTOR DEL BAJO RENDIMIENTO DEL TRABAJADOR

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    Granda Carazas, Segundo Eloy; Facultad de Ciencias Contables, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

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    El tema "la insatisfacción laboral como factor del bajo rendimiento del trabajador" es importante, ya que se puede constatar que en algunas organizaciones, pese a sus significativos esfuerzos para ampliar y modernizar su infraestructura, afrontan problemas de rendimiento laboral. Este artículo se orienta a determinar en qué medida la insatisfacción laboral se asocia al bajo rendimiento laboral en una organización. Como factores constituyentes de la insatisfacción laboral se considerar...

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Exposing women to workplace stress factors as a risk factor for developing arterial hypertension.

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    Bojar, Iwona; Humeniuk, Ewa; Owoc, Alfred; Wierzba, Waldemar; Wojtyła, Andrzej

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study is the evaluation of women's exposure to stress-inducing factors at work, definition of a scale of the problem, as well as assessment of the impact of professional work on the value of arterial pressure. The research was conducted on four professional groups of women: working in agriculture, working as clerks, seamstresses, as well as those working as medical representative in the period from August- September 2008 in the Lublin region. A total number of 416 women was examined, ages ranging from 30-40, who had not been previously treated due to arterial hypertension. The women under examination had their arterial blood pressure measured twice on a working day at 08:00 and at 14:00. The values of measurements were averaged. The research tool was also the standardised Questionnaire for Subjective Work Evaluation. The raw result was obtained on the basis of summing up all the points, which were afterwards transformed into 10 standard values. The general result was given in 10 standard values, whereas the results of stress factors were quoted as mean results of raw values and were referred to results defined as high for a given factor. The results obtained were statistically analysed on the basis of t-Student test. The significance level adopted was pstress related to a particular factor of work evaluation, was also analysed. Stress experienced by women at a workplace affects not ony their professional life, but also family life and social intercourses. In the women's opinion, an unpleasant workplace is such a workplace where the feeling of mental workload is connected with the lack of rewards (motivation), uncertainty resulting from organisation of daily chores and lack of support from others. The high general level of stress was noted among the group of women working in agriculture, in pharmaceutical companies, as well as among those who perform physical work (seamstresses). The intensification of stress at a workplace had a considerable

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Enfermedad periodontal como factor de riesgo de condiciones sistémicas.

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    La enfermedad periodontal es una agresión patógena e inflamatoria, continua a nivel sistémico, por la grancantidad de superficie de epitelio ulcerado de las bolsas que permite a través de 3 mecanismos el paso debacterias y sus productos al organismo. Es por esto que se presenta a dicha enfermedad como un factor deriesgo importante a tener en cuenta en la aparición de ciertas alteraciones sistémicas como resultados adversosdel embarazo (parto pretérmino y bajo peso al nacer), enfermedades card...

  7. 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;

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    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.......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....

  8. 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

  9. Riesgo coronario en la hipertensión arterial sistólica asociada a factores de riesgo prevalentes. Hospital Nacional PNP "Luis N. Saenz"

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    Estimar el riesgo de padecer una enfermedad coronaria es posible con el uso de herramientas como el score Framingham. La hipertensión arterial sistólica de acuerdo a los lineamientos de las Guías de Práctica Clínica vigentes constituye un punto inicial valido para la investigación de enfermedad coronaria asociada a sus factores de riesgo prevalentes como son diabetes Mellitus, dislipidemia y tabaquismo. El objetivo de esta investigación fue determinar el riesgo coronario en la población con h...

  10. Factors influencing delay time and coronary arterial density during coronary angiography with DSCT

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    Lijun Tang; Xiaomei Zhu; Yi Xu; Tongfu Yu; Hai Xu; Jinhua Tang; Dehang Wang (Dept. of Radiology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical Univ., Nanjing, Jiangsu (China)), e-mail: wangdehang@hotmail.com; Dogra, Vikram (Dept. of Radiology, Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States))

    2011-02-15

    Background: CT angiography (CTA) plays an important role in diagnosing coronary arterial disease. Delay time and density of the coronary arteries related with patient-specific factors are essential for getting an optimal CTA image. Purpose: To investigate various factors influencing delay time and coronary arterial density during coronary CTA with dual source CT. Material and Methods: One hundred and sixteen consecutive subjects who underwent cardiac DSCT with retrospective ECG-gating were included. Factors including gender, age, height, weight, transversal cardiac diameter (TCD), transversal thoracic diameter (TTD), heart rate (HR), body surface area (BSA = [weight x height/3600]1/2) and cardiothoracic ratio (CTR = TCD/TTD) were recorded, measured and calculated before administration of contrast media during coronary CT angiography. Delay time was determined as duration from the beginning of the injection to the density in the descending aorta at the level of right main pulmonary artery reaching a threshold of 100 HU. Coronary arterial density was measured at the mid portion of the right coronary artery. Regression analysis and stepwise regression analysis were used to investigate the influence of these factors on delay time and coronary arterial density. Results: Delay time decreased with an increasing HR and it was shorter in women than men. Delay time increased with an increasing TCD. Delay time could be predicted by the formula: DT = 16.651-0.110 x HR + 1.902 x gender + 0.394 x TCD (where DT is abbreviation for delay time, gender is 0 for women and 1 for men). Coronary arterial density decreased with an increasing HR and weight. Coronary arterial density could be predicted by the formula: CAD = 923.42-4.099 x HR-3.293 x weight (CAD = coronary arterial density). There was no relationship between the other factors mentioned above and delay time or coronary arterial density. Conclusion: Delay time is influenced by HR, gender and TCD. Coronary arterial density

  11. Risk factors for vertebral artery injuries in cervical spine trauma

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    Nanjundappa S. Harshavardhana

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Blunt cerebrovascular injuries (i.e. involvement of carotid and vertebral arteries are increasingly being recognized in setting of cervical spine trauma/fractures and are associated with high incidence of stroke/morbidity and mortality. The incidence of vertebral artery injuries (VAI is more common than previously thought and regular screening is seldom performed. However there exists no screening criteria and conflicting reports exists between spine and trauma literature. Many clinicians do not routinely screen/evaluate patients presenting with cervical spine trauma for potential VAI. This article provides a brief summary of existing evidence regarding the incidence of VAI in the background of cervical trauma/fractures. The type and fracture pattern that is associated with a high risk of VAI warranting mandatory screening/further work-up is discussed. A brief overview of diagnostic modalities and their respective sensitivity/specificity along with available treatment options is also summarized.

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

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    Maria de la Caridad Casanova Moreno

    2014-10-01

    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

  13. Depressão como fator de risco de morbidade imediata e tardia pós-revascularização cirúrgica do miocárdio Depression as a risk factor for early and late morbidity after coronary artery bypass surgery

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    Fábio Augusto Pinton

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    symptoms of depression in the in the preoperative period, immediate postoperative period (IPP and in the late postoperative period (LPP in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing bypass surgery and its impact on early and late postoperative morbidity. METHOD: Fifty-eight inpatients waiting to undergo an elective bypass surgery completed the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI before surgery (Period I, after surgery just before hospital discharge (Period II and three months later (Period III. Patients mean age was 61.2 (34 to 78 years; SD: 10.1, 34 (58.6% were male, 31 (55.4% had a history of infarction, 35 (62.5% had ejection fraction >40% and 19 (33.0% had diabetes. RESULTS: Depression symptoms were identified in 12 (20.7% patients in Period I, 13 (23.6% in Period II and four (9.8% in Period III. Eighteen (31.0% patients had complications in the IPP, 17 (34.0% in the LPP. IPP complications were more frequent for older patients (more than 65 years; p=0.003, with at least three grafts (p=0.001 and depression in Period I (p=0.011. When those variables were associated with complications on the LPP, there was a significant difference for females (p=0.006 and depression in Period II (p=0.008. Female patients had more depression symptoms while staying in hospital (p=0.04. CONCLUSION: More than 65 years, females, three or more grafts and depression symptoms in the postoperative period were associated with more complications after bypass surgery. Patients undergoing bypass surgery should be carefully monitored for depression and treated if necessary since it may be associated with complications after surgery.

  14. Traditional risk factors are predictive on segmental localization of coronary artery disease.

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    Tacoy, Gulten; Balcioglu, Akif Serhat; Akinci, Sinan; Erdem, Güliz; Kocaman, Sinan Altan; Timurkaynak, Timur; Cengel, Atiye

    2008-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between established risk factors and segmental localization of coronary artery disease. A total of 2760 patients who underwent coronary angiography were enrolled into the study. Coronary angiographic segmental evaluation was performed according to the scheme of American Heart Association. Patients were classified into 2 groups (group 1: normal coronary artery segments, group 2: coronary artery segments with coronary artery disease). Smoking was highly related with left main coronary artery disease (odds ratio = 7.5; P = .005). Diabetes mellitus and male sex increased the risk of atherosclerosis in all coronary vasculature (odds ratio = 2.7-2.2; P < .001-P < .001). Hypertension was correlated with distal coronary artery (odds ratio = 1.4; P < .001) and family history with distal circumflex lesions (odds ratio = 4.5; P = .005) High triglyceride levels were associated with right coronary artery lesions (odds ratio = 1.00; P =.03). The effect of advanced age was small (odds ratio = 1.08; P < .001). Risk factors may be predictive for segmental localization.

  15. 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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    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 cor...

  16. Response to pulmonary arterial hypertension drug therapies in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension and cardiovascular risk factors.

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    Charalampopoulos, Athanasios; Howard, Luke S; Tzoulaki, Ioanna; Gin-Sing, Wendy; Grapsa, Julia; Wilkins, Martin R; Davies, Rachel J; Nihoyannopoulos, Petros; Connolly, Susan B; Gibbs, J Simon R

    2014-12-01

    The age at diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and the prevalence of cardiovascular (CV) risk factors are increasing. We sought to determine whether the response to drug therapy was influenced by CV risk factors in PAH patients. We studied consecutive incident PAH patients (n = 146) between January 1, 2008, and July 15, 2011. Patients were divided into two groups: the PAH-No CV group included patients with no CV risk factors (obesity, systemic hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, permanent atrial fibrillation, mitral and/or aortic valve disease, and coronary artery disease), and the PAH-CV group included patients with at least one. The response to PAH treatment was analyzed in all the patients who received PAH drug therapy. The PAH-No CV group included 43 patients, and the PAH-CV group included 69 patients. Patients in the PAH-No CV group were younger than those in the PAH-CV group (P < 0.0001). In the PAH-No CV group, 16 patients (37%) improved on treatment and 27 (63%) did not improve, compared with 11 (16%) and 58 (84%) in the PAH-CV group, respectively (P = 0.027 after adjustment for age). There was no difference in survival at 30 months (P = 0.218). In conclusion, in addition to older age, CV risk factors may predict a reduced response to PAH drug therapy in patients with PAH.

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

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    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

  18. PREVALENCIA DE HIPERTENSIÓN ARTERIAL Y DE SUS FACTORES ASOCIADOS EN POBLACIÓN DE 16 A 90 AÑOS DE EDAD EN LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA

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    La hipertensión es un importante factor de riesgo en térmi - nos de mortalidad atribuible y como factor de riesgo cardiovascular modificable. El objetivo del estudio fue estimar la prevalencia de hipertensión arterial en población mayor de quince años de la Comunitat Valenciana y describir su aso - ciación con determinados factores etiológicos. Métodos: Estudio transversal de base poblacional en 413 hombres y 415 mujeres de 16 a 90 años de edad participantes en la Encuesta de N...

  19. Coronary artery bypass surgery in diabetic patients – risk factors for sternal wound infections

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    Lenz, Kristina

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    Full Text Available The incidence of sternal wound infections (SWI after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG as reported worldwide is low. However, it is associated with significant increase of postoperative mortality and treatment costs. The major risk factors discussed are diabetes mellitus and bilateral IMA harvesting of the internal mammary artery. This study analyses data of 590 patients receiving CABG concerning the risk factors for SWI. Sternal wound infections occur significantly more often in diabetic patients, one crucial and significant additional risk factor is obesity.

  20. 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

  1. 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

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    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...

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

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    T. Fernández-Mora

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    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.

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

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    2010-11-01

    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.

  4. 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

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    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

  5. Conocimientos y factores de riesgo cardiovascular y su relación con la presencia de hipertensión arterial.

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    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo es un estudio de tipo descriptivo correlacional, donde se seleccionaron en 1998 a 68 funcionarios clasificados por estratos así: administrativos directivos, administrativos operativos, servicios generales y docentes a los quienes se les aplicó una entrevista estructurada y un formulario que contenía las variables independientes de factores de riesgo modificables y no modificables y conocimientos, y la variable dependiente hipertensión arterial. Se aplicaron medidas biofisiológicas como toma de tensión arterial, talla, peso, glicemia y colesterol. La mayoría de la población estudiada conocía los factores de riesgo cardiovasculares y presentaban factores de riesgo no modificables como edad, sexo y antecedentes familiares y modificables como sobrepeso, sedentarismo, estrés y niveles elevados de colesterol. Se encontró asociación significativa entre antecedentes familiares y presencia de enfermedad hipertensiva; no hubo asociación con el resto de factores de riesgo.

  6. Las instituciones como factor que regula el desempeño económico

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    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.

  7. La inflación como factor distorsionante de la información financiera

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    Betty De La Hoz; Sigilfredo Uzcátegui; Jesús Borges; Angel Velazco

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    El propósito de este trabajo es analizar la inflación como factor distorsionante de la información financiera. La investigación se centra en las técnicas de medición de la inflación y el inicio del proceso de actualización o reexpresión de los datos históricos arrojados por los estados financieros, así como también, su incidencia bajo un escenario en Venezuela para el año 2006. Se efectuó una revisión documental bibliográfica basada en los fundamentos teóricos y estadísticos de: Fernández (20...

  8. 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.

  9. La radio escolar como factor de mejora en la relación familia-escuela

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    Treball Final de Grau en Mestre o Mestra d'Educació Infantil. Codi: MI1040. Curs acadèmic 2014-2015 La presente investigación, se propone con la finalidad de descubrir, cómo es la comunicación real entre la familia y la escuela, tener conciencia de su necesidad e importancia, y ofrecer una herramienta de comunicación como la radio escolar, como un factor de mejora en la relación familia-escuela. Para ello se procederá, en primer lugar, a la búsqueda de información y a la teorización per...

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

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    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.

  11. Exercise training and artery function in humans: nonresponse and its relationship to cardiovascular risk factors.

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    Green, Daniel J; Eijsvogels, Thijs; Bouts, Yvette M; Maiorana, Andrew J; Naylor, Louise H; Scholten, Ralph R; Spaanderman, Marc E A; Pugh, Christopher J A; Sprung, Victoria S; Schreuder, Tim; Jones, Helen; Cable, Tim; Hopman, Maria T E; Thijssen, Dick H J

    2014-08-15

    The objectives of our study were to examine 1) the proportion of responders and nonresponders to exercise training in terms of vascular function; 2) a priori factors related to exercise training-induced changes in conduit artery function, and 3) the contribution of traditional cardiovascular risk factors to exercise-induced changes in artery function. We pooled data from our laboratories involving 182 subjects who underwent supervised, large-muscle group, endurance-type exercise training interventions with pre-/posttraining measures of flow-mediated dilation (FMD%) to assess artery function. All studies adopted an identical FMD protocol (5-min ischemia, distal cuff inflation), contemporary echo-Doppler methodology, and observer-independent automated analysis. Linear regression analysis was used to identify factors contributing to changes in FMD%. We found that cardiopulmonary fitness improved, and weight, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol, and mean arterial pressure (MAP) decreased after training, while FMD% increased in 76% of subjects (P cardiovascular risk factors were not significantly related to changes in FMD% (P > 0.05). In conclusion, we found that, while some subjects do not demonstrate increases following exercise training, improvement in FMD% is present in those with lower pretraining body weight and endothelial function. Moreover, exercise training-induced change in FMD% did not correlate with changes in traditional cardiovascular risk factors, indicating that some cardioprotective effects of exercise training are independent of improvement in risk factors.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Antibioterapia de largo espectro como factor de risco para o isolamento de acinetobacter baumanni multiresistente

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    Antibioterapia de largo espectro é reconhecida como um factor de risco para a infecções multiresistentes. O objectivo é avaliar a associaçao entre antibioterapia de largo espectro com Meropenem (MP) e Piperacilina/Tazobactam (PT) com o isolamento de Acinetobacter baumanni multiresistente (ABMR). Estudo caso-controlo retrospectivo. Incluidos os individuos com ABMR+ no nosso hospital em 2010. Calculamos a incidenca nos Serviços Cirúrgicos, Serviços Médicos e Unidades de Cuidados Intensi...

  15. Obesidad e hirsutismo como factores predisponentes de la enfermedad pilonidal sacrococcígea

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    BANNURA C,GUILLERMO; CUMSILLE G,MIGUEL A; CONTRERAS P,JAIME; BARRERA E,ALEJANDRO; Soto C,Daniel; MELO L,CARLOS; ZÚÑIGA T,CLAUDIO

    2007-01-01

    Antecedentes: La enfermedad pilonidal sacrococcígea (EPSC) se ha asociado con la obesidad y el hirsutismo. El objetivo de este estudio es investigar la relevancia de estas dos características como factores de riesgo de una EPSC. Material y Método: Estudio prospectivo que incluye todos los pacientes intervenidos por una EPSC en forma consecutiva en forma electiva. Se usó el índice de masa corporal (IMC) para medir el grado de obesidad y se comparó el IMC, la morbilidad y la recidiva con un gru...

  16. Liquidez y rentabilidad como factor determinante en el éxito de las empresas

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    Artículo de Reflexión El presente artículo trata de ilustrar la relación que existe entre la Liquidez y la Rentabilidad como factor determinante en el éxito de las empresas. Involucrándose cada una en el funcionamiento organizacional, y cuyos enfoques se contraponen en la toma de decisiones. En este punto es donde se encuentra el dilema en las empresas, pues se puede dar el casos de una alta liquidez pero baja rentabilidad o viceversa, dependiendo el objetivo que desee alcanzar la organiza...

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

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    T. Fernández-Mora; D. Patiño-Cuervo

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    La ateroesclerosis está involucrada en el desarrollo de la enfermedad cardiovascular, una de las principales enfermedades de morbi-mortalidad 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 lesio...

  18. LA PESCA COMO FACTOR DE DESARROLLO DEL TURISMO SOSTENIBLE. EL CASO DE ÁGUILAS (MURCIA

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    Pedro Pérez Piernas

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    Full Text Available De los municipios del litoral murciano, el de Águilas ha sido el que menos ha desarrollado la actividad turística, debido a que ha centrado su economía en la agricultura y la pesca. No por ello ha quedado al margen del proceso turístico urbanizador que ha afectado al Arco Mediterráneo en la pasada década, aunque no ha llegado a desarrollar su macroproyecto turístico de Marina de Cope. Entre mayo de 2004 y 2006, Águilas, junto a otros puertos pesqueros del Mediterráneo Occidental, participa en el proyecto MARIMED: la pesca como factor de desarrollo del turismo sostenible, iniciativa INTERREG III-B, cuyo fin es el desarrollo de formas de turismo teniendo como elemento central e innovador la pesca, considerada como sistema social, económico y cultural, capaz de ofrecer un valor añadido al beneficio del mar. Con los estudios realizados en el proyecto MARIMED se recogen los materiales necesarios para la puesta en valor del la pesca como recurso turístico en Águilas. Sobre esa base se pone en marcha en 2009 el Plan de Competitividad Turística de Águilas, el Mar y la Pesca. Con esta aportación se pretende analizar el desarrollo de un producto turístico nuevo sobre un espacio donde la tradición pesquera ha dejado una huella importante en su paisaje y cultura.

  19. Risk Factors for Incident Carotid Artery Revascularization among Older Adults: The Cardiovascular Health Study

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    Parveen K. Garg

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Background: Population-based risk factors for carotid artery revascularization are not known. We investigated the association between demographic and clinical characteristics and incident carotid artery revascularization in a cohort of older adults. Methods: Among Cardiovascular Health Study participants, a population-based cohort of 5,888 adults aged 65 years or older enrolled in two waves (1989-1990 and 1992-1993, 5,107 participants without a prior history of carotid endarterectomy (CEA or cerebrovascular disease had a carotid ultrasound at baseline and were included in these analyses. Cox proportional hazards multivariable analysis was used to determine independent risk factors for incident carotid artery revascularization. Results: Over a mean follow-up of 13.5 years, 141 participants underwent carotid artery revascularization, 97% were CEA. Baseline degree of stenosis and incident ischemic cerebral events occurring during follow-up were the strongest predictors of incident revascularization. After adjustment for these, factors independently associated with an increased risk of incident revascularization were: hypertension (HR 1.53; 95% CI: 1.05-2.23, peripheral arterial disease (HR 2.57; 95% CI: 1.34-4.93, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HR 1.23 per standard deviation [SD] increment [35.4 mg/dL]; 95% CI: 1.04-1.46. Factors independently associated with a lower risk of incident revascularization were: female gender (HR 0.51; 95% CI: 0.34-0.77 and older age (HR 0.69 per SD increment [5.5 years]; 95% CI: 0.56-0.86. Conclusions: Even after accounting for carotid stenosis and incident cerebral ischemic events, carotid revascularization is related to age, gender, and cardiovascular risk factors. Further study of these demographic disparities and the role of risk factor control is warranted.

  20. CLINICAL STUDY OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE IN WOMEN WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO RISK FACTORS

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    Anand Betdur

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available AIM To study the clinical profile of coronary artery disease in women and to identify the influence of the risk factors. METHODS We conducted a prospective observational study in Vydehi Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre (VIMS & RC, Bengaluru during the period June 2012 to Dec 2013. Patients admitted with history suggestive of coronary artery disease were evaluated clinically and investigated for risk factors. Prognosis with regards to morbidity and mortality following the standard treatment protocol was documented. RESULTS Out of 100 cases of coronary artery disease (CAD, 32 had Acute Myocardial infarction (AMI, 23 with Unstable Angina and 45 patients had Stable Angina. Nearly half of the patients had the traditional risk factors, namely hypertension (HTN, diabetes mellitus (DM, hyperlipidaemia and obesity. Chest pain was the most common symptom. Mortality was 14% which was observed predominantly in post-menopausal women who presented after 24 hours of the onset of symptoms. CONCLUSION Coronary artery disease is no longer a disease of men. Men and women share the same traditional risk factors like HTN, DM, Obesity, and Hyperlipidaemia. Increased incidence of complications and mortality occurred in those who presented after 24 hours of the symptoms. Our study highlights the importance of early recognition of CAD and initiation of thrombolytic therapy, to reduce significant morbidity and mortality.

  1. 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

  2. Exercise training and artery function in humans: nonresponse and its relationship to cardiovascular risk factors.

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    Green, D.J.; Eijsvogels, T.M.; Bouts, Y.M.; Maiorana, A.J.; Naylor, L.H.; Scholten, R.R.; Spaanderman, M.E.; Pugh, C.J.; Sprung, V.S.; Schreuder, T.H.; Jones, H.; Cable, T.; Hopman, M.T.E.; Thijssen, D.H.J.

    2014-01-01

    The objectives of our study were to examine 1) the proportion of responders and nonresponders to exercise training in terms of vascular function; 2) a priori factors related to exercise training-induced changes in conduit artery function, and 3) the contribution of traditional cardiovascular risk fa

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

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    Rafael Tuesca-Molina

    2003-01-01

    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

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

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    Precedo Ledo, Andrés

    2007-06-01

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

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    Klochkov V.A.

    2011-12-01

    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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

    2012-10-01

    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

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

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    Deissy Herrera-Covarrubias

    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

  12. 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

  13. Panoramic radiography in the diagnosis of carotid artery atheromas and the associated risk factors.

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    Guimarães Henriques, João César; Kreich, Eliane Maria; Helena Baldani, Márcia; Luciano, Mariely; Cezar de Melo Castilho, Julio; Cesar de Moraes, Luiz

    2011-01-01

    Atherosclerosis is a serious chronic disease, responsible for thousands of deaths worldwide and is characterized by thickening and loss of elasticity of the arterial walls, associated with the presence of atheromatous plaques. Various risk factors act directly on predisposition to the disease, among which the following are pointed out: diabetes mellitus, arterial hypertension and inadequate diet and eating habits. More recent researches have elucidated new risk factors acting in the development of this disease, such as, for example: periodontitis, chronic renal disease and menopause. The panoramic radiograph, commonly used in dental practice, makes it possible to see calcified atherosclerotic plaques that are eventually deposited in the carotid arteries. The aim of this review article was to emphasize the dentist's important role in the detection of carotid artery atheromas in panoramic radiographs and the immediate referral of patients affected by these calcifications to doctors. In addition, the study intended to guide the dentist, especially the dental radiologist, with regard to differential diagnosis, which should be made taking into consideration particularly the triticeal cartilage when it is calcified.

  14. Predicting Blood Transfusion Factors in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

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    L. Kasraian

    2007-04-01

    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.

  15. 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.

  16. Venous and arterial thrombosis during oral contraceptive use: risks and risk factors.

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    Tanis, Bea C; Rosendaal, Frits R

    2003-02-01

    Since the introduction of oral contraceptives, their use has been associated with an increased risk of both venous and arterial thrombosis. Pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction, and stroke are serious disorders with a considerable risk of mortality. Because worldwide over 100 million women use oral contraceptives, issues of drug safety are of great importance. The risk of venous thrombosis during low-dose oral contraceptive use is three- to sixfold increased compared with that of nonusers. The association is not only attributed to the estrogen component of the pill: the risk is twice as high for desogestrel and gestodene (third generation) containing oral contraceptives as for levonorgestrel (second generation) containing oral contraceptives. The risk of venous thrombosis is highest in the first year of use and in women with genetic or acquired risk factors for thrombosis. Both venous or arterial thrombosis are unrelated to duration of use or past use of combined oral contraceptives. The risk of myocardial infarction and stroke during low-dose oral contraceptive use is two- to fivefold increased relative to that of nonusers. The risk of arterial thrombosis induced by oral contraceptive use is more pronounced in smokers and women with hypertension, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia. All types of thrombosis have strongly age-dependent incidences, and therefore in absolute figures the risks and effects of risk factors increase with age. The lowering of the estrogen dose in combined oral contraceptives from 50 microg to 20-30 microg in the last decade did not clearly reduce the risk of venous thrombosis, myocardial infarction, stroke, or peripheral arterial disease. For stroke and peripheral arterial disease no difference in risk was found between second and third generation oral contraceptives. For myocardial infarction study results are conflicting, and a small benefit of third- over second-generation oral contraceptives cannot be ruled out. However, this is

  17. Arterial Hypertension and other risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases among adults

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    Cremilde Aparecida Trindade Radovanovic; Lucimary Afonso dos Santos; Maria Dalva de Barros Carvalho; Sonia Silva Marcon

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    OBJECTIVE: to identify the prevalence of arterial hypertension and its association with cardiovascular risk factors among adults. METHOD: cross-sectional, population-based, descriptive study conducted with 408 adult individuals. Data were collected through a questionnaire and measurements of weight, height and waist circumference. Person's Chi-square and multiple logistic regression were used in the data analysis. RESULTS: 23.03% of the individuals reported hypertension with a higher prevalen...

  18. 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.

  19. Concurrent coronary and carotid artery surgery: factors influencing perioperative outcome and long-term results

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    Kolh, Philippe; Comté, Laetitia; Tchana-Sato, Vincent; Honoré, Charles; Kerzmann, Arnaud; Mauer, M.; Limet, Raymond

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    Aims To assess risk factors for early and late outcome after concurrent carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Methods and results Records of all 311 consecutive patients having concurrent CEA and CABG from 1989 to 2002 were reviewed, and follow-up obtained (100% complete). In the group (mean age 67 years; 74% males), 62% had triple-vessel disease, 57% unstable angina, 31% left main coronary stenosis, 19% congestive heart failure, and 35% either a history of ...

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. PREVALENCIA DE HIPERTENSIÓN ARTERIAL Y DE SUS FACTORES ASOCIADOS EN POBLACIÓN DE 16 A 90 AÑOS DE EDAD EN LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA

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    Lourdes Zubeldia Lauzurica

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    Full Text Available La hipertensión es un importante factor de riesgo en térmi - nos de mortalidad atribuible y como factor de riesgo cardiovascular modificable. El objetivo del estudio fue estimar la prevalencia de hipertensión arterial en población mayor de quince años de la Comunitat Valenciana y describir su aso - ciación con determinados factores etiológicos. Métodos: Estudio transversal de base poblacional en 413 hombres y 415 mujeres de 16 a 90 años de edad participantes en la Encuesta de Nutrición de la Comunitat Valenciana realizada en 2010. La información se obtuvo mediante encuesta a domicilio y medida de la presión arterial utilizando esfigmomanó - metro automático. Para la definición de hipertensión arterial se siguió el criterio establecido en 2007 por la Sociedad Europea de Hipertensión Arterial y la So - ciedad Europea de Cardiología. La asociación entre factores asociados e hiper - tensión medida mediante regresión logística binaria para variables explicativas sociodemográficas, antecedentes, estilos de vida, variables antropométricas y otras. Resultados: La prevalencia de hipertensión estimada para la Comunidad Valenciana fue de 38,2% [IC95% 34,9-41,5]; 40,7% en hombres [IC95%35,0- 45,5] y 35,7% en mujeres [IC95% 31,1-40,3]. La edad [45-64 años OR 4,3, IC 95% 2,1-8,8; ≥65 años, OR 15,5, IC 95% 7,2-33,2], la categoría ponderal [sobrepeso OR 2,1 IC95% 1,3-3,2; obesidad OR 5,3, IC95% 3,3-8,5] y padecer diabetes mellitus [OR 2,4, IC95% 1,2-4,8] se constituyeron como variables aso - ciadas con hipertensión. Conclusiones: Más de un tercio de la población estudiada padece hiperten - sión. La probabilidad de presentarla aumenta con la edad. El sobrepeso así como la diabetes mellitus duplican la probabilidad de padecerla.

  7. Factors associated with mortality in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Cintia Koerich

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Objective: to investigate the factors associated with mortality in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting in a cardiovascular referral hospital in Santa Catarina. Method: quantitative, exploratory, descriptive and retrospective study. The medical records of 1447 patients, from 2005 to 2013, were analyzed for statistically related variables, these being: profile, hospitalization diagnosis, risk factors for coronary artery disease, complications recorded during the hospitalization, length of hospitalization and cause of death. Results: the mortality rate was 5.3% during the study period. Death was more common in females and those of black skin color, with a mean age of 65 years. Acute myocardial infarction was the most common hospitalization diagnosis. The majority of the complications recorded during hospitalization were characterized by changes in the cardiovascular system, with longer hospitalization periods being directly related to death from septic shock. Conclusion: the data provide subsidies for nursing work with preventive measures and early detection of complications associated with coronary artery bypass grafting. This reinforces the importance of using the data as quality indicators, aiming to guarantee care guided by reliable information to guide managers in planning patient care and high complexity health services.

  8. TO STUDY THE INCIDENCE OF ANAEMIA AND IDENTIFY AS RISK FACTOR IN CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE

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    S. Periasamy

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    Full Text Available AIM AND OBJECTIVE To identify the incidence of anaemia and to identity anaemia itself as a risk factors in coronary artery disease in rural population. METHODS AND MATERIALS A prospective observational study done in patients admitted with evidence of coronary artery disease in Rajah Muthiah Medical College Hospital from January 2016 to April 2016. Patients with age more than 18 years, both gender, evidence of coronary artery disease were included and secondary case for anaemia were excluded. A detailed clinical history and examination, blood count with smear study was done. RESULT In our present study, male predominance (72% with more common in age group between (51-60 years 36%. Mean haemoglobin level in our study showed 11.70 g/dL. The incidence of anaemia was 80% with varying severity 7-9 (2%, 9-11 (32%, 11-13 (46%, >13(20% and smear showed microcytic hypochromic dominated with 52%. CONCLUSION Incidence of anaemia observed in rural population with reference to significances of role as risk factor yet to be studied with detailed study. It is important also to investigate secondary cause of anaemia.

  9. Factors predicting compensatory vascular remodelling of the carotid artery affected by atherosclerosis

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    Saito, D; Oka, T; Kajiyama, A; Ohnishi, N; Shiraki, T

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    Objective: To investigate factors predicting the development of outward remodelling of the carotid artery in patients with atherosclerosis. Design: 130 patients with carotid artery stenosis (15–85% of the vessel diameter) were divided into two groups, based on the presence or absence of outward remodelling of the sclerotic carotid segment on high resolution ultrasonography. Logistic regression analysis was used to evaluate the contribution of haemodynamic, laboratory, and clinical measurements on the development of remodelling, including age, sex, type of stenosis, extent of plaque, per cent diameter stenosis, underlying disease, selected drug treatment, and plasma concentrations of total cholesterol, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglyceride, and uric acid. Results: 64 patients (49%) had outward remodelling. Multivariate regression analysis showed that hypertension, the type of plaque, the thickness of the plaque, and the extent of stenosis were independent factors predicting remodelling. The odds ratios of hypertension, unstable shape of plaque, thickness of plaque, and the extent of the stenosis were 6.70, 3.02, 2.04, and 1.05, respectively. Other measurements did not contribute significantly to the estimation of remodelling. Conclusions: Compensatory enlargement of the vessel occurs in about 50% of carotid artery segments with a diameter stenosis of 15–85%. Hypertension and the shape of the plaque are major determinants of the development of outward remodelling. PMID:11796551

  10. 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.

  11. Risk factors and clinical presentation of craniocervical arterial dissection: A prospective study

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    Thomas Lucy C

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Craniocervical arterial dissection is a major cause of ischaemic stroke in young adults. The pathogenesis is not fully understood but is thought to be related to a combination of an intrinsic weakness in the arterial wall and an external trigger. Intrinsic susceptibility is thought to be a generalised arteriopathy, vascular anomaly or genetic predisposition. Proposed extrinsic factors include recent viral infection and minor mechanical trauma to the neck, including neck manipulation, which has raised concerns amongst manual practitioners in particular as to the appropriate screening of patients and avoidance of more vigorous therapeutic techniques. The presenting features of dissection may mimic a musculoskeletal presentation, creating a diagnostic dilemma for primary care practitioners. Early recognition is critical so that appropriate management can be commenced. The aims of this study are to prospectively investigate young patients ≤55 years admitted to hospital with radiologically diagnosed craniocervical arterial dissection compared to matched controls with stroke but not dissection, to identify risk factors and early presenting clinical features, so these may be more readily identified by primary care practitioners. Methods Patients ≤ 55 years presenting to hospital with craniocervical arterial dissection and controls will have their medical records reviewed and be interviewed and questioned about possible risk factors, preceding events to admission such as recent neck trauma, and presenting clinical features including any preceding transient ischaemic features. Clinical assessment will include a connective tissue screening examination to identify subclinical connective tissue disorders. Radiology and blood screening will be reviewed for typical features and inflammatory markers. Functional outcome will be reviewed to determine the burden of the stroke. Discussion This study will provide descriptive and

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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)

  16. La jurisprudencia electoral como factor de profundización democrática en América Latina.

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    Luis Antonio Sobrado González

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Ensayo sobre el desarrollo e importancia de la jurisprudencia electoral como un instrumento para el mejoramiento de los regímenes democráticos. Realiza una introducción acerca de la jurisprudencia como fuente de derecho y su desarrollo en América Latina. Continúa con un análisis de la ingerencia que dicha jurisprudencia tiene en la vigencia de los principios democráticos, el papel de la justicia electoral ante desenlaces electorales conflictivos y de aquella como factor de inclusión política de grupos sociales tales como: indígenas, personas con discapacidad y mujeres. Sobre estos casos presenta ejemplos específicos de resoluciones electorales, dictadas por el Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones de Costa Rica.

  17. Diabetes Mellitus como causa de perda auditiva Diabetes mellitus as etiological factor of hearing loss

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    Clícia Adriana S. Maia

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    Full Text Available Os pacientes com diabetes mellitus freqüentemente apresentam sintomas como tontura, zumbidos e hipoacusia. Via de regra, a perda auditiva é do tipo sensorioneural, confundindo-se, por vezes, com presbiacusia, principalmente por ocorrer em pacientes acima dos 40 anos de idade. A angiopatia e a neuropatia causadas pelo diabetes mellitus têm sido considerados importantes fatores responsáveis pelas manifestações vestibulococleares nesses pacientes. Porém, existe controvérsia no que se refere à etiopatogênese da perda auditiva, sendo que parte dos autores advoga que ela ocorre devido à neuropatia, outra parte à angiopatia, e outra, ainda, à associação das duas. Porém há também os que entendem que o diabetes mellitus e a perda auditiva poderiam ser partes integrantes de uma síndrome genética e não dependentes entre si. Realizamos uma extensa revisão bibliográfica procurando analisar se há relação "causa e efeito" entre o diabetes mellitus e a perda auditiva. Pudemos observar que, apesar do grande número de estudos realizados, a controvérsia ainda é grande, sendo que novas perspectivas, como no campo da genética, estão sendo estudadas, mostrando que novos rumos podem ser tomados para se chegar à conclusão do tema.Patients with diabetes mellitus often show symptoms such as dizziness, tinnitus, and hearing impairment. In general, hearing loss is sensorineural, which is sometimes confused with presbycusis, mainly because it develops in patients older than 40 years of age. Angiopathy and neuropathy caused by diabetes mellitus have been considered important factors for the vestibular-cochlear disorders found in these patients. However, there is controversy regarding the etiopathogenesis of hearing loss, as some researchers support that it develops due to neuropathy, others say it is due to angiopathy, or even a combination of both. Yet, some researchers believe diabetes mellitus and hearing loss are part of a genetic

  18. Factors associated with extubation time in coronary artery bypass grafting patients

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    Abbas Rezaianzadeh

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Background and Objectives. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, with coronary artery disease being the most common. With increasing numbers of patients, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG has become the most common operation in the world. Respiratory disorder is one of the most prevalent complications of CABG. Thus, weaning off the mechanical ventilation and extubation are of great clinical importance for these patients. Some post-operative problems also relate to the tracheal tube and mechanical ventilation. Therefore, an increase in this leads to an increase in the number of complications, length of hospital stay, and treatment costs. Since a large number of factors affect the post-operative period, the present study aims to identify the predictors of extubation time in CABG patients using casualty network analysis.Method. This longitudinal study was conducted on 800 over 18 year old patients who had undergone CABG surgery in three treatment centers affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. The patients’ information, including pre-operative, peri-operative, and post-operative variables, was retrospectively extracted from their medical records. Then, the data was comprehensively analyzed through path analysis using MPLUS-7.1 software.Results. The mean of extubation time was 10.27 + 4.39 h. Moreover, extubation time was significantly affected by packed cells during the Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB, packed cells after CPB, inotrope use on arrival at ICU, mean arterial pressure 1st ICU, packed cells 1st ICU, platelets 1st ICU, Blood Urea Nitrogen 1st ICU, and hematocrit 1st ICU.Conclusion. Considering all of the factors under investigation, some peri-operative and post-operative factors had significant effects. Therefore, considering the post-operative factors is important for designing a treatment plan and evaluating patients’ prognosis.

  19. UTILIDAD DEL PERÍMETRO ABDOMINAL COMO MÉTODO DE CRIBAJE DEL SÍNDROME METABÓLICO EN LAS PERSONAS CON HIPERTENSIÓN ARTERIAL

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    Roberto Genique Martínez; Alejandro Marin Ibáñez; Pedro Cía Gómez; Ana Cristina Gálvez Villanueva; Ignacio Andrés Bergareche; Concepción Gelado Jaime

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    Fundamento: Para el diagnóstico de Síndrome Metabólico (SM) los criterios mas utilizados son los propuestos, por el ATP-III del NCEP de 2001, actualizados posteriormente en 2005. El perímetro de cintura es uno de los cinco criterios utilizados para su diagnóstico. Dada la elevada incidencia ajustada de enfermedad coronaria atribuible a este factor de riesgo, el objetivo de este trabajo es valorar la utilidad del perímetro de cintura como método de cribaje único de SM en la población con otros...

  20. Importance of hemodynamic factors in vascular remodeling of muscular elastic type in arterial hypertension

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    Melnikova L.V.

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available The research goal is to investigate the relationship between hemodynamic factors and parameters of remodeling of common carotid arteries. 102 patients with essential hypertension of l-ll stage (49 men, 53 women, average age 47,5±11,2 years, duration of hypertension 7,8±1,5 years have been examined. The study has revealed the relation between blood flow velocity in the common carotid artery (CCA and the parameters of vascular remodeling, depending on the degree of hypertension. With the increase in systolic blood pressure dilation of common carotid arteries has been observed, reducing the rate of blood flow and wall thickness of the intima-media complex, accompanied by increased stiffness of the vascular wall. The increase in systolic blood pressure is accompanied by decrease in the rate of blood flow and wall tension on the endothelium, which contributes to thickness of the intima-media complex and increases the rigidity of the vascular wall

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Clinical profile, common thrombophilia markers and risk factors in 85 young Indian patients with arterial thrombosis

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    Mahendra Narain Mishra

    Full Text Available CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Arterial thrombosis may occur consequent to hereditary thrombophilia and increased lipoprotein(a [Lp(a] and fibrinogen. Our aim was to study the prevalence of common thrombophilia markers in 85 consecutive cases of arterial thrombosis. DESIGN AND SETTING: A retrospective study was conducted from 85 consecutive young patients treated as outpatients or admitted due to stroke or myocardial infarction at a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: Eighty-five Indian patients (age < 45 years presenting ischemic stroke (n = 48 or myocardial infarction (n = 37 and 50 controls were studied for seven thrombophilia markers including antithrombin (AT, factor V, protein C, protein S, activated protein C resistance (APC-R, fibrinogen and Lp(a. Functional assays for protein C, protein S, factor V and APC-R were performed using clotting-based methods. Semi-quantitative estimation of fibrinogen was done using Clauss's method and Lp(a using immunoturbidimetry. Statistical analysis was done using the Epi Info 6 software. RESULTS: Thirty-three samples (38.8% tested positive for one or more thrombophilia markers. The three commonest abnormalities were elevated Lp(a (20%, fibrinogen (17.6% and low APC-R (14.2%. Low levels of protein C, protein S and AT were present in 4.7, 9.4 and 7% of the patients, respectively. Overall, the risk factor profile was: smoking (33%, positive family history (15.3%, hyperlipidemia (7%, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and obesity (2.3% each. CONCLUSIONS: An association was found between low levels of protein C, protein S and AT and arterial thrombosis, but only elevated fibrinogen levels, smoking, positive family history and hyperlipidemia showed statistical significance.

  4. Estabilidad emocional y cortisol como factores diferenciadores de la fibromialgia Emotional stability and cortisol as differentiating factors for fibromyalgia

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    L.A. Díaz Robredo

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio busca un acercamiento al diagnóstico de la fibromialgia desde un modelo psicofisiológico del estrés. En la Introducción justificaremos los principios teóricos en que se basa este trabajo. Las hipótesis planteadas intentarán buscar la diferencia de factores psicológicos y de cortisol entre los grupos control y experimental, así como la correlación entre dichos factores. En el apartado Materiales y métodos nos centramos en los registros de cortisol y de variables de personalidad que realizamos en un grupo de 35 mujeres, 18 con fibromialgia y otras 17 libres de la enfermedad. Los aspectos psicológicos serán recogidos por el test de Personalidad CEP de Pinillos, mientras que el cortisol será medido mediante recolección de saliva. Los resultados, muestran diferencias significativas en los factores psicológicos y fisiológicos de los grupos. En las conclusiones afirmamos que el control emocional y los niveles de cortisol son factores distintivos de esta enfermedad con respecto a un grupo control. Sin embargo, no encontramos una correlación significativa entre control emocional y cortisol pudiendo ser debida a variables extrañas o al escaso número de sujetos de la muestra. Además, los resultados de cortisol suponen una contradicción a estudios previos en los que se observa una reducción de esta hormona en pacientes con fibromialgia, por lo que se recomienda una recogida de cortisol del ciclo diurno para complementar el estudio y solucionar estas disensiones.This study looks for an approach to the diagnosis of fibromyalgia from a psychophysiological model of stress. In the Introduction chapter, we will justify the theoretical principles in which this work is based on. The hypothesis that we suggest will try to find the difference in psychological factors and cortisol between control and experimental group, as well as the correlation of these two factors. In the instrument and method chapter, we will focus on the

  5. Freqüência de hipertensão arterial e fatores associados: Brasil, 2006 Frecuencia de hipertensión arterial y factores asociados: Brasil, 2006 Frequency of arterial hypertension and associated factors: Brazil, 2006

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    Sandra Roberta Gouvea Ferreira

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a freqüência de hipertensão arterial sistêmica auto-referida e fatores associados. MÉTODOS: Estudo baseado em dados do sistema de Vigilância de Fatores de Risco e Proteção para Doenças Crônicas por Inquérito Telefônico (VIGITEL, coletados em 2006 nas capitais brasileiras e Distrito Federal. Estimou-se a freqüência de hipertensão arterial sistêmica entre 54.369 adultos, estratificada por sexo, região geográfica, variáveis sociodemográficas e comportamentais e morbidades auto-referidas. Foram calculadas os odds ratios brutos de hipertensão e ajustados para variáveis do estudo. RESULTADOS: A freqüência de hipertensão auto-referida foi de 21,6%, maior entre mulheres (24,4% versus 18,4%, menor nas regiões Norte e Centro-Oeste e maior na Sudeste. A freqüência de hipertensão aumentou com a idade, diminuiu com a escolaridade, foi maior entre negros e viúvos e menor entre solteiros. A chance de hipertensão, ajustada para variáveis de confusão, foi maior para os indivíduos com excesso de peso, diabetes, dislipidemia e de eventos cardiovasculares. CONCLUSÕES: Cerca de um quinto da população referiu ser portadora de hipertensão arterial sistêmica. As altas freqüências de fatores de risco modificáveis indicam os segmentos populacionais alvos de intervenção, visando à prevenção e controle da hipertensão.OBJETIVO: Analizar la frecuencia de hipertensión arterial sistémica auto-referida y factores asociados. MÉTODOS: Estudio basado en datos del Sistema de Vigilancia de Factores de Riesgo y Protección para Enfermedades Crónicas por Pesquisa Telefónica (VIGITEL, colectados en 2006 en las capitales brasileras y Distrito Federal. Se estimó la frecuencia de hipertensión arterial sistémica entre 54.369 adultos, estratificada por sexo, región geográfica, variables sociodemográficas y comportamentales y morbilidades auto-referidas. Fueron calculados los odds ratios brutos de hipertensión y

  6. Factores de riesgo de hipertensión arterial en niños de primaria

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    Bojórquez Díaz, Cecilia I.; Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora; Angulo Peñúñuri, Celia María; Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora; Reynoso Erazo, Leonardo; Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

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    El objetivo de este trabajo consistió en identificar la existencia de factores de riesgo cardiovasculares en niños de una ciudad del noroeste de México. Se aplicaron instrumentos de evaluación a 299 escolares de primaria indagando asociaciones entre tensión arterial, peso, talla, índice de masa corporal, puntaje tipo A, sexo y estilo de vida. Los resultados indican que 42% de los sujetos estudiados sufrían sobrepeso u obesidad; las actividades en el recreo, en casa y deportivas extraescolares...

  7. "Risk factors in mortality after coronary artery bypass graft - Imam Hospital (1996-1999 "

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    "Radmehr H

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Ischemic heart disease is the most common cause of mortality in developed countries. CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft is one of the therapeutic methods in ischemic heart disease. Methods and Materials: Considering the increased incidence of coronary artery disease in Iran, and with increased rate of CABG, we performed a cross sectioned study (1996-1999. In 635 patients 467 male (73.5 percent, 168 female (26.5 percent about risk factors of mortality after CABG in cardiac surgery department "Imam Khomeini hospital. 20 risk factors were included in our study: age, gender, smoking, family history, diabetes mellitus, morbid obesity, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, palpitation, renal failure COPD, (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, history of myocardial infarction, CHF, angina, cerebral vascular disease, pace maker, Ejection fraction<40 percent, history of PTCA, history of CPR, and coronary endarterectomy. Results: Cigarette smoking (P=0.40, CHF in female (P=0.003. Endarterectomy in both gender (P=0.0001. Pace maker in both gender (P=0.00006, palpitation in both gender (P=0.0001. CPR in both gender (P=0.0000001, were associated with increased risk of mortality after CABG. Conclusion: We found that, endarterctomy, cigarette smoking, CHF. Pace maker, CPR, and palpitation are important risk factors for mortality after CABG.

  8. 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

  9. 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

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    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

  10. El Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos como factor condicionante de la reforma y la mutación constitucional

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    La presente tesis doctoral parte del reconocimiento de la existencia de una serie de factores que identifican, actualmente, a distintos Estados democráticos iberoamericanos, a saber: 1.- Están dotados de Constituciones que se caracterizan por (i) ser textos normativos escritos, codificados y rígidos, (ii) que tienen la pretensión de consolidarse como normas con plena eficacia jurídica y como normas supremas dentro del ordenamiento jurídico estatal, y (iii) que tienen por propósito organiz...

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

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    Xinrui Li

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    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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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

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    O Alimardani

    2008-10-01

    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.

  15. HIPERTENSION INTRAABDOMINAL COMO FACTOR PRONÓSTICO INDEPENDIENTE EN PACIENTES PEDIATRICOS CRITICAMENTE ENFERMOS

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    Los sistemas de evaluación pediátrica en la unidad de cuidados intensivos son útiles para tomar decisiones en la clasificación del paciente crítico, pero existe una limitación en cuanto a la predicción del pronóstico. En la actualidad en las Unidades de Cuidados Intensivos pediátricos (UCIP), se utilizan diversos sistemas de puntuación tales como: 1) específicos de órgano, como la Escala de Coma de Glasgow, o la puntuación del CRUP, 2) Mecanismos de la lesión, como el Sistem...

  16. Increased Contractile Response to Noradrenaline Induced By Factors Associated with the Metabolic Syndrome in Cultured Small Mesenteric Arteries

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    Blædel, Martin; Sams, Anette; Boonen, Harrie C M

    2016-01-01

    UNLABELLED: This study investigated the effect of the metabolic syndrome associated risk factors hyperglycemia (glucose [Glc]), hyperinsulinemia (insulin [Ins]) and low-grade inflammation (tumor necrosis factor α [TNFα]) on the vasomotor responses of resistance arteries. Isolated small mesenteric...... arteries from 3-month-old Sprague-Dawley rats, were suspended for 21-23 h in tissue cultures containing either elevated Glc (30 mmol/l), Ins (100 nmol/l), TNFα (100 ng/ml) or combinations thereof. After incubation, the vascular response to noradrenaline (NA), phenylephrine, isoprenaline and NA...... in the presence of propranolol (10 µmol/l) was measured by wire myography. RESULTS: Arteries exposed only to combinations of the risk factors showed a significant 1.6-fold increase in the contractile NA sensitivity, which suggests that complex combinations of metabolic risk factors might lead to changes...

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

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    Gregoria Polo de Lobatón

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    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 orga...

  18. Consumo precoz de tabaco y alcohol como factores modificadores del riesgo de uso de marihuana

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    Iglesias,Verónica; Cavada,Gabriel; Silva,Claudio; Cáceres, Dante

    2007-01-01

    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...

  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

    2016-04-01

    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.

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

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    Seyed Hesameddin Abbasi

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available 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.

  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. 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 study investigated if blood activity, renal function, injected dose, circulating time, and PET/CT system affect quantification of arterial (18)F-NaF uptake. METHODS: Eighty-nine healthy subjects were prospectively examined by (18)F-NaF PET/CT imaging. Arterial (18)F-NaF uptake was quantified...... at the level of the ascending aorta, aortic arch, descending thoracic aorta, and coronary arteries by calculating the maximum (18)F-NaF activity (NaFmax), the maximum target-to-background ratio (TBRmax/mean), and the maximum blood subtracted (18)F-NaF activity (bsNaFmax). Multivariable linear regression...

  3. UTILIDAD DEL PERÍMETRO ABDOMINAL COMO MÉTODO DE CRIBAJE DEL SÍNDROME METABÓLICO EN LAS PERSONAS CON HIPERTENSIÓN ARTERIAL

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    Roberto Genique Martínez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Para el diagnóstico de Síndrome Metabólico (SM los criterios mas utilizados son los propuestos, por el ATP-III del NCEP de 2001, actualizados posteriormente en 2005. El perímetro de cintura es uno de los cinco criterios utilizados para su diagnóstico. Dada la elevada incidencia ajustada de enfermedad coronaria atribuible a este factor de riesgo, el objetivo de este trabajo es valorar la utilidad del perímetro de cintura como método de cribaje único de SM en la población con otros factores de riesgo muy prevalentes, como la HTA. Método: Estudio de casos (pacientes hipertensos con SM y controles (pacientes hipertensos sin SM. Mediante muestreo sistemático de la totalidad de individuos hipertensos de un cupo de Atención Primaria con resultados de al menos una analítica sanguínea desde el 1/07/2007 hasta 31/12/2007. El tamaño muestral fue de 137 individuos (casos = pacientes hipertensos con SM = 60 y controles = pacientes hipertensos sin SM=77. Se utilizó el test de regresión logística para el cálculo de la probabilidad de SM disponiendo únicamente del perímetro abdominal. Resultados: Los resultados para el objetivo principal fueron: Probabilidad de SM en población hipertensa=1/(1+2,718281828-(-10+ (perímetro x 0,097, Probabilidad de SM en mujeres hipertensas=1/ (1+2,718281828-(-10+ (perímetro x 0,099, Probabilidad de SM en varones hipertensos=1/(1+2,718281828-(-10+ (perímetro x 0,105. Conclusiones: Utilizando una calculadora podría predecirse la probabilidad de SM en personas hipertensas con el perímetro de cintura como única variable, priorizando mejor a los pacientes con más necesidad preventiva y mayor riesgo cardiovascular. Se propone una tabla con los cálculos ya realizados.

  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

    2012-02-01

    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. Factor XIII B Subunit Polymorphisms and the Risk of Coronary Artery Disease

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    Zoltán A. Mezei

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the case-control study was to explore the effect of coagulation factor XIII (FXIII B subunit (FXIII-B polymorphisms on the risk of coronary artery disease, and on FXIII levels. In the study, 687 patients admitted for coronary angiography to investigate suspected coronary artery disease and 994 individuals representing the Hungarian population were enrolled. The patients were classified according to the presence of significant coronary atherosclerosis (CAS and history of myocardial infarction (MI. The F13B gene was genotyped for p.His95Arg and for intron K nt29756 C>G polymorphisms; the latter results in the replacement of 10 C-terminal amino acids by 25 novel amino acids. The p.His95Arg polymorphism did not influence the risk of CAS or MI. The FXIII-B intron K nt29756 G allele provided significant protection against CAS and MI in patients with a fibrinogen level in the upper tertile. However, this effect prevailed only in the presence of the FXIII-A Leu34 allele, and a synergism between the two polymorphisms was revealed. Carriers of the intron K nt29756 G allele had significantly lower FXIII levels, and FXIII levels in the lower tertile provided significant protection against MI. It is suggested that the protective effect of the combined polymorphisms is related to decreased FXIII levels.

  6. 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.

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

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    Ghabili K

    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

  8. Coronary artery calcification detected by a mobile helical CT unit in a mass screening. The frequency and relationship to coronary risk factors and coronary artery disease

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    Itani, Yasutaka; Watanabe, Shigeru; Masuda, Yoshiaki [Chiba Univ. (Japan). School of Medicine; Hanamura, Kazuhisa; Asakura, Kazuhiro; Sone, Shusuke; Sunami, Yuko; Shimura, Akimitsu; Miyamoto, Tadaaki

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    A strong relationship is known to exist between coronary artery disease (CAD) and coronary artery calcification (CAC) detected by CT. In this study, we investigated the frequency of CAC and the relationship between coronary risk factors, CAD and CAC in a mass screening using a mobile helical CT unit. The total number of participants was 10008 people undergoing a medical examination for lung cancer and tuberculosis using a mobile helical CT unit. We measured the CT density of the coronary artery to detect CAC. The CT density threshold for determining CAC was above +110HU. The frequency of CAC was 16.0% in the overall patient population and significantly higher in males than in females (20.6% vs 10.7%). Frequency increased with age in both genders. Hypertension and diabetes mellitus were significantly related to CAC. Smoking showed a correlation with CAC only in males. A significant relationship was observed between CAD and CAC in males. In particular, the relationship between them was strongest in males under 60 years of age. Furthermore, the odds ratio of CAC in predicting CAD increased with increasing risk factors in both genders. (author)

  9. Enfermedad periodontal como factor de riesgo en enfermedad cardiovascular y parto pretérmino

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    Munayco Magallanes, Américo; Navarro Rodríguez, Maggie

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    La medicina periodontal estudia la contribución de la enfermedad periodontal a enfermedades sistémicas como la enfermedad cardiovascular y parto pretérmino. Este estudio se realizó en el Instituto Especializado Materno Perinatal (IEMP) en Lima, Perú, el cual registra anualmente entre 15.000 a 20,000 nacidos vivos, donde se concentra gran número de pacientes de alto riesgo obstétrico.

  10. 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

    2013-01-01

    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...

  11. 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

  12. 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)...

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

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    Gafarzadeh Motlag A

    2007-10-01

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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...

  17. 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.

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

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    Hitoshi Fukuda

    2014-01-01

    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.

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

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    Daniel Adrover-Roig; Ana Inés Ansaldo

    2009-01-01

    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 neuroima...

  20. 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.

  1. La Contabilidad Gubernamental como factor hacia la calidad total de la gestión financiera

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    Ugarte Silva, Saturnino Alfonso

    2003-01-01

    El desarrollo científico tecnológico ha generado grandes y profundos cambios en todos los sistemas del mundo. Hoy en día este mundo moderno exige de las instituciones, eficiencia y calidad competitiva de acuerdo con los cambios que se van operando continuamente. Actualmente este avance científico tecnológico mencionado, está planteando sustantivas modificaciones, tanto en el ámbito como en el internacional, de los procesos productivos y la administración de las organizaciones. Por tanto l...

  2. Ultrasound-guided Femoral Artery Access for Minimally Invasive Neuro-intervention and Risk Factors for Access Site Hematoma

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    KURISU, Kota; OSANAI, Toshiya; KAZUMATA, Ken; NAKAYAMA, Naoki; ABUMIYA, Takeo; SHICHINOHE, Hideo; SHIMODA, Yusuke; HOUKIN, Kiyohiro

    2016-01-01

    Although ultrasound (US) guidance for venous access is becoming the “standard of care” for preventing access site complications, its feasibility for arterial access has not been fully investigated, especially in the neuro-interventional population. We conducted the first prospective cohort study on US-guided femoral artery access during neuro-interventional procedure. This study included 64 consecutive patients who underwent US-guided femoral artery access through 66 arterial access sites for diagnostic and/or neuro-interventional purposes. The number of attempts required for both the sheath insertion and the success of anterior wall puncture were recorded. In addition, the occurrence of major complications and hematoma formation on the arterial access site examined by US were statistically analyzed. The median number of attempts was 1 (1–2) and first-pass success rate was 63.6%. Anterior wall puncture was achieved in 98.5%. In one case (1.5%), a pseudoaneurysm was observed. In all cases, US clearly depicted a common femoral artery (CFA) and its bifurcation. Post-procedural hematoma was detected in 13 cases (19.7%), most of which were “tiny” or “moderate” in size. Low body mass index and antiplatelet therapy were the independent risk factors for access site hematoma. The US-guided CFA access was feasible even in neuro-interventional procedure. The method was particularly helpful in the patients with un-palpable pulsation of femoral arteries. To prevent arterial access site hematoma, special care should be taken in patients with low body mass index and who are on antiplatelet therapy. PMID:27194178

  3. 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.

  4. La articulación empleo-familia: análisis del apoyo social como factor regulador

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    Abdelaziz Rhnima

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La falta de compatibilidad entre los roles laborales y familiares es conocido como conflicto trabajo-familia. Se analiza el apoyo social como un factor atenuante del conflicto. Buscando elucidar cómo las múltiples formas y fuentes de apoyo social contribuyen a la articulación entre el empleo y la familia, se formularon dos modelos cuantitativos que se sometieron en forma de cuestionario autoadministrado a 536 participantes miembros de una asociación profesional de especialistas en relaciones industriales. Los resultados sugieren que es a nivel de la empresa donde el apoyo social demuestra efectos visibles de articulación: la convergencia del apoyo social del supervisor y el de la organización permiten atenuar el conflicto.

  5. Prevalencia de hipertensión arterial y factores asociados en la población rural marginada Prevalence and risk factors related to systemic arterial hypertension in a rural marginated population

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    Jesús Fernando Guerrero-Romero; Martha Rodríguez-Morán

    1998-01-01

    Objetivo. Determinar la prevalencia y los factores asociados a la hipertensión arterial sistémica (HAS) en la población rural marginada de Durango, México. Material y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal comparativo en 627 comunidades rurales, de las que aproximadamente 90% tiene 250 o menos habitantes. Se determinaron las cifras de presión arterial y las variables sociodemográficas. Resultados. Se estudiaron 5 802 sujetos, es decir, 4 452 mujeres (76.7%) y 1 350 hombres (23.3%). Se ide...

  6. 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

    2006-11-01

    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

  7. Factores psicosociales de la agresión escolar: la variable género como factor diferencial

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    Navarro Olivas, Raúl

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    El análisis de las diferencias por género en la agresión y, específicamente, en el acoso escolar, ha constituido un aspecto importante en el estudio de estas conductas. Sin embargo, en buena medida, los estudios que analizan las diferencias de hombres y mujeres en la conducta agresiva han analizado el género como una variable demográfica en torno a la que organizar los resultados encontrados. Este estudio se enmarca dentro de una perspectiva socio-cultural que, considerando la multidimensiona...

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

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    Ming-Shian Lin

    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.

  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

    aimed to compare the uptake of the PET tracers (68)Ga-DOTATOC and (64)Cu-DOTATATE in large arteries, in the assessment of atherosclerosis by noninvasive imaging technique, combining PET and CT. Further, the correlation of uptake and cardiovascular risk factors was investigated. METHODS: Sixty...

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Prognostic factors for perioperative myocardial infarction and immediate mortality in patients who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery

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    Mirtha López Ramírez

    2016-03-01

    Conclusions: Older age and higher body mass index were protective prognostic factors for perioperative acute myocardial infarction events. Prolonged surgical time and complications were independently associated with perioperative infarction and mortality after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Low preoperative glomerular filtration rate was also associated with mortality.

  13. 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.

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    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…

  14. La mentalidad colectiva como factor retardatario de la democratización en Bolivia

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    H. C. Felipe Mansilla

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    Full Text Available En los últimos 15 años se han llevado a cabo en Bolivia importantes reformas del orden institucional-político y socio-económico. Las reformas han alcanzado la Constitución Política del Estado y se han creado nuevos organismos, códigos y procedimientos. Sin embargo, muchas cosas han permanecido como antes, precisamente en la política cotidiana, el funcionamiento efectivo de la administración pública y el grado de corrupción. Por ello parece necesario un análisis de carácter histórico-cultural para comprender e interpretar la cultura política practicada cotidianamente y los valores de orientación que han permanecido incólumes a través de largos períodos históricos.

  15. 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

    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 mdesacoplamiento entre resorción osteoclástica y formación osteoblástica. La severidad varía depend...

  16. Prevalencia de hipertensión arterial y factores asociados en la población rural marginada

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    Guerrero-Romero Jesús Fernando; Rodríguez-Morán Martha

    1998-01-01

    Objetivo. Determinar la prevalencia y los factores asociados a la hipertensión arterial sistémica (HAS) en la población rural marginada de Durango, México. Material y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal comparativo en 627 comunidades rurales, de las que aproximadamente 90% tiene 250 o menos habitantes. Se determinaron las cifras de presión arterial y las variables sociodemográficas. Resultados. Se estudiaron 5 802 sujetos, es decir, 4 452 mujeres (76.7%) y 1 350 hombres (23.3%). Se ide...

  17. 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

  18. Lack of association between potential prothrombotic genetic risk factors and arterial and venous thrombosis.

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    Evangelista, F C G; Rios, D R A; Ribeiro, D D; Carvalho, M G; Dusse, L M S; Fernandes, A P; Sabino, A P

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    Recent studies have shown an association between thrombosis and factor VII (FVII), tissue factor (TF), and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE). This suggests that individuals with FVII-402 G/A, FVII-401 G/T, TF+5466 A/G, and ACE-287 insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphisms present an increased risk of venous thrombosis, heart disease, and ischemic stroke compared with controls. In this study, we investigated the frequencies of these polymorphisms and their association with arterial and venous thrombosis. For the FVII-402 G/A polymorphism, there were 57.3% heterozygote (HT) genotypes and 8.3% homozygote (HM) genotypes in the patients, and 45.2% HT genotypes and 15.4% HM genotypes in the controls. For the FVII-401 G/T polymorphism, there were 37.5% HT genotypes and 3.1% HM genotypes in the patients, and 32.7% HT genotypes and 4.8% HM genotypes in the controls. The polymorphism TF+5466 A/G was not found in any of the samples analyzed. For the ACE-287 I/D polymorphism, there were 43 (40.6%) HT genotypes and 63 (59.4%) HM genotypes in the controls and 28 (45.2%) HT genotypes and 34 (54.8%) HM genotypes in the patients. No significant difference was observed by comparing patients and controls. In this study, no association was found between the presence of the evaluated polymorphisms and the occurrence of thrombotic events.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Bone mineral density and cardiovascular risk factors in postmenopausal women with coronary artery disease.

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    Alissa, Eman M; Alnahdi, Wafa A; Alama, Nabil; Ferns, Gordon A

    2015-01-01

    It has been suggested that osteoporosis and coronary artery disease (CAD) have overlapping pathophysiological mechanisms and related risk factors. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between several traditional cardiovascular risk factors and measures of bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women with and without clinically significant CAD defined angiographically. A case-control study was undertaken of 180 postmenopausal women (aged between 48 and 88 years) who were recruited from King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Saudi Arabia. Study subjects underwent dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry and coronary angiography. The presence of hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, obesity, smoking and physical activity was identified from clinical examination and history. Demographic, anthropometric and biochemical characteristics were measured. Univariate and multivariate analyses were employed to explore the relationships between cardiovascular risk factors, including BMD, and the presence of CAD. CAD patients were more likely to have a lower BMD and T-score at the femoral neck than those without CAD (P<0.05). Significant differences were found between the groups for fasting lipid profile, fasting blood glucose and anthropometric measures (P<0.05). Conditional logistic regression showed that 3 risk factors were significantly related with the presence of CAD: high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (odds ratio, OR: 0.226, 95% confidence interval, CI: 0.062-0.826), fasting plasma glucose (OR: 1.154, 95% CI: 1.042-1.278) and femoral neck T-score (OR: 0.545, 95% CI: 0.374-0.794). This study suggests an association of low BMD and elevated CAD risk. Nevertheless, additional longitudinal studies are needed to determine the temporal sequence of this association.

  3. 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.

  4. Estudo comparativo entre efedrina e etilefrina como vasopressor para correção da hipotensão arterial materna em cesarianas eletivas com raquianestesia

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    Sérgio D. Belzarena

    2006-01-01

    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...

  5. Estilos de liderazgo femenino como factor influyente en las habilidades de los equipos de trabajo en el sector asegurador

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    Bianca Alejandra Perozo-Ramírez

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo tuvo como propósito analizar los estilos de liderazgo femenino como factor influyente en las habilidades de los equipos de trabajo en el sector asegurador. El tipo de investigación es analítica, descriptiva con un diseño no experimental, transversal, de campo. La población estuvo constituida por 79 sujetos. En la recolección de los datos se utilizaron dos cuestionarios con 26 ítems para estilos de liderazgo femenino y 9 ítems a habilidades de los equipos de trabajo ambos con respuestas tipo lickert, siendo validados por juicio de (10 expertos; determinándose la confiabilidad mediante la fórmula de Alfa de Cronbach obteniendo 0,94 estilos de liderazgo femenino y 0,84 habilidades de los equipos de trabajo. En cuanto a la interpretación de los datos, se recurrió a la estadística descriptiva. Se concluyo que el estilo de liderazgo femenino predominante fue el situacional, caracterizado por alinear  a los colaboradores a participar en el desarrollo de actividades, así como potenciar su desempeño para el logro de los objetivos; además de promover la participación activa de todos los miembros que conforman un equipo de trabajo, a fin de desarrollar las  habilidades en sus procesos laborales.

  6. La metáfora como factor de textualidad en Ensayo sobre la lucidez, de José Saramago

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    Figueiredo Olívia Maria

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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.

  7. La metáfora como factor de textualidad en Ensayo sobre la lucidez, de José Saramago.

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    Olívia Maria Figueiredo

    2006-06-01

    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.

  8. Infecciones del tracto genital y urinario como factores de riesgo para parto pretérmino en adolescentes

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    Ugalde-Valencia,Diana; Hernández-Juárez,María Guadalupe; Ruiz-Rodríguez,Martha Adriana; Villarreal-Ríos,Enrique

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    Objetivo: Determinar las infecciones genitourinarias como factores de riesgo para parto pretérmino en adolescentes. Método: Estudio de casos y controles en las Unidades de Medicina Familiar del IMSS Querétaro, periodo octubre 2010 a octubre 2011. Se incluyeron 35 adolescentes con parto pretérmino y 148 con parto a término, mediante muestreo no aleatorio por cuota; se excluyeron aquellas con preeclampsia, eclampsia u otras enfermedades. Los datos se recolectaron del expediente clínico electrón...

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

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    Mabel Abad; Gloria Toledo

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    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...

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

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    Florencia Teresita Daura

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    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.

  11. A metáfora como factor de textualidade em Ensaio Sobre a Lucidez de José Saramago

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    Full Text Available 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 focalizase 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 contexto oportuno para pertinentemente entender o sentido comunicado. E o sentido comunicado não é mais do que a questionação da relação do homem com o mundo por meio da amplitude de cenários metafóricos que só a língua permite instaurar.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

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    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.

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

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    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 d...

  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, 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.

  18. 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.

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

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    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.

  20. 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.

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

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    Fabiola Becerra-Bulla

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    Full Text Available 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, cultural y familiar que inciden en el éxito o fracaso de la práctica de la lactancia materna. Materiales y métodos. Se realizó una búsqueda sistemática en bases de datos como: Scielo, Medigraphic, Redalyc, SINAB Universidad Nacional, Dial Net, ScienceDirect, MedLine, PubMed, Cochrane Database, Elsevier y EBSCOhost. Se revisaron estudios descriptivos, analíticos, de revisión de temas, de casos y controles realizados en los últimos diez años. Resultados. Entre los factores que protegen la lactancia materna se encuentran: el apoyo de la familia, el acompañamiento de la pareja y el haber tenido una experiencia previa positiva con otros hijos. El rol que ejerce la abuela es discordante en distintos estudios. La mayoría de estudios refieren que a mayor nivel de escolaridad hay mayor prevalencia de lactancia materna. Las madres trabajadoras lactan menos tiempo a sus hijos, aunque en entornos laborales donde la madre está protegida con políticas legales, la duración es mayor. Y las madres que permanecen en la casa lactan más. Conclusión. Tener presente el entorno materno es fundamental en la planeación de programas y proyectos que promuevan la lactancia.

  2. 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.

  3. [IDENTIFICATION OF OCCUPATIONAL RISK FOR ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION. REPORT II: ELIMINATION OF THE MODIFYNG INFLUENCE OF FACTORS OF CARDIOVASCULAR RISK].

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    Maksimov, S A; Skripchenko, A E; Mikhailuts, A P; Artamonova, G V

    2016-01-01

    This study is a continuation of (Report I) identification of the occupational risk of arterial hypertension (AH) in 13 occupational groups (3842 workers, men). In previous work there was eliminated the influence of traditional factors of the cardiovascular risk, in this study there was implemented the identification of the components of a healthy worker effect (HWE) and the elimination of their influence on the occupational risks of hypertension. Identification and removal of components HWE--the effect of a healthy recruitment (EHR) and the effect of the healthy worker persisting to work (EHWPW--was carried out by the analytic rearranging of the standardized for age and obesity prevalence rate of arterial hypertension with the use of own methodological approaches. For the determination of the presence and severity of EHR there was performed an analysis of the initial prevalence rate of arterial hypertension in the youngest age groups (under 31 years). To overcome HER standardized for age and obesity indices of the arterial hypertension prevalence rate were adjusted by the ratio of the frequency of arterial hypertension in the most young occupational and reference comparable groups. Identification of HWPW was executed by comparing the frequency of AH among workers retiring within 3 years from the occupational groups when compared to the whole sample. Then on the additional risk value there was adjusted the overall prevalence rate of AH in the occupation profession to overcome EHWPW. As a result of the consistent correction and elimination of the influence of HWE components on the prevalence rate of AH, there were obtained risks values, primarily reflecting the impact of occupational factors which can be considered as true occupational risks. Factors of the cardiovascular risk and HWE significantly modified true occupational risks for AH in a number of occupational groups up to inversion. At the same time, the pronouncement of EHR has a paramount importance in the

  4. 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

  5. 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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    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

  6. Factores perinatales como predictores de severidad de la enfermedad de membrana hialina

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    Objetivo: determinar los factores de riesgo asociados a la mayor severidad de EMH. Materiales y Métodos: estudio observacional con componente analítico tipo casos y controles. Resultados: total de pacientes 64, 13 (20.3%) con EMH severa y 51 EMH leve moderada. Se encontró relación entre la ruptura prematura de membranas, la cesárea sin trabajo de parto, la asfixia-acidosis fetal y la infección neonatal temprana con mayor requerimiento surfactante p

  7. Migración como factor de riesgo para la esquizofrenia.

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    Cabrera, Santiago A.S.; Cruzado, Lizardo

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    La multiplicidad de factores epidemiológicamente asociados a la esquizofrenia abarca uno de palpitante actualidad y gran complejidad: los procesos migratorios. Millones de personas en el mundo han migrado y migran, sometiéndose a experiencias diversas de racismo, discriminación, postergación socioeconómica y, desde luego, al duelo migratorio. Se ha determinado que las vivencias de discriminación y el aislamiento social (vivir solo y en comunidades con baja densidad de la etnia del migrante) s...

  8. El fibrinógeno como factor de riesgo de enfermedad aterotrombótica

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    2009-01-01

    La disfunción endotelial y la inflamación representan un decisivo papel desde las etapas tempranas de la aterosclerosis hasta la aparición de los síndromes coronarios agudos, en los cuales el fibrinógeno ha demostrado tener una activa participación. Además, en concentraciones elevadas se relaciona con la trombosis y ha sido demostrado que es un factor independiente de riesgo cardiovascular. Hoy día, concentraciones elevadas de fibrinógeno junto con la proteína C-reactiva, la lipoproteína (a) ...

  9. Turismo rural como estrategia de diversificación: factores determinantes y resultados en Galicia

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    Diéguez-Castrillón, M.ª Isabel; Gueimonde-Canto, Ana; Sinde-Cantorna, Ana I.

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    [ES] Los determinantes y los resultados de la estrategia de diversificación se han abordado frecuentemente en la literatura. Son sin embargo pocos los estudios que analizan la diversificación en sectores concretos donde el impulso para diversificar no es estrictamente económico, sino político o social. La diversificación de la actividad agrícola hacia el turismo en Galicia es un claro ejemplo de este fenómeno. El objetivo de este trabajo es determinar cuales son los factores que motivan a tit...

  10. Lesiones orales como factores de riesgo de enfermedades sistémicas

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    Cuadrao Zavaleta, Luis Cuadrao Zavaleta; Departamento Académico de Ciencias Básicas. Facultad de Odontología. Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Perú.; Romero Márquez, Ricardo M.; Departamento Académico de Ciencias Básicas. Facultad de Odontología. Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Perú.

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    Los problemas en la salud oral influyen en la condición general del individuo. El diagnóstico clínico de la enfermedad oral puede dar idea de la causa y el pronóstico, sin embargo no refleja directamente el nivel de alteración en el individuo. En algunas personas las enfermedades orales indican un factor de riesgo pero que no son de por vida, ni tan severos que deshabiliten sus capacidades, sin embargo sus consecuencias pueden impactar en la vida diaria en diferentes grados y provocar la perc...

  11. Capacidad administrativa como factor de eficiencia interna y global de las organizaciones

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    Full Text Available El concepto de eficiencia ha sido precisado y simplificado por los autores de la teoría clásica de la administración en el sentido de maximizar la producción de las organizaciones con los mínimos costos. En el presente artículo se analizará la eficiencia interna y global de las organizaciones de acuerdo con nuevos criterios adicionales que permitan estudiar el problema con un enfoque de mayor complejidad la naturaleza, fines y estructura de las organizaciones, entre ellos la incidencia del factor de este siglo denominado capacidad administrativa.

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

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    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...

  13. SOBREPESO Y OBESIDAD PREGESTACIONAL COMO FACTOR DE RIESGO DE CESÁREA Y COMPLICACIONES PERINATALES

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    De la Calle FM,María; Armijo L,Onica; Martín B,Elena; Sancha N,Marta; Magdaleno D,Fernando; Omeñaca T,Félix; González G,Antonio

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    Objetivo: Comprobar si el sobrepeso y la obesidad materna son factores de riesgo de complicaciones pe-rinatales. Método: Estudio transversal de 1.223 gestantes nulíparas atendidas en el Hospital La Paz entre agosto 2007 y abril 2008. Las gestantes se dividieron en tres grupos según el índice de masa corporal (IMC) al inicio del embarazo: 482 con peso normal (IMC: 18,5-24,9 Kg/m²); 419 con sobrepeso (IMC: 25-29,9Kg/m²) y 322 con obesidad (IMC: >30Kg/m²). Se estudiaron las complicaciones obstét...

  14. Response of fibroblast growth factor 23 to volume interventions in arterial hypertension and diabetic nephropathy

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    Humalda, Jelmer K.; Seiler-Mußler, Sarah; Kwakernaak, Arjan J.; Vervloet, Marc G.; Navis, Gerjan; Fliser, Danilo; Heine, Gunnar H.; de Borst, Martin H.

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) rises progressively in chronic kidney disease and is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes. FGF-23 putatively induces volume retention by upregulating the sodium-chloride cotransporter (NCC). We studied whether, conversely, interventions in volume status affect FGF-23 concentrations. We performed a post hoc analysis of 1) a prospective saline infusion study with 12 patients with arterial hypertension who received 2 L of isotonic saline over 4 hours, and 2) a randomized controlled trial with 45 diabetic nephropathy (DN) patients on background angiotensin-converting enzyme -inhibition (ACEi), who underwent 4 6-week treatment periods with add-on hydrochlorothiazide (HCT) or placebo, combined with regular sodium (RS) or low sodium (LS) diet in a cross-over design. Plasma C-terminal FGF-23 was measured by ELISA (Immutopics) after each treatment period in DN and before and after saline infusion in hypertensives. The patients with arterial hypertension were 45 ± 13 (mean ± SD) years old with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 101 ± 18 mL/min/1.73 m2. Isotonic saline infusion did not affect FGF-23 (before infusion: 68 median [first to third quartile: 58–97] relative unit (RU)/mL, after infusion: 67 [57–77] RU/mL, P = 0.37). DN patients were 65 ± 9 years old. During ACEi + RS treatment, eGFR was 65 ± 25 mL/min/1.73 m2 and albuminuria 649 mg/d (230–2008 mg/d). FGF23 level was 94 (73–141) RU/mL during ACEi therapy. FGF-23 did not change significantly by add-on HCT (99 [74–148] RU/mL), LS diet (99 [75–135] RU/mL), or their combination (111 [81–160] RU/mL, P = 0.15). Acute and chronic changes in volume status did not materially change FGF-23 in hypertensive patients and DN, respectively. Our data do not support a direct feedback loop between volume status and FGF-23 in hypertension or DN. PMID:27861335

  15. 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.

  16. 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)

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    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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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)

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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.

  19. 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

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

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    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.

  1. 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

  2. Risk factors for post coronary artery bypass graft atrial fibrillation: role of obstructive sleep apnea

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    Amro Qaddoura

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen En este capítulo comenzamos analizando la cirugía de revascularización miocárdica y su complicación más frecuente, la fibrilación atrial postoperatoria. Analizamos los principales factores de riesgo para la fibrilación atrial postoperatoria y luego discutimos detalladamente la apnea obstructiva del sueño como factor riesgo. En este empeño, describimos cómo se diagnostica la apnea obstructiva del sueño, su pato-fisiología en relación con la fibrilación atrial postoperatoria y los estudios clínicos que recientemente han investigado la asociación entre la apnea obstructiva del sueño y fibrilación atrial postoperatoria. Concluimos con las estrategias de prevención y tratamiento de la fibrilación atrial postoperatoria y la discusión de futuras recomendaciones investigativas.

  3. EL PERFIL COMPETITIVO LOCAL COMO FACTOR DETERMINANTE PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LA FLORICULTURA EN MADRID (CUNDINAMARCA

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    DANIEL HERNÁN SANTIAGO ROMERO

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    Full Text Available Este artículo describe los atributos del perfil competitivo del municipio de Madrid y establece las relaciones que, con dicho perfil, ha tenido el desarrollo de cultivos de flores. Se parte de la descripción de la situación actual de la industria de la floricultura en el país. Después, tras establecer los determinantes que desde la teoría se han propuesto para medir la competitividad de un territorio, se analiza el caso particular del municipio de Madrid y define los atributos competitivos que lo caracterizan. Se presentan las relaciones entre el perfil competitivo del municipio y la floricultura, mostrando cómo aquél, se convirtió en un factor determinante para dicha actividad económica. Finalmente se presentan las conclusiones del artículo, las cuales son antecedidas por la presentación de los elementos que representan la mayor fortaleza para el desarrollo económico del municipio en el futuro.

  4. Gender and age effects on risk factor-based prediction of coronary artery calcium in symptomatic patients

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    Nicoll, R; Wiklund, U; Zhao, Y;

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    BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The influence of gender and age on risk factor prediction of coronary artery calcification (CAC) in symptomatic patients is unclear. METHODS: From the European Calcific Coronary Artery Disease (EURO-CCAD) cohort, we retrospectively investigated 6309 symptomatic patients, 62......% male, from Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and USA. All of them underwent risk factor assessment and CT scanning for CAC scoring. RESULTS: The prevalence of CAC among females was lower than among males in all age groups. Using multivariate logistic regression, age, dyslipidaemia, hypertension......, diabetes and smoking were independently predictive of CAC presence in both genders. In addition to a progressive increase in CAC with age, the most important predictors of CAC presence were dyslipidaemia and diabetes (β = 0.64 and 0.63, respectively) in males and diabetes (β = 1.08) followed by smoking (β...

  5. [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.

  6. EL APOYO SOCIAL DE FAMILIA Y AMISTADES COMO FACTORES DETERMINANTES DE LAS PRÁCTICAS DEPORTIVAS JUVENILES

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    María Jesús Monteagudo Sánchez

    2016-10-01

    influir en las conductas deportivas de los jóvenes en direcciones opuestas, como facilitadores, promoviendo la actividad deportiva, o como inhibidores, impidiendo o dificultando dicha práctica. El apoyo social es uno de los factores sociales determinantes de las prácticas deportivas juveniles más destacados en la literatura científica. La familia y las amistades son los agentes responsables de este apoyo social más representativos. El estudio de las prácticas deportivas de una muestra de jóvenes españoles permite constatar el papel esencial que los progenitores y el grupo de iguales desempeñan en la promoción de prácticas deportivas regulares, lo que favorece la instauración de estilos de ocio juveniles físicamente activos y duraderos. Los resultados confirman que los jóvenes más predispuestos a desarrollar patrones de práctica deportiva regular pertenecen a familias que valoran el ámbito deportivo y brindan a sus hijos apoyo emocional en este ámbito; y también a aquellos cuyas amistades practican deporte y les animan a continuar realizando este tipo de actividades.

  7. 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

  8. Risk factors for arterial and venous thrombosis in WHO-defined essential thrombocythemia: an international study of 891 patients.

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    Carobbio, Alessandra; Thiele, Juergen; Passamonti, Francesco; Rumi, Elisa; Ruggeri, Marco; Rodeghiero, Francesco; Randi, Maria Luigia; Bertozzi, Irene; Vannucchi, Alessandro M; Antonioli, Elisabetta; Gisslinger, Heinz; Buxhofer-Ausch, Veronika; Finazzi, Guido; Gangat, Naseema; Tefferi, Ayalew; Barbui, Tiziano

    2011-06-02

    In an international collaborative study, a central histologic review identified 891 patients with essential thrombocythemia, strictly defined by World Health Organization criteria. After a median follow-up of 6.2 years, 109 (12%) patients experienced arterial (n = 79) or venous (n = 37) thrombosis. In multivariable analysis, predictors of arterial thrombosis included age more than 60 years (P = .03; hazard ratio [HR] = 1.7), thrombosis history (P = .003; HR = 2.1), cardiovascular risk factors including tobacco use, hypertension, or diabetes mellitus (P = .007; HR = 1.9), leukocytosis (> 11 × 10(9)/L; P = .04; HR = 1.7), and presence of JAK2V617F (P = .009; HR = 2.6). In contrast, only male gender predicted venous thrombosis. Platelet count more than 1000 × 10(9)/L was associated with a lower risk of arterial thrombosis (P = .007; HR = 0.4). These associations, except the one with leukocytosis, remained significant (or near significant) when analysis was restricted to JAK2V617F-positive cases. The current study clarifies the contribution of specific disease and host characteristics to the risk of arterial versus venous thrombosis in essential thrombocythemia.

  9. Quality of life-associated factors among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery as measured using the WHOQOL-BREF.

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    Najafi, Mahdi; Sheikhvatan, Mehrdad; Montazeri, Ali

    2009-01-01

    This was a study of the pre-operative factors that influence quality of life (QoL) in patients with coronary artery disease and the relationship between pre-operative QoL and early outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). Using the WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire, 283 patients who underwent isolated coronary artery bypass surgery were interviewed and scores were obtained for the physical, psychological, social and environmental components. The study found that the independent physical component predictors for higher QoL included male gender and diabetes mellitus, while the independent psychological component predictors were male gender and high ejection fraction. Males, diabetics and patients with low education levels had higher social well-being than others. Among the postoperative complications, only respiratory failure was found to have a relationship with physical and psychological components. Women with coronary artery disease who were candidates for CABG had lower scores than the men in respect of all components of QoL. Furthermore, a lower pre-operative psychological score in patients undergoing CABG can influence postoperative complications, especially respiratory failure.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Overloads and interferences as risk factors in periodontal disease. Sobrecargas e interferencias como factor de riesgo de la enfermedad periodontal.

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    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Peridontal diseases are among the most common diseases affecting human beings, and are the second major buccal health problem worldwide. Objective: To assess the relation between occlusion overloads and interferences and periodontal disease severity. Method: Descriptive, retrospective analytical study of 100 patients who attended to the Periodontal Consultation in Cienfuegos Dental Clinic between January, 2002 and January, 2007, with diagnosis of periodontitis and occlusal overload and interferences. The variables were: periodontal pocket, gingival retraction, dental mobility, and differences between teeth groups with and without occlusal overload and interferences were determined, according to these variables. Results: There were significant differences between both groups (with and without overloads and interferences regarding each variable. Conclusions: Our results show the relation between these two factors and periodontal disease.Fundamento: Las periodontopatías figuran entre las afecciones más comunes del género humano, constituyendo el segundo problema de salud bucal a escala mundial. Objetivo: Evaluar la relación existente entre la presencia de sobrecargas e interferencias oclusales, con el agravamiento de la enfermedad periodontal. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo, analítico, de los pacientes (100 que acudieron al servicio de Periodoncia de la Clínica de Especialidades de Cienfuegos, durante el período comprendido de enero de 2002 a enero de 2007, con diagnóstico de periodontitis e interferencias y sobrecargas oclusales. Se analizaron las variables: profundidad de la bolsa, retracción gingival y movilidad dentaria, y se detectaron diferencias entre los grupos de dientes con y sin presencia de sobrecargas e interferencias oclusales respecto a estas variables.

  13. La automedición de la presión arterial domiciliaria como método de evaluación del paciente hipertenso

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    2007-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Estudiar en condiciones de práctica clínica habitual el efecto de la automedición domiciliaria (AMPA) sobre el descenso de presión arterial (PA) en hipertensos.MÉTODO: Estudio experimental, en Atención Primaria. Participaron 109 pacientes con hipertensión (HTA) ligera, mal controlados en consulta, aleatorizados en grupo intervención (GI), que fue instruido para la AMPA facilitándosele un automedidor electrónico validado, y grupo control (GC) que siguió el programa de HTA del Área. S...

  14. 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.

  15. 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

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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.

  16. 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.

  17. Predictive factors for pelvic magnetic resonance in response to arterial embolization of a uterine leiomyoma

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    Eduardo Zlotnik

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Minimally invasive methods are used as alternatives to treat leiomyomas and include uterine artery embolization, which has emerged as a safe, effective method. This study aims to evaluate the magnetic resonance imaging predictors for a reduction in leiomyoma volume in patients undergoing uterine artery embolization. METHODS: This prospective longitudinal study was performed at a university hospital. We followed 50 symptomatic premenopausal women with uterine leiomyomas who underwent uterine artery embolization. We examined 179 leiomyomas among these patients. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed one month before and six months after uterine artery embolization. Two radiologists who specialized in abdominal imaging independently interpreted the images. Main Outcome Measures: The magnetic resonance imaging parameters were the uterus and leiomyomas volumes, their localizations, contrast perfusion pattern and node-to-muscle ratio. RESULTS: Six months after treatment, the average uterine volume reduction was 38.91%, and the leiomyomas were reduced by 55.23%. When the leiomyomas were submucosal and/or had a higher node-to-muscle ratio in the T2 images, the volume reduction was even greater (greater than 50%. Other parameters showed no association. CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that symptomatic uterine leiomyomas in patients undergoing uterine artery embolization exhibit volume reductions greater than 50% by magnetic resonance imaging when the leiomyomas are submucosal and/or had a high node-to-muscle ratio in the T2 images.

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

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    Parag Chevli

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    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.

  19. 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.

  20. Upper limb arterial thromboembolism

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    Andersen, L V; Lip, Gregory Y.H.; Lindholt, J S;

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this review is to focus on risk factors, risk-modifying drugs and prognosis for upper limb arterial thromboembolism, and the relationship between upper limb arterial thromboembolism and atrial fibrillation (AF).......The aim of this review is to focus on risk factors, risk-modifying drugs and prognosis for upper limb arterial thromboembolism, and the relationship between upper limb arterial thromboembolism and atrial fibrillation (AF)....

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Proliferation of neointimal smooth muscle cells after arterial injury. Dependence on interactions between fibroblast growth factor receptor-2 and fibroblast growth factor-9.

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    Agrotis, Alex; Kanellakis, Peter; Kostolias, Gina; Di Vitto, Giovanna; Wei, Chen; Hannan, Ross; Jennings, Garry; Bobik, Alex

    2004-10-01

    The growth factor signaling mechanisms responsible for neointimal smooth muscle cell (SMC) proliferation and accumulation, a characteristic feature of many vascular pathologies that can lead to restenosis after angioplasty, remain to be identified. Here, we examined the contribution of fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFRs) 2 and 3 as well as novel fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) to such proliferation. Balloon catheter injury to the rat carotid artery stimulated the expression of two distinctly spliced FGFR-2 isoforms, differing only by the presence or absence of the acidic box, and two distinctly spliced FGFR-3 isoforms containing the acidic box and differing only by the presence of either the IIIb or IIIc exon. Post-injury arterial administration of recombinant adenoviruses expressing dominant negative mutant forms of these FGFRs were used to assess the roles of the endogenous FGFR isoforms in neointimal SMC proliferation. Dominant negative FGFR-2 containing the acidic box inhibited such proliferation by 40%, whereas the dominant negative FGFR-3 forms had little effect. Expression of FGF-9, known to be capable of binding to all four neointimal FGFR-2/-3 isoforms, was abundant within the neointima. FGF-9 markedly stimulated both the proliferation of neointimal SMCs and the activation of extracellular signal-related kinases 1/2, effects which were abrogated by the administration of antisense FGF-9 oligonucleotides to injured arteries and the expression of the dominant negative FGFR-2 adenovirus in cultured neointimal SMCs. These studies demonstrate that, although multiple FGFRs are induced in neointimal SMCs following arterial injury, specific interactions between distinctly spliced FGFR-2 isoforms and FGF-9 contribute to the proliferation of these SMCs.

  4. 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

    2010-12-01

    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.

  5. Vitamin D deficiency may be an independent risk factor for arterial disease

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    K.M. van de Luijtgaarden (Koen); M.T. Voûte (Michiel); S.E. Hoeks (Sanne); E.J. Bakker (Erik Jan); M. Chonchol (Michel); R.J. Stolker (Robert); E.V. Rouwet (Ellen); H.J.M. Verhagen (Hence)

    2012-01-01

    textabstractObjectives: The aim of this study was to assess the vitamin D status in patients with occlusive or aneurysmatic arterial disease in relation to clinical cardiovascular risk profiles and markers of atherosclerotic disease. Methods: We included 490 patients with symptomatic peripheral arte

  6. Serum lactate as a prognostic factor in coronary artery bypass graft operation by on pump method

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    Jabbari, Ali; Banihashem, Nadia; Alijanpour, Ebrahim; Vafaey, Hamid Reza; Alereza, Hakimeh; Rabiee, Seyed Mozafar

    2013-01-01

    Background: Lactic acidosis in cardiac surgical patients is a manifestation of systemic inflammation and excess pro-inflammatory cytokine production. This investigation was designed to integrate basic concepts about lactate acidosis with a clinically used of serum lactate in patients under coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) by on pump method.

  7. Transforming growth factor-beta receptor mutations and pulmonary arterial hypertension in childhood

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    Harrison, RE; Berger, R; Haworth, SG; Tulloh, R; Mache, CJ; Morrell, NW; Aldred, MA; Trembath, RC

    2005-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a potentially fatal vasculopathy that can develop at any age. Adult-onset disease has previously been associated with mutations in BMPR2 and ALK-1. Presentation in early life may be associated with congenital heart disease but frequently is idiopa

  8. 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

  9. La evanescencia del pueblo y los usos del romancero como factor de identidad política

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    Díaz Viana, Luis

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The compilation and study of the ballad tradition in general and the romancero in particular, have constituted, since they began to wake up the interest of the romantic folklorists, a specially propitious field to be used like factor of reconstruction of political identities. The fact that music and text they are in all ballad traditions united and combined fosters that potentiality. What this work discusses is why in the case of romancero the dominant tendency in research has been characterized until present times by the approach on a national or Hispanic scale, getting to even advise against the practice of the regional or provincial collections. And what methodological changes have been carried out by this position, which cannot be separated, on the other hand, from a theoretical concept of folk as national folk and which determines, in parallel, the evanescence and liquation of located and particular people, those who not only transmit, but also create culture, the true folk.

    La recopilación y el estudio de la balada en general, y del romancero en particular, ha constituido, desde que se empieza a despertar el interés de los folkloristas románticos, un campo especialmente propicio para ser utilizado como factor de reconstrucción de identidades políticas. El hecho de que música y texto estén en toda baladística inseparablemente unidos favorece esa potencialidad. Lo que este trabajo se plantea es por qué en el caso del romancero la tendencia dominante en su estudio se ha caracterizado hasta el presente por un enfoque a escala nacional o hispánico, llegando a desaconsejarse incluso la práctica de las colecciones regionales o provinciales. Y qué condicionamientos metodológicos ha acarreado esta postura, a la que no se puede desligar –de otro lado– de una determinada concepción teórica de pueblo, como pueblo-nación, la cual viene a determinar –paralelamente– la evanescencia y licuación de una gente o pueblo m

  10. 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

  11. La música como factor de identidad social: Efectos sobre la cooperación humana

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    Nicola, Mauro

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    La cooperación, entendida como la conducta realizada para otorgar un beneficio a otro individuo o receptor, es una conducta central en el desarrollo de los seres humanos como sociedad. Aunque en sus orígenes fue estudiada desde la Biología (como altruismo), en la actualidad es un tema abordado desde disciplinas como las Matemáticas, la Economía, la Politología, y Psicología. Este estudio se apoya en el concepto de selección grupal de Nowak (2005) e identidad social de Tajfel y Turner (1986), ...

  12. 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

    2004-08-01

    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

  13. 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.

  14. El estrato socioeconómico como factor predictor del uso constante de condón en adolescentes

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    Caballero Hoyos Ramiro

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: El estrato socioeconómico juega un rol importante en las desigualdades en salud. En México, la prevalencia más alta de casos de SIDA se encuentra en población de estratos más bajos. El propósito de lo estudio fue describir el estrato socioeconómico (ajustado por variables psicosociales, situacionales y demográficas como un factor predictor del uso consistente del condón, en adolescentes. MÉTODOS: Se incluyó en el estudio una muestra de una encuesta previa aplicada a 1.410 adolescentes de 15 a 19 años y estratificada por edad, género y estrato socioeconómico de Guadalajara, México. El análisis fue aplicado sobre los 251 adolescentes que reportaron actividad sexual. El análisis estadístico se realizó mediante Ji Cuadrada, t-test, ANOVA y regresión logística. RESULTADOS: La frecuencia de uso consistente de condón fue 30,7% y hubo una prevalencia de uso irregular. El estrato socioeconómico alto fue el principal predictor (OR= 11,1, CI95%= 2,6-47,6. Otros predictores significativos fueron el género masculino, el soporte de los pares y el nivel alto de conocimientos sobre VIH/SIDA. CONCLUSIÓN: El estrato socioeconómico es un importante factor predictor del uso consistente del condón.

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

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    Mabel Abad

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    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.

  16. Coronary artery disease associated transcription factor TCF21 regulates smooth muscle precursor cells that contribute to the fibrous cap

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    Full Text Available TCF21 is a basic helix–loop–helix transcription factor that has recently been implicated as contributing to susceptibility to coronary heart disease based on genome wide association studies. In order to identify transcriptionally regulated target genes in a major disease relevant cell type, we performed siRNA knockdown of TCF21 in in vitro cultured human coronary artery smooth muscle cells and compared the transcriptome of siTCF21 versus siCONTROL treated cells. The raw (FASTQ as well as processed (BED data from 3 technical replicates per treatment has been deposited with Gene Expression Omnibus (GSE44461.

  17. 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

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    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...... atherosclerosis. The relationship between CAC and several demographic and clinical parameters were evaluated using multivariate logistic regression. Results:  A total of 1225 individuals participated in the study, of whom 250 (20%) were living in the centres of major Danish cities. Gender and age showed...

  18. 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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    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 (Pheart rate (P.... CONCLUSION: Impaired CFVR was detected in a substantial proportion, which suggests that coronary microvascular dysfunction plays a role in the development of angina pectoris. CFVR was associated with few cardiovascular risk factors, suggesting that CFVR is an independent parameter in the risk evaluation...

  19. Relationships Among Conventional Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Lifestyle Habits With Arterial Stiffness in Type 2 Diabetic Patients

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    Hamamura, Misako; Mita, Tomoya; Osonoi, Yusuke; Osonoi, Takeshi; Saito, Miyoko; Tamasawa, Atsuko; Nakayama, Shiho; Someya, Yuki; Ishida, Hidenori; Gosho, Masahiko; Kanazawa, Akio; Watada, Hirotaka

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    Background While conventional cardiovascular risk factors and certain lifestyle habits are associated with arterial stiffness in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), it is still unknown whether they are actually associated with arterial stiffness even after adjustment for conventional cardiovascular risk factors and lifestyle habits. The aim of this study was to identify variables that are associated with brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV). Methods The study participants comprised 724 Japanese T2DM outpatients free of history of cardiovascular diseases. Lifestyle habits were analyzed using self-reported questionnaires. The associations among conventional cardiovascular risk factors and lifestyle habits with baPWV were investigated by multivariable linear regression analysis. Results The mean age of the study subjects was 57.8 ± 8.6 years, and 62.8% of those were males. The mean HbA1c was 7.0±1.0%, and the estimated duration of T2DM was 9.9 ± 7.2 years. Multiple linear regression analysis that included age and gender demonstrated that age and male sex were positively associated with baPWV. In a model adjusted for numerous conventional cardiovascular risk factors and lifestyle habits, age, duration of T2DM, systolic blood pressure, serum uric acid, urinary albumin excretion and poor sleep quality were positively associated with baPWV, while body mass index was negatively associated with baPWV. Conclusions In Japanese T2DM, in addition to several conventional cardiovascular risk factors, poor sleep quality was associated with baPWV even after adjustment for numerous conventional cardiovascular risk factors and lifestyle habits. PMID:28270889

  20. 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

  1. 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

    2006-01-01

    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.

  2. 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

  3. Bmx tyrosine kinase has a redundant function downstream of angiopoietin and vascular endothelial growth factor receptors in arterial endothelium.

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    Rajantie, I; Ekman, N; Iljin, K; Arighi, E; Gunji, Y; Kaukonen, J; Palotie, A; Dewerchin, M; Carmeliet, P; Alitalo, K

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    The Bmx gene, a member of the Tec tyrosine kinase gene family, is known to be expressed in subsets of hematopoietic and endothelial cells. In this study, mice were generated in which the first coding exon of the Bmx gene was replaced with the lacZ reporter gene by a knock-in strategy. The homozygous mice lacking Bmx activity were fertile and had a normal life span without an obvious phenotype. Staining of their tissues using beta-galactosidase substrate to assess the sites of Bmx expression revealed strong signals in the endothelial cells of large arteries and in the endocardium starting between days 10.5 and 12.5 of embryogenesis and continuing in adult mice, while the venular endothelium showed a weak signal only in the superior and inferior venae cavae. Of the five known endothelial receptor tyrosine kinases tested, activated Tie-2 induced tyrosyl phosphorylation of the Bmx protein and both Tie-2 and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 (VEGFR-1) stimulated Bmx tyrosine kinase activity. Thus, the Bmx tyrosine kinase has a redundant role in arterial endothelial signal transduction downstream of the Tie-2 and VEGFR-1 growth factor receptors.

  4. Lp-PLA₂- a novel risk factor for high-risk coronary and carotid artery disease.

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    Epps, K C; Wilensky, R L

    2011-01-01

    Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA₂) is at the crossroads of lipid metabolism and the inflammatory response. It is produced by inflammatory cells, bound to LDL and other lipoproteins, and once in the arterial wall facilitates hydrolysis of phospholipids. Elevated serum levels of Lp-PLA₂ have been associated with increased cardiovascular risk in healthy populations and in patients with known vascular disease. Here, we review the role of Lp-PLA₂ in the development of atherosclerosis and progression to unstable disease, the utility of Lp-PLA₂ as a risk predictor for coronary and carotid events and the potential clinical benefit of pharmacologic inhibition of Lp-PLA₂.

  5. Cultura corporativa, justicia percibida y estabilidad en el empleo como factores de éxito de la externalización hotelera

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    Ting Ding, Jyh-Ming

    2015-01-01

    Programa de doctorado: Administración de empresas [ES]Hacemos una contribución a la literatura sobre la externalización en el sector hotelero examinando la influencia de la cultura corporativa, la justicia percibida y la estabilidad en el empleo como factores de éxito de dicha externalización.

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

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    Raquel Sánchez Fernández

    2009-08-01

    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.

  7. Medición de Tensión Arterial, y Factores de Riesgo Asociados a Hipertensión Arterial, en estudiantes de la Universidad de Manizales (Colombia), 2009

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    Álvarez, María Fernanda; Alzate, Alba Victoria; Campos, Camilo Andrés; Castaño Castrillón, José Jaime; Giraldo, José Fernando; Giraldo, Miguel Felipe; Hachito, Jonnathan; Mesa, Isabel Cristina; Rojas, Carlos Andrés; Rodríguez Valois, Dafna

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    Introducción: La hipertensión sanguínea se define como un aumento en la presión arterial, con elevaciones sobre las presiones arteriales sistólica y diastólica, aceptadas para la edad, altura y peso, independientemente de la causa primaria. Materiales y Métodos: De los 2916 estudiantes de horario diurno de la Universidad de Manizales (Manizales, Caldas, Colombia) para el primer semestre de 2009 fueron seleccionados 258 estudiantes, para participar en el estudio, con una edad compr...

  8. Prevalencia de la hipertensión arterial y factores asociados en población adulta de la Comunitat Valenciana

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    Zubeldia Lauzurica, Lourdes

    2014-01-01

    La hipertensión es el principal factor de riesgo en términos de mortalidad atribuible y el principal factor de riesgo cardiovascular modificable. Los objetivos del estudio han sido: estimar la prevalencia de hipertensión arterial en población adulta de la Comunitat Valenciana, describir el grado de conocimiento, tratamiento y control de la hipertensión y la fuerza de asociación entre determinados factores y la presencia de hipertensión arterial. El punto de partida ha sido una submuestra d...

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

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    T V Korotaeva

    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.

  10. Is Mitral Annular Calcification Associated With Atherosclerotic Risk Factors and Severity and Complexity of Coronary Artery Disease?

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    Bhatt, Hemal; Sanghani, Dharmesh; Julliard, Kell; Fernaine, George

    2015-08-01

    We assessed the association of mitral annular calcification (MAC) with atherosclerotic risk factors and severity and complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD). Cardiac catheterization reports and electronic medical records from 2010 to 2011 were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 481 patients were divided into 2 groups: MAC present (209) and MAC absent (272). All major cardiovascular risk factors, comorbidities, and coronary lesion characteristics were included. On linear regression analysis, age (P = .001, β 1.12) and female gender (P = .031, β 0.50) were the independent predictors of MAC. Mitral annular calcification was not independently associated with the presence of lesions with >70% stenosis (P = .283), number of obstructive vessels (P = .469), lesions with 50% to 70% stenosis (P = .458), and Synergy Between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Taxus and Cardiac Surgery score (P = .479). Mitral annular calcification is probably a benign marker of age-related degenerative changes in the heart independent of the severity and complexity of CAD.

  11. 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.

  12. Sangrado transvaginal durante el embarazo, como factor de riesgo para isoinmunización al antígeno Rhesus-D

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    Hernández-Andrade Edgar; Ahued-Ahued José Roberto

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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...

  13. Gestión de inventarios como factor de competitividad, en el sector metalmecánico de la región occidental de Venezuela

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    La investigación que se presenta a continuación, tiene como objeto analizar la gestión de inventario como factor de competitividad, en las empresas del Sector Metalmecánico de la Región Occidental de Venezuela. La metodología es de tipo descriptivo, no experimental, transeccional. La población se compone de veinte (20) empresas del sector metalmecánico destinadas a la producción de máquinas herramientas, específicamente tornos y fresadoras, circunscritas a la región del occidente de Venezuela...

  14. 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.

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

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    Shahrbanoo Shahbazi

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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.

  16. Prevalencia de hipertensión arterial y factores asociados en la población rural marginada Prevalence and risk factors related to systemic arterial hypertension in a rural marginated population

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    Jesús Fernando Guerrero-Romero

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la prevalencia y los factores asociados a la hipertensión arterial sistémica (HAS en la población rural marginada de Durango, México. Material y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal comparativo en 627 comunidades rurales, de las que aproximadamente 90% tiene 250 o menos habitantes. Se determinaron las cifras de presión arterial y las variables sociodemográficas. Resultados. Se estudiaron 5 802 sujetos, es decir, 4 452 mujeres (76.7% y 1 350 hombres (23.3%. Se identificó HAS en 1 271 individuos (21.9%; IC95% 20.8-23.0, de los cuales 1 011 eran mujeres (22.71%; IC95% 21.5-23.9, y 260, hombres (19.26%; IC95% 17.2-21.4. Del total de la población blanco, 3 018 personas (52.0% viven en comunidades con menos de 250 habitantes, 2 080 (60.9% mujeres y 938 (31.1% hombres; en ésta se identificó HAS en 445 casos (14.74%; IC95% 13.5-16.0, de los cuales 326 son mujeres (15.7%; IC95% 14.1-17.3, y 119, hombres (12.7%; IC95% 10.6-14.9. Los principales factores de riesgo relacionados con la HAS fueron la obesidad, el diagnóstico de diabetes tipo 2 y el consumo de alcohol y tabaco. Conclusiones. Al parecer la prevalencia de HAS en la población rural marginada se relaciona con el grado de desarrollo de las comunidades.Objective. To determine the prevalence and risk factors related to systemic arterial hypertension (SAH in the rural marginated population of Durango, Mexico. Material and methods. A comparative cross-sectional study was performed in 627 rural communities, approximately 90% of which have 250 inhabitants or less. The arterial pressure and sociodemographic variables were determined. Results. A total of 5 802 subjects were studied, 4 452 women (76.7% and 1 350 men (23.3%. SAH was found in 1 271 individuals (21.9%; CI 95% 20.8-23.0 of which 1 011 were women (22.71%; CI 95% 21.5-23.9 and 260 were men (19.26%; CI 95% 17.2-21.4. Of the target population, 3 018 individuals (52.0% live in communities of less than 250

  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. 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.

  19. Endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor mediated relaxations in pig coronary arteries do not involve Gi/o proteins

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    Kwok Fu Jacobus NG; Susan Wai Sum LEUNG; Picky Ying Keung MAN; Paul M VANHOUTTE

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    Aim: Endothelium-dependent relaxations to certain neurohumoral substances are mediated by pertussis toxin-sensitive Gi/o protein. Our experiments were designed to determine the role, if any, of pertussis toxin-sensitive G-proteins in relaxations attributed to endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF). Methods: Pig coronary arterial rings with endothelia were suspended in organ chambers filled with Krebs-Ringer bicarbonate solution maintained at 37℃ and continuously aerated with 95%O2 and 5% CO2. Isometric tension was measured during contractions to prostaglandin F2, in the presence of indomethacin and Nω-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME). Results: Thrombin, the thrombin re-ceptor-activating peptide SFLLRN, bradykinin, substance P, and calcimycin pro-duced dose-dependent relaxations. These relaxations were not inhibited by prior incubation with pertussis toxin, but were abolished upon the addition of charyb-dotoxin plus apamin. Relaxations to the α2-adrenergic agonist UK14304 and those to serotonin were abolished in the presence of indomethacin and L-NAME. Conclusion: Unlike nitric oxide-mediated relaxations, EDHF-mediated relax-ations of pig coronary arteries do not involve pertussis toxin-sensitive pathways and are Gi/o protein independent.

  20. 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.

  1. 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

    2012-04-01

    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.

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

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    Yajun Liang

    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

  3. 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

  4. La experiencia musical como factor curativo en la musicoterapia con pacientes con esquizofrenia crónica

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    Esther Murow; Juan José Sánchez

    2003-01-01

    Este artículo tiene por objeto examinar el empleo de la musicoterapia en la percepción de bienestar, según las respuestas de un grupo de pacientes de esquizofrenia durante y como consecuencia del tratamiento con musicoterapia. Un propósito adicional es describir cómo evoluciona la percepción del empleo y de la utilidad de la experiencia musical como recurso terapéutico y su relación con los cambios en los síntomas negativos obtenidos en evaluaciones con el PANSS. Para ello se estudiaron 15 su...

  5. Modelo causal de los factores asociados al aprendizaje autorregulado como mediador del rendimiento académico en estudiantes universitarios

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    Ramírez Dorantes, María del Carmen

    2016-01-01

    El objetivo general de esta investigación fue medir, describir, relacionar y analizar las estrategias cognitivas, metacognitivas y contextuales así como la motivación hacia el aprendizaje de estudiantes universitarios mexicanos, y su relación con diversas variables educativas y socio-familiares como determinantes del rendimiento académico en la universidad, desde la teoría social-cognitiva del aprendizaje autorregulado. Mediante la aplicación y el análisis posterior de las bases de datos inst...

  6. La periodontitis como factor de riesgo en los pacientes con cardiopatía isquémica

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    Luis Delgado, Omaira; Echeverría García, José Javier; Berini Aytés, Leonardo; Gay Escoda, Cosme

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    La patología cardiovascular y en especial la cardiopatía isquémica (CI) se encuentran entre las principales causas de muerte en el mundo occidental. Recientemente se ha incrementado el interés en investigar la relación entre la cardiopatía isquémica y diversas patologías infecciosas como desencadenantes de la misma, como se ha observado con la Clamydia pneumoniae y el Helicobacter pylori. La periodontitis también se ha relacionado con el incremento de riesgo de aparición de enfermedad coronar...

  7. 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.

  8. 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

    2014-01-01

    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.

  9. 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.

  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. 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.

  12. Prevalencia de hipertensión arterial y factores asociados en la población rural marginada

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    Guerrero-Romero Jesús Fernando

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la prevalencia y los factores asociados a la hipertensión arterial sistémica (HAS en la población rural marginada de Durango, México. Material y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal comparativo en 627 comunidades rurales, de las que aproximadamente 90% tiene 250 o menos habitantes. Se determinaron las cifras de presión arterial y las variables sociodemográficas. Resultados. Se estudiaron 5 802 sujetos, es decir, 4 452 mujeres (76.7% y 1 350 hombres (23.3%. Se identificó HAS en 1 271 individuos (21.9%; IC95% 20.8-23.0, de los cuales 1 011 eran mujeres (22.71%; IC95% 21.5-23.9, y 260, hombres (19.26%; IC95% 17.2-21.4. Del total de la población blanco, 3 018 personas (52.0% viven en comunidades con menos de 250 habitantes, 2 080 (60.9% mujeres y 938 (31.1% hombres; en ésta se identificó HAS en 445 casos (14.74%; IC95% 13.5-16.0, de los cuales 326 son mujeres (15.7%; IC95% 14.1-17.3, y 119, hombres (12.7%; IC95% 10.6-14.9. Los principales factores de riesgo relacionados con la HAS fueron la obesidad, el diagnóstico de diabetes tipo 2 y el consumo de alcohol y tabaco. Conclusiones. Al parecer la prevalencia de HAS en la población rural marginada se relaciona con el grado de desarrollo de las comunidades.

  13. Relationship of A1 segment hypoplasia to anterior communicating artery aneurysm morphology and risk factors for aneurysm formation.

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    Rinaldo, Lorenzo; McCutcheon, Brandon A; Murphy, Meghan E; Bydon, Mohamad; Rabinstein, Alejandro A; Lanzino, Giuseppe

    2016-09-30

    OBJECTIVE Hypoplasia of the A1 segment of the anterior cerebral artery is frequently observed in patients with anterior communicating artery (ACoA) aneurysms. The effect of this anatomical variant on ACoA aneurysm morphology is not well understood. METHODS Digital subtraction angiography images were reviewed for 204 patients presenting to the authors' institution with either a ruptured or an unruptured ACoA aneurysm. The ratio of the width of the larger A1 segment to the smaller A1 segment was calculated. Patients with an A1 ratio greater than 2 were categorized as having A1 segment hypoplasia. The relationship of A1 segment hypoplasia to both patient and aneurysm characteristics was then assessed. RESULTS Of 204 patients that presented with an ACoA aneurysm, 34 (16.7%) were found to have a hypoplastic A1. Patients with A1 segment hypoplasia were less likely to have a history of smoking (44.1% vs 62.9%, p = 0.0410). ACoA aneurysms occurring in the setting of a hypoplastic A1 were also found to have a larger maximum diameter (mean 7.7 vs 6.0 mm, p = 0.0084). When considered as a continuous variable, increasing A1 ratio was associated with decreasing aneurysm dome-to-neck ratio (p = 0.0289). There was no significant difference in the prevalence of A1 segment hypoplasia between ruptured and unruptured aneurysms (18.9% vs 10.7%; p = 0.1605). CONCLUSIONS Our results suggest that a hypoplastic A1 may affect the morphology of ACoA aneurysms. In addition, the relative lack of traditional risk factors for aneurysm formation in patients with A1 segment hypoplasia argues for the importance of hemodynamic factors in the formation of ACoA aneurysms in this anatomical setting.

  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. An analysis of risk factors for arterial hypertension in adolescent students Análisis de los factores de riesgo para hipertensión arterial en adolescentes escolares Análise de fatores de risco para hipertensão arterial em adolescentes escolares

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    Jonathan Veloso Costa

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the study was to evaluate some risk factors for increases in systemic arterial blood pressure. This transversal study was carried out with 145 individuals from 12 to18 years of age at two state schools in the city of Pico in the state of Piauí in Brazil. The majority were female (62.8%. The median age was 14.8 years (±3.19. It was ascertained that 13 of the subjects (9.0% were overweight [CI% 73.0-86.0]. Elevations in waist circumference were found in 31 (21.4% and 76 (52.4% had elevated arterial blood levels. There was no statistically-significant association between the above-cited risk factors and gender (p=0.088; 0.999; 0.204, respectively. However, 44.8% of the adolescents had at least one risk factor associated with arterial hypertension; 15.9% had two, and 2.1% had three. The study confirms the influence of the risk factors on arterial pressure values among adolescents. Being aware of these factors means that nurses can intervene with health education measures.El objetivo fue evaluar de los algunos factores de riesgo para aumento de los niveles de presión arterial sistémica. Estudio transversal con 145 personas de 12 a 18 años de dos escuelas públicas de la ciudad de Picos-PI. La mayoría eran mujeres (62,8%. La edad media fue de 14,8 años (±3.19. Se encontró 13 (9,0% tenían exceso de peso [IC% 73,0 a 86,0]. Elevaciones de la circunferencia de cintura se encontraron en 31 (21,4% y 76 (52,4% con niveles elevados de presión arterial. No hubo asociación estadísticamente significativa de los factores de riesgo mencionados anteriormente investigado con el sexo (p=0,088, 0,999, 0,204, respectivamente. Sin embargo, 44,8% de los jóvenes tenían al menos un factor; 15,9% dos y 2,1% tres factores relacionados con la hipertensión. Confirma la influencia de factores de riesgo en los valores de presión arterial en la juventud. Delante del conocimiento de estos factores, la enfermería podrá intervenir con medidas de

  16. 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

  17. Baixo peso ao nascer como marcador de alterações na monitorização ambulatorial da pressão arterial Bajo peso al nacer como marcador de alteraciones en el monitoreo ambulatorio de la presión arterial Low birth weight as a marker of changes in ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

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    Cláudia Maria Salgado

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O baixo peso ao nascimento (BPN está associado com aumento da pressão arterial (PA e de doenças cardiovasculares no adulto. OBJETIVO: Avaliar as possíveis alterações na monitorização ambulatorial da pressão arterial (MAPA em crianças com BPN. MÉTODOS: Avaliou-se o peso ao nascimento (PN de 1.049 crianças, entre 8 e 11 anos, em escolas de Goiânia. Aquelas com BPN (PN 3,0 kg. O PN foi obtido no cartão da criança. Avaliaram-se PA casual e MAPA. Após a obtenção do peso e da estatura para cálculo do índice de massa corpórea (IMC, realizou-se avaliação da maturação sexual segundo os critérios de Tanner (excluídos Tanner >2. RESULTADOS: Obtiveram-se 34 crianças com BPN e 34 com PNN. Os grupos foram semelhantes quanto a idade, sexo, raça, peso, estatura, IMC e história familiar de hipertensão. As crianças com BPN apresentaram maior pressão sistólica (PS casual (p = 0,007. Na MAPA, apresentaram maior pressão diastólica (PD nas 24 horas (p = 0,009, maior PD de vigília (p = 0,002, maiores PS e PD no sono (p = 0,005 e p = 0,001 e menor descenso noturno da PS e PD (p = 0,001 do que as com PNN. Observou-se uma correlação positiva do PN com o descenso noturno da PS (p = 0,022 e negativa com a PS no sono (p = 0,032. CONCLUSÃO: As crianças com BPN apresentaram PA mais elevada e alteração do ritmo circadiano da pressão arterial, com atenuação do descenso noturno. Esses achados podem representar um risco aumentado para a hipertensão arterial e doença cardiovascular no adulto.FUNDAMENTO: El bajo peso al nacer (BPN está asociado al aumento de la presión arterial (PA y de enfermedades cardiovasculares en el adulto. OBJETIVO: Evaluar las posibles alteraciones en el monitoreo ambulatorio de la presión arterial (MAPA en niños con BPN. MÉTODOS: Se evaluó el peso al nacer (PN de 1.049 niños, entre 8 y 11 años, en escuelas de la ciudad de Goiânia. Aquellos con BPN (PN 3,0 kg. El PN se obtuvo en la tarjeta

  18. Estudio del engagement como factor de capital psicológico positivo y su rol en la calidad de servicio. Análisis de casos

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    Redondo, Ana Isabel; Arraigada, Mariana Cecilia

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    El presente trabajo busca analizar los resultados obtenidos en el estudio realizado sobre organizaciones de servicios relevando el nivel de engagement del empleado y el nivel de clima organización. A través de un abordaje desde el marco teórico del capital psicológico positivo, aplicando las variables relevadas como factores generadores del mismo, se ofrece una interpretación de la información relevada en dicho estudio.

  19. La Orientación al mercado como un factor de éxito en el emprendimiento: Estudio de casos en las pymes del sector servicio establecidas en Bogotá D.C.

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    El presente documento, es una investigación que tiene como fin estudiar la orientación al mercado como un factor de éxito empresarial en las Pymes. Para lograrlo, en primer lugar, se contextualizo acerca de la situación empresarial en Latinoamérica, Colombia y Bogotá, teniendo en cuenta aspectos como: emprendimiento, mortalidad empresarial, factores claves de éxito, y la orientación al mercado como un factor de éxito empresarial. En segundo lugar tras contextualizar en estos aspectos, se...

  20. [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.

  1. Mechanisms Underlying Enhanced Noradrenaline-Induced Femoral Arterial Contractions of Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats: Involvement of Endothelium-Derived Factors and Cyclooxygenase-Derived Prostanoids.

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    Matsumoto, Takayuki; Watanabe, Shun; Iguchi, Maika; Ando, Makoto; Oda, Mirai; Nagata, Mako; Yamada, Kosuke; Taguchi, Kumiko; Kobayashi, Tsuneo

    2016-01-01

    We investigated the relationship between noradrenaline (NAd)-induced contractions, endothelial function, and hypertension in femoral arteries isolated from spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). In the femoral arteries of SHR, vs. age-matched control Wistar Kyoto (WKY) rats, contractions induced by NAd were increased. These effects were enhanced by endothelial denudation, which abolished the differences between the two groups. NAd-induced contractions were enhanced by nitric oxide (NO) synthase inhibition, and further increased by the blockade of endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF). Conversely, NAd-induced contractions were inhibited by cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibition. In addition, in SHR arteries, acetylcholine-induced relaxation was reduced, and components of endothelium-derived factors were altered, such as increased COX-derived vasoconstrictor prostanoids, reduced EDHF, and preserved NO-mediated relaxation. In the femoral arteries of SHR, the production of prostanoids [6-keto prostaglandin (PG)F1α (a metabolite of prostacyclin (PGI2), PGE2, and PGF2α] and COX-2 protein were increased compared with that in WKY rats. By contrast, contractions induced by beraprost (a stable PGI2 analogue), PGE2, and U46619 (thromboxane/prostanoid receptor agonist) were similar between the SHR and WKY groups. Thus, NAd-induced femoral arterial contractions are augmented in SHR resulting from endothelial dysfunction and increased COX-derived vasoconstrictor prostanoid levels.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 en...

  4. Effects of age and cardiovascular risk factors on 18F-FDG PET/CT quantification of atherosclerosis in the aorta and peripheral arteries

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    Pasha, Ahmed K.; Moghbel, Mateen; Saboury, Babak; Gharavi, Mohammed H.; Blomberg, Bjorn A.; Torigian, Drew A.; Kwee, TC; Basu, Sandip; Mohler, Emile R.; Alavi, Abass

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    Objective: To quantify fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) uptake in the aorta and peripheral arteries and assess the variation of 18F-FDG uptake with age and cardiovascular risk factors. Methods: The subject population of this retrospective study comprises melanoma patients who underwent whole

  5. 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

  6. Cardiovascular risk among stable individuals suspected of having coronary artery disease with no modifiable risk factors: Results from an international multicenter study of 5262 patients

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    J. Leipsic (Jonathon); C.W. Taylor (Carolyn); G. Grunau (Gilat); J. Heilbron (Johan); G.B.J. Mancini (John); S. Achenbach (Stephan); M. Al-Mallah (Mouaz); D.S. Berman (Daniel); M.J. Budoff (Matthew); F. Cademartiri (Filippo); T.Q. Callister (Tracy); H.-J. Chang (Hyuk-Jae); V.Y. Cheng (Victor); K. Chinnaiyan (Kavitha); B.J.W. Chow (Benjamin); A. Delago (Augustin); M. Hadamitzky (Martin); R.C. Cury (Ricardo); G.M. Feuchtner (Gudrun); Y-J. Kim (Yong-Jin); P.A. Kaufmann (Philipp); F.Y. Lin (Fay); E. Maffei (Erica); G.L. Raff (Gilbert); L.J. Shaw (Leslee); T.C. Villines (Todd); J.K. Min (James)

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    textabstractPurpose: To assess the prevalence, extent, severity, and risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients suspected of having CAD but with no medically modifiable risk factors. Materials and Methods: Institutional review board approval or waiver of consent was obtained at each center. T

  7. 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

  8. Association of branched-chain amino acids with carotid intima-media thickness and coronary artery disease risk factors.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Recent studies have determined that branched-chain (BCAAs and aromatic (AAAs amino acids are strongly correlated with obesity and atherogenic dyslipidemia and are strong predictors of diabetes. However, it is not clear if these amino acids are capable of identifying subjects with coronary artery disease (CAD, particularly with subclinical atherosclerosis who are at risk of developing CAD. METHODS: Four hundred and seventy two Chinese subjects (272 males and 200 females, 42-97 y of age undergoing physical exams were recruited at random for participation in the cross-sectional study. Serum BCAAs and AAAs were measured using our previously reported isotope dilution liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry method. Bilateral B-mode carotid artery images for carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT were acquired at end diastole and cIMT values more than 0.9 mm were categorized as increased. Correlations of BCAAs with cIMT and other CAD risk factors were analyzed. RESULTS: BCAAs and AAAs were significantly and positively associated with risk factors of CAD, e.g., cIMT, BMI, waist circumference, blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, TG, apoB, apoB/apoAI ratio, apoCII, apoCIII and hsCRP, and were significantly and negatively associated with HDL-C and apoAI. Stepwise multiple linear regression analysis revealed that age (β = 0.175, P<0.001, log BCAA (β = 0.147, P<0.001 and systolic blood pressure (β = 0.141, P = 0.012 were positively and independently associated with cIMT. In the logistic regression model, the most and only powerful laboratory factor correlated with increased cIMT was BCAA (the odds ratio of the fourth quartile compared to the first quartile was 2.679; P = 0.009. CONCLUSION: BCAAs are independently correlated with increased cIMT. This correlation would open a new field of research in the mechanistic understanding and risk assessment of CAD.

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

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    Peña Romera, Cristina

    2015-01-01

    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...

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

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    Maldonado Norman

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available 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.

  11. Factores afectivos en el aprendizaje del inglés como lengua extranjera dentro del contexto universitario rural guanacasteco

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    Un significativo número de estudiantes de zonas rurales del país enfrentan un gran reto en el proceso de aprendizaje del idioma Inglés al ingresar a la universidad. Parte importante del problema proviene del efecto de aspectos afectivos tales como ansiedad, desmotivación, actitud del estudiante, la interacción con el profesor y entre estudiantes, inteligencia emocional subdesarrollada, la evaluación y aspectos metodológicos. El presente documento considera aspectos teóricos respecto a...

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

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    Arellano Chávez, María Josefina Juana

    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...

  13. 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...... outpatients aged >or=45 years with established atherothrombotic disease or >or=3 RFs for atherothrombosis. The predictors of RF control that were evaluated included: (1) patient demographics, (2) mode of PAD diagnosis, and (3) concomitant CAD and/or CVD. RESULTS: RF control was less frequent in patients...

  14. Factores asociados al control de la hipertension arterial en personas mayores de 60 años en España

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    Rafael Tuesca-Molina; Pilar Guallar-Castillón; José Ramón Banegas-Banegas; Auxiliadora Graciani-Pérez

    2006-01-01

    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: «Hipe...

  15. 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

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    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.

  16. A variant of human paraoxonase/arylesterase (HUMPONA) gene is a risk factor for coronary artery disease.

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    Serrato, M; Marian, A J

    1995-12-01

    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a complex trait caused by a number of genetic and environmental factors. Recently, paraoxonase/arylesterase (PONA) enzyme has been implicated in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. There is a 10-40-fold variability in the activity of this enzyme among individuals. This variability is due to the presence of an A/G polymorphism in the coding region of the gene (HUMPONA). The A and G alleles code for glutamine (A genotype) and arginine (B genotype), respectively. Individuals with A genotype have a lower enzymatic activity than those with B genotype. We determined the HUMPONA genotypes and alleles in 223 patients with angiographically documented CAD and in 247 individuals in the general population. The distribution of genotypes were in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium in patients and in controls. Genotypes A and B were present in 120 (49%) and 28 (11%) individuals in controls and in 68 (30%) and 40 (18%) patients with CAD, respectively (chi squared= 16.5, P= 0.0003). The frequency of the A allele was 0.69 in controls and 0.56 in patients (OR= 1.7, P= 0.0001). There were no differences in the distribution of HUMPONA genotypes in the subgroups of patients with restenosis, myocardial infarction, or any of the conventional risk factors for CAD as compared with corresponding subgroups. In summary, variants of the HUMPONA gene are involved in predisposition to coronary atherosclerosis.

  17. 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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    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

  18. 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

  19. [Risk factors for arterial hypertension in the natives of Easter Island].

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    Valdés, G; Cruz Coke, R; Lagos, J; Lorenzoni, J; Concha, R; Berrios, X

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    Blood pressure, weight, height and cardiovascular risk factors were evaluated in 73 adults of Easter Island (mean age 49 +/- 12.9 (SD) years) in January 1989 and 1990. Their mean blood pressure (BP) was 129 +/- 24/81 +/- 14, significantly higher by 7/5 mm Hg than in 1979 (p island had similar BP and risk factors than a sex and age paired sample, who has spent 10.9 +/- 7.8 years in the continent. The present study demonstrates that Easter Island natives have increased their mean BP in 10 years, elevated their BP with age and have lost the protection previously associated to staying in the island.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  20. 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.)

  1. 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

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    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.

  2. 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

    2009-12-01

    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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

    2005-12-01

    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

  5. Educación para el desarrollo o la promesa de empleabilidad como factor de formación

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    Hedilberto Granados López

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    Full Text Available Inscrito en el horizonte de articulación entre educación y desarrollo, el artículo muestra algunos de los resultados de un trabajo investigativo en el que se recogen conceptualizaciones de profesionales vinculados a la educación de diversos municipios del Departamento de Caldas. Las categorías utilizadas para revisar las conceptualizaciones permiten poner en evidencia que si bien prevalece una mirada romántica asociada a la educación como base para el desarrollo humano, esta se encuentra supeditada a la posibilidad que tenga lo educativo de impactar significativamente el desarrollo económico individual y comunitario.

  6. 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

  7. Arterial waveform parameters in a large, population-based sample of adults: relationships with ethnicity and lifestyle factors.

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    Sluyter, J D; Hughes, A D; Thom, S A McG; Lowe, A; Camargo, C A; Hametner, B; Wassertheurer, S; Parker, K H; Scragg, R K R

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    Little is known about how aortic waveform parameters vary with ethnicity and lifestyle factors. We investigated these issues in a large, population-based sample. We carried out a cross-sectional analysis of 4798 men and women, aged 50-84 years from Auckland, New Zealand. Participants were 3961 European, 321 Pacific, 266 Maori and 250 South Asian people. We assessed modifiable lifestyle factors via questionnaires, and measured body mass index (BMI) and brachial blood pressure (BP). Suprasystolic oscillometry was used to derive aortic pressure, from which several haemodynamic parameters were calculated. Heavy alcohol consumption and BMI were positively related to most waveform parameters. Current smokers had higher levels of aortic augmentation index than non-smokers (difference=3.7%, Pwaveform parameters, controlling for demographics, antihypertensives, diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD), were higher in non-Europeans than in Europeans. Further adjustment for brachial BP or lifestyle factors (particularly BMI) reduced many differences but several remained. Despite even further adjustment for mean arterial pressure, pulse rate, height and total:high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, compared with Europeans, South Asians had higher levels of all measured aortic waveform parameters (for example, for backward pressure amplitude: β=1.5 mm Hg; Pwaveform parameters varied with ethnicity in line with the greater prevalence of CVD among non-white populations. Generally, this was true even after accounting for brachial BP, suggesting that waveform parameters may have increased usefulness in capturing ethnic variations in cardiovascular risk. Heavy alcohol consumption, smoking and especially BMI may partially contribute to elevated levels of these parameters.Journal of Human Hypertension advance online publication, 22 December 2016; doi:10.1038/jhh.2016.78.

  8. 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.

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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 setting of HIV infection. Methods In the general population, 23 common single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were shown to be associated with CAD through genome-wide association analysis. Using the Metabochip, we genotyped 1875 HIV-positive, white individuals enrolled in 24 HIV observational studies, including 571 participants with a first CAD event during the 9-year study period and 1304 controls matched on sex and cohort. Results A genetic risk score built from 23 CAD-associated SNPs contributed significantly to CAD (P = 2.9×10−4). In the final multivariable model, participants with an unfavorable genetic background (top genetic score quartile) had a CAD odds ratio (OR) of 1.47 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.05–2.04). This effect was similar to hypertension (OR = 1.36; 95% CI, 1.06–1.73), hypercholesterolemia (OR = 1.51; 95% CI, 1.16–1.96), diabetes (OR = 1.66; 95% CI, 1.10–2.49), ≥1 year lopinavir exposure (OR = 1.36; 95% CI, 1.06–1.73), and current abacavir treatment (OR = 1.56; 95% CI, 1.17–2.07). The effect of the genetic risk score was additive to the effect of nongenetic CAD risk factors, and did not change after adjustment for family history of CAD. Conclusions In the setting of HIV infection, the effect of an unfavorable genetic background was similar to traditional CAD risk factors and certain adverse antiretroviral exposures. Genetic testing may provide prognostic information complementary to family history of CAD. PMID:23532479

  9. Elevated serum levels of macrophage migration inhibitory factor and stem cell growth factor β in patients with idiopathic and systemic sclerosis associated pulmonary arterial hypertension

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    K. Stefanantoni

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH can be idiopathic or secondary to autoimmune diseases, and it represents one of the most threatening complications of systemic sclerosis (SSc. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF is a pleiotropic cytokine with proinflammatory functions that appears to be involved in the pathogenesis of hypoxia-induced PH. In SSc patients, high serum levels of MIF have been associated with the development of ulcers and PAH. Stem cell growth factor β (SCGF β is a human growth factor that, together with MIF, is involved in the pathogenesis of chronic spinal cord injury. The aim of our study was to measure serum levels of MIF in patients with idiopathic and SSc-associated PAH. We enrolled 13 patients with idiopathic PAH and 15 with SSc-associated PAH. We also selected 14 SSc patients without PAH and 12 normal healthy controls, matched for sex and age. PAH was confirmed by right hearth catheterism (mPAP>25 mmHg. MIF and SCGF β levels were measured by ELISA. We found significantly higher circulating levels of MIF and of SCGF β in patients with idiopathic PAH (P=0.03 and P=0.004 and with PAH secondary to SSc (P=0.018 and P=0.023 compared to SSc patients without PAH. Higher levels of MIF were found in those patients with an higher New York Heart Association (NYHA class (P=0.03. We can hypothesize that MIF and SCGF β are able to play a role in PAH, both idiopathic or secondary, and in the future they may be evaluated as useful biomarkers and prognostic factors for this serious vascular disease.

  10. Heritability of cilioretinal arteries

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    Taarnhøj, Nina Charlotte; Munch, Inger C; Kyvik, Kirsten O;

    2005-01-01

    PURPOSE: To determine whether the presence of one or more cilioretinal arteries, a distinct element of the pattern of fundus vessels, is genetically programmed, influenced by environmental factors, or the result of random mechanisms of vascular development. METHODS: The fundi of 112 pairs...... environmental factors. CONCLUSIONS: The presence or absence of one or more cilioretinal arteries in healthy persons is markedly influenced by genetic factors....

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. El Clima Organizacional Como Factor de Competitividad en las FranQuicias de Comida Rapida en Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

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    Maria Virginia Flores-Oritz; Alfonso Vega-Lopez; Edgar ARmando Chavez-Moreno

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    El presente trabajo contempla una investigación para conocer la relación que existe entre el clima organizacional como factor de competitividad en las franquicias de comida rápida en Tijuana, B.C.; sin lugar a dudas el primordial activo de las organizaciones es el recurso humano ya que es a través de un buen equipo de trabajo que la empresa logra sus objetivos y metas asegurando así su desarrollo y posicionamiento en el mercado, no se debe dejar de lado el clima organizacional y la importanci...

  14. Interferencia del receptor del factor de crecimiento epidermoide (EGFR) y su utilidad como adyuvante en el tratamiento del cáncer avanzado de cabeza y cuello

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    Cortez V,Pedro; Torrente A,Mariela

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    El receptor del factor de crecimiento epidermoide (EGFR) se encuentra sobreexpresado en más del 90% de los tumores escamosos de cabeza y cuello. Se han desarrollado diversos métodos para interferir con el EGFR entre los cuales el más utilizado es el anticuerpo monoclonal cetuximab. En esta revisión se discuten los resultados disponibles a la fecha del uso de cetuximab como adyuvante al tratamiento de pacientes con carcinomas avanzados de cabeza y cuello.

  15. Further evaluation of plasma sphingomyelin levels as a risk factor for coronary artery disease

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    Lackner Karl J

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Sphingomyelin (SM is the major phospholipid in cell membranes and in lipoproteins. In human plasma, SM is mainly found in atherogenic lipoproteins; thus, high levels of SM may promote atherogenesis. Methods We investigated in a median follow up of 6.0 years the association of SM with the incidence of a combined endpoint (myocardial infarction and cardiovascular death in stable and unstable patients, and its relation to other marker of atherosclerosis in 1,102 patients with angiographically documented CAD and 444 healthy controls. Results and discussion Logistic regression analysis showed that SM categorized by median was associated with an elevated risk for CAD (HR 3.2, 95%CI 2.5–4.0, p Conclusion The results of our study reveal that 1 human plasma SM levels are a risk factor for CAD; 2 the pro-atherogenic property of plasma SM might be related to metabolism of apoB-containing or triglyceride-rich lipoproteins; and 3 plasma SM levels are a predictor for outcome of patients with acute coronary syndrome.

  16. La miseria como factor desintegrador de la familia en la Salamanca del siglo XVIII (1700-1725

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    María FERNÁNDEZ UGARTE

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available La miseria es una situación que acompaña a buena parte de la sociedad del Antiguo Régimen; entendiendo por miseria un escalón por debajo de la pobreza. Esto es, la marcada inestabilidad de aquella estructura social hacía que cualquier contratiempo económico provocara un caída en cadena en la escala social; dejando aparte los opulentos, por supuesto, e incluso los que contaban con un grueso caudal, el resto de los grupos sociales (que constituían desde luego más del 80 % de la población estaban sujetos a los tremendos vaivenes de la fortuna que las guerras o varios años de malas cosechas traían consigo inevitablemente. Quiere decirse con ello que los que tenían un buen pasar podían acabar en notoria penuria, los que luchaban con estrecheces caían en la pobreza, y los pobres se derrumbaban en la mayor de las miserias; sólo así puede comprenderse que ocurriera algo tan doloroso —y con relativa frecuencia— como es el que unos padres se vean obligados a abandonar uno de sus hijos, bajo la presión de la más completa de las indigencias: antes de ver morir a su hijo de inanición prefieren entregarlo a la Inclusa.

  17. Alteridad como Factor de Desarrollo para la Comprensión del Estudiante en la Etapa Infantil

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    Freddy González Silva

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La investigación de alteridad ya no es solo disertación de la filosofía sino que exige respuestas desde otros campos del saber. En este estudio se indaga la condición de interpretación del otro desde la dimensión del desarrollo humano. En efecto, se busca profundizar nuevas concepciones evolutivas en el escolar. De allí pues se parte de una investigación cualitativa. Por consiguiente se indagan 45 alumnos a través de entrevistas semi-estructuradas. Gracias a ello, se produce un conjunto de elementos desde donde acercarse a la realidad del "yo-tú" como parte de la estructura psicológica progresiva del infante. A partir de estos esquemas interpretativos se obtienen insumos que permiten el abordaje de los estudiantes en edades comprendidas entre 6-14 años de sectores populares. Por lo demás se propician vías para intervenciones psicológicas y educativas.

  18. Prognostic factors of atrial fibrillation following elective coronary artery bypass grafting: the impact of quantified intraoperative myocardial ischemia

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    Anastasiou Nikolaos

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Atrial fibrillation (AF occurs in 28-33% of the patients undergoing coronary artery revascularization (CABG. This study focuses on both pre- and peri-operative factors that may affect the occurrence of AF. The aim is to identify those patients at higher risk to develop AF after CABG. Patients and methods Two patient cohorts undergoing CABG were retrospectively studied. The first group (group A consisted of 157 patients presenting AF after elective CABG. The second group (group B consisted of 191 patients without AF postoperatively. Results Preoperative factors presenting significant correlation with the incidence of post-operative AF included: 1 age > 65 years (p = 0.029, 2 history of AF (p = 0.022, 3 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (p = 0.008, 4 left ventricular dysfunction with ejection fraction 120 minutes (p = 0.011, 2 myocardial ischemia index 2/Kg.min (p = 0.011, 3 total positive fluid-balance during ICU-stay (p 2/PO2 > 0, 4 after extubation and during the ICU-stay (p = 0.021, 5 inotropic support with doses 15-30 μg/Kg/min (p = 0.016, 6 long ICU-stay recovery for any reason (p Conclusions Our results suggest that the incidence of post-CABG atrial fibrillation can be predicted by specific preoperative and intraoperative measures. The intraoperative myocardial ischemia can be sufficiently quantified by the myocardial ischemia index. For those patients at risk we would suggest an early postoperative precautionary anti-arrhythmic treatment.

  19. 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.

  20. 肺动脉平滑肌细胞增殖相关因子与肺动脉高压%Relevant factors of pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells proliferation and pulmonary arterial hypertension

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    张锋; 庞玉生; 劳金泉

    2016-01-01

    Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)is a disease of unknown etiology that leads to a progressive increase in pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR),if untreated,ultimately right heart failure and high mortality.It is concerted pulmonary vascular contraction and vascular remodeling are the 2 main courses of physiology and pathology leading to PAH,especially the significant role of proliferation of pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells.A lot of relevant factors are revealed to take a participation into regulating the proliferation of pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells and finally PAH.%肺动脉高压是一不明原因导致的肺血管阻力不断增加的疾病,若未经治疗,最终导致右心衰竭和高病死率。肺血管收缩和血管重塑被认为是导致肺动脉高压的2个主要病理生理变化,特别是肺动脉平滑肌细胞的增殖起了重要的作用。研究表明许多相关因子参与肺动脉平滑肌细胞增殖的调控,从而导致肺动脉高压的发生。

  1. [State of the dopamine system activity, as one of factors for the development of arterial hypertension and obesity].

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    Lyzogub, V H; Dolynna, O V; Bogdan, T V; Sobol', V O

    2012-01-01

    The discovery of 5 subtypes of dopamine receptors revealed their important role in development of arterial hypertension and obesity. Reduce of their functional activity or number with age conduces to the increase of tone of the sympathetic nervous system, dyspoiesis of leptin, hyperphagia, development of obesity and arterial hypertension. Prescription of dopamine agonists conduces to reduction of in, normalization of leptin, diminishing of appetite and body mass, decrease of blood pressure. Combination of arterial hypertension and obesity is recommended to determine dopamine excretion and to appoint dopamine agonists at level of < 600 nmol/24 hours.

  2. 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.

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

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    Ana Isabel Muñoz Mazón

    2012-01-01

    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.

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

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    Tuesca-Molina Rafael

    2003-01-01

    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

  5. 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\\

  6. Large-diameter compression arteries as a possible facilitating factor for trigeminal neuralgia: analysis of axial and radial diffusivity

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    Background Neurovascular compression (NVC) of the trigeminal nerve is associated with trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Some arteries that compress the trigeminal nerve are large, while others are small. This study evaluated the influence of diameter of compression arteries (DCA) on NVC with and without TN using axial diffusivity (AD) and radial diffusivity (RD) of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Methods Fifty TN patients with unilateral NVC, 50 asymptomatic patients with unilateral NVC, and 50 hea...

  7. La sobreprotección parental como factor asociado en el asma bronquial en niños

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    Caso Espina, María Elvira; Universidad Iberoamericana, Campus Santa Fe

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    El presente estudio intenta constatar la asociación que existe entre el asma bronquial y la sobreprotección parental. El objetivo fue promover la prevención de dicha enfermedad para evitar síntomas que son consecuencia de la actitud específica de los padres hacia sus hijos asmáticos. Asimismo, dentro del tratamiento se incluyen factores emocionales, lo que permite tratarlos desde la práctica psicoterapéutica.

  8. Gestión de inventarios como factor de competitividad, en el sector metalmecánico de la región occidental de Venezuela

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    Gabriel J. Aguilar O.

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La investigación que se presenta a continuación, tiene como objeto analizar la gestión de inventario como factor de competitividad, en las empresas del Sector Metalmecánico de la Región Occidental de Venezuela. La metodología es de tipo descriptivo, no experimental, transeccional. La población se compone de veinte (20 empresas del sector metalmecánico destinadas a la producción de máquinas herramientas, específicamente tornos y fresadoras, circunscritas a la región del occidente de Venezuela, tomándose para el estudio, la totalidad de las mismas. Los resultados obtenidos mediante el análisis estadístico, permiten concluir que la gestión de inventario dentro de la industria metalmecánica de la Región Occidental de Venezuela, no constituye un factor de competitividad en las empresas del sector

  9. Pesquisa de marcadores de trombofilia em eventos trombóticos arteriais e venosos: registro de 6 anos de investigação Research on thrombophilic factors in arterial and venous thrombotic events: a 6-year investigation register

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    Marcos Arêas Marques

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: Os autores apresentam uma análise epidemiológica sobre a investigação de marcadores de trombofilia em pacientes que apresentaram eventos trombóticos arteriais e/ou venosos acompanhados no Departamento de Angiologia e de Cirurgia Vascular do CENTERVASC no período de janeiro de 2001 a janeiro de 2007. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a prevalência de marcadores de trombofilias congênitas ou adquiridas nos eventos trombóticos venosos e/ou arteriais. MÉTODOS: Entre janeiro de 2001 e janeiro de 2007, 224 pacientes com eventos trombóticos venosos e/ou arteriais foram submetidos a uma rotina de investigação quanto à presença ou não de marcadores de trombofilia, independentemente da idade e história familiar dos pacientes, topografia do evento e presença ou ausência de fatores trombogênicos extrínsecos. RESULTADOS: Foram detectados marcadores de trombofilia em 112 pacientes (50% dos casos. Nestes, observou-se de modo predominante a positividade para anticorpos antifosfolipídios, anticardiolipina e/ou anticoagulante lúpico (39 casos, bem como a presença do fator V de Leiden (43 casos. O sistema venoso foi significativamente o mais acometido, e a ocorrência associada com condições trombogênicas extrínsecas esteve presente em 56 (50% dos portadores de marcadores de trombofilias. CONCLUSÕES: A presença de marcadores de trombofilia nos pacientes com eventos trombóticos, venosos e/ou arteriais, independentemente da faixa etária ou da existência de fatores extrínsecos associados, foi significativa.BACKGROUND: Authors report an epidemiological analysis of the investigation on thrombophilic factors in patients presenting with arterial and/or venous thrombotic events followed at the Angiology and Vascular Surgery Department at CENTERVASC, from January 2001 to January 2007. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of congenital or acquired thrombophilic markers in venous and/or arterial thrombotic events. METHODS: From January 2001 to

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

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    Alfredo Ramos Moreno

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    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.

  12. 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.; de Weert, T. T.; de Monyé, C.; Homburg, P. J.; Tanghe, H L J; Dippel, D W J; van der Lugt, A

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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 a...

  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. 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

  15. 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

  16. Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Outcome of Myocardial Infarction with Angiographically Normal and Near-Normal Coronary Arteries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    Samad Ghaffari

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    Full Text Available Context: Coronary artery diseases are mostly detected using angiographic methods demonstrating arteries status. Nevertheless, Myocardial Infarction (MI may occur in the presence of angiographically normal coronary arteries. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the prevalence of MI with normal angiography and its possible etiologies in a systematic review. Evidence Acquisition: In this meta-analysis, the required data were collected from PubMed, Science Direct, Google Scholar, Scopus, Magiran, Scientific Information Database, and Medlib databases using the following keywords: “coronary angiograph”, “normal coronary arteries”, “near-normal coronary arteries”, “heart diseases”, “coronary artery disease”, “coronary disease”, “cardiac troponin I”, “Myocardial infarction”, “risk factor”, “prevalence”, “outcome”, and their Persian equivalents. Then, Comprehensive Meta-Analysis software, version 2 using randomized model was employed to determine the prevalence of each complication and perform the meta-analysis. P values less than 0.05 were considered to be statistically significant. Results: Totally, 20 studies including 139957 patients were entered into the analysis. The patients’ mean age was 47.62 ± 6.63 years and 64.4% of the patients were male. The prevalence of MI with normal or near-normal coronary arteries was 3.5% (CI = 95%, min = 2.2%, and max = 5.7%. Additionally, smoking and family history of cardiovascular diseases were the most important risk factors. The results showed no significant difference between MIs with normal angiography and 1- or 2-vessel involvement regarding the frequency of major adverse cardiac events (5.4% vs. 7.3%, P = 0.32. However, a significant difference was found between the patients with normal angiography and those with 3-vessel involvement in this regard (5.4% vs. 20.2%, P < 0.001. Conclusions: Although angiographic studies are required to assess the underlying

  17. El síndrome de Burnout como factor de riesgo en la enfermería:detección y prevención (revisión bibliográfica)

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    Leonardo Díez, María Montserrat

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    La enfermería se describe como una profesión vocacional, de ayuda y cuidados con elevados niveles de responsabilidad, en la que las relaciones interpersonales y las exigencias sociales juegan un importante papel. Por lo que se transcribe no sólo como una profesión agotadora físicamente sino también emocionalmente; dichos factores la engloban como el marcaje perfecto del conocido estrés laboral crónico o síndrome de burnout. Este síndrome se define como aquel cansancio emocional, consecuencia ...

  18. Serum levels of fibroblast growth factor 19 are inversely associated with coronary artery disease in chinese individuals.

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    Yaping Hao

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The fibroblast growth factor 19 (FGF19 has been implicated in recent studies as a potential regulator of glucose and lipid metabolism, which may lead to atherosclerosis. Here, we investigated the association of FGF19 with the presence and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD in a Chinese population. METHODS: A total of 315 patients with suspected or established CAD, including 205 males and 110 postmenopausal females, were enrolled and assessed by coronary angiography. CAD severity was determined by the Gensini score. Serum FGF19 was measured by quantitative sandwich ELISA. RESULTS: FGF19 levels were not significantly different between male and female patients (median [interquartile range], 143.40 [87.96-250.80] vs. 141.60 [87.13-226.32] pg/mL, P = 0.773. CAD patients had lower levels of FGF19 than those without CAD (128.20 [80.62-226.58] vs. 188.00 [105.10-284.70] pg/mL, P = 0.007. FGF19 was negatively correlated with 2hPG (r = -0.150, P = 0.008, FINS (r = -0.169, P = 0.004, HOMA-IR (r = -0.171, P = 0.004, and the Gensini score (r = -0.141, P = 0.012, but positively correlated with HDL-c (r = 0.116, P = 0.041 and adiponectin (r = 0.128, P = 0.024. Moreover, FGF19 was found to be independently correlated with 2hPG (β = -0.146, P = 0.022 and adiponectin (β = 0.154, P = 0.016. After adjusting for other CAD risk factors, FGF19 was demonstrated to be an independent factor for Gensini score (β = -0.140, P = 0.019 and the presence of CAD (β = -1.248, P = 0.036. CONCLUSIONS: Serum FGF19 is associated with the presence and severity of CAD in a Chinese population.

  19. 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.

  20. Regulation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene expression after transient middle cerebral artery occlusion with and without brain damage.

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    Kokaia, Z; Zhao, Q; Kokaia, M; Elmér, E; Metsis, M; Smith, M L; Siesjö, B K; Lindvall, O

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    Levels of mRNA for c-fos, nerve growth factor (NGF), brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), neurotrophin-3 (NT-3), TrkB, and TrkC were studied using in situ hybridization in the rat brain at different reperfusion times after unilateral middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Short-term (15 min) MCAO, which does not cause neuronal death, induced elevated BDNF mRNA expression confined to ipsilateral frontal and cingulate cortices outside the ischemic area. With a longer duration of MCAO (2 h), which leads to cortical infarction, the increase was more marked and elevated BDNF mRNA levels were also detected bilaterally in dentate granule cells and CA1 and CA3 pyramidal neurons. Maximum expression was found after 2 h of reperfusion. At 24 h BDNF mRNA expression had returned to control values. In the ischemic core of the parietal cortex only scattered neurons were expressing high levels of BDNF mRNA after 15 min and 2 h of MCAO. Analysis of different BDNF transcripts showed that MCAO induced a marked increase of exon III mRNA but only small increases of exon I and II mRNAs in cortex and hippocampus. In contrast to BDNF mRNA, elevated expression of c-fos mRNA was observed in the entire ipsilateral cerebral cortex, including the ischemic core, after both 15 min and 2 h of MCAO. Two hours of MCAO also induced transient, bilateral increases of NGF and TrkB mRNA levels and a decrease of NT-3 mRNA expression, confined to dentate granule cells. The upregulation of BDNF mRNA expression in cortical neurons after MCAO is probably triggered by glutamate through a spreading depression-like mechanism. The lack of response of the BDNF gene in the ischemic core may be due to suppression of signal transduction or transcription factor synthesis caused by the ischemia. The observed pattern of gene expression after MCAO agrees well with a neuroprotective role of BDNF in cortical neurons. However, elevated levels of NGF and BDNF protein could also increase synaptic efficacy in the

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

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    Carlos Labarcés Ballestas

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    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

  2. Análisis del tiempo quirúrgico como factor de riesgo en cirugía neonatal

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    INTRODUCCIÓN: El recien nacido es un paciente especialmente sensible a la hipotermia, el sangrado y la infección, que a su vez se relacionan con tiempos quirúrgicos prolongados. OBJETIVO: Demostrar si el tiempo quirúrgico y el tiempo total de quirófano son factores de riesgo en cirugía neonatal MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Estudio retrospectivo de los neonatos intervenidos en el hospital infantil del Gregorio Marañón entre 2008 y 2011. Se analizan la relación entre tiempo quirúrgico y tiempo total de ...

  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. 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

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    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

  5. 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

  6. Viscosidade como fator frenador de rotações Viscoelastic substances as a breaking factor of ocular rotations

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    André Augusto Homsi Jorge

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar se forças de atrito viscoso podem, sob o ponto de vista quantitativo, agir como possíveis promotoras de estabilização ocular com manutenção dos movimentos de rotação, dando noção dos valores necessários para a aplicabilidade no sistema ocular. MÉTODOS: Um modelo mecânico foi elaborado para a medida de forças necessárias para vencer o atrito de uma esfera de alumínio parcialmente mergulhada em um líquido viscoso. Foram testadas soluções de metilcelulose de 1% a 6% (com variação de 0,5% e dois produtos viscoelásticos (Viscoat® e Provisc®. Outra variável foi a área de contato entre a esfera e o líquido viscoso. RESULTADOS: A força encontrada, após correções e descontos apropriados, foi significativa (acima de 5 gf apenas nas soluções de metilcelulose 5,5% e 6% e somente na maior área de contato testada. CONCLUSÃO: Os líquidos viscosos testados aparentemente não são capazes de obter força de atrito suficiente para a estabilização ocular, com exceção das soluções de metilcelulose 5,5% e 6% mas somente na maior área de contato testada (que correspondeu a 26,2% da área total da esfera.PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to find out if the viscous friction forces could, from the quantitative point of view, act as possible promoters of ocular stabilization keeping the rotational movements and give an idea of the necessary amount for the applicability to the ocular system. METHODS: A mechanic model was made to measure the necessary forces to overcome the friction of the aluminium sphere partially kept in a viscous liquid. Methylcellulose solutions at 1% to 6% (with a variation of 0.5% and viscoelastic products (Viscoat® and Provisc® were tested. Another variable was the area of contact between the sphere and the viscous liquid. RESULTS: The force that was found, after appropriate corrections and discounts, was meaningful (over 5 gf only in the of methylcellulose solutions at 5.5% and 6

  7. 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

  8. LA TECNOLOGÍA DE LA INFORMACIÓN COMO FACTOR COMPETITIVO: UN ESTUDIO EN EL APL COSECHA METAL-MECÁNICO SANTA ROSA/HORIZONTINA, RS, BRASIL

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    Graniel, Gilmar J.

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo aborda la utilización de la Tecnología de la Información (TI como factor competitivo en un Arreglo Productivo Local (APL Cosecha Metal-Mecánica en el estado de Río Grande del Sur, Brasil y tiene como objetivo buscar la comprensión de como el uso de la TI contribuye al aumento de la competitividad. Para alcanzar este objetivo, fue realizada una investigación en las empresas que componen el APL. Los resultados de la investigación indicaron que las empresas perciben la importancia del uso de la TI, pero que, en la práctica, su utilización es limitada, sobre todo tratándose de la planificación de la TI. Otro de los resultados que se encontró es que las empresas, aunque formen parte del APL, aún no colaboran entre sí, ya sea a través del cambio de informaciones, o a través de Sistemas de Información. Las principales recomendaciones ante estos resultados es que las empresas traten de actuar activamente para el fortalecimiento del APL. En lo que se refiere al uso de la TI se hace necesaria la planificación y la inversión en la adquisición de sistemas integrados para la mejor gerencia de las informaciones, lo cual contribuirá al aumento de la competitividad de las empresas que pertenecen al arreglo.

  9. Factores de riesgo de la litiasis renal oxalocálcica: estudio del estrés crónico como factor etiológico y de su influencia a nivel bioquímico

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    Arzoz Fàbregas, Montserrat

    2011-01-01

    INTRODUCCIÓN La urolitiasis es una enfermedad multifactorial crónica. Dentro de los factores de riesgo extrínsecos al individuo, existen pocos trabajos que evalúen el estrés crónico (EC), mediante los acontecimientos vitales estresantes (AV), como factor de riesgo de la litiasis oxalocálcica (OxCa). El EC implica una activación del cortisol y éste puede aumentar la excreción urinaria del calcio al competir con la aldosterona a nivel intracelular renal. Además, se ha demostrado que animales so...

  10. 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

  11. 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

    2011-07-01

    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)

  12. CREENCIAS SOBRE EL ORIGEN DE LOS FACTORES DE RIESGO PARA PADECER HIPERTENSIÓN ARTERIAL EN UN GRUPO DE PACIENTES HIPERTENSOS MEXICANOS

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    RT Arrieta-Pérez; F. Garfías-Jiménez

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    Objetivo: Identificar las creencias que sustentan el origen de los factores de riesgo en la Hipertensión Arterial en un grupo de pacientes hipertensos. Material y Métodos, Estudio cualitativo de tipo etnográfico desde la perspectiva de la teoría fundamentada. Se entrevistó a 16 pacientes hipertensos, adscritos a una Unidad de Medicina Familiar de la ciudad de México. A partir de la revisión de la literatura médica se conformaron las categorías para el análisis, se integró cada factor de riesg...

  13. 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

  14. La enfermedad periodontal como factor de riesgo de parto pretérmino y de bajo peso al nacer en el Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia 2002-2003.

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    LIZARRAGA MARROQUIN, Christian Alberto; PROAÑO DE CASALINO, Doris

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    Objetivo: Evaluar la relación entre parto pretérmino (PP) y de bajo peso (BP) al nacer (PPBP) y la enfermedad periodontal (EP) materna. Materiales y Métodos: Estudio tipo casos y controles de 156 madres, 53 casos (madres de bebés con PPBP) y 103 controles (bebés de madres nacidos con >37 semanas y más de 2 500g). Se interrogó a las madres y se revisó las historias clínicas, se registraron datos como: grado de instrucción, estado civil, hábitos de fumar, alcohol, drogas y otros factores de ...

  15. Hipertensión arterial y auriculoterapia

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    José Ramón Martínez Pérez

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available La hipertensión arterial es uno de los principales factores de riesgo cardiovascular; la tendencia mundial al incremento de la expectativa de vida ha propiciado un tránsito mayor al envejecimiento y simultáneamente un incremento de su prevalencia. Las evidencias científicas para apoyar la efectividad de la auriculoterapia en el tratamiento de esta enfermedad resultan aparentemente insuficientes, por lo que muchos profesionales de la salud la desestiman, lo que dio motivo a realizar un trabajo de revisión de la literatura científica, con el objetivo de abordar aspectos relacionados con la aplicación de la auriculoterapia en el tratamiento de la hipertensión arterial, así como esclarecer los mecanismos a través de los cuales reduce la presión sanguínea. Se encontró que en la genesis de la hipertensión arterial intervienen lesiones por plenitud calurosa, o exceso de Yang de hígado, y por calor por vacío, o deficiencia del Yin de riñón. El efecto corrector de la auriculoterapia sobre la hipertensión arterial se explica a través de mecanismos neurológicos, humorales y bioeléctricos que producen sedación, vasodilatación, diuresis e hipotensión; entre los puntos de la auriculopuntura más utilizados en el tratamiento de la hipertensión arterial se incluyen: shenmen auricular, hipertensión arterial 1 y 2, corazón e hígado. Se hacen algunas consideraciones sobre el tema

  16. Las competencias socioemocionales como factor protector ante la sintomatología de ansiedad y depresión en adolescentes

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    Norma Alicia Ruvalcaba Romero

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This research paper shows a descriptive correlational study is to identify the role of the social and emotional competences as a protective factor against anxious and depressive symptomatology in adolescents. Participants were 840 Mexican adolescents that completed the Emotional Quotient Inventory, Youth Version: EQ-I:YV by Bar-On, the Revised Children’s Manifest Anxiety Scale, RCMAS by Reynolds and Richmond, and the Children’s Depression Inventory, CDI by Kovacs. We found a negative relationship between variables. In the same way, it was observed that social and emotional competences had a predictive value of 14% on the anxious symptomatology and 39% on the depressive symptomatology. The results support the importance of developing programs emphasizing socio-emotional skills training to prevent early onset of affective disorders. Resumen El presente artículo de investigación presenta un estudio de tipo descriptivo correlacional que buscó identificar el papel de las competencias socioemocionales como un factor protector ante la sintomatología ansiosa o depresiva en adolescentes. La muestra se compuso de 840 adolescentes mexicanos a los que se les aplicó el Inventario de Coeficiente Emocional de Bar-On (EQ-i: YV, la Escala de Ansiedad Manifiesta en Niños Revisada (RCMAS, de Reynolds y Richmond, así como el Inventario de Depresión Infantil (CDI de Kovacs. Se observó una relación negativa entre las variables, y un valor predictivo de las competencias socioemocionales de un 14% para sintomatología ansiosa y de un 39% para sintomatología depresiva. Estos resultados avalan la importancia de desarrollar programas que, a partir del entrenamiento en competencias socioemocionales, contribuyan a prevenir la aparición temprana de trastornos afectivos.

  17. 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

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    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.

  18. 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.

  19. Platelet activating factors are associated with depressive symptoms in coronary artery disease patients: a hypothesis-generating study

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    Mazereeuw G

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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

  20. Comparison of glycemic variability and glycated hemoglobin as risk factors of coronary artery disease in patients with undiagnosed diabetes

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    MI Shu-hua; SU Gong; LI Zhao; YANG Hong-xia; ZHENG Hong; TAO Hong; ZHOU Yun; TIAN Lei

    2012-01-01

    Background The role of chronic hyperglycaemia as a coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factor is well-known,and the glycemic variability is still a matter of debate.The aim of this study was to investigate the association of admission glycemic excursion and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) with the presence and severity of CAD in patients with undiagnosed diabetes mellitus (DM).Methods We studied 286 newly diagnosed DM patients without prior revascularization undergoing coronary angiography for suspected ischaemic chest pain.Patients were grouped into those with CAD and without CAD according to angiographic results.The severity of CAD was assessed using the Gensini score.Glycemic variability,indicated as the mean amplitude of glycemic excursions (MAGE),was determined by a continuous glucose monitoring system.Serum levels of HbA1c and high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) as well as plasma concentrations of fasting glucose,lipids and creatinine were measured in all patients.Predictors of CAD were determined using multivariate Logistic regression model and receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) curves.Results The newly diagnosed DM patients with CAD were older,and more were male and current cigarette smokers compared with the patients without CAD.The CAD group had significantly higher levels of MAGE and HbA1c.Individuals with high levels of HbA1c (>7%) or MAGE (>3.4 mmol/L) had also significantly higher CAD prevalence.Logistic regression analysis revealed that high MAGE level and high HbA1c level were independent predictors for CAD.The area under the receiver-operating characteristic curve for MAGE (0.606,P=0.005) was superior to that for HbA1c (0.582,P=0.028).Gensini score closely correlated with age,MAGE,HbA1c,hs-CRP,creatinine and total cholesterol.Multivariate analysis indicated that age (P <0.001),MAGE (P <0.001),HbA1c (P=0.022) and hs-CRP (P=0.005) were independent determinants for Gensini score.Conclusions Both admission glycemic excursion and chronic

  1. 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;

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    of the TNF receptors, TNF-p55R and TNF-p75R, from 1 to 10 days following permanent occlusion of the middle cerebral artery in mice. Using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR), we observed that the relative level of TNF-p55R mRNA was significantly increased at 1-2 days and TNF-p75R m......RNA was significantly increased at 1-10 days following arterial occlusion, reaching peak values at 5 days, when microglial-macrophage CD11b mRNA expression was also increased. In comparison, the relative level of TNF mRNA was significantly increased from 1 to 5 days, with peak levels 1 day after arterial occlusion...... 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...

  2. 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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    of the TNF receptors, TNF-p55R and TNF-p75R, from 1 to 10 days following permanent occlusion of the middle cerebral artery in mice. Using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR), we observed that the relative level of TNF-p55R mRNA was significantly increased at 1-2 days and TNF-p75R m......RNA was significantly increased at 1-10 days following arterial occlusion, reaching peak values at 5 days, when microglial-macrophage CD11b mRNA expression was also increased. In comparison, the relative level of TNF mRNA was significantly increased from 1 to 5 days, with peak levels 1 day after arterial occlusion...... 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...

  3. 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 ventri...

  4. 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

  5. Evaluation of the level of knowledge of arterial hypertension and cardiovascular risk factors in people who attend to Corrales health center. Tumbes. Peru. 2007

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    Lilia Jannet Saldarriaga Sandoval

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available The present is a simple descriptive study to determine the level of knowledge of arterial hypertension and factors of cardiovascular risk in adult people who attend to the health center Corrales from February to October in 2007.The sample thus was composed by 48 adult people between 35 to 65 years classified by being the cases brought (reported by the office of statistics grouped according to occupation like that we have: farmers, workers, and housewives who were asked were answering the questionnaire that was containing the independent variables: factors of cardiovascular risk and knowledge on arterial hypertension, and that were expiring with the criteria of incorporation and exclusion.Deciding that the knowledge is low in 45.8 %en the majority of the studied population, these do not know the factors of cardiovascular risk, 35 % of the persons has knowledge that the obesity is a factor of cardiovascular risk, 62.8 % of the masculine sex; the patients prevailed from 60 to 65 years, between(among the harmful habits the consumption of cigarette with 25 % and alcohol with 29 % the risk is at least the double, in comparison with not smokers there being obtained that are reasons more common in the cardiac diseases and with it the presence of hypertensive disease.

  6. Aneurisma de artéria poplítea como manifestação da doença de Behçet descompensada Popliteal artery aneurysm as a manifestation of decompensated Behçet's disease

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    Gabriel Salum D'Alessandro

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available A doença de Behçet consiste em uma vasculite sistêmica que acomete veias, artérias e capilares, mas predominantemente pequenos vasos. Raramente há o envolvimento de veias e artérias de médio e grande calibre, sendo as artérias menos acometidas que as veias. No presente trabalho, os autores apresentam um relato de caso de aneurisma da artéria poplítea em um paciente com a doença de Behçet descompensada. Discutem-se os aspectos clínicos e radiológicos e o manejo cirúrgico dos pacientes com essa doença inflamatória sistêmica que apresentam peculiaridades importantes.Behçet's disease consists of a systemic vasculitis that affects veins, arteries and capillaries, but predominantly small vessels. Veins and medium- and large-caliber arteries are rarely involved; however, arteries are less involved than veins. In this paper the authors present a case of popliteal artery aneurysm in a patient with decompensated Behçet's disease. We discuss clinical, radiological and surgical aspects of patients with this inflammatory systemic disease who present important peculiarities.

  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. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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

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    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.

  13. Arterial and venous thrombosis in patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance: incidence and risk factors in a cohort of 1491 patients.

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    Za, Tommaso; De Stefano, Valerio; Rossi, Elena; Petrucci, Maria Teresa; Andriani, Alessandro; Annino, Luciana; Cimino, Giuseppe; Caravita, Tommaso; Pisani, Francesco; Ciminello, Angela; Torelli, Fabio; Villivà, Nicoletta; Bongarzoni, Velia; Rago, Angela; Betti, Silvia; Levi, Anna; Felici, Stefano; Gentilini, Fabiana; Calabrese, Elisabetta; Leone, Giuseppe

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    Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) has been associated with an increased risk of thrombosis. We carried out a retrospective multicentre cohort study on 1491 patients with MGUS. In 49 patients (3.3%) MGUS was diagnosed after a thrombotic event. Follow-up details for a period of at least 12 months after diagnosis of MGUS were obtained in 1238 patients who had no recent history of thrombosis (thrombosis, with an incidence of 2.5 arterial events and 1.9 venous events per 1000 patient-years. Multivariate analysis showed increased risks of arterial thrombosis in patients with cardiovascular risk factors [hazard ratio (HR) 4.92, 95%confidence interval (CI) 1.42-17.04], and of venous thrombosis in patients with a serum monoclonal (M)-protein level >16 g/l at diagnosis (HR 3.08, 95%CI 1.01-9.36). No thrombosis was recorded in patients who developed multiple myeloma (n = 50) or other neoplastic diseases (n = 21). The incidence of arterial or venous thrombosis in patients with MGUS did not increase relative to that reported in the general population for similarly aged members. Finally, the risk of venous thrombosis did increase when the M-protein concentration exceeded >16 g/l.

  14. Geographical location as critical factor in design and planning for international projects; La localizacion geografica como factor critico en el diseno y planificacion de proyectos internacionales

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    Matranga, Mariana; Rawson, Carola; Pandolfi, Juan Martin; Guamantica, Diego; Eberle, Juan Manuel; Mastandrea, Martin [TECNA S.A., Buenos Aires (Argentina)

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    The success of an international project is closely linked to the knowledge of the scene where the steps of construction, installation and operation will take place. In that sense, early consideration of geographic factors, socio-economic and environmental impact has proven to be determinant for the successful development of the phases of design, construction, transportation, assembly and operation. In the case of the Planta de Tratamiento de Gas Sabalo, taking into account the above factors not only enabled the efficient development of the various phases of the project, but also complete stages of assembly and start-up in twenty weeks. The Planta de Tratamiento de Gas Sabalo is located in the Chaco, region in the Bolivian jungle, and has a capacity of 13.4 MMSCMD gas specification, which makes the plant increased capacity in Bolivia and one of the highest capacity in South America. Companies in Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador and Argentina were involved in the project, the latter in charge of its design, construction and management. Based on the experience of the project Sabalo, this article presents a series of lines especially applicable to international projects.

  15. Enfermedad arterial periférica en adultos mayores

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    Julio César Fernández Travieso

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    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. Sangrado transvaginal durante el embarazo, como factor de riesgo para isoinmunización al antígeno Rhesus-D

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    Hernández-Andrade Edgar

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available 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, pacientes Rh(-NI que mostraron seroconversión positiva de anticuerpos contra el componente D del antígeno Rh durante el embarazo o en el puerperio inmediato. Controles (n=24, mujeres Rh(-NI, captadas consecutivamente y que no presentaron seroconversión positiva de anticuerpos Anti-D. En todos los casos los recién nacidos fueron Rh positivos. Ninguna de las pacientes recibió inmunoprofilaxis Anti-D a la semana 28 de gestación. Se evaluaron periodos de sangrado transvaginal en cualquier etapa del embarazo y antes del inicio del trabajo de parto. Se estimaron razones de probabilidad e intervalos de confianza de 95%. RESULTADOS: La presencia de sangrado transvaginal se observó en 18/24 (75% de los casos y en 5/24 de los controles (20%. La actividad uterina pretérmino y la amenaza de aborto fueron las causas más frecuentes identificadas como causa de este sangrado. La presencia de uno solo de estos eventos durante cualquier etapa del embarazo aumentó 11.4 veces (IC 95% 2.9-44.0 el riesgo de sensibilización al antígeno eritrocitario Rh-D, y si el sangrado se presentó después de la semana 20 el riesgo se incrementó 5.0 veces (IC 95% 1.3-19.1. La presencia de sangrado antes de la semana 20 no se asoció con un incremento significativo en el riesgo de sensibilización (OR=7.6, IC 95% 0.8-69.5. CONCLUSIONES: En presencia de cualquier sangrado transvaginal durante el embarazo en una paciente Rh-NI se recomienda la aplicación profiláctica de gama

  17. ¿Existe suficiente evidencia en la literatura para considerar el tabaco y el alcohol como principales factores de riesgo del cáncer de lengua?

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    P. Solano Mendoza

    Full Text Available Para el presente trabajo hemos hecho una revisión en la literatura con el fin de esclarecer los posibles interrogantes sobre la influencia que pueden tener los factores de riesgo como tabaco y alcohol sobre el cáncer de lengua. Nos centraremos principalmente en la etiología, incidencia, localización, distribución geográfica, prevalencia, pronóstico y supervivencia de la enfermedad, prestando especial atención a la prevención, a las medidas que se deben tomar enfocadas a mejorar el estilo de vida y a la realización del diagnóstico precoz. De esta manera mejorará al mismo tiempo el pronóstico, siendo más fácil de curar la enfermedad. Finalmente, tras la revisión realizada, afirmamos que el tabaco y el alcohol son los principales factores de riesgo del Cáncer Oral de Células Escamosas (COCE de lengua, independientemente de que se encuentren de manera conjunta o por separado.

  18. 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

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    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.

  19. 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

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    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.

  20. Liderazgo y relaciones sociales en el trabajo como factor de riesgo psicosocial: su incidencia sobre gestión humana en las organizaciones

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    Gregorio Calderón Hernández

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    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende analizar los tópicos liderazgo y relaciones sociales en el trabajo, como factores de riesgo psicosocial, fundamentados en los modelos: demanda control-apoyo social, el modelo de desequilibrio esfuerzo-recompensa y el modelo dinámico de los factores de riesgo. La contrastación empírica se hizo mediante la aplicación de una batería de instrumentos validados por el Ministerio de Protección Social de Colombia a un grupo de 148 jefes y 267 profesionales y técnicos, de 44 empresas localizadas en el Eje Cafetero colombiano. Los resultados permiten identificar un alto índice de riesgo en las dimensiones relaciones con colaboradores y relaciones sociales; no se encontraron diferencias significativas en el índice de riesgo por género y tipo de cargo, pero sí diferencias entre algunos grupos de edad, tiempo de servicio y tipo de contrato.

  1. 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.

  2. Excess pressure integral predicts cardiovascular events independent of other risk factors in the conduit artery functional evaluation substudy of Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial.

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    Davies, Justin E; Lacy, Peter; Tillin, Therese; Collier, David; Cruickshank, J Kennedy; Francis, Darrel P; Malaweera, Anura; Mayet, Jamil; Stanton, Alice; Williams, Bryan; Parker, Kim H; McG Thom, Simon A; Hughes, Alun D

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    Excess pressure integral (XSPI), a new index of surplus work performed by the left ventricle, can be calculated from blood pressure waveforms and may indicate circulatory dysfunction. We investigated whether XSPI predicted future cardiovascular events and target organ damage in treated hypertensive individuals. Radial blood pressure waveforms were acquired by tonometry in 2069 individuals (aged, 63±8 years) in the Conduit Artery Functional Evaluation (CAFE) substudy of the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial (ASCOT). Measurements of left ventricular mass index (n=862) and common carotid artery intima media thickness (n=923) were also performed. XSPI and the integral of reservoir pressure were lower in people treated with amlodipine±perindopril than in those treated with atenolol±bendroflumethiazide, although brachial systolic blood pressure was similar. A total of 134 cardiovascular events accrued during a median 3.4 years of follow-up; XSPI was a significant predictor of cardiovascular events after adjustment for age and sex, and this relationship was unaffected by adjustment for conventional cardiovascular risk factors or Framingham risk score. XSPI, central systolic blood pressure, central augmentation pressure, central pulse pressure, and integral of reservoir pressure were correlated with left ventricular mass index, but only XSPI, augmentation pressure, and central pulse pressure were associated positively with carotid artery intima media thickness. Associations between left ventricular mass index, XSPI, and integral of reservoir pressure and carotid artery intima media thickness and XSPI were unaffected by multivariable adjustment for other covariates. XSPI is a novel indicator of cardiovascular dysfunction and independently predicts cardiovascular events and targets organ damage in a prospective clinical trial.

  3. 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

  4. Factores de riesgo asociados al sexting como umbral de diversas formas de victimización. Estudio de factores correlacionados con el sexting en una muestra universitaria

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    Jose R. Agustina

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    En los últimos años, la irrupción del fenómeno del sexting ha generado una significativa preocupación mediática y social. La práctica del sexting se ha revelado problemática, en tanto que puede producir graves consecuencias psicológicas y jurídicas, especialmente en adolescentes. La aparición de tales consecuencias ha puesto de manifiesto la urgente necesidad de desarrollar estrategias de prevención adecuadas. Más aún, mediante el envío de mensajes, imágenes o vídeos de sexting, menores (y también adultos cruzan inadvertidamente un umbral de riesgo que los expone sin vuelta atrás a diversas formas de victimización (chantajes, venganzas o simples indiscreciones altamente perjudiciales. Asimismo, puede suponer el inicio de delitos sexuales iniciados a través de las TIC (Wolak et al., 2004.

     

    En un primer momento, la mayoría de las investigaciones realizadas se centraron en analizar la prevalencia del fenómeno y los motivos que decían tener los encuestados para obrar de este modo. A pesar de las diferencias en los diversos estudios —en función del tipo de muestra y de los parámetros para definir las conductas objeto de cuantificación—, las investigaciones realizadas apuntan sin duda hacia la presencia global de un fenómeno similar. Sin embargo, la investigación apenas ha iniciado la exploración de posibles factores asociados al sexting. El presente estudio pretende —más allá de medir la prevalencia del fenómeno o describir los motivos aparentes de los encuestados— contrastar algunas hipótesis sobre factores asociados al sexting basándose en una muestra de 149 estudiantes universitarios en Barcelona (España. Los resultados obtenidos muestran una tasa relativamente alta de comportamientos de sexting en jóvenes-adultos y sugieren una relación positiva significativa con los siguientes factores: bajos estándares de

  5. 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; Mª José Pino; Javier Herruzo

    2009-01-01

    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. L...

  6. 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.

  7. Acute arterial occlusion - kidney

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    Acute renal arterial thrombosis; Renal artery embolism; Acute renal artery occlusion; Embolism - renal artery ... kidney can often result in permanent kidney failure. Acute arterial occlusion of the renal artery can occur after injury or trauma to ...

  8. 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( ...

  9. 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.

  10. Microalbuminuria y factores de riesgo cardiovascular asociados en pacientes con hipertensión arterial sistémica. Subanálisis del estudio I-Search

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    Lomelí,Catalina; Rosas-Peralta,Martín; Lorenzo, Antonio; Saucedo,Néstor

    2012-01-01

    Objetivo: Establecer la prevalencia de microalbuminuria en un grupo de pacientes con hipertensión arterial sistémica (HAS), para analizar la asociación entre este parámetro con factores de riesgo cardiovascular y el tratamiento para la HAS. Método: Es un sub-análisis con 564 pacientes de México, extraído de un estudio internacional, observacional y transversal seguidos por médicos especialistas. Se incluyeron pacientes con HAS, sin otras causas de microalbuminuria. Resultados: La microalbumin...

  11. Opium consumption in men and diabetes mellitus in women are the most important risk factors of premature coronary artery disease in Iran.

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    Sadeghian, Saeed; Graili, Pooyeh; Salarifar, Mojtaba; Karimi, Abbas Ali; Darvish, Soodabeh; Abbasi, Seyed Hesameddin

    2010-05-14

    We performed this study to compare of CAD risk factors in young male and female in Iran. In an analytic cross-sectional study, two groups of patients were evaluated with and without Coronary artery disease. The result of study suggests that there is a relationship between CAD and diabetes mellitus, increasing level of LDL and lipoprotein A in women, While CAD in men had more relation with smoking and opium use. High prevalence and uncontrolled diabetes mellitus in females and relatively high prevalence of opium consumption in males result in different premature CAD patterns.

  12. Arterial hypertension treated with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and glucocorticoids are independent risk factors associated with decreased glomerular filtration rate in systemic sclerosis.

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    Ostojic, Predrag; Stojanovski, Natasa

    2017-03-01

    The aim of this study was to estimate prevalence and severity of renal insufficiency in systemic sclerosis (SSc) and to assess risk factors associated with reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in SSc patients. Seventy-three consecutive patients with SSc (67 women and 6 men), mean age 56.2 years, mean disease duration 6.7 years, were included in this cross-sectional study. GFR was measured by creatinine clearance (CCr) in all patients, as well as 24-h proteinuria. We assessed frequency and severity of renal insufficiency in our patients with SSc and estimated the association of renal insufficiency with age, disease duration, subtype of the disease, earlier diagnosed arterial hypertension, and medications for which we assumed to affect renal function-cytostatics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, glucocorticoids, ACE inhibitors, diuretics, and calcium channel blockers (CCB). Fifty-six out of 73 patients with SSc (76.7%) had reduced GFR (CCr lower than 90 ml/min), compared to 17/73 (23.3%) of patients with normal renal function. Mild renal insufficiency was noticed in 28/73 (38.4%), moderate in 21/73 (28.8%) and severe renal insufficiency in 5/73 (6.8%). End-stage renal disease (CCr arterial hypertension and treatment with glucocorticoids are independent risk factors for reduced GFR. On the other hand, age, disease duration, disease form, as well as antibodies (anticentromere antibodies-ACA and anti-topoisomerase I antibodies-ATA) were excluded as independent risk factors. Patients with SSc and arterial hypertension treated with CCB had significantly higher mean CCr than patients treated with diuretics (90.4 vs 53.5 ml/min, p = 0.03), or patients treated with ACE inhibitors (90.4 vs 41.7 ml/min, p = 0.001). Decreased GFR is common in SSc. Most of patients have mild or moderate renal insufficiency. Previously diagnosed arterial hypertension, especially when treated with ACE inhibitors or diuretics, and glucocorticoids are independent risk factors

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. A Cross-sectional Study of the Prevalence of Coronary Artery Disease Traditional Risk Factors in Yazd urban population, Yazd Healthy Heart Project

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    SM Namayandeh

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: Coronary artery disease (CAD risk factors are increasingin developing counties. Previous studies have shown a high prevalence of CADrisk factors in Iran but Geographical prevalence is not uniform. The presentstudy was performed to determine the prevalence of CAD risk factors among Yazdurban population. Method: This cross- sectional study performed in 2004, comprised atotal 2000 Yazd citizens (1000 males, and the corresponding data were recordedin questionnaires carrying 500 items.Results: About 85% of Yazd citizens had at least one and 61.1% had atleast two coronary artery diseases. The following data in brackets refer to themales and females respectively. The present study showed obesity in 16.38% ofYazd citizens (9.2 and 24.2%. The prevalence of hypercholesterolemia 12.1%(10.6 and 13.8%, dyslipidemia 58.5% (59% and 57.6%, high blood pressure 25.6%(27.5% and 23.5%, diabetes mellitus 11% (10.48% and 11.5%, impaired glucosetolerance test 8.5% (7.9% and 9.1% and cigarette smoking 13.12% (24.45% and0.5%. Also 43.3% of men and 62.05% of women had excess weight. The prevalenceof hypercholesterolemia, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus (DM, hypertention(HTN, and abdominal obesity increased significantly with age (P< 0.005. Theprevalence of obesity, abdominal obesity, hypercholesterolemia and DM weresignificantly higher in women. Conclusion: Yazd did not carry the highest levels of risk factors inIran, but the present study showed excess weight, dislipidemia and HTN were themost prevalent risk factors found in this region. Thus it is recommended toconsider the preventive and therapeutic measures as the major hygienicpriorities in this area.

  19. 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.

  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. 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.

  3. 女性早发冠心病病人冠状动脉病变特点及危险因素分析%Characteristics of Coronary Artery Lesions and Risk Factors in Female Patients with Premature Coronary Artery Disease

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    尹琼; 刘曼华; 高启军; 罗劲勇; 魏宇淼; 曾秋棠; 廖玉华

    2016-01-01

    Objective To explore the characteristics of coronary artery lesions and risk factors in female patients with premature coro-nary artery disease(CAD). Methods Three hundreds patients with CAD were diagnosed by coronary angiogarphy from June 2012 to Apr 2015 in our hospital.Patients were divided into premature CAD group (150 cases)or non premature CAD group(150 cases)ac-cording to results of coronary angiography.Three hundreds patients diagnosed of CAD were studied basic clinical characteristics,we compare two groups of patients with coronary artery lesion characteristics,and using multiariable Logistic regression to analysis of risk factors on patients with male premature coronary artery disease.Results Compared with non premature CAD group,the pa-tient in premature CAD group was more prevalent in acute coronary syndrome (ACS),smoking,family history premature CAD,and the levels of plasma fibrinogen (Fg),triglycerides (TG)were higher(P<0.05).In terms of coronary artery lesion characteristics, premature CAD group was prevalent in 1 vessel lesions ,while there was no significant difference on lesions positions.Compared with non premature CAD group,the average coronary artery lesions and Gensini score of every patients in premature CAD group was lower(P<0.05).Conclusion Smoking,family history of premature CAD,Fg,TG are independent risk factors for female premature CAD patients,smoking cessation,changing unhealthy lifestyle can prevent the incidence of premature CAD.%目的:探讨女性早发冠心病病人冠状动脉病变特点及其危险因素。方法入选我院2012年6月—2015年4月经冠状动脉造影诊断为冠心病的女性病人300例,根据年龄≤55岁为早发组与非早发组。统计病人入院基本临床资料,比较两组病人冠状动脉病变的特点,并运用多因素Logistic回归分析探讨女性早发冠心病病人危险因素。结果与女性非早发组相比,女性早发组主要临床表现为急性冠脉综合征(69.6% vs 25

  4. 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

  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. Factors associated to patients' noncompliance with hypertension treatment Factores asociados a la no adhesión de los pacientes al tratamiento de hipertensión arterial Fatores associados à não adesão dos pacientes ao tratamento de hipertensão arterial

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    Camila Dosse

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available The greatest challenge posed by Systemic Hypertension (SH is related to patients' compliance with treatment. Thus, this study aimed to determine attendance of these patients to medical appointments and the percentage of adherence to medication and non-medication regimens, and also identify the main reasons hypertensive patients report for non-adherence. This is a descriptive study with 68 hypertensive patients (64.71% women with average age of 63.9 years at a teaching outpatient clinic. The instruments used for data collection were: multiprofesional team care report form, the Morisky-Green test and telephone interview. The results show that 61.76% attended the medical consultations, 86.76% did not comply with the medication regimen and 85.29% did not comply with the non-medication regimen, reporting at least one non-healthy life habit. The emotional factor was the most reported (69.12% among patients' reasons for non-adherence to treatment. The study can support interventions in care delivery to patients with systemic hypertension, with a view to improving their level of adherence and quality of life.El mayor desafío de la hipertensión arterial sistémica (HAS es la adhesión de los pacientes a su tratamiento, así, este estudio tuvo como objetivos determinar la frecuencia a las consultas y el porcentaje de adhesión al tratamiento medicamentoso y no medicamentoso, además de identificar los principales motivos referidos por los pacientes hipertensos para la no adhesión. Se trata de estudio descriptivo, realizado con 68 hipertensos en un ambulatorio escuela, con 64,71% de mujeres (promedio de edad de 63,9 años. Los instrumentos utilizados para recolección de datos fueron: formulario de atención del equipo multiprofesional, la prueba de Morisky-Green y la búsqueda a través del teléfono. Los resultados: muestran que 61,76% eran asiduos a las consultas, 86,76% no presentaron adhesión al tratamiento medicamentoso y 85,29% al tratamiento no

  7. 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

    2004-08-01

    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.

  8. As condições de trabalho como fator desencadeador do uso de substâncias psicoativas pelos trabalhadores de enfermagem Las condiciones de trabajo como factor desencadenante del uso de sustancias psicoactivas por los trabajadores de enfermería The work conditions as unleash factor of the psychoactive substance use by the workers of nursing

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    Elizabeth Rose Costa Martins

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O estudo teve como objeto o uso de substâncias psicoativas pelos trabalhadores de enfermagem e sua relação com o trabalho. O objetivo foi analisar as condições de trabalho como fator desencadeador do uso de drogas pelo trabalhador de enfermagem. O referencial teórico estruturou-se a partir do conceito de drogas e modelos explicativos da drogodependência, apoiados nas concepções de Dejours (1999 e Laurell & Noriega (1989. Estudo descritivo de abordagem qualitativa com 40 sujeitos trabalhadores de enfermagem de clínica médica de um hospital universitário no Município do Rio de Janeiro, realizado em 2005 e 2006. Como instrumento de coleta de dados utilizou-se a entrevista semi-estruturada. Os resultados mostraram que a utilização de substâncias psicoativas pelos profissionais no local de trabalho pode estar relacionada com as condições de sobrecarga de trabalho e com a facilidade de acesso e que tais substâncias comprometem a sua saúde e o desenvolvimento de suas atividades laborais.El estudio tiene como objeto el uso de substancia psicoactivas por los trabajadores de enfermería y su relación con el trabajo. El objetivo fue analizar las condiciones de trabajo como factor desencadenante al uso de drogas por el trabajador de enfermeria. El referencial teórico se estructuró a partir del concepto de drogas y modelos explicativos de la drogodependencia, apoyado en las concepciones de Dejours (1999 y Laurell y Noriega (1989. Estudio descriptivo y enfoque cualitativo con 40 sujetos trabajadores de enfermeria, de clínica médica de un hospital universitário del Municipio de Rio de Janeiro- Brasil, realizado en 2005 y 2006. Como instrumento de recolección de datos, la entrevista semiestructurada. Los resultados revelan que la utilización de substancias psicoactivas, por los profesionales, en el local de trabajo, puede estar relacionada con las condiciones y carga excesiva de trabajo, con la facilidad de acesso y con las

  9. 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

    2012-10-01

    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

  10. Reference values for local arterial stiffness. Part B : femoral artery

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    Bossuyt, Jelle; Engelen, Lian; Ferreira, Isabel; Stehouwer, Coen D; Boutouyrie, Pierre; Laurent, Stéphane; Segers, Patrick; Reesink, Koen; Van Bortel, Luc M

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) is considered the gold standard measure of arterial stiffness, representing mainly aortic stiffness. As compared with the elastic carotid and aorta, the more muscular femoral artery may be differently associated with cardiovascular risk factors (C

  11. 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.

  12. 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

    2012-08-01

    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.

  13. Evaluación de factores biológicos solubles en líquido sinovial y suero como candidatos a biomarcadores en espondiloartropatías

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    2011-01-01

    El estudio de biomarcadores, definidos como molecular que reflejan un proceso biológico o patológico especifico en la espodiloartropatías (EAS), ha emergido como un área relevante dentro de la investigación básica y clínica. Los hallazgos del trabajo permiten primero proponer a la IL-1 alfa como un candidato a biomarcador de respuesta temprana y monitoreo al tratamiento con anti TNF-alfa, considerado de importancia continuar con los estudios de la variabilidad aportada por el polimorfismo ? 3...

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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

    2005-03-01

    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

  17. 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

  18. Presión arterial en adolescentes mexicanos: clasificación, factores de riesgo e importancia

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    Ana L Salcedo-Rocha; Javier E. García de Alba; Margarita Contreras-Marmolejo, Margarita

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    Objetivo Determinar características de riesgo y  frecuencia  de niveles de presión sanguínea de acuerdo a dos criterios clasificatorios: 7º Comité Nacional Conjunto (JNC-7)  y 4º Reporte del grupo de trabajo para el diagnostico, evaluación y tratamiento de la hipertensión arterial en niños y adolescentes. En un grupo de escolares de 12 a 16 años de la ciudad de León,  México. Métodos Estudio observacional, descriptivo, transversal de  458 adolescentes varones. Previo consentimiento informado ...

  19. Nuclear Factor κ-B Is Activated in the Pulmonary Vessels of Patients with End-Stage Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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    Price, Laura C.; Caramori, Gaetano; Perros, Frederic; Meng, Chao; Gambaryan, Natalia; Dorfmuller, Peter; Montani, David; Casolari, Paolo; Zhu, Jie; Dimopoulos, Konstantinos; Shao, Dongmin; Girerd, Barbara; Mumby, Sharon; Proudfoot, Alastair; Griffiths, Mark; Papi, Alberto; Humbert, Marc; Adcock, Ian M.; Wort, S. John

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    Objectives To assess activation of the inflammatory transcription factor NF-kappa B (NF-κB) in human idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Background Idiopathic PAH is a severe progressive disease characterized by pulmonary vascular remodeling and excessive proliferation of vascular cells. Increasing evidence indicates that inflammation is important in disease pathophysiology. Methods NF-κB-p65 and CD68, CD20 and CD45 were measured by immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy on lung specimens from patients with idiopathic PAH (n = 12) and controls undergoing lung surgery (n = 14). Clinical data were recorded for all patients including invasive pulmonary hemodynamics for the PAH patients. Immunohistochemical images were analyzed by blinded observers to include standard pulmonary vascular morphometry; absolute macrophage counts/mm2 and p65-positivity (p65+) using composite images and image-analysis software; and cytoplasmic:nuclear p65+ of individual pulmonary arterial endothelial and smooth muscle cells (PASMC) in 10–20 pulmonary arteries or arterioles per subject. The expression of ET-1 and CCL5 (RANTES) in whole lung was determined by RT-qPCR. Results Macrophage numbers were increased in idiopathic PAH versus controls (49.0±4.5 vs. 7.95±1.9 macrophages/100 mm2, p<0.0001): these macrophages demonstrated more nuclear p65+ than in macrophages from controls (16.9±2.49 vs. 3.5±1.25%, p<0.001). An increase in p65+ was also seen in perivascular lymphocytes in patients with PAH. Furthermore, NF-κB activation was increased in pulmonary arterial endothelial cells (62.3±2.9 vs. 14.4±3.8, p<0.0001) and PASMC (22.6±2.3 vs. 11.2±2.0, p<0.001) in patients with PAH versus controls, with similar findings in arterioles. Gene expression of both ET-1 mRNA ((0.213±0.069 vs. 1.06±0.23, p<0.01) and CCL5 (RANTES) (0.16±0.045 vs. 0.26±0.039, p<0.05) was increased in whole lung homogenates from patients with PAH. Conclusions NF-κB is activated in

  20. El Califato de Touba como factor socio cultural relevante en la conformación de la geopolítica africana subsahariana occidental en el periodo 1960 - 1980

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    Pérez Pardo, María Lucía

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    Esta investigación se tiene en cuenta al Califato de Touba ubicado en Senegal como factor relevante para el análisis de dinámicas regionales que dieron respuesta a la conformación geopolítica del África subsahariana occidental durante los años sesentas y ochentas.

  1. Práctica 5. Fisioterapia en la enfermedad arterial periférica

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    Cebrià Iranzo, M. Àngels

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    El enfoque terapéutico de la enfermedad arterial periférica (EAP) cuenta con medidas preventivas como el control de los factores de riesgo y el tratamiento farmacológico, quirúrgico y fisioterápico. Los mecanismos generales que sustentan la aplicación de la fisioterapia en la EAP son: 1) Reducción del espasmo vascular arterial regional y general; 2) Desarrollo de la circulación colateral en la zona isquémica; 3) Resolución de la estasis circulatoria. Para ello se recurre a las siguientes medi...

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Experimental arterial thrombosis in genetically or diet induced hyperlipidemia in rats--role of vitamin K-dependent clotting factors and prevention by low-intensity oral anticoagulation.

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    De Curtis, A; D'Adamo, M C; Amore, C; Polishchuck, R; Castelnuovo, A D; Donati, M B; Iacoviello, L

    2001-12-01

    To investigate the relationship among lipids, coagulation and thrombosis in the absence of atherosclerosis, spontaneous or dietary-induced hyperlipidemic (FHL) rats were studied. FHL showed higher levels of coagulation factors VII, IX, X, VIII and XII and a shortening of the occlusion time (OT) of an artificial arterial prosthesis as compared with normolipidemic (FNL) animals. Damage of abdominal aorta of FHL was followed by increased fibrin deposition in the vascular intima as compared to FNL. After 5 months of cholesterol-rich diet FNL showed increased cholesterol, triglycerides and factor II, VII, IX, X, XII levels. A significant shortening of the OT and increased fibrin deposition was also observed. Two-month diet withdrawal restored the initial condition. Warfarin treatment, at a dose decreasing vitamin K-dependent factor to levels found in FNL, prolonged the OT and reduced fibrin deposition, without modifying F XII or changing lipid profile. An increase in the activated form of F VII was observed. In contrast, no difference was found in F VII clearance. High lipid levels favour the process of thrombus formation by increasing the activation of vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors. Low-dose warfarin treatment reverts the prothrombotic effect of hyperlipidemia.

  5. Clinical decision-making for vitamin K-1 and K-2 deficiency and coronary artery calcification with warfarin therapy: are diet, factor Xa inhibitors or both the answer?

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    Wahlqvist, Mark L; Tanaka, Kiyoshi; Tzeng, Bing-Hsiean

    2013-01-01

    Coronary artery calcification is a recognised risk factor for ischaemic heart disease and mortality. Evidence is now strong that Mönckeberg's arteriosclerosis, a form of vascular calcification, can be attributable to vitamin K deficiency, but that vitamin K-2, especially the MK-4 form from foods like cheese can be protective. Warfarin blocks the recycling of hepatic and peripheral vitamin K leading to secondary vitamin K deficiency with adverse effects on vasculature, bone, kidneys, brain and other tissues and systems (inflammatory, immune function and neoplasia at least). There is individual susceptibility to vitamin K deficiency and warfarin sensitivity, partly explicable in terms of genetic polymorphisms, epigenetics, diet and pharmacotherapy. The emergence of extensive coronary calcification in a man with atrial fibrillation treated for a decade with warfarin is described by way of illustration and to raise the present clinical management conundrums. Finally, a putative set of recommendations is provided.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Hábitos alimentarios, actividad física y binomio ansiedad/depresión como factores de riesgo asociados con el desarrollo de obesidad en población militar

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    Antecedentes y objetivos: El sobrepeso y la obesidad son reconocidos como uno de los retos de salud pública del mundo. El objetivo fue determinar si los hábitos alimentarios, actividad física, y ansiedad y depresión, son factores de riesgo asociados con el desarrollo de obesidad en población militar mexicana. Material y métodos: Se realizó un estudio observacional, analítico, tipo casos y controles, en el que se determinó la prevalencia de sobrepeso-obesidad, definida como sujetos con un IMC>...

  9. Correlation between Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness and Luminal Diameter with Body Mass Index and Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Adults

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    Sameeah A. Rashid

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: This study aimed to examine the correlation between carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT and luminal diameter (LD with body mass index (BMI and other cardiovascular risk factors. Methods: This observational cross-sectional study took place between June 2013 and March 2014 in the Radiology Department of Rizgary Teaching Hospital in Erbil, Iraq. Non-randomly selected subjects ≥20 years old (n = 140 were divided into BMI groups and evaluated for the following cardiovascular risk factors: gender, age, hypertension (HTN, diabetes (DM, smoking, alcohol consumption, blood pressure, serum total cholesterol and triglyceride (TG levels. IMT and LD of the extracranial carotid arteries were measured by B-mode ultrasonography. Results: The mean IMT was 0.8 ± 0.3 mm, ranging from a total mean of 0.7 mm in the normal BMI group to 1.0 mm in the extremely obese group. A significant correlation was found between IMT and BMI (P = 0.04, but not between BMI and LD (P = 0.3. No significant difference in mean IMT or LD was seen between genders. Significant correlations were found between IMT and age, HTN, DM, high serum cholesterol and TG levels (P <0.001. An increase of one BMI unit caused a 0.009 mm increase in IMT and an increase of one year in age caused a 0.011 mm increase in IMT. Conclusion: Age, obesity, HTN, DM, high serum cholesterol and TG levels were found to have an impact on carotid IMT, which is a strong marker for the early development of atherosclerosis.

  10. 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.

  11. Obesity and arterial compliance alterations.

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    Seifalian, Alexander M; Filippatos, Theodosios D; Joshi, Jatin; Mikhailidis, Dimitri P

    2010-03-01

    Obesity is associated with increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, especially when excess body fat is distributed preferentially within the abdominal region. Obese subjects usually have increased arterial stiffness compared with non-obese subjects of similar age. The factors associated with increased arterial stiffness in obesity include endothelial dysfunction (decreased nitric oxide bioavailability), impaired smooth muscle cell function, insulin resistance, as well as elevated cholesterol and C-peptide levels. Furthermore, visceral fat, the adipose tissue-related renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and hyperleptinaemia contribute to the obesity-associated impaired arterial compliance. Weight loss improves CVD risk factors and arterial compliance. Because increased arterial stiffness is a marker of CVD risk these findings support the concept that the presence of obesity has vascular implications.

  12. 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.

  13. 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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    2010-01-01

    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.

  14. Assistência ao surdo na área de saúde como fator de inclusão social Asistencia al sordo en el área de salud como factor de inclusión social Assistance to the deaf in the health area as a factor of social inclusion

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    Neuma Chaveiro

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    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou discutir a assistência ao surdo na área de saúde como fator de inclusão social; investigar junto aos surdos como se estabelece o vínculo com os profissionais da saúde; verificar percepções dos surdos quanto à presença de intérpretes de língua de sinais, quando recebem assistência à saúde. Pesquisa descritivo-analítica, com abordagem qualitativa realizada em uma escola especial em Goiânia. A amostra constou de 20 alunos surdos e a entrevista semi-estruturada foi utilizada para coletar os dados. Constatou-se que o vínculo é estabelecido quando os profissionais conseguem comunicar-se com os surdos; a inclusão do surdo nos serviços de saúde evidencia dificuldades de comunicação. Concluiu-se que a relação profissional cliente precisa ser melhorada; que o vínculo ocorre quando o cliente se sente compreendido e que a presença do intérprete melhora, mas não contribui totalmente para a inclusão social do surdo.En este estudio se tuvo como objetivo discutir la asistencia al sordo en el área de salud como factor de inclusión social; investigar junto a los sordos, cómo se establece el vínculo con los profesionales de salud; verificar las percepciones de los sordos en cuanto a la presencia de intérpretes del idioma de señales cuando recibe asistencia a la salud. Investigación descriptivo-analítica, con abordaje cualitativo realizada en una escuela especial en Goiânia. La muestra constó de 20 alumnos sordos y la entrevista semi-estructurada se utilizó para recolectar los datos. Se constató que el vínculo se establece cuando los profesionales consiguen comunicarse con los sordos; la inclusión del sordo en los servicios de salud evidencia dificultades de comunicación. Se concluyó que la relación profesional-cliente requiere ser mejorada; que el vínculo ocurre cuando el cliente se siente comprendido y que la presencia del intérprete mejora, mas no contribuye totalmente a la inclusión del

  15. 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

  16. La calidad en la gestión como factor de cambio institucional en las organizaciones gubernamentales del Estado de México

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    Los cambios económicos y políticos de las últimas décadas han impulsado cambios importantes en la gestión gubernamental, algunos de ellos se han reflejado en el uso de técnicas de calidad basadas en modelos de estandarización como el ISO 9000. Por lo anterior, el presente artículo se propone identificar los rasgos del cambio institucional que puede traer consigo la incorporación de tales prácticas en el ámbito gubernamental, así como sus posibles dificultades. El análisis de los cambios en la...

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Idade materna como fator de risco para a hipertensão induzida pela gravidez: análise multivariada Maternal age as a risk factor for pregnancy-induced hypertension: multivariate analysis

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    Hélio de Lima Ferreira Fernandes Costa

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: verificar se a idade materna igual ou superior a 40 anos é fator de risco independente para o surgimento da hipertensão induzida pela gravidez (HIG. MÉTODO: foi realizado estudo tipo coorte retrospectivo, envolvendo a revisão dos prontuários médicos de 2047 parturientes, das quais 298 com idade igual ou superior a 40 anos e 1749 com idade inferior a 40 anos. Foi realizada análise de regressão logística múltipla para testar a associação da idade materna com a ocorrência de HIG, ajustando o resultado pela paridade, presença de hipertensão arterial crônica, diabete e gemelidade. RESULTADOS: entre as pacientes com idade igual ou superior a 40 anos a incidência de HIG foi de 22,1% (66/298, superior à das pacientes com idade inferior a 40 anos (16%, 286/1463. A HIG foi diagnosticada em 27,2% das primigestas (174/640, 47,6% das hipertensas crônicas (30/66 e 27,1% das diabéticas (13/48. A idade materna avançada, a primiparidade e a hipertensão arterial crônica estiveram associadas à ocorrência de HIG na análise bivariada com OR de 1,4, 2,58 e 4,69, respectivamente. Houve tendência estatisticamente não significante de associação com o diabete gestacional. Após o ajuste, observou-se aumento da força da associação da idade materna avançada com a HIG (OR ajustado = 1,69, o mesmo se verificando em relação à paridade e à hipertensão arterial. CONCLUSÕES: a idade materna igual ou superior a 40 anos foi fator de risco para o surgimento da HIG independente da paridade e da presença da hipertensão arterial e do diabete.PURPOSE: to evaluate maternal age of 40 and older as an independent risk factor for pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH. METHOD: we conducted a retrospective cohort study involving analysis of medical records of 2047 women in labor, divided into groups of 298 aged 40 and older and 1749 aged under 40. A multiple logistic regression was done to evaluate the association of maternal age with the

  20. Apolipoprotein E gene variants as a risk factor for coronary artery disease in type 2 diabetic Egyptian patients.

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    Halim, Emad F Abd El; Reda, Ahmed A; Hendi, Amera A K; Zaki, Seham A; Essa, Enas S; Khalifa, Amani S

    2012-01-01

    Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) have increased mortality and morbidity of cardiovascular diseases compared with non-diabetic patients. The role of apolipoprotain E in lipid metabolism and cholesterol transport is well established. Apolipoprotein E gene (APO E) polymprphism that confers susceptibility to or protection from CAD in patients with type 2 DM may be quite different in different ethnic populations. We aimed to determine the frequencies of allelic variants of APO E in Egyptian population and to examine the relationship between APO E polymorphism and risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) in Egyptian type 2 diabetic patients. The study included 35 diabetic patients with CAD (group 1), 35 diabetic patients without CAD (group II) and 30 control subjects. All were subjected to history taking, clinical examination, and laboratory investigations for lipid profile and APO E genotyping by PCR-RFLP. Results revealed that epsilon3 allele was the commonest among the studied subjects (84%). The frequencies of epsilon2 and epsilon4 alleles were higher in group I (24.3% and 8.6% respectively) than group II and controls. The frequency of E2/E2, E2/E3, and E4/E3 genotypes was significantly higher in group I than group II and controls. Comparing group I vs. controls and group I vs. group II, multivariate analysis demonstrated significantly increased risk for CAD with epsilon4 and epsilon2 alleles vs. E3 (OR=7.02 and 4.97 respectively). In Conclusion, epsilon4 and E2 alleles are associated with higher risk of CAD in type2 DM than epsilon3 allele. Larger scale studies are still needed to either confirm or modify these results.