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  1. Síndrome pulmonar e cardiovascular por hantavírus Hantavirus pulmonary and cardiovascular syndrome

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    Mariangela Pimentel Pincelli

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available A síndrome pulmonar e cardiovascular por hantavírus é uma doença de conhecimento relativamente recente e freqüentemente fatal, apresentando-se como síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo. No Brasil, desde o primeiro surto, relatado em novembro/dezembro de 1993, em Juquitiba, 226 casos já foram registrados pela Fundação Nacional da Saúde. A doença afeta indivíduos previamente hígidos, apresentando-se com pródromo febril e sintomas semelhantes aos de um resfriado comum, podendo rapidamente evoluir para edema pulmonar, insuficiência respiratória aguda e choque. A hemoconcentração e a plaquetopenia são comuns da síndrome pulmonar e cardiovascular por hantavírus, e o quadro radiológico típico é de um infiltrado intersticial bilateral difuso, que progride rapidamente para consolidações alveolares, paralelamente à piora do quadro clínico. A mortalidade inicial era em torno de 75% e declinou para aproximadamente 35%, nos últimos anos. Os pacientes que sobrevivem geralmente recuperam-se completamente, cerca de uma semana após o estabelecimento do quadro respiratório. O agente causal, não reconhecido até há pouco, foi identificado como um hantavírus, cujo reservatório natural são animais roedores da família Muridae, subfamília Sigmodontinae. O tratamento específico antiviral ainda não é bem estabelecido, estando em estudo a eficácia de ribavirina. Cuidados de terapia intensiva como ventilação mecânica e monitoramento hemodinâmico invasivo são necessários nas formas mais graves da doença. Essas medidas, se instituídas precocemente, podem melhorar o prognóstico e a sobrevida dos pacientes com síndrome pulmonar e cardiovascular por hantavírus.Hantavirus pulmonary and cardiovascular syndrome is a recently identified and often fatal disease, which presents as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS. Since the first outbreak, in Nov/Dec 1993, in Juquitiba, Brazil, 226 cases have been registered by

  2. Enfermedad cardiovascular en pacientes cubanos afectados por Ataxia de Friedreich.

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    Tania Cruz Mariño

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Al describir la ataxia de Friedreich, Nicholaus hizo referencia a la patología cardiaca. Esta enfermedad autosómica recesiva se debe a una mutación dinámica en el gen FRDA, codificándose deficientemente la proteína Frataxina, conduciendo a estrés oxidativo y muerte celular cardiaca. La presente investigación se desarrolló con el objetivo de describir las anomalías cardiovasculares presentes en los pacientes cubanos afectados por ataxia de Friedreich. A los individuos con diagnóstico molecular confirmatorio de la enfermedad se les realizó electrocardiograma y ecocardiograma, así como evaluación clínica mediante escalas validadas internacionalmente: ICARS y SARA. Los trastornos de repolarización ventricular difusos, los trastornos de conducción intraauricular, así como los trastornos de la función diastólica resultaron hallazgos frecuentes. El patrón restrictivo apreciado provee evidencia invivo de que la enfermedad conduce a disfunción diastólica del ventrículo izquierdo. La ocurrencia de un Infarto Agudo del Miocardio silente indica la importancia de identificar formas incipientes de afectación miocárdica.

  3. Modelo del Costo Basado en la Actividad aplicado a consultas por trazadores de enfermedades cardiovasculares

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    Marteau Silvia A.

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Hacer un análisis de costos, de la atención médica en consultas externas, mediante la metodología del Costo Basado en la Actividad (ABC, por sus siglas en inglés y en relación con eventos trazadores de enfermedades cardiovasculares de origen isquémico en las instituciones del sector público. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: El estudio se basó en consultas por enfermedades o eventos trazadores (n=290 y no trazadores (n=1 710, de una muestra de 2 000 consultas de primera vez de un hospital zonal general de agudos (San Roque de Gonnet, de la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina, y se realizó de abril a octubre de 1998. El costo se evaluó con la metodología del ABC. RESULTADOS: El mejoramiento de las actividades de atención en el servicio de Clínica Médica conllevaría un ahorro sustancial en los costos indirectos, equivalente a un porcentaje promedio de 7.11 sobre los productos definidos como consultas por hipertensión arterial (HTA, dislipidemia y diabetes. El ahorro total en el costo unitario por producto que se produciría si se eliminaran las actividades mencionadas, estaría en el orden de 11.78% para el producto HTA, de 13.96% para dislipidemia, de 19.05% para diabetes y de 11.45% para las enfermedades no trazadores. Se asignó o se gastó ineficientemente 66.26% de los costos totales indirectos correspondientes al producto dislipidemia y 61.80% de los correspondientes a diabetes. El costo unitario total de las consultas en el servicio de Clínica Médica, según el método tradicional, es de $22.98, valor que en algunos casos está muy por debajo del costo obtenido a partir del método ABC aplicado en este estudio. CONCLUSIONES: Es necesario trabajar en el rediseño del proceso de atención para evaluar las actividades que no agreguen valor al mismo; éstas únicamente generan molestias y demoras al paciente y provocan ineficiencias en el sistema, dado que se asignan recursos a actividades que no optimizan la gestión y, como

  4. Reinforced Pericardium as a Hybrid Material for Cardiovascular Applications

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    Bracaglia, Laura G.; Yu, Li; Hibino, Narutoshi; Fisher, John P.

    2014-01-01

    Pericardium-based cardiovascular devices are currently bound by a 10-year maximum lifetime due to detrimental calcification and degradation. The goal of this work is to develop a novel synthetic material to create a lasting replacement for malfunctioning or diseased tissue in the cardiovascular system. This study couples poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF) and a natural biomaterial together in an unprecedented hybrid composite and evaluates the composite versus the standard glutaraldehyde-treated ...

  5. Factores de riesgo cardiovascular y aterosclerosis carotídea detectada por ultrasonografía

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    Cantú-Brito Carlos

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar la frecuencia y los factores determinantes de aterosclerosis carotídea en una comunidad de la ciudad de México. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizó, de julio de 1993 a enero de 1996, una ultrasonografía carotídea en 145 participantes del proyecto CUPA, que consiste en un estudio de vigilancia epidemiológica. Se investigó la presencia de aterosclerosis carotídea y su relación con factores de riesgo cardiovascular. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de aterosclerosis carotídea detectada por ultrasonografía fue de 64.8%. En 64 personas (44.1% se documentó engrosamiento del complejo íntima-media de la pared aterial y en 82 sujetos (56.5% se observaron placas de ateroma (concomitantes con engrosamiento íntima-media en 52 individuos. En sólo ocho personas (5.5% las placas de ateroma se asociaron a estenosis hemidámicamente significativa. No se encontraron diferencias en la prevalencia de aterosclerosis en relación con el sexo (hombres, 61.9% y mujeres, 66.0%. Los factores de riesgo asociados con aterosclerosis fueron: edad (p<0.0001, hipertensión arterial sistémica (p<0.001, hipertensión sistólica aislada (p=0.01, hipercolesterolemia (p=0.04 y diabetes mellitus (p=0.06. La prevalencia de aterosclerosis carotídea aumentó progresivamente al incrementarse el número de factores de riesgo vascular. CONCLUSIONES: La prevalencia de aterosclerosis carotídea fue elevada en una comunidad de edad avanzada de la ciudad de México y similar a la observada en países occidentales. Se asoció principalmente con la edad, la hipertensión arterial, la hipercolesterolemia y la diabetes mellitus.

  6. Proponen "material" no constituido por particulas elementales

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    2007-01-01

    They propose the existence of a serie of "material" called the Universe and that would not be constituted by elementary particles. Furthermore it could strengthen the experiment in case it would exist.(1,5 page)

  7. cardiovasculares

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    Cristina Guerrero

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los aspectos que más discusión ha suscitado en los últimos tiempos entre quienes nos dedicamos al estudio de la emoción tiene que ver con la eventual asociación entre percepción, valoración y respuesta fisiológica. Esto es, siguiendo la máxima aristotélica, cabría cuestionar si las cosas son como son o son como cada quien las percibe. El objetivo de este experimento ha sido establecer la existencia de una conexión entre percepción de control y responsividad cardiovascular. La muestra estudiada ha estado conformada por estudiantes de la Universidad de Castellón; todos ellos han participado de forma voluntaria. La prueba de estrés ha consistido en un examen real de una asignatura troncal de la titulación que cursaban los participantes. Así pues, utilizando una situación de estrés real, hipotetizamos que las respuestas cardiovasculares (medidas a través de la tasa cardiaca, la presión sanguínea sistólica y la presión sanguínea diastólica dependen de la percepción de control que el individuo tiene, o cree tener, sobre la situación.

  8. Factores de riesgo cardiovascular y aterosclerosis carotídea detectada por ultrasonografía Cardiovascular risk factors and carotid atherosclerosis detected by ultrasonography

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    Carlos Cantú-Brito

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar la frecuencia y los factores determinantes de aterosclerosis carotídea en una comunidad de la ciudad de México. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizó, de julio de 1993 a enero de 1996, una ultrasonografía carotídea en 145 participantes del proyecto CUPA, que consiste en un estudio de vigilancia epidemiológica. Se investigó la presencia de aterosclerosis carotídea y su relación con factores de riesgo cardiovascular. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de aterosclerosis carotídea detectada por ultrasonografía fue de 64.8%. En 64 personas (44.1% se documentó engrosamiento del complejo íntima-media de la pared aterial y en 82 sujetos (56.5% se observaron placas de ateroma (concomitantes con engrosamiento íntima-media en 52 individuos. En sólo ocho personas (5.5% las placas de ateroma se asociaron a estenosis hemidámicamente significativa. No se encontraron diferencias en la prevalencia de aterosclerosis en relación con el sexo (hombres, 61.9% y mujeres, 66.0%. Los factores de riesgo asociados con aterosclerosis fueron: edad (pOBJECTIVES: To assess the frequency of carotid atherosclerosis and its relation to cardiovascular risk factors in a general elderly population of Mexico City. MATERIAL AND METHODS: B-mode ultrasonography was performed to investigate carotid atherosclerosis in 145 CUPA (a research project participants, between July 1993 and January 1996. The outcome was then related to cardiovascular risk factors. RESULTS: Prevalence of ultrasound-detected carotid atherosclerosis was 64.8%. Intimal-medial thickening was detected in 64 subjects (44.1% and carotid plaques in 82 (56.5%; Fifty-two subjects had both intimal-medial thickening and plaques. However, only 8 subjects had carotid plaques with severe stenosis (5.5%. There were no significant differences in the prevalence of atherosclerotic lesions (male 61.9%, female 66.0%. Carotid atherosclerosis was significantly associated with age (p<0.0001, high blood pressure (p<0

  9. Morbilidad cardiovascular por autoreporte y su asociación con factores biopsicosociales, Tolima, Colombia / Self reported cardiovascular disease and association with biopsychosocial factors, Tolima, Colombia

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    Laura Sánchez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: establecer la prevalencia de morbilidad cardiovascular por autoreporte en adultos de 18 a 69 años, en el Tolima, y explorar su asociación con factores biológicos, psicológicos y sociales, a partir de la Encuesta Nacional de Salud 2007. Metodología: estudio epidemiológico observacional, con un componente descriptivo-transversal y otro analítico-transversal de asociación, que empleó 1219 registros de personas entre 18 y 69 años del departamento del Tolima, provenientes de la Encuesta Nacional de Salud 2007. Se describieron las características demográficas y se determinó la prevalencia de factores de riesgo biopsicosociales para enfermedad cardiovascular por auto-reporte. Se exploraron asociaciones entre esos factores y enfermedad cardiovascular grave. Resultados: los factores de riesgo más prevalentes en las personas que desarrollaron un evento cardiovascular fueron hipertensión: 16,8%; dependencia al alcohol: 14,1%; nivel educativo nulo: 14%; la prevalencia de eventos cardiovasculares graves es del 5,5%. Al ajustar por variables de sexo y edad se encontró que los factores de riesgo para enfermedad cardiovascular grave son el autoreporte de problemas de salud mental, hipertensión, dependencia al alcohol, hipercolesterolemia e hipertrigliceridemia. Conclusiones: además de los factores biológicos reconocidos, se encontró que el autoreporte de problemáticas mentales también es un factor de riesgo para la enfermedad cardiovascular grave auto-reportada.ç Objective: to determine the prevalence of self-reported cardiovascular disease in adults aged 18 to 69 in Tolima and to explore their association with biological, psychological and social factors from the 2007 National Health Survey. Methodology: an observational epidemiological study with a descriptive component and an analytic cross section of association, employing 1219 records of people between the ages of 18 and 69 in the Tolima department, taken from the 2007

  10. A review on biodegradable materials for cardiovascular stent application

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    Hou, Li-Da; Li, Zhen; Pan, Yu; Sabir, MuhammadIqbal; Zheng, Yu-Feng; Li, Li

    2016-09-01

    A stent is a medical device designed to serve as a temporary or permanent internal scaffold to maintain or increase the lumen of a body conduit. The researchers and engineers diverted to investigate biodegradable materials due to the limitation of metallic materials in stent application such as stent restenosis which requires prolonged anti platelet therapy, often result in smaller lumen after implantation and obstruct re-stenting treatments. Biomedical implants with temporary function for the vascular intervention are extensively studied in recent years. The rationale for biodegradable stent is to provide the support for the vessel in predicted period of time and then degrading into biocompatible constituent. The degradation of stent makes the re-stenting possible after several months and also ameliorates the vessel wall quality. The present article focuses on the biodegradable materials for the cardiovascular stent. The objective of this review is to describe the possible biodegradable materials for stent and their properties such as design criteria, degradation behavior, drawbacks and advantages with their recent clinical and preclinical trials.

  11. Manifestaciones cardiovasculares en pacientes tratados con hemodiálisis periódica por fístula arteriovenosa funcional

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    2016-01-01

    Introducción: Las manifestaciones cardiovasculares producidas por la fístula arteriovenosa en pacientes tratados con hemodiálisis constituyen un aspecto de importancia, al ser las enfermedades cardiovasculares la principal causa de morbilidad y mortalidad. Objetivo: Determinar las manifestaciones cardiovasculares de los pacientes tratados con hemodiálisis periódica por fístula arteriovenosa funcional. Método: Estudio descriptivo, transversal, con 81 pacientes en tratamiento dialítico qu...

  12. Modelo del Costo Basado en la Actividad aplicado a consultas por trazadores de enfermedades cardiovasculares Activity-based cost model applied to tracer cardiovascular diseases

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    Silvia A. Marteau

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Hacer un análisis de costos, de la atención médica en consultas externas, mediante la metodología del Costo Basado en la Actividad (ABC, por sus siglas en inglés y en relación con eventos trazadores de enfermedades cardiovasculares de origen isquémico en las instituciones del sector público. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: El estudio se basó en consultas por enfermedades o eventos trazadores (n=290 y no trazadores (n=1 710, de una muestra de 2 000 consultas de primera vez de un hospital zonal general de agudos (San Roque de Gonnet, de la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina, y se realizó de abril a octubre de 1998. El costo se evaluó con la metodología del ABC. RESULTADOS: El mejoramiento de las actividades de atención en el servicio de Clínica Médica conllevaría un ahorro sustancial en los costos indirectos, equivalente a un porcentaje promedio de 7.11 sobre los productos definidos como consultas por hipertensión arterial (HTA, dislipidemia y diabetes. El ahorro total en el costo unitario por producto que se produciría si se eliminaran las actividades mencionadas, estaría en el orden de 11.78% para el producto HTA, de 13.96% para dislipidemia, de 19.05% para diabetes y de 11.45% para las enfermedades no trazadores. Se asignó o se gastó ineficientemente 66.26% de los costos totales indirectos correspondientes al producto dislipidemia y 61.80% de los correspondientes a diabetes. El costo unitario total de las consultas en el servicio de Clínica Médica, según el método tradicional, es de $22.98, valor que en algunos casos está muy por debajo del costo obtenido a partir del método ABC aplicado en este estudio. CONCLUSIONES: Es necesario trabajar en el rediseño del proceso de atención para evaluar las actividades que no agreguen valor al mismo; éstas únicamente generan molestias y demoras al paciente y provocan ineficiencias en el sistema, dado que se asignan recursos a actividades que no optimizan la gestión y, como

  13. Factores de riesgo cardiovascular y aterosclerosis carotídea detectada por ultrasonografía Cardiovascular risk factors and carotid atherosclerosis detected by ultrasonography

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    Carlos Cantú-Brito; Joel Rodríguez-Saldaña; Marco Tulio Reynoso-Marenco; Roberto Marmolejo-Henderson; Fernando Barinagarrementeria-Aldatz

    1999-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Evaluar la frecuencia y los factores determinantes de aterosclerosis carotídea en una comunidad de la ciudad de México. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizó, de julio de 1993 a enero de 1996, una ultrasonografía carotídea en 145 participantes del proyecto CUPA, que consiste en un estudio de vigilancia epidemiológica. Se investigó la presencia de aterosclerosis carotídea y su relación con factores de riesgo cardiovascular. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de aterosclerosis carotídea detectada po...

  14. Análisis espacial de la mortalidad por enfermedades cardiovasculares en la ciudad de Madrid, España

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    Diana Gómez-Barroso

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Las enfermedades cardiovasculares son la principal causa de muerte en el mundo, aunque su distribución espacial no es homo¬génea. El objetivo del estudio fue analizar el patrón espacial de la mortalidad por enfermedades cardiovasculares en el área urbana poblada (AUP del municipio de Madrid así como identificar agregaciones espaciales. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio ecológico, por sección censal, para hombres y mujeres durante 2010. Se calculó la Razón de Mortalidad Estan¬darizada (RME, Riesgo Relativo Suavizado (RRS y Probabilidad Posterior (PP de que el RRS fuera mayor que 1. Para identificar clusters espaciales se utilizó el índice de Moran (I Moran y el Índice Local de Autocorrelación Espacial (LISA. Los resultados fueron representados cartográficamente. Resultados: En el caso de los hombres se observó una RME mayor de 1,1 especialmente en áreas centrales y en en el grupo de las mujeres ocurrió en la periferia. LA PP de que el RRS fuera mayor que 1 superó el 0,8 en el centro para los hombres y en la periferia en mujeres. El I Moran fue de 0,04 para hombres y de 0,03 para mujeres (p <0,05 en ambos casos. Conclusiones: En el patrón espacial de la mortalidad por enfermedades cardiovasculares en Madrid, se observaron diferencias por sexo. Los mapas de RME, RRS y PP mostraron un patrón más heterogéneo en los hombres mientras que en las mujeres se detectó uno más definido, con un riesgo re¬lativamente mayor en zonas periféricas del AUP. El método LISA mostró agrupaciones espaciales similares a los patrones anteriormente observados

  15. Papel del receptor alpha actitivado por proliferadores de peroxisoma en la fisiopatología del sistema cardiovascular

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    José Illnait-Ferrer

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Los receptores activados por proleferadores de peroxisomas del inglés (PPARs pertenecen a una superfamilia de receptores que funcionan como factores de transcripción que regulan la función de los genes y que mediante la formación de peroxisomas, intervienen en importantes procesos tales como la diferenciación celular, la organogénesis, el metabolismo de carbohidratos, lípidos, proteínas y en la tumorigénesis. El PPARα se expresa principalmente en órganos y tejidos donde es muy importante el catabolismo de ácidos grasos y de glucosa para la producción de energía como el hígado y los músculos. El participa PPARα en la regulación de los procesos inflamatorios, de oxidación-reduccion en la angiogénesis, el metabolismo energético del músculo cardiaco, del hígado y los vasos sanguíneos, los son la base para el desarrollo de algunas enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles como la diabetes y la aterosclerosis. Tomando en consideración la importancia que el PPARα tiene el metabolismo de lípidos y carbohidratos, así como en algunos aspectos de la fisiopatología y farmacología del sistema cardiovascular, el propósito de esta breve reseña bibliográfica es hacer un análisis de los aspectos más sobresalientes del papel del PPARα en la fisiopatología de este sistema, ya que, a pesar de los significativos avances en el manejo terapéutico de las enfermedades cardiovasculares, estas se encuentran entre las primeras causas de mortalidad en todo el mundo. Aún existen algunos aspectos en relación con el papel del PPARα que requieren de mayor profundización y estudio, pero sin duda el tema ofrece una perspectiva interesante en la investigación de su utilidad como objetivo terapéutico de diversas alteraciones metabólicas relacionadas con enfermedades de elevada frecuencia.

  16. Non Hodgkin lymphoma metastasis to the heart detected by cardiovascular magnetic resonance; Metastasis cardiaca secundaria al linfoma de Hodgkin detectada por la resonancia magnetica cardiovascular

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    Martinez, Florange; Morales, Marisela; Pedreanez, Norma, E-mail: martinez.florangel@gmail.com [Hospital Cardiologico Infantil Latinoamericano Dr Gilberto Rodriguez Ochoa, Carcacas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Pabon, Luz; Carrillo, Milton [Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV/HUC), Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of). Instituto de Hematoncologia. Hospital Universitario; Fernandes, Juliano Lara [Universidade de Campinas (UNICAMP), SP (Brazil)

    2009-10-15

    Primary and secondary heart tumors are relatively rare occurrences but usually imply significant treatment decisions. The differential diagnosis among these tumors and other masses can sometimes be difficult and require the use of different imaging modalities to establish a confident verdict. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance CMR imaging is a very useful tool in these cases by allowing for the application of different strategies to better delineate masses, heart structures and adjacent tissues. In this case description, we present a woman with shortness of breath and a paracardiac mass showing how CMR can be applied. (author)

  17. Vacina contra o vírus da influenza e mortalidade por doenças cardiovasculares na cidade de São Paulo Vacuna contra el virus de la Influenza y mortalidad por enfermedades cardiovasculares en la Ciudad de São Paulo Vaccination against the influenza virus and mortality due to cardiovascular diseases in the city of Sao Paulo

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    Antonio de Padua Mansur

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A influência da vacinação contra o vírus da gripe na mortalidade por doenças cardiovasculares (DCV é controversa. OBJETIVO: Analisar a mortalidade por DCV antes e depois do início da vacinação contra a gripe na cidade de São Paulo. MÉTODOS: Analisou-se a mortalidade por doenças isquêmicas do coração (DIC, doenças cerebrovasculares (DCbV e por causas externas (CE na população da região metropolitana de São Paulo com idade > 60 anos, antes e depois do programa de vacinação contra a gripe. As estimativas da população e os dados de mortalidade foram, respectivamente, obtidos do Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE; www.ibge.gov.br e do Ministério da Saúde (www.datasus.gov.br para o período entre 1980 e 2006. O risco de morte foi ajustado pelo método direto, em que se utilizou a população padrão (mundial referente a 1960. RESULTADOS: As comparações entre as inclinações das linhas de regressão foram semelhantes para as DCbV (p = 0,931 e CE (p = 0,941, porém, para as DIC (p = 0,022, observou-se significativa redução da linha do período pós-vacina quando comparada com a linha do período pré-vacina. Mudança na tendência da mortalidade após 1996 foi significativa somente para as DIC (p = 0,022, permanecendo inalterada para as DCbV (p = 0,931 e CE (p = 0,941. CONCLUSÃO: A vacinação contra a gripe associou-se a significativa redução da mortalidade por DIC.FUNDAMENTO: La influencia de la vacunación contra el virus de la gripe en la mortalidad por enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV es controvertida. OBJETIVO: Analizar la mortalidad por ECV antes y después del inicio de la vacunación contra la gripe en la ciudad de São Paulo. MÉTODOS: Se analizó la mortalidad por enfermedades isquémicas del corazón (EIC, enfermedades cerebrovasculares (ECbV y por causas externas (CE en la población de la región metropolitana de São Paulo con edad > 60 años, antes y después del

  18. Análise da mortalidade e das internações por doenças cardiovasculares em Niterói, entre 1998 e 2007

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    Maria Luiza Garcia Rosa

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A redução da mortalidade por doenças cardiovasculares é observada no Brasil há anos, atribuída à queda nos fatores de risco, melhora na terapêutica e diminuição da mortalidade hospitalar. OBJETIVO: Comparar a mortalidade populacional, o coeficiente de internação e a mortalidade hospitalar em unidades do Sistema Único de Saúde, para doença isquêmica do coração (DIC, doenças cerebrovasculares (DCBV e insuficiência cardíaca (IC, no município de Niterói, entre 1998 e 2007. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados o número de óbitos e o de internações e mortalidade hospitalar de residentes em Niterói para o capítulo IX do CID10 e causas específicas disponíveis no Datasus, na população de 30 anos e mais. A diferença entre a magnitude dos indicadores foi calculada para homens e mulheres considerando a média do primeiro triênio menos a média do segundo triênio. RESULTADOS: Houve queda dos coeficientes de mortalidade populacional em homens e mulheres, para todas as faixas etárias, nos três grupos de causas e para o capítulo IX. A tendência à queda dos coeficientes diminuiu com a idade. Para DIC houve queda na mortalidade hospitalar. Para DCBV e IC, aumento. Os coeficientes de internação hospitalar por DIC diminuíram, com exceção de algumas faixas. CONCLUSÃO: O presente estudo permitiu esclarecer alguns aspectos da morbimortalidade cardiovascular em Niterói. A redução da mortalidade populacional e hospitalar por DIC indica haver melhor qualidade na abordagem dessa condição. O aumento da mortalidade hospitalar por DCBV e IC aponta para a necessidade de se dar maior atenção à qualidade do cuidado hospitalar para esses grupos de doenças.

  19. Distribuição por gênero de ácido úrico sérico e fatores de risco cardiovascular: estudo populacional Distribución por género del ácido úrico sérico y factores de riesgo cardiovascular: estudio poblacional Gender distribution of serum uric acid and cardiovascular risk factors: population based study

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    Sérgio Lamego Rodrigues

    2012-01-01

    hiperuricemia mesmo em indivíduos normotensos, o que pode adicionar maior risco para a hipertensão.RFUNDAMENTO: No existen datos relativos a la epidemiología de la hiperuricemia en los estudios brasileros de base poblacional. OBJETIVO: Investigar la distribución del ácido úrico sérico y su relación con las variables demográficas y cardiovasculares. MÉTODOS: Estudiamos 1.346 individuos. La hiperuricemia se definió como > 6,8 y > 5,4 mg/dL para hombres y mujeres, respectivamente. El síndrome metabólico (SM fue definido utilizando los criterios NCEP ATP III. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de hiperuricemia fue de un 13,2%. La asociación del ácido úrico sérico (AUS, con los factores de riesgo cardiovasculares fue específica para el género: en las mujeres, mayores niveles de AUS estuvieron asociados con un IMC elevado, incluso después de los ajustes para la presión arterial sistólica (PAS y edad . En los hombres, la relación del AUS con el colesterol HDL fue mediada por el IMC, mientras que en las mujeres, el AUS demostró ser parecido y dependiente del IMC, independientemente de los niveles de glucosa y de la presencia de hipertensión. En los hombres, los triglicéridos, la circunferencia abdominal (CA y la PAS, explicaron el 11%, 4% y el 1% de la variabilidad del AUS, respectivamente. En las mujeres, la circunferencia abdominal y los triglicéridos explicaron el 9% y el 1% de la variabilidad de AUS, respectivamente. En comparación con el primer cuartil, los hombres y las mujeres, en el cuarto cuartil, tenían 3,29 y 4,18 veces más aumento de riesgo de SM, respectivamente. Las mujeres tenían una prevalencia casi tres veces mayor de diabetes mellitus. Los hombres normotensos con MS tenían mayores niveles de AUS, independiente del IMC. CONCLUSIONES: Nuestros resultados parecen justificar la necesidad de una evaluación con base en el género, respecto de la asociación del AUS con los factores de riesgo cardiovasculares, que demostraron ser más acentuados en

  20. Associacao entre exposicao ao material particulado e internacoes por doencas respiratorias em criancas

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    Ana Cristina Gobbo Cesar

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    Full Text Available O objetivo desse estudo foi estimar a associação entre exposição a material particulado com menos de 2,5 micra de diâmetro aerodinâmico e internações por doenças respiratórias em crianças. Foi realizado estudo ecológico de séries temporais com indicadores diários de internação por doenças respiratórias, em crianças de zero a dez anos de idade, residentes em Piracicaba, SP, entre 1º de agosto de 2011 e 31 de julho de 2012. Utilizou-se modelo aditivo generalizado da regressão de Poisson. Os riscos relativos foram RR = 1,008; IC95% 1,001;1,016 para o lag 1 e RR = 1,009; IC95% 1,001;1,017 para o lag 3. O incremento de 10 μg/m 3 de material particulado com menos de 2,5 micra de diâmetro implicou aumento no risco relativo entre 7,9 e 8,6 pontos percentuais. Concluiu-se que a exposição ao material particulado com menos de 2,5 micra de diâmetro aerodinâmico esteve associada às internações por doenças respiratórias em crianças.

  1. Papel del receptor alpha actitivado por proliferadores de peroxisoma en la fisiopatología del sistema cardiovascular

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    Los receptores activados por proleferadores de peroxisomas del inglés (PPARs) pertenecen a una superfamilia de receptores que funcionan como factores de transcripción que regulan la función de los genes y que mediante la formación de peroxisomas, intervienen en importantes procesos tales como la diferenciación celular, la organogénesis, el metabolismo de carbohidratos, lípidos, proteínas y en la tumorigénesis. El PPARα se expresa principalmente en órganos y tejidos donde es muy importante el ...

  2. Isoflurano em emulsão lipídica por via venosa promove estabilidade cardiovascular respiratória em modelo experimental Isoflurano en emulsión lipídica por vía venosa promueve estabilidad cardiovascular respiratoria en modelo experimental Intravenous isoflurane in lipid emulsion promotes cardiovascular and respiratory stability. Experimental model

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    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A administração venosa de anestésico inalatório pode causar lesão pulmonar. Halotano em solução lipídica por via venosa promove anestesia com estabilidade hemodinâmica e respiratória. Esta pesquisa procurou estabelecer a dose de indução para emulsão lipídica de isoflurano a 10% e observar as condições cardiovasculares e respiratórias, em anestesia experimental. MÉTODO: Sete porcos machos foram selecionados. Os animais receberam infusão de propofol para as preparações cirúrgicas invasivas: dissecção de artéria femoral e veia jugular, sensor de ecodopplercardiografia no esôfago. Foram registrados freqüência cardíaca (FC, eletrocardiograma (ECG, pressão arterial sistólica (PAS, diastólica (PAD, média (PAM, venosa central (PVC, índice cardíaco (IC, débito cardíaco (DC e índice bispectral (BIS. As frações inspirada e expirada dos gases respiratórios foram analisadas continuamente. Iniciada infusão da emulsão lipídica de isoflurano até o índice bispectral atingir valor de 40 ± 5 (BIS40. Os animais foram mantidos anestesiados e submetidos a laparotomia exploradora para sutura gástrica. RESULTADOS: O volume total infundido para atingir BIS40 foi 25,6 ± 11,2 ml (2,56 ml de isoflurano. O tempo médio para atingir BIS40 foi 15,6 ± 6,9 minutos. Maior velocidade de infusão reduziu o tempo para os animais atingirem BIS40. Condições cardiovasculares e respiratórias mostraram-se estáveis durante a experimentação. A freqüência cardíaca aumentou com a elevação da fração expirada do isoflurano. CONCLUSÕES: A infusão venosa do isoflurano em solução emulsificada promoveu diminuição do índice bispectral, estabilidades hemodinâmica e respiratória e correlação direta com sua fração expirada. O uso do isoflurano em emulsão lipídica pode se constituir em modalidade segura de aplicação deste anestésico.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La administración venosa de anest

  3. Hospitalizações por condições cardiovasculares sensíveis à atenção primária em municípios goianos Internaciones por condiciones cardiovasculares sensibles de Atención Primaria en municipios de centro-oeste de Brasil Hospitalizations due to primary care-sensitive cardiovascular conditions in municipalities of Central-West Brazil

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    Sandro Rogério Rodrigues Batista

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar taxas de hospitalização por condições cardiovasculares sensíveis à atenção primária. MÉTODOS: Estudo ecológico com 237 municípios do Estado de Goiás, de 2000 a 2008, utilizando dados do Sistema de Informação Hospitalar e Sistema de Informação da Atenção Básica. As taxas de hospitalização foram calculadas pela proporção entre o número de hospitalizações por condições cardiovasculares e a população acima de 40 anos. Foram avaliadas em triênios: A (2000-2002, B (2003-2005 e C (2006-2008, segundo sexo, faixa etária, porte populacional, pertencimento à região metropolitana, macrorregião de saúde, distância da capital, Índice de Condições de Vida e Saúde e cobertura de Estratégia Saúde da Família. A cobertura populacional potencial da Saúde da Família foi calculada conforme diretrizes do Ministério da Saúde. A variabilidade das taxas foi avaliada segundo teste t e ANOVA. RESULTADOS: Ocorreram 253.254 internações (17,2% do total por condições cardiovasculares sensíveis à atenção primária. As taxas de hospitalização diminuíram entre os triênios: A (213,5, dp = 104,6, B (199,7, dp = 96,3 e C (150,2, dp = 76,1, com diferença entre os períodos A-C e B-C (p OBJETIVO: Analizar tasas de hospitalización por condiciones cardiovasculares sensibles de atención primaria. MÉTODOS: Estudio ecológico con 237 municipios del estado de Goias (centro-oeste de Brasil de 2000 a 2008, utilizando datos del Sistema de Información Hospitalario y Sistema de Información de Atención Básica. Las tasas de hospitalización fueron calculadas por la proporción entre el número de hospitalizaciones por condiciones cardiovasculares y la población con más de 40 años. Las tasas fueron evaluadas en trienios: A (2000-2002, B (2003-2005 y C (2006-2008, según sexo, grupo etáreo, porte poblacional, pertenencia a la región metropolitana, macro región de salud, distancia a la capital, índice de

  4. ANÁLISIS POBLACIONAL POR ÁREAS DE SALUD DE LAS VARIACIONES EN CONSUMO, PRECIO Y GASTO DE MEDICAMENTOS CARDIOVASCULARES EN 8 COMUNIDADES AUTÓNOMAS, ESPAÑA, 2005

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    Full Text Available Fundamentos: La variabilidad en la utilización de medicamentos cardiovasculares tiene especial interés por su elevado consumo poblacional, su alto gasto, y disponer de sólidas evidencias que apoyan su uso. El objetivo de este estudio es describir la variabilidad en dispensación, precio medio e importe de 11 subgrupos de medicamentos cardiovasculares por áreas de salud. Métodos: Estudio poblacional descriptivo de la dispensación, precio medio y gasto de 11 subgrupos de medicamentos cardiovasculares por áreas de salud en el año 2005, seguido de análisis de la variabilidad observada. El individuo de análisis son las 93 áreas de salud de las 8 Comunidades Autónomas participantes. Medidas de resultados: Dosis diarias definidas consumidas por cada 1000 pensionistas y día (DDD/1000p/Día, gasto por 100 habitantes y año (euros por 100 pensionistas, precio medio de la DDD (euros por DDD, razones de utilización estandarizadas. Análisis descriptivo de la dispensación, precio, gasto y razones estandarizadas de utilización. Análisis de la variabilidad utilizando los estadísticos del «análisis de áreas pequeñas». Resultados: El consumo de medicamentos cardiovasculares osciló entre 324 DDD/1000p/Día para los medicamentos con acción sobre el sistema renina-angiotensina y 6,5 DDD/1000p/Día para diuréticos antialdosterónicos. La variación en consumo para las áreas situadas en el percentil 5 y 95 osciló entre 1,8 veces (digitálicos y 17,2 veces (flavonoides. La variación en los precios medios fue menor que en el consumo (1,1 veces para doxazosina y 3,7 para flavonoides y la variación en gasto fue similar a la del consumo (entre 2,0 veces para digitálicos y 13,0 veces para flavonoides. Conclusiones: Una notable variabilidad entre áreas de salud en el consumo de medicamentos cardiovasculares junto a las más discretas variaciones en precio se traduce en grandes diferencias en el gasto poblacional.

  5. Análise da mortalidade e das internações por doenças cardiovasculares em Niterói, entre 1998 e 2007 Análisis de la mortalidad y de las hospitalizaciones por enfermedades cardiovasculares en Niterói, entre 1998 y 2007 Analysis of mortality and hospitalization for cardiovascular diseases in Niterói, between 1998 and 2007

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    Maria Luiza Garcia Rosa

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A redução da mortalidade por doenças cardiovasculares é observada no Brasil há anos, atribuída à queda nos fatores de risco, melhora na terapêutica e diminuição da mortalidade hospitalar. OBJETIVO: Comparar a mortalidade populacional, o coeficiente de internação e a mortalidade hospitalar em unidades do Sistema Único de Saúde, para doença isquêmica do coração (DIC, doenças cerebrovasculares (DCBV e insuficiência cardíaca (IC, no município de Niterói, entre 1998 e 2007. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados o número de óbitos e o de internações e mortalidade hospitalar de residentes em Niterói para o capítulo IX do CID10 e causas específicas disponíveis no Datasus, na população de 30 anos e mais. A diferença entre a magnitude dos indicadores foi calculada para homens e mulheres considerando a média do primeiro triênio menos a média do segundo triênio. RESULTADOS: Houve queda dos coeficientes de mortalidade populacional em homens e mulheres, para todas as faixas etárias, nos três grupos de causas e para o capítulo IX. A tendência à queda dos coeficientes diminuiu com a idade. Para DIC houve queda na mortalidade hospitalar. Para DCBV e IC, aumento. Os coeficientes de internação hospitalar por DIC diminuíram, com exceção de algumas faixas. CONCLUSÃO: O presente estudo permitiu esclarecer alguns aspectos da morbimortalidade cardiovascular em Niterói. A redução da mortalidade populacional e hospitalar por DIC indica haver melhor qualidade na abordagem dessa condição. O aumento da mortalidade hospitalar por DCBV e IC aponta para a necessidade de se dar maior atenção à qualidade do cuidado hospitalar para esses grupos de doenças.FUNDAMENTO: La reducción de la mortalidad por enfermedades cardiovasculares se viene observando en Brasil desde hace años, se la asigna a un descenso en los factores de riesgo, a una mejora en el tratamiento y a una mortalidad hospitalaria reducida. OBJETIVO: Para

  6. Manifestaciones cardiovasculares en pacientes tratados con hemodiálisis periódica por fístula arteriovenosa funcional

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    Conclusiones: No se encontró relación entre la localización de la fistula y los cambios en el sistema cardiovascular. El grupo de pacientes con fistula de más de cuatro años presentó mayores manifestaciones cardiovasculares y cambios significativos en el ecocardiograma.

  7. La obtención de logros en la realidad material motivada por la psicoterapia psicoanalítica

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    La psicoterapia de enfoque psicoanalítico no contempla dentro de sus objetivos primarios generar un cambio en específico en la Realidad Material del paciente. Sin embargo, surge el cuestionamiento por los espacios, mecanismos y procesos involucrados en la obtención de logros en esta realidad, motivados por la terapia. Es así que se observó la obtención de logros con cualidades materiales durante el desarrollo de tres procesos de psicoterapia psicoanalítica individual, sin producir ningún tipo...

  8. Estudìo por medio de potenciales evocados de la respuesta cortical en sujetos sometidos a dos estresores de laboratorio y su relación con la respuesta cardiovascular, endocrina y psicologica.

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    Pellicer Porcar, Olga

    2008-01-01

    RESUMEN En esta tesis se presenta un estudio mediante potenciales evocados visuales de la respuesta cortical a dos estresores de laboratorio, uno de afrontamiento activo y otro pasivo, asimismo se ha estudiado la correlación de la actividad cortical con la respuesta cardiovascular de los sujetos y con variables psicológicas relevantes en la modulación de dicha respuesta, como la percepción de estrés y de dolor provocada por los estresores. Hemos determinado también la respuesta de cortisol...

  9. Excesso de peso e o risco cardiovascular em jovens seguidos por 17 anos: estudo do Rio de Janeiro El exceso de peso y el riesgo cardiovascular en jóvenes seguidos durante 17 años: estudio del Rio de Janeiro Overweight and cardiovascular risk among young adults followed-up for 17 years: the Rio de Janeiro study, Brazil

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    Flávia Lopes Fonseca

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A adoção de medidas de prevenção primária em jovens é de potencial impacto favorável no cenário das doenças cardiovasculares. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a pressão arterial (PA e variáveis de risco cardiovascular em jovens estratificados pelo comportamento do índice de massa corporal (IMC obtido ao longo de 17 anos, desde a infância/adolescência (I/A. MÉTODOS: Três avaliações foram feitas em 115 indivíduos pertencentes à coorte do Estudo do Rio de Janeiro: A1:12,97 ± 1,48 anos; A2:21,90 ± 1,71 anos; A3:30,65 ± 2,00 anos e divididos em três grupos segundo o IMC nas três avaliações: Grupo N (IMC sempre normal; n=46, Grupo L (IMC variável; n=49 e Grupo S/O (IMC sempre aumentado; n=20. Em A1, A2 e A3 foram obtidos PA e IMC. Em A2 e A3, dosados glicose (G e perfil lipídico. Ainda em A2, dosada insulina (INS e calculado HOMA-IR. Em A3 acrescentou-se medida da circunferência abdominal (CA, relação abdômen/quadril (RAQ e percentual de gordura corporal (%GC. RESULTADOS: 1 Grupo S/O apresentou maiores médias de PA aumentada (pFUNDAMENTO: La adopción de medidas de prevención primaria en jóvenes es de potencial impacto favorable en el escenario de las enfermedades cardiovasculares. OBJETIVO: Evaluar la presión arterial (PA y variables de riesgo cardiovascular en jóvenes estratificados por el comportamiento del índice de masa corporal (IMC obtenido a lo largo de 17 años, desde la infancia/adolescencia (I/A. MÉTODOS: Tres evaluaciones se llevaron a cabo en 115 individuos pertenecientes a la cohorte del Estudio del Rio de Janeiro: A1:12,97 ± 1,48 años; A2:21,90 ± 1,71 años; A3:30,65 ± 2,00 años y divididos en tres grupos segundo el IMC en las tres evaluaciones: Grupo N (IMC siempre normal; n=46, Grupo L (IMC variable; n=49 y Grupo S/O (IMC siempre aumentado; n=20. En A1, A2 y A3 se obtuvieron PA e IMC. En A2 y A3, dosificados glucosa (G y perfil lipídico. Todavía en A2, dosificada la insulina (INS y calculado

  10. Revisión de las emisiones de material particulado por la cumbustión de diesel y biodiesel

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    Néstor Y. Rojas

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta una revisión de estudios comparativos entre las emisiones de material particulado por la combustión de diesel de petróleo, biodiesel y mezclas de los dos combustibles, basados no sólo en la concentración másica de las partículas emitidas, sino también en la distribución de su tamaño, concentración y composición química. Finalmente, se presenta la necesidad del país de realizar una caracterización completa de las emisiones de material particulado por la combustión de diesel, biodiesel de aceite de palma y mezclas de los dos, dadas las características particulares de estos combustibles en Colombia. La revisión fue presentada en el I Seminario Internacional de Biocombustibles, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, agosto 4 al 6 de 2004. / This paper shows a review of studies comparing particulate emissions from diesel engines running on diesel, biodiesel and their blends, based not only on particle mass concentrations, but also on particle number concentrations and particulate chemical composition. Finally, it summarizes the need for thoroughly characterizing particulate matter emissions in studies comparing Colombian diesel and biodiesel from palm oil (or other oil-producing Colombian species.

  11. Agrupamento de fatores de risco cardiovasculares em população rural, por meio da análise fatorial

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    Eulilian Dias de Freitas

    2008-01-01

    Desde que Reaven introduziu o conceito conhecido como síndrome X, o agrupamento de alguns fatores de risco cardiovasculares, tais como: hipertensão arterial sistêmica, dislipidemia, excesso de peso e resistência à insulina tem sido motivo de intensos debates. Há evidências de que exista mais de um processo fisiopatológico relacionado ao desenvolvimento simultâneo dessas alterações metabólicas, cada um produzindo um padrão de agrupamento de fatores de risco diferente. A técnica de análise f...

  12. Phase III study on surface construction and biocompatibility of polymer materials as cardiovascular devices:coagulant and anti-coagulant surface modification

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    Chen Bao-lin; Wang Dong-an

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: As the cardiovascular device, biomaterials applied under the blood-contact conditions should have anti-thrombotic, anti-biodegradable and anti-infective properties. OBJECTIVE: To develop novel polymer materials for implantation and intervention in cardiovascular tissue engineering and to explore the biocompatibility, blood compatibility and cytocompatibility of the surface-modified polymer biomaterials based on the coagulant and anti-coagulant coating modification. METHODS:We retrieved PubMed and WanFang databases for relevant articles publishing from 1983 to 2014. The key words were "biocompatibility, blood compatibility, biomedical materials, biomedical polymer materials" in English and Chinese, respectively. Those unrelated, outdated and repetitive papers were excluded. Literatures addressing the blood compatibility of biomedical polymer materials were summarized. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The blood-implant interaction and the anti-coagulant surface modification of biomaterials were analyzed. The biocompatibility, blood compatibility and cytocompatibility of the surface-modified polymer biomaterials were determined based on the coagulant and anti-coagulant coating modification. The coagulant and anti-coagulant surface modification of polymer biomaterials and the research on their biocompatibility and endothelial cel compatibility are crucial for developing novel polymer materials for implantation and intervention in cardiovascular tissue engineering. Through in-depth studies of the types and applications of polymer biomaterials, cardiovascular medical devices and implantable soft tissue substitutes, the differences between the surface and the body wil be reflected in the many layers of molecules extending from the surface to the body. Two major factors, surface energy and molecular mobility, determine the body/surface behaviors that include body/surface differences and phase separation. Considering the difference between the body/surface composition

  13. Transport of stone material by conveyor belt. Transporte de materiales rocosos por cintas transportadoras

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    1990-04-01

    During one of the phases of the project (1976) to extract the brown lignite discovered in the Meirama valley (La Coruna) by opencast mining, it was decided, for economic reasons, to transport shale to the spoil tips by conveyor belts. Working on the basis of entirely theoretical data, for want of experience in this field, this waste stone material was crushed as near as possible to the working face in order to make it small enough to be transported by the general conveyor belt system. For this purpose, a semi-mobile crushing unit was selected which advances by means of a hydraulic platform mounted on caterpillar tracks. After several years of operation in the mining environment with what at the beginning was a totally new method, it can be confirmed that a saving has been made in the cost of transporting waste material compared to the use of dumper trucks and their two main cost elements - energy and spare parts. 4 figs., 2 tabs.

  14. Abdominal obesity in Japanese-Brazilians: which measure is best for predicting all-cause and cardiovascular mortality? Obesidade abdominal em nipo-brasileiros: que medida antropométrica tem maior capacidade de predizer a mortalidade geral e por doenças cardiovasculares?

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    Marselle Rodrigues Bevilacqua

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to verify which anthropometric measure of abdominal obesity was the best predictor of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in Japanese-Brazilians. The study followed 1,581 subjects for 14 years. Socio-demographic, lifestyle, metabolic, and anthropometric data were collected. The dependent variable was vital status (alive or dead at the end of the study, and the independent variable was presence of abdominal obesity according to different baseline measures. The mortality rate was estimated, and Poisson regression was used to obtain mortality rate ratios with abdominal obesity, adjusted simultaneously for the other variables. The mortality rate was 10.68/thousand person-years. Male gender, age > 60 years, and arterial hypertension were independent risk factors for mortality. The results indicate that prevalence of abdominal obesity was high among Japanese-Brazilians, and that waist/hip ratio was the measure with the greatest capacity to predict mortality (especially cardiovascular mortality in this group.O objetivo foi verificar qual medida antropométrica de obesidade abdominal melhor prediz mortalidade geral e por doenças cardiovasculares entre nipo-brasileiros. Foram seguidos, por 14 anos, 1.581 sujeitos. Coletaram-se dados sociodemográficos, de estilo de vida, metab��licos e antropométricos. Considerou-se vivo ou óbito ao final do estudo como variável dependente e a presença de obesidade abdominal por diferentes medidas na linha de base como variável independente. Estimou-se o coeficiente de mortalidade e se usou o modelo de Poisson para obtenção das razões entre eles e a obesidade abdominal, ajustados simultaneamente às demais variáveis. O coeficiente de mortalidade foi de 10,68/mil pessoas-ano. O gênero masculino, a idade > 60 anos e ter hipertensão arterial foram fatores de risco independentes para mortalidade. Os resultados indicaram que entre nipo-brasileiros a prevalência de obesidade abdominal foi

  15. Materials characterization by photoelectron spectroscopy; Caracterizacao de materiais por espectroscopia de fotoeletrons

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    Nascente, P.A.P., E-mail: nascente@ufscar.b [Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (DEMa/UFSCar), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia de Materiais

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    Low energy electrons are suitable for investigating surfaces due to their low mean free path in solids, which correspond to a few atomic layers (0.5 to 3.0 nm), and could be used in one of the following ways: incident electrons cause the emission of backscattered and secondary electrons and the electrons are excited by irradiated photons. The first case includes the emission of Auger electrons, while photoemission corresponds to the second case. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) is one of the most used surface analysis techniques since it is able to identify not only the surface constituents but also their chemical states. XPS can be employed in several areas of science and engineering, but in this report it will be presented only few examples of its use in the characterization of metallic materials, with an emphasis on thin films of noble and transition metals. (author)

  16. Distribuição por gênero de ácido úrico sérico e fatores de risco cardiovascular: estudo populacional

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    Sérgio Lamego Rodrigues

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Não há dados relativos à epidemiologia da hiperuricemia em estudos brasileiros de base populacional. OBJETIVO: Investigar a distribuição de ácido úrico sérico e sua relação com variáveis demográficas e cardiovasculares. MÉTODOS: Estudamos 1.346 indivíduos. A hiperuricemia foi definida como > 6,8 e > 5,4 mg/dL para homens e mulheres, respectivamente. A síndrome metabólica (SM foi definida utilizando-se os critérios NCEP ATP III. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de hiperuricemia foi de 13,2%. A associação de ácido úrico sérico (AUS com fatores de risco cardiovasculares foi específica para o gênero: em mulheres, maiores níveis de AUS estiveram associados com IMC elevado, mesmo após ajustes da pressão arterial sistólica para idade (PAS. Em homens, a relação do AUS com o colesterol HDL esteve mediada pelo IMC, enquanto em mulheres, o AUS mostrou-se semelhante e dependente do IMC, independentemente dos níveis glicose e presença de hipertensão. Nos homens, os triglicerídeos, a circunferência abdominal (CA e a PAS explicaram 11%, 4% e 1% da variabilidade do AUS, respectivamente. Nas mulheres, a circunferência abdominal e os triglicerídeos explicaram 9% e 1% da variabilidade de AUS, respectivamente. Em comparação com o primeiro quartil, homens e mulheres no quarto quartil apresentavam 3,29 e 4,18 vezes mais de aumento de risco de SM, respectivamente. As mulheres apresentaram uma prevalência quase três vezes maior de diabetes melito. Homens normotensos com MS apresentaram maiores níveis de AUS, independente do IMC. CONCLUSÃO: Nossos resultados parecem justificar a necessidade de uma avaliação baseada no gênero em relação à associação do AUS com fatores de risco cardiovasculares, que se mostraram mais acentuados em mulheres. A SM esteve positivamente associada com AUS elevado, independentemente do gênero. A obesidade abdominal e a hipertrigliceridemia foram os principais fatores associados com a

  17. Hospitalizações por condições cardiovasculares sensíveis à atenção primária em municípios goianos

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    Sandro Rogério Rodrigues Batista

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar taxas de hospitalização por condições cardiovasculares sensíveis à atenção primária. MÉTODOS: Estudo ecológico com 237 municípios do Estado de Goiás, de 2000 a 2008, utilizando dados do Sistema de Informação Hospitalar e Sistema de Informação da Atenção Básica. As taxas de hospitalização foram calculadas pela proporção entre o número de hospitalizações por condições cardiovasculares e a população acima de 40 anos. Foram avaliadas em triênios: A (2000-2002, B (2003-2005 e C (2006-2008, segundo sexo, faixa etária, porte populacional, pertencimento à região metropolitana, macrorregião de saúde, distância da capital, Índice de Condições de Vida e Saúde e cobertura de Estratégia Saúde da Família. A cobertura populacional potencial da Saúde da Família foi calculada conforme diretrizes do Ministério da Saúde. A variabilidade das taxas foi avaliada segundo teste t e ANOVA. RESULTADOS: Ocorreram 253.254 internações (17,2% do total por condições cardiovasculares sensíveis à atenção primária. As taxas de hospitalização diminuíram entre os triênios: A (213,5, dp = 104,6, B (199,7, dp = 96,3 e C (150,2, dp = 76,1, com diferença entre os períodos A-C e B-C (p < 0,001. Porte populacional municipal não influenciou o comportamento das taxas. Municípios próximos à capital e aqueles da região metropolitana apresentaram maiores taxas (p < 0,001. Em todos os percentis do Índice de Condições de Vida e Saúde, houve redução das taxas (p < 0,001, exceto no percentil 1. Redução foi também observada em todas as macrorregiões, exceto na região nordeste do estado. A redução das taxas ocorreu independentemente da cobertura da Saúde da Família. CONCLUSÕES: As taxas de hospitalização por condições cardiovasculares sensíveis à atenção primária diminuíram nesses municípios, independentemente da cobertura da Saúde da Família.

  18. Procedimiento de obtención de compuestos cerámicos, y material obtenible por dicho procedimiento

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    Torrecillas, Ramón; García Moreno, Olga; Fernández, Adolfo

    2009-01-01

    Procedimiento de obtención de compuestos cerámicos, y material obtenible por dicho procedimiento. Partiendo como compuesto inicial de un componente LAS de acuerdo a la composición LixAlySizOw, donde x varía entre 0,8 y 1,2, y varía entre 0,8 y 1,2, z varía entre 0,8 y 2 y w varía entre 4 y 6, a continuación se efectúa una mezcla del componente LAS con nanopartículas de SiC, obteniéndose una suspensión estable y homogénea. A continuación se procede a un secado de la sus...

  19. Circulatory disease mortality rates in the elderly and exposure to PM2.5 generated by biomass burning in the Brazilian Amazon in 2005 Mortalidad por enfermedades cardiovasculares en los ancianos y la exposición a PM2,5 como resultado de la quema en la Amazonia brasileña en 2005 Mortalidade por doenças circulatórias na população idosa e exposição a PM2,5 em decorrência das queimadas na Amazônia brasileira em 2005

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    Eliane Ignotti

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to analyze the association between the exposure to fine particulate matter and circulatory disease mortality rates in the elderly living in the Brazilian Amazon. An ecological study of circulatory disease, acute myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular disease mortality rates in micro areas of the Brazilian Amazon was carried out. The environmental exposure indicator used was percentage hours of PM2.5 concentrations > 25µg/m³ divided by the total number of estimated hours of PM2.5 in 2005. The association between exposure and circulatory disease mortality rates was strongest in the oldest age group. No significant statistical association was found between cerebrovascular disease mortality rates and exposure. Circulatory disease mortality rates in the elderly living in the Amazon have been influenced by atmospheric pollution from emissions caused by forest fires.El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar la asociación entre la exposición a las partículas finas, con tasas de mortalidad por enfermedades cardiovasculares en los ancianos en la Amazonia brasileña. Se trata de un estudio ecológico de las tasas de mortalidad por enfermedades cardiovasculares, el infarto agudo de miocardio y enfermedades cerebrovasculares en las microrregiones brasileñas de la Amazonia. El indicador de la exposición ambiental fue estimado como un porcentaje de horas de PM2,5 > 25µg/m³, dividido por el número total de horas estimado de PM2,5 en 2005. La asociación del indicador de exposición con las tasas de mortalidad para las enfermedades circulatorias fue mayor en el grupo de mayor edad. La tasa de mortalidad por enfermedad cerebrovascular no se asoció con el indicador de exposición. Las enfermedades cardiovasculares en los ancianos que viven en la Amazonia han sido influenciadas por la contaminación atmosférica, causada por las emisiones de los incendios.O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar a associação da exposição ao

  20. Synthesis by plasma of polymer-metal materials; Sintesis por plasma de materiales polimero-metal

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    Fernandez R, G

    2004-07-01

    The objective of this work is the design of an experimental set-up to synthesize polymer- metal composites by plasma with versatility in the conditions of synthesis. The main components are a vacuum system capable to reach up to 10{sup -2} mbar and valves and accessories to control the pressure in the system. In order to generate the electrical discharges and the plasma, an electrical circuit with an inductive connection at 13.56 MHz of frequency was constructed. The electric field partially ionizes the reactor atmosphere where the polymer-metal composites were synthesized. The reactor has two metallic electrodes, one in front of the other, where the particles electrically charged collide against the electrodes producing ablation on them. The polymer-metal composites were synthesized by means of an inductive connection at 13.56 MHz. Aniline, 3-chlorine-ethylene and electrodes of silver (Ag) and copper (Cu) were used in a cylindrical reactor coupled with an external coil to generate glow discharges. The average pressures were 6.15 X 10{sup -1} and 5.2 X 10{sup -1} mbar for the synthesis of Poly aniline (P An) and Poly chloroethylene (PE-CI), respectively. The synthesis was performed during 60 and 180 minutes for P An and PE-CI, respectively. The polymers were formed, as films, with an average thickness of 6.42 {mu}m for P An and, in the case of PE-CI, with an approximately growing rate of 14 {eta}m/W. The power in the syntheses was 30, 50, 70 and 90 W for P An and 50, 100, 120, 140 170, and 200 W for PE-CI. The characterization of the polymer-metal composites was done by energy dispersive spectroscopy to study the composition and the relation of the elements involved in the synthesis. The morphology of the films was studied by means of scanning electron microscopy. The infrared analysis (IR) was done to study the chemicals bonds and the structure of these polymers. Another important study in these materials was the behavior of the electrical conductivity ({sigma

  1. Correlation between serum content of the main COPs (cholesterol oxidation products from autoxidation and cardiovascular risk factors Correlación entre los productos de oxidación de colesterol (COPs formados por autooxidación y factores de riesgo cardiovascular

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    Mª Menéndez-Carreño

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Background/aims: Risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD have been proven to be associated with an increased oxidative stress. Several studies have considered cholesterol oxidation products (COPs as specific in vivo markers of oxidative stress. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the levels of COPs derived from autoxidation processes and established cardiovascular risk factors, comparing the levels of serum COPs in subjects with or without showing values out of the reference ranges. Methods: It was a cross-sectional study in which 88 subjects were recruited and individual and total COPs from autoxidation origin was analyzed in serum by GC-MS. The simultaneous correlation of COPs with different CVD risk factors have been analyzed. Results and discussion: A great variability of total COPs concentrations were found. Subjects presented total COPs values from 0.091 to 2.052 μg/mL. Total COPs were significantly higher (p Introducción: Se ha demostrado que los factores de riesgo cardiovascular están estrechamente asociados con un elevado nivel de estrés oxidativo. Varios estudios consideran a los productos de oxidación del colesterol (COPs como marcadores específicos in vivo de estrés oxidativo. El objetivo de este trabajo fue estudiar la asociación entre los niveles de COPs derivados de procesos de autooxidación de colesterol y factores de riesgo cardiovascular, comparando el contenido sérico de COPs en sujetos afectados o no por dichos factores. Métodos: Se trata de un estudio transversal en el que se reclutaron 88 personas a las que se analizó el perfil de óxidos de colesterol en suero procedentes de autooxidación, por cromatografía de gases-espectrometría de masas. Se valoró la correlación de los niveles de COPs con diferentes factores de riesgo cardiovascular. Resultados y discusión: Se encontró una gran variabilidad en el contenido en COPs totales, observándose valores entre 0,091 y 2,052

  2. Estudo comparativo da mortalidade cardiovascular e por neoplasia de Adventistas e Não Adventistas do Estado do Espírito Santo, no período de 2003 a 2009

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    Elizabete Regina Araújo Oliveira

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: Introdução: Populações com hábitos de saúde mais saudáveis têm sido investigadas quanto ao seu padrão de ocorrência de doenças. Objetivo: Este estudo teve o objetivo de avaliar os padrões de mortalidade geral e por doenças cardiovasculares em Adventistas do Sétimo Dia (ASDs do Estado do Espírito Santo (ES, Brasil, e compará-los com a mortalidade pelas mesmas causas na população do Estado. Métodos: Foram investigados 14.519 Adventistas vivos e 995 falecidos com idade ≥ 30 anos no período de 2003 a 2009. Entre esses, 896 óbitos registrados foram confirmados no Sistema de Informação sobre Mortalidade (SIM do Ministério da Saúde. Foram calculadas as razões padronizadas de mortalidade (RPM com o método indireto, tendo como população padrão a população ≥ 30 anos de idade do Estado. Resultados: Os Adventistas apresentaram taxas mais baixas de mortalidade geral, 42,5% menor em relação à população do ES (RMP = 57,5; IC95% 47,8 - 68,2, 52,2% menor por doenças isquêmicas do coração (RMP = 48; IC95% 25,0 - 82,8 e 46,3% menor por doenças cerebrovasculares (RMP = 54; IC95% 30,4 - 87,8. Conclusão: Hábitos saudáveis dos Adventistas em relação a dieta, tabagismo e consumo de álcool podem ter influenciado suas taxas de mortalidade mais baixas.

  3. Composición de material carbonoso obtenible por carbonización de un biopolímero soportado sobre arcilla

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    Ruiz-Hitzky, Eduardo; Moreira Martins Fernandes, Francisco Miguel

    2011-01-01

    La presente invención se refiere a una composición de material carbonoso caracterizada porque comprende material carbonoso soportado sobre arcilla, siendo dicha arcilla preferentemente de tipo laminar tal como montmorillonita, saponita, beidellita, estevensita, illita, y combinaciones de las mismas, o arcilla fibrosa tal como sepiolita, palygorskita y combinaciones de las mismas, siendo dicha composición obtenible por un tratamiento de carbonización de al menos un biopolímero, tal como quitos...

  4. Cardiovascular Deconditioning

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    Charles, John B.; Fritsch-Yelle, Janice M.; Whitson, Peggy A.; Wood, Margie L.; Brown, Troy E.; Fortner, G. William

    1999-01-01

    Spaceflight causes adaptive changes in cardiovascular function that may deleteriously affect crew health and safety. Over the last three decades, symptoms of cardiovascular changes have ranged from postflight orthostatic tachycardia and decreased exercise capacity to serious cardiac rhythm disturbances during extravehicular activities (EVA). The most documented symptom of cardiovascular dysfunction, postflight orthostatic intolerance, has affected a significant percentage of U.S. Space Shuttle astronauts. Problems of cardiovascular dysfunction associated with spaceflight are a concern to NASA. This has been particularly true during Shuttle flights where the primary concern is the crew's physical health, including the pilot's ability to land the Orbiter, and the crew's ability to quickly egress and move to safety should a dangerous condition arise. The study of astronauts during Shuttle activities is inherently more difficult than most human research. Consequently, sample sizes have been small and results have lacked consistency. Before the Extended Duration Orbiter Medical Project (EDOMP), there was a lack of normative data on changes in cardiovascular parameters during and after spaceflight. The EDOMP for the first time allowed studies on a large enough number of subjects to overcome some of these problems. There were three primary goals of the Cardiovascular EDOMP studies. The first was to establish, through descriptive studies, a normative data base of cardiovascular changes attributable to spaceflight. The second goal was to determine mechanisms of cardiovascular changes resulting from spaceflight (particularly orthostatic hypotension and cardiac rhythm disturbances). The third was to evaluate possible countermeasures. The Cardiovascular EDOMP studies involved parallel descriptive, mechanistic, and countermeasure evaluations.

  5. Influencia del material de aporte en la resistencia a corrosión por picadura en uniones soldadas de un acero inoxidable dúplex 2205

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    Múnez, C. J.

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available In this work, it has been studied the pitting corrosion resistance of welding duplex stainless steel 2205. Unions were made by GMAW process with different fillers: duplex ER 2209 and two austenitic (ER 316LSi and ER 308LSi. The microstructure obtained with the duplex ER 2209 filler is similar to the duplex 2205 base material, but the unions produced with the austenitic fillers cause a decrease of the phases relation a/g. To evaluate the influence of the filler on the weld, the pitting corrosion resistance was determined by electrochemical critical pitting temperature test (TCP and the mechanical properties by the hardness. The phases imbalance produced for the dissimilar fillers bring out a variation of the pitting corrosion resistance and the mechanical properties.

    En este trabajo se ha estudiado la resistencia a la corrosión localizada por picadura, de soldaduras realizadas sobre un acero inoxidable dúplex 2205. Se hicieron uniones mediante el proceso GMAW, utilizando como material de aporte un hilo dúplex ER 2209 y dos austeníticos ER 316LSi y ER 308LSi. Metalúrgicamente, se observa como para el hilo ER 2209 las microestructuras que se obtienen son similares a la del dúplex 2205, mientras que en las uniones con hilo austenítico, pueden verse microestructuras muy diferentes en las que la relación de fases a/g disminuye. Al evaluar la resistencia a la corrosión por picadura, mediante la Temperatura Crítica de Picadura (TCP, se comprobó como el desequilibrio entre las fases, generado por el aporte, provoca la variación en la resistencia a la corrosión localizada por picadura. También, se estudió la variación en las propiedades mecánicas del material mediante ensayos de dureza.

  6. Cardiovascular pharmacogenetics.

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    Myburgh, Renier; Hochfeld, Warren E; Dodgen, Tyren M; Ker, James; Pepper, Michael S

    2012-03-01

    Human genetic variation in the form of single nucleotide polymorphisms as well as more complex structural variations such as insertions, deletions and copy number variants, is partially responsible for the clinical variation seen in response to pharmacotherapeutic drugs. This affects the likelihood of experiencing adverse drug reactions and also of achieving therapeutic success. In this paper, we review key studies in cardiovascular pharmacogenetics that reveal genetic variations underlying the outcomes of drug treatment in cardiovascular disease. Examples of genetic associations with drug efficacy and toxicity are described, including the roles of genetic variability in pharmacokinetics (e.g. drug metabolizing enzymes) and pharmacodynamics (e.g. drug targets). These findings have functional implications that could lead to the development of genetic tests aimed at minimizing drug toxicity and optimizing drug efficacy in cardiovascular medicine.

  7. Osteoporosis y enfermedad cardiovascular

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    Sarahí Mendoza; Miriam Noa; Rosa Más

    2007-01-01

    Las enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV) y la osteoporosis son causas frecuentes de morbilidad en la población adulta, cuya frecuencia aumenta con la edad, por lo que al aumentar la expectativa de vida, constituyen importantes problemas de salud. El riesgo a padecer ambas patologías depende de factores de riesgo, y la prevención consiste en controlar los modificables. Las ECV y la osteoporosis presentan factores etiológicos comunes que involucran la biosíntesis del colesterol y la oxidación li...

  8. Antioxidantes y enfermedad cardiovascular

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    Vázquez, Clotilde

    2004-01-01

    La enfermedad cardiovascular se mantiene como la más importante causa de morbi y mortalidad en la mayoría de los países desarrollados, siendo cada vez más frecuente en los países en vías de desarrollo. La orteroesclerosis es un enfermedad crónica de las arterias de mediano y gran calibre, caracterizadas por el endurecimiento y pérdida de elasticidad de su pared, que se acompaña de estrechamiento de su luz. En general, la lesión arteriosclerótica se desarrolla en tres fases: a) inici...

  9. Fatores Associados ao Material Insuficiente em Punção Aspirativa por Agulha Fina nos Nódulos Sólidos da Mama

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    Freitas Júnior Ruffo de

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: analisar alguns fatores que possam estar associados à ocorrência de material insuficiente nos aspirados da punção aspirativa por agulha fina (PAAF. Pacientes e Métodos: foram estudadas 351 citologias de pacientes com nódulos sólidos da mama, submetidas a PAAF, como parte de sua investigação diagnóstica. As lâminas foram analisadas por um único citologista, que classificou os esfregaços como malignos, suspeitos, benignos ou material insuficiente para diagnóstico. Foram avaliados a idade da paciente, o tamanho do tumor, o estádio clínico, o Serviço, o dispositivo utilizado na punção e o tipo de lesão puncionada, de acordo com a histologia. A significância de cada variável em relação ao material insuficiente foi testada pelo c². Resultados: houve 67 esfregaços classificados como material insuficiente (19%. O tipo de dispositivo utilizado, o tamanho do tumor, o Serviço e o estádio clínico das lesões não se relacionaram à quantidade de material suficiente ou insuficiente. A idade da paciente e o tipo histológico influenciaram a taxa de material insuficiente, sendo que as pacientes abaixo de 50 anos tiveram uma taxa de 12%, comparada a 30% daquelas acima de 50 anos (p<0,03. Quanto à histologia, nas pacientes com alterações funcionais benignas da mama, a taxa de material insuficiente foi de 30%, seguida daquelas com carcinoma ductal infiltrante, 20%, e, no fibroadenoma, 12% (p<0,02. Conclusão: esse estudo mostrou uma taxa de material insuficiente relativamente alta (19%, a qual foi influenciada pela idade da paciente e pelo tipo histológico da lesão.

  10. Análisis de componentes de material frágil por medio de métodos numéricos

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    Rubio, M. D.

    1998-02-01

    Full Text Available Some materials are fragile due to the great number of microcraks produced during their conformation processes, for example ceramics. That is the reason why, along these years different design criteria have been proposed to calculate these fragile materials, specially ceramics, based in probabilistic theories. A program to calculate ceramic components with these criteria has been developed in the I.M.W. (Clausthal, Germany. This program works as a subprocessor of the finite element program MARC, and can analyse the probability of survival of a component with three general criteria and with fracture mechanics criteria (eleven when calculating volume components and six for surface ones. Those criteria have been implemented also to calculate the probability of survival with applied loads during time intervals and to calculate security factors.

    Los materiales frágiles deben sus características al elevado número de microgrietas producidas en su conformación. Es por ello por lo que han ido apareciendo una serie de criterios de cálculo específicos para estos materiales que se basan en cálculos de tipo probabilista y en las propiedades del material definidas por Weibull. En el I.M.W. (Clausthal, Alemania se ha desarrollado un programa de cálculo de resistencia de piezas de estos materiales, por ejemplo cerámicas, que trabaja como subprocesador de un programa de elementos finitos, MARC, de forma que permite analizar la probabilidad de vida de las piezas según tres criterios generales y criterios de mecánica de fractura (once para elementos de volumen y seis para elementos de superficie. Asimismo, el programa permite calcular la probabilidad de fallo, según estos criterios en el caso de que se realicen cálculos con carga aplicada durante intervalos de tiempo, y realizar cálculos de factores de seguridad con los que se ha diseñado la pieza.

  11. Modelado de Materiales Compuestos por Elementos Finitos usando Restricciones Cinemáticas Finite Element Modeling of Composite Materials using Kinematic Constraints

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    Oscar E. Ruiz

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es presentar simulaciones del comportamiento de materiales compuestos basado en restricciones cinemáticas entre las mismas fibras y entre las fibras y la resina circundante. En la revisión de literatura, los autores han encontrado que las restricciones cinemáticas no han sido plenamente explotadas para modelar materiales compuestos, probablemente debido a su alto costo computacional. El propósito de este articulo es exponer la implementación y resultados de tal modelo, usando Análisis por Elementos Finitos de restricciones geométricas prescritas a los nodos de la resina y las fibras. Las descripciones analíticas del comportamiento de materiales compuestos raramente aparecen. Muchas aproximaciones para describir materiales compuestos en capas son basadas en la teoría de funciones C1Z y C0 Z, tal como la Teoría Clásica de Capas (CLT. Estas teorías de funciones contienen significativas simplificaciones del material, especialmente para compuestos tejidos. Una aproximación hibrida para modelar materiales compuestos con Elementos Finitos (FEA fue desarrollada por Sidhu y Averill y adaptada por Li y Sherwood para materiales compuestos tejidos con polipropileno de vidrio.The purpose of this article is to present simulations of the behavior of composite materials based on kinematic restrictions among the fibers themselves and among fibers and the surrounding resine. In the literature review the authors have found that the kinematic restrictions have not been fully exploited for modeling composite materials, probably due to their high computational expense. The purpose of this article is to show the implementation and results of such a model, by using a Finite Element Analysis of geometric restrictions prescribed to the resine and fiber nodes. Closed analytic descriptions on behavior of layered composite materials are very rare. Many approaches to describe layered composite material are based on the theory of

  12. Predição das concentrações plasmáticas de IL-1B, IL-6 e TNF-α por agrupamentos de fatores de risco cardiovascular em adolescentes.

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    Silva, Carla Teixeira

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    Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde e Nutrição. Escola de Nutrição, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto. As doenças cardiovasculares (DCV) são as principais causas de mobi-mortalidade em todo o mundo e estão bem relacionadas a diversos fatores de risco cardiovascular tradicionais (RCV), incluindo obesidade central, resistência à insulina (RI), intolerância à glicose, dislipidemias e hipertensão arterial sistêmica (HAS). A inflamação tem sido associada a muitos destes fatores de risco, aprese...

  13. ACCIDENTES CON EXPOSICIÓN A MATERIAL BIOLÓGICO CONTAMINADO POR VIH EN TRABAJADORES DE UN HOSPITAL DE TERCER NIVEL DE MADRID (1986-2001

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    Aurelia García de Codes Ilario

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: La contaminación por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH es un riesgo ocupacional para los profesionales sanitarios accidentados contaminados con sangre positiva al VIH. El objetivo de nuestro estudio es describir las características de los accidentes registrados durante dieciséis años en un hospital general con sangre o fluidos biológicos procedentes de pacientes VIH positivos, determinar las tasas de exposición accidental en las diferentes categorías profesionales y comprobar el seguimiento realizado por los trabajadores del protocolo de accidentes establecido. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo en un hospital general de Madrid durante el período 1986 a 2001, de los accidentes con presencia de material biológico procedente de personas con serología VIH positiva. Se han estudiado variables del profesional accidentado relacionadas con persona, lugar y tiempo, además de las serologías al inicio y durante el seguimiento protocolizado. Resultados: Durante el período de estudio se declararon 550 accidentes con fuente VIH positiva. La media fue de 34,4 de accidentes por año. La tasa de exposición fue de 7,5 por cada 1.000 trabajadores- año. El colectivo profesional con mayor frecuencia de accidentes fue el personal de enfermería (54,4%. Las lesiones percutáneas fueron las más frecuentes (80,2%. La tasa media de exposición ha sido de 2,6 por cada 100 camas-año. Las zonas anatómicas más afectadas fueron los dedos de la mano (75,6%. El 53,6% de los accidentados finalizó el seguimiento serológico, sin registrarse ninguna seroconversión. Conclusiones: Durante los dieciséis años de estudio, la incidencia anual de accidentes con fuente VIH positiva fue en aumento desde los 27 accidentes declarados en 1986 hasta los 60 accidentes en 1990, con una tendencia descendente desde ese momento hasta contabilizarse 12 accidentes en el año 2001.

  14. Acidentes ocupacionais por exposição a material biológico entre a equipe multiprofissional do atendimento pré-hospitalar Accidentes ocupacionales por exposición a material biológico entre el equipo multiprofesional de atención pre hospitalaria Occupational accidents due to exposure to biological material in the multidisciplinary team of the emergency service

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    Adriana Cristina Oliveira

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Estudo transversal, tipo survey, realizado com a equipe multiprofissional de Atendimento Pré-hospitalar (APh de Belo Horizonte, entre junho e dezembro de 2006. Objetivou-se determinar a incidência dos acidentes ocupacionais por exposição a material biológico, condutas pós-acidente, e fatores demográficos determinantes. Utilizou-se questionário estruturado, análise descritiva, cálculo de incidências e regressão logística. A incidência de acidentes com material biológico foi de 20,6%: 40,8% por pérfuro-cortantes e 49,0% por fluidos corporais; 35,3% entre médicos e 24,0% entre enfermeiros. Condutas pós-acidente: sem avaliação médica, 63,3%; subnotificação, 81,6%; nenhuma conduta, 55,0%; e, sem acompanhamento sorológico, 61,2%. Estiveram associados ao acidente: tempo na instituição (Odds ratio-OR 2,84; Intervalo de confiança-IC 95% 1,22-6,62, lotação na Unidade de Suporte Avançado (OR 4,18; IC 95% 1,64-10,64; interação: tempo na instituição e lotação na Unidade de Suporte Básico (OR 0,27; IC 95% 0,07-1,00. Sugere-se a implantação de protocolos pós-acidentes, visando a sua redução; a subnotificação e o aumento do acompanhamento pós-acidente.Estudio transversal, tipo survey, realizado con el equipo multiprofesional de Atención Pre Hospitalaria (APh de Belo Horizonte entre junio y diciembre de 2006. Se objetivó determinar la incidencia de los accidentes ocupacionales por exposición a material biológico, las conductas después del accidente y los factores demográficos determinantes. Se utilizó un cuestionario estructurado, el análisis descriptivo, el cálculo de incidencias y la regresión logística. La incidencia de accidentes con material biológico fue de 20,6%: 40,8% por punzo cortantes y 49,0% fluidos corporales; 35,3% entre médicos y 24,0% entre enfermeros. Conductas después del accidente: sin evaluación médica, 63,3%; subnotificación, 81,6%; ninguna conducta, 55,0%; y, sin acompa

  15. Synthesis and characterization of zeolite material from coal ashes modified by surfactant; Sintese e caracterizacao de material zeolitico de cinzas de carvao modificado por surfactante

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    Fungaro, D.A., E-mail: dfungaro@ipen.b [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (CQMA/IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Centro de Quimica e Meio Ambiente; Borrely, S.I. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (CTR/IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Centro de Tecnologia das Radiacoes

    2010-07-01

    Coal ash was used as starting material for zeolite synthesis by means of hydrothermal treatment. The surfactant-modified zeolite (SMZ) was prepared by adsorbing the cationic surfactant hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (HDTMA-Br) on the external surface of the zeolite from coal ash. The zeolite structure stability was monitored during the characterization of the materials by FTIR, XDR and SEM. The structural parameters of surfactant-modified zeolite are very close to that of corresponding non-modified zeolite which indicates that the crystalline nature of the zeolite remained intact after required chemical treatment with HDTMA-Br molecules and heating treatment for drying. The most intense peaks in the FTIR spectrum of HDTMA-Br were observed in SMZ spectrum confirming adsorption of surfactant on zeolites. (author)

  16. Removal of yellow 5 by a zeolitic material conditioned with iron; Remocion de amarillo 5 por un material zeolitico acondicionado con hierro

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    Alcantara C, A.

    2010-07-01

    The waste waters are at the present time a serious problem because are contaminated by diverse industrial wastes among which are azo dyes used to dye a lot of products, and although there are various methods for the removal of these colorants do not are effective sufficiently, so that diverse techniques more sophisticated have been proposed, such as the elimination by sorption processes. Zeolites are materials found in various regions of Mexico and due to have a good sorption capacity are used to remove metals. In this paper a zeolitic material of the Chihuahua State was conditioned with FeCl{sub 3} and used for remove yellow 5 (tartrazine) in aqueous solutions, also the sorption capacity of modified zeolite with FeCl{sub 3} was examined for the azo dy yellow 5 in aqueous solutions. The sorption kinetics results was adapted to the pseudo second order model, indicating that the process is chemisorption, the sorption isotherms at different temperatures were adjusted to the Langmuir-Freundlich model, which usually it is adapt to systems with heterogeneous adsorbents. On the other hand, the ph value of the aqueous solutions does not affect on the sorption of this dye by the zeolitic material. (Author)

  17. Radiological impact associated to the transport of radioactive material by road in Spain; Impacto radiologico asociado al transporte de material radiactivo por carretera en Espana

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    Calleja, J. A.; Gutierrez, F.

    2010-07-01

    Questions relating to the transport of radioactive materials are an issue of current interest because of the continuous increase in the mobility of these materials and the increasing commitment of these activities to the environment, the safety and protection of persons and the current legal framework. As a particularly contribution to the radiological impact study associated to the transport, a data-processing application for the treatment of data is propose, which allows progress to be made in this study and which may be of use in association with the legal documentation. Thus, by knowing the level of radiation at a distance of one metre from the transport vehicle and by selecting a route, it is possible to gain insight into the associated impacts, such as the affected populations, the dose received by the most exposed individual, the overall radiological impact and the contributions at population, transport route and national level. In preparing this work, consideration has been given to the relevant information provided by the different organisations involved in the issue (nuclear power plants, transport and inspection companies, etc.). The most important conclusion is that the, under normal operation, annual radiological impact from the transport by road of radioactive material in Spain is very low and does not imply any associated risks. (Author) 8 refs.

  18. Riscos de contaminação ocasionados por acidentes de trabalho com material pérfuro-cortante entre trabalhadores de enfermagem Riesgos de contaminación ocasionados por accidentes de trabajo con material corto-punzante en trabajadores de enfermeria Contamination risks caused by occupational accidents with cutting and piercing material among nursing workers

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    Maria Helena Palucci Marziale

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa teve por objetivo identificar dentre os trabalhadores de enfermagem, de quatro hospitais da região de Ribeirão Preto-SP, aqueles que foram acometidos por acidente de trabalho com material pérfuro-cortante e encaminhados para avaliação a um serviço especializado no tratamento de doenças infecciosas, os que foram contaminados e as condutas adotadas diante do acidente. Trata-se de pesquisa de campo de caráter descritivo. A amostra foi constituída por 30 sujeitos e os dados foram coletados através de consulta ao prontuário médico dos trabalhadores. Os resultados revelaram que nenhum dos trabalhadores foi contaminado pelos vírus HBV, HCV, ou HIV, no entanto, foi observado que apenas 23,33% dos trabalhadores compareceram a todos os retornos agendados para verificação de possível soroconversão. Em relação às condutas tomadas diante do acidente, foi indicado o uso de quimioprofilaxia em 76,67% dos casos, exames sorológicos em 100% dos casos e imunização contra hepatite em 9,99% dos casos. Devido à grande ocorrência de acidentes percutâneos, segundo estimativas oficiais de outros países, concluímos que maior atenção deva ser direcionada para a prevenção desses acidentes, bem como ao rigor do seguimento pós-exposição ocupacional.Esta investigación tuvo como objetivo identificar entre los trabajadores de enfermería de cuatro hospitales de la región de Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil, afectados por accidente de trabajo con material corto-punzante y remitidos para evaluación a un servicio especializado en el tratamiento de enfermedades infecciosas, los que fueron contaminados y las conductas adoptadas con relación al accidente. Se trata de una investigación de campo de carácter descriptivo. La muestra estuvo constituida por 30 sujetos y los datos fueron recolectados a través de consulta al informe médico de los trabajadores. Los resultados revelaron que ninguno de los trabajadores fue contaminado por el

  19. Comportamiento a desgaste de recubrimientos de material compuesto de matriz de aluminio fabricados por proyección térmica

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    Campo, M.

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available In this work, the wear behaviour of coatings made of aluminium matrix composites reinforced with 20% of SiC particles and manufactured by thermal spray method with oxyacetylene flame has been investigated. The wear behaviour between coatings with uncoated particles and sol-gel silica coated ones heat treated at 500 °C and 725 °C have been compared. The sprayed coatings with silica coated particles are more homogenous and less porous due to increase of wettability by molten aluminium that takes place on coated particles. The microstructure of the sprayed coatings, the wear surfaces and the wear debris have been anlysed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and microanalysis techniques (EDX. The results show a smaller wear rate, a lower friction coefficient and more reduced loss of mass for the coatings sprayed with particles with sol-gel silica coatings than those made with uncoated particles.

    En este trabajo se ha evaluado el comportamiento a desgaste de recubrimientos de material compuesto reforzado con un 20 % de partículas de SiC fabricados por proyección térmica con llama oxiacetilénica. Se ha comparado el desgaste de los recubrimientos proyectados con partículas sin recubrir y recubiertas con la sílice sol-gel tratada térmicamente a 500 °C y 725 °C. Los recubrimientos proyectados con partículas recubiertas de sílice son más homogéneos y menos porosos debido fundamentalmente al aumento de su mojabilidad por aluminio fundido. La microestructura de los recubrimientos proyectados, de las superficies desgastadas y del material eliminado en los ensayos pin-on-disc se ha analizado por técnicas de microscopía óptica y electrónica de barrido junto a microanálisis EDX. Los resultados obtenidos muestran una menor tasa de desgaste, menor coeficiente de rozamiento y menor pérdida de masa para los recubrimientos proyectados con las partículas con el recubrimiento de sílice sol-gel que para los de las

  20. Risco cardiovascular, efetividade e mortalidade Cardiovascular risk, effectiveness and mortality Riesgo cardiovascular, efectividad y mortalidad

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    Juan Gérvas

    2012-02-01

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    A Lei de Ferro da Epidemiologia (Ley de Hierro de La Epidemiología diz que todos que nascem, morrem. Por isso, o propósito da Medicina não é evitar a morte por si só, mas evitar as mortes, as doenças e o sofrimento que podem ser medicamente evitáveis.

    No final, todos nossos pacientes morrerão – e nós também, obviamente, morreremos. “Os corpos encontram uma forma de morrer”, e se a causa não for por fome ou desidratação, por motivo congênito e infeccioso, por lesões, câncer ou suicídio, temos que esperar que seja por ‘motivo cardiovascular’, doença pulmonar, insuficiência renal ou hepática, demência ou outras doenças degenerativas. Mas temos que morrer por alguma coisa.

    Morrer por causa cardiovascular não é desonroso, nem refere-se à atenção clínica imperfeita. O fato de a primeira causa de morte ser a cardiovascular não tem nenhuma relação com os cuidados clínicos e nem deveria assustar.

    Entretanto, muitas das mortes por motivo cardiovascular poderiam ser evitadas. Assim, poder-se-ia evitar mortalidade cardiovascular, diminuindo a desigualdade social, por exemplo, com melhor redistribuição da riqueza, melhor educação etc. Os médicos sabem que os fatores adversos psicossociais associados ao fato de pertencer à classe baixa correspondem a 35% do risco atribuído à hipertensão na incidência do infarto do miocárdio (em outra hipótese, pertencer à classe baixa duplica 2,7 tal risco1.

    Também deve-se saber que, contra as mortes cardiovasculares, não há nada como as políticas de saúde pública quanto ao tabagismo (restrições dos lugares onde fumar, aumento do preço do tabaco, campanhas de informação, entre outras.

    Na parte clínica, as mortes cardiovasculares evitáveis devem ser vistas em perspectiva, de acordo com o que seja possível conseguir2. Portanto, por 100.000 habitantes ao ano, o tratamento com inibidores da enzima conversora de angiotensina (IECA

  1. Cardiovascular risk, effectiveness and mortality

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    Juan Gérvas

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Dice la Ley de Hierro de la Epidemiología que todo el que nace muere. Por ello el fin de la Medicina no es evitar la muerte en sí, sino evitar las muertes, las enfermedades y el sufrimiento médicamente evitables.Al final, todos nuestros pacientes morirán – y nosotros mismos moriremos también, obviamente. “Los cuerpos encuentran una forma de morir” y si la causa no es el hambre ni la deshidratación, ni es congénita, ni infecciosa, ni por lesiones, ni por cáncer, ni por suicidio, tenemos que esperar que sea por ‘causa cardiovascular’, enfermedad pulmonar, insuficiencia renal o hepática, demencia u otras enfermedades degenerativas. Pero de algo tenemos que morir.Morir por causa cardiovascular ni es deshonroso, ni implica defectuosa atención clínica. Que la primera causa de muerte sea la cardiovascular no dice nada respecto a los cuidados clínicos, ni debería asustar.Sin embargo, son evitables muchas muertes de causa cardiovascular. Así, se puede evitar mucha mortalidad cardiovascular disminuyendo la desigualdad social, por ejemplo (con mejor re-distribución de la riqueza, mejor educación y demás. Los médicos saben que los factores adversos psicosociales asociados a la pertenencia a la clase baja responden del 35% del riesgo atribuible a la hipertensión en la incidencia del infarto de miocardio (en otra formulación, que pertenecer a la clase baja multiplica por 2,7 dicho riesgo1.También deberíamos saber que contra las muertes cardiovasculares no hay nada como las políticas de salud pública sobre el tabaquismo (restricciones de lugares en los que fumar, aumento del precio del tabaco, campañas de información, y demás.En lo clínico, las muertes cardiovasculares evitables se deben ver en perspectiva, según lo que se puede lograr2. Así, por 100.000 habitantes y año, el tratamiento con inhibidores de la enzima convertidora de angiotensina (IECA en la insuficiencia cardíaca puede evitar 308 muertes; el consejo m

  2. Identificación temprana de riesgo cardiovascular y de cáncer por pruebas-filtro de laboratorio en funcionarios de la Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia 1999-2000.

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    Elsa Lucía Tejada de Azuero

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo para determinar factores de riesgo y descubrimiento precoz de enfermedades, acciones de mantenimiento de la salud, dentro del programa de Promoción y Prevención. A un total de 665 personas aparentemente sanas y asintomáticas se les hicieron exámenes estandarizados de glicemia, colesterol, HDL, triglicéridos, serología (VDRL, antígeno prostático (PSA, citología vaginal, examen de mama, toma de tensión arterial (TA, peso, índice de masa corporal (IMC. Los participantes se discriminaron así: empleados, 290 (43.6%; docentes, 166 (25.2%; trabajadores, 193 (29%; y jubilados, 16 (2.4%. Los resultados de este estudio muestran una prevalencia alta de factores de riesgo cardiovascular y factores de riesgo para cáncer de cérvix, mama y próstata en la población estudiada. A mayor edad y mayor peso se observó una asociación significativa con la hipertensión arterial sistólica aislada lo cual es un factor de riesgo alto para enfermedad coronaria y accidente cerebrovascular. El mantenimiento de la salud en el adulto es muy importante para la identificación y manejo del riesgo de las enfermedades cardiovasculares y cerebrovasculares.

  3. Acidente ocupacional por material perfurocortante entre profissionais de saúde de um Centro Cirúrgico Accidente laboral por exposición a material corto-punzante entre los profesionales de un centro quirúrgico Occupational accident with sharpe edge material among workers of an operating center

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    Adriana Cristina Oliveira

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available O acidente ocupacional por material perfurocortante constitui uma preocupação para instituições e trabalhadores de saúde, devido à elevada frequência de procedimentos invasivos, e a dinâmica do trabalho. Objetivou-se identificar a incidência dos acidentes, dos materiais envolvidos, dos fatores contribuintes e das condutas tomadas pós-acidente. Participaram de um estudo transversal 127 funcionários do centro cirúrgico. Registraram-se 23,6% (30/127 acidentes com envolvimento de agulha (73,3%, lâmina de bisturi (6,7% e eletrocautério (6,7%. Os fatores contribuintes para o acidente foram: falta de atenção (36,7%, más condições de trabalho (20,0%, descuido (13,3%, pressa (10% e acaso/azar (6,7%. Somente 15,4% dos acidentes foram registrados. A subnotificação deveu-se à irrelevância do acidente, desconhecimento do protocolo de rotina, displicência e sobrecarga de trabalho. Os resultados alertam para a importância de se implementar estratégias para adoção/revisão de protocolos pós-acidentes, visando a redução dos acidentes e de sua subnotificação.El accidente laboral por elementos corto-punzantes constituye una preocupación para instituciones y trabajadores de la salud, debido a la elevada frecuencia con la que se realizan procedimientos invasivos y por la dinámica del trabajo. Se objetivó identificar la incidencia de los accidentes, los materiales involucrados, los factores contribuyentes y las conductas tomadas con posterioridad al accidente. Participaron de un estudio transversal 127 trabajadores de un centro quirúrgico. Sobre un porcentaje de accidentados del 23,6% (30/127, el 73,3% sufrió accidentes involucrando agujas, 6,7% se accidentó con hojas de bisturí y 6,7% se accidentó con electrocauterizador. Los factores que contribuyeron a los accidentes fueron: falta de atención (36,7%, malas condiciones de trabajo (20,0%, descuido (13,3%, prisa (10,0% y casualidad / azar (6,7%. Sólo el 15,4% de los

  4. Método de obtención de oxido de material pregrafítico, oxido de grafeno o grafeno a partir de materiales pregrafíticos y productos obtenidos por dicho método

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    Menéndez López, Rosa María; Álvarez Rodríguez, Patricia; Sierra Gómez, Uriel Alejandro; Blanco Rodríguez, Clara; Granda Ferreira, Marcos; Santamaría Ramírez, Ricardo

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    Método de obtención de óxido de material pregrafítico, óxido de grafeno o grafeno a partir de materiales pregrafíticos y productos obtenidos por dicho método. Método de obtención de un producto seleccionado del grupo que consiste en óxido de material pregrafítico, óxido de grafeno y grafeno, caracterizado porque comprende transformar al menos un material pregrafítico en el producto sin tratamiento de grafitización. Preferiblemente, el material pregrafítico ...

  5. Material for the storage of Mg-Ni-Based hydrogen produced by mechanical alloying; Materiales para almacenamiento de hidrogeno base Mg-Ni producidas por aleado mecanico

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    Zaldivar-Cadena, A. A. [Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, San Nicolas de los Garza, Nuevo Leon (Mexico); Leon Santiago, M.; Suarez Alcantara, K.; Morales-Hernandez, J.; Cabanas Moreno, J. G. [Instituto Politecnico Nacional, UPALM, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)]. E-mail: gcabanas@esfm.ipn.mx

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    Combinations of Mg-5%Ni and Mg-20%Ni were prepared with mechanical alloying and evaluated for application as materials to store hydrogen. The effect of the dispersion of nickel in magnesium was studied using grinding times of 15 and 30 hours. Hydration experiments, including batch hydration tests, were performed at 200, 250 and 300 degrees Celsius at 2 Mpa during 30 minutes. Characterization techniques such as SEM-EDX and XRD were used to characterize the microstructure and composition of the powders. The hydrogen absorption-desorption characteristics of the alloys were evaluated using thermal analysis techniques such as DTA-TGA. Batch type preliminary experiments resulted in a variation in the quantities of MgH{sub 2} in the hydrate powders, depending on the hydrate composition and conditions. Gravimetry experiments with Mg-5%Ni powder combinations indicated hydrogen contents of approximately 5.59% - 6.12% in weight, showing rapid hydration kinetics at temperatures under 250 degrees Celsius; although the dehydration process occurred reasonably quickly only at temperatures between 250 and 300 degrees Celsius. The hydration/dehydration behavior is influenced by the tendency of forming Mg{sub 2}Ni in mechanically alloyed powders. This tendency is promoted by high Ni contents, long grinding times and high hydration temperatures. The best results are apparently obtained with an optimal balance of the dispersion of Ni, which depends on the Ni contents and grinding time. [Spanish] Mezclas de Mg-5%Ni y Mg-20%Ni fueron preparadas por aleado mecanico y evaluadas para su aplicacion como materiales para almacenamiento de hidrogeno. El efecto de la dispersion del niquel en el magnesio fue estudiado utilizando tiempos de molienda de 15 y 30 hrs. Experimentos de hidruracion incluyendo pruebas de hidruracion del tipo Batch fueron realizadas a 200, 250 y 300 grados centigrados a 2 Mpa durante 30 minutos. Tecnicas de caracterizacion como MEB-EDX y DRX fueron empleados en la

  6. A preparação de material terminológico em língua inglesa por meio de ferramentas linguístico-computacionais Preparation of terminological material in english by means of computational linguistic tools

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    Eduardo Batista da Silva

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desse estudo é demonstrar, por meio de análise quantitativa e qualitativa, a eficácia de ferramentas linguístico-computacionais na seleção de terminologia para a produção de material terminológico. Serão apresentadas duas ferramentas linguístico-computacionais (WordSmith Tools e VocabProfile e, também, sugestões para que o ensino de termos ofereça resultados práticos. A fundamentação teórico-metodológica recorreu a Barros (2004; Berber Sardinha (2000; 2005; Biderman (2001; Cabré (2007; Cobb (2007; Nation, (2003 e Sinclair (2004. O corpus da pesquisa foi constituído exclusivamente de material escrito na língua inglesa em diversas áreas de especialidade. Os procedimentos de preparação de material terminológico são exemplificados a partir de uma das áreas de especialidades utilizadas nos corpora de pesquisa, as Redes Neurais Artificiais. Os resultados obtidos indicam que a utilização do Wordsmith Tools juntamente com o VocabProfile pode fornecer dados importantes para a pesquisa linguistica.This paper aims to demonstrate by means of quantitative and qualitative analyses the effectiveness of the linguistic computational tools in selecting terminology for the production of terminological material. Two linguistic computational tools will be introduced (WordSmith Tools e VocabProfile and also suggestions so as the teaching of terms may offer practical results. The theoretical-methodological approach relies on Barros (2004; Berber Sardinha (2000; 2005; Biderman (2001; Cabré (2007; Cobb (2007; Nation (2003 and Sinclair (2004. The research corpus was made solely of written material in English in several specialty languages. The procedures regarding terminological material preparation are exemplified with one of the specialty fields used in the research corpus, the Artificial Neural Networks. The obtained results indicate that the use of Wordsmith Tools in conjunction with VocabProfile might provide useful data for

  7. Forma grave da síndrome pulmonar e cardiovascular por hantavírus tratada com pressurização positiva através de máscara facial Severe form of hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome managed with continuous positive airway plessure through facial mask

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    Mariangela Pimentel Pincelli

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available O primeiro surto no Brasil da síndrome pulmonar e cardiovascular por hantavírus foi descrito em Juquitiba (SP, em 1993. Desde então têm sido descritos novos casos, especialmente nos estados do sul e sudeste do país. Em 2002 ocorreu a observação dos primeiros três casos em São Carlos (SP. Um dos pacientes recebeu suporte respiratório sem intubação traqueal, utilizando-se pressão positiva contínua nas vias aéreas (CPAP através de máscara facial. Este é o primeiro caso grave descrito de insuficiência respiratória por hantavírus em que houve sucesso com essa terapêutica ventilatória.In 1993 the first Brazilian cluster of Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome (HCPS was described in Juquitiba, SP. Since then, there have been descriptions of new cases specially on the southeast and south states of Brazil. Only in 2002 there were observed the first three cases of HCPS in our city: São Carlos. One of our patients was successfully supported with CPAP through facial mask. This is the first severe case of acute respiratory failure induced by Hantavirus that was successfully managed with this kind of respiratory strategy.

  8. Comparação dos resultados do limiar de detectabilidade de voz por meio de material gravado e a viva voz Comparing the results of lower voice detection thresholds by means of recorded material and live voices

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    Angela Ribas

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: comparar os resultados do teste denominado limiar de detectabilidade de voz, utilizando-se uma lista de palavras trissilábicas previamente gravadas e à viva voz em indivíduos com audiograma de configuração plana. MÉTODOS: participaram da pesquisa 60 indivíduos (120 orelhas com exame audiométrico dentro dos padrões da normalidade e audiometria tonal de configuração plana, sem intercorrências auditivas, em faixa etária de 20 a 30 anos. Aplicou-se o teste à viva voz e com material gravado, em cabine tratada acusticamente, por meio do audiômetro AC40 e com o auxílio de um cd player acoplado. RESULTADOS: o limiar de detectabilidade de voz foi encontrado 10 dB melhor que a média tritonal em 35 orelhas (58,5% da amostra quando realizado a viva-voz e em sete orelhas (11,5% quando realizado com material gravado; e foi encontrado 5 dB pior que a média tritonal em uma orelha (1,5% quando realizado a viva-voz e em 23 orelhas (38% com material gravado. CONCLUSÃO: a ao utilizar-se material gravado para o estabelecimento do LDV em curvas de configuração plana, deve-se considerar como padrão de normalidade níveis de intensidade iguais à média tritonal ou pior em 5 dB e b evidenciou-se diferença entre os resultados obtidos com material gravado e a viva voz, o que demonstra a importância da utilização de testes gravados para determinação dos limiares auditivos na logoaudiometria.PURPOSE: to compare the results of the test referred to as voice detection lower thresholds, using a previously-recorded list of trisyllabic words and in live voice in individuals with flat configuration audiogram. METHODS: 60 subjects (120 ears took part in the study, each with an audiometric exam within normal patterns and tonal audiometry at a flat configuration, without auditory incidents, in the age group going from 20 to 30. The test was given with a live voice and with recorded material, in an acoustically-managed booth, by means of an AC40

  9. [Cardiovascular biomaterials].

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    Loisance, D

    1995-03-01

    Hemocompatible biomaterials, i.e. materials to be used in a biological environment, are of various origins (biological, synthetic). The great variety of physical and chemical characteristics has allowed design of various prosthesis and artificial organs. Use of biomaterials and artificial organs has made possible the development of substitutive therapies, a growing component of medical care. None of the biomaterials presently used is ideal. Everyone of them is responsible for a local and general reaction: foreign body reaction, coagulation, whole body inflammatory response. For years, these reactions have been poorly understood and development was of a very empirical nature. Progress in cellular and molecular biology permits today a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in these reactions. Use of biomaterials is facing to day a difficult problem; liability concerns threaten further developments and leads to market withdrawal of major basic materials.

  10. Modelos experimentales de enfermedad cardiovascular Experimental models of cardiovascular disease

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    A. Gil Hernández

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo describe los modelos experimentales de utilidad clínica en el estudio de las enfermedades cardiovasculares y hace énfasis en los modelos usados para determinar los mecanismos fisiopatológicos de la aterosclerosis, así como para evaluar los efectos de productos nutricionales y farmacológicos sobre el desarrollo de este proceso inflamatorio complejo común a muchas enfermedades cardiovasculares. Se revisan los modelos animales en los que se puede inducir aterosclerosis por cambios en la composición de la dieta y los modelos animales en los que la alteración de uno o más genes (animales knock-out y knock-in, o la incorporación de genes foráneos de otras especies, da lugar a la aparición de hiperlipidemia con riesgo asociado de aparición de enfermedad cardiovascular temprana. Por otra parte, se consideran algunas de las líneas celulares más utilizadas en el estudio de los mecanismos moleculares de la aterogénesis y de evaluación de sustancias con interés nutricional o farmacológico.The present work describes clinically useful experimental models for the study of cardiovascular disease and emphasites the models used to determine the pathophysiologic mechanisms of atherosclerosis, as well as to evaluate the effects of nutritional and pharmacological products on the development of this complex inflammatory process present in many cardiovascular diseases. Animal models in which ahterosclerosis may be induced by dietary changes are reviewed, as well as those in which modification in one or more genes (knock-out and knock-in animals, or the incorporation of foreign genes from other species lead to early cardiovascular disease. On the other hand, some of the cell lines most frequently used in studying molecular mechanisms of atherosclerosis and assessment of substances with nutritional or pharmacological interest are considered.

  11. La protección del comprador por falta de conformidad material en la compraventa internacional de mercaderías

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    Jorge Oviedo Albán

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la falta de conformidad en la compraventa a partir de su regulación en la Convención de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Contratos de Compraventa Internacional de Mercaderías, en la que la entrega de cosas de parte del vendedor al comprador por defectos de cantidad, calidad y tipo, constituye un supuesto de incumplimiento contractual, a partir del cual le aplica el sistema unificado de remedios. Este sistema ha sido adoptado por instrumentos modernos de derecho contractual en sustitución del régimen de saneamiento por vicios ocultos, que ha sido adoptado tradicionalmente por los códigos de la tradición del derecho civil.

  12. La protección del comprador por falta de conformidad material en la compraventa internacional de mercaderías

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    Jorge Oviedo Albán

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    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la falta de conformidad en la compraventa a partir de su regulación en la Convención de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Contratos de Compraventa Internacional de Mercaderías, en la que la entrega de cosas de parte del vendedor al comprador por defectos de cantidad, calidad y tipo, constituye un supuesto de incumplimiento contractual, a partir del cual le aplica el sistema unificado de remedios. Este sistema ha sido adoptado por instrumentos modernos de derecho contractual en sustitución del régimen de saneamiento por vicios ocultos, que ha sido adoptado tradicionalmente por los códigos de la tradición del derecho civil.

  13. Loss of residual monomer from resilient lining materials processed by different methods = Perda de monômero residual de reembasadores resilientes processados por diferentes métodos

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    León, Blanca Liliana Torres

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Avaliar o monômero residual liberado de materiais resilientes para reembasamento polimerizados por diferentes métodos. Metodologia: Dois materiais foram testados: Ever-Soft polymerizado por banho quente de água ou por energia de microondas, e Light Liner polimerizado quimicamente e por luz visível (polimerização dual. O monômero residual liberado foi mensurado em 12 espécimes (40x10x0,3mm fabricados com cada material e método de polimerização. Os espécimes foram armazenados em água destilada por 168 horas a 37ºC, e analisados diariamente por espectrometria ultravioleta (Light Liner: 204nm, Ever-Soft: 206nm. Os dados foram analisados por ANOVA de fator único e teste de Bonferroni (a=0,05. O monômero residual liberado em relação ao tempo foi determinado por análise de regressão polinomial. Resultados: O monômero residual liberado em 168 horas do teste (µg/cm2 em espécimes polimerizados por banho de água quente (0,27±0,01µg/cm2 foi significativamente maior (P < 0,05 que em espécimes processados por energia de microondas (0,25±0,02µg/cm2. Ever-Soft mostrou uma redução na liberação de monomer residual com o tempo, tendendo a se estabilizar em 96 horas. Light Liner continuou a liberar monômero com o tempo. Conclusão: Ever-Soft pode ser polimerizado por energia de microondas. Os valores de monômero residual liberado foram baixos, e os níveis de monômero diminuíram com o tempo

  14. por valores

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    Jazmín Díaz-Barrios

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La era actual se caracteriza por una búsqueda de la identidad del hombre, donde el pivote del cambio organizacional es el individuo; cambiar en este entorno depende, en gran medida, de los valores que imperen en la cultura de la organización. Este trabajo documental intenta identificar aquellos valores, condición sine-qua-non, para el logro de los objetivos de cambio y analizarlos a fin de determinar sus indicadores, con el objeto de presentar una herramienta a las organizaciones que les facilite adaptarse a los nuevos tiempos. Se encontró que los valores: Delegación, Comunicación, Colaboración, Participación y Aprendizaje, son esenciales en los cambios integrales de esta era. Se determinaron 20 indicadores de su presencia. Se concluye que con esta información cada ente puede elaborar instrumentos que le permitan saber si los valores requeridos están presentes y en caso contrario tomar decisiones que alineen a la organización alrededor de los valores humanistas planteados, incrementando así las posibilidades de éxito en el proceso de cambio y por ende, las posibilidades de supervivencia en esta nueva época.

  15. Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

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    ... Disease Venous Thromboembolism Aortic Aneurysm More Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes Updated:Nov 4,2016 The following statistics speak ... disease. This content was last reviewed August 2015. Diabetes • Home • About Diabetes • Why Diabetes Matters Introduction Cardiovascular ...

  16. Cardiovascular manifestations of phaeochromocytoma

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    Prejbisz, A.; Lenders, J.W.M.; Eisenhofer, G.; Januszewicz, A.

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    Clinical expression of phaeochromocytoma may involve numerous cardiovascular manifestations, but usually presents as sustained or paroxysmal hypertension associated with other signs and symptoms of catecholamine excess. Most of the life-threatening cardiovascular manifestations of phaeochromocytoma,

  17. Understanding cardiovascular disease

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000759.htm Understanding cardiovascular disease To use the sharing features on this page, ... lead to heart attack or stroke. Types of Cardiovascular Disease Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common ...

  18. APOE Genotyping, Cardiovascular Disease

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    ... Home Visit Global Sites Search Help? APOE Genotyping, Cardiovascular Disease Share this page: Was this page helpful? Also ... of choice to decrease the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) . However, there is a wide variability in ...

  19. Simulación Numérica de la Propagación de una Fisura en un Material Degradado por efecto de la Fragilización por Hidrógeno Numerical Simulation of Crack Propagation in a Degraded Material under Hydrogen Embrittlement Effects

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    Jorge A Palma

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    Full Text Available Se presenta una formulación numérica basada en una combinación de la mecánica de la fractura y de la mecánica del daño continuo para tratar el problema de la propagación de una fisura en régimen elástico, bajo el efecto de una acción mecánica definida por una carga estática aplicada en el modo de fractura I y de una acción ambiental caracterizada por la difusión de hidrógeno a través de la estructura cristalina del material. Las ecuaciones que describen la evolución de las variables en la punta de la fisura forman un sistema no lineal de ecuaciones diferenciales ordinarias que es resuelto con el método de Runge-Kutta de 4º orden. Los resultados obtenidos muestran la influencia del hidrógeno en la disminución del tiempo de inicio y propagación de fisuras, lo que es consistente con las observaciones macroscópicas del fenómeno de fragilización por hidrógeno.A numeric formulation is presented based on a combination of fracture mechanics and continuum damage mechanics to treat the problem of the crack propagation in elastic regime, under the effect of a mechanical action defined by a static load applied in the tensile mode and of an environmental action characterized by hydrogen diffusion into the lattice. The equations that describe the evolution of the variables at the crack tip form a non-linear system of ordinary differential equations that is solved using the 4th order Runge-Kutta method. The results show the influence of hydrogen on the decrease of the time at which cracks starts and propagates, which is consistent with macroscopic observations of the hydrogen embrittlement phenomenon.

  20. Cardiovascular comorbiditiy in psoriasis

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    The chronic inflammatory nature of psoriasis is also thought to predispose patients to other diseases with an inflammatory component, the most notable being cardiovascular and metabolic (cardiometabolite) disorders. This concept is supported by studies showing that psoriasis is associated with cardiovascular risk factors like diabetes, obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, smoking and diseases including MI. Given the increased prevalence of cardiovascular co morbidities in patients, dermatolog...

  1. EFECTOS DE LA CONTAMINACIÓN ATMOSFÉRICA POR MATERIAL PARTICULADO EN LAS ENFERMEDADES RESPIRATORIAS AGUDAS EN MENORES DE 5 AÑOS

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    Barrios Casas,Sara; Peña-Cortés,Fernando; Osses Bustingorry,Sonia

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    La contaminación atmosférica constituye uno de los principales problemas ambientales de Chile centro sur y sus efectos en la salud se reconocen parcialmente. Esta investigación identifica el perfil de consulta por enfermedades respiratorias en los niños menores de 5 años y correlaciona los fenómenos críticos de contaminación atmosférica con las consultas por Infecciones Respiratorias Agudas (IRA) en dos centros de salud de la ciudad de Temuco. Para ello se realizó un estudio descriptivo corre...

  2. Efeitos sedativos e cardiovasculares do midazolam e do diazepam, associados ou não a clonidina, em pacientes submetidos a estudos hemodinâmicos por suspeita de doença arterial coronariana Sedative and cardiovascular effects of midazolam and diazepam alone or combined with clonidine in patients undergoing hemodynamic studies for suspected coronary artery disease

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    Jedson dos Santos Nascimento

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A sedação durante a cineangiocoronariografia tem sido pouco estudada e saber qual é a melhor droga para sedar esses pacientes é um questionamento importante. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a qualidade da sedação e os efeitos sobre a freqüência cardíaca (FC e a pressão arterial (PA do midazolam e do diazepam, associados ou não a clonidina, em pacientes com suspeita de doença coronariana. MÉTODOS: Foi desenvolvido ensaio clínico prospectivo, duplo-cego, randomizado, controlado, com 160 pacientes divididos em cinco grupos de 32 pacientes cada, de acordo com o fármaco utilizado: grupo C (clonidina 0,5 µg/kg; grupo M (midazolam 40 µg/kg; grupo MC (associação de midazolam 40 µg/kg e clonidina 0,5 µg/kg; grupo D (diazepam 40 µg.kg; e grupo DC (associação de diazepam 40 µg/kg e clonidina 0,5 µg/kg. A sedação foi avaliada com base na escala de Ramsay e no consumo de meperidina 0,04 mg.kg-1. A PA invasiva, a FC e o escore de sedação foram analisados a cada cinco minutos em quatro diferentes momentos. RESULTADOS: Os pacientes que utilizaram midazolam apresentaram maiores escores de sedação e variação da FC e da PA (p 0,05. CONCLUSÃO: O midazolam foi associado a maior efeito sedativo e cardiovascular enquanto o diazepam causou menor efeito sedativo e cardiovascular. A clonidina e o diazepam tiveram efeitos semelhantes na PA, na FC e na sedação.BACKGROUND: Sedation during coronary angiography has been rarely studied, and it is important to know which drug is the best to sedate these patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality of sedation and the effects of midazolam and diazepam alone or combined with clonidine on the heart rate (HR and blood pressure (BP of patients with suspected coronary artery disease. METHODS: This is a controlled, randomized, double-blind, prospective clinical study of 160 patients divided into five groups of 32 patients each, according to the drug used: group C (clonidine 0.5 µg/kg; group M

  3. Adult Student Retention and Achievement with Language-Based Modular Materials. POR FIN: Program Organizing Related Family Instruction in the Neighborhood.

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    The goal of the POR FIN research design was to develop a language-based curriculum emphasizing the audiolingual approach and integrating academic and social-functioning subject matter. The modular curriculum is designed so that each lesson is independent and complete in itself, and provides a high degree of motivation, retention, and achievement…

  4. Enfermedad cardiovascular en Costa Rica

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    Lizzie M. Castillo S

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available En Costa Rica la enfermedad cardiovascular cobra en promedio 6 vidas por día, lo cual representa un aumento escalonado en los últimos años, debido en su mayoría a cambios en el estilo de vida del costarricense. Además, llama la atención, que factores de riesgo para enfermedad cardiovascular como son el fumado, obesidad infantil, alcoholismo, diabetes, dislipidemia e hipertensión han mostrado un incremento en su incidencia. Por lo tanto,se pretende realizar una revisión de los programas de detección y de atención temprana a nivel institucional, en lo que respecta a la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social como ente responsable de llevar a cabo los mismos. El adecuado conocimiento y uso de los programas pretende una disminución en la morbimortalidad de la misma,y su aplicación se hace obligatoria para el manejo de pacientes en atención primaria.

  5. REACTIVIDAD CARDIOVASCULAR Y FACTORES DE RIESGOS CARDIOVASCULARES EN INDIVIDUOS NORMOTENSOS MENORES DE 40 AÑOS

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    Mikhail Benet Rodríguez

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Se ha observado que la hiperreactividad cardiovascular está asociada a factores de riesgo cardiovasculares en la población general. El objetivo de este trabajo es conocer si estos factores también se asocian en la población de individuos con menos de 40 años, ya que podría ser importante para modificar estilos de vida e intervenir en la prevención de las enfermedades cardiovasculares. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio comparativo representativo con una muestra de 249 individuos normotensos de ambos sexos entre 18 y 40 años de edad. Se formaron dos grupos a partir de los resultados de la prueba del peso sostenido (PPS, basada en la aplicación de un ejercicio isométrico para producir reactividad cardiovascular. Uno de los grupos estuvo formado por sujetos hiperreactivos cardiovasculares (n=62, con valores de presión arterial (TA 90/140 mmHg después de la prueba del peso sostenido, y el otro, estuvo formado por sujetos normorreactivos cardiovasculares (n=187, con valores de TA < 90/140 mmHg. Mediante un modelo de regresión logística se determinó la asociación entre la edad, sexo, historia familiar de hipertensión arterial (HF de HTA, actividad física (AcF, consumo de cigarros (CC, ingestión de bebidas alcohólicas (IBA, consumo de sal (CS y la raza con el estado de hiperreactividad cardiovascular. Resultados: El riesgo de los individuos con historia familiar de hipertensión arterial de tener hiperreactivad cardiovascular fue 2 veces mayor (OR=2,88 IC 95%: 1,54-5,36. Por cada año de edad el riesgo de hiperreactividad aumentó en 1,08 veces y llegó hasta 1,14 veces. Por otro lado, el índice de masa corporal mostró una relación significativa independiente con el estado de hiperreactividad vascular (OR=1,11 IC 95%: 1,01-1,21. El resto de las variables estudiadas no mostraron asociación con el estado de hiperreactividad cardiovascular. Conclusiones: Los individuos normotensos entre 18 y 40 años de edad tienen un

  6. DIETA Y PREVENCIÓN SECUNDARIA DE LA ENFERMEDAD CARDIOVASCULAR Diet and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease

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    Luis Alberto Ángel Arango

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. La evidencia de los efectos de la dieta como estrategia de manejo de los factores de riesgo cardiovascular en la prevención primaria es muy abundante y abarca todo tipo de situaciones y complicaciones, e incluye toda una gama de estudios desde casos y controles, cohortes retrospectivas, prospectivas y ensayos clínicos aleatorios controlados. Objetivos. Establecer la evidencia a partir de estudios recientes y de guías revisadas y actualizadas de práctica clínica acerca de la prevención secundaria de la enfermedad cardiovascular mediante el manejo dietario. Material y métodos. La búsqueda se realizó por medios electrónicos en las bases de datos con las palabras “secondary prevention”, conexiones “Heart” y “cardiovascular risk”. Se aceptaron únicamente los estudios cuyo objetivo principal fue la reducción de nuevos eventos cardiovasculares. Resultados. La dieta de tipo mediterráneo mostró menores tasas de mortalidad global y de causa cardíaca. La dieta reductora de colesterol redujo la tasa de reinfartos y de aparición de angina, así como el infarto recurrente asociado al consumo del ácido graso 18:omega-3 (niveles de evidencia y recomendación: B-IIa. El pescado rico en grasa incrementó el riesgo de muerte y la muerte súbita por causa cardíaca en los sujetos con angina y favoreció la recurrencia de arritmias ventriculares (B-III. Los ácidos grasos omega-3 de pescado y vegetal no reducen los eventos cardiovasculares mayores en pacientes con terapia farmacológica adecuada antihipertensiva, antitrombótica y dislipidemia (B-III. Conclusiones. Las dietas de tipo mediterráneo y reductora del colesterol ricas en ácidos grasos omega-3 probablemente tienen un efecto favorable en la prevención cardiovascular secundaria (B-IIa, este efecto desaparece si se asocia con tratamiento farmacológico de los factores cardiovasculares de riesgo (B-III. Los ácidos grasos omega-3 probablemente incrementan la

  7. CARACTERIZAÇÃO DE MATERIAL LATERÍTICO DO PLANALTO E CHAPADA DOS GUIMARÃES – MT POR EDX, XRD E ESPECTROSCOPIA MÖSSBAUER

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    Rogério Junqueira Prado

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    Full Text Available Uma grande parcela da superfície da terra, particularmente nas regiões tropicais, é recoberta por formações lateríticas de espessura variável. O estudo destas formações tem grande interesse para diversas áreas do conhecimento, tais como Geologia, Engenharia, Astronomia, entre outros. Especificamente, o estudo de formações lateríticas pode contribuir para a compreensão da evolução geomorfológica e pedológica local/regional. Neste trabalho, formas lateríticas ferruginosas presentes no município de Chapada dos Guimarães e Campo Verde - Mato Grosso, Brasil - foram caracterizadas por difração de raios X (XRD, fluorescência de raios X por dispersão em energia (EDX e espectroscopia Mössbauer, a fim de obter informações sobre suas características químicas e da estrutura cristalina, bem como relacioná-las com as condições de gênese e evolução em termos geomorfológicos.

  8. Caracterización de microorganismos involucrados en la descomposición de material vegetal consumido por Oso Andino Tremarctos ornatus (Ursidae

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    Pinzón María Alejandra

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Se establecieron bases para un método de datación de hojas consumidas por Tremarctos ornatus al establecer presencia o ausencia de microorganismos en restos vegetales de Tillandsia spp., recogidos en campo y que corresponden a diferentes etapas de descomposición. Las muestras (2 cm a la base de la hoja consumida por el animal, fueron posteriormente procesadas en el laboratorio y se realizó la caracterización y determinación de los microorganismos presentes. Los morfotipos bacterianos predominantes fueron los cocobacilos y bacilos Gram (-, los primeros se encontraron en todas las edades de descomposición y los segundos solo en las muestras
    menores a seis meses. Cocobacilos Gram (+ solo aparecieron en hojas entre uno y tres meses y los bacilos Gram (+ exclusivamente en hojas de menos de un mes. Cocos y diplococos se presentaron únicamente en la muestra de hoja de cinco y seis meses en descomposición. Se encontraron cuatro morfotipos de hongos, de los cuales se identificaron Mucor spp. y Thricoderma spp. Los otros dos morfotipos no fueron identificados. Thricoderma spp. se encuentra asociado a por lo menos un hongo más.

  9. Exposição ocupacional por material biológico no Hospital Santa Casa de Pelotas - 2004 a 2008 La exposición ocupacional a material biológico en el Hospital Santa Casa de Pelotas - 2004 a 2008 Occupational exposure to biological material at the Hospital Santa Casa de Pelotas - 2004 to 2008

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    A pesquisa trata de exposições ocupacionais por material biológico a que foram submetidos os profissionais de saúde, no Hospital Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Pelotas, no período de janeiro de 2004 a junho de 2008. Trata-se de um estudo transversal, descritivo, com abordagem quantitativa. Utilizou-se como instrumento de pesquisa um questionário elaborado com base na ficha de notificação de acidente de trabalho da referida instituição. Os dados foram digitados e analisados no programa Epi-info...

  10. Osteoporosis y enfermedad cardiovascular

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    Sarahí Mendoza

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Las enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV y la osteoporosis son causas frecuentes de morbilidad en la población adulta, cuya frecuencia aumenta con la edad, por lo que al aumentar la expectativa de vida, constituyen importantes problemas de salud. El riesgo a padecer ambas patologías depende de factores de riesgo, y la prevención consiste en controlar los modificables. Las ECV y la osteoporosis presentan factores etiológicos comunes que involucran la biosíntesis del colesterol y la oxidación lipídica, cuya dilucidación representa una línea priorizada de investigación. El crecimiento y mantenimiento del esqueleto depende del equilibrio entre la formación y la resorción ósea a través de los procesos de modelado y remodelado óseo, controlados por células óseas (osteoblastos -OB-, osteoclastos -OC- y osteocitos, los OB son responsables de la formación ósea, los OC de la resorción ósea y los osteocitos de la red mecano sensorial. Entre los nexos de las ECV y la osteoporosis se encuentra el papel de la vía del mevalonato en la síntesis de colesterol y en la activación de OC, y el papel de los lípidos oxidados en el desarrollo de la aterosclerosis y en la transformación de las células precursoras de OB en adipocitos, disminuyendo la formación de OB activos y favoreciendo la osteoporosis. Ello justifica que sustancias hipolipemiantes y antioxidantes puedan ejercer efectos protectores sobre el hueso, y que la búsqueda de sustancias que actúen sobre ambos blancos sea un aspecto de interés en la prevención o el manejo de estas enfermedades.

  11. ACCIDENTES CON EXPOSICIÓN A MATERIAL BIOLÓGICO CONTAMINADO POR VIH EN TRABAJADORES DE UN HOSPITAL DE TERCER NIVEL DE MADRID (1986-2001)

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    Fundamento: La contaminación por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH) es un riesgo ocupacional para los profesionales sanitarios accidentados contaminados con sangre positiva al VIH. El objetivo de nuestro estudio es describir las características de los accidentes registrados durante dieciséis años en un hospital general con sangre o fluidos biológicos procedentes de pacientes VIH positivos, determinar las tasas de exposición accidental en las diferentes categorí...

  12. Qualitative analysis by X ray fluorescence of impurities in materials used as air filters; Analisis cualitativo por fluorescencia de rayos X de impurezas en materiales utilizados como filtros de aire

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    Lartigue G, J; Munoz M, G; Navarrete T, M [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

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    A qualitative analysis of impurities in 5 materials commonly used as air filters was performed with 2 aims: to compare them, in regard to their impurities and to set a methodology to identify spectroscopically, in a short time (1000 seconds), those impurities in order to subtract the blanks signal from that one generated by the collected sample. Some papers on air filters impurities (cellulose, polycarbonate and glass fiber) were found in literature. In one case, the analysis was performed by energy-dispersive X ray fluorescence, tube generated method. In this work it was employed the same method but a radioisotope (Cd-109) was used as primary source. This was applied to 2 of the above mentioned materials as well as to nylon, teflon and quartz. The glass fiber filter had the highest impurity level: Ca, Ba, Pb, Zn, Sr, Rb, and Fe (0.5 {mu}gFe/cm{sup 2}, measured by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy). The teflon filter had the lowest impurity level. The developed procedure is fast, precise and reproducible and it may be applied also to wastewaters filters. [Spanish] Se realizo el analisis cualitativo de impurezas en cinco materiales comunmente utilizados como filtros de aire, con dos propositos: compararlos en base a sus impurezas y establecer una metodologia que permitiera, en muy corto tiempo (1000 segundos), identificar espectroscopicamente las impurezas a fin de restar la senal del blanco de aquella que genera eventualmente la muestra. En la bibliografia se encontraron algunas publicaciones acerca de impurezas en filtros de aire (celulosa, pollicarbonato y fibra de vidrio), determinadas principalmente por Absorcion Atomica. En un caso, tal determinacion se realizo por Fluorescencia de Rayos X generados en tubo de descargas y detectados por dispersion de energia. En este trabajo se empleo el mismo metodo de Fluorescencia de Rayos X detectados por dispersion de energia pero generados por un radioisotopo (Cd-109) y se aplico a dos de los tres materiales antes

  13. Factores de riesgo cardiovascular en estudiantes universitarios chilenos Cardiovascular risk factors in Chilean university students

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    María Teresa Chiang-Salgado

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar la prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular en universitarios asintomáticos de ambos sexos, de entre 18 y 25 años de edad. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: La muestra quedó integrada por 1 301 estudiantes. En una submuestra de 293 sujetos se midieron lípidos séricos, con un analizador químico Hitachi 717. La obesidad se estimó considerando el índice de masa corporal (IMC; el antecedente familiar de infarto, así como el consumo de cigarrillos y el nivel de actividad física se determinaron mediante un cuestionario de autoevaluación. Se construyeron tablas de contingencia para estudiar asociaciones entre factores de riesgo lipídicos y no lipídicos, usando la prueba ji² de Pearson. Se realizó un análisis de regresión múltiple para determinar la relación de cada una de las variables lipídicas (colesterol total, colesterol-lipoproteína de baja densidad, colesterol-lipoproteína de alta densidad y triglicéridos, así como de las no lipídicas (edad, peso, estatura, IMC, sexo, presión arterial, conducta sedentaria y antecedente familiar de infarto precoz. RESULTADOS: Se encontraron niveles de riesgo lipídico en 29.2% de los casos para colesterol total, en 16.2% para lipoproteína de baja densidad y en 5% para lipoproteína de alta densidad. Entre los factores de riesgo no lipídicos más prevalentes, estaban el consumo de cigarrillos, con 46.1%, y el sedentarismo, que alcanzó 60.8%. La obesidad, la hipertensión arterial y el antecedente familiar alcanzaron 1.9, 4.6 y 11%, respectivamente. Se observó una asociación entre el perfil lipídico de riesgo, la obesidad, la conducta fumadora y el antecedente familiar. CONCLUSIONES: Los resultados mostraron una alta prevalencia de sedentarismo y conducta fumadora, asociada a un perfil lipídico de riesgo. Se deduce la necesidad imperiosa de diseñar programas de intervención con el fin de modificar el estilo de vida y prevenir la posible presencia de enfermedades

  14. PRODUÇÃO DE MATERIAL INSTRUCIONAL PARA O ENSINO DA RADIOLOGIA POR MEIO DA DIGITALIZAÇÃO DE IMAGENS

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    Geraldeli Flávio E.

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    Full Text Available Criou-se um banco de dados usando a digitalização de imagens radiográficas para salvá-las da deterioração do tempo e, também, tornar mais ágil sua manipulação pelos profissionais que as utilizam. Foi criado um banco de dados que torna possível o armazenamento dos dados clínicos de cada paciente e, vinculadas a esses dados, suas respectivas imagens digitalizadas, com o propósito de ensino e pesquisa. Os elementos que compõem o banco de dados foram determinados por meio de pesquisa feita com os professores do Departamento de Radiologia da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Conseguiu-se elaborar um sistema que contém dados e imagens, de baixo custo e de fácil manipulação por parte dos usuários.

  15. Identificación del coeficiente de elasticidad de Young de un material, por medio de correlación digital de imágenes

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    Castro Quintana, Juan Mario

    2013-01-01

    Una alternativa para determinar las propiedades mecánicas de un material es llevando a cabo experimentos basados en técnicas ópticas y procesamiento de imágenes, las cuales tienen la ventaja de no destruir el material en estudio y no ser invasivo. En este trabajo usaremos la Correlación Digital de Imágenes (CDI) para obtener sin contacto, las medidas de desplazamiento y deformación de un material. Proporcionadas estas medidas, planteamos un problema de identificación de parámetros que es resu...

  16. Thermoluminescence induced by X-rays in silica materials with metallic impurities; Termoluminiscencia inducida por los rayos X en materiales de silice con impurezas metalicas

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    Mendoza A, D.; Gonzalez M, P.; Espinosa P, M. [Instituto nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, A.P. 18-1027, Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Salas, P.; Castano, V.M. [Instituto de Fisica, UNAM, Laboratorio Juriquilla, A.P. 1-1010, C.P. 76001, Queretaro (Mexico)

    1999-07-01

    Diverse materials of silica with Fe, Cu, Mg, and Mn impurities were synthesized by the sol-gel method, using tetraethyl orthosilicate as precursor. The materials obtained were subjected to thermal treatment at 500, 700 and 1000 Centigrade also they were irradiated with X-ray generated by a X-ray diffractometer which is installed in the ININ. The thermoluminescent signal was analysed and correlated with the type of impurities that are present in the material and with the grade of crystallinity produced by the thermal treatment in them. In according to the results obtained these materials show a thermoluminescent signal which is influenced by the crystallinity grade. It was analysed the behavior of the response for different doses, with the purpose of utilizing them to quantify very intense fields of radiation. (Author)

  17. Lifestyle in Cardiovascular Disease

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    2015-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract__ Globally, the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is still increasing. However, in recent decades, better treatment modalities have led to less cardiovascular related deaths. After years of research, we now generally accept that lifestyle factors are the most importa

  18. Triglycerides and cardiovascular disease

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    Nordestgaard, Børge G; Varbo, Anette

    2014-01-01

    cholesterol might not cause cardiovascular disease as originally thought has now generated renewed interest in raised concentrations of triglycerides. This renewed interest has also been driven by epidemiological and genetic evidence supporting raised triglycerides, remnant cholesterol, or triglyceride......-rich lipoproteins as an additional cause of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality. Triglycerides can be measured in the non-fasting or fasting states, with concentrations of 2-10 mmol/L conferring increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and concentrations greater than 10 mmol/L conferring increased risk...... of acute pancreatitis and possibly cardiovascular disease. Although randomised trials showing cardiovascular benefit of triglyceride reduction are scarce, new triglyceride-lowering drugs are being developed, and large-scale trials have been initiated that will hopefully provide conclusive evidence...

  19. TERPENOS COM APLICAÇÃO CARDIOVASCULAR TERPENE WITH CARDIOVASCULAR APLICATION

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    Souza, Américo Azevedo de; Universidade Federal de Sergipe; Rodrigues, Sheyla Alves; IFS; Menezes Filho, José Evaldo Rodrigues de; Universidade Federal de Sergipe; Vasconcelos, Carla Maria Lins de; Universidade Federal de Sergipe; Serafini, Mairim Russo; Universidade Federal de Sergipe; Quintan Junior, Lucindo José; Universidade Federal de Sergipe; Estevam, Charles dos Santos; Universidade Federal de Sergipe

    2015-01-01

    O uso de plantas medicinais como alternativa terapêutica é tão antigo quanto a própria existência humana. Desta maneira, a procura por moléculas com efetividade para aplicações cardiovasculares é uma alternativa para as pesquisas farmacológicas. Nesta gama de moléculas estão inseridos os terpenos, constituintes de óleos essenciais que estão contidos em todos os órgãos das plantas e que apresentam diversas aplicações farmacológicas, inclusive propriedades cardiovasculares. Assim, o objetivo de...

  20. Úlceras por pressão: perceção dos familiares acerca do impacto emocional e custos intangíveis Las úlceras por presión: percepciones de los familiares a cerca del impacto emocional y los costos intangibles Pressure ulcers: relatives’ perceptions of emotional impact and non-material costs

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    Sandra Martins Pereira

    2012-07-01

    sufrimiento asociado a las úlceras por presión y a los costes tangibles e intangibles que están asociados. Las principales conclusiones destacan que el sufrimiento asociado con las úlceras por presión forma parte de un contexto global de la vida y de la enfermedad vivido por los pacientes, con altos costes para estos y para sus familias. Ya que los enfermeros son los profesionales de salud que proporcionan un acompañamiento más regular y con más intimidad a dichos pacientes y familias, debemos enfatizar la importancia que estos profesionales pueden asumir para afrontar y ayudar a superar el sufrimiento que la experiencia de esta situación conlleva.Pressure ulcers are a problem with great relevance for patients who suffer from them and for their relatives. The emotional impact of pressure ulcers is increased by the associated material and non-material costs. Therefore, the aim of this study was to understand the emotional impact of pressure ulcers for patients and families, and also to determine their non-material costs. A qualitative study was developed within a phenomenological approach; content analysis allowed us to identify emotions and feelings, needs, support resources and perceived care provided by nurses. The results highlight the relevance of suffering due to pressure ulcers and their impact on material and non-material costs. The main conclusions underline that suffering related to pressure ulcers needs to be seen against a more global framework of life and disease, with relevant costs both for the patient and for their relatives. In addition, considering that nurses are the health professionals with and the closest contact with both patients and families, the results emphasize the contribution that nurses can give in order to address and help patients and relatives to overcome the suffering that this kind of situation and human experience entails.

  1. Evaluation by instrumented indentation of the damage caused by gamma radiation on polymeric materials; Avaliacao por indentacao instrumentada dos danos causados pela radiacao gama em materiais polimericos

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    Rosa, M.P.; Azevedo, E.C.; Miquelin, C.A.; Soboll, D.S., E-mail: helunica@yahoo.com.b [Universidade Tecnologica Federal do Parana (DAFIS/UTFPR), Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Dept. Academico de Fisica

    2010-07-01

    Several materials with densities close to water are used as phantoms in dosimetry. Such materials are damaged because they are exposed to radiation, the surface layers suffer the largest changes. This damage can be assessed by instrumented indentation. This paper investigates the variations in hardness and elastic modulus of samples of polymethyl-methacrylate, polyvinyl chloride, polyacetal and polypropylene before and after being irradiated with gamma radiation dose 500 Gy, using a Nanoindeter XP, with applied loads between 1 mN and 400 mN. The results are discussed correlating the variations in the mechanical properties of polymers with their applications. (author)

  2. Pseudoexfoliation syndrome and cardiovascular diseases

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    Georgios; K; Andrikopoulos; Dimitrios; K; Alexopoulos; Sotirios; P; Gartaganis

    2014-01-01

    Pseudoexfoliation(PEX) syndrome is a well-recognized late-onset disease caused by a generalized fibrillopathy. It is linked to a broad spectrum of ocular complications including glaucoma and perioperative problems during cataract surgery. Apart from the long-known intraocular manifestations, PEX deposits have been found in a variety of extraocular locations and they appear to represent a systemic process associated with increased cardiovascular and cerebrovascular morbidity. However, as published results are inconsistent, the clinical significance of the extraocular PEX deposits remains controversial. Identification of PEX deposits in the heart and the vessel wall, epidemiologic studies, as well as, similarities in pathogenetic mechanisms have led to the hypothesis of a possible relation between fibrillar material and cardiovascular disease. Recent studies suggest that PEX syndrome is frequently linked to impaired heart and blood vessels function. Systemic and ocular blood flow changes, altered parasympathetic vascular control and baroreflex sensitivity, increased vascular resistance and decreased blood flow velocity, arterial endothelial dysfunction, high levels of plasma homocysteine and arterial hypertension have all been demonstrated in PEX subjects. Common features in the pathogenesis of both atherosclerosis and PEX, like oxidative stress and inflammation and a possible higher frequency of abdominal aorta aneurysm in PEX patients, could imply that these grey-white deposits and cardiovascular disorders are related or reflect different manifestations of the same process.

  3. Introduction: Cardiovascular physics.

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    Wessel, Niels; Kurths, Jürgen; Ditto, William; Bauernschmitt, Robert

    2007-03-01

    The number of patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases increases unproportionally high with the increase of the human population and aging, leading to very high expenses in the public health system. Therefore, the challenge of cardiovascular physics is to develop high-sophisticated methods which are able to, on the one hand, supplement and replace expensive medical devices and, on the other hand, improve the medical diagnostics with decreasing the patient's risk. Cardiovascular physics-which interconnects medicine, physics, biology, engineering, and mathematics-is based on interdisciplinary collaboration of specialists from the above scientific fields and attempts to gain deeper insights into pathophysiology and treatment options. This paper summarizes advances in cardiovascular physics with emphasis on a workshop held in Bad Honnef, Germany, in May 2005. The meeting attracted an interdisciplinary audience and led to a number of papers covering the main research fields of cardiovascular physics, including data analysis, modeling, and medical application. The variety of problems addressed by this issue underlines the complexity of the cardiovascular system. It could be demonstrated in this Focus Issue, that data analyses and modeling methods from cardiovascular physics have the ability to lead to significant improvements in different medical fields. Consequently, this Focus Issue of Chaos is a status report that may invite all interested readers to join the community and find competent discussion and cooperation partners.

  4. Modelación por el Método de los Elementos Finitos del proceso de infiltración de líquido en material poroso.

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    J. García de la Figal Costales

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Se modela el proceso de infiltración de un liquido en un medio sólido poroso, asumiendo un cierto patrón de los poros (tamaño, forma, % de porosidad, distribución. Se tienen en cuenta las propiedades del líquido, incluidas las propiedades de tensión superficial de su superficie libre. El material poroso es hidroxiapatita, semejante al tejido trabecular de los huesos.Todo se resuelve empleando el Método de los Elementos Finitos.The infiltration process of a liquid in a solid porous medium is modeled, assuming a certain pattern of the pores (size, forms,porosity%, distribution. The liquid properties, included the properties of superficial tension of their free surface, are considered. The porous material is hidroxiapatita, similar to trabecular tissue of bones. Everything is solved using the Finite Elements Method (FEM.

  5. Cardiovascular comorbiditiy in psoriasis

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    Gurcharan Singh

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The chronic inflammatory nature of psoriasis is also thought to predispose patients to other diseases with an inflammatory component, the most notable being cardiovascular and metabolic (cardiometabolite disorders. This concept is supported by studies showing that psoriasis is associated with cardiovascular risk factors like diabetes, obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, smoking and diseases including MI. Given the increased prevalence of cardiovascular co morbidities in patients, dermatologists treating psoriasis need to approach the disease as a potentially multisystem disorder and must alert these patients to the potentially negative effects of their disease.

  6. Urocortin and cardiovascular protection

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    Yu HUANG; Xiao-qiang YAO; Chi-wai LAU; Yau-chi CHAN; Suk-ying TSANG; Franky Leung CHAN

    2004-01-01

    Urocortin and other hypothalamus corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) polypeptides play biologically diverse roles in the stress, cardiovascular and inflammatory responses by acting on central and peripheral CRF receptors.Urocortin shows a significantly high sequence homology to CRF, and the concurrent expression of type-2 CRF (CRF2) receptors with urocortin in the heart suggests that urocortin may play a physiological role in the cardiac function. Urocortin is thought to be the endogenous agonist producing the cardiovascular actions previously attributed to CRF. This review highlights the current novel findings on the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which urocortin may exert its cardiovascular protective action.

  7. Multifaceted prospects of nanocomposites for cardiovascular grafts and stents.

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    Vellayappan, Muthu Vignesh; Balaji, Arunpandian; Subramanian, Aruna Priyadarshini; John, Agnes Aruna; Jaganathan, Saravana Kumar; Murugesan, Selvakumar; Supriyanto, Eko; Yusof, Mustafa

    2015-01-01

    Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death across the globe. The use of synthetic materials is indispensable in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Major drawbacks related to the use of biomaterials are their mechanical properties and biocompatibility, and these have to be circumvented before promoting the material to the market or clinical setting. Revolutionary advancements in nanotechnology have introduced a novel class of materials called nanocomposites which have superior properties for biomedical applications. Recently, there has been a widespread recognition of the nanocomposites utilizing polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane, bacterial cellulose, silk fibroin, iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles, and carbon nanotubes in cardiovascular grafts and stents. The unique characteristics of these nanocomposites have led to the development of a wide range of nanostructured copolymers with appreciably enhanced properties, such as improved mechanical, chemical, and physical characteristics suitable for cardiovascular implants. The incorporation of advanced nanocomposite materials in cardiovascular grafts and stents improves hemocompatibility, enhances antithrombogenicity, improves mechanical and surface properties, and decreases the microbial response to the cardiovascular implants. A thorough attempt is made to summarize the various applications of nanocomposites for cardiovascular graft and stent applications. This review will highlight the recent advances in nanocomposites and also address the need of future research in promoting nanocomposites as plausible candidates in a campaign against cardiovascular disease.

  8. Avaliação de material didático digital centrada no usuário: uma investigação de instrumentos passíveis de utilização por professores User-centred evaluation of digital learning materials: an investigation of instruments subject to use by teachers

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    Katia Alexandra de Godoi

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, discute-se a importância da avaliação de materiais didáticos digitais centrada no usuário. Primeiramente, apresentam-se as abordagens de avaliação passíveis de aplicação a esses materiais, assim como suas definições e classificações. Em seguida, revisam-se conceitos de usabilidade em materiais didáticos digitais. Por fim, descreve-se uma série de instrumentos avaliativos passíveis de serem utilizados por professores.In this study, we discuss the importance of user-centered evaluation of digital learning materials. First of all, different evaluation approaches are introduced, as well as their definitions and classifications. Then, concepts of usability in digital learning materials are surveyed. Finally, a range of evaluation tools subject to use by teachers are described.

  9. Cardiovascular manifestations in hyperthyroidism

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    Vairamani Kandan

    2016-07-01

    Conclusions: This study shows that cardiovascular manifestations are quite common and varied in hyperthyroidism which are to be looked for in the management. [Int J Res Med Sci 2016; 4(7.000: 3032-3038

  10. Cardiovascular modeling and diagnostics

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    Kangas, L.J.; Keller, P.E.; Hashem, S.; Kouzes, R.T. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

    1995-12-31

    In this paper, a novel approach to modeling and diagnosing the cardiovascular system is introduced. A model exhibits a subset of the dynamics of the cardiovascular behavior of an individual by using a recurrent artificial neural network. Potentially, a model will be incorporated into a cardiovascular diagnostic system. This approach is unique in that each cardiovascular model is developed from physiological measurements of an individual. Any differences between the modeled variables and the variables of an individual at a given time are used for diagnosis. This approach also exploits sensor fusion to optimize the utilization of biomedical sensors. The advantage of sensor fusion has been demonstrated in applications including control and diagnostics of mechanical and chemical processes.

  11. Damage by radiation in structural materials of BWR reactor vessels; Dano por radiacion en materiales estructurales de vasijas de reactores BWR

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    Robles, E.; Balcazar, M.; Alpizar, A.M.; Calderon, B.E. [Departamento de Sintesis y Caracterizacion de Materiales, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, A.P. 18-1027, 11801 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)

    2002-07-01

    The structural materials which are manufactured the pressure vessels of the BWR reactors undergo degradation in their mechanical properties mainly due to the damage produced by the fast neutrons (E> 1 MeV) coming from the reactor core. The mechanisms of neutron damage in this type of materials are experimentally studied, through the irradiation of vessel steel in experimental reactors for a quickly ageing. Alternately the neutron damage through steel irradiation with heavy ions is simulated. In this work the first results of the damage induced by irradiation of a similar steel to the vessel of a BWR reactor are shown. The irradiation was performed with fast neutrons (E> 1 MeV, fluence of 1.45 x 10{sup 18} n/cm{sup 2}) in the TRIGA Mark III Salazar reactor and separately with Ni{sup +3} ions in a Tandetrom accelerator (E= 4.8 MeV and an ion flux rank of 0.1 to 53 ions/A{sup 2}). (Author)

  12. [Vitamin D and cardiovascular risk].

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    Mayer, Otto

    2012-05-01

    The pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease is without any doubt multifactorial, and it is generally accepted, that conventional risk factors determined only about 80% of cardiovascular risk. There is accumulating evidence that vitamin D exerts important pathophysiological effects on cardiovascular system. Low vitamin D was associated with increased cardiovascular risk in several reports. This review summarizes recent epidemiological evidence and possible pathophysiological mechanism for a role of low vitamin D in cardiovascular diseases. Moreover, available data concerning vitamin D supplementation are depicted.

  13. ADMA, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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    Krzyzanowska, Katarzyna; Mittermayer, Friedrich; Wolzt, Michael; Schernthaner, Guntram

    2008-12-15

    The endogenous competitive nitric oxide synthase inhibitor asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is an emerging risk marker for future cardiovascular events. Elevated ADMA concentrations have been described in patients with an adverse cardiovascular risk profile. Recently, various studies investigated the independent role of ADMA as a cardiovascular risk predictor in several patient cohorts. In addition, ADMA might not only be a risk marker but also a causative factor for cardiovascular disease. This review summarizes the literature on the relationship between ADMA, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

  14. Multifaceted prospects of nanocomposites for cardiovascular grafts and stents

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    Vellayappan MV

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Muthu Vignesh Vellayappan,1 Arunpandian Balaji,1 Aruna Priyadarshini Subramanian,1 Agnes Aruna John,1 Saravana Kumar Jaganathan,1 Selvakumar Murugesan,2 Eko Supriyanto,1 Mustafa Yusof1 1IJN-UTM Cardiovascular Engineering Centre, Faculty of Biosciences and Medical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia; 2Rubber Technology Center, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India Abstract: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death across the globe. The use of synthetic materials is indispensable in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Major drawbacks related to the use of biomaterials are their mechanical properties and biocompatibility, and these have to be circumvented before promoting the material to the market or clinical setting. Revolutionary advancements in nanotechnology have introduced a novel class of materials called nanocomposites which have superior properties for biomedical applications. Recently, there has been a widespread recognition of the nanocomposites utilizing polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane, bacterial cellulose, silk fibroin, iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles, and carbon nanotubes in cardiovascular grafts and stents. The unique characteristics of these nanocomposites have led to the development of a wide range of nanostructured copolymers with appreciably enhanced properties, such as improved mechanical, chemical, and physical characteristics suitable for cardiovascular implants. The incorporation of advanced nanocomposite materials in cardiovascular grafts and stents improves hemocompatibility, enhances antithrombogenicity, improves mechanical and surface properties, and decreases the microbial response to the cardiovascular implants. A thorough attempt is made to summarize the various applications of nanocomposites for cardiovascular graft and stent applications. This review will highlight the recent advances in nanocomposites and also address the need of future research in

  15. Materials

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    Glaessgen, Edward H.; Schoeppner, Gregory A.

    2006-01-01

    NASA Langley Research Center has successfully developed an electron beam freeform fabrication (EBF3) process, a rapid metal deposition process that works efficiently with a variety of weldable alloys. The EBF3 process can be used to build a complex, unitized part in a layer-additive fashion, although the more immediate payoff is for use as a manufacturing process for adding details to components fabricated from simplified castings and forgings or plate products. The EBF3 process produces structural metallic parts with strengths comparable to that of wrought product forms and has been demonstrated on aluminum, titanium, and nickel-based alloys to date. The EBF3 process introduces metal wire feedstock into a molten pool that is created and sustained using a focused electron beam in a vacuum environment. Operation in a vacuum ensures a clean process environment and eliminates the need for a consumable shield gas. Advanced metal manufacturing methods such as EBF3 are being explored for fabrication and repair of aerospace structures, offering potential for improvements in cost, weight, and performance to enhance mission success for aircraft, launch vehicles, and spacecraft. Near-term applications of the EBF3 process are most likely to be implemented for cost reduction and lead time reduction through addition of details onto simplified preforms (casting or forging). This is particularly attractive for components with protruding details that would require a significantly large volume of material to be machined away from an oversized forging, offering significant reductions to the buy-to-fly ratio. Future far-term applications promise improved structural efficiency through reduced weight and improved performance by exploiting the layer-additive nature of the EBF3 process to fabricate tailored unitized structures with functionally graded microstructures and compositions.

  16. Diabetes Drugs and Cardiovascular Safety

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    Ji Cheol Bae

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Diabetes is a well-known risk factor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and the beneficial effect of improved glycemic control on cardiovascular complications has been well established. However, the rosiglitazone experience aroused awareness of potential cardiovascular risk associated with diabetes drugs and prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue new guidelines about cardiovascular risk. Through postmarketing cardiovascular safety trials, some drugs demonstrated cardiovascular benefits, while some antidiabetic drugs raised concern about a possible increased cardiovascular risk associated with drug use. With the development of new classes of drugs, treatment options became wider and the complexity of glycemic management in type 2 diabetes has increased. When choosing the appropriate treatment strategy for patients with type 2 diabetes at high cardiovascular risk, not only the glucose-lowering effects, but also overall benefits and risks for cardiovascular disease should be taken into consideration.

  17. Exposição ocupacional por material biológico no Hospital Santa Casa de Pelotas - 2004 a 2008 La exposición ocupacional a material biológico en el Hospital Santa Casa de Pelotas - 2004 a 2008 Occupational exposure to biological material at the Hospital Santa Casa de Pelotas - 2004 to 2008

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    Lílian Moura de Lima

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available A pesquisa trata de exposições ocupacionais por material biológico a que foram submetidos os profissionais de saúde, no Hospital Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Pelotas, no período de janeiro de 2004 a junho de 2008. Trata-se de um estudo transversal, descritivo, com abordagem quantitativa. Utilizou-se como instrumento de pesquisa um questionário elaborado com base na ficha de notificação de acidente de trabalho da referida instituição. Os dados foram digitados e analisados no programa Epi-info 6.04. Como principal resultado encontrou-se a maior ocorrência de acidentes de trabalho com material biológico entre os profissionais técnicos em enfermagem do sexo feminino (38,6%, com idade de 21 a 30 anos (53,9%. A maioria dos acidentes aconteceu através de lesões com perfurocortantes (82,2%, sendo 24,1% no Centro Cirúrgico e 84,5% envolvendo sangue. Conclui-se que o estudo é de extrema relevância, pois, com base no reconhecimento do tipo de acidentes mais frequentes, pode-se conhecer os riscos existentes e intervir na sua redução, por meio de ações preventivas que beneficiem o trabalhador e a instituição.El estudio aborda la exposición ocupacional a material biológico a que fueron sometidos los profesionales de salud en el Hospital Santa Casa de Misericordia de Pelotas, de enero de 2004 a junio de 2008. Este es un corte transversal, descriptivo y cuantitativo. Se utiliza como herramienta de investigación un cuestionario basado en el formulario de informe de accidente de trabajo de esa institución. Los datos fueron introducidos y analizados con Epi-Info 6.04. Como principal resultado se encontró una mayor incidencia de accidentes con material biológico entre los profesionales técnicos de enfermería del sexo femenino (38,6%, de 21 años a 30 años (53,9%. La mayoría de los accidentes ocurrió a través de lesiones con objetos punzantes (82,2%, siendo que 24,1% ocurrió en el Centro Quirúrgico, y 84,5% con sangre. Se

  18. LOCAL ANESTHETICS IN PATIENTS WITH CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES.

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    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available A significant problem in the dental medicine is pain alleviation. Many studies in the dental anesthesiology result in the production of new agents for locoregional anesthesia. Objective: This article aim to present the results of the last studies on the effect of the local anesthetics used in the oral surgery on patients with cardiovascular diseases. Material: A general review of the existing literature on the effect of the adrenaline, included as vasoconstrictor in the local anesthetics, used in patients with cardiovascular diseases is made. The benefits of vasoconstrictors for the quality of the anesthetic effect are proven. Conclusion: A small amount of adrenaline in the anesthetic solution does not result in complications development in patients with controlled cardiovascular diseases. Articaine is recommended agent of first choice for local anesthesia in the oral surgery.

  19. The cardiovascular exosome: current perspectives and potential.

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    Cosme, Jake; Liu, Peter P; Gramolini, Anthony O

    2013-05-01

    The exosome is a secreted microvesicle that has been shown to contain genetic material and proteins and is involved in multiple levels of cellular communication. The cardiovascular exosome proteome is a promising subproteome that warrants investigation since a detailed understanding of its role in the heart should improve our comprehension of intercellular communication in the heart, and may even assist in biomarker discovery. Indeed, uncovering the role of the exosome in cardiovascular physiology could be accomplished with the application of scientific approaches and insights gained from studies of exosomes in other fields, such as cancer biology and immunology, where much of the established knowledge of the exosome has been generated. In the present review, we discuss the relevant literature and examine areas of investigation that would bring the cardiovascular exosome to the forefront of intercellular communication in the heart.

  20. The application of sanctions for violations of the regulatory standards in the industrial uses of radioactive material; La aplicacion de sanciones por infracciones a las normas regulatorias en los usos industriales de material radiactivo

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    Truppa, Walter Adrian, E-mail: wtruppa@arn.gob.ar [Autoridad Regulatoria Nuclear, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    2013-07-01

    This work describe the mechanisms used for to apply the penalties in industrial uses of radioactive materials, the experience gained in recent years in various administrative steps, as well as relevant aspects of some cases and / or exceptional situations that were detected by the ARN during regulatory inspections by complaints or other means, and that led to the imposition of administrative penalties in such industrial applications. This scheme covers various types of sanctions that depending on the severity of the fault may be: warnings, fines, suspension or cancellation of permits or permissions, and if necessary arrest and / or decommissioning of radioactive material.

  1. Reactividad cardiovascular y factores de riesgos cardiovasculares en individuos normotensos menores de 40 años

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    Benet Rodríguez Mikhail

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Se ha observado que la hiperreactividad cardiovascular está asociada a factores de riesgo cardiovasculares en la población general. El objetivo de este trabajo es conocer si estos factores también se asocian en la población de individuos con menos de 40 años, ya que podría ser importante para modificar estilos de vida e intervenir en la prevención de las enfermedades cardiovasculares. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio comparativo representativo con una muestra de 249 individuos normotensos de ambos sexos entre 18 y 40 años de edad. Se formaron dos grupos a partir de los resultados de la prueba del peso sostenido (PPS, basada en la aplicación de un ejercicio isométrico para producir reactividad cardiovascular. Uno de los grupos estuvo formado por sujetos hiperreactivos cardiovasculares (n=62, con valores de presión arterial (TA 90/140 mmHg después de la prueba del peso sostenido, y el otro, estuvo formado por sujetos normorreactivos cardiovasculares (n=187, con valores de TA < 90/140 mmHg. Mediante un modelo de regresión logística se determinó la asociación entre la edad, sexo, historia familiar de hipertensión arterial (HF de HTA, actividad física (AcF, consumo de cigarros (CC, ingestión de bebidas alcohólicas (IBA, consumo de sal (CS y la raza con el estado de hiperreactividad cardiovascular. Resultados: El riesgo de los individuos con historia familiar de hipertensión arterial de tener hiperreactivad cardiovascular fue 2 veces mayor (OR=2,88 IC 95%: 1,54-5,36. Por cada año de edad el riesgo de hiperreactividad aumentó en 1,08 veces y llegó hasta 1,14 veces. Por otro lado, el índice de masa corporal mostró una relación significativa independiente con el estado de hiperreactividad vascular (OR=1,11 IC 95%: 1,01-1,21. El resto de las variables estudiadas no mostraron asociación con el estado de hiperreactividad cardiovascular. Conclusiones: Los individuos normotensos entre 18 y 40 años de edad tienen un

  2. Clocks and cardiovascular function

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    McLoughlin, Sarah C.; Haines, Philip; FitzGerald, Garret A.

    2016-01-01

    Circadian clocks in central and peripheral tissues enable the temporal synchronization and organization of molecular and physiological processes of rhythmic animals, allowing optimum functioning of cells and organisms at the most appropriate time of day. Disruption of circadian rhythms, from external or internal forces, leads to widespread biological disruption and is postulated to underlie many human conditions, such as the incidence and timing of cardiovascular disease. Here, we describe in vivo and in vitro methodology relevant to studying the role of circadian rhythms in cardiovascular function and dysfunction PMID:25707279

  3. Cardiovascular complications of cirrhosis

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    Møller, S; Henriksen, Jens Henrik Sahl

    2008-01-01

    and electrophysiological abnormalities, an entity that is different from alcoholic heart muscle disease. Being clinically latent, cirrhotic cardiomyopathy can be unmasked by physical or pharmacological strain. Consequently, caution should be exercised in the case of stressful procedures, such as large volume paracentesis......Cardiovascular complications of cirrhosis include cardiac dysfunction and abnormalities in the central, splanchnic and peripheral circulation, and haemodynamic changes caused by humoral and nervous dysregulation. Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy implies systolic and diastolic dysfunction....... The clinical significance of cardiovascular complications and cirrhotic cardiomyopathy is an important topic for future research, and the initiation of new randomised studies of potential treatments for these complications is needed....

  4. Cardiovascular complications of cirrhosis

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    Møller, Søren; Henriksen, Jens Henrik

    2008-01-01

    and electrophysiological abnormalities, an entity that is different from alcoholic heart muscle disease. Being clinically latent, cirrhotic cardiomyopathy can be unmasked by physical or pharmacological strain. Consequently, caution should be exercised in the case of stressful procedures, such as large volume paracentesis......Cardiovascular complications of cirrhosis include cardiac dysfunction and abnormalities in the central, splanchnic and peripheral circulation, and haemodynamic changes caused by humoral and nervous dysregulation. Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy implies systolic and diastolic dysfunction....... The clinical significance of cardiovascular complications and cirrhotic cardiomyopathy is an important topic for future research, and the initiation of new randomised studies of potential treatments for these complications is needed.  ...

  5. Envejecimiento del sistema cardiovascular

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    2005-01-01

    Las principales características del envejecimiento del sistema cardiovascular reflejan cambios anatómicos y estructurales a nivel de la pared de los vasos, la relajación miocárdica, el llenado ventricular y la respuesta a las catecolaminas . Muchos de los cambios funcionales asociados con la edad están relacionados con estos fenómenos. Esta revisión describe los cambios relacionados con el envejecimiento a nivel estructural y funcional del sistema cardiovascular, sus posibles factores etiológ...

  6. Pharmacogenomics and cardiovascular disease

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    Weeke, Peter; Roden, Dan M

    2013-01-01

    Variability in drug responsiveness is a sine qua non of modern therapeutics, and the contribution of genomic variation is increasingly recognized. Investigating the genomic basis for variable responses to cardiovascular therapies has been a model for pharmacogenomics in general and has established...... resulted in changes to the product labels but also have led to development of initial clinical guidelines that consider how to facilitate incorporating genetic information to the bedside. This review summarizes the state of knowledge in cardiovascular pharmacogenomics and considers how variants described...

  7. Research in cardiovascular care

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    Jaarsma, Tiny; Deaton, Christi; Fitzsimmons, Donna

    2014-01-01

    To deliver optimal patient care, evidence-based care is advocated and research is needed to support health care staff of all disciplines in deciding which options to use in their daily practice. Due to the increasing complexity of cardiac care across the life span of patients combined...... of the body of knowledge that is needed to further improve cardiovascular care. In this paper, knowledge gaps in current research related to cardiovascular patient care are identified, upcoming challenges are explored and recommendations for future research are given....

  8. Myeloperoxidase and cardiovascular disease.

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    Nicholls, Stephen J; Hazen, Stanley L

    2005-06-01

    Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is a leukocyte-derived enzyme that catalyzes the formation of a number of reactive oxidant species. In addition to being an integral component of the innate immune response, evidence has emerged that MPO-derived oxidants contribute to tissue damage during inflammation. MPO-catalyzed reactions have been attributed to potentially proatherogenic biological activities throughout the evolution of cardiovascular disease, including during initiation, propagation, and acute complication phases of the atherosclerotic process. As a result, MPO and its downstream inflammatory pathways represent attractive targets for both prognostication and therapeutic intervention in the prophylaxis of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

  9. Pharmacogenetics of cardiovascular drugs.

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    Johnson, Julie A; Humma, Larisa M

    2002-02-01

    Pharmacogenetics is a field aimed at understanding the genetic contribution to inter-patient variability in drug efficacy and toxicity. Treatment of cardiovascular disease is, in most cases, guided by evidence from well-controlled clinical trials. Given the solid scientific basis for the treatment of most cardiovascular diseases, it is common for patients with a given disease to be treated in essentially the same manner. Thus, the clinical trials have been very informative about treating large groups of patients with a given disease, but are slightly less informative about the treatment of individual patients. Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics have the potential of taking the information derived from large clinical trials and further refining it to select the drugs with the greatest likelihood for benefit, and least likelihood for harm, in individual patients, based on their genetic make-up. In this paper, the current literature on cardiovascular pharmacogenetics is emphasised, and how the use of pharmacogenetic/pharmacogenomic information may be particularly useful in the future in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases is also highlighted.

  10. Cheese and cardiovascular health

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    Hjerpsted, Julie Bousgaard

    Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number one cause of mortality worldwide. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is a well-known risk factor of CVD which increases after the intake of saturated fatty acids (SFA). Cheese is a dietary product commonly consumed in Western countries and known...

  11. Cardiovascular effects of gliptins.

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    Scheen, André J

    2013-02-01

    Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors (commonly referred to as gliptins) are a novel class of oral antihyperglycaemic agents with demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Preclinical data and mechanistic studies have indicated a possible beneficial action on blood vessels and the heart, via both glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1)-dependent and GLP-1-independent effects. DPP-4 inhibition increases the concentration of many peptides with potential vasoactive and cardioprotective effects. Clinically, DPP-4 inhibitors improve several risk factors in patients with T2DM. They improve blood glucose control (mainly by reducing postprandial glycaemia), are weight neutral (or even induce modest weight loss), lower blood pressure, improve postprandial lipaemia, reduce inflammatory markers, diminish oxidative stress, and improve endothelial function. Some positive effects on the heart have also been described in patients with ischaemic heart disease or congestive heart failure, although their clinical relevance requires further investigation. Post-hoc analyses of phase II-III, controlled trials suggest a possible cardioprotective effect with a trend for a lower incidence of major cardiovascular events with gliptins than with placebo or active agents. However, the actual relationship between DPP-4 inhibition and cardiovascular outcomes remains to be proven. Major prospective clinical trials with predefined cardiovascular outcomes and involving various DPP-4 inhibitors are now underway in patients with T2DM and a high-risk cardiovascular profile.

  12. Neuropeptides in cardiovascular control.

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    Ganong, W F

    1984-12-01

    Neuropeptides can affect cardiovascular function in various ways. They can serve as cotransmitters in the autonomic nervous system; for example, vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) is released with acetylcholine and neuropeptide Y with norepinephrine from postganglionic neurons. Substance P and, presumably, other peptides can can affect cardiovascular function when released near blood vessels by antidromically conducted impulses in branches of stimulated sensory neurons. In the central nervous system, many different neuropeptides appear to function as transmitters or contransmittes in the neural pathways that regulate the cardiovascular system. In addition neuropeptides such as vasopressin and angiotensin II also circulate as hormones that are involved in cardiovascular control. Large doses of exogenous vasopressin are required to increase blood pressure in normal animals because the increase in total peripheral resistance produced by the hormones is accompanied by a decrease in cardiac output. However, studies with synthetic peptides that selectively antagonize the vasopressor action of vasopressin indicate that circulating vasopressin is important in maintaining blood pressure when animals are hypovolemic due to dehydration, haemorrhage or adrenocortical insufficiency. VIP dilates blood vessels and stimulates renin secretion by a direct action on the juxtaglomerular cells. Renin secretion is stimulated when the concentration of VIP in plasma exceeds 75 pmol/litre, and higher values are seen in a number of conditions. Neostigmine, a drug which increases the secretion of endogenous VIP, also increases renin secretion, and this increase is not blocked by renal denervation or propranolol. Thus, VIP may be a physiologically significant renin stimulating hormone.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  13. Epigenetics and cardiovascular disease

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    Despite advances in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease (CVD), this group of multifactorial disorders remains a leading cause of mortality worldwide. CVD is associated with multiple genetic and modifiable risk factors; however, known environmental and genetic influences can only...

  14. The Cardiovascular Research Grid (CVRG)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The CardioVascular Research Grid (CVRG) project is creating an infrastructure for sharing cardiovascular data and data analysis tools. CVRG tools are developed using...

  15. Modelación por el Método de los Elementos Finitos del proceso de infiltración de líquido en material poroso. // Modelling by Finite Element Method of liquid infiltration process in porous material.

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    J. García de la Figal Costales

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Se modela el proceso de infiltración de un liquido en un medio sólido poroso, asumiendo un cierto patrón de los poros(tamaño, forma, % de porosidad, distribución. Se tienen en cuenta las propiedades del líquido, incluidas las propiedades detensión superficial de su superficie libre. El material poroso es hidroxiapatita, semejante al tejido trabecular de los huesos.Todo se resuelve empleando el Método de los Elementos Finitos.Palabras claves: Infiltración, modelación matemática, elemento finito, MEF.________________________________________________________________________________Abstract:The infiltration process of a liquid in a solid porous medium is modeled, assuming a certain pattern of the pores (size, forms,porosity%, distribution. The liquid properties, included the properties of superficial tension of their free surface, are considered. Theporous material is hidroxiapatita, similar to trabecular tissue of bones. Everything is solved using the Finite Elements Method (FEM.Key Words: Mathematical modelation, infiltration, bone model, FEM, hidroxiapatite.

  16. Nonfasting hyperlipidemia and cardiovascular disease

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    Nordestgaard, B G; Langsted, A; Freiberg, J J

    2009-01-01

    , total cholesterol/HDL cholesterol, and apolipoprotein B/apolipoprotein A1 all associate with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. These new data open the possibility that nonfasting rather than fasting lipid profiles can be used for cardiovascular risk prediction. If implemented, this would...... of cardiovascular disease and early death....

  17. Determinação de cálcio e de magnésio em plantas, por fotometria de chama de absorção Determination of calcium and magnesium in plant material, by absorption flame photometry

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    Ondino Cleante Bataglia

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    Full Text Available As concentrações de cálcio e magnésio em extratos de plantas podem ser determinadas por fotometria de chama de absorção com a precisão e exatidão requeridas, mediante a adição de lantânio na concentração de 0,1 %,como agente protetor. Para obtenção dos dados utilizou-se um espectrofotômetro Perkin-Elmer, modelo 303, equipado com sistema digital de leitura.A method for determination of calcium and magnesium by absorption flame photometry was studied using a Perkin-Elmer model 303 spectrophotometer equiped with digital concentration readout model DCR1. The study of interferents was carried out with concentration usually present in plant material or even in higher concentrations to get information about the possibility of applying this method to other materials. Within the limits of concentration studied, it was observed that calcium determination was affected by the ions Fe 3+, Al3+ , Mn 2+, Si 4+, PO3-4 and SO2-4 . The ions Mg2+ , K+ , Na+ , Cu2+ , Zn2+ , CI- , NO-3 and ClO-4 had no interference. Magnesium determination was affected only by the presence of the ions Al3+ and Si4+. The use of 0.1% lanthanum solution suppressed the interference of 10 ppm of Al3+, Fe3+ or Mn2+, 50 ppm of Si4+ and 100 ppm of PO3-4 or SO2-4 on a 5 ppm calcium solution. It suppressed also the effect of 10 ppm of Al or 50 ppm of Si in the absorbance of 1 ppm magnesium solution. In the application of the method for calcium and magnesium in plant analysis, 0.200 g of dried plant material was digested with 1 ml of nitric acid and 0.5 ml percloric acid. The volume was completed to 50 ml with distilled water. A portion (2 to 10 ml was transfered to a 50 ml volumetric flask, lanthanum was added to a final concentration of 0.1% and the volume was taken to 50 ml. Calcium and magnesium in plant material were determined using calibration curves, obtained with calcium solutions varying from 0 to 10 ppm and magnesium solutions varying from 0 to 2 ppm (both had 0

  18. Influence of the filler material on the pitting corrosion in welded duplex stainless; Influencia del material de aporte en la resistencia a corrosion por picadura en uniones soldadas de un acero inoxidable duplex

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    Munez, C. J.; Utrilla, M. V.; Urena, A.; Otero, E.

    2007-07-01

    In this work, it has been studied the pitting corrosion resistance of welding duplex stainless steel 2205. Unions were made by GMAW process with different fillers: duplex ER 2209 and two austenitic (ER 316LSi and ER 308LSi). the microstructure obtained with the duplex ER 2209 filler is similar to the duplex 2205 base material, but the unions produced with the austenitic fillers cause a decrease of the phases relation{alpha}/{gamma}. To evaluate the influence of the filler on the weld, the pitting corrosion resistance was determined by electrochemical critical pitting temperature test (TCP) and the mechanical properties by the hardness. The phases imbalance produced for the dissimilar fillers bring out a variation of the pitting corrosion resistance and the mechanical properties. (Author)

  19. Eventos cardiovasculares en una población cerrada. Seguimiento a 10 años

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    Leandro M. Goldstraj

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available IntroducciónEn estudios epidemiológicos previos se observó que poblaciones con igual riesgo por suma de factores clásicos poseían una incidencia y tipos de expresión de enfermedades cardiovasculares diferentes.ObjetivoDeterminar la incidencia de MACE, compuesta por infarto agudo de miocardio, angina inestable, accidente cerebrovascular, angioplastia transluminal coronaria, cirugía de revascularización miocárdica o muerte cardiovascular, y su asociación con los factores de riesgo en una población cerrada. Material y métodosEl presente es un estudio de cohorte prospectivo en el que fueron relevados hombres, de profesión policías, durante el año 1997. Luego se ingresaron en la base de datos hospitalaria aquellos que presentaron eventos en los 10 años posteriores. Se empleó la prueba de la t de Student para variables cuantitativas y regresión logística para las cualitativas. ResultadosSe incluyeron 2.379 personas de sexo masculino. La edad promedio fue de 39,5 ± 9,25 años. La prevalencia de factores de riesgo conocidos por las personas fue: HTA 11,1%, dislipidemia 20,3%, diabetes 2,4%, tabaquismo 43,3%. Noventa pacientes presentaron algún tipo de MACE. El odds ratio para diabetes fue 4,54 (IC 95% 2,1-9,81, HTA 2,3 (IC 95% 1,38-3,85, dislipidemia 2,74 (IC 95% 1,77-4,25 y para tabaquismo 1,48 (IC 95% 0,97-2,28. La edad, el LDL, el fibrinógeno y las horas trabajo diarias mostraron asociaciones significativas. El área bajo la curva ROC del puntaje de Framingham fue de 0,72 y para el puntaje europeo fue de 0,71. ConclusiónLos factores de riesgo de enfermedad cardiovascular clásicos tuvieron una importancia similar a los ya comunicados por los estudios epidemiológicos; es importante destacar algunos no clásicos como el fibrinógeno. Los puntajes de riesgo fueron predictores regulares en esta población. Las características especiales de la población analizada permiten la ejecución de programas de prevención acordes.

  20. CARDIOVASCULAR RISK AND ASSOCIATED FACTORS IN ADOLESCENTS.

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    do Prado Junior, Pedro Paulo; de Faria, Franciane Rocha; de Faria, Eliane Rodrigues; Franceschini, Sylvia do Carmo Castro; Priore, Silvia Eloiza

    2015-08-01

    Introducción: los cambios en el estilo de vida están relacionados con la exposición temprana de los adolescentes a las comorbilidades asociadas a la enfermedad cardiovascular. Estas condiciones pueden tener consecuencias en la edad adulta. Objetivo: determinar la prevalencia de riesgo cardiovascular y factores asociados en las tres fases de la adolescencia. Métodos: estudio transversal que incluye a adolescentes de 10-19 años en la ciudad de Viçosa, distribuidos en tres fases. Se evaluaron las pruebas de laboratorio, el índice de masa corporal clasificadas en Z-score, según el sexo y la edad, y el porcentaje de grasa corporal, clasificados por sexo. Se utilizó la prueba de chi-cuadrado, la partición de chi-cuadrado con corrección de Bonferroni y la regresión de Poisson. El nivel de significación fue proyecto fue aprobado por el Comité de Ética en Investigación de la UFV en humanos. Resultados: el sobrepeso, la grasa corporal, el perfil lipídico, el comportamiento sedentario y la historia de enfermedades cardiovasculares en la familia fueron los factores de riesgo cardiovascular más prevalentes entre los adolescentes. Los adolescentes tenían tasas más altas de sobrepeso y grasa. En cuanto a las etapas, la inicial mostró un mayor porcentaje de individuos con comportamiento sedentario, sobrepeso y colesterol total y LDL en comparación con otras fases. Los individuos con cambios en el estado nutricional eran más propensos a desarrollar hipertensión, cambios en el colesterol total, LDL, triglicéridos, insulina, HOMA y HDL bajo, en comparación con los individuos sanos. Conclusiones: los factores de riesgo cardiovascular se han observado en personas cada vez más jóvenes y son factores importantes para identificar una población en riesgo.

  1. Evaluation of effects to the health by liberations to the atmosphere of radioactive material of nucleo electric plants; Evaluacion de efectos a la salud por liberaciones a la atmosfera de material radiactivo de centrales nucleoelectricas

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    Martinez F, C.; Araiza M, E. [IPN-ESFM, 07738 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)] e-mail: carimtz@hotmail.com

    2003-07-01

    The objective of this work is to evaluate the effects on the population health border to a nuclear power station and to estimate the consequences caused by the liberation of radioactive material using the MACCS code (MELCOR Accident Consequence Code System), developed to evaluate the risks for have a severe accident in nuclear plants and to calculate the consequences outside of the one place. The code presents the radiological consequences in form of a complementary accumulative distribution function (CCDF). Graphics of the one total fatal cancerous and immediate damages against the occurrence probability, for a known term source and with the meteorological data of the Laguna Verde power station in one period from 1989 to 1998 and without considering measures of protection to the population. When analyzing these results an it is observed similar behavior in every year for the specific cases of radius of 0 to 16 Km and of 0 to 70 Km. The main parameters required by the one code in the enter file is the Inventory of radioactive products present to the beginning of the accident, the atmospheric source term, the one number of liberated feathers, its heights and temperatures, the meteorological data of the site, the distribution of the border population to the same one and the soil type. It is concluded that it is necessary an additional estimation that consider population's census and current characteristics of the area for to be able to observe the consequences variation. (Author)

  2. [Multiculturalism and cardiovascular diseases].

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    Gaudio, Carlo; Corsi, Filippo; Esposito, Cosimo; Di Michele, Sara; Nguyen, Bich Lien; Khatibi, Shahrzad; Sciarretta, Tesir; Franchitto, Silvia; Mirabelli, Francesca; Pannarale, Giuseppe

    2004-01-01

    Immigration has increased drastically to the point of becoming an ordinary structure of our society. Once in Italy, the immigrant's health is compromised rapidly due to a series of conditions and illnesses that exist in our country: lack of work, inadequate salary, inappropriate residence, lacking family support, climate changes, nutritional differences. Cardiovascular illnesses represent 7.6% of the diseases of the immigrants, and cause 36.6% of deaths. The risk factors that affect the genesis of cardiovascular diseases include: subjective factors (age, ethnic group), environmental, nutritional and pathological (arterial hypertension, AIDS, tuberculosis, alcohol). The challenge for our time is to design a new solidarity model to promote cultural and social integration in order to meet the multiethnical and multiracial needs of western society. This model should permit reconsideration of doctor-patient relationship in order to build a real intercultural society.

  3. Migraine and cardiovascular disease

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    Marcelo E. Bigal

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Migraine, especially migraine with aura is an established risk factor for ischemic lesions of the brain. Recent evidence has also linked migraine with and without aura to a broader range of ischemic vascular disorders including angina, myocardial infarction, coronary revascularization, claudication and cardiovascular mortality. The topic is therefore of considerable interest. Accordingly, herein we review the association between migraine and cardiovascular disease. We start by briefly presenting diagnostic criteria for migraine and revising its pathophysiology. We follow by summarizing the evidence on the topic. We then briefly present the results of a recent meta-analysis. We close by highlighting results of a large epidemiological study conducted after the publication of the meta-analysis.

  4. Prodrugs in Cardiovascular Therapy

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    Maryam Tabrizian

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Prodrugs are biologically inactive derivatives of an active drug intended to solve certain problems of the parent drug such as toxicity, instability, minimal solubility and non-targeting capabilities. The majority of drugs for cardiovascular diseases undergo firstpass metabolism, resulting in drug inactivation and generation of toxic metabolites, which makes them appealing targets for prodrug design. Since prodrugs undergo a chemical reaction to form the parent drug once inside the body, this makes them very effective in controlling the release of a variety of compounds to the targeted site. This review will provide the reader with an insight on the latest developments of prodrugs that are available for treating a variety of cardiovascular diseases. In addition, we will focus on several drug delivery methodologies that have merged with the prodrug approach to provide enhanced target specificity and controlled drug release with minimal side effects.

  5. Slow breathing and cardiovascular disease

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    Ashish Chaddha

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women worldwide. Much emphasis has been placed on the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. While depression and anxiety increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular disease also increases the risk of developing anxiety and depression. Thus, promoting optimal mental health may be important for both primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Like lowering blood pressure, lipids, and body weight, lowering anger and hostility and improving depression and anxiety may also be an important intervention in preventive cardiology. As we strive to further improve cardiovascular outcomes, the next bridge to cross may be one of offering patients nonpharmacologic means for combating daily mental stress and promoting mental health, such as yoga and pranayama. Indeed, the best preventive cardiovascular medicine may be a blend of both Western and Eastern medicine.

  6. Slow breathing and cardiovascular disease.

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    Chaddha, Ashish

    2015-01-01

    Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women worldwide. Much emphasis has been placed on the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. While depression and anxiety increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular disease also increases the risk of developing anxiety and depression. Thus, promoting optimal mental health may be important for both primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Like lowering blood pressure, lipids, and body weight, lowering anger and hostility and improving depression and anxiety may also be an important intervention in preventive cardiology. As we strive to further improve cardiovascular outcomes, the next bridge to cross may be one of offering patients nonpharmacologic means for combating daily mental stress and promoting mental health, such as yoga and pranayama. Indeed, the best preventive cardiovascular medicine may be a blend of both Western and Eastern medicine.

  7. Cardiovascular risk prediction

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    Graversen, Peter; Abildstrøm, Steen Z; Jespersen, Lasse

    2016-01-01

    (ECG) abnormalities, heart rate, family history (of ischaemic heart disease), body mass index (BMI), waist-hip ratio, walking duration and pace, leisure time physical activity, forced expiratory volume (FEV)1%pred, household income, education, vital exhaustion, high-density lipoprotein (HDL......AIM: European society of cardiology (ESC) guidelines recommend that cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk stratification in asymptomatic individuals is based on the Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE) algorithm, which estimates individual 10-year risk of death from CVD. We assessed...

  8. Perfil lipídico en mayores de 65 años. Prevalencia de hipercolesterolemia y factores de riesgo cardiovascular.

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    Casado Cornejo, Tomás; Campos Leon, Michael; Moron, Florián; Solis Villanueva, José

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      La hipercolesterolemia es frecuente en las personas mayores de 65 años. Objetivo: determinar la prevalencia de hipercolesterolemia y de los factores de riesgo para enfermedad cardiovascular en personas mayores de 65 años residentes en Lima. Material y métodos: se evaluaron en forma prospectiva 214 gerontes (187 mujeres y 27 hombres) no institucionalizados, determinándose los niveles séricos de colesterol total, LDL-colesterol, HDL-colesterol, VLDL-colesterol y triglicéridos por un método en...

  9. Empiema por Fusobacterium necrophorum

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    ML. Valle Feijoo; M. Rodriguez Arias; A. Cobas Paz; J. De la Fuente Aguado

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    Resumen La infección sistémica por Fusobacterium necrophorum se caracteriza por la tríada clásica de trombosis de la vena yugular interna, bacteriemia y focos metastásicos y se conoce como Síndrome de Lemierre (SL), sepsis post-angina o necrobacilosis. El compromiso pulmonar precipitado por la embolización séptica es extremadamente común en el SL, sin embargo el F. necrohorum raramente se asila en empiemas sin SL concurrente, por lo que hemos estimado oportuno comunicar un nuevo caso clíni...

  10. Celulitis por citomegalovirus

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    Las lesiones cutáneas por citomegalovirus (CMV) son infrecuentes y a menudo una manifestación tardía de una enfermedad sistémica, que generalmente anuncia un curso fatal. Comunicamos un caso de celulitis por CMV: una mujer de 70 años con trasplante renal efectuado 1 mes antes de la consulta, terapia inmunosupresora con ciclosporina A y metilprednisona. La paciente ingresó por fiebre, dolor e impotencia funcional en pierna derecha. Comprobamos la existencia de una placa de 8 por 4 cm eritemato...

  11. Avaliação da integridade e da retenção de metais pesados em materiais estabilizados por solidificação Assessment of integrity and retention of heavy metals in materials stabilized by solidification

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    André Luiz Fiquene de Brito

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available A quantidade de resíduos sólidos industriais tem aumentado significativamente em decorrência da industrialização, e o seu gerenciamento adequado é necessário para reduzir o impacto ao meio ambiente e aos ecossistemas. Neste trabalho, foram avaliadas a integridade e a retenção de metais pesados em materiais estabilizados por solidificação. Foi adotado o planejamento completamente aleatorizado com um único fator, ou seja, foram comparadas as médias de quatro tratamentos (A, B, C e D com 0, 40, 50 e 60% respectivamente de contaminantes e três repetições. Cimento Portland comum, bentonita sódica e hidróxido de cálcio foram usados para estabilizar por solidificação o resíduo sólido sintético contendo óxido de Cd2+, Pb2+ e Cu2+. Pode-se concluir que os tratamentos influenciaram no resultado de lixiviação do cádmio, chumbo e cobre. Os tratamentos mostraram que as concentrações do extrato solubilizado e lixiviado aumentam em função da quantidade de cádmio, chumbo e cobre adicionada. O maior valor encontrado foi para o material proveniente do tratamento D, que apresentou lixiviação igual a 32,815 mg.kg-1 para o cádmio e 29,769 mg.kg-1 para o chumbo. Para os ensaios de integridade/durabilidade, constatou-se que o aumento da absorção de água fez com que a resistência à compressão diminuísse. O uso de cimento, de hidróxido de cálcio e de bentonita sódica se mostrou ideal para retenção de metais pesados, evitando a sua lixiviação e a solubilização para o meio ambiente.As the quantity of hazardous industrial wastes increases significantly owing to rapid industrialization, its appropriate management is required to reduce adverse impacts on humans and ecosystems. This work evaluated the integrity and retention of heavy metals in materials stabilized by solidification. It was adopted a completely randomized design with a single factor, that is, the averages of four treatments were compared (A, B, C and D with 0

  12. Método integral configurable y flexible de ensayo de materiales consumibles de soldadura por arco eléctrico. // Integral, flexible and shaped method for electric arc welding consumable materials test.

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    A. García Rodríguez

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available La presente publicación propone un método integral configurable y flexible para facilitar el ensayo de materialesconsumibles de soldadura por arco eléctrico en las condiciones tecnológicas para las que han sido diseñados estosmateriales, en relación a la calidad de la unión soldada. Se puede llegar a conclusiones definitivas sobre la calidad de lasoldadura usando un determinado material consumible mediante: la relación operacional de técnicas de inteligencia naturaly/o artificial, el uso de sistemas expertos, el trabajo con bases de datos, la simulación y la realización práctica del procesomientras se registran ciertos parámetros del arco eléctrico, digitalmente procesados estadísticamente y relacionados a losresultados de la caracterización de la unión soldada. El método permite registrar adecuadamente la información referente acada aspecto del proceso exigida en los procesos de certificación de la calidad de los consumibles, así como en lainvestigación dirigida a optimizar la composición química y las propiedades físicas de un material, para obtener calidadesóptimas en un determinado proceso; además es posible obtener las bases de datos de parámetros del arco eléctrico útilespara investigar, desarrollar y valorar métodos y algoritmos para el monitoreo en tiempo real de la calidad de la soldaduradurante un determinado proceso tecnológico de soldadura con arco eléctrico.Palabras Clave: Ensayo, materiales, soldadura, arco eléctrico, estabilidad, calidad, simulación, optimización,unión soldada.___________________________________________________________________________Abstract.This paper presenst an integral, flexible and shaped method that make easy the electric arc welding consumable materials test at thedesigned technological conditions, related to the quality of the welding joint. It is possible to arrive to definitive conclusions about thewelding quality using a fixed material through: operational

  13. Desigualdades socioeconómicas y diferencias según sexo y edad en los factores de riesgo cardiovascular

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    Ángel A. López-González

    2015-01-01

    Conclusiones: Las desigualdades por clase social en los factores riesgo cardiovascular fueron mayores entre las mujeres que entre los hombres. Algunos factores de riesgo cardiovascular, como el tabaquismo y la obesidad, presentan desigualdades importantes en etapas muy tempranas de la vida.

  14. Cardiovascular physiology and sleep.

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    Murali, Narayana S; Svatikova, Anna; Somers, Virend K

    2003-05-01

    Sleep is a natural periodic suspension of consciousness during which processes of rest and restoration occur. The cognitive, reparative and regenerative accompaniments of sleep appear to be essential for maintenance of health and homeostasis. This brief overview will examine the cardiovascular responses to normal and disordered sleep, and their physiologic and pathologic implications. In the past, sleep was believed to be a passive state. The tableau of sleep as it unfolds is anything but a passive process. The brain's activity is as complex as wakefulness, never "resting" during sleep. Following the demise of the 'passive theory of sleep' (the reticular activating system is fatigued during the waking day and hence becomes inactive), there arose the 'active theory of sleep' (sleep is due to an active general inhibition of the brain) (1). Hess demonstrated the active nature of sleep in cats, inducing "physiological sleep" with electrical stimulation of the diencephalon (2). Classical experiments of transection of the cat brainstem (3) at midpontine level inhibited sleep completely, implying that centers below this level were involved in the induction of sleep (1, 4). For the first time, measurement of sleep depth without awakening the sleeper using the electroencephalogram (EEG) was demonstrated in animals by Caton and in humans, by Berger (1). This was soon followed by discovery of the rapid eye movement sleep periods (REM) by Aserinski and Kleitman (5), demonstration of periodical sleep cycles and their association with REM sleep (6, 7). Multiple studies and steady discoveries (4) made polysomnography, with its ability to perform simultaneous whole night recordings of EEG, electromyogram (EMG), and electrooculogram (EOC), a major diagnostic tool in study of sleep disorders. This facility has been of further critical importance in allowing evaluation of the interaction between sleep and changes in hemodynamics and autonomic cardiovascular control. Consequently the

  15. Postnatal Cardiovascular Adaptation

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    Ferda Ozlu

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Fetus depends on placental circulation in utero. A successful transition from intrauterin to extrauterine life depends on succesful physiological changes during labor. During delivery, fetus transfers from a liquid environment where oxygen comes via umbilical vein to air environement where oxygenation is supported via air breathing. Endocrinological changes are important for fetus to adapt to extrauterine life. In addition to these, cord clemping plays a crucial role in postnatal adaptation. Establishment of neonatal postnatal life and succesful overcome, the fetal cardiovascular transition period are important to stay on. [Archives Medical Review Journal 2016; 25(2.000: 181-190

  16. Cardiovascular hypertensive emergencies.

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    Papadopoulos, D P; Sanidas, E A; Viniou, N A; Gennimata, V; Chantziara, V; Barbetseas, I; Makris, T K

    2015-02-01

    Inevitably, a small proportion of patients with systematic hypertension will develop hypertensive crisis at some point. Hypertensive crises can be divided into hypertensive emergency or hypertensive urgency according to the presence or lack of acute target organ damage. In this review, we discuss cardiovascular hypertensive emergencies, including acute coronary syndrome, aortic dissection, congestive heart failure, and sympathomimetic hypertensive crises, including those caused by cocaine use. Each presents in a unique fashion, although some hypertensive emergency patients report nonspecific symptoms. Treatment includes several effective and rapid-acting medications to safely reduce the blood pressure, protect remaining end-organ function, relieve symptoms, minimize the risk of complications, and thereby improve patient outcomes.

  17. Fetal cardiovascular physiology.

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    Rychik, J

    2004-01-01

    The cardiovascular system of the fetus is physiologically different than the adult, mature system. Unique characteristics of the myocardium and specific channels of blood flow differentitate the physiology of the fetus from the newborn. Conditions of increased preload and afterload in the fetus, such as sacrococcygeal teratoma and twin-twin transfusion syndrome, result in unique and complex pathophysiological states. Echocardiography has improved our understanding of human fetal cadiovasvular physiology in the normal and diseased states, and has expanded our capability to more effectively treat these disease processes.

  18. Pharmacogenetics of cardiovascular drug therapy

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    Peters, Bas J.M.; Olaf H Klungel; de Boer, Anthonius; Ch Stricker, Bruno H; Maitland-van der Zee, Anke-Hilse

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    In developed countries cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death. Cardiovascular drugs such as platelet aggregation inhibitors, oral anticoagulants, antihypertensives and cholesterol lowering drugs are abundantly prescribed to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. Notable interindividual variation exists in the response to these pharmacotherapeutic interventions, which can be partially explained by factors such as gender, age, diet, concomitant drug use and environmental f...

  19. Objetos educacionais digitais em enfermagem: avaliação por docentes de um curso de graduação Objetos educacionales digitales en enfermería: evaluación por docentes de un curso de graduación Digital educational materials in nursing: assesment by professors from an undergraduate course

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    Ana Luísa Petersen Cogo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de investigação sobre a utilização de objetos educacionais digitais nas formas de hipertexto, jogo educativo e simulação sobre o tema oxigenoterapia junto a docentes do curso de graduação em enfermagem. Estudo transversal do tipo exploratório, com 10 docentes selecionados de forma intencional, realizado na Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul em 2006. Para coleta de dados foi utilizado um questionário, utilizando-se uma escala do tipo Likert para avaliar a adequação dos conteúdos, da apresentação visual e a utilização dos objetos educacionais. Os dados foram organizados e processados pela estatística descritiva. Os resultados apontaram que os docentes foram favoráveis à apresentação dos objetos educacionais, assim como à adequação dos conteúdos mostrados e a utilização dos mesmos com o conteúdo sobre oxigenoterapia. Não foi significativa a relação da opinião dos professores com a faixa etária ou com o seu conhecimento em informática, assim como o tempo de docência e os conteúdos ministrados.Se trata de investigación sobre la utilización de objetos educacionales digitales en las formas de hipertexto, juegos educativos y simulación sobre oxigenoterapia junto a docentes del curso de graduación en enfermería. Estudio transversal del tipo exploratorio con 10 docentes seleccionados de forma intencional, realizado en la Universidad Federal de Río Grande del Sur en 2.006. Para recolectar los datos fue utilizado un cuestionario, utilizándose la escala de tipo likert para evaluar la adecuación de los contenidos, de la presentación visual y la utilización de los objetos educacionales. Los datos fueron organizados y procesados por la estadística descriptiva. Los resultados apuntaron que los docentes fueron favorables a la presentación de los objetos educacionales así como a la adecuación de los contenidos mostrados y a la utilización de los mismos en el contenido sobre oxigenoterapia. No fue

  20. Oxidative Stress in Cardiovascular Disease

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    Gábor Csányi

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available In the special issue “Oxidative Stress in Cardiovascular Disease” authors were invited to submit papers that investigate key questions in the field of cardiovascular free radical biology. The original research articles included in this issue provide important information regarding novel aspects of reactive oxygen species (ROS-mediated signaling, which have important implications in physiological and pathophysiological cardiovascular processes. The issue also included a number of review articles that highlight areas of intense research in the fields of free radical biology and cardiovascular medicine.

  1. Trends for type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors in Mexico from 1993-2006 Tendencia en la prevalencia de diabetes tipo 2 y otros indicadores de riesgo cardiovascular en México entre 1993-2006

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    Salvador Villalpando

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To describe the trends in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D, and other cardiovascular risk factors in three national health surveys (1993, 2000 and 2006. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The databases of three surveys: ENEC 1993, ENSA 2000 and ENSANUT 2006 were gathered. Calculations of published data were reprocessed to do appropriate adjustments to assure comparability among surveys. RESULTS: From 1993 to 2006 the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (6.7-14.4%, metabolic syndrome (26.6-36.8%, hypertension (23.8-30.7%, hypercholesterolemia (27-43.6%, and high LDL-cholesterol (31.6-46% increased rapidly. The prevalence of low HDL cholesterol was very high (60.5-63% in all surveys and remained remarkably unchanged among surveys. CONCLUSIONS: This increasing trends for the prevalence of T2D and cardiovascular risk factors predicts larger increments in the near future for T2D and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Intensification of the preventive and remedy strategies is mandatory in order curve the foreseen dramatic increment in the disease burden.OBJETIVO: Describir las tendencias en la prevalencia de diabetes tipo 2 (T2D, y otros factores de riesgo cardiovascular como las dislipidemias y la hipertensión en tres encuestas nacionales de salud (1993, 2000 y 2006. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Las bases de datos de ENEC 1993, ENSA 2000 y ENSANUT 2006 fueron reprocesados para asegurar la comparabilidad entre las encuestas. RESULTADOS: Entre 1993 y 2006 la prevalencia de T2D (6.7-14.4%, síndrome metabólico (26.6-36.8%, hipertensión (23.8-30.7%, hipercolesterolemia (27-43.6%, y LDL-colesterol alto (31.6-46% aumentaron rápidamente. La prevalencia de concentraciones bajas de HDL-colesterol fue muy alta (60.5-63% en todas las encuestas, manteniéndose esencialmente sin cambios. CONCLUSIÓN: La tendencias crecientes en las prevalencias de T2D y factores de riesgo cardiovascular predicen que a corto plazo habrá importantes incrementos en la morbilidad y

  2. Hostilidad, psicofisiología y salud cardiovascular

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    Francisco Palmero

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Los trastornos cardiovasculares representan una de las principales causas de muerte en nuestros días. Además de los clásicos factores de riesgo, se sugiere la posibilidad de que otras variables, como las psicológicas, estén implicadas también en dicha enfermedad. De forma concreta, el complejo ira-hostilidad es el que está recibiendo mayor atención por parte de los investigadores.La posible vinculación de una variable emocionalen la enfermedad cardiovascular se encuentra apoyada por la evidencia psicofisiológica. Concretamente,la hipótesis de la reactividad cardiovascular ha sido el argumento utilizado para entender cómo variables psicológicas pueden llegar a afectar al sistema cardiovascular, por los efectos que producen en la secuencia y frecuencia con la que discurre la sangre a través del sistema cardiovascular.La situación actual parece poner de relieve que es necesario establecer algunos ajustes conceptualesen lo que a la hostilidad se refiere. La hostilidad defensiva podría ser el constructo que mejor explica la mayor predisposición a este tipo de trastornos. Igualmente, en cuanto a la metodología psicofisiológica,parece pertinente considerar los tres parámetros clásicos en psicofisiología, esto es, la frecuencia, la intensidad y la duración. De forma general, se han tenido en cuenta la frecuenciay la intensidad. Estimamos que la inclusión de la duración puede aportar una importante informaciónañadida que ayude a entender la vinculación existente entre variables psicológicas y trastornos fisiológicos.

  3. Celulitis por citomegalovirus

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    A. Ruiz Lascano

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Las lesiones cutáneas por citomegalovirus (CMV son infrecuentes y a menudo una manifestación tardía de una enfermedad sistémica, que generalmente anuncia un curso fatal. Comunicamos un caso de celulitis por CMV: una mujer de 70 años con trasplante renal efectuado 1 mes antes de la consulta, terapia inmunosupresora con ciclosporina A y metilprednisona. La paciente ingresó por fiebre, dolor e impotencia funcional en pierna derecha. Comprobamos la existencia de una placa de 8 por 4 cm eritematoedematosa. La tratamos con antibióticos sin mejoría, por lo que realizamos un estudio histopatológico de piel que mostró cambios citopáticos compatibles con infección por CMV. Los cultivos bacteriológicos y micológicos fueron negativos. La inmunohistoquímica específica para CMV y el estudio de reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (PCR de la biopsia de piel fueron positivas, al igual que la antigenemia. El tratamiento con ganciclovir produjo la mejoría del cuadro clínico. En la literatura revisada no hemos encontrado la celulitis como manifestación de enfermedad cutánea por CMV.

  4. Búsquedas por similitud en PostgreSQL

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    2012-01-01

    Las búsquedas en espacios métricos y los operadores para búsquedas por similitud han sido estudiados y son actualmente material de estudio recurrente debido al auge de datos no convencionales como por ejemplo audio o video disponibles en grandes repositorios de datos. Por lo tanto, surge la necesidad de almacenar y posteriormente consultar dichos datos. A pesar de ello no se encuentran gestores de bases de datos que implementen todos los operadores relevantes sobre datos de estas característi...

  5. Cardiovascular benefits of exercise

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    Agarwal SK

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Shashi K AgarwalMedical Director, Agarwal Health Center, NJ, USAAbstract: Regular physical activity during leisure time has been shown to be associated with better health outcomes. The American Heart Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Sports Medicine all recommend regular physical activity of moderate intensity for the prevention and complementary treatment of several diseases. The therapeutic role of exercise in maintaining good health and treating diseases is not new. The benefits of physical activity date back to Susruta, a 600 BC physician in India, who prescribed exercise to patients. Hippocrates (460–377 BC wrote “in order to remain healthy, the entire day should be devoted exclusively to ways and means of increasing one's strength and staying healthy, and the best way to do so is through physical exercise.” Plato (427–347 BC referred to medicine as a sister art to physical exercise while the noted ancient Greek physician Galen (129–217 AD penned several essays on aerobic fitness and strengthening muscles. This article briefly reviews the beneficial effects of physical activity on cardiovascular diseases.Keywords: exercise, cardiovascular disease, lifestyle changes, physical activity, good health

  6. Resveratrol and Cardiovascular Diseases

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    Dominique Bonnefont-Rousselot

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The increased incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs has stimulated research for substances that could improve cardiovascular health. Among them, resveratrol (RES, a polyphenolic compound notably present in grapes and red wine, has been involved in the “French paradox”. RES is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and for its ability to upregulate endothelial NO synthase (eNOS. RES was able to scavenge •OH/O2•− and peroxyl radicals, which can limit the lipid peroxidation processes. Moreover, in bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAEC under glucose-induced oxidative stress, RES restored the activity of dimethylargininedimethylaminohydrolase (DDAH, an enzyme that degrades an endogenous inhibitor of eNOS named asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA. Thus, RES could improve •NO availability and decrease the endothelial dysfunction observed in diabetes. Preclinical studies have made it possible to identify molecular targets (SIRT-1, AMPK, Nrf2, NFκB…; however, there are limited human clinical trials, and difficulties in the interpretation of results arise from the use of high-dose RES supplements in research studies, whereas low RES concentrations are present in red wine. The discussions on potential beneficial effects of RES in CVDs (atherosclerosis, hypertension, stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure should compare the results of preclinical studies with those of clinical trials.

  7. Cardiovascular Complications of Pregnancy

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    Maria Carolina Gongora

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Pregnancy causes significant metabolic and hemodynamic changes in a woman’s physiology to allow for fetal growth. The inability to adapt to these changes might result in the development of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (hypertension, preeclampsia or eclampsia, gestational diabetes and preterm birth. Contrary to previous beliefs these complications are not limited to the pregnancy period and may leave permanent vascular and metabolic damage. There is in addition, a direct association between these disorders and increased risk of future cardiovascular disease (CVD, including hypertension, ischemic heart disease, heart failure and stroke and diabetes mellitus. Despite abundant evidence of this association, women who present with these complications of pregnancy do not receive adequate postpartum follow up and counseling regarding their increased risk of future CVD. The postpartum period in these women represents a unique opportunity to intervene with lifestyle modifications designed to reduce the development of premature cardiovascular complications. In some cases it allows early diagnosis and treatment of chronic hypertension or diabetes mellitus. The awareness of this relationship is growing in the medical community, especially among obstetricians and primary care physicians, who play a pivotal role in detecting these complications and assuring appropriate follow up.

  8. Cardiovascular Complications of Pregnancy.

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    Gongora, Maria Carolina; Wenger, Nanette K

    2015-10-09

    Pregnancy causes significant metabolic and hemodynamic changes in a woman's physiology to allow for fetal growth. The inability to adapt to these changes might result in the development of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (hypertension, preeclampsia or eclampsia), gestational diabetes and preterm birth. Contrary to previous beliefs these complications are not limited to the pregnancy period and may leave permanent vascular and metabolic damage. There is in addition, a direct association between these disorders and increased risk of future cardiovascular disease (CVD, including hypertension, ischemic heart disease, heart failure and stroke) and diabetes mellitus. Despite abundant evidence of this association, women who present with these complications of pregnancy do not receive adequate postpartum follow up and counseling regarding their increased risk of future CVD. The postpartum period in these women represents a unique opportunity to intervene with lifestyle modifications designed to reduce the development of premature cardiovascular complications. In some cases it allows early diagnosis and treatment of chronic hypertension or diabetes mellitus. The awareness of this relationship is growing in the medical community, especially among obstetricians and primary care physicians, who play a pivotal role in detecting these complications and assuring appropriate follow up.

  9. Cheese and cardiovascular disease risk

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    Hjerpsted, Julie Bousgaard; Tholstrup, Tine

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Currently, the effect of dairy products on cardiovascular risk is a topic with much debate and conflicting results. The purpose of this review is to give an overview of the existing literature regarding the effect of cheese intake and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Studies included...

  10. Indian poverty and cardiovascular disease.

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    Ramaraj, Radhakrishnan; Alpert, Joseph Stephen

    2008-07-01

    Cardiovascular disease is among the world's leading causes of death, and nearly 80% of deaths occur in developing countries. Cardiovascular disease is becoming a major health problem in India, where life expectancy has increased with decreases in infectious disease and childhood mortality. It is well established that this population experiences coronary artery disease at a younger age than other populations. With infectious diseases still endemic, noncommunicable diseases are a lower priority for the governments of developing countries. There is a clear progression to degenerative and lifestyle-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease as a result of current social and economic change. The lack of a public response to the increasing risk for cardiovascular disease thus far is due mostly to a perception among policy makers and the public that cardiovascular disease is largely a problem of the urban rich. In conclusion, this review addresses the imminent threats and ways to tackle the epidemic in India.

  11. Assessment of cardiovascular risk.

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    Cooney, Marie Therese

    2010-10-01

    Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most common cause of death worldwide. Usually atherosclerosis is caused by the combined effects of multiple risk factors. For this reason, most guidelines on the prevention of CVD stress the assessment of total CVD risk. The most intensive risk factor modification can then be directed towards the individuals who will derive the greatest benefit. To assist the clinician in calculating the effects of these multiple interacting risk factors, a number of risk estimation systems have been developed. This review address several issues regarding total CVD risk assessment: Why should total CVD risk be assessed? What risk estimation systems are available? How well do these systems estimate risk? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the current systems? What are the current limitations of risk estimation systems and how can they be resolved? What new developments have occurred in CVD risk estimation?

  12. Cardiovascular complications in acromegaly.

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    Vitale, G; Pivonello, R; Lombardi, G; Colao, A

    2004-09-01

    Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality are increased in acromegaly. In fact, GH and IGF-I excess induces a specific cardiomyopathy. The early stage of acromegaly is characterized by the hyperkinetic syndrome (high heart rate and increased systolic output). Frequently, concentric biventricular hypertrophy and diastolic dysfunction occur in acromegaly, leading to an impaired systolic function ending in heart failure if the disease is untreated or unsuccessfully untreated. Besides, abnormalities of cardiac rhythm and of valves have been also described in acromegaly. The coexistence of other complications, such as arterial hypertension and diabetes, aggravates the acromegalic cardiomyopathy. The suppression of GH/IGF-I following an efficacious therapy could decrease left ventricular mass and improve cardiac function. In conclusion, a careful evaluation of cardiac function, morphology and activity seems to be mandatory in acromegaly.

  13. Cardiovascular diseases and diabetes

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    Green, A.; Sortso, C.; Jensen, Peter Bjødstrup

    2016-01-01

    We present an investigation of the occurrence of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes in Denmark 2000 through 2011. The Diabetes Impact Study 2013 is based on all registrants in the Danish National Diabetes Register as of July 3rd 2013 (n=497,232). Record linkage with the Danish...... of diabetes has been rather constant at higher level in males (around 16-18%) than in females (around 12-14%) during 2000-2011 (incl.). In contrast, the incidence rate of CVD after having diabetes diagnosis has declined from about 4.5 to less than 3 during the same period, with higher declining level...... for males than for females. Efforts to detect diabetes at an earlier stage have not resulted in a reduced occurrence of CVD at the diagnosis of diabetes in Denmark. However, the risk of developing CVD after the diagnosis of diabetes has been declining, possibly reflecting benefits of intensified treatment...

  14. Preditores cardiovasculares da mortalidade em idosos longevos Cardiovascular mortality predictors in the oldest old

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    Luiz Pedro Marafon

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho é investigar a associação entre fatores de risco e morbidade cardiovascular com mortalidade em idosos longevos. Noventa e um por cento da população com idade ³ 80 anos (n = 193 de Veranópolis, Rio Grande do Sul, no ano de 1996, foram avaliados para a detecção de fatores de risco e morbidade cardiovascular. Acompanhou-se esta população durante 3 anos e registraram-se os casos de óbitos. Os dados foram analisados por análise univariada e multivariada por regressão logística. Ocorreram 41 (21% óbitos (20 homens e 21 mulheres. As mortes foram distribuídas ao longo do período estudado como se segue: 3 (7,3% no primeiro ano, 8 (19,5% no segundo ano e 30 (73,2% no terceiro ano. Observou-se associação significativa de óbito com as seguintes características: pressão arterial diastólica (PAD, colesterol total (CT, LDL-C, ApoA-I, acidente vascular encefálico prévio (AVC, bloqueio do ramo direito (BRD e hipertrofia ventricular esquerda (HVE ao ECG. Os sobreviventes apresentaram níveis mais elevados de PAD, CT, LDL-C e ApoA-I. AVC, BRD e HVE. A análise multivariada mostrou que as variáveis eram fatores de risco independentes. Os fatores de risco cardiovascular parecem atuar de forma diferenciada em longevos.This article investigates the association between cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the oldest old. In 1996, 91% of the population ³ 80 years of age from Veranópolis, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, were evaluated to detect cardiovascular risk factors and morbidity. The sample was followed up for three years, with the assessment of deaths. The analysis was done using univariate statistics and multivariate logistic regression analysis. There were 41 deaths (21%: 20 men and 21 women. Deaths were distributed by year as follow: 03 (7.3% in the first year, 08 (19.5% in the second, and 30 (73.2% in the third. There was a significant and independent association

  15. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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    Pelc, Norbert

    2000-03-01

    Cardiovascular diseases are a major source of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Early detection of disease can often be used to improved outcomes, either through direct interventions (e.g. surgical corrections) or by causing the patient to modify his or her behavior (e.g. smoking cessation or dietary changes). Ideally, the detection process should be noninvasive (i.e. it should not be associated with significant risk). Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) refers to the formation of images by localizing NMR signals, typically from protons in the body. As in other applications of NMR, a homogeneous static magnetic field ( ~0.5 to 4 T) is used to create ``longitudinal" magnetization. A magnetic field rotating at the Larmor frequency (proportional to the static field) excites spins, converting longitudinal magnetization to ``transverse" magnetization and generating a signal. Localization is performed using pulsed gradients in the static field. MRI can produce images of 2-D slices, 3-D volumes, time-resolved images of pseudo-periodic phenomena such as heart function, and even real-time imaging. It is also possible to acquire spatially localized NMR spectra. MRI has a number of advantages, but perhaps the most fundamental is the richness of the contrast mechanisms. Tissues can be differentiated by differences in proton density, NMR properties, and even flow or motion. We also have the ability to introduce substances that alter NMR signals. These contrast agents can be used to enhance vascular structures and measure perfusion. Cardiovascular MRI allows the reliable diagnosis of important conditions. It is possible to image the blood vessel tree, quantitate flow and perfusion, and image cardiac contraction. Fundamentally, the power of MRI as a diagnostic tool stems from the richness of the contrast mechanisms and the flexibility in control of imaging parameters.

  16. Síndrome Metabólico y Riesgo Cardiovascular.

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    Julio César Fernández-Travieso

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    Full Text Available El síndrome metabólico (SM se define como el conjunto de factores de riesgo cardiovascular constituido por obesidad de distribución central, dislipidemia caracterizada por elevación de las concentraciones de triglicéridos y disminución de las concentraciones de colesterol unido a lipoproteínas de alta densidad (HDL-C, anormalidades en el metabolismo de la glucosa e hipertensión arterial, estrechamente asociado a resistencia a la insulina. El SM se considera como predictor de morbilidad y mortalidad cardiovascular. A pesar de existir diferentes grupos de criterios para el diagnóstico del SM, el más utilizado es el del Tercer Reporte del Programa de Educación sobre el Colesterol, el Panel de Expertos en Diagnóstico, Evaluación y Tratamiento de la Hipercolesterolemia en Adultos (NCEP-ATP III y la importancia clínica de su diagnóstico se relaciona con el potencial impacto que tiene en la morbilidad y mortalidad cardiovascular, en pacientes con y sin diabetes, al constituir un indicador de elevado riesgo cardiovascular. El SM es el resultado de la acción de factores causales sobre una base genética, donde el entorno y los hábitos de vida son importantes en su expresión, por lo que en la prevención del SM es fundamental conseguir un estilo de vida saludable, basado en una alimentación adecuada, actividad física regular y evitar el sobrepeso. El tratamiento del SM incluye la modificación de los hábitos de vida dirigidos a perder peso y aumentar la actividad física y un adecuado control de factores de riesgo de enfermedad cardiovascular como la dislipidemia, la hipertensión arterial y la diabetes mellitus. Los objetivos de esta revisión se enmarcan en abordar brevemente el síndrome metabólico, su fisiopatología, diagnóstico y su incidencia actual en las enfermedades cardiovasculares, así como acotar su prevención y adecuado manejo. Se concluye que la mejor manera de reducir el síndrome metabólico radica en su prevenci

  17. ¿Existe relación entre enfermedad cardiovascular y periodontitis? Are there relation between cardiovascular disease and periodontitis?

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    J.Mª Tejerina Lobo

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    Full Text Available La hipótesis infecciosa de la aterosclerosis ha permitido un rápido avance en el conocimiento sobre los mecanismos patogénicos de la enfermedad coronaria. Más aun, el concepto de la enfermedad coronaria como una enfermedad inflamatoria ha abierto nuevos caminos para la investigación en el campo de la cardiopatía isquémica. Estudios recientes han sugerido que el empleo de marcadores de inflamación ayudaría en la identificación de pacientes con alto riesgo de padecer eventos cardiovasculares. También los estudios epidemiológicos han implicado a la periodontitis como un factor de riesgo para el desarrollo de la enfermedad cardiovascular. La enfermedad periodontal proporciona una fuente de bacterias o de sus productos, y citoquinas de respuesta hiperinflamatoria del huésped por largos periodos de tiempo. Dada la cronicidad de la enfermedad cardiovascular y de la enfermedad periodontal probablemente comparten algunos caminos de común etiologia.The infectious theory to explain atherosclerosis has allowed researchers to advance quickly on the knowledge about pathogenia of cardiovascular disease. Even more, the concept of coronary disease as an inflammatory disease has developed new pathways for investigating the ischaemic cardiac. Recent investigations suggest that the use of inflammatory markers may help for early detecting patients who present high risk of cardiovascular strokes appearance. Also, epidemiological essays have revealed that periodontitis is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease to develop. Periodontitis is a source of bacterias or their wastes, and provoke a hyperinflammatory response on the hostage, liberating cytokines for long periods. Due to chronicity of both cardiovascular and periodontal disease, they may have some similar ethilogycal ways.

  18. Nutritional Risk Factors in the Cardiovascular Patients

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    Mansour Karajibani

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    Full Text Available Background: With respect to the effective dietary factors on heart diseases (HDs, the present research aims to study the dietary risk factors of people with cardiovascular diseases. Materials and Methods: The demography and anthropometric information as well as the nutritional condition for 80 patients hospitalized in the Cardiovascular Ward of Zahedan Khatam al-Anbia (PBUH Hospital were determined through dietary recall and indices of lipid profile.Results: As per the findings of this study, for BMI, 26.2% of the patients were overweighed, 10.1% of patients had obesity, and 43.5% of the patients had abdominal obesity for waist to hip ratio. The mean of cholesterol, triglyceride, LDL, and HDL were 198.2±52.8, 136.8±66.3, 139±35.4, and 40±10.2 mg/dl, respectively. Imbalance in the macronutrient intakes were observed in patients.Conclusion: Given the fact that the indices under study are inappropriate, the patients are those who are subject to cardiovascular diseases in a constant and chronic manner.

  19. Sterility Maintenance Assessment of Moist/Wet Material After Steam Sterilization and 30-day Storage Evaluación de la manutención de la esterilidad de materiales húmedos/mojados después de esterilizados con vapor y almacenados por 30 días Avaliação da manutenção da esterilidade de materiais úmidos/molhados após a esterilização por vapor e armazenamento por 30 dias

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    Giovana Abrahão de Araújo Moriya

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Moist/wet materials stored after autoclaving are considered contaminated and not recommended for use. This study evaluates the maintenance of sterility in moist/wet material after being submitted to steam sterilization and stored for a period of 30 days. Aiming to support decision-making in emergency situations, 40 surgical boxes packed in nonwoven cloth covering Spunbound, Metblouwn, Spunbound (SMS: half (the experimental group were placed in an autoclave but the drying phase was interrupted, yielding moist/wet materials and the other half (the negative control group underwent the complete cycle. The external parts of each surgical box were deliberately contaminated with Serratia marcescens and subsequently stored for 30 days. After this period, the boxes' contents were submitted to sterility tests and no growth was observed. The presence of moisture inside the surgical boxes did not interfere with maintaining their sterility.Se consideran como contaminados los objetos mojados/húmedos almacenados después de ser esterilizados en autoclave, no siendo recomendados para uso. El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar la manutención de la esterilidad de los materiales mojados/húmedos después de sometidos al proceso de esterilización por vapor y almacenados por un intervalo de 30 días. Con la finalidad de auxiliar en la toma de decisiones en situaciones de emergencia, fueron preparadas 40 cajas quirúrgicas embaladas en SMS, siendo la mitad (experimental sometidas a un proceso de esterilización en autoclave, con fase de secado interrumpida, liberando material mojado/húmedo y otras 20 (control con el ciclo completo. Las partes externas de cada caja fueron intencionalmente contaminadas con Serratia marcescens y posteriormente almacenadas por 30 días. Después ese período, los contenidos de las cajas fueron sometidos a pruebas de esterilidad, acusando ausencia total de crecimiento. La presencia de humedad dentro de las cajas no interfirió en la

  20. Nrf2 and cardiovascular defense.

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    Howden, Reuben

    2013-01-01

    The cardiovascular system is susceptible to a group of diseases that are responsible for a larger proportion of morbidity and mortality than any other disease. Many cardiovascular diseases are associated with a failure of defenses against oxidative stress-induced cellular damage and/or death, leading to organ dysfunction. The pleiotropic transcription factor, nuclear factor-erythroid (NF-E) 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), regulates the expression of antioxidant enzymes and proteins through the antioxidant response element. Nrf2 is an important component in antioxidant defenses in cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, and heart failure. Nrf2 is also involved in protection against oxidant stress during the processes of ischemia-reperfusion injury and aging. However, evidence suggests that Nrf2 activity does not always lead to a positive outcome and may accelerate the pathogenesis of some cardiovascular diseases (e.g., atherosclerosis). The precise conditions under which Nrf2 acts to attenuate or stimulate cardiovascular disease processes are unclear. Further studies on the cellular environments related to cardiovascular diseases that influence Nrf2 pathways are required before Nrf2 can be considered a therapeutic target for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

  1. Nrf2 and Cardiovascular Defense

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    Reuben Howden

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The cardiovascular system is susceptible to a group of diseases that are responsible for a larger proportion of morbidity and mortality than any other disease. Many cardiovascular diseases are associated with a failure of defenses against oxidative stress-induced cellular damage and/or death, leading to organ dysfunction. The pleiotropic transcription factor, nuclear factor-erythroid (NF-E 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2, regulates the expression of antioxidant enzymes and proteins through the antioxidant response element. Nrf2 is an important component in antioxidant defenses in cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, and heart failure. Nrf2 is also involved in protection against oxidant stress during the processes of ischemia-reperfusion injury and aging. However, evidence suggests that Nrf2 activity does not always lead to a positive outcome and may accelerate the pathogenesis of some cardiovascular diseases (e.g., atherosclerosis. The precise conditions under which Nrf2 acts to attenuate or stimulate cardiovascular disease processes are unclear. Further studies on the cellular environments related to cardiovascular diseases that influence Nrf2 pathways are required before Nrf2 can be considered a therapeutic target for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

  2. Urotensin II in cardiovascular regulation

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    Fraser D Russell

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Fraser D RussellSchool of Health and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Science, Health and Education, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Queensland, AustraliaAbstract: Cardiovascular function is modulated by neuronal transmitters, circulating hormones, and factors that are released locally from tissues. Urotensin II (UII is an 11 amino acid peptide that stimulates its’ obligatory G protein coupled urotensin II receptors (UT to modulate cardiovascular function in humans and in other animal species, and has been implicated in both vasculoprotective and vasculopathic effects. For example, tissue and circulating concentrations of UII have been reported to increase in some studies involving patients with atherosclerosis, heart failure, hypertension, preeclampsia, diabetes, renal disease and liver disease, raising the possibility that the UT receptor system is involved in the development and/or progression of these conditions. Consistent with this hypothesis, administration of UT receptor antagonists to animal models of cardiovascular disease have revealed improvements in cardiovascular remodelling and hemodynamics. However, recent studies have questioned this contributory role of UII in disease, and have instead postulated a protective effect on the cardiovascular system. For example, high concentrations of circulating UII correlated with improved clinical outcomes in patients with renal disease or myocardial infarction. The purpose of this review is to consider the regulation of the cardiovascular system by UII, giving consideration to methodologies for measurement of plasma concentrations, sites of synthesis and triggers for release.Keywords: urotensin II, cardiovascular disease, heart failure, hypertension

  3. Ototoxicidad por medicamentos

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    Mercado M,Víctor; Burgos S,Rodolfo; Muñoz V,Claudio

    2007-01-01

    Se define ototoxicidad a las perturbaciones transitorias o definitivas de la función auditiva, vestibular, o de las dos a la vez, inducidas por sustancias de uso terapéutico¹. Son muchos los trabajos de investigación que se han dedicado ha este tema quedando aun dudas por resolver debido a las complejas consecuencias donde está envuelto el daño cocleovestibular. El propósito de esta revisión, es presentar las últimas teorías que tratan de explicar desde el punto de vista de la farmacociónétic...

  4. Electrocardiografo por computadora

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    Tinoco Hernandez, Rosanna; Paredes Bejarano, Margarita; Romero Chaglia, Norman; Yapur Auad, Miguel Eduardo

    2009-01-01

    El presente trabajo trata sobrees el diseño y la implementación de un graficador de señales cardiacas por computadora, para lo cual diseñamos un circuito electrónico capaz de recibir la senal analógica proveniente de la actividad electrica del corazón , amplificarla, y luego convertirla en una señal digital para ser procesada por software y finalmente ser graficada, siendo posible así observar la señal cardiaca en el monitor de un computador como un tren de pulsos. Cabe destacar que par...

  5. O papel do materialismo como mediador entre o prazer nas compras e a compra por impulso = The role of materialism as a mediator between shopping pleasure and impulse buying = El papel del materialismo como mediador entre el placer de ir de compras y la compra por impulso

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    Lins, Samuel Lincoln Bezerra

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Muitas pesquisas foram realizadas sobre a compra por impulso, mas raros são os estudos com o público adolescente. O objetivo deste estudo foi testar um modelo de mediação do materialismo entre o prazer nas compras e a compra por impulso com adolescentes brasileiros (n = 482 e portugueses (n = 238, utilizando a técnica de modelagem de equações estruturais. Apesar de alguns problemas com o ajustamento do modelo de medida, o modelo apresentou bons índices de ajustamento para ambas as amostras, obtendo validade externa. Os resultados sugerem que os valores materialistas mediam a relação entre o prazer oriundo da atividade de compra e a compra por impulso, evidenciando a relação existente entre variáveis que foram estudadas separadamente em estudos prévios sobre a compra por impulso. Eles também constituem uma abordagem à problemática no Brasil e em Portugal em particular, e com o público adolescente, em geral

  6. Undergraduates' understanding of cardiovascular phenomena.

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    Michael, Joel A; Wenderoth, Mary Pat; Modell, Harold I; Cliff, William; Horwitz, Barbara; McHale, Philip; Richardson, Daniel; Silverthorn, Dee; Williams, Stephen; Whitescarver, Shirley

    2002-12-01

    Undergraduates students in 12 courses at 8 different institutions were surveyed to determine the prevalence of 13 different misconceptions (conceptual difficulties) about cardiovascular function. The prevalence of these misconceptions ranged from 20 to 81% and, for each misconception, was consistent across the different student populations. We also obtained explanations for the students' answers either as free responses or with follow-up multiple-choice questions. These results suggest that students have a number of underlying conceptual difficulties about cardiovascular phenomena. One possible source of some misconceptions is the students' inability to apply simple general models to specific cardiovascular phenomena. Some implications of these results for teachers of physiology are discussed.

  7. Fish cardiovascular physiology and disease.

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    Sherrill, Johanna; Weber, E Scott; Marty, Gary D; Hernandez-Divers, Stephen

    2009-01-01

    Fish patients with cardiovascular disorders present a challenge in terms of diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic options. Veterinarians can approach these cases in fish using methods similar to those employed for other companion animals. Clinicians who evaluate and treat fish in private, aquarium, zoologic, or aquaculture settings need to rely on sound clinical judgment after thorough historical and physical evaluation. Pharmacokinetic data and treatments specific to cardiovascular disease in fish are limited; thus, drug types and dosages used in fish are largely empiric. Fish cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, diagnostic evaluation, monitoring, common diseases, cardiac pathologic conditions, formulary options, and comprehensive references are presented with the goal of providing fish veterinarians with clinically relevant tools.

  8. Prevalencia de factores de riesgo y riesgo cardiovascular global en la población de Tres Lomas

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    María E. Mazzei

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen:La mortalidad atribuida a las enfermedades cardiovasculares se encuentra en primer lugar y en aumento en los países en vías de desarrollo. En la Argentina, las enfermedades cardiovasculares producen, junto con el cáncer, más del 50% de las muertes anuales. En contraposición a las enfermedades infecciosas, éstas se denominan genéricamente enfermedades no transmisibles y se ha demostrado que son prevenibles en gran medida a través del control y el manejo de los llamados factores de riesgo para el desarrollo de enfermedades cardiovasculares. Es por ello que la información sobre la prevalencia y la variación en el tiempo de estos factores de riesgo es fundamental para realizar una vigilancia epidemiológica del problema de las enfermedades cardiovasculares en la población y, a su vez, para proponer acciones comunitarias preventivas.ObjetivosObtener información sobre los factores de riesgo cardiovascular en la población de Tres Lomas (Buenos Aires, calcular el riesgo cardiovascular global (RCG y comparar estos resultados con los descriptos para toda la Argentina.Material y métodosSe entrevistaron al azar 522 adultos de Tres Lomas. Se utilizó el cuestionario para vigilancia epidemiológica de la OPS y se realizaron mediciones antropométricas. En 100 individuos se determinaron lípidos y glucemia para estimar el RCG, definido como probabilidad de desarrollar un evento no fatal o muerte coronaria en los próximos 10 años. Por último, estas prevalencias se compararon con las estimadas a nivel nacional.ResultadosHubo menor prevalencia de diabetes (7,7% versus 11,9%; p < 0,0001, tabaquismo (27,7% versus 33,4%; p < 0,0054 y depresión (14,4% versus 22,8%; p < 0,0001, aunque más sobrepeso y obesidad que el promedio país (58,4% versus 49,1%; p < 0,0001. Aunque la medición de la tensión arterial fue más frecuente que el promedio (82,2% versus 68,4%; p < 0,0001, las determinaciones de glucemia (50,2% versus 69,3%; p < 0,0001 y de

  9. A study of cardiovascular autonomic function in normal pregnancy

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    Sumana Panja

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The present study was designed to evaluate the physiological responses to noninvasive cardiovascular autonomic function tests in normal pregnancy and compare them with non- pregnant controls. Materials and Methods: The study population comprised of 90 apparently healthy, pregnant women divided equally into three groups based on their period of gestation and 30 otherwise healthy, non-pregnant women as controls. The standard autonomic function tests based on cardiovascular reflexes, including heart rate response tests and blood pressure response tests were performed. Result: It was observed that variability of mean between and within all the population groups and controls was significantly different. Multiple comparison analysis revealed a significantly lower Deep Breathing Difference in pregnant subjects, significant difference in Valsalva Ratio in third trimester group, a significantly lower Postural Tachycardia Index only during last trimester and a significantly higher fall in systolic blood pressure on standing only during 1st trimester. A significantly lower alteration in diastolic blood pressure during isometric handgrip in later trimesters and a significant increase in overall cardiovascular autonomic score between and within all groups were also observed. Conclusion: The observations serve to corroborate that the cardiovascular indices in pregnant women are significantly altered in comparison to non-pregnant women, thus highlighting the importance of cardiovascular monitoring during pregnancy. The study also helped to reaffirm the efficacy of simple cardiovascular reflex tests in research on pregnancy physiology.

  10. Factores de riesgo cardiovascular en estudiantes universitarios chilenos

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    Chiang-Salgado María Teresa

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar la prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular en universitarios asintomáticos de ambos sexos, de entre 18 y 25 años de edad. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: La muestra quedó integrada por 1 301 estudiantes. En una submuestra de 293 sujetos se midieron lípidos séricos, con un analizador químico Hitachi 717. La obesidad se estimó considerando el índice de masa corporal (IMC; el antecedente familiar de infarto, así como el consumo de cigarrillos y el nivel de actividad física se determinaron mediante un cuestionario de autoevaluación. Se construyeron tablas de contingencia para estudiar asociaciones entre factores de riesgo lipídicos y no lipídicos, usando la prueba ji² de Pearson. Se realizó un análisis de regresión múltiple para determinar la relación de cada una de las variables lipídicas (colesterol total, colesterol-lipoproteína de baja densidad, colesterol-lipoproteína de alta densidad y triglicéridos, así como de las no lipídicas (edad, peso, estatura, IMC, sexo, presión arterial, conducta sedentaria y antecedente familiar de infarto precoz. RESULTADOS: Se encontraron niveles de riesgo lipídico en 29.2% de los casos para colesterol total, en 16.2% para lipoproteína de baja densidad y en 5% para lipoproteína de alta densidad. Entre los factores de riesgo no lipídicos más prevalentes, estaban el consumo de cigarrillos, con 46.1%, y el sedentarismo, que alcanzó 60.8%. La obesidad, la hipertensión arterial y el antecedente familiar alcanzaron 1.9, 4.6 y 11%, respectivamente. Se observó una asociación entre el perfil lipídico de riesgo, la obesidad, la conducta fumadora y el antecedente familiar. CONCLUSIONES: Los resultados mostraron una alta prevalencia de sedentarismo y conducta fumadora, asociada a un perfil lipídico de riesgo. Se deduce la necesidad imperiosa de diseñar programas de intervención con el fin de modificar el estilo de vida y prevenir la posible presencia de enfermedades

  11. Turnos de trabajo: ¿un factor de riesgo cardiovascular?

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    José Santana-Herrera

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Describir según la literatura existente si hay evidencia científica de que los turnos de trabajo son un factor de riesgo cardiovascular e identificar las intervenciones en los tipos de turno más efectivas para reducir dichos riesgos. Material y métodos: Se realizó una búsqueda bibliográfica en 10 bases de datos obteniéndose 13 artículos. El diseño de estos estudios fueron: 7 de intervención, 1 de cohortes, 1 casos control, 3 descriptivos transversales y un estudio piloto. Se agruparon los trabajos según la dirección y velocidad de rotación, ergonomía de los turnos y cambios en el número de turnos analizándose la modificación de los biomarcadores según el tipo de intervención. Resultados: La muestra total fue de 12.332 trabajadores. El cambio en la dirección de rotación del turno de trabajo de atrás hacia adelante mostró cambios favorables como disminución del nivel de glucosa, TG, Ác. Úrico y TAS. Rotaciones rápidas en sentido horario pueden ser beneficiosas observándose una disminución del colesterol total, relación colesterol total/LDL y un aumento de HDL. Al asociar la dirección y velocidad de rotación no se obtuvieron modificaciones significativas de los biomarcadores. El cambio ergonómico en los turnos disminuyo las alteraciones lipídicas, TA y FC. Finalmente la diabetes mellitus se vio influenciada negativamente cuando cambiamos de tres turnos a dos turnos de trabajo. Conclusiones: Los artículos publicados sugieren un impacto negativo del trabajo por turnos en el riesgo cardiovascular que puede modificarse favorablemente con cambios en la organización del trabajo (sistema de rotación rápido en sentido horario, turnos flexibles y rotaciones de tres turnos.

  12. Carotenoids and cardiovascular health.

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    Voutilainen, Sari; Nurmi, Tarja; Mursu, Jaakko; Rissanen, Tiina H

    2006-06-01

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the main cause of death in Western countries. Nutrition has a significant role in the prevention of many chronic diseases such as CVD, cancers, and degenerative brain diseases. The major risk and protective factors in the diet are well recognized, but interesting new candidates continue to appear. It is well known that a greater intake of fruit and vegetables can help prevent heart diseases and mortality. Because fruit, berries, and vegetables are chemically complex foods, it is difficult to pinpoint any single nutrient that contributes the most to the cardioprotective effects. Several potential components that are found in fruit, berries, and vegetables are probably involved in the protective effects against CVD. Potential beneficial substances include antioxidant vitamins, folate, fiber, and potassium. Antioxidant compounds found in fruit and vegetables, such as vitamin C, carotenoids, and flavonoids, may influence the risk of CVD by preventing the oxidation of cholesterol in arteries. In this review, the role of main dietary carotenoids, ie, lycopene, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein, and zeaxanthin, in the prevention of heart diseases is discussed. Although it is clear that a higher intake of fruit and vegetables can help prevent the morbidity and mortality associated with heart diseases, more information is needed to ascertain the association between the intake of single nutrients, such as carotenoids, and the risk of CVD. Currently, the consumption of carotenoids in pharmaceutical forms for the treatment or prevention of heart diseases cannot be recommended.

  13. Cardiovascular risk assessment in hypertensive patients Evaluación del riesgo cardiovascular en hipertensos Avaliação do risco cardiovascular em hipertensos

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    Elaine Amaral de Paula

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: to assess cardiovascular risk by means of the traditional Framingham score and the version modified through the incorporation of emerging risk factors, such as family history of acute myocardial infarction, metabolic syndrome and chronic kidney disease. METHOD: participants were 50 hypertensive patients under outpatient treatment. The clinical data were collected through a semi-structured interview and the laboratory data from patients' histories. RESULTS: it was verified that the traditional Framingham score was predominantly low (74%, with 14% showing medium risk and 12% high risk. After the inclusion of emerging risk factors, the chance of a coronary event was low in 22% of the cases, medium in 56% and high in 22%. CONCLUSIONS: the comparison between the traditional Framingham risk score and the modified version demonstrated a significant difference in the cardiovascular risk classification, whose correlation shows discreet agreement between the two scales. Lifestyle elements seem to play a determinant role in the increase in cardiovascular risk levels. OBJETIVO: evaluar el riesgo cardiovascular utilizando el puntaje de Framingham tradicional y el modificado por la incorporación de factores de riesgo emergentes como historia familiar de infarto agudo del miocardio, síndrome metabólico y enfermedad renal crónica. MÉTODO: participaron 50 hipertensos que hacen tratamiento en ambulatorio. Los datos clínicos fueron obtenidos por medio de entrevista semiestructurada y los de laboratorio fueron obtenidos de fichas. RESULTADOS: se verificó que el puntaje de Framingham tradicional fue predominantemente bajo (74%, 14% presentó riesgo medio y 12% riesgo alto. Tras la inclusión de factores de riesgo emergentes, la probabilidad de ocurrir un evento coronario fue baja en 22% de los casos, media en 56% y alta en 22% de los casos. CONCLUSIONES: la comparación entre el puntaje de riesgo de Framingham tradicional y el modificado demostr

  14. Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy in diabetes

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    Spallone, Vincenza; Ziegler, Dan; Freeman, Roy

    2011-01-01

    in type 2 diabetes. CAN is a risk marker of mortality and cardiovascular morbidity, and possibly a progression promoter of diabetic nephropathy. Criteria for CAN diagnosis and staging are: 1. one abnormal cardio-vagal test identifies possible or early CAN; 2. at least two abnormal cardio-vagal tests....... diagnosis of CAN clinical forms, 2. detection and tailored treatment of CAN clinical correlates (e.g. tachycardia, OH, nondipping, QT interval prolongation), 3. risk stratification for diabetic complications and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and 4. modulation of targets of diabetes therapy......Cardiovascular Autonomic Neuropathy (CAN) Subcommittee of Toronto Consensus Panel on Diabetic Neuropathy worked to update CAN guidelines, with regard to epidemiology, clinical impact, diagnosis, usefulness of CAN testing, and management. CAN is the impairment of cardiovascular autonomic control...

  15. Cognitive dysfunction after cardiovascular surgery

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    Funder, K S; Steinmetz, J; Rasmussen, L S

    2009-01-01

    This review describes the incidence, risk factors, and long-term consequences of cognitive dysfunction after cardiovascular surgery. Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is increasingly being recognized as an important complication, especially in the elderly. A highly sensitive neuropsychol...

  16. [Subclinical hypothyroidism and cardiovascular risk].

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    López Rubio, María Antonia; Tárraga López, Pedro Juan; Rodríguez Montes, José Antonio; Frías López, María del Carmen; Solera Albero, Juan; Bermejo López, Pablo

    2015-05-01

    Objetivos: Valorar si el hipotiroidismo subclínico puede comportarse como un factor de riesgo cardiovascular o un modificador del mismo, identificando variables epidemiológicas y riesgo cardiovascular estimado en una muestra de sujetos diagnosticados en la provincia de Albacete. Método: Estudio observacional, descriptivo y transversal realizado en Albacete durante la primera quincena de enero de 2012 en pacientes de ambos géneros con hipotiroidismo subclínico. Se analizaron las siguientes variables: glucemia basal, colesterol total, colesterol HDL, colesterol LDL, triglicéridos, TSH, T4, peso, talla, I.M.C., tensión arterial, antecedentes de patología cardiovascular, factores de riesgo cardiovascular y riesgo cardiovascular estimado. Resultados: Se obtuvieron 326 pacientes, con predominio femenino (79,2 %), menores de 65 años en el 78% y sin factores de riesgo cardiovascular en el 48,61%. La prevalencia de los factores de riesgo cardiovascular identificados fué: tabaquismo (33,2%), diabetes mellitus (24,9%), hipertensión arterial (23,4%), alteraciones lipídicas (28,9%) y fibrilación auricular (4,9 %). No se encontró asociación entre hipotiroidismo subclínico y la mayoría de los parámetros del perfil lipídico que condicionan un perfil pro-aterogénico, salvo con la hipertrigliceridemia. Asimismo, tampoco se constató asociación con riesgo cardiovascular aumentado. Conclusiones: El perfil del paciente con hipotiroidismo subclínico es una mujer de mediana edad sin factores de riesgo cardiovascular en la mitad de casos. Se ha encontrado relación entre hipotiroidismo subclínico e hipertrigliceridemia, pero no con el resto de parámetros del perfil lipídico, otros factores de riesgo cardiovascular o con aumento de dicho riesgo. Sin embargo, un 25% de diabéticos y un 22% de no diabéticos están en situación de riesgo cardiovascular moderado-alto.

  17. Exercise and the Cardiovascular System

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    Saeid Golbidi; Ismail Laher

    2012-01-01

    There are alarming increases in the incidence of obesity, insulin resistance, type II diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. The risk of these diseases is significantly reduced by appropriate lifestyle modifications such as increased physical activity. However, the exact mechanisms by which exercise influences the development and progression of cardiovascular disease are unclear. In this paper we review some important exercise-induced changes in cardiac, vascular, and blood tissues and discuss...

  18. Stress and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

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    Inoue, Nobutaka

    2014-01-01

    Recent major advances in medical science have introduced a wide variety of treatments against atherosclerosis-based cardiovascular diseases, which has led to a significant reduction in mortality associated with these diseases. However, atherosclerosis-based cardiovascular disease remains a leading cause of death. Furthermore, progress in medical science has demonstrated the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease to be complicated, with a wide variety of underlying factors. Among these factors, stress is thought to be pivotal. Several types of stress are involved in the development of cardiovascular disease, including oxidative stress, mental stress, hemodynamic stress and social stress. Accumulating evidence indicates that traditional risk factors for atherosclerosis, including diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and smoking, induce oxidative stress in the vasculature. Oxidative stress is implicated in the pathogenesis of endothelial dysfunction, atherogenesis, hypertension and remodeling of blood vessels. Meanwhile, mental stress is a well-known major contributor to the development of cardiovascular disease. The cardiovascular system is constantly exposed to hemodynamic stress by the blood flow and/or pulsation, and hemodynamic stress exerts profound effects on the biology of vascular cells and cardiomyocytes. In addition, social stress, such as that due to a lack of social support, poverty or living alone, has a negative impact on the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, there are interactions between mental, oxidative and hemodynamic stress. The production of reactive oxygen species is increased under high levels of mental stress in close association with oxidative stress. These stress responses and their interactions play central roles in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis-based cardiovascular disease. Accordingly, the pathophysiological and clinical implications of stress are discussed in this article.

  19. Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease

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    Vivian Cristina Garcia; Lígia Araújo Martini

    2010-01-01

    Vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency has been observed worldwide at all stages of life. It has been characterized as a public health problem, since low concentrations of this vitamin have been linked to the pathogenesis of several chronic diseases. Several studies have suggested that vitamin D is involved in cardiovascular diseases and have provided evidence that it has a role in reducing cardiovascular disease risk. It may be involved in regulation of gene expression through the presence of vi...

  20. Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease

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    Grübler, Martin R.; Martin Gaksch; Thomas Pieber; Katharina Kienreich; Nicolas Verheyen; Andreas Tomaschitz; Stefan Pilz

    2013-01-01

    Vitamin D deficiency, as well as cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and related risk factors are highly prevalent worldwide and frequently co-occur. Vitamin D has long been known to be an essential part of bone metabolism, although recent evidence suggests that vitamin D plays a key role in the pathophysiology of other diseases, including CVD, as well. In this review, we aim to summarize the most recent data on the involvement of vitamin D deficiency in the development of major cardiovascular risk...

  1. cardiovasculares em um grupo de idosos

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    Joselany Afio Caetano

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudio descriptivo, con abordaje cuantitativo, cuyo objetivo fue investigar los factores de riesgo relacionados con las alteraciones cardiovasculares en ancianos, atendidos en una institución pública de Fortaleza - CE, el año de 2006. Para la recolección de los datos fueron entrevistados 145 ancianos. Los resultados fueron organizados en tablas y analizados en porcentuales descriptivos. Los resultados obtenidos mostraron que un 43,4% de la población se encuentra en la faja etaria por encima de 70 años, predomina el sexo femenino y la renta familiar incide en uno o menos de un salario mínimo. Además de ello, un 52% no son alfabetizados, la mayoría es casada y reside con los familiares, 59,3% de los entrevistados tienen antecedentes de hipertensión y un 41%, son sedentarios. Entre los factores de riesgo citados sobresalen: el consumo de café, sal y grasa. Las afecciones crónico-degenerativas están presentes en la mayoría de los ancianos. Por lo tanto, se considera que es necesario intensificar los programas de educación en salud con el objetivo de mantener el nivel de calidad de vida del anciano.

  2. Enfoque genómico en la enfermedad cardiovascular

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    Ismael San Mauro-Martín

    Full Text Available Introducción: las enfermedades cardiovasculares (EC constituyen la principal causa de muerte a nivel mundial. La etiología es multifactorial, pueden influir diversos factores como la dieta, los hábitos de vida, el nivel de ejercicio físico o la carga genética. El gran número de genes implicados, así como sus diversas variantes, pueden influir sobre el riesgo de padecer enfermedades cardiovasculares por medio de distintas vías. Objetivo: determinar la relación existente entre diferentes polimorfismos genéticos y el riesgo individual de EC en población infantil y adulta. Métodos: se llevó a cabo una búsqueda bibliográfica utilizando la base de datos PubMed. La búsqueda se limitó a un periodo de diez años y a metaanálisis realizados en humanos. Resultados: se establece relación entre el riesgo de enfermedad cardiovascular y los siguientes polimorfismos genéticos: cromosoma 9p21, apolipoproteína A5, apolipoproteínas E2, E3 y E4, gen PPARG o PPARΥ, genes implicados en el metabolismo lipídico, gen MTHFR, citocromo P450, factor V de coagulación o factor de Leiden (FVL y gen VKORC. Conclusiones: Se han identificado un gran número de genes relacionados con la enfermedad cardiovascular. La carga genética puede influir de manera directa o indirecta sobre el riesgo cardiovascular, modificando factores de riesgo para enfermedad cardiovascular o actuando sobre la medicación empleada para tratarla.

  3. A Sensitive and Biodegradable Pressure Sensor Array for Cardiovascular Monitoring.

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    Boutry, Clementine M; Nguyen, Amanda; Lawal, Qudus Omotayo; Chortos, Alex; Rondeau-Gagné, Simon; Bao, Zhenan

    2015-11-18

    An array of highly sensitive pressure sensors entirely made of biodegradable materials is presented, designed as a single-use flexible patch for application in cardiovascular monitoring. The high sensitivity in combination with fast response time is unprecedented when compared to recent reports on biodegradable pressure sensors (sensitivity three orders of magnitude higher), as illustrated by pulse wave velocity measurements, toward hypertension detection.

  4. Vitamin D and cardiovascular disease.

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    Norman, P E; Powell, J T

    2014-01-17

    Vitamin D plays a classical hormonal role in skeletal health by regulating calcium and phosphorus metabolism. Vitamin D metabolites also have physiological functions in nonskeletal tissues, where local synthesis influences regulatory pathways via paracrine and autocrine mechanisms. The active metabolite of vitamin D, 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, binds to the vitamin D receptor that regulates numerous genes involved in fundamental processes of potential relevance to cardiovascular disease, including cell proliferation and differentiation, apoptosis, oxidative stress, membrane transport, matrix homeostasis, and cell adhesion. Vitamin D receptors have been found in all the major cardiovascular cell types including cardiomyocytes, arterial wall cells, and immune cells. Experimental studies have established a role for vitamin D metabolites in pathways that are integral to cardiovascular function and disease, including inflammation, thrombosis, and the renin-angiotensin system. Clinical studies have generally demonstrated an independent association between vitamin D deficiency and various manifestations of degenerative cardiovascular disease including vascular calcification. However, the role of vitamin D supplementation in the management of cardiovascular disease remains to be established. This review summarizes the clinical studies showing associations between vitamin D status and cardiovascular disease and the experimental studies that explore the mechanistic basis for these associations.

  5. [Air pollution and cardiovascular disease].

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    Haber, Guy; Witberg, Guy; Danenberg, Haim

    2007-10-01

    Cardiovascular atherothrombosis is the most common cause of death globally, with several well-known risk factors. Air pollution is a byproduct of fuel combustion by motor vehicles, power plants and industrial factories. It is composed of gases, fluids and particulate matter (PM) of different sizes, which include basic carbon, organic carbonic molecules and metals such as vanadium, nickel, zinc and iron. These particles are subdivided by their median size, a major contributing factor for their capability to enter the human body through the respiratory system. Most of the epidemiological studies have shown correlation between acute and long-term exposure to air pollution elements and cardiovascular morbidity in general, and angina pectoris and acute myocardial infarction specifically. Physiological studies have found different arrhythmias as the etiologic cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality following exposure to air pollution. A major finding was a decline in heart rate variability, a phenomenon known as endangering for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, especially in patients after acute myocardial infarction. To date, several pathways have been proposed, including a hypercoagulable state following an inflammatory response, cardiac nervous autonomic disequilibrium, endothelial dysfunction with blood vessel contraction and direct toxic impact on cardiac muscle. Additional research is needed for clarifying the pathophysiological pathways by which air pollution affects the cardiovascular system. That might allow forthcoming with preventive measures and correct treatment, and hence a decrease in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Another important target is dose-outcome correlation curves for safety threshold calculation as a basis for air pollution regulations.

  6. Osteoporosis and ischemic cardiovascular disease.

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    Laroche, Michel; Pécourneau, Virginie; Blain, Hubert; Breuil, Véronique; Chapurlat, Roland; Cortet, Bernard; Sutter, Bruno; Degboe, Yannick

    2016-11-09

    Osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease were long viewed as independent of each other. However, numerous epidemiological studies, which are discussed in the first part of this review, have provided incontrovertible evidence of a link. Thus, the risk of coronary artery disease and stroke is higher in patients with a history of osteoporotic fracture or low bone mineral density than in non-osteoporotic patients. In the other direction, patients with cardiovascular disease are at higher risk for bone loss and osteoporotic fracture. The link between osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease is due in part to shared conventional risk factors such as estrogen deprivation in women, smoking, low physical activity, and diabetes. In addition, atheroma plaque calcification involves cytokines and growth factors that also play a role in bone turnover, including proinflammatory cytokines (IL-6 and TNFα), osteoprotegerin, sclerostin, matrix GLA protein, and FGF-23. Several recent studies have provided support for these pathophysiological hypotheses. Thus, elevation of osteoprotegerin, sclerostin, or FGF-23 levels may explain and predict the occurrence of both osteoporotic fractures and cardiovascular events. The association between osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease found in most epidemiological and pathophysiological studies suggests a need for evaluating potential benefits from routine bone absorptiometry and osteoporotic fracture detection in patients with cardiovascular disease and from exercise testing and arterial Doppler imaging in patients with osteoporosis.

  7. ASOCIACIÓN ENTRE LA AGRUPACIÓN (CLUSTERING DE FACTORES DE RIESGO CARDIOVASCULAR Y EL RIESGO DE ENFERMEDAD CARDIOVASCULAR

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    José Miguel Baena Díez

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Las enfermedades cardiovasculares constituyen la principal causa de mortalidad en España. El objetivo del estudio es estudiar la asociación entre la agrupación (clustering de factores de riesgo cardiovascular y el riesgo de padecer eventos cardiovasculares mayores: cardiopatía isquémica, enfermedad cerebrovascular y arteriopatía periférica de extremidades inferiores. Método: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo transversal, realizado en un centro de salud urbano. Se estudiaron 2.248 historias clínicas de personas con edad igual o superior a 15 años, seleccionadas mediante muestreo aleatorio simple. Los datos se obtuvieron por revisión de las historias clínicas, estimando la odds ratio (OR para padecer algún evento cardiovascular (n = 224, cardiopatía isquémica (n = 123, enfermedad cerebrovascular (n = 84 y arteriopatía periférica (n = 55 respecto al número de factores de riesgo cardiovascular. Se incluyeron los factores de riesgo cardiovascular tabaquismo, hipertensión arterial, hipercolesterolemia, hipertrigliceridemia, diabetes y obesidad. La OR fue ajustada por edad y sexo. Resultados: El porcentaje de pacientes con 0,1, 2, 3 y 4-6 factores de riesgo cardiovascular fue de 39,1, 32,8, 17,5, 6,9 y 3,7 respectivamente. Las OR para el riesgo de tener algún evento cardiovascular asociada a 1, 2, 3 y 4-6 factores de riesgo cardiovascular fueron de 1,6 (IC95%: 0,9-2,7, 2,8 (IC95%: 1,7-4,7, 3,6 (IC95%: 1,9-6,5 y 5,6 (IC95%: 2,9-10,8, respectivamente. Las OR para la cardiopatía isquémica, asociada a los mismos niveles de riesgo, fueron de 2,3 (IC95%: 1,1-4,6, 2,5 (IC95%: 1,2-5,2, 5,3 (IC95%: 2,4-11,5 y 6,2 (IC95%: 2,7-14,3, respectivamente. Para la enfermedad cerebrovascular las OR fueron 1,1 (IC95%: 0,5-2,5, 2,3 (IC95%: 1,2-5,3, 2,4 (IC95%: 1,0-5,9 y 5,6 (IC95%: 2,2-14,1, respectivamente. Las OR para la arteriopatía periférica fueron 2,1 (IC95%: 0,8-5,9 , 3,7 (IC95%: 1,3-10,5, 3,3 (IC95%: 1,0-11,1 y 6,1 (IC95%: 1

  8. Alteraciones electrocardiográficas y factores de riesgo cardiovascular en pacientes con diabetes tipo 2 Electrocardiographic abnormalities and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes

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    Martha Rodríguez-Morán

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar cuáles son las alteraciones del ritmo y la conducción cardiaca más frecuentes en pacientes con diabetes tipo 2 sin cardiopatía previa y establecer su asociación con los factores de riesgo cardiovascular. Material y métodos. Se incluyeron pacientes con diabetes tipo 2 sin presencia o antecedentes de cardiopatía. Se determinaron los factores de riesgo cardiovascular, el índice de masa corporal y los niveles séricos de glucosa, colesterol y triglicéridos. Se registró electrocardiograma convencional en reposo. La asociación de las variables en estudio con la ocurrencia de arritmias se calculó con un modelo de análisis multivariado ajustado por sexo. Resultados. Se integraron 199 pacientes: 113 mujeres (56.8% y 86 hombres (43.2%, y se identificó algún tipo de alteración electrocardiográfica en 29.1% de los sujetos. El hemibloqueo fascicular anterior (HFA y el bloqueo completo de rama derecha del Haz de His (BRDHH, constituyeron 75.9% de las alteraciones identificadas. Los pacientes con trastornos del ritmo y la conducción tienen niveles más elevados de colesterol y triglicéridos. La aparición de arritmias se relaciona directamente con el incremento de la edad (r= 0.75, p= 0.01. En el análisis multivariado ajustado por sexo la hipercolesterolemia y la edad se asociaron significativamente con las alteraciones del ritmo y la conducción: RM 1.5, IC95% 1.1-4.6, pObjective. To determine the most frequent alterations in rhythm and cardiac conduction in patients with type 2 diabetes without previous cardiopathy, and to establish the association of this disease with cardiovascular risk factors. Material and methods. Subjects with type 2 diabetes, without cardiopathy antecedents were included in the study. Cardiovascular risk factors, body mass index and serum glucose, cholesterol and trygliceride levels were determined. A resting electrocardiogram was recorded. The association between the variables under study and

  9. Factores de riesgo cardiovascular en trabajadores de una fundacion, Cartagena

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    Amparo Astrid Montalvo-Prieto

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available La enfermedad cardiovascular es uno de los mayores problemas de salud pública en el mundo, por ser incapacitante y costosa. Se considera un trastorno de origen multifactorial agrupados éstos en modificables y no modificable. Identificar los factores de riesgo cardiovascular en los trabajadores de una fundación, Cartagena. Se recolectó la información a 50 trabajadores de la Fundación objeto de estudio, mediante el procedimiento STEPS recomendado por la OMS, que permite diligenciar información sociodemográfica, mediciones físicas y bioquímicas.Los resultados se presentan utilizando la estadística descriptiva. Hubo una tasa de respuesta del 99,8 % del total de los participantes. El promedio de edad de los participantes fue de 30.48 años, el 84% consume alcohol y verduras 4,54 días a la semana, bajo nivel de actividad física en el 76%; sobrepeso en el 50% y el 12% presenta obesidad grado 2, antecedentes de diabetes 44% y de hipertensión el 66%. Determinar los factores de riesgo en etapas tempranas permitirá establecer acciones encaminadas a modificar estilos de vida y a disminuir el riesgo cardiovascular en los pacientes, además de promover el trabajo multisectorial para tomar decisiones y priorizar acciones.

  10. Choque cardiogênico por dissulfiram Shockcardiogénico por disulfiram Cardiogenic shock caused by disulfiram

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    Ana Jerónimo

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available A intoxicação medicamentosa por dissulfiram é uma situação rara, mas, que pode se apresentar com manifestações cardiovasculares graves e potencialmente fatais, como choque cardiogênico. É apresentado o caso de uma paciente com choque refratário, após intoxicação voluntária por dissulfiram. A avaliação clínica e bioquímica, junto à avaliação ecocardiográfica e à monitorização invasiva, confirmaram tratar-se de um choque cardiogênico associado a esse fármaco. São discutidos os mecanismos de ação conhecidos do dissulfiram e descritos os principais efeitos colaterais, especialmente os cardiovasculares, alertando para a importância da suspeição diagnóstica e da abordagem terapêutica imediata mais adequada nesse contexto.La intoxicación medicamentosa por disulfiram es una situación rara, aunque puede presentarse con manifestaciones cardiovasculares graves y potencialmente fatales, como el shock cardiogénico. Este relato presenta el caso de una paciente con shock refractario, tras intoxicación voluntaria por disulfiram. La evaluación clínica y bioquímica, junto a la evaluación ecocardiográfica y el monitoreo invasivo, confirmaron tratarse de un shock cardiogénico asociado a ese fármaco. A lo largo del presente relato se discuten los mecanismos de acción del disulfiram conocidos, así como se describen los principales efectos colaterales, específicamente los cardiovasculares. En este sentido, también se alerta para la importancia de la sospecha diagnóstica y del abordaje terapéutico inmediato más adecuado a este contexto.Drug intoxication with disulfiram is a rare condition that may lead to severe and potentially fatal cardiovascular manifestations such as cardiogenic shock. We report the case of a female patient with refractory shock after deliberate self-poisoning with disulfiram. Clinical, biochemical and echocardiographic assessment, as well as invasive monitoring confirmed cardiogenic shock

  11. Osteomielitis por salmonella

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    Alicia Velázquez Pérez

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de una paciente femenina de color blanco y dos años de edad, con diagnóstico prenatal de sicklemia, que desde edades tempranas tiene problemas de la enfermedad. Ingresó en esta ocasión por una de las complicaciones infecciosas que ocasiona este padecimiento, una osteomielitis del húmero izquierdo, aislándose el germen en el hemocultivo realizado, una salmonella. Necesitó de tratamiento enérgico y prolongado; se obtuvo un resultado satisfactorio en la evolución de la enfermedad y se sigue sistemáticamente por consulta externa en la actualidad

  12. Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Cardiovascular Hyperreactivity in Young Venezuelans

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    Sady Montes Amador

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    Full Text Available Background: cardiovascular hyperreactivity in young people has been associated with different risk factors and a family history of hypertension. Objective: to determine the association between a family history of hypertension and cardiovascular risk factors with cardiovascular hyperreactivity. Method: a correlational, cross-sectional study was conducted in a universe of 77 young individuals aged 18 to 40 years from the Churuguara parish of the Falcon State in Venezuela. The variables were: age, sex, skin color, family history of hypertension, medical history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, alcohol consumption, salt intake, physical activity and body mass index. The diastolic and systolic blood pressure before and after the pressor response elicited by an isometric exercise were determined as hemodynamic variables. Results: thirteen percent of the participants developed vascular reactivity after the hand-held weight test. Cardiovascular hyperreactivity is three times higher in individuals with a family history of hypertension. Sixty percent of those with a body mass index greater than or equal to 27 kg/m2 are hyperreactive. There is a higher cardiovascular response to the hand-held weight test as the consumption of alcohol increases. Thirty three point three percent of the participants who smoke are hyperreactive. Conclusions: there is a significant association between a family history of hypertension, obesity, salt intake, alcohol consumption and vascular hyperreactivity.

  13. Absorbing materials of thin film for photovoltaic structures prepared by the process of pyrolytic spraying; Materiales absorbedores en pelicula delgada para estructuras fotovoltaicas preparados por el proceso de rocio pirolitico

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    Calixto Rodriguez, Manuela

    2006-11-15

    InS{sub 2}, SnS{sub 2} y SnS por la tecnica de rocio pirolitico. Se analizaron las propuestas estructurales, opticas y electricas de estas peliculas para determinar el conjunto de parametros de deposito con los cuales se obtienen las mejores propiedades fisicas para la aplicacion de las mismas en estructuras fotovoltaicas. Se encontro que la relacion molar en solucion de los compuestos de partida y la temperatura de deposito son los parametros dominantes en el proceso de crecimiento de las peliculas. Para el deposito de peliculas delgadas se sulfuro de indio se usaron acetato de indio y N, N-dimetil tiourea como compuestos precursores de In y S, respectivamente. Se obtuvieron peliculas policristalinas del compuesto In{sub 2}S{sub 3} empleando temperaturas de substrato, Ts, entre 400 y 450 grados centigrados, y soluciones de acetato de indio y N, N-dimetil tiourea con relaciones molares (In:S) de 1:8 y 1:1. La brecha de energia, Eg, de estas peliculas varia de 2.04 a 2.67 eV, y el valor de la conductividad en obscuridad, D, varia de 10-7 a 1 (cm)-1 en funcion de la relacion molar en solucion. Se encontro que las peliculas depositadas empleando una relacion molar de In:S 1:8 son de naturaleza intrinseca independientemente de Ts, mientras que las depositadas empleando una relacion molar de In:S =1:1 y Ts 400 grados Celsius poseen conductividad tipo-n. Empleando una relacion molar de In:S = 1:1 y Ts = 500 grados centigrados se obtiene el compuesto In{sub 2}O{sub 3} policristalino cuyas propiedades opticas y electricas son: Eg 3 eV y D=11 (cm)-1, con conductividad electrica tipo-n. Las peliculas depositadas empleando una relacion molar de In:S = 1:1 y Ts 450 grados centigrados son las que tienen las caracteristicas apropiadas para su uso como material tipo-n en estructuras fotovoltaicas (Eg=2 eV y D=1-1 com-1).

  14. causada por Fusarium moniliforme

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    Mariano Mendoza Elos

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de éste trabajo fue determinar la resistencia horizontal de 134 líneas S1 de maíz al hongo Fusarium moniliforme. La enfermedad fue inducida mediante inoculación en la etapa de floración masculina bajo condiciones de campo utilizando la técnica del palillo. Las líneas se evaluaron en México en 2002. La estimación de la enfermedad se hizo en dos ocasiones con una separación de 20 días. Las evaluaciones mostraron que las líneas Roque-801, 804, 1103 y 1405 fueron resistentes en la primera evaluación. Las tasas de incremento de la enfermedad variaron de 0,01 a 0,229 por unidad por día. Las líneas mostraron bajos niveles de enfermedad de 0 a 1 % en la primera evaluación. En la segunda evaluación, los niveles de enfermedad variaron de 49 a 100 %. En un programa de mejoramiento genético estas líneas pueden ser utilizadas para mejorar la resistencia horizontal del maíz a la pudrición del tallo causada por Fusarium moniliforme

  15. La lucha por Guayaquil

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    Felipe Burbano de Lara

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En el contexto del referendo constitucional del 2008 en Ecuador, este texto analiza la disputa entre Rafael Correa, presidente del Gobierno ecuatoriano y principal líder de Alianza País, y el alcalde la ciudad más grande del país, Jaime Nebot. Disputa que es examinada a partir de tres ejes: la lucha contra el neoliberalismo, la construcción de un proyecto estatal nacional y la búsqueda por una por una hegemonía política de Alianza País. Se profundiza en las nociones de autonomía y globalización que sirvieron de eje al discurso del alcalde, frente al modelo de autonomía propuesto por el Gobierno.In the context of Ecuador's 2008 Constitutional Referendum, this text analyses the dispute between Rafael Correa –the President of the Ecuadorian government and the figurehead of Alianza País– and the mayor of the largest city in the country, Jaime Nebot. The argument will be developed along three fronts: the battle against neoliberalism, the construction of a national state project, and the search for the political hegemony of Alianza País. The article examines the concepts of autonomy and globalization that were central to Nebot's discourse and contrasts them with the autonomous model put forward by the government.

  16. Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease

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    Martin R. Grübler

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Vitamin D deficiency, as well as cardiovascular diseases (CVD and related risk factors are highly prevalent worldwide and frequently co-occur. Vitamin D has long been known to be an essential part of bone metabolism, although recent evidence suggests that vitamin D plays a key role in the pathophysiology of other diseases, including CVD, as well. In this review, we aim to summarize the most recent data on the involvement of vitamin D deficiency in the development of major cardiovascular risk factors: hypertension, obesity and dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease and endothelial dysfunction. In addition, we outline the most recent observational, as well as interventional data on the influence of vitamin D on CVD. Since it is still an unresolved issue whether vitamin D deficiency is causally involved in the pathogenesis of CVD, data from randomized controlled trials (RCTs designed to assess the impact of vitamin D supplementation on cardiovascular outcomes are awaited with anticipation. At present, we can only conclude that vitamin D deficiency is an independent cardiovascular risk factor, but whether vitamin D supplementation can significantly improve cardiovascular outcomes is still largely unknown.

  17. [Iodine deficiency in cardiovascular diseases].

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    Molnár, I; Magyari, M; Stief, L

    1998-08-30

    The thyroid hormone deficiency on cardiovascular function can be characterized with decreased myocardial contractility and increased peripheral vascular resistance as well as with the changes in lipid metabolism. 42 patients with cardiovascular disease (mean age 65 +/- 13 yr, 16 males) were investigated if iodine insufficiency can play a role as a risk factor for the cardiovascular diseases. The patients were divided in 5 subgroups on the ground of the presence of hypertension, congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy, coronary disfunction and arrhythmia. Urine iodine concentration (5.29 +/- 4.52 micrograms/dl) was detected with Sandell-Kolthoff colorimetric reaction. The most decreased urine iodine concentration was detected in the subgroups with arrhythmia and congestive heart failure (4.7 +/- 4.94 micrograms/dl and 4.9 +/- 4.81 micrograms/dl, respectively). An elevated TSH level was found by 3 patients (5.3 +/- 1.4 mlU/l). An elevation in lipid metabolism (cholesterol, triglyceride) associated with all subgroups without arrhythmia. In conclusion, the occurrence of iodine deficiency in cardiovascular disease is frequent. Iodine supplementation might prevent the worsing effect of iodine deficiency on cardiovascular disease.

  18. Cardiovascular benefits of bariatric surgery.

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    Lee, Glenn K; Cha, Yong-Mei

    2016-04-01

    The prevalence of obesity is increasing in the United States and worldwide, bringing with it an excess of morbidity and premature death. Obesity is strongly associated with both traditional cardiovascular risk factors as well as direct effects on hemodynamics and cardiovascular structure and function. In fact, cardiovascular disease is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in obese patients. Often, lifestyle and pharmacological weight-loss interventions are of limited efficacy in severely obese patients. Bariatric surgery has been shown to be a feasible option to achieve substantial and sustained weight loss in this group of patients. It is a safe procedure with low in-hospital and 30-day mortality rates even in groups that are considered higher risk for surgery (e.g., the elderly), especially if performed in high-volume centers. There is observational evidence that bariatric surgery in severely obese patients is associated with both a reduction of traditional cardiovascular risk factors as well as improvement in cardiac structure and function. Marked decreases in the levels of inflammatory and prothrombotic markers, as well as markers of subclinical atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction, are seen after bariatric surgery. This article summarizes the existing evidence regarding the cardiovascular benefits in patients following bariatric surgery.

  19. EFFECTS OF CARDIOVASCULAR REHABILITATION IN PATIENTS ADMITTED TO THE “Dr Benedek Geza” Hospital of Rehabilitation IN CARDIOVASCULAR Diseases, COVASNA

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    Suceveanu Mihaela

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    Full Text Available Background. Cardiovascular rehabilitation is an important objective of the treatment of cardiovascular patients in general, and ischemic heart disease patients in particular. The aim of the study is to monitor the effects of long-term cardiovascular rehabilitation in patients readmitted to the “Dr Benedek Geza” Hospital of Rehabilitation in Cardiovascular Diseases Covasna. Material and methods. The study included 92 patients with a mean age of 66.31±9 years, of which 63% women, who had two successive admissions to the “Dr Benedek Geza” Hospital of Rehabilitation in Cardiovascular Diseases, Covasna. At both admissions, all patients were evaluated for the presence of the main cardiovascular risk factors. All patients attended cardiovascular rehabilitation programs, including physical training, climatotherapy, CO2 baths, mofette therapy, aerotherapy, electrotherapy .. We mention that cardioprotective therapy (aspirin, angiotensin enzyme converting inhibitors, beta-blockers and statins did not undergo major changes from one admission to the other. Results. More than half of the patients had the following risk factors: hypertension - 79.35%, dyslipidemia - 64.13%, overweight and obesity - 76.4%. The complex rehabilitation programs attended by the patients consisted of physical training - 33.7%, CO2 baths - 85.9%, mofette therapy - 53.3%, aerotherapy - 96.7%, electrotherapy - 88%. A comparison of the main cardiovascular risk factors during both admissions showed no significant differences between these, except for LDL-cholesterol (3.151.26 vs 2.581.65 mmol/dl, p=0.004 and HDL-cholesterol (1.06±0.61 vs 1.194±0.41 mmol/dl, p=0.075 In conclusion, in cardiovascular patients, obtaining improvements of cardiovascular risk factors requires long-term cardiovascular rehabilitation programs, in parallel to the application of measures for lifestyle change and for secondary drug prevention.

  20. Por mil devaluados pesos

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    Annie Rodríguez Collázos

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    Full Text Available El estudio de lo popular y lo urbano hasta ahora se ha centrado en el comportamiento y en algunas relaciones de los habitantes con su entorno. “Por mil devaluados pesos. Publicidad popular y urbana”, pretende explorar las formas de publicidad, dispersas en diferentes espacios populares y urbanos en Bogotá, identificando esquemas y formas características de sus propios códigos comunicativos; se centran en un objeto de estudio consistente en las estrategias publicitarias y los códigos comunicativos en los mensajes publicitarios populares en las subculturas de San Victorino, 7 de Agosto y Sanandresito de San José.

  1. Aprendizaje significativo por competencias

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    Acevedo Tovar, Luz Marina; Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

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    Los cambios que desde hace un tiempo se han venido produciendo en educación, han dado lugar a la aparición de nuevos conceptos o a la modificación del significado de algunos térmi¬nos. Dos de estos conceptos, son los de aprendizaje significativo y competencias ¿Qué es realmente aprendizaje significativo?; ¿existe una oposición entre aprendizaje signifi¬cativo y aprendizaje repetitivo?- ¿el aprendizaje significativo es posible sólo por competen¬cias?.- Intentaré responder a estos interrogantes...

  2. Onicomicosis por hongos fuliginosos

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    Ingrid Salas-Campos; Norma T Gross-Martinez; Pedro J Carrillo-Dover

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    Justificación y objetivo: Las infecciones de las uñas producidas por hongos son un problema de frecuente consulta dermatológica. Los dermatofitos son la mayor causa de estas infecciones, siendo Trichophyton rubrum el agente etiológico más importante. Sin embargo, los hongos no dermatofitos, tanto hialinos como fuliginosos, pueden ser también responsables de estos cuadros clínicos. Debido a que estos hongos tienden a ser resistentes a los antimicóticos comúnmente usados para tratar las onicomi...

  3. The cardiovascular action of hexarelin

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    wYuanjie MAO; Takeshi Tokudome; Ichiro Kishimoto

    2014-01-01

    Hexarelin, a synthetic growth hormone-releasing peptide, can bind to and activate the growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHSR) in the brain similar to its natural analog ghrelin. However, the peripheral distribution of GHSR in the heart and blood vessels suggests that hexarelin might have direct cardiovascular actions beyond growth hormone release and neuroendocrine effects. Furthermore, the non-GHSR CD36 had been demonstrated to be a specific cardiac receptor for hexarelin and to mediate its cardioprotective effects. When compared with ghrelin, hexarelin is chemically more stable and functionally more potent. Therefore, it may be a promising therapeutic agent for some car-diovascular conditions. In this concise review, we discuss the current evidence for the cardiovascular action of hexarelin.

  4. Mitochondrial cytopathies and cardiovascular disease.

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    Dominic, Elizabeth A; Ramezani, Ali; Anker, Stefan D; Verma, Mukesh; Mehta, Nehal; Rao, Madhumathi

    2014-04-01

    The global epidemic of cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the USA and across the world. Functional and structural integrity of mitochondria are essential for the physiological function of the cardiovascular system. The metabolic adaptation observed in normal heart is lost in the failing myocardium, which becomes progressively energy depleted leading to impaired myocardial contraction and relaxation. Uncoupling of electron transfer from ATP synthesis leads to excess generation of reactive species, leading to widespread cellular injury and cardiovascular disease. Accumulation of mitochondrial DNA mutation has been linked to ischaemic heart disease, cardiomyopathy and atherosclerotic vascular disease. Mitochondria are known to regulate apoptotic and autophagic pathways that have been shown to play an important role in the development of cardiomyopathy and atherosclerosis. A number of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options have been explored in the management of mitochondrial diseases with variable success.

  5. Electrocardiographic Predictors of Cardiovascular Mortality

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    Ioana Mozos

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Cardiovascular diseases are the main causes of mortality. Sudden cardiac death may also appear in athletes, due to underlying congenital or inherited cardiac abnormalities. The electrocardiogram is used in clinical practice and clinical trials, as a valid, reliable, accessible, inexpensive method. The aim of the present paper was to review electrocardiographic (ECG signs associated with cardiovascular mortality and the mechanisms underlying those associations, providing a brief description of the main studies in this area, and consider their implication for clinical practice in the general population and athletes. The main ECG parameters associated with cardiovascular mortality in the present paper are the P wave (duration, interatrial block, and deep terminal negativity of the P wave in V1, prolonged QT and Tpeak-Tend intervals, QRS duration and fragmentation, bundle branch block, ST segment depression and elevation, T waves (inverted, T wave axes, spatial angles between QRS and T vectors, premature ventricular contractions, and ECG hypertrophy criteria.

  6. Cardiovascular risks of antiretroviral therapies.

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    Mondy, Kristin; Tebas, Pablo

    2007-01-01

    The use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has resulted in sustained reductions in mortality from HIV infection. In recent years, HAART has also been associated with metabolic complications that may increase patients' cardiovascular disease risk. Recent studies have begun to support a more complex interaction between HAART, HIV infection itself, and other traditional social and immunologic factors that may predispose patients to premature cardiovascular disease. Substantial progress has been made in the development of newer antiretroviral therapies that have a better metabolic profile with respect to dyslipidemia, hyperglycemia, and lipodystrophy. Optimal selection of metabolically neutral antiretroviral therapies, together with aggressive management of other modifiable coronary risk factors, may improve cardiovascular disease risk in the long term.

  7. Social factors and cardiovascular morbidity.

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    Brunner, Eric John

    2017-03-01

    Recent progress in population health at aggregate level, measured by life expectancy, has been accompanied by lack of progress in reducing the difference in health prospects between groups defined by social status. Cardiovascular disease is an important contributor to this undesirable situation. The stepwise gradient of higher risk with lower status is accounted for partly by social gradients in health behaviors. The psychosocial hypothesis provides a stronger explanation, based on social patterning of living and working environments and psychological assets that individuals develop during childhood. Three decades of research based on Whitehall II and other cohort studies provide evidence for psychosocial pathways leading to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Job stress is a useful paradigm because exposure is long term and depends on occupational status. Studies of social-biological translation implicate autonomic and neuroendocrine function among the biological systems that mediate between chronic adverse psychosocial exposures and increased cardiometabolic risk and cardiovascular disease incidence.

  8. [Cardiovascular manifestations of human toxocariasis].

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    Bolívar-Mejía, Adrián; Rodríguez-Morales, Alfonso J; Paniz-Mondolfi, Alberto E; Delgado, Olinda

    2013-01-01

    Toxocariasis is a parasitic infection produced by helminths that cannot reach their adult stage in humans. For their etiological species (Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati), man is a paratenic host. Infection by such helminths can produce a variety of clinical manifestations, such as: visceral larvae migrans syndrome, ocular larvae migrans syndrome and covert toxocariasis. In the visceral larvae migrans syndrome, the organs that are mainly involved include liver, lungs, skin, nervous system, muscles, kidneys and the heart. Regarding the latter, the importance of cardiovascular manifestations in toxocariasis, as well as its clinical relevance, has increasingly begun to be recognized. The current article is based on a systematic information search, focused mainly on the clinical and pathological aspects of cardiovascular manifestations in toxocariasis, including its pathophysiology, laboratory findings, diagnosis and therapeutical options, with the objective of highlighting its importance as a zoonosis and its relevance to the fields of cardiovascular medicine in adults and children.

  9. Análise numérica do comportamento mecânico sob flexão de placas finas de material compósito laminado reforçado por fibras

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    Helbig, Daniel; Real, Mauro de Vasconcellos; Rocha, Luiz Alberto Oliveira; Santos, Elizaldo Domingues dos; Isoldi, Liércio André

    2013-01-01

    A crescente necessidade de estruturas com propriedades mecânicas superiores impulsiona o desenvolvimento de novos tipos de materiais, dentre os quais se destacam os materiais compósitos laminados reforçados por fibras. Placas finas construídas com estes materiais possuem diversas vantagens em comparação com as fabricadas com materiais de construção mecânica convencionais como o aço: altas relações rigidez/peso e resistência/peso; alta resistência à fadiga; e excelente resistência à corrosão. ...

  10. Efecto del bypass gástrico en el síndrome metabólico y en el riesgo cardiovascular Effect of gastric bypass on the metabolic syndrome and on cardiovascular risk

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    J. Ocón

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes: La obesidad se asocia con un aumento de la morbimortalidad cardiovascular. Los individuos con síndrome metabólico (SM presentan un alto riesgo de desarrollar enfermedad cardiovascular (ECV. El objetivo de este trabajo ha sido determinar la prevalencia del SM en pacientes con obesidad mórbida incluidos en un programa de cirugía bariátrica y evaluar el impacto que la pérdida de peso inducida por el bypass gástrico ejerce en el SM y en el riesgo cardiovascular estimado a los 10 años. Material y métodos: Hemos estudiado a 46 pacientes con obesidad mórbida a los que se les practicó un bypass gástrico laparoscópico y se siguió durante 2 años. El SM fue definido según los criterios de la IDF 2005 y la resistencia a la insulina (RI se calculó mediante el índice HOMA. La estimación del riesgo de ECV a los 10 años se determinó de acuerdo con el algoritmo de Framingham. Resultados: Previo a la cirugía, el 67,2% de los pacientes presentaban RI y el 60,9% cumplían criterios de SM. En el 17,3% de los enfermos se categorizó un nivel de riesgo cardiovascular elevado. A los 2 años tras el bypass gástrico, el porcentaje de exceso de peso perdido fue del 72%. Todos los pacientes normalizaron su índice HOMA y solo 1 enfermo (3,6% presentaba SM. La resolución de la hipertensión, disglucemia y dislipemia ocurrió en el 85%, 93,8% y 95,6% de los casos. El riesgo cardiovascular estimado disminuyó de forma significativa desde un 4,5% al inicio del estudio hasta un 1% a los 2 años tras la cirugía. Conclusiones: el SM es frecuente en pacientes con obesidad mórbida. El bypass gástrico se asocia con una mejoría o resolución de la RI y de los principales factores de riesgo cardiovascular y en consecuencia reduce de forma significativa la prevalencia del SM y del riesgo cardiovascular estimado a los 10 años.Background: Obesity is associated with increased morbimortality cardiovascular. Individual with metabolic syndrome (MS

  11. Eficacia de la Sanidad Militar en la prevención cardiovascular del contingente de Melilla: relevancia de la Telemedicina

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    S.C. Quílez Guerrero

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes y Objetivos: La IGESAN (Inspección General de Sanidad establece el protocolo del reconocimiento médico previo a la realización del test general de condición física que deben realizar los componentes del Ejército de Tierra. La Clínica Militar de Melilla participa en estos reconocimientos. Pretendemos estudiar el estado de salud cardiovascular del militar en Melilla; compararlo con otras muestras similares y valorar la eficiencia y eficacia de la telemedicina en la prevención de eventos cardiovasculares durante dicho test. Material y métodos: Historia clínica, exploración física, electrocardiograma, uso de telemedicina, recogida de datos y tratamiento estadístico. Resultados: Se estudiaron 634 varones entre 39 y 61 años con o = 47,8. En Melilla se consideraron patológicos 58 electrocardiogramas que tras remisión por telemedicina y estudio en Cardiología de Hospital Central de la Defensa se determinó que 20 no eran aptos para el test. La hipertensión arterial se asoció (p<0.005 con la no aptitud para las pruebas físicas. Se detectaron numerosos patrones electrocardiográficos propios de deportistas. El hábito de fumar fue el factor de riesgo prevalente. Más del 95% de los afectados por factores de riesgo vascular cumplen con el tratamiento farmacológico. Conclusiones: La guarnición militar de Melilla presenta una baja prevalencia de factores de riesgo vascular comparado con estudios similares probablemente por su alto nivel de actividad deportiva. La telemedicina es un instrumento eficiente para la valoración cardiológica previa a las pruebas físicas. La prevención cardiovascular y la formación en Medicina Deportiva son fundamentales para optimizar la eficiencia del test de condición física.

  12. Cardiovascular risk, effectiveness and mortality

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    Dice la Ley de Hierro de la Epidemiología que todo el que nace muere. Por ello el fin de la Medicina no es evitar la muerte en sí, sino evitar las muertes, las enfermedades y el sufrimiento médicamente evitables.Al final, todos nuestros pacientes morirán – y nosotros mismos moriremos también, obviamente. “Los cuerpos encuentran una forma de morir” y si la causa no es el hambre ni la deshidratación, ni es congénita, ni infecciosa, ni por lesiones, ni por cáncer, ni por suicidio, tenemos que es...

  13. Hostilidad, psicofisiología y salud cardiovascular

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    Francesc, Palmero

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available En la actualidad, la etiología de la enfermedad coronaria sigue siendo algo complejo y multifactorial, que implica aspectos genéticos, fisiológicos, químicos, nutricionales, ambientales y psicosociales. Dentro de los aspectos psicosociales, el primer ámbito de estudio abordó el Patrón de Conducta Tipo A, configurado por: componentes formales, actitudes y emociones, aspectos motivacionales, conductas abiertas o manifiestas y aspectos cognitivos . De ahí se pasó a la localización del componente tóxico en el constructo Tipo A, si es que existe algún factor capaz de predecir la aparición de posteriores trastornos cardiovasculares. Actualmente, se considera que el componente emocional del PCTA, particularmente el complejo ira-hostilidad, parece la variable más importante para detectar a los sujetos propensos a sufrir trastornos cardiovasculares.A partir de este momento los esfuerzos de los investigadores se centraron en un doble objetivo. Por una parte, verificar la relación existente entre la hostilidad y la enfermedad cardiovascular, y, por otra parte, mostrar la asociación entre la hostilidad y la reactividad psicofisiológica cardiovascular. En el plano de la dimensión conceptual y teórica, es necesario establecer qué componente de la hostilidad, o qué interacción entre hostilidad y alguna otra variable, posee la mayor capacidad predictiva del riesgo de enfermedad cardiovascular. En el plano de la dimensión psicofisiológica, es necesario homogenizar, hasta donde se pueda, los procedimientos de registro psicofisiológico: a en lo que se refiere a los par·metros seleccionados para los estudios, b en lo referido a la metodología de medición de dichos los par·metros, c en lo referido a la consideración de la duración de la respuesta, y no sólo la intensidad de la misma. 

  14. Nitric oxide and cardiovascular system.

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    Cengel, Atiye; Sahinarslan, Asife

    2006-12-01

    Endothelium has many important functions including the control of blood-tissue permeability and vascular tonus, regulation of vascular surface properties for homeostasis and inflammation. Nitric oxide is the chief molecule in regulation of endothelial functions. Nitric oxide deficiency, which is also known as endothelial dysfunction, is the first step for the occurrence of many disease states in cardiovascular system including heart failure, hypertension, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus, hyperhomocysteinemia and smoking. This review deals with the importance of nitric oxide for cardiovascular system. It also includes the latest improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of endothelial dysfunction.

  15. Nonfasting hyperlipidemia and cardiovascular disease

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    Nordestgaard, B G; Langsted, A; Freiberg, J J

    2009-01-01

    lipoproteins into the arterial intima with subsequent retention leading to atherogenesis, while low HDL cholesterol levels may be an innocent bystander. Finally, nonfasting levels of total cholesterol, non-HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, apolipoprotein B, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, apolipoprotein A1......, total cholesterol/HDL cholesterol, and apolipoprotein B/apolipoprotein A1 all associate with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. These new data open the possibility that nonfasting rather than fasting lipid profiles can be used for cardiovascular risk prediction. If implemented, this would...

  16. Consumo de arsénico y riesgo cardiovascular

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    Lachiner Saborío Morales

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    Full Text Available El arsénico (As es un elemento considerado como ubicuo, cuyas fuentes pueden ser naturales o productos de la actividad humana. La exposición a este elemento ocurre principalmente por la vía oral. Las presentaciones inorgánicas del As son consideradas como las más tóxicas. La absorción del As ocurre en el intestino delgado y por medio de acuaporinas ingresa a los hepatocitos, en casos de ingesta crónica el As tiende acumularse en hígado, riñones, corazón, sistema nervioso, pulmones, músculo, tracto gastrointestinal y bazo. El consumo crónico de agua con concentraciones de As por encima del valor de referencia dado por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS ha demostrado un aumento del riesgo de accidentes vasculares cerebrales (AVC, hipertensión arterial (HTA, aterosclerosis carotidea, enfermedades arteriales periféricas, mortalidad por infarto agudo del miocardio (IAM, aumento en enfermedades cardiovasculares en la población pediátrica y diabetes mellitus tipo II.

  17. Análisis del comportamiento en fluencia de un material intermetálico de base Ni3Al reforzado por dispersión de óxidos, mediante el modelo ñ de interacción dislocación dispersoide

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    Carreño, F.

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    Full Text Available This research work presents an alternative description of the high temperature creep behaviour of an ordered oxide dispersion strengthened Ni3Al intermetallic material to that recently presented by Klotz et al following an Arzt and Gohring model. An apparent stress exponent, nap, of 7.8 and an apparent activation energy, Qap, of 697 kJ/mole was obtained for this material. These values are approximately double than those for the non reinforced material. The dislocation-dispersoid interaction model, termed "ñ model", considers that this interaction merely raises the stress exponent associated to the non reinforced matrix by a value of ñ. Consequently, the apparent activation energy value is simultaneously raised. The ñ model predicts accurately the experimental data and presents advantages for analysing the creep behaviour of the dispersion strengthened materials.

    Se presenta en este trabajo una descripción alternativa del comportamiento en fluencia a elevada temperatura de un material intermetálico ordenado de base Ni3Al, reforzado por dispersión de óxidos, a la presentada recientemente por Klotz et al. utilizando un modelo de Arzt y Gohring. En este material, se obtuvo un exponente de la tensión aparente, nap, de 7,8 y una energía de activación aparente, Qap, de 697 kJ/mol. Estos valores son aproximadamente el doble que los usuales para el material sin dispersión de óxidos. El modelo de interacción dislocación-precipitado, denominado "modelo ñ", considera que esta interacción simplemente eleva el exponente de la tensión propio de la matriz sin dispersoides en un valor ñ. En consecuencia, el valor de la energía de activación aparente también se eleva. El modelo predice más precisamente los resultados experimentales y presenta ventajas para analizar el comportamiento en fluencia de

  18. Ácidos grasos omega-3 y prevención cardiovascular

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    Julio César Fernández Travieso

    2010-01-01

    Las enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV) constituyen la principal causa de muerte en los países desarrollados y su incidencia va en aumento en los países en desarrollo por lo que se estima que superarán la mortalidad por causas infecciosas en los próximos años. Por ello, es de máxima prioridad desarrollar estrategias encaminadas a identificar las causas de las ECV y cómo prevenir o paliar sus consecuencias. El éxito de cualquier medida preventiva depende en gran parte del conocimiento de los f...

  19. Optoelectronic Characterization by Advanced Ab-Initio Methods of Novel Photovoltaic Intermediate Band Materials = Caracterización optoelectrónica por métodos ab-initio avanzados de nuevos materiales fotovoltaicos de banda intermedia

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    Aguilera Bonet, Irene

    2010-01-01

    Intermediate-band materials represent nowadays one of the most promising proposals in the quest for more efficient, lower-cost solar cells. In this thesis we present a deep study of transition-metal substituted semiconductors based on their optoelectronic properties. These materials were proposed as high efficiency photovoltaic absorbers for intermediate-band solar cells for showing a partiallyfilled band placed inside the band gap of the parent semiconductor which enables the absorption of p...

  20. Um potencial de interação para o estudo de materiais e simulações por dinâmica molecular An interaction potential for materials and molecular dynamics simulations

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    The Vashishta-Rahman effective interaction potential, based on the Pauling's concept of "ionic radii", has been successfully employed to investigate structural and dynamical properties of different classes of material. By celebrating Pauling's birth centenary, we review the building up of the Vashishta-Rahman potential and we present molecular-dynamics simulation results for structure and dynamics of superionic materials, chalcogenide glasses and metallic oxides.

  1. Laser therapy in cardiovascular disease

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    Rindge, David

    2009-02-01

    Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death worldwide. It is broadly defined to include anything which adversely affects the heart or blood vessels. One-third of Americans have one or more forms of it. By one estimate, average human life expectancy would increase by seven years if it were eliminated. The mainstream medical model seeks mostly to "manage" cardiovascular disease with pharmaceuticals or to surgically bypass or reopen blocked vessels via angioplasty. These methods have proven highly useful and saved countless lives. Yet drug therapy may be costly and ongoing, and it carries the risk of side effects while often doing little or nothing to improve underlying health concerns. Similarly, angioplasty or surgery are invasive methods which entail risk. Laser therapy1 regenerates tissue, stimulates biological function, reduces inflammation and alleviates pain. Its efficacy and safety have been increasingly well documented in cardiovascular disease of many kinds. In this article we will explore the effects of laser therapy in angina, atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, myocardial infarction, stroke and other conditions. The clinical application of various methods of laser therapy, including laserpuncture and transcutaneous, supravascular and intravenous irradiation of blood will be discussed. Implementing laser therapy in the treatment of cardiovascular disease offers the possibility of increasing the health and wellbeing of patients while reducing the costs and enhancing safety of medical care.

  2. Animal Models of Cardiovascular Diseases

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    Carlos Zaragoza

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Cardiovascular diseases are the first leading cause of death and morbidity in developed countries. The use of animal models have contributed to increase our knowledge, providing new approaches focused to improve the diagnostic and the treatment of these pathologies. Several models have been developed to address cardiovascular complications, including atherothrombotic and cardiac diseases, and the same pathology have been successfully recreated in different species, including small and big animal models of disease. However, genetic and environmental factors play a significant role in cardiovascular pathophysiology, making difficult to match a particular disease, with a single experimental model. Therefore, no exclusive method perfectly recreates the human complication, and depending on the model, additional considerations of cost, infrastructure, and the requirement for specialized personnel, should also have in mind. Considering all these facts, and depending on the budgets available, models should be selected that best reproduce the disease being investigated. Here we will describe models of atherothrombotic diseases, including expanding and occlusive animal models, as well as models of heart failure. Given the wide range of models available, today it is possible to devise the best strategy, which may help us to find more efficient and reliable solutions against human cardiovascular diseases.

  3. Down Syndrome: A Cardiovascular Perspective

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    Vis, J. C.; Duffels, M. G. J.; Winter, M. M.; Weijerman, M. E.; Cobben, J. M.; Huisman, S. A.; Mulder, B. J. M.

    2009-01-01

    This review focuses on the heart and vascular system in patients with Down syndrome. A clear knowledge on the wide spectrum of various abnormalities associated with this syndrome is essential for skillful management of cardiac problems in patients with Down syndrome. Epidemiology of congenital heart defects, cardiovascular aspects and…

  4. Iron deficiency and cardiovascular disease

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    von Haehling, Stephan; Jankowska, Ewa A.; van Veldhuisen, Dirk J.; Ponikowski, Piotr; Anker, Stefan D.

    2015-01-01

    Iron deficiency affects up to one-third of the world's population, and is particularly common in elderly individuals and those with certain chronic diseases. Iron excess can be detrimental in cardiovascular illness, and research has now also brought anaemia and iron deficiency into the focus of card

  5. Hedgehog morphogen in cardiovascular disease

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    Bijlsma, Maarten F.; Peppelenbosch, Maikel P.; Spek, C. Arnold

    2006-01-01

    In this review, we focus on the basic biology of the important developmental Hedgehog ( Hh) protein family, its general function in development, pathway mechanisms, and gene discovery and nomenclature. Hh function in cardiovascular development and recent findings concerning Hh signaling in ischemia

  6. Cardiovascular physiology at high altitude.

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    Hooper, T; Mellor, A

    2011-03-01

    The role of the cardiovascular system is to deliver oxygenated blood to the tissues and remove metabolic effluent. It is clear that this complex system will have to adapt to maintain oxygen deliver in the profound hypoxia of high altitude. The literature on the adaptation of both the systemic and pulmonary circulations to high altitude is reviewed.

  7. The cardiovascular effects of methylxanthines

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    Riksen, N.P.; Smits, P.; Rongen, G.A.P.J.M.

    2011-01-01

    In the concentration range that is normally achieved in humans, e.g., after the drinking of coffee or in patients treated with theophylline, the cardiovascular effects of methylxanthines are primarily due to antagonism of adenosine A(1) and A(2) receptors. Inhibition of phosphodiesterases or mobiliz

  8. Cardiovascular risk factors in men

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    Gyllenborg, J; Rasmussen, S L; Borch-Johnsen, Knut;

    2001-01-01

    Males have higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) than premenopausal females. Gonadal steroids are probably involved in the gender difference in CVD, but previous results have been conflicting. We investigated the associations between CVD risk factors and sex hormones in a cross...

  9. Genome editing in cardiovascular diseases.

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    Strong, Alanna; Musunuru, Kiran

    2017-01-01

    Genome-editing tools, which include zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs), transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs), and clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated 9 (Cas9) systems, have emerged as an invaluable technology to achieve somatic and germline genomic manipulation in cells and model organisms for multiple applications, including the creation of knockout alleles, introducing desired mutations into genomic DNA, and inserting novel transgenes. Genome editing is being rapidly adopted into all fields of biomedical research, including the cardiovascular field, where it has facilitated a greater understanding of lipid metabolism, electrophysiology, cardiomyopathies, and other cardiovascular disorders, has helped to create a wider variety of cellular and animal models, and has opened the door to a new class of therapies. In this Review, we discuss the applications of genome-editing technology throughout cardiovascular disease research and the prospect of in vivo genome-editing therapies in the future. We also describe some of the existing limitations of genome-editing tools that will need to be addressed if cardiovascular genome editing is to achieve its full scientific and therapeutic potential.

  10. Serotonin receptors as cardiovascular targets

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    C.M. Villalón (Carlos); P.A.M. de Vries (Peter); P.R. Saxena (Pramod Ranjan)

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    textabstractSerotonin exerts complex effects in the cardiovascular system, including hypotension or hypertension, vasodilatation or vasoconstriction, and/or bradycardia or tachycardia; the eventual response depends primarily on the nature of the 5-HT receptors involved. In the light of current 5-HT

  11. Comparative cardiovascular safety of dementia medications

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    Fosbøl, Emil L; Peterson, Eric D; Holm, Ellen

    2012-01-01

    To compare the cardiovascular safety of currently marketed dementia medications in new users in the United States and Denmark.......To compare the cardiovascular safety of currently marketed dementia medications in new users in the United States and Denmark....

  12. Sepsis por shigella flexneri

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    César Cabrera C

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un caso raro de sepsis por Shigella flexneri en una paciente de 45 años de edad quien estando hospitalizada para el estudio de un tumor cerebral, requirió el uso de manitol y dosis altas de corticoides; luego de ello presenta deposiciones líquidas con moco y sangre, desarrolla síndrome de respuesta inflamatoria sistémica, luego se aísla Shigella flexneri en el hemocultivo; recibió tratamiento antibiótico con ciprofloxacina. Se describen las características del caso y se comenta de acuerdo con la revisión de literatura.

  13. Pasos por la salud

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    Fierro Rojas, Carlos

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    Pasos por la Salud surge como un proyecto (mismo que derivara una estrategia de atención) que establece el Departamento de Educación Física Valle de México, para fortalecer la aplicación del programa de Educación Física en Educación Básica, fomentará la práctica del ejercicio físico hacia la promoción de la salud, brindará a los alumnos elementos teóricos y bases metodológicas que le ayuden a comprender los beneficios de salud que producen la práctica del ejercicio, concientizar al alumno de ...

  14. Onicomicosis por hongos fuliginosos

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    Ingrid Salas-Campos

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Justificación y objetivo: Las infecciones de las uñas producidas por hongos son un problema de frecuente consulta dermatológica. Los dermatofitos son la mayor causa de estas infecciones, siendo Trichophyton rubrum el agente etiológico más importante. Sin embargo, los hongos no dermatofitos, tanto hialinos como fuliginosos, pueden ser también responsables de estos cuadros clínicos. Debido a que estos hongos tienden a ser resistentes a los antimicóticos comúnmente usados para tratar las onicomicosis, es que se hace indispensable que el clínico se asegure por medio de un examen de laboratorio de la etiología de la infección. Métodos: Se estudiaron tres casos de pacientes con lesiones en uñas, que acudieron al laboratorio de Micología Médica, Facultad de Microbiología, Universidad de Costa Rica. Se realizaron los análisis de rutina para aislamiento e identificación de hongos patógenos. Resultados: En los tres casos estudiados se observó al examen directo micelio fuliginoso. En uno de los casos se aisló e identificó Scytalidium dimidiatum, hongo que presenta resistencia a los antifúngicos utilizados para tratar onicomicosis. Conclusión. El reporte de hongos diferentes a los dermatofitos como agentes etiológicos de onicomicosis es importante para que el médico pueda elegir el tratamiento más recomendado para este tipo de infección.

  15. Motivado por cirujanos

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    Carlos Salazar-Vargas

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Comenzaba la década de los 60 y nuestro grupo nerviosamente iniciaba lecciones en los hospitales de San José. En aquellos años, el estudiante de medicina empezaba su contacto con pacientes, por lo menos 1 ó 2 años después de iniciada la carrera. El estudio del ser humano normal que ya habíamos concluido, continuaba con el del enfermo, y más adelante aprenderíamos el tratamiento. La enfermedad descrita en el libro, de pronto se convertía en un enfermo, y es a este quien hoy veíamos, cohibido pero inquisidor, en la cama de un hospital. Los profesores nos enseñaban a interrogar y a examinar a los pacientes, y cada gesto suyo, cada pregunta, cada maniobra, eran celosamente guardados en la memoria de los educandos. Con claridad percibíamos, aun a temprana edad, las diferencias entre los especialistas, y casi de manera involuntaria, cada quien iba tomando partido y escogía su futuro camino. Fue durante esos tempranos años, cuando mi vida se cruzó con la de 7 maravillosas personas y excelentes cirujanos, que marcaron para siempre mi destino y, sin quererlo ellos, me hicieron inclinarme por la cirugía. Dos eran serios y profundamente académicos: el Dr. Manuel Aguilar Bonilla y el Dr. Vesalio Guzmán Calleja; 3, decididos, incansables y muy hábiles: el Dr. Longino Soto Pacheco, el Dr. Claudio Orlich Carranza y el Dr. Carlos Prada Díaz, y 2, abordables, prácticos, joviales y amistosos: el Dr. Fernando Valverde Soley y el Dr. Randall Ferris Iglesias….

  16. The effect of exercise on cardiovascular risk markers in Mexican school-aged children: comparison between two structured group routines Efecto del ejercicio sobre marcadores de riesgo cardiovascular en escolares mexicanos: comparación entre dos rutinas grupales

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    Margie Balas-Nakash

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To assess the effects of two groups of exercise routines on cardiovascular disease risk markers. Material and Methods. An intervention study was conducted with 319 Mexican school-aged children in which routines were implemented Monday through Friday for 12 weeks. Routine A was the reference group, with 20 min of less intense activity and routine B was the new group with 40 min of aerobic exercises. Body mass index (BMI, waist circumference, fat mass percentage (FM%, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, lipids, lipoproteins, glucose and insulin were measured before and after the intervention. Results. Routine A had an effect on diastolic pressure, while routine B had an effect on BMI, FM%, blood pressure and triglycerides. Routine B had a greater effect on blood pressure than routine A. The prevalence of obesity, high blood pressure and hypertriglyceridemia decreased in both groups. Conclusion. Aerobic exercise is an effective health promotion strategy to reduce some cardiovascular disease risk markers.Objetivo. Evaluar el efecto de dos rutinas grupales de ejercicio sobre marcadores de riesgo cardiovascular. Material y métodos. Intervención en 319 escolares mexicanos. Las rutinas fueron implementadas por 12 semanas (rutina A (referencia: 20 min con ejercicios menos intensos vs rutina B (nueva: 40 min con ejercicios aeróbicos. Se midieron al inicio y al final el índice de masa corporal (IMC, masa grasa (%MG, presión arterial sistólica y diastólica, lípidos, lipoproteínas, glucosa e insulina. Resultados. La rutina A tuvo efecto sobre la presión diastólica; la B tuvo efecto sobre el IMC, %MG, presión arterial y triglicéridos. La rutina B tuvo mayores efectos en la presión arterial que la rutina A. Las prevalencias de obesidad, hipertensión arterial e hipertrigliceridemia disminuyeron en ambos grupos. Conclusiones. El ejercicio aeróbico es una estrategia de promoción exitosa para reducir algunos marcadores de riesgo

  17. Asociación entre enfermedad cardiovascular y anticuerpos contra Chlamydia pneumoniae

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    García-Elorriaga Guadalupe de los A

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Precisar si existe asociación entre enfermedad cardiovascular (ECV y anticuerpos contra Chlamydia en población mexicana. Material y métodos. Estudio transversal, realizado en la Unidad de Investigación en Inmunología e Infectología -Hospital de Infectología del Centro Médico Nacional La Raza (CMNR- y en el Servicio de Cirugía Cardiovascular y Asistencia Circulatoria, del Hospital General del CMNR, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS, de agosto de 1998 a abril de 2000. Se determinaron anticuerpos IgG e IgM contra C. psittaci, C. trachomatis y C. pneumoniae mediante microinmunofluorescencia, en suero de 70 pacientes con ECV hospitalizados en el CMNR, mayores de 30 años, de uno u otro sexo, y se compararon con 140 sanos, pareados por edad y sexo. Se utilizaron muestras aleatorias simples, con un tamaño poblacional de 110, una prevalencia de 50% y un nivel de confianza de 99%. Para establecer la diferencia entre las proporciones de los títulos se utilizó ji cuadrada y se calculó la razón de momios. Resultados. El 94.3% (66/70 de los pacientes presentó IgG en contra de C. pneumoniae vs 37% (52/140 de los individuos sanos (p<0.001. Conclusiones. Existe una fuerte asociación entre anticuerpos IgG hacia C. pneumoniae y ECV.

  18. Anabolic steroids and cardiovascular risk.

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    Angell, Peter; Chester, Neil; Green, Danny; Somauroo, John; Whyte, Greg; George, Keith

    2012-02-01

    Recent reports from needle exchange programmes and other public health initiatives have suggested growing use of anabolic steroids (AS) in the UK and other countries. Data indicate that AS use is not confined to body-builders or high-level sportsmen. Use has spread to professionals working in emergency services, casual fitness enthusiasts and subelite sportsmen and women. Although the precise health consequences of AS use is largely undefined, AS use represents a growing public health concern. Data regarding the consequences of AS use on cardiovascular health are limited to case studies and a modest number of small cohort studies. Numerous case studies have linked AS use with a variety of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events or endpoints, including myocardial infarction, stroke and death. Large-scale epidemiological studies to support these links are absent. Consequently, the impact of AS use upon known CVD risk factors has been studied in relatively small, case-series studies. Data relating AS use to elevated blood pressure, altered lipid profiles and ECG abnormalities have been reported, but are often limited in scope, and other studies have often produced equivocal outcomes. The use of AS has been linked to the appearance of concentric left ventricular hypertrophy as well as endothelial dysfunction but the data again remains controversial. The mechanisms responsible for the negative effect of AS on cardiovascular health are poorly understood, especially in humans. Possibilities include direct effects on myocytes and endothelial cells, reduced intracellular Ca2+ levels, increased release of apoptogenic factors, as well as increased collagen crosslinks between myocytes. New data relating AS use to cardiovascular health risks are emerging, as novel technologies are developed (especially in non-invasive imaging) that can assess physiological structure and function. Continued efforts to fully document the cardiovascular health consequences of AS use is important to

  19. Sex steroids and cardiovascular disease

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    Bu Beng Yeap

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available As men grow older, testosterone (T levels decline and the significance of this change is debated. The evidence supporting a causal role for lower circulating T, or its metabolites dihydrotestosterone (DHT and estradiol, in the genesis of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD in men is limited. Observational studies associate low baseline T levels with carotid atherosclerosis, aortic and peripheral vascular disease, and with the incidence of cardiovascular events and mortality. Studies using mass spectrometry suggest that when total T is assayed optimally, calculation of free T might not necessarily improve risk stratification. There is limited evidence to support an association of estradiol with CVD. Interventional studies of T therapy in men with coronary artery disease have shown beneficial effects on exercise-induced myocardial ischemia. However, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trials (RCTs of T therapy in men with the prespecified outcomes of cardiovascular events or deaths are lacking. Meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials of T published up to 2010 found no increase in cardiovascular events, mortality, or prostate cancer with therapy. Recently, in a trial of older men with mobility limitations, men randomized to receive a substantial dose of T reported cardiovascular adverse effects. This phenomenon was not reported from a comparable trial where men received a more conservative dose of T, suggesting a prudent approach should be adopted when considering therapy in frail older men with existing CVD. Adequately powered RCTs of T in middle-aged and older men are needed to clarify whether or not hormonal intervention would reduce the incidence of CVD.

  20. Avaliação do processo produtivo de uma indústria de manufatura de painéis por meio do balanço de material e do rendimento da matéria-prima Evaluation of the productive process of a panel manufacturing industry through material balance and the raw-material yield

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    Martha Andreia Brand

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    Full Text Available O trabalho foi desenvolvido no setor de manufatura de painéis da Battistella Indústria e Comércio Ltda., localizada em Santa Catarina, e teve como objetivo a avaliação do processo produtivo de painéis, utilizando-se os princípios do balanço de material e do rendimento da matéria-prima. Além disso, pretendeu-se estabelecer uma metodologia para aplicação em outras indústrias madeireiras. Os dados foram obtidos através de visitas, aplicação de questionários e dados de escritório, e elaboraram-se equações e um fluxograma para representar o balanço de material. Concluiu-se que a indústria é integrada, representando vantagem competitiva. O balanço de material indicou que a atividade com maior potencial gerador de resíduos foi a preparação de sarrafos de madeira (55,71% do total de resíduos gerados. As atividades com maiores rendimentos foram a prensagem (97,44%, o seccionamento (93,92%, o esquadrejamento (93,51, o lixamento (90,97% e a preparação de sarrafos (54,51%. O rendimento geral da manufatura foi de 63,16%, sendo os valores encontrados no trabalho similares aos da literatura. A metodologia desenvolvida para o trabalho é simples e pode ser aplicada em outras indústrias do setor madeireiro.The present study aimed at evaluating the productive process of panels, using the principles of material balance and the yield of wood raw material, in order to establish a methodology to be applied in other wood industries. This work was carried out in the panel-manufacturing sector of Battistella Indústria e Comércio Ltda, State of Santa Catarina. Data were obtained by means of visits, questionnaire application and office data. In order to represent the material balance some equations and a flowchart were produced. Based on these data, it was possible to conclude that the industry is integrated, fact that represents a competitive advantage. The material balance indicated that the activity with the highest potential to produce

  1. Pregnancy disorders and cardiovascular disease risk

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    Heida, K.Y.

    2016-01-01

    Cardiovascular disease is the most important cause of death in women in the Netherlands. Early identification of women at increased risk of cardiovascular disease and subsequent detection and treatment of risk factors contributes to the reduction of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality. A

  2. Palm oil based polymer materials obtained by romp: study by low field NMR; Materiais polimericos obtidos via ROMP a partir de oleo de palma: estudo por RMN de baixo campo

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    Fernandes, Henrique; Lima-Neto, Benedito S., E-mail: benedito@iqsc.usp.br [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil). Instituto de Quimica de; Azevedo, Eduardo R. de [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil). Instituto de Fisica

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    Aiming to study and develop new materials synthesized from sustainable sources, several polymers were prepared using in its monomeric composition, different amounts of NPO (Norbornenyl Palm Oil) monomer. This monomer was developed based on a vegetable oil rather produced in northern Brazil, the Palm Oil. Since this oil have a low content of unsaturation, its use in developing new monomer for ROMP (Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization) is not exploited. In this regard, polymeric materials were obtained using the NOP and both the reaction process and the resulting products were analyzed by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in the time domain (TD-NMR) at low magnetic field. (author)

  3. Mortality of mothers from cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular causes following pregnancy complications in first delivery

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    Lykke, Jacob Alexander; Langhoff-Roos, Jens; Lockwood, Charles J;

    2010-01-01

    The combined effects of preterm delivery, small-for-gestational-age offspring, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, placental abruption and stillbirth on early maternal death from cardiovascular causes have not previously been described in a large cohort. We investigated the effects of pregnancy...... cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular causes following preterm delivery, small-for-gestational-age offspring and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. We found that preterm delivery and small-for-gestational-age were both associated with subsequent death of mothers from cardiovascular and non...... cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular causes, while hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are markers of early death of mothers from cardiovascular causes....

  4. O papel da expressão de Bcl-2 em material obtido por PAAF no diagnóstico de doenças linfoproliferativas B The role of Bcl-2 expression in fine needle aspiration specimens for the diagnostic accuracy in lymphoproliferative diseases

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    Carolina Escaramuzi Lourenço

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O diagnóstico das doenças linfoproliferativas (DLP tradicionalmente baseia-se no estudo histológico dos linfonodos (LN acrescido de imuno-histoquímica. A imunofenotipagem (IFT pela citometria de fluxo (CF é uma ferramenta sensível e rápida, que pode ser aplicada nas DLP, em material obtido por punção aspirativa por agulha fina (PAAF de LN. O Bcl-2 é um proto-oncogene que se expressa em várias DLP, porém em níveis especialmente elevados no linfoma folicular (LF. OBJETIVOS: Diagnosticar DLP, através de morfologia e imunofenotipagem por CF, em amostras obtidas por PAAF de LN. MATERIAL e MÉTODO: Amostras de 25 pacientes com adenopatias e de duas tonsilas reacionais foram analisadas pela morfologia e IFT, utilizando um painel inicial de AcMo (CD3, CD4, CD8, CD19, anti-kappa; e anti-lambda;, ampliado conforme a necessidade (CD5, CD10, CD11c, CD23, CD79b, sIgM, FMC-7 e Bcl-2. Os resultados foram comparados com a histologia. RESULTADOS:Dos 25 casos, quatro foram classificados como reacionais e 21 como DLP-B, havendo concordância com resultados histológicos em todos os casos. A intensidade média de fluorescência (IMF da Bcl-2 no LF (19,92 foi maior que em outras DLP-B (11,93 e que nos controles (3,49 (p = 0,032. CONCLUSÃO:A PAAF de LN combinada com a citomorfologia e a IFT por CF permite uma rápida diferenciação entre os processos reacionais e linfoproliferativos B. A elevada expressão da Bcl-2 nos LFs pela citometria mostra sua utilidade no diagnóstico do tipo mais freqüente das DLP-B. A obtenção de células por PAAF requer treinamento e recomendamos mais de uma punção.BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of lymphoproliferative disorders (LPD is routinely made through histological and immunohistochemical analysis of lymph nodes. Immunophenotyping by flow cytometry (FC is a sensitive and fast tool, which may be applied in samples obtained through fine needle aspiration for the diagnosis of LPD. Bcl-2 is a proto

  5. EFECTOS DE LOS MEDICAMENTOS CARDIOVASCULARES SOBRE EL GLOBO OCULAR / Effects of cardiovascular drugs on the eyeball

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    Caridad Peraza Martínez

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    Full Text Available Resumen Introducción y objetivos: A las consultas de Oftalmología acuden pacientes con una alta incidencia de enfermedades cardiovasculares y muchos de los fármacos útiles para este tipo de afecciones pueden producir efectos indeseables sobre el globo ocular. El objetivo de esta investigación fue determinar las reacciones adversas que, sobre el órgano visual, provoca el consumo de estos medicamentos, y señalar sus contraindicaciones en personas afectadas por alguna enfermedad ocular. Método: Se realizó una búsqueda bibliográfica en textos especializados y se seleccionaron los medicamentos que podían producir reacciones adversas oculares, así como los que estaban contraindicados en las enfermedades oftalmológicas. Resultados: Se revisaron 276 medicamentos y se seleccionaron 72 (26,08 %. La visión borrosa (38/72, la disminución de la agudeza visual (21/72 y el vértigo (16/72 fueron las reacciones adversas más frecuentes asociadas al uso de los medicamentos cardiovasculares. Se exponen los 6 medicamentos que están contraindicados en este tipo de pacientes y los 14 que deben prescribirse con gran precaución en enfermedades como: el glaucoma, la atrofia óptica, la retinopatía hipertensiva y la migraña, entre otras. Conclusiones: Se encontró que 72 medicamentos (26,08 % utilizados en las enfermedades cardiovasculares presentan, dentro de sus reacciones adversas, alguna sintomatología ocular. Predominan la visión borrosa, la disminución de la agudeza visual y el vértigo. Es de extrema importancia realizar un buen interrogatorio a los pacientes para conocer sus antecedentes patológicos personales y así evitar el uso de fármacos que sean útiles para una enfermedad y perjudiciales para otra. El médico, con conocimiento de causa, valorará el riesgo/beneficio en aquellos fármacos imprescindibles. / AbstractIntroduction and Objectives: There is a high incidence of cardiovascular conditions among the patients who visit the

  6. APOLIPOPROTEÍNA E Y ENFERMEDAD CARDIOVASCULAR Apolipoprotein E and cardiovascular disease

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    Adriana Moreno Valladares

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    Full Text Available La apolipoproteína E es una glicoproteína polimórfica que interactúa con los receptores de lipoproteínas (LRP-Receptor Related Protein o receptores ApoE y los receptores de lipoproteínas de baja densidad (receptores LDL. Cuando las lipoproteínas se unen al receptor comienza la captación y degradación de lípidos por parte de la célula, lo que permite la utilización del colesterol contenido en las lipoproteínas, produciéndose una autorregulación intracelular La tres isoformas de mayor importancia de ApoE se denominan Apo E2, E3 y E4 y son producto de tres alelos e2, e3, e4 de un gen único. Este factor está relacionado con la cantidad de lipoproteínas que contienen ApoE para receptores E⁄B. El menor contenido de lipoproteínas con ApoE puede aumentar la actividad del receptor LDL y consecuentemente, bajar la concentración de LDL en circulación. De otra parte, las partículas con Apo E3 o Apo E4, causan disminución de la regulación de receptores LDL y producen elevación del LDL plasmático. Muchos estudios en poblaciones humanas han demostrado la relación entre este polimorfismo de apoE y la variación en los niveles plasmáticos de lípidos y de lipoproteínas y el riesgo de desarrollar enfermedad cardiovascular. La enfermedad cardiovascular es el resultado de la interacción de diferentes factores entre los que se encuentra el factor genético y específicamente el polimorfismo de la ApoE. La presencia del alelo e4 de la ApoE puede explicar, en parte, la mayor frecuencia de enfermedad cardiovascular en quienes lo portan.Apolipoprotein E is a polymorphic glycoprotein who interacts with the lipoprotein receptors (LRP-Receptor Related Protein and the receptors for low density lipoproteins of (LDL receptors. When lipoproteins bring up the receptors begins lipids captation and degradation which allows cholesterol utilization, taking place an intracellular auto regulation. The three isoforms of greater importance: Apo E2, E3

  7. Patología cardiovascular en la acromegalia Cardiovascular Disease in Acromegaly

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    L Fiszlejder

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A pesar de los modernos tratamientos de la acromegalia, esta enfermedad somete al paciente, a un riesgo cardiovascular dos a tres veces mayor que el de la población adulta normal. Ello es el resultado de una prolongada exposición de los cardiomiocitos al exceso de GH. Esto produce cambios histológicos y en la configuración geométrica de las miofibrillas, fibrosis del intersticio e hipertrofia biventricular. La historia natural de esta cardiopatía de la acromegalia presenta varios períodos evolutivos. En la primera etapa, se puede observar un lento desarrollo de la hipertrofia del miocardio, que luego se asocia a alteraciones del ritmo cardíaco. Estas arritmias, que representan un importante factor de riesgo de accidente cardiovascular, son secundarias a los mencionados cambios estructurales observados en el miocardio y configuran el llamado "síndrome hiperquinético de la acromegalia". Diversos estudios epidemiológicos informan que una proporción variable (25 hasta un 50 % de los acromegálicos cursa con hipertensión arterial. Ésta es secundaria a la rentención de sodio y la consiguiente expansión del volumen plasmático. Su presencia implica una sobrecarga del trabajo cardíaco y constituye un factor agravante de la patología cardiovascular. En la segunda etapa evolutiva se observan signos ecocardiográficos de reducción del llenado ventricular diastólico. El tercer estadio se caracteriza por la afectación de una o más válvulas cardíacas y alteraciones de la función sistólica y diastólica en reposo y signos de cardiopatía dilatada, que conducen finalmente hacia la insuficiencia cardíaca congestiva. Esta última etapa es irreversible aún con una terapia eficaz. Surge entonces, que el diagnóstico precoz de la enfermedad y un seguimiento estricto de los niveles séricos de GH-IGF-I durante un tratamiento adecuado, es mandatario. Los autores declaran no poseer conflictos de intereses.Despite modern treatments for

  8. Tratamiento agresivo hipolipemiante en las enfermedades cardiovasculares

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    Thomas F Whayne, Jr

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available A 3 los factores de riesgo cardiovascular (CV tradicionales hipercolesterolemia, hipertensión y tabaquismo, se agregó la diabetes mellitus. Hay muchos otros como la homocisteína y la lipoproteína(a, aunque de los beneficios de su tratamiento están por aclararse. También hay interés en los factores inflamatorios de riesgo CV, como la proteína C-reactiva ultra sensible (PCR-us y la lipasa A2 asociada a las lipoproteínas (Lp-PLA2 cuyo dosaje está disponible comercialmente pero no es claro su rol en la práctica clínica de rutina. Sin embargo, todavía las lipoproteínas de baja densidad (LDL representan el estándar de oro para predecir el riesgo CV. Con las dislipidemias de lipoproteínas específicas y los pacientes de difícil manejo, es importante individualizar su tratamiento con dietas y fármacos alternativos. Existieron percepciones erróneas como la creencia que solamente los caucásicos del mundo occidental y los varones tenían riesgo CV significativo. Ahora se sabe que muchos otros grupos étnicos también sufren enfermedades CV, especialmente los que viven en población urbana y que las mujeres incluso tienen peor pronóstico si se presentan antes de los 50 años de edad. Quizás el problema médico más importante en este momento es el síndrome metabólico, que en combinación junto a los demás factores de riesgo CV multiplica el riesgo total. Los tratamientos futuros involucrarán a la genética pero, por ahora, el uso agresivo de medicamentos puede modificar favorablemente el riesgo CV, más no eliminarlo.To the 3 major traditional risk factors for cardiovascular (CV disease consisting of hypercholesterolemia, hypertension and cigarette smoking, an essentially equal fourth can be added, namely diabetes mellitus. There are many other risk factors such as elevated levels of homocysteine and lipoprotein (a but the benefit of their treatment remains to be clarified. Also, there is an interest in inflammatory risk factors

  9. Risco cardiovascular, efetividade e mortalidade Cardiovascular risk, effectiveness and mortality Riesgo cardiovascular, efectividad y mortalidad

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    A Lei de Ferro da Epidemiologia (Ley de Hierro de La Epidemiología) diz que todos que nascem, morrem. Por isso, o propósito da Medicina não é evitar a morte por si só, mas evitar as mortes, as doenças e o sofrimento que podem ser medicamente evitáveis.

    No final, todos nossos pacientes morrerão – e nós também, obviamente, morreremos. “Os corpos encontram uma forma de morrer”, e se a causa não for por fome ou desidratação, por motivo congênito e infeccioso, por lesões...

  10. CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE

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    Ye. D. Bazdyrev

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    Full Text Available Objective: to detect previously undiagnosed arterial hypertension in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD as a risk factor for cardiovascular mortality.Materials and methods. 43 patients with stage I–II of COPD and the absence of clinical signs of cardiovascular diseases were examined. Spirometry, body plethysmography and diffusing lung capacity (DLCO were included in the respiratory system assessment. The cardiovascular system was assessed with echocardiography and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM.Results. Despite the absence of obvious signs of cardiovascular lesions (an increase of office blood pressure, intracardiac hemodynamic changes, the following cardiovascular risk factors were identified: age (58.2 ± 2.0 years, male gender, smoking, hypercholesterolemia and dyslipidemia (total cholesterol 5.9 ± 0.9 mmol / l, low density lipoproteins 3.8 ± 0.5 mmol / l, triglycerides 1.8 ± 0.2 mmol / l. Correlation analysis has revealed the relation between several respiratory parameters and the severity of dyspnea and quality of life in patients with COPD, as well as its relation with lipid levels.Conclusion. The patients with COPD have a large number of risk factors for CVD. According to ABPM data, arterial hypertension was verified in 18 (41.9 % of 43 patients with COPD at normal level of office blood pressure; moreover, 51.2 % of patients demonstrated low reduction of blood pressure during the night-time that nowadays, is considered to be a predictor of cardiovascular disease and sudden death.

  11. Association between Serum Osteopontin Levels and Cardiovascular Risk in Hypothyrodism

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    Türkan Mete

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Cardiovascular effects of hypothyroidism are well known. Osteopontin (OPN is a new inflammatory marker which was first isolated from the bone. Flow-mediated dilatation (FMD, a noninvasive technique to measure this endothelium-dependent function, has been used in several clinical studies to show cardiovascular risks. The aim of our study was to assess FMD value in hypothyroidism patients and to investigate whether plasma OPN level is a parameter which can predict cardiovascular risks in this group of patients. Material and Method: This study included 39 patients who had high levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH and 11 healthy euthyroid controls. Plasma TSH, free thyroxine, fibrinogen, high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP, fasting plasma glucose, total cholesterol (T-chol, low density lipoprotein (LDL, triglyceride and OPN levels were measured at the time hypothyroidism was first detected and after euthyroid state was achieved with levothyroxine treatment. In parallel with these assessments, brachial FMD measurements were also performed. Results: In hypothyroid patients cardiovascular risk factors such as T-chol, LDL and triglyceride levels were higher than in control group but fibrinogen and hsCRP levels were not different between the groups. OPN levels were similar in patient and control groups, but basal FMD levels were lower in patients with hypothyroidism. After euthyroidism was achieved, OPN levels significantly decreased and FMD levels significantly increased, but a correlation was not detected between these two parameters. Discussion: Our study did not show a significant correlation between OPN and cardiovascular risk parameters. Further studies are needed to use OPN as a cardiovascular risk marker in hypothyroid patients.

  12. Cambios en los volúmenes pulmonares durante el ejercicio en pacientes con patología cardiovascular

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    Las enfermedades cardiovasculares son la principal causa de muerte en Argentina y el mundo. Cada año mueren más personas por enfermedades cardiovasculares que por cualquier otra causa. Las causas de estas patologías están bien definidas y conocidas, donde las más importantes constituyen los llamados "factores de riesgo modificables" y son: dieta malsana, inactividad física y consumo de tabaco. Esto demanda una mayor incumbencia de los profesionales de la salud, desde el ámbito preventivo, ter...

  13. Asociación entre enfermedad cardiovascular y anticuerpos contra Chlamydia pneumoniae Association between cardiovascular disease and antibodies against Chlamydia pneumoniae

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    Guadalupe de los A García-Elorriaga

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Precisar si existe asociación entre enfermedad cardiovascular (ECV y anticuerpos contra Chlamydia en población mexicana. Material y métodos. Estudio transversal, realizado en la Unidad de Investigación en Inmunología e Infectología -Hospital de Infectología del Centro Médico Nacional La Raza (CMNR- y en el Servicio de Cirugía Cardiovascular y Asistencia Circulatoria, del Hospital General del CMNR, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS, de agosto de 1998 a abril de 2000. Se determinaron anticuerpos IgG e IgM contra C. psittaci, C. trachomatis y C. pneumoniae mediante microinmunofluorescencia, en suero de 70 pacientes con ECV hospitalizados en el CMNR, mayores de 30 años, de uno u otro sexo, y se compararon con 140 sanos, pareados por edad y sexo. Se utilizaron muestras aleatorias simples, con un tamaño poblacional de 110, una prevalencia de 50% y un nivel de confianza de 99%. Para establecer la diferencia entre las proporciones de los títulos se utilizó ji cuadrada y se calculó la razón de momios. Resultados. El 94.3% (66/70 de los pacientes presentó IgG en contra de C. pneumoniae vs 37% (52/140 de los individuos sanos (pObjective. To evaluate the association between cardiovascular disease (CVD and antibodies against Chlamydia in Mexican population. Material and Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted from August 1988 to April 2000, at the Immunology and Infectology Research Unit of Hospital de Infectología, Centro Médico Nacional La Raza (CMNR- and at the Cardiovascular Surgery and Circulatory Care, Hospital General CMNR, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS. Study subjects were 70 CVD hospitalized patients, older than 30 years, from both genders. Serum IgG and IgM antibodies against C. psitaccii, C. trachomatis and C. pneumoniae were determined by microimmunofluorescence in study subjects and compared with those from 140 healthy individuals, matched by age and sex. Simple random sampling was used

  14. Sociedad por Acciones Simplificada

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    Carlos Andrés Arcila Salazar

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    Full Text Available En Colombia, aspectos como la responsabilidad limitada; supresión de la llamada doctrina de ultra vires; duración ilimitada; eliminación de la regla, una acción, un voto; remedios al abuso de los derechos; posibilidad de eliminar prohibiciones a los administradores, libertad de establecer restricciones para la transferencia de acciones y la simplificación de los procedimientos de fusión; son inviables bajo nuestra legislación. Sin embargo, la Ley 1258 de 2008, ha incorporado al derecho societario colombiano un nuevo tipo societario híbrido, llamado “Sociedad por Acciones Simplificada”. Esta forma societaria híbrida se basa en un principio básico: garantizar amplia libertad a los empresarios en la estructuración de sus relaciones a través de disposiciones contractuales. La S.A.S. provee a los empresarios significativa flexibilidad contractual, a la vez que preserva beneficios como la limitación de la responsabilidad.

  15. Sociedad por Acciones Simplificada

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    Carlos Andrés Arcila Salazar

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available En Colombia, aspectos como la responsabilidad limitada; supresión de la llamada doctrina de ultra vires; duración ilimitada; eliminación de la regla, una acción, un voto; remedios al abuso de los derechos; posibilidad de eliminar prohibiciones a los administradores, libertad de establecer restricciones para la transferencia de acciones y la simplificación de los procedimientos de fusión; son inviables bajo nuestra legislación. Sin embargo, la Ley 1258 de 2008, ha incorporado al derecho societario colombiano un nuevo tipo societario híbrido, llamado “Sociedad por Acciones Simplificada”. Esta forma societaria híbrida se basa en un principio básico: garantizar amplia libertad a los empresarios en la estructuración de sus relaciones a través de disposiciones contractuales. La S.A.S. provee a los empresarios significativa flexibilidad contractual, a la vez que preserva beneficios como la limitación de la responsabilidad.

  16. Ácidos grasos omega-3 y prevención cardiovascular

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    Julio César Fernández Travieso

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    Full Text Available Las enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV constituyen la principal causa de muerte en los países desarrollados y su incidencia va en aumento en los países en desarrollo por lo que se estima que superarán la mortalidad por causas infecciosas en los próximos años. Por ello, es de máxima prioridad desarrollar estrategias encaminadas a identificar las causas de las ECV y cómo prevenir o paliar sus consecuencias. El éxito de cualquier medida preventiva depende en gran parte del conocimiento de los factores de riesgo y del impacto que su modificación pudiera tener sobre la progresión de la enfermedad. Los estudios experimentales, epidemiológicos y de intervención han demostrado los efectos beneficiosos cardiovasculares del consumo de ácidos grasos omega-3 [ácidos eicosapentaenoico (EPA y docosahexaenoico (DHA], los cuales han sido atribuidos a sus efectos antiateroscleróticos, antitrombóticos, antiarrítmicos y antiinflamatorios. En la presente reseña se hace una breve revisión de la estructura química de los ácidos grasos omega-3, las acciones farmacológicas y los mecanismos por los cuales estos ácidos pueden reducir el riesgo cardiovascular, se analizan las evidencias clínicas que soportan su rol cardioprotector. También, se comenta brevemente el perfil de seguridad de estos agentes y las recomendaciones de las guías internacionales relativas a su uso en la prevención y manejo de la enfermedad cardiovascular. Se concluye que teniendo en cuenta los beneficios que aportan para la prevención y tratamiento de las enfermedades cardiovasculares se hace necesario incrementar su consumo a través de la dieta o con suplementos.

  17. Electrochemical performance in the hydrogen evolution reaction of Ni-TR (TR= La, Ce) materials synthesized using the solid state reaction method; Desempeno electroquimico en la reaccion de evolucion de hidrogeno de materiales de electrodo Ni-TR (TR = La, Ce) sintetizados por el metodo de reaccion de estado solido

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    Torres-Huerta, A. M.; Dominguez-Crespo, M. A.; Ramirez-Meneses, E.; Yanez-Zamora, C. [CICATA, IPN, Altamira, Tamaulipas (Mexico); Avila-Garcia, I. [IPN, ESIQIE, UPALM, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)]. E-mail: mdominguezc@ipn.mx; adcrespo2000@yahoo.com.mx

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    relacionados con su operacion. El material de electrodo con mayor electroactividad es el Pt, pero debido a su costo elevado se han tenido que buscar electrocatalizadores alternativos con un balance entre costo y actividad. Uno de los materiales que mas se ha utilizado es el Niquel en conjunto con algunas de sus aleaciones. Este material ha demostrado un buen desempeno utilizando bajos sobrepotenciales en reacciones tradicionales como las reacciones de evolucion de hidrogeno (REH) y oxigeno (REO), asi como una alta resistencia a la corrosion y bajo costo. Particularmente, aleaciones binarias y ternarias han demostrado un incremento importante en la actividad de la REH al compararla con los materiales en su estado puro o masivo. Por esta razon, en la busqueda de nuevas alternativas con una aceptable eficiencia al compararla con los materiales a bajo costo, en este trabajo se obtuvieron materiales Ni-TR (TR = La, Ce) por el metodo de reaccion de estado solido, a partir de: a) acetilacetonatos metalicos y b) polvos metalicos. Estos materiales se sinterizaron durante 3 h a diferentes temperaturas (795 o 920 , 1000 y 1200 grados centigrados) a fin de evaluar su efecto en el desempeno electroquimico de los electrocatalizadores. La caracterizacion estructural y morfologica de materiales se realizo por las tecnicas de DRX y MEB, respectivamente. Asimismo, el desempeno electroquimico de los materiales de electrodo se evaluo en la REH utilizando voltametria ciclica (VC) y curvas potenciodinamicas. Los resultados obtenidos muestran que a bajas temperaturas se obtiene una mezcla de oxidos (NiO, CeO{sub 2} y LaNiO{sub 3}); sin embargo a medida que la temperatura de sinterizado se incrementa, se alcanza la formacion de las aleaciones NiO-CeO{sub 2} y NiO-LaNiO{sub 3}, respectivamente. Al mismo tiempo se observo una clara dependencia de la actividad electrocatalitica con la fuente obtencion de estos materiales (Ni-TR).

  18. Cardiovascular Prevention of Cognitive Decline

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    Jean-Jacques Monsuez

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    Full Text Available Midlife cardiovascular risk factors, including diabetes, hypertension, dyslipemia, and an unhealthy lifestyle, have been linked to subsequent incidence, delay of onset, and progression rate of Alzheimer disease and vascular dementia. Conversely, optimal treatment of cardiovascular risk factors prevents and slows down age-related cognitive disorders. The impact of antihypertensive therapy on cognitive outcome in patients with hypertension was assessed in large trials which demonstrated a reduction in progression of MRI white matter hyperintensities, in cognitive decline and in incidence of dementia. Large-scale database correlated statin use and reduction in the incidence of dementia, mainly in patients with documented atherosclerosis, but clinical trials failed to reach similar conclusions. Whether a multitargeted intervention would substantially improve protection, quality of life, and reduce medical cost expenditures in patients with lower risk profile has not been ascertained. This would require appropriately designed trials targeting large populations and focusing on cognitive decline as a primary outcome endpoint.

  19. Chiral cardiovascular drugs: an overview.

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    Ranade, Vasant V; Somberg, John C

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    Stereochemistry in drug molecules is rapidly becoming an important aspect in drug research, design, and development. Recently, individual stereoisomers of drug molecules with asymmetric centers such as fexofenadine, cetirizine, verapamil, fluoxetine, levalbutarol, and amphetamine, for example, have been separated and developed as individual drugs. These stereoisomers have different therapeutic activity, and each isomer has contributed differently with respect to its formulation's pharmacologic activity, side effects, and toxicity. The present overview discusses chirality among a select group of cardiovascular drugs, their stereochemical synthesis/preparation, isolation techniques using chiral chromatography, methods for confirmation of their enantiomeric purity, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacokinetics. Chirality has been visualized as an important factor in cardiovascular research. It is also becoming evident in other areas of therapeutics.

  20. Educational differences in cardiovascular mortality

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    Kjøllesdal, M. K. R.; Ariansen, I.; Mortensen, L. H.;

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    Aims: To explore the confounding effects of early family factors shared by siblings and cardiovascular risk factors in midlife on the educational differences in mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD). Methods: Data from national and regional health surveys in Norway (1974–2003) were linked...... with data from the Norwegian Family Based Life Course Study, the National Educational Registry and the Cause of Death Registry. The study population consisted of participants with at least one full sibling among the health survey participants (n=271,310). Data were available on CVD risk factors, including...... weight, height, blood pressure, total cholesterol and smoking. Results: The hazards ratio (HR) of CVD mortality was 3.44 (95% confidence interval (CI) 2.98–3.96) in the lowest educational group relative to the highest. The HRs were little altered in the within-sibship analyses. Adjusted for risk factors...

  1. Cardiovascular stress of photochemotherapy (PUVA)

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    Ciafone, R.A.; Rhodes, A.R.; Audley, M.; Freedberg, I.M.; Abelmann, W.H.

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    The recently devised therapy for psoriasis and related skin diseases, consisting of long-wave ultraviolet light and oral 8-methoxypsoralen (PUVA), was investigated for its cardiovascular effects. In seventeen patients, long-wave ultraviolet light therapy in a treatment enclosure (mean duration, 19.3 minutes) resulted in ambient temperatures of 39.2 degrees C +/- 2.1 degrees C (SD) and skin temperatures of 38.2 degrees C +/- 1.4 degrees C. In upright subjects, heart rate rose 30.8% to 114.4 +/- 25.2 beats per minute (bpm). Intensive room air conditioning, outside of the treatment enclosure, although significantly lowering skin and ambient temperatures, did not affect the heart rates significantly. PUVA therapy is associated with a definite cardiovascular stress when the box type of therapeutic unit is used. Possible modifications are discussed.

  2. Cardiovascular disease incidence and survival

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    Byberg, Stine; Agyemang, Charles; Zwisler, Ann Dorthe

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    Studies on cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidence and survival show varying results between different ethnic groups. Our aim was to add a new dimension by exploring the role of migrant status in combination with ethnic background on incidence of-and survival from-CVD and more specifically acute...... significantly lower incidence of CVD, AMI and stroke. All-cause and cause-specific survival after CVD, AMI and stroke was similar or significantly better for migrants compared to Danish-born, regardless of type of migrant (refugee vs. family-reunified) or country of origin. Refugees are disadvantaged in terms...... of some types of cardiovascular disease compared to Danish-born. Family-reunified migrants on the other hand had lower rates of CVD. All migrants had better survival than Danish-born indicating that migrants may not always be disadvantaged in health....

  3. Material flow determination through agricultural machinery management Determinação de fluxo de materiais por meio do gerenciamento de máquinas agrícolas

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    Thiago Libório Romanelli

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available The approach of material embodiment in agricultural production systems is important because it determines the convergence of inputs (indirectly, the natural resources to the field. Additionally, material flow is the basis for both environmental (energy analysis, emergy synthesis, life-cycle analysis and carbon inventories and economical analyses. Since different materials cannot compose a single index, generally these flows are not shown, making comparisons among approaches difficult. Another aspect that makes comparisons difficult is the definition of the boundary of the studied system. If these boundaries differ, results will also be different, hiding actual distinctions among systems. The present study aims to suggest an arrangement of existing models to determine material flow in agricultural production systems. The following steps were considered: i the adoption of a diagram language to represent the analyzed system; ii determination of the material flow for directly applied inputs; iii determination of the material flow for indirectly applied inputs, which included: determination of the effective field capacity; fuel consumption; machinery depreciation; and labor. Data on fuel consumption were compared with the models presented. The best model applied was a fixed parameter based on engine power (0.163 L kW-1 h-1. The determination of the material flow for maize silage production presented similar results as those obtained in regional databases.A abordagem da incorporação material em sistemas agrícolas é importante, pois determina a convergência de insumos (indiretamente, de recursos naturais no campo. Além disso, os fluxos de materiais são a base para quaisquer análises ambientais (análises de energia, síntese de emergia, ciclo de vida e inventários de carbono e econômicas. Uma vez que diferentes materiais não podem compor um único índice, geralmente esses fluxos não são mostrados. Isso dificulta comparações entre an

  4. Inmunización para influenza y neumococo en prevención cardiovascular

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    María Inés Sosa Liprandi; Álvaro Sosa Liprandi; Alberto Fernández; Daniel Stecher; Pablo Bonvehí; María Teresa Verón

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    La relación entre las infecciones respiratorias producidas por el virus de la influenza y el neumococo y los eventos cardiovasculares motivaron la reunión de un grupo interdisciplinario (cardiólogos, clínicos e infectólogos), con el objeto de analizar la evidencia entre la asociación de estos fenómenos y el rol de las estrategias de inmunización en la prevención de la enfermedad cardiovascular. El presente documento sintetiza las conclusiones del grupo de trabajo. El análisis de revisiones si...

  5. Síntesis temática de predictores de riesgo cardiovascular en la infancia

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    Merlin Garí Llanes

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    Full Text Available En las últimas décadas se ha incrementado el interés por la identificación de la enfermedad cardiovascular y los factores que predisponen su desarrollo en niños y adolescentes. Al respecto se han citado predictores de riesgo importantes, como la presencia de antecedentes patológicos familiares y personales, predisposición genética, así como la alteración de marcadores antropométricos y bioquímicos. El conocimiento de estos factores es de vital importancia para evitar la aparición precoz de la enfermedad cardiovascular.

  6. Polyphenols, Inflammation, and Cardiovascular Disease

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    Tangney, Christy; Rasmussen, Heather E.

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    Polyphenols are compounds found in foods such as tea, coffee, cocoa, olive oil, and red wine and have been studied to determine if their intake may modify cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Historically, biologic actions of polyphenols have been attributed to antioxidant activities, but recent evidence suggests that immunomodulatory and vasodilatory properties of polyphenols may also contribute to CVD risk reduction. These properties will be discussed, and recent epidemiological evidence and ...

  7. Cocoa, chocolate and cardiovascular disease

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    Galleano, Monica; Oteiza, Patricia I.; Fraga, Cesar G.

    2009-01-01

    A significant body of evidence demonstrates that diets rich in fruit and vegetables promote health, and attenuate, or delay, the onset of various diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, certain cancers, and several other age-related degenerative disorders. The concept that moderate chocolate consumption could be part of a healthy diet has gained acceptance in the last years based on the health benefits ascribed to selected cocoa components. Specifically, cocoa as a plant a...

  8. Disparities in women's cardiovascular health.

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    McSweeney, Jean C; Pettey, Christina M; Souder, Elaine; Rhoads, Sarah

    2011-01-01

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in women, and disparities affect the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of CVD for women. Biology, genetics, and race contribute to these disparities. Obstetric-gynecologic health care providers routinely encounter women who are at risk for developing CVD and are uniquely positioned as a point of access to intervene to improve/prevent CVD by assessing for risks and discussing healthy lifestyle changes during routine visits.

  9. Vitamin E and cardiovascular disease.

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    Saremi, Adonis; Arora, Rohit

    2010-01-01

    The objective of this article is to review the role of vitamin E in cardiovascular disease. We begin by describing the general characteristics and metabolism of vitamin E and the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis as it relates to oxidation. We also discuss key in vitro studies, animal studies, observational studies, and clinical trials regarding the potentially cardioprotective effect of vitamin E. Lastly, we outline the current recommendations regarding vitamin E in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease as stated by the American Heart Association. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant vitamin and alpha-tocopherol is its most naturally abundant and active form. Oxidation is a key step in atherogenesis. Oxidized low-density lipoprotein stimulates endothelial cells to produce inflammatory markers, is involved in foam cell formation, has cytotoxic effects on endothelial cells, inhibits the motility of tissue macrophages, and inhibits nitric oxide-induced vasodilatation. Vitamin E has been shown to increase oxidative resistance in vitro and prevent atherosclerotic plaque formation in mouse models. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin E has been associated with lower risk of coronary heart disease in middle-aged to older men and women. Clinical studies at large have not demonstrated a benefit of vitamin E in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Vitamin E supplementation might be associated with an increase in total mortality, heart failure, and hemorrhagic stroke. The American Heart Association does not support the use of vitamin E supplements to prevent cardiovascular disease, but does recommend the consumption of foods abundant in antioxidant vitamins and other nutrients.

  10. Nano-analytical electron microscopy reveals fundamental insights into human cardiovascular tissue calcification.

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    Bertazzo, Sergio; Gentleman, Eileen; Cloyd, Kristy L; Chester, Adrian H; Yacoub, Magdi H; Stevens, Molly M

    2013-06-01

    The accumulation of calcified material in cardiovascular tissue is thought to involve cytochemical, extracellular matrix and systemic signals; however, its precise composition and nanoscale architecture remain largely unexplored. Using nano-analytical electron microscopy techniques, we examined valves, aortae and coronary arteries from patients with and without calcific cardiovascular disease and detected spherical calcium phosphate particles, regardless of the presence of calcific lesions. We also examined lesions after sectioning with a focused ion beam and found that the spherical particles are composed of highly crystalline hydroxyapatite that crystallographically and structurally differs from bone mineral. Taken together, these data suggest that mineralized spherical particles may play a fundamental role in calcific lesion formation. Their ubiquitous presence in varied cardiovascular tissues and from patients with a spectrum of diseases further suggests that lesion formation may follow a common process. Indeed, applying materials science techniques to ectopic and orthotopic calcification has great potential to lend critical insights into pathophysiological processes underlying calcific cardiovascular disease.

  11. Clinical application of cardiovascular pharmacogenetics.

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    Voora, Deepak; Ginsburg, Geoffrey S

    2012-07-03

    Pharmacogenetics primarily uses genetic variation to identify subgroups of patients who may respond differently to a certain medication. Since its first description, the field of pharmacogenetics has expanded to study a broad range of cardiovascular drugs and has become a mainstream research discipline. Three principle classes of pharmacogenetic markers have emerged: 1) pharmacokinetic; 2) pharmacodynamic; and 3) underlying disease mechanism. In the realm of cardiovascular pharmacogenetics, significant advances have identified markers in each class for a variety of therapeutics, some with a potential for improving patient outcomes. While ongoing clinical trials will determine if routine use of pharmacogenetic testing may be beneficial, the data today support pharmacogenetic testing for certain variants on an individualized, case-by-case basis. Our primary goal is to review the association data for the major pharmacogenetic variants associated with commonly used cardiovascular medications: antiplatelet agents, warfarin, statins, beta-blockers, diuretics, and antiarrhythmic drugs. In addition, we highlight which variants and in which contexts pharmacogenetic testing can be implemented by practicing clinicians. The pace of genetic discovery has outstripped the generation of the evidence justifying its clinical adoption. Until the evidentiary gaps are filled, however, clinicians may choose to target therapeutics to individual patients whose genetic background indicates that they stand to benefit the most from pharmacogenetic testing.

  12. Coffee Consumption and Cardiovascular Health.

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    Chrysant, Steven G

    2015-09-01

    Coffee is the most widely consumed beverage worldwide and is only second to water drinking and is consumed by 83% of adults in the United States. The long-held controversy regarding the association of coffee consumption with an increased incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and hypertension has been reversed by several recent prospective cohort studies and meta-analyses, which have demonstrated that coffee consumption is not associated with increased incidence of CVDs and hypertension and instead it could have a beneficial effect. To get a better understanding of the effects of coffee consumption on cardiovascular health, a Medline search of the English language literature was conducted from 2010 to early 2015 and 25 pertinent reports with information on the effects of coffee drinking, the incidence of CVDs, and hypertension and its mechanism of action were selected for inclusion in this commentary. These studies have shown either a neutral or beneficial effect of coffee on cardiovascular health. In conclusion, coffee is safe to drink by both normal subjects and by those with preexisting CVDs and hypertension.

  13. Cocoa, chocolate, and cardiovascular disease.

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    Galleano, Monica; Oteiza, Patricia I; Fraga, Cesar G

    2009-12-01

    A significant body of evidence demonstrates that diets rich in fruits and vegetables promote health and attenuate, or delay, the onset of various diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, certain cancers, and several other age-related degenerative disorders. The concept that moderate chocolate consumption could be part of a healthy diet has gained acceptance in past years based on the health benefits ascribed to selected cocoa components. Specifically, cocoa as a plant and chocolate as food contain a series of chemicals that can interact with cell and tissue components, providing protection against the development and amelioration of pathological conditions. The most relevant effects of cocoa and chocolate have been related to cardiovascular disease. The mechanisms behind these effects are still under investigation. However, the maintenance or restoration of vascular NO production and bioavailability and the antioxidant effects are the mechanisms most consistently supported by experimental data. This review will summarize the most recent research on the cardiovascular effects of cocoa flavanols and related compounds.

  14. Robotic technology in cardiovascular medicine.

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    Bonatti, Johannes; Vetrovec, George; Riga, Celia; Wazni, Oussama; Stadler, Petr

    2014-05-01

    Robotic technology has been used in cardiovascular medicine since the late 1990s. Interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, endovascular surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and laparoscopic vascular surgery are all fields of application. Robotic devices enable endoscopic reconstructive surgery in narrow spaces and fast, very precise placement of catheters and devices in catheter-based interventions. In all robotic systems, the operator manipulates the robotic arms from a control station or console. In the field of cardiac surgery, mitral valve repair, CABG surgery, atrial septal defect repair, and myxoma resection can be achieved using robotic technology. Furthermore, vascular surgeons can perform a variety of robotically assisted operations to treat aortic, visceral, and peripheral artery disease. In electrophysiology, ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation can be carried out with robotic support. In the past few years, robotically assisted percutaneous coronary intervention and abdominal aortic endovascular surgery techniques have been developed. The basic feasibility and safety of robotic approaches in cardiovascular medicine has been demonstrated, but learning curves and the high costs associated with this technology have limited its widespread use. Nonetheless, increased procedural speed, accuracy, and reduced exposure to radiation and contrast agent in robotically assisted catheter-based interventions, as well as reduced surgical trauma and shortened patient recovery times after robotic cardiovascular surgery are promising achievements in the field.

  15. Repurposing of approved cardiovascular drugs.

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    Ishida, Junichi; Konishi, Masaaki; Ebner, Nicole; Springer, Jochen

    2016-09-20

    Research and development of new drugs requires both long time and high costs, whereas safety and tolerability profiles make the success rate of approval very low. Drug repurposing, applying known drugs and compounds to new indications, has been noted recently as a cost-effective and time-unconsuming way in developing new drugs, because they have already been proven safe in humans. In this review, we discuss drug repurposing of approved cardiovascular drugs, such as aspirin, beta-blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, cardiac glycosides and statins. Regarding anti-tumor activities of these agents, a number of experimental studies have demonstrated promising pleiotropic properties, whereas all clinical trials have not shown expected results. In pathological conditions other than cancer, repurposing of cardiovascular drugs is also expanding. Numerous experimental studies have reported possibilities of drug repurposing in this field and some of them have been tried for new indications ('bench to bedside'), while unexpected results of clinical studies have given hints for drug repurposing and some unknown mechanisms of action have been demonstrated by experimental studies ('bedside to bench'). The future perspective of experimental and clinical studies using cardiovascular drugs are also discussed.

  16. Air pollution and cardiovascular disease.

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    Nogueira, J Braz

    2009-06-01

    Air pollution is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Recent experimental and epidemiologic studies show that particulate matter (PM) air pollution with PM10 or inhalable (thoracic) particles (mean aerodynamic diameter particles (aerodynamic diameter biological mechanisms responsible for adverse cardiovascular outcomes associated with PM have been described, including the release of pro-oxidative and pro-inflammatory mediators from the lungs into the circulation, autonomic nervous system imbalance, and the direct actions on the heart and vasculature of ultrafine particles translocated into the systemic circulation. The induction of oxidative stress by these particles may be central to all of these putative pathways that trigger coagulation and thrombosis, increased heart rate and reduced heart rate variability, endothelial dysfunction, arterial vasoconstriction, apoptosis, and hypertension. In chronic exposures these alterations favor the development and progression of atherosclerosis and possibly of hypertension in the long term, and in the short term acute exposures contribute to plaque instability, affect various traditional risk factors and trigger acute cardiovascular events (myocardial ischemia and infarction, stroke, heart failure, arrhythmias, and sudden death), particularly in high-risk subjects. There are currently also significant concerns with the risks of engineered nanoparticles.

  17. Creencias en fumadores pertenecientes a un programa de salud cardiovascular Beliefs in Smokers pertaining to program of cardiovascular healt

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    Renata Virginia González Consuegra

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación mediante abordaje cuanti-cualitativo, identifica las creencias de consumidores de tabaco, usuarios de un programa de promoción de la salud cardiovascular en la ciudad de Bogota Colombia, Sur América. A partir de entrevista en profundidad grabada a 15 personas del grupo de promoción de la salud cardiovascular, quienes voluntariamente constituyeron la muestra provisoria hasta lograr la saturación de la temática en cuestión; se obtuvo información que se consideró a partir de la Técnica de Análisis de Contenido propuesta por Bardín, lográndose con ello una descripción amplia de factores motivacionales y desalentadores para el tabaquismo.The present investigation by means of boarding cuanti-qualitative, identifies the beliefs of consumers tobacco, users of a program of promotion of the cardiovascular health in the city of Bogotá Colombia, the South America. To start off, of interview to recorded depth of 15 people of the promotion group, who voluntarily constituted the provisory sample until obtaining the thematic saturation of the at issue one, information which it was considered from the technique of propose Analysis of Content by Badin, being obtained with it an ample description of motivacionales and discouraging factors for the tabacco smocking.

  18. Comorbilidad y riesgo cardiovascular en sujetos con primer diagnóstico de hipercolesterolemia

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    Ignacio Párraga Martínez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento, Para un adecuado abordaje de los sujetos en los que se identifica por primera vez la presencia de hipercolesterolemia es importante considerar simultáneamente tanto sus factores de riesgo cardiovascular como la presencia de otras enfermedades. El objetivo de nuestro estudio es describir el perfil lipídico de los sujetos en los que por primera vez se detecta hipercolesterolemia y determinar su riesgo cardiovascular y comorbilidad. Métodos, Estudio observacional transversal realizado en 274 sujetos en los que se identificó un nivel de colesterol plasmático >200 mg/dl (hipercolesterolemia "límite", seleccionados mediante muestreo consecutivo. Se evaluó perfil lipídico, factores de riesgo cardiovascular y riesgo cardiovascular (SCORE e índice aterógénico de Castelli, comorbilidad(Índice de Charlson y características sociodemográficas. Resultados, El nivel medio de colesterol fue de 232,9 mg/dl. Se observó hipercolesterolemia "definida" (> 250 mg/dl en el 21,1% (IC95%, 16,2-26,1. El 9,5% mostró un riesgo cardiovascular > 5%. El cociente lipoprotéico colesterol total/colesterol HDL fue superior en hombres queen mujeres (4,4 vs 3,8 (p 1 (4,1 vs 3,9 p=0,04, en fumadores (4,3 vs 3,9 (p=0,04 y en sujetos hipertensos (4,2 vs 3,9,(p=0,03, obesos (4,2 vs 3,7 ( p<0,05 o con síndrome metabólico (4,4 vs 3,9 ( p=0,02. Se observó mayor proporción de sujetos con riesgo cardiovascular moderado/alto o enfermedad cardiovascular entre los que presentaban comorbilidad (87,3% vs 42,3% (p<0,01. Conclusiones, Más de la tercera parte de los sujetos en los que se identifica por primera vez hipercolesterolemia "límite" presenta comorbilidad, tratándose de hipercolesterolemia "definida" en el 21,1%. Considerando la función Score, uno de cada 10 pacientes presenta riesgo elevado de mortalidad cardiovascular después de 10 años. Tanto el cociente lipoprotéico como el cardiovascular son claramente superiores en sujetos que presentan

  19. Traffic noise and cardiovascular health in Sweden: The roadside study

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    Charlotta Eriksson

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Long-term exposure to traffic noise has been suggested to increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD. However, few studies have been performed in the general population and on railway noise. This study aimed to investigate the cardiovascular effects of living near noisy roads and railways. This cross-sectional study comprised 25,851 men and women, aged 18-80 years, who had resided in Sweden for at least 5 years. All subjects participated in a National Environmental Health Survey, performed in 2007, in which they reported on health, annoyance reactions and environmental factors. Questionnaire data on self-reported doctor′s diagnosis of hypertension and/or CVD were used as outcomes. Exposure was assessed as Traffic Load (millions of vehicle kilometres per year within 500 m around each participant′s residential address. For a sub-population (n = 2498, we also assessed road traffic and railway noise in L den at the dwelling façade. Multiple logistic regression models were used to assess Prevalence Odds Ratios (POR and 95% Confidence Intervals (CI. No statistically significant associations were found between Traffic Load and self-reported hypertension or CVD. In the sub-population, there was no association between road traffic noise and the outcomes; however, an increased risk of CVD was suggested among subjects exposed to railway noise ≥50 dB(A; POR 1.55 (95% CI 1.00-2.40. Neither Traffic Load nor road traffic noise was, in this study, associated with self-reported cardiovascular outcomes. However, there was a borderline-significant association between railway noise and CVD. The lack of association for road traffic may be due to methodological limitations.

  20. Alteraciones electrocardiográficas y factores de riesgo cardiovascular en pacientes con diabetes tipo 2

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    Rodríguez-Morán Martha

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar cuáles son las alteraciones del ritmo y la conducción cardiaca más frecuentes en pacientes con diabetes tipo 2 sin cardiopatía previa y establecer su asociación con los factores de riesgo cardiovascular. Material y métodos. Se incluyeron pacientes con diabetes tipo 2 sin presencia o antecedentes de cardiopatía. Se determinaron los factores de riesgo cardiovascular, el índice de masa corporal y los niveles séricos de glucosa, colesterol y triglicéridos. Se registró electrocardiograma convencional en reposo. La asociación de las variables en estudio con la ocurrencia de arritmias se calculó con un modelo de análisis multivariado ajustado por sexo. Resultados. Se integraron 199 pacientes: 113 mujeres (56.8% y 86 hombres (43.2%, y se identificó algún tipo de alteración electrocardiográfica en 29.1% de los sujetos. El hemibloqueo fascicular anterior (HFA y el bloqueo completo de rama derecha del Haz de His (BRDHH, constituyeron 75.9% de las alteraciones identificadas. Los pacientes con trastornos del ritmo y la conducción tienen niveles más elevados de colesterol y triglicéridos. La aparición de arritmias se relaciona directamente con el incremento de la edad (r= 0.75, p= 0.01. En el análisis multivariado ajustado por sexo la hipercolesterolemia y la edad se asociaron significativamente con las alteraciones del ritmo y la conducción: RM 1.5, IC95% 1.1-4.6, p< 0.05 y RM 1.3, IC95% 1.0-5.2, p< 0.05, respectivamente. Conclusiones. Las alteraciones del ritmo y la conducción cardiaca más frecuentes en la diabetes tipo 2 son el HFA y el BRDHH; la hipercolesterolemia y la edad son los factores asociados a su presencia.

  1. Polycrystalline materials by chemical-bath-deposition for their application in thin film solar cells; Materiales policristalino depositados por bano quimico alternativos al sulfuro de cadmio para su aplicacion en celulas solares de lamina delgada

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    Bayon Cabeza, M. R. [Ciemat. Madrid (Spain)

    2000-07-01

    In the last years, chemical-bath-deposition (CBD) has been proven to be an excellent method for preparing sulphide and selenide-based thin film semiconductors. due to their optoelectronic properties, some of those materials can be used in thin film solar cells either as absorbers or as buffer-window-layers. In this way, the chemical-bath-deposition seems to be the best method for preparing the cadmium sulphide-buffer layer which is present in the thin film solar cells based on chalcopyrite absorbers (CIS or CIGS) because the highest efficiencies (about 19%) have been achieved for devices using buffer layer. Nowadays there has been considerable interest in replacing this compound, said toxic, by other CBD-semiconductors with similar or even better properties than the cadmium sulphide and, if possible, less health hazardous and more environmental friendly. Among all the alternative materials that have been studied, both the indium and the zinc hydroxisulphide have produced the best performance devices leading to efficiencies higher than 14%. Despite the good results obtained using those materials, only a few studies have been found in relation to the chemical bath process, the growth mechanism and the structural, optoelectronic and morphological properties of the thin films. Therefore the aim of this work is to prepare CBD-indium, indium-zinc and indium-cadmium hydroxisulphide thin films in order to study dependence of the film properties on the deposition conditions and to prove the suitability of those films for being used as alternative buffer layers in thin film solar cells. (Author)

  2. Assessment of environmental impact of ultraviolet radiation or electron beam cured print inks on plastic packaging materials; Avaliacao do impacto ambiental gerado por tintas graficas curadas por radiacao ultravioleta ou feixe de eletrons em materiais para embalagens plasticas convencionais ou biodegradaveis pos-consumo

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    Bardi, Marcelo Augusto Goncalves

    2014-07-01

    The high level of pollution generated by the inadequate disposal of polymeric materials has motivated the search for environmentally friendly systems and techniques such as the application of biodegradable polymers and the replacement of the solvent-based paint systems by those with high solids content, based water or cured by radiation, practically free of volatile organic compounds. However, the cured polymer coatings are neither soluble nor molten, increasing the complexity of the reprocessing, recycling and degradation. Thus, this work aimed to develop print inks modified with pro-degrading agents, cured by ultraviolet radiation or electron beam, for printing or decoration in plastic packaging products of short lifetime, which are biodegradable or not. Six coatings (varnish and inks in five colors: yellow, blue, white, black and red), three pro-degrading agents (cobalt stearate, cerium stearate and manganese stearate), five polymeric substrates (Ecobras®, low density polyethylene and its respective modifications with pro-degrading agents). The coatings were applied to the substrates and cured by ultraviolet radiation or electron beam, resulting in 180 samples. These materials were then exposed to accelerated aging chamber, type 'QUV', and composting in natural environment. In order to assess the effects of the polymer coatings on the degradation process of the specimens, only the yellow and black samples were exposed to a controlled composting environment via respirometry, reducing to 16 the number of samples. The organic compound generated by the biodegradation process was analyzed by the ecotoxicity tests. It was observed that the coating layer acted as a barrier that inhibits degradation of the plastic when exposed to weathering. The addition of pro-degrading agents promoted acceleration in the degradation process, promoting the migration of the metal ion to the medium without affecting the final quality of the organic compost. (author)

  3. Análisis de la dispensación de medicamentos para el control de los principales factores de riesgo cardiovascular en la Región de Murcia: ¿existen diferencias de género?

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    Diego P. Sánchez

    2014-03-01

    Conclusiones: Este estudio pone de manifiesto que actualmente la prevención de la enfermedad cardiovascular se centra en la población de 40 a 74 años. El acceso de la mujer al tratamiento cardiovascular se produce con un retraso de 3 a 5 años, por lo que deberían promoverse cambios para mejorar la identificación precoz de enfermedad cardiovascular en la mujer.

  4. Identification of Patients at High Cardiovascular Risk

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    Igor V. Sergienko, PhD, ScD

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To identify individuals at high cardiovascular risk (CVR to check for an additional estimate of CVR with the use of the ESH/ESC Guidelines (2003, 2007 in patients earlier classified as being at low and moderate risk on «SCORE». Material and methods: The study included 600 people (155 men and 445 women with low and moderate cardiovascular risk on the SCORE scale. All patients were examined with duplex scanning of the carotid arteries (DSCA to the determined of the thickness of the intima – media (IMT, the presence of atherosclerotic plaques (ASP; it has also been performed sphygmographic computer (SC with automatic estimation of brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV, biochemical analysis of blood lipid spectrum. Results: The frequency of ASP was 59.5% (357 out of 600, and a thickening of thecomplex "intima-media" (IMT> 0.9 mm was detected in only 5% of the cases (28 persons out of 600, that indicated a slight contribution to the magnitude of the risk of such parameters as the IMT. The total number of patients with signs of preclinicallesions of the arterial wall (the presence of ASP and/or increased baPWV was 337 (56% of 600. Our results showed that the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis is in itself a risk factor. Conclusion: The usage of instrumental methods of research (DSCA, SC allowed to detect 32% of individuals with high CVR from 600 previously classified as low and moderate risk on SCORE scale. In our opinion, the proposed algorithm is convenient and easy to use for transfer of the patients into high-risk group.

  5. Determination of rare earth and uranium in reference biological materials certified by the method of neutron activation analysis; Determinacao de terras raras e de uranio em materiais biologicos de referencia certificados pelo metodo de analise por ativacao com neutrons

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    Pereira, Lais H.P.; Saiki, Mitiko, E-mail: laispaciulli@gmail.com, E-mail: mitiko@ipen.br [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

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    The objective of this study was to evaluate the precision and accuracy of the determinations of Sc, La, Ce, Nd, Sm, Eu, Tb, Yb, Lu and U in certified reference materials (CRMs). To solve the problem of interference from fission products of U in the determination of lanthanides were obtained correction factors for this interference for {sup 140}La, {sup 141}Ce, {sup 143}Ce, {sup 153}Sm and {sup 147}Nd. The experimental procedure of Neutron Activation Analysis consisted of irradiating aliquots of each of the CRMs with synthetic standards of elements under thermal neutron flux of the IEA-R1 nuclear reactor, followed by gamma-ray spectrometry using a high-resolution hyperpurity GE detector. The analyzes of CRMs indicate good accuracy and precision of results, demonstrating the feasibility of applying of established procedure in NAA of elements studied in organic vegetable matrices.

  6. The obsidian of the Maltrata valley, Veracruz, origin analysis of the raw material with neutron activation analysis;La obsidiana del valle de Maltrata, Veracruz, analisis de procedencia de la materia prima con analisis por activacion neutronica

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    Molina V, R. O.; Jimenez R, M.; Tenorio, D. [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Lira L, Y. [Universidad Veracruzana, Instituto de Antropologia, Av. Xalapa No. 310, Xalapa, Veracruz (Mexico); Manzanilla, L. [UNAM, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropologicas, Circuito Exterior, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

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    51 archaeological pieces of obsidian coming from the Maltrata valley were analyzed by means of the analysis technique by neutron activation, with the purpose of determining the interchange routes of that region. In accordance with the statistical study of the results, the obsidians of this investigation come from 5 deposits located in: Sierra de las Navajas, Pico de Orizaba, Zaragoza-Oyameles, Otumba and Paredon. The analyzed obsidian fragments were selected in accordance with their raw material type, size, weight, morphology, excavation context and surface. The irradiation of the samples was carried out in the research reactor TRIGA Mark III of the Nuclear Center of Mexico, with a neutrons flow of 1centre dot10{sup 13} ncentre dotcm{sup -2}centre dots{sup -1}. (Author)

  7. Por que sou rondoniano

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    Mércio Pereira Gomes

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Numa revisão contextualizada no tempo e projetada pelos seus resultados, a obra do sertanista marechal Cândido Rondon (1867-1958 é avaliada positivamente pela dedicação à causa dos povos indígenas do Brasil, pela formação de uma ética de respeito do brasileiro para com os índios e pela institucionalização do dever do Estado brasileiro de proteger, assistir e ajudar os povos indígenas a manterem-se coesos e autônomos e ao mesmo tempo se projetarem no mundo mais amplo. A vida de Rondon é acompanhada desde a sua formação como cadete da Escola Militar, como membro da Igreja do Apostolado Positivista, como comandante da Expedição Rondon (1907-1930, que levou o telégrafo de Cuiabá a Porto Velho, e especialmente como criador e dirigente-mor do Serviço de Proteção aos Índios (SPI, 1910-1967. Rondon é o criador da expressão "Morrer se preciso for, matar nunca", que pautou a ação de indigenistas brasileiros que fizeram os primeiros contatos com muitos povos indígenas desde 1910. E muitos morreram seguindo essa norma, numa clara demonstração do novo espírito humanista criado pela atitude rondoniana. O indigenismo brasileiro implantado por Rondon teve altos e baixos ao longo de quase cem anos, que hoje prossegue pela Fundação Nacional do Índio (Funai. De fato, muitos povos indígenas perderam suas terras e muitos foram dizimados no século XX, mas os mais de 220 que sobreviveram vêm crescendo em número, obtendo suas terras (13% do território nacional e conquistando novos espaços político-culturais no Brasil.This paper reviews the life and work of Brazilian Indianist Marshall Cândido Rondon. Rondon's life is marked by a profound dedication to the Brazilian Indian cause and to instilling in Brazilians a respect for Indian peoples. He influenced the Brazilian government in shaping a policy of protecting, assisting, and helping Indian peoples retain cohesive, self-determined societies. He also encouraged Indians to

  8. Estimación del riesgo enfermedad cardiovascular en el contexto de la Atención Primaria de Salud.

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    Alexander Ochoa Agüero

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Explicar el concepto de riesgo cardiovascular global y describir los modelos disponibles para su estimación. Desarrollo: El crecimiento de la población y el incremento de la esperanza de vida motivan el incremento de la morbimortalidad por enfermedades cardiovasculares. Su alta incidencia se relaciona con el efecto combinado y multiplicativo de factores de riesgo, cuya valoración debe realizarse mediante la evaluación del riesgo cardiovascular global. Se consultaron 49 referencias, obtenidas de bases de datos bibliográficas en Internet. La literatura actualizada muestra la existencia de diversos métodos para evaluar el riesgo cardiovascular global, en su mayoría usan los criterios de predicción derivados del estudio de Framingham y tienen como objetivo detectar a los pacientes con un alto riesgo. Conclusiones: Se define el riesgo cardiovascular global y entre las guías disponibles para su estimación en el individuo y la comunidad figura la tabla de riesgo Organización Mundial de Salud, basada en poblaciones de las subregiones epidemiológicas definidas por la organización, utiliza los factores de riesgo de mayor carácter predictivo y permite estimaciones en personas sin síntomas de enfermedad cardiovascular.

  9. Positive Cardiovascular Health: A Timely Convergence.

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    Labarthe, Darwin R; Kubzansky, Laura D; Boehm, Julia K; Lloyd-Jones, Donald M; Berry, Jarett D; Seligman, Martin E P

    2016-08-23

    Two concepts, positive health and cardiovascular health, have emerged recently from the respective fields of positive psychology and preventive cardiology. These parallel constructs are converging to foster positive cardiovascular health and a growing collaboration between psychologists and cardiovascular scientists to achieve significant improvements in both individual and population cardiovascular health. We explore these 2 concepts and note close similarities in the measures that define them, the health states that they aim to produce, and their intended long-term clinical and public health outcomes. We especially examine subjective health assets, such as optimism, that are a core focus of positive psychology, but have largely been neglected in preventive cardiology. We identify research to date on positive cardiovascular health, discuss its strengths and limitations thus far, and outline directions for further engagement of cardiovascular scientists with colleagues in positive psychology to advance this new field.

  10. Human and equine cardiovascular endocrinology

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    Vekens, Nicky Van Der; Hunter, Ingrid; Gøtze, Jens Peter

    2013-01-01

    important species differences, which can partly be explained by variations in physiology or pathophysiology. Most important are physiological differences in heart rate, cardiovascular response to exercise, food and water intake, and molecular elimination in plasma. Pathological differences are even more...... prominent. In humans, troponins and natriuretic peptides are mostly used for the diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes and heart failure. These cardiac entities, however, are rare in horses. In this species, cardiac biomarkers are rather proposed for the assessment of valvular or myocardial disease...

  11. [Cardiovascular risk factors in women].

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    Cengel, Atiye

    2010-03-01

    It is estimated that at least 80% of patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) have conventional risk factors and optimization of these risk factors can reduce morbidity and mortality due to this disease considerably. Contemporary women have increased burden of some of these risk factors such as obesity, metabolic syndrome and smoking. Turkish women have a worse CV risk profile than Turkish men in some aspects. Risk stratification systems such as Framingham have a tendency of underestimating the risk in women. Coronary artery disease remains in vessel wall for a longer period of time in women; therefore obstructive disease appear later in their lifespan necessitating risk stratification systems for estimating their lifetime risk.

  12. Wnt signaling in cardiovascular physiology.

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    Marinou, K; Christodoulides, C; Antoniades, C; Koutsilieris, M

    2012-12-01

    Wnt signaling pathways play a key role in cardiac development, angiogenesis, and cardiac hypertrophy; emerging evidence suggests that they are also involved in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis. Specifically, an important role for Wnts has been described in the regulation of endothelial inflammation, vascular calcification, and mesenchymal stem cell differentiation. Wnt signaling also induces monocyte adhesion to endothelial cells and is crucial for the regulation of vascular smooth-muscle cell (VSMC) behavior. We discuss how the Wnt pathways are implicated in vascular biology and outline the role of Wnt signaling in atherosclerosis. Dissecting Wnt pathways involved in atherogenesis and cardiovascular disease may provide crucial insights into novel mechanisms with therapeutic potential for atherosclerosis.

  13. Preventive Effects of Catechins on Cardiovascular Disease

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    Xiao-Qiang Chen

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Catechins are polyphenolic phytochemicals with many important physiological activities that play a multifaceted health care function in the human body, especially in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. In this paper, various experimental and clinical studies have revealed the role of catechins in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disorders, and we review the preventive effects of catechins on cardiovascular disease from the following aspects: Regulating lipid metabolism, regulating blood lipid metabolism, vascular endothelial protection, and reducing blood pressure.

  14. BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

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      It was considered that physical inactivity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease independent (1), for this reason today is given much importance to the activityPhysics for this concept becomes protective factor against coronary heart disease. In relation to physical activity and cardiovascular disease, applying the concept ofprimary cardiovascular prevention, authors like Paffenbarger, Morris, have stated that this is beneficial in terms of reducing risk of coronary heart disease (2-3...

  15. Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality after kidney transplantation

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    Stoumpos, Sokratis; Jardine, Alan G.; Mark, Patrick B.

    2014-01-01

    Kidney transplantation is the optimal treatment for patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) who would otherwise require dialysis. Patients with ESRD are at dramatically increased cardiovascular (CV) risk compared to the general population. As well as improving quality of life, successful transplantation accords major benefits by reducing cardiovascular risk in these patients. Worldwide, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death with a functioning graft and therefore is a ...

  16. Cardiovascular physiology and diseases of the rabbit.

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    Pariaut, Romain

    2009-01-01

    This article reviews what is known about the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases in the pet rabbit. Current knowledge is based on anecdotal reports, derived from research data using the rabbit as an animal model of human cardiovascular diseases, but most importantly canine and feline cardiology. It is likely that, as cardiovascular diseases are more often recognized, more specific information will soon become available for the treatment of the pet rabbit with cardiac disease.

  17. Treinamento resistido reduz riscos cardiovasculares em idosas

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    Luís Ângelo Macêdo Santiago

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O envelhecimento humano aliado ao estilo de vida sedentário é marcado por alterações metabólicas com modificação na composição corporal, que repercutem diretamente na proteína C-reativa (PCR, sendo este um importante marcador de risco de doenças cardiovasculares (DCV. O treinamento resistido (TR é um método muito utilizado na prevenção de doenças associadas ao envelhecimento. Objetivo: Avaliar os efeitos de oito semanas de TR sobre a composição corporal, força muscular e PCR em um grupo de idosas.MÉTODO: Foi realizado um estudo experimental com 10 idosas (63 ± 2 anos de idade. Para o ensaio de PCR, análises bioquímicas de hemograma e lipidograma completos foram coletadas amostras de sangue venoso periférico antes do exercício e 24 horas depois. Para medidas antropométricas calcularam-se índice de massa corporal (IMC, relação cintura/quadril (RCQ e composição corporal. O TR foi realizado por Série Combinada - Bi-Set. Para a análise estatística, primeiramente foi realizado o teste de normalidade de Shapiro-Wilk (p > 0,05 para testes paramétricos. As variáveis do grupo foram apresentadas como média e desvio padrão. Para variáveis de PCR, antropométricas, composição corporal e perfil lipídico foram realizados o teste t de Student,tanto anterior quanto posteriormente às oito semanas de treinamento. Para as amostras da evolução das cargas e médias do consumo alimentar foi realizado o teste One Way ANOVA e, quando necessário, o teste post hoc de Tukey. O nível de significância adotado foi de p ≤ 0,05.RESULTADOS: Houve redução estatisticamente significativa (p = 0,02 para as concentrações séricas de PCR, o que significa uma redução de 70,96%, além de diminuir a massa gorda e aumentar a massa magra e a carga de treino após oito semanas.CONCLUSÃO: Oito semanas de TR reduziram as concentrações séricas de proteína C-reativa, assim como diminuíram a massa gorda e aumentaram o

  18. Separation of oily materials in radioactive waste waters by flotation. Determination of operation and control parameters; Separacion de materiales oleosos en aguas residuales radiactivas por flotacion. Determinacion de parametros de operacion y control

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    Ortiz O, H.B.; Flores E, R.M. [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)]. e-mail: huemantzin@prodigy.net.mx

    2003-07-01

    In this work the determination of the operation and control parameters (air/solids ratio G/S, retention time {theta}, pressure P and de pressurized volume of mixed air-water V), of the flotation system used in the treatment of oleaginous residual water (polluted mainly with {sup 60} Co) coming from the decontamination process of worn out oils, using as response parameters the concentration of oleaginous material and the residual turbidity. The obtained results allowed to observe the dependence of G/S with the pressure and volume of air-water given. At the same time it was settled down that the set of operation conditions that offers the greater separation percentage of G As and turbidity in the smallest time, they are those obtained by V{sub 2} = 0.0012 m{sup 3} and P{sub 2} = 620 kPa, (G/S = 0.30 - 0.35, = 14-16 min) for what were employees as the ideal values of operation and control in the flotation system. As long as, the concentration of total Co is found under 1 mgL{sup -1}. Finally, the selected flotation system showed high separation levels of {sup 60} Co, whose specific activity are below of 0.007 BqmL{sup -1}. (Author)

  19. Increased susceptibility to cardiovascular effects of dihydrocapcaicin in resuscitated rats. Cardiovascular effects of dihydrocapsaicin

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    Fosgerau, Keld; Ristagno, Giuseppe; Jayatissa, Magdalena Niepsuj;

    2010-01-01

    Survivors of a cardiac arrest often have persistent cardiovascular derangements following cardiopulmonary resuscitation including decreased cardiac output, arrhythmias and morphological myocardial damage. These cardiovascular derangements may lead to an increased susceptibility towards the extern...

  20. Biomaterials in Cardiovascular Research: Applications and Clinical Implications

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    Saravana Kumar Jaganathan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Cardiovascular biomaterials (CB dominate the category of biomaterials based on the demand and investments in this field. This review article classifies the CB into three major classes, namely, metals, polymers, and biological materials and collates the information about the CB. Blood compatibility is one of the major criteria which limit the use of biomaterials for cardiovascular application. Several key players are associated with blood compatibility and they are discussed in this paper. To enhance the compatibility of the CB, several surface modification strategies were in use currently. Some recent applications of surface modification technology on the materials for cardiovascular devices were also discussed for better understanding. Finally, the current trend of the CB, endothelization of the cardiac implants and utilization of induced human pluripotent stem cells (ihPSCs, is also presented in this review. The field of CB is growing constantly and many new investigators and researchers are developing interest in this domain. This review will serve as a one stop arrangement to quickly grasp the basic research in the field of CB.

  1. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and cardiovascular problems

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    Zuhal Arıtürk Atılgan

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS is defined as repeated episodes of upper airway occlusion during sleep with consequent excessive daytime sleepiness. Recently, relationship has been found between cardiovascular disease and OSAS. Therefore OSAS has become more popular today. OSAS is associated with the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. A large number of studies have demonstrated that OSAS is an independent risk factor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Sleep apnea was shown to be associated with hypertension, ischemic heart disease, stroke, pulmonary hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia, and cardiovascular mortality

  2. Vitamin D and the cardiovascular system.

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    Beveridge, L A; Witham, M D

    2013-08-01

    Vitamin D, a secosteroid hormone, affects multiple biological pathways via both genomic and nongenomic signalling. Several pathways have potential benefit to cardiovascular health, including effects on parathyroid hormone, the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, vascular endothelial growth factor and cytokine production, as well as direct effects on endothelial cell function and myocyte calcium influx. Observational data supports a link between low vitamin D metabolite levels and cardiovascular health. Cross-sectional data shows associations between low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and stroke, myocardial infarction, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and heart failure. Longitudinal data also suggests a relationship with incident hypertension and new cardiovascular events. However, these associations are potentially confounded by reverse causality and by the effects that other cardiovascular risk factors have on vitamin D metabolite levels. Intervention studies to date suggest a modest antihypertensive effect of vitamin D, no effect on serum lipids, a small positive effect on insulin resistance and fasting glucose, and equivocal actions on arterial stiffness and endothelial function. Analysis of cardiovascular event data collected from osteoporosis trials does not currently show a clear signal for reduced cardiovascular events with vitamin D supplementation, but results may be confounded by the coadministration of calcium, and by the secondary nature of the analyses. Despite mechanistic and observational data that suggest a protective role for vitamin D in cardiovascular disease, intervention studies to date are less promising. Large trials using cardiovascular events as a primary outcome are needed before vitamin D can be recommended as a therapy for cardiovascular disease.

  3. Adiponectin provides cardiovascular protection in metabolic syndrome.

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    Okamoto, Yoshihisa

    2011-01-23

    Adipose tissue plays a central role in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome. Adiponectin (APN) is a bioactive adipocytokine secreted from adipocytes. Low plasma APN levels (hypoadiponectinemia) are observed among obese individuals and in those with related disorders such as diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. APN ameliorates such disorders. Hypoadiponectinemia is also associated with major cardiovascular diseases including atherosclerosis and cardiac hypertrophy. Accumulating evidence indicates that APN directly interacts with cardiovascular tissue and prevents cardiovascular pathology. Increasing plasma APN or enhancing APN signal transduction may be an ideal strategy to prevent and treat the cardiovascular diseases associated with metabolic syndrome. However, further studies are required to uncover the precise biological actions of APN.

  4. Psoriasis: an opportunity to identify cardiovascular risk.

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    Federman, D G; Shelling, M; Prodanovich, S; Gunderson, C G; Kirsner, R S

    2009-01-01

    Psoriasis is highly prevalent and is associated with skin-associated complaints as well as arthritis, depression and a lower quality of life. Recently, it has been demonstrated that not only do patients with psoriasis have an increased prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, but an increased risk of myocardial infarction, and for those with severe disease, increased mortality. Dermatologists and other health professionals need to be cognizant of this association and ensure that cardiovascular risk factors are evaluated and treated appropriately in those patients with psoriasis. We review the association between psoriasis, atherosclerosis and inflammation, as well as some treatable cardiovascular risk factors that may prove beneficial in reducing a patient's cardiovascular risk.

  5. Inflammation, Infection, and Future Cardiovascular Risk

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    2016-03-15

    Cardiovascular Diseases; Coronary Disease; Cerebrovascular Accident; Myocardial Infarction; Venous Thromboembolism; Heart Diseases; Infection; Chlamydia Infections; Cytomegalovirus Infections; Helicobacter Infections; Herpesviridae Infections; Inflammation

  6. Consumo de café y té en población mediterránea de alto riesgo cardiovascular Coffee and tea consumption in a high cardiovascular risk Mediterranean population

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    M. Sotos-Prieto

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Las recomendaciones de consumo de café y té en una alimentación saludable han ido variando en los últimos años a medida que ha aumentado el nivel de evidencia acerca de los beneficios de los mismos. Objetivo: Conocer la frecuencia de consumo actual de café y té en población mediterránea de alto riesgo cardiovascular (RCV y analizar, si hay diferencias entre el consumo de estas bebidas por factores de RCV. Material y métodos: Se ha realizado un estudio transversal en 945 personas (340 hombres, 605 mujeres (67,4 ± 6,2 años de alto RCV reclutados en centros de atención primaria de la Comunidad Valenciana incluidos en el estudio PREDIMED. Se ha determinado el consumo de café y de té mediante un cuestionario validado. Se han analizado variables bioquímicas, clínicas y antropométricas por métodos estándar. Resultados: El consumo de té es muy bajo en esta población mediterránea (0,4 ± 1,6 tazas/sem. Por el contrario, el consumo de café casi alcanza en promedio una taza al día (6,5 ± 5,2 tazas/sem. En los hipertensos se observa un menor consumo global de café que en los no hipertensos (6,6 ± 5,1 vs 7,3 ± 5,9; P = 0,023 respectivamente, siendo estas diferencias de consumo limitadas al café con cafeína (2,9 ± 4,5 vs 4,3 ± 5,3; P Introduction: Coffee and tea consumption recommendations for a healthy diet have been changing in recent years as it has increased the level of evidence on their benefits has increased. Objective: To know the frequency of coffee and tea consumption of in a high cardiovascular risk Mediterranean population (CVR and to analyze whether there are differences between the consumption of these drinks by cardiovascular risk factors. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out on 945 people (340 males, 605 females (67.4 ± 6.2 years old with high CVR recruited in primary care centres of Valencia, included in the PREDIMED study. Coffee and tea consumption has been determined through a

  7. Intoxicación aguda por plaguicidas

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    Durán-Nah Jaime Jesús; Collí-Quintal Julián

    2000-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Describir la epidemiología de la intoxicación aguda por plaguicidas (IAP) en el Hospital General O'Horán de Mérida, Yucatán, México. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se revisaron los expedientes de 33 pacientes superscript three 13 años, tratados en una unidad de cuidados intensivos (UCI), entre 1994 y 1998. Se recopilaron variables demográficas y clínicas relevantes, y se aplicó estadística descriptiva. RESULTADOS: En la población estudiada predominó el sexo masculino (82%) del medio rural (70%...

  8. Radiation-induced cardiovascular effects

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    Tapio, Soile

    Recent epidemiological studies indicate that exposure to ionising radiation enhances the risk of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in a moderate but significant manner. Our goal is to identify molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of radiation-induced cardiovascular disease using cellular and mouse models. Two radiation targets are studied in detail: the vascular endothelium that plays a pivotal role in the regulation of cardiac function, and the myocardium, in particular damage to the cardiac mitochondria. Ionising radiation causes immediate and persistent alterations in several biological pathways in the endothelium in a dose- and dose-rate dependent manner. High acute and cumulative doses result in rapid, non-transient remodelling of the endothelial cytoskeleton, as well as increased lipid peroxidation and protein oxidation of the heart tissue, independent of whether exposure is local or total body. Proteomic and functional changes are observed in lipid metabolism, glycolysis, mitochondrial function (respiration, ROS production etc.), oxidative stress, cellular adhesion, and cellular structure. The transcriptional regulators Akt and PPAR alpha seem to play a central role in the radiation-response of the endothelium and myocardium, respectively. We have recently started co-operation with GSI in Darmstadt to study the effect of heavy ions on the endothelium. Our research will facilitate the identification of biomarkers associated with adverse cardiac effects of ionising radiation and may lead to the development of countermeasures against radiation-induced cardiac damage.

  9. Insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease.

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    Egan, B M; Greene, E L; Goodfriend, T L

    2001-06-01

    Cardiovascular risk factors cluster in obese individuals. Insulin resistance emerges as a common pathogenetic denominator underlying the risk factor cluster. Defects in nonesterified fatty acids metabolism have been implicated in the abnormal lipid and glucose metabolism which characterize the cluster. Other evidence also leads to the adipocyte as an important contributor to the risk factor cluster and cardiovascular complications through effects not only on fatty acids but also on leptin, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, and angiotensinogen, to name a few. Fatty acids are elevated among abdominally obese individuals, are more resistant to suppression by insulin, and may contribute to hypertension. Fatty acids may affect blood pressure by inhibiting endothelial nitric oxide synthase activity and impairing endothelium-dependent vasodilation. Fatty acids increase alpha1-adrenoceptor-mediated vascular reactivity and enhance the proliferation and migration of cultured vascular smooth-muscle cells. Several effects of fatty acids are mediated through oxidative stress. Fatty acids can also interact with other facets of cluster, including increased angiotensin II, to accentuate oxidative stress. Oxidative stress, in turn, is implicated in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance, hypertension, vascular remodeling, and vascular complications. A clearer delineation of the key reactive oxygen signaling pathways and the impact of various interventions on these pathways could facilitate a rationale approach to antioxidant therapy and improved outcomes among the rapidly growing number of high-risk, insulin-resistant, obese individuals.

  10. Marijuana Use and Cardiovascular Disease.

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    Franz, Christopher A; Frishman, William H

    2016-01-01

    Marijuana is currently the most used illicit substance in the world. With the current trend of decriminalization and legalization of marijuana in the US, physicians in the US will encounter more patients using marijuana recreationally over a diverse range of ages and health states. Therefore, it is relevant to review marijuana's effects on human cardiovascular physiology and disease. Compared with placebo, marijuana cigarettes cause increases in heart rate, supine systolic and diastolic blood pressures, and forearm blood flow via increased sympathetic nervous system activity. These actions increase myocardial oxygen demand to a degree that they can decrease the time to exercise-induced angina in patients with a history of stable angina. In addition, marijuana has been associated with triggering myocardial infarctions (MIs) in young male patients. Smoking marijuana has been shown to increase the risk of MI onset by a factor of 4.8 for the 60 minutes after marijuana consumption, and to increase the annual risk of MI in the daily cannabis user from 1.5% to 3% per year. Human and animal models suggest that this effect may be due to coronary arterial vasospasm. However, longitudinal studies have indicated that marijuana use may not have a significant effect on long-term mortality. While further research is required to definitively determine the impact of marijuana on cardiovascular disease, it is reasonable to recommend against recreational marijuana use, especially in individuals with a history of coronary artery disorders.

  11. Dietary fat and cardiovascular disease?

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    Lie T. Merijanti

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Dietary saturated fat (SF intake has been shown to increase low density lipoprotein (LDL cholesterol and therefore has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD. This evidence coupled with inferences from epidemiologic studies and clinical trials, had led to longstanding public health recommendations for limiting SF intake as a means of preventing CVD. However the relationship between SF and CVD risk remains controversial, due at least in part to the intrinsic limitations of clinical studies that have evaluated this relationship. A recent meta analysis showed that current evidence does not clearly support cardiovascular guidelines that encourage high consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA and low consumption of total SF. They found weak positive associations between circulating palmitic and stearic acids (found largely in palm oil and animal fats, respectively and CVD, whereas circulating margaric acid (a dairy fat significantly reduced the risk of CVD.(2,3 Saturated fat are not associated with all cause mortality, CVD, CHD, ischemic stroke or type 2 diabetes, but the evidence is heterogenous with methodological limitations.

  12. Iron deficiency and cardiovascular disease.

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    von Haehling, Stephan; Jankowska, Ewa A; van Veldhuisen, Dirk J; Ponikowski, Piotr; Anker, Stefan D

    2015-11-01

    Iron deficiency affects up to one-third of the world's population, and is particularly common in elderly individuals and those with certain chronic diseases. Iron excess can be detrimental in cardiovascular illness, and research has now also brought anaemia and iron deficiency into the focus of cardiovascular medicine. Data indicate that iron deficiency has detrimental effects in patients with coronary artery disease, heart failure (HF), and pulmonary hypertension, and possibly in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Around one-third of all patients with HF, and more than one-half of patients with pulmonary hypertension, are affected by iron deficiency. Patients with HF and iron deficiency have shown symptomatic improvements from intravenous iron administration, and some evidence suggests that these improvements occur irrespective of the presence of anaemia. Improved exercise capacity has been demonstrated after iron administration in patients with pulmonary hypertension. However, to avoid iron overload and T-cell activation, it seems that recipients of cardiac transplantations should not be treated with intravenous iron preparations.

  13. Personalized medicine in cardiovascular diseases.

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    Lee, Moo-Sik; Flammer, Andreas J; Lerman, Lilach O; Lerman, Amir

    2012-09-01

    Personalized medicine is a novel medical model with all decisions and practices being tailored to individual patients in whatever ways possible. In the era of genomics, personalized medicine combines the genetic information for additional benefit in preventive and therapeutic strategies. Personalized medicine may allow the physician to provide a better therapy for patients in terms of efficiency, safety and treatment length to reduce the associated costs. There was a remarkable growth in scientific publication on personalized medicine within the past few years in the cardiovascular field. However, so far, only very few cardiologists in the USA are incorporating personalized medicine into clinical treatment. We review the concepts, strengths, limitations and challenges of personalized medicine with a particular focus on cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). There are many challenges from both scientific and policy perspectives to personalized medicine, which can overcome them by comprehensive concept and understanding, clinical application, and evidence based practices. Individualized medicine serves a pivotal role in the evolution of national and global healthcare reform, especially, in the CVDs fields. Ultimately, personalized medicine will affect the entire landscape of health care system in the near future.

  14. Cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular mortality in dialysis patients : where is the link?

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    Jager, Kitty J.; Lindholm, Bengt; Goldsmith, David; Fliser, Danilo; Wiecek, Andrzej; Suleymanlar, Gultekin; Ortiz, Alberto; Massy, Ziad; Martinez-Castelao, Alberto; Agarwal, Rajiv; Blankestijn, Peter J.; Covic, Adrian; London, Gerard; Zoccali, Carmine; Dekker, Friedo W.

    2011-01-01

    Over the past decade, the research agenda in dialysis has been dominated by studies on risk factors associated with cardiovascular mortality. It has now become increasingly clear that in dialysis patients, non-cardiovascular causes of death are increased to the same extent as cardiovascular mortalit

  15. Inmunización para influenza y neumococo en prevención cardiovascular

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    María Inés Sosa Liprandi

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available La relación entre las infecciones respiratorias producidas por el virus de la influenza y el neumococo y los eventos cardiovasculares motivaron la reunión de un grupo interdisciplinario (cardiólogos, clínicos e infectólogos, con el objeto de analizar la evidencia entre la asociación de estos fenómenos y el rol de las estrategias de inmunización en la prevención de la enfermedad cardiovascular. El presente documento sintetiza las conclusiones del grupo de trabajo. El análisis de revisiones sistemáticas sugiere una evidencia consistente entre la infección por influenza y neumococo como desencadenantes de infarto agudo de miocardio y muerte cardiovascular. Los estudios publicados en los últimos 15 años sugieren que la vacunación para influenza y neumococo reducen el riesgo de síndromes coronarios agudos. Con la evidencia existente y teniendo en cuenta los análisis de costo-efectividad, ahorro de costos y perfil de seguridad de las vacunas, las sociedades científicas y agencias gubernamentales de salud, tanto nacionales como internacionales, recomiendan fuertemente la incorporación de la inmunización en el grupo de pacientes con enfermedad cardiovascular crónica.

  16. Porøse materialer

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    Hansen, Ernst Jan de Place

    2000-01-01

    Dette undervisningsnotat er en samling af noter, der refererer til den indledende del af kurset Materialmekanik og Porøse materailer på Insitut for Bærende Konstruktiner og Materialer (BKM).......Dette undervisningsnotat er en samling af noter, der refererer til den indledende del af kurset Materialmekanik og Porøse materailer på Insitut for Bærende Konstruktiner og Materialer (BKM)....

  17. Colecistitis aguda por Streptococcus constellatus

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    M Sandra Gómez-Canosa; Cristina Lijó-Carballeda; Begoña Vázquez-Vázquez; M José Bello-Peón

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    Presentamos el caso de una paciente de edad avanzada y significativa comorbilidad que se diagnosticó de colecistitis aguda por Streptococcus constellatus. El drenaje de la vesícula biliar por colecistostomía percutánea, asociado a penicilinas, ha conseguido una evolución favorable. We report the case of a patient of advanced age and significant comorbidity diagnosed acute cholecystitis by Streptococcus constellatus. Gallbladder drainage by percutaneous cholecystostomy associated ...

  18. Otitis externa por Demodex cati

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    L. Real; Ortuñez, A.; Verde Arribas, Mª T.; Navarro, L.; Vilela, C

    2010-01-01

    La demodicosis por Demodex cati es una enfermedad parasitaria poco común que se presenta bajo tres formas clínicas: generalizada, localizada y otitis externa ceruminosa u otodemodicosis. El objetivo de esta comunicación es presentar dos casos clínicos de otitis ceruminosa causada por D.cati sin la presencia de otros síntomas cutáneos.

  19. Microstructural characterization of porous materials by X-ray microtomography and gamma ray transmission techniques; Caracterizacao da microestrutura de materiais porosos por microtomografia de raios X e transmissao de raios gama

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    Moreira, Anderson Camargo

    2006-07-01

    This work presents the application of the X-ray microtomography and gamma ray transmission techniques for the microstructure characterization of different kinds of materials. Total porosity, pore size distribution and the two point correlation functions were measured. The two point correlation function, which allows the reconstruction of 3D models, was carried out for two samples. Seven ceramic tablets of Alumina (Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}), seven tablets of Boron Carbide (B{sub 4}C), three samples of sedimentary rocks and one sample of Titanium foam were analyzed. The experimental set up for the Gamma Ray Transmission technique consisted of: a 2'' x 2'' crystal NaI(Tl) detector, an {sup 241} Am radioactive source (59,53 keV, 100 mCi), an automatic micrometric table for the sample XZ movement and standard gamma spectrometry electronics. Two microtomography systems were used: a Fein Focus system, constituted by an X-ray tube, operated at 160 kV and 0.3 to 1.1 mA, a CCD camera and the movement sample system, and a Skyscan system, model 1072, with a X-ray tube operated at 100 kV and 100{mu}A, and a CCD camera. The ceramic tablets, analyzed by the gamma ray transmission technique presented results for most of the porosities data with smaller confidence intervals and inside the intervals supplied by the tablets manufacturer. The Titanium porous sample was analyzed by the two techniques, its microtomography images achieved a resolution of 17{mu}m, obtained employing the Fein Focus system. For both techniques, this sample showed high porosity, which allows its application for this purpose. The sandstones samples were analyzed by the Skyscan system, achieving resolutions of 19{mu}m, 11{mu}m and 3.8{mu}m for each sample, respectively. The resolutions of 11{mu}m and 3.8{mu}m were the ones that generated better 2D sections for the respective samples and, consequently, more reliable porosities. The 3.8{mu}m resolution was the one that best quantified the pore size

  20. Resumen de tesis. An ontological view of cardiovascular and metabolic disease progression using genetically modified mice

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    Fabbiano, Salvatore

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    [ES]Las enfermedades metabólicas tienen una tendencia a ocurrir conjuntamente. Cuando esto sucede, el riesgo de desarrollar otras enfermedades relacionadas aumenta de manera significativa. Síndrome metabólico fue descrito inicialmente como Síndrome X por Gerald Reaven de la Universidad de Stanford en 1988, aunque antes varios autores venían advirtiendo sobre el riesgo cardiovascular que implicaba tener dislipidemias, obesidad, hipertensión arterial e intolerancia a la glucosa, ...

  1. Intoxicación aguda por plaguicidas

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    Durán-Nah Jaime Jesús

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Describir la epidemiología de la intoxicación aguda por plaguicidas (IAP en el Hospital General O'Horán de Mérida, Yucatán, México. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se revisaron los expedientes de 33 pacientes superscript three 13 años, tratados en una unidad de cuidados intensivos (UCI, entre 1994 y 1998. Se recopilaron variables demográficas y clínicas relevantes, y se aplicó estadística descriptiva. RESULTADOS: En la población estudiada predominó el sexo masculino (82% del medio rural (70%, y la edad media fue de 34 ± 15.8 años. El intento de suicidio fue causa frecuente de IAP (79%, y en 33% de los casos la intoxicación se produjo por la utilización de organofosforados. La mortalidad fue de 12%. CONCLUSIONES: La IAP fue baja entre los sujetos del medio rural, por lo que los resultados de este estudio parecen no reflejar la realidad del problema. Es importante añadir que los plaguicidas son utilizados con relativa frecuencia para el intento de suicidio.

  2. Beriberi cardiovascular agudo (Shoshin-Beriberi Acute cardiovascular beriberi (shoshin-beriberi

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    Osvaldo D. López Gastón

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    Full Text Available El beriberi, la deficiencia de tiamina (B1, fue referido en el siglo XVII en la literatura asiática, y pue de manifestarse por síntomas neurológicos (beriberi «seco» donde la neuropatía periférica y la debilidad muscular son los más destacados y/o síntomas cardiovasculares (beriberi «húmedo», con una variante «clásica» donde es predominante la insuficiencia cardíaca derecha con índice cardíaco (IC normal o alto y otra aguda o «shoshin-beriberi», caracterizada por insuficiencia biventricular, acidosis láctica e IC variable y que sin tratamiento precoz evoluciona al colapso vascular y la muerte. Se presenta una paciente de 58 años y antecedente de enolismo, con disnea, oliguria, sígnos de fallo cardíaco biventricular con patrón hiperdinámico, acidosis metabólica, disfunción tubular renal y lactacidemia de 5.6 mEq/L. El exámen neurológico mostró una polineuropatía sensitiva, simétrica y distal en MMII y deterioro cognitivo con sígnos frontales. Horas después de la administración de 100 mg de tiamina ev. se observó una manifiesta mejoría de los valores hemodinámicos y el estado ácido-base. Se concluye que si bien el beriberi cardiovascular agudo es de presentación infrecuente hay consenso en que además es subdiagnosticado. La presencia de acidosis láctica o cuadro de insuficiencia cardíaca de alto volumen minuto sin etiología manifiesta, en pacientes con riesgo de deficiencia de B1, es suficiente para hacer la prueba terapéutica.Beriberi (BB, thiamine deficiency, has been described in the Asian literature in the 17th century and is characterized by peripheral neuropathy and muscle weakness, also called «dry» beriberi (BB to differentiate it from «wet» BB, with essentially cardiovascular manifestations. Wet can be either «classic» wet BB in which signs and symptons of right-sided heart failure with normal or high cardiac output are the presenting features or the «shoshin» BB variant with severe

  3. Asociación entre la agrupación (clustering de factores de riesgo cardiovascular y el riesgo de enfermedad cardiovascular

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    Baena Díez José Miguel

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Las enfermedades cardiovasculares constituyen la principal causa de mortalidad en España. El objetivo del estudio es estudiar la asociación entre la agrupación (clustering de factores de riesgo cardiovascular y el riesgo de padecer eventos cardiovasculares mayores: cardiopatía isquémica, enfermedad cerebrovascular y arteriopatía periférica de extremidades inferiores. Método: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo transversal, realizado en un centro de salud urbano. Se estudiaron 2.248 historias clínicas de personas con edad igual o superior a 15 años, seleccionadas mediante muestreo aleatorio simple. Los datos se obtuvieron por revisión de las historias clínicas, estimando la odds ratio (OR para padecer algún evento cardiovascular (n = 224, cardiopatía isquémica (n = 123, enfermedad cerebrovascular (n = 84 y arteriopatía periférica (n = 55 respecto al número de factores de riesgo cardiovascular. Se incluyeron los factores de riesgo cardiovascular tabaquismo, hipertensión arterial, hipercolesterolemia, hipertrigliceridemia, diabetes y obesidad. La OR fue ajustada por edad y sexo. Resultados: El porcentaje de pacientes con 0,1, 2, 3 y 4-6 factores de riesgo cardiovascular fue de 39,1, 32,8, 17,5, 6,9 y 3,7 respectivamente. Las OR para el riesgo de tener algún evento cardiovascular asociada a 1, 2, 3 y 4-6 factores de riesgo cardiovascular fueron de 1,6 (IC95%: 0,9-2,7, 2,8 (IC95%: 1,7-4,7, 3,6 (IC95%: 1,9-6,5 y 5,6 (IC95%: 2,9-10,8, respectivamente. Las OR para la cardiopatía isquémica, asociada a los mismos niveles de riesgo, fueron de 2,3 (IC95%: 1,1-4,6, 2,5 (IC95%: 1,2-5,2, 5,3 (IC95%: 2,4-11,5 y 6,2 (IC95%: 2,7-14,3, respectivamente. Para la enfermedad cerebrovascular las OR fueron 1,1 (IC95%: 0,5-2,5, 2,3 (IC95%: 1,2-5,3, 2,4 (IC95%: 1,0-5,9 y 5,6 (IC95%: 2,2-14,1, respectivamente. Las OR para la arteriopatía periférica fueron 2,1 (IC95%: 0,8-5,9 , 3,7 (IC95%: 1,3-10,5, 3,3 (IC95%: 1,0-11,1 y 6,1 (IC95%: 1

  4. Desigualdades sociais na mortalidade cardiovascular precoce em um município de médio porte no Brasil Social inequalities in premature cardiovascular mortality in a medium-size Brazilian city

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    Mário Círio Nogueira

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available As doenças cardiovasculares são a principal causa de morte em muitos países. No Brasil, a mortalidade por doenças cardiovasculares ocorre prematuramente em maior proporção do que em países ricos. Este estudo objetivou analisar a relação entre a mortalidade cardiovascular precoce e as condições sócio-econômicas no espaço urbano. Realizou-se um estudo ecológico, e as unidades de análise foram as regiões urbanas de um município da região sudeste de Minas Gerais. A relação entre a razão de mortalidade padronizada por doenças cardiovasculares e o Índice de Desenvolvimento Social (IDS foi estudada por modelo linear generalizado com distribuição binomial negativa. Os bairros com melhores condições sócio-econômicas tiveram mortalidade por doenças cardiovasculares significantemente menor. A redução das desigualdades sócio-econômicas em cidades de médio porte pode contribuir para a redução das iniqüidades em saúde.Cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of death in many countries. In Brazil, premature cardiovascular death is more frequent than in wealthy countries. The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between premature cardiovascular death and socioeconomic conditions in urban areas. The study design was ecological, with the urban areas of a medium-size municipality in Minas Gerais State, Brazil, as the units of analysis. The relationship between standardized mortality ratio and social development index (SDI was studied with a binomial negative generalized linear model. The urban regions with the best socioeconomic conditions had significantly lower cardiovascular mortality. The reduction of socioeconomic inequalities in medium-size cities could help decrease health inequities.

  5. Cardiovascular issues in respiratory care.

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    Pinsky, Michael R

    2005-11-01

    The hemodynamic effects of ventilation are complex but can be grouped under four clinically relevant concepts. First, spontaneous ventilation is exercise, and critically ill patients may not withstand the increased work of breathing. Initiation of mechanical ventilatory support will improve oxygen delivery to the remainder of the body by decreasing oxygen consumption. To the extent that mixed venous oxygen also increases, Pao(2) will increase without any improvement in gas exchange. Similarly, weaning from mechanical ventilatory support is a cardiovascular stress test. Patients who fail to wean also manifest cardiovascular insufficiency during the failed weaning attempts. Improving cardiovascular reserve or supplementing support with inotropic therapy may allow patients to wean from mechanical ventilation. Second, changes in lung volume alter autonomic tone and pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR), and at high lung volumes compress the heart in the cardiac fossa. Hyperinflation increases PVR and pulmonary artery pressure, impeding right ventricular ejection. Decreases in lung volume induce alveolar collapse and hypoxia, stimulating an increased pulmonary vasomotor tone by the process of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction. Recruitment maneuvers, positive end-expiratory pressure, and continuous positive airway pressure may reverse hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction and reduce pulmonary artery pressure. Third, spontaneous inspiration and spontaneous inspiratory efforts decrease intrathoracic pressure (ITP). Since diaphragmatic descent increases intra-abdominal pressure, these combined effects cause right atrial pressure inside the thorax to decrease but venous pressure in the abdomen to increase, markedly increasing the pressure gradient for systemic venous return. Furthermore, the greater the decrease in ITP, the greater the increase in left ventricular (LV) afterload for a constant arterial pressure. Mechanical ventilation, by abolishing the negative swings in ITP

  6. Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: Student Awareness Activities.

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    Meyer, James H., Comp.

    Awareness activities pertaining to cancer and cardiovascular disease are presented as a supplement for high school science classes. The exercises can be used to enrich units of study dealing with the circulatory system, the cell, or human diseases. Eight activities deal with the following topics: (1) cardiovascular disease risk factors; (2)…

  7. Genetic influences on cardiovascular stress reactivity

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    Wu, Ting; Snieder, Harold; de Geus, Eco

    2010-01-01

    Individual differences in the cardiovascular response to stress play a central role in the reactivity hypothesis linking frequent exposure to psychosocial stress to adverse outcomes in cardiovascular health. To assess the importance of genetic factors, a meta-analysis was performed on all published

  8. Subclinical organ damage and cardiovascular risk prediction

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    Sehestedt, Thomas; Olsen, Michael H

    2010-01-01

    by measuring subclinical organ damage. We have (i) reviewed recent studies linking markers of subclinical organ damage in the heart, blood vessels and kidney to cardiovascular risk; (ii) discussed the evidence for improvement in cardiovascular risk prediction using markers of subclinical organ damage; (iii...

  9. Hepatitis C virus and cardiovascular: A review

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    Salvatore Petta

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV infection is a systemic disease that leads to increased risks of cirrhosis and its complications, as well as extrahepatic disturbances, including immune-related disorders and metabolic alterations such as insulin resistance and steatosis. Recent accumulating evidence suggests that HCV infection can increase cardiovascular risk, and that viral eradication can improve cardiovascular outcomes in the clinical setting. These data are strengthened by evidence identifying potential mechanisms (indirectly linking HCV infection to vascular damage. However, the high prevalence of both HCV infection and cardiovascular alterations, as well as the presence of contrasting results not identifying any association between HCV infection and cardiovascular dysfunction, provides uncertainty about a direct association of HCV infection with cardiovascular risk. Further studies are needed to clarify definitively the role of HCV infection in cardiovascular alterations, as well as the impact of viral eradication on cardiovascular outcomes. These features are now more attractive, considering the availability of new, safe, and very effective interferon-free antiviral agents for the treatment of HCV infection. This review aims to discuss carefully available data on the relationship between HCV infection and cardiovascular risk.

  10. Preeclampsia : At risk for remote cardiovascular disease

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    Harskamp, Ralf E.; Zeeman, Gerda G.

    2007-01-01

    Epidemiological data indicate that women with preeclampsia are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in life. Population-based studies relate preeclampsia to an increased risk of later chronic hypertension (RR, 2.00 to 8.00) and cardiovascular morbidity/mortality (RR, 1.3 to 3.07

  11. Detection of cardiovascular anomalies: Hybrid systems approach

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    Ledezma, Fernando

    2012-06-06

    In this paper, we propose a hybrid interpretation of the cardiovascular system. Based on a model proposed by Simaan et al. (2009), we study the problem of detecting cardiovascular anomalies that can be caused by variations in some physiological parameters, using an observerbased approach. We present the first numerical results obtained. © 2012 IFAC.

  12. Cardiovascular Reactivity, Stress, and Physical Activity

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    Chun-Jung eHuang

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    Full Text Available Psychological stress has been proposed as a major contributor to the progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD. Acute mental stress can activate the sympathetic-adrenal-medullary (SAM axis, eliciting the release of catecholamines (NE and EPI resulting in the elevation of heart rate (HR and blood pressure (BP. Combined stress (psychological and physical can exacerbate these cardiovascular responses, which may partially contribute to the elevated risk of CVD and increased proportionate mortality risks experienced by some occupations (e.g., firefighting and law enforcement. Studies have supported the benefits of physical activity on physiological and psychological health, including the cardiovascular response to acute stress. Aerobically trained individuals exhibit lower sympathetic nervous system (e.g., HR reactivity and enhanced cardiovascular efficiency (e.g., lower vascular reactivity and decreased recovery time in response to physical and/or psychological stress. In addition, resistance training has been demonstrated to attenuate cardiovascular responses and improve mental health. This review will examine stress-induced cardiovascular reactivity and plausible explanations for how exercise training and physical fitness (aerobic and resistance exercise can attenuate cardiovascular responses to stress. This enhanced functionality may facilitate a reduction in the incidence of stroke and myocardial infarction. Finally, this review will also address the interaction of obesity and physical activity on cardiovascular reactivity and CVD.

  13. Coffee and cardiovascular risk; an epidemiological study

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    A.A.A. Bak (Annette)

    1990-01-01

    textabstractThis thesis comprises several studies on the effect of coffee and caffeine on cardiovascular risk in general, and the effect on serum lipids, blood pressure and selected hemostatic variables in particular. The association between coffee use and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality was

  14. Monitoring and analysis of adverse reactions associated with medicines recently approved for treatment of cardiovascular disease collected through the spontaneous reporting system

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    Tarapués Román, Mónica Natalie

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    Existen varios medicamentos disponibles para el tratamiento de la patología cardiovascular, así como para otras enfermedades consideradas factores de riesgo cardiovasculares, como son; diabetes, hipertensión y dislipidemia. Cuando un medicamento es comercializado por primera vez, su perfil de seguridad debe considerarse provisional debido a limitaciones propias de los ensayos clínicos pre-comercialización. Para los nuevos medicamentos, la información relevante sobre su seguridad en la poblaci...

  15. Role of Telomerase in the Cardiovascular System

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    Mark Zurek

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Aging is one major risk factor for the incidence of cardiovascular diseases and the development of atherosclerosis. One important enzyme known to be involved in aging processes is Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase (TERT. After the discovery of the enzyme in humans, TERT had initially only been attributed to germ line cells, stem cells and cancer cells. However, over the last few years it has become clear that TERT is also active in cells of the cardiovascular system including cardiac myocytes, endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells and fibroblasts. Interference with the activity of this enzyme greatly contributes to cardiovascular diseases. This review will summarize the findings on the role of TERT in cardiovascular cells. Moreover, recent findings concerning TERT in different mouse models with respect to cardiovascular diseases will be described. Finally, the extranuclear functions of TERT will be covered within this review.

  16. Maintained intentional weight loss reduces cardiovascular outcomes

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    Caterson, I D; Finer, N; Coutinho, W

    2012-01-01

    Aim: The Sibutramine Cardiovascular OUTcomes trial showed that sibutramine produced greater mean weight loss than placebo but increased cardiovascular morbidity but not mortality. The relationship between 12-month weight loss and subsequent cardiovascular outcomes is explored. Methods: Overweight/obese...... change to Month 12 was -4.18 kg (sibutramine) or -1.87 kg (placebo). Degree of weight loss during Lead-in Period or through Month 12 was associated with a progressive reduction in risk for the total population in primary outcome events and cardiovascular mortality over the 5-year assessment. Although...... more events occurred in the randomized sibutramine group, on an average, a modest weight loss of approximately 3 kg achieved in the Lead-in Period appeared to offset this increased event rate. Moderate weight loss (3-10 kg) reduced cardiovascular deaths in those with severe, moderate or mild...

  17. Cardiovascular death and manic-depressive psychosis

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    Weeke, A; Juel, K; Vaeth, M

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    In order to study if tricyclic antidepressant drugs (TCA) in therapeutic doses increase the risk of death due to cardiovascular causes, the relative mortality from cardiovascular diseases was studied in two large groups of first hospitalized manic-depressive patients, one from the TCA era......, the other from the period just before the introduction of TCA. Both groups were selected from the Danish Psychiatric Central Register and followed for an average of 4.5 years. Among 2662 manic-depressive men hospitalized between 1969 and 1976, the relative cardiovascular mortality was 1.53 compared...... to the general population. Among 1133 such cases admitted between 1950 and 1956, the rate was 1.87. Our findings do not support the hypothesis that TCA contribute to the cardiovascular mortality in manic-depressives and even support suggestions that TCA treatment may lower the risk of death by cardiovascular...

  18. Racism and cardiovascular disease: implications for nursing.

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    Jackson, Jennifer; McGibbon, Elizabeth; Waldron, Ingrid

    2013-01-01

    The social determinants of health (SDH) are recognized as a prominent influence on health outcomes across the lifespan. Racism is identified as a key SDH. In this article, the authors describe the concept of racism as an SDH, its impact in discriminatory actions and inactions, and the implications for cardiovascular nurses. Although research in Canada on the links among racism, stress, and cardiovascular disease is limited, there is growing evidence about the stress of racism and its long-term impact on cardiovascular health. The authors discuss how cardiovascular nursing could be enhanced through an understanding of racism-related stress, and race-based differences in cardiovascular care. The authors conclude with strategies for action to address this nursing concern.

  19. Cardiovascular Disease, Mitochondria, and Traditional Chinese Medicine

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    Jie Wang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Recent studies demonstrated that mitochondria play an important role in the cardiovascular system and mutations of mitochondrial DNA affect coronary artery disease, resulting in hypertension, atherosclerosis, and cardiomyopathy. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM has been used for thousands of years to treat cardiovascular disease, but it is not yet clear how TCM affects mitochondrial function. By reviewing the interactions between the cardiovascular system, mitochondrial DNA, and TCM, we show that cardiovascular disease is negatively affected by mutations in mitochondrial DNA and that TCM can be used to treat cardiovascular disease by regulating the structure and function of mitochondria via increases in mitochondrial electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation, modulation of mitochondrial-mediated apoptosis, and decreases in mitochondrial ROS. However further research is still required to identify the mechanism by which TCM affects CVD and modifies mitochondrial DNA.

  20. The cardiovascular effects of metformin: lost in translation?

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    Riksen, N.P.; Tack, C.J.J.

    2014-01-01

    PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In overweight patients with diabetes, treatment with metformin improves cardiovascular outcomes. This observation has fuelled the hypothesis that metformin has direct cardiovascular protective properties over and above glucose lowering. Here, we discuss the various cardiovascular

  1. [Branch retinal vein occlusion: high time for cardiovascular risk management

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    Bredie, S.J.H.

    2013-01-01

    Cardiovascular risk management is common in patients suffering from manifest cardiovascular disease, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia and diabetes mellitus. It is generally accepted that medication is the most effective treatment for reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in these patients. Re

  2. [Physical activity and cardiovascular health].

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    Temporelli, Pier Luigi

    2016-03-01

    It is well known that regular moderate physical activity, in the context of a healthy lifestyle, significantly reduces the likelihood of cardiovascular events, both in primary and secondary prevention. In addition, it is scientifically proven that exercise can reduce the incidence of diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, breast cancer and colon cancer. Despite this strong evidence, sedentary lifestyle remains a widespread habit in the western world. Even in Italy the adult population has a poor attitude to regular physical activity. It is therefore necessary, as continuously recommended by the World Health Organization, to motivate people to "move" since the transition from inactivity to regular light to moderate physical activity has a huge impact on health, resulting in significant savings of resources. We do not need to be athletes to exercise - it should be part of all our daily routines.

  3. Subclinical Hypothyroidism and Cardiovascular Disease

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    Sunghwan Suh

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH is a common disorder that is characterized by elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in conjunction with free thyroxine concentrations within the normal reference range. Thyroid hormones are known to affect the heart and vasculature and, as a result, the impact of SCH on the cardiovascular (CV system has recently become an important topic of research. Strong evidence points to a link between SCH and CV risk factors such as alterations in blood pressure, lipid levels, and atherosclerosis. Additionally, accumulating evidence indicates that SCH is associated with metabolic syndrome and heart failure. The present review proposes that SCH may be a potentially modifiable risk factor of CV disease and mortality. However, large-scale clinical trials with appropriate power investigating the risks and benefits of SCH treatment are required to determine whether these benefits can be achieved with levothyroxine therapy.

  4. Polyphenols, inflammation, and cardiovascular disease.

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    Tangney, Christy C; Rasmussen, Heather E

    2013-05-01

    Polyphenols are compounds found in foods such as tea, coffee, cocoa, olive oil, and red wine and have been studied to determine if their intake may modify cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Historically, biologic actions of polyphenols have been attributed to antioxidant activities, but recent evidence suggests that immunomodulatory and vasodilatory properties of polyphenols may also contribute to CVD risk reduction. These properties will be discussed, and recent epidemiological evidence and intervention trials will be reviewed. Further identification of polyphenols in foods and accurate assessment of exposures through measurement of biomarkers (i.e., polyphenol metabolites) could provide the needed impetus to examine the impact of polyphenol-rich foods on CVD intermediate outcomes (especially those signifying chronic inflammation) and hard endpoints among high risk patients. Although we have mechanistic insight into how polyphenols may function in CVD risk reduction, further research is needed before definitive recommendations for consumption can be made.

  5. Cardiovascular Disease and Thyroid Function

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    Faber, Jens; Selmer, Christian

    2014-01-01

    , a progressively increased risk in people with different levels of reduced TSH to a physiologically 'dose-dependent' effect of thyroid hormones on the heart in overt hyperthyroidism. Heart failure represents an intriguing clinical situation in which triiodothyronine treatment might be beneficial. In conclusion......, subclinical dysthyroid states affect the heart with subsequent changes in morbidity and mortality. Subclinical hyperthyroidism seems a more serious condition than subclinical hypothyroidism, which should affect treatment decision in a more aggressive manner. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.......Thyroid function has a profound effect on the heart, and both all-cause and cardiovascular mortality rates are increased in hyperthyroidism. New-onset atrial fibrillation carries a prolonged risk for the development of hyperthyroidism, suggesting altered availability of thyroid hormones...

  6. [Cardiovascular complications of hypertensive crisis].

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    Rosas-Peralta, Martín; Borrayo-Sánchez, Gabriela; Madrid-Miller, Alejandra; Ramírez-Arias, Erick; Pérez-Rodríguez, Gilberto

    2016-01-01

    It is inexorable that a proportion of patients with systemic arterial hypertension will develop a hypertensive crisis at some point in their lives. The hypertensive crises can be divided in hypertensive patients with emergency or hypertensive emergency, according to the presence or absence of acute end-organ damage. In this review, we discuss the cardiovascular hypertensive emergencies, including acute coronary syndrome, congestive heart failure, aortic dissection and sympathomimetic hypertensive crises (those caused by cocaine use included). Each is presented in a unique way, although some patients with hypertensive emergency report non-specific symptoms. Treatment includes multiple medications for quick and effective action with security to reduce blood pressure, protect the function of organs remaining, relieve symptoms, minimize the risk of complications and improve patient outcomes.

  7. Cardiovascular adaptations to exercise training

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    Hellsten, Ylva; Nyberg, Michael

    2016-01-01

    Aerobic exercise training leads to cardiovascular changes that markedly increase aerobic power and lead to improved endurance performance. The functionally most important adaptation is the improvement in maximal cardiac output which is the result of an enlargement in cardiac dimension, improved...... demands and perfusion levels, arteries, arterioles, and capillaries adapt in structure and number. The diameters of the larger conduit and resistance arteries are increased minimizing resistance to flow as the cardiac output is distributed in the body and the wall thickness of the conduit and resistance...... arteries is reduced, a factor contributing to increased arterial compliance. Endurance training may also induce alterations in the vasodilator capacity, although such adaptations are more pronounced in individuals with reduced vascular function. The microvascular net increases in size within the muscle...

  8. Understanding changes in cardiovascular pathophysiology.

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    Chummun, Harry

    Cardiovascular pathophysiological changes, such as hypertension and enlarged ventricles, reflect the altered functions of the heart and its circulation during ill-health. This article examines the normal and altered anatomy of the cardiac valves, the contractile elements and enzymes of the myocardium, the significance of the different factors associated with cardiac output, and the role of the autonomic nervous system in the heart beat. It also explores how certain diseases alter these functions and result in cardiac symptoms. Nurses can benefit from knowledge of these specific changes, for example, by being able to ask relevant questions in order to ascertain the nature of a patients condition, by being able to take an effective patient history and by being able to read diagnostic results, such as electrocardiograms and cardiac enzyme results. All this will help nurses to promote sound cardiac care based on a physiological rationale.

  9. Non-cardiovascular findings in clinical cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in children

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    Ghadimi Mahani, Maryam [University of Michigan Health System, C.S. Mott Children' s Hospital, Department of Radiology, Section of Pediatric Radiology, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Morani, Ajaykumar C. [The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Houston, TX (United States); Lu, Jimmy C.; Dorfman, Adam L. [University of Michigan Health System, C.S. Mott Children' s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Fazeli Dehkordy, Soudabeh [University of Michigan Health System, C.S. Mott Children' s Hospital, Department of Radiology, Section of Pediatric Radiology, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Department of Graduate Medical Education, Southfield, MI (United States); Jeph, Sunil [The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Houston, TX (United States); Geisinger Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Danville, PA (United States); Agarwal, Prachi P. [University of Michigan Health System, Department of Radiology, Division of Cardiothoracic Radiology, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)

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    With increasing use of pediatric cardiovascular MRI, it is important for all imagers to become familiar with the spectrum of non-cardiovascular imaging findings that can be encountered. This study aims to ascertain the prevalence and nature of these findings in pediatric cardiovascular MRIs performed at our institution. We retrospectively evaluated reports of all cardiovascular MRI studies performed at our institute from January 2008 to October 2012 in patients younger than18 years. Most studies (98%) were jointly interpreted by a pediatric cardiologist and a radiologist. We reviewed the electronic medical records of all cases with non-cardiovascular findings, defined as any imaging finding outside the cardiovascular system. Non-cardiovascular findings were classified into significant and non-significant, based on whether they were known at the time of imaging or they required additional workup or a change in management. In 849 consecutive studies (mean age 9.7 ± 6.3 years), 145 non-cardiovascular findings were found in 140 studies (16.5% of total studies). Overall, 51.0% (74/145) of non-cardiovascular findings were in the abdomen, 30.3% (44/145) were in the chest, and 18.6% (27/145) were in the spine. A total of 19 significant non-cardiovascular findings were observed in 19 studies in individual patients (2.2% of total studies, 47% male, mean age 5.9 ± 6.7 years). Significant non-cardiovascular findings included hepatic adenoma, arterially enhancing focal liver lesions, asplenia, solitary kidney, pelvicaliectasis, renal cystic diseases, gastric distention, adrenal hemorrhage, lung hypoplasia, air space disease, bronchial narrowing, pneumomediastinum and retained surgical sponge. Non-cardiovascular findings were seen in 16.5% of cardiovascular MRI studies in children, of which 2.2% were clinically significant findings. Prevalence and nature of these non-cardiovascular findings are different from those reported in adults. Attention to these findings is important

  10. Sexualidad en la mujer con enfermedad cardiovascular: un problema oculto

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    Diana Achury

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Las enfermedades cardiovasculares producen alteraciones en la vida sexual de los individuos que las padecen, sin embargo en la práctica clínica y la mayoría de investigaciones han reconocido las disfunciones sexuales masculinas como un problema prioritario, dejando a un lado las disfunciones de la mujer. Siendo necesario que el profesional de enfermería reconozca la sexualidad de la mujer como un elemento fundamental en la calidad de vida, comprendiendo el significado de la sexualidad, los factores que influyen en la exploración de sexualidad, la realidad de la disfunciones sexuales femeninas y las estrategias de cuidado para poder brindar una orientación adecuada que permita la continuación de la vida sexual satisfactoria. Materiales y Métodos:Revisión de literatura. Discusión y Conclusiones: La expresión de la sexualidad femenina es multidimensional y altamente contextual, y se ve influida por una amplia gama de factores socioculturales, cognitivos, afectivos, de relación, intrapsíquicos, etc; todos ellos deben tenerse en cuenta para la comprensión de sus problemas, desde una perspectiva integral; Se requiere de investigación para determinar la prevalencia, impacto, significado de la disfunción sexual en la mujer con enfermedad cardiovascular en Colombia. (Rev Cuid 2011; 2(2: 225-29.Palabras clave: Sexualidad, Mujer, Enfermedad Cardiovascular. (Fuente: DeCS BIREME.

  11. Síntesis temática de predictores de riesgo cardiovascular en la infancia Thematic Synthesis of Cardiovascular Risk Predictors in Children

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    Yosvani García Nóbrega

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available En las últimas décadas se ha incrementado el interés por la identificación de la enfermedad cardiovascular y los factores que predisponen su desarrollo en niños y adolescentes. Al respecto se han citado predictores de riesgo importantes, como la presencia de antecedentes patológicos familiares y personales, predisposición genética, así como la alteración de marcadores antropométricos y bioquímicos. El conocimiento de estos factores es de vital importancia para evitar la aparición precoz de la enfermedad cardiovascular.In recent decades, there has been an increased interest in the identification of cardiovascular disease and the factors that predispose its development in children and adolescents. In this sense, significant risk predictors have been cited, such as the presence of family and personal medical history, genetic predisposition, and the alteration of anthropometric and biochemical markers. The understanding of these factors is crucial to prevent the early onset of cardiovascular disease.

  12. Evaluation of the cardiovascular effects of varenicline in rats

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    Selçuk EB

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Engin Burak Selçuk,1 Meltem Sungu,2 Hakan Parlakpinar,3 Necip Ermiş,4 Elif Taslıdere,5 Nigar Vardı,5 Murat Yalçinsoy,6 Mustafa Sagır,3 Alaaddin Polat,7 Mehmet Karatas,8 Burcu Kayhan-Tetik11Department of Family Medicine, 2Inonu University Medical Faculty, Malatya, Turkey; 3Department of Pharmacology, 4Department of Cardiology, 5Department of Histology and Embryology, 6Department of Pulmonary Medicine, 7Department of Physiology, 8Department of Medical Ethics, Inonu University Medical Faculty, Malatya, TurkeyBackground: Cardiovascular disease is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among tobacco users. Varenicline is widely used worldwide to help smoking cessation, but some published studies have reported associated cardiovascular events.Objective: To determine the cardiovascular toxicity induced by varenicline in rats.Materials and methods: We randomly separated 34 rats into two groups: 1 the control group (given only distilled water orally, n=10 and the varenicline group (given 9 µg/kg/day varenicline on days 1–3, 9 µg/kg twice daily on days 4–7, and 18 µg/kg twice daily on days 8–90 [total 83 days], n=24. Each group was then subdivided equally into acute and chronic subgroups, and all rats in these groups were euthanized with anesthesia overdose on days 45 and 90, respectively. Body and heart weights, hemodynamic (mean oxygen saturation, mean blood pressure, and heart rate, electrocardiographic (PR, QRS, and QT intervals biochemical (oxidants and antioxidants, and histopathological analyses (including immunostaining were performed.Results: Acute varenicline exposure resulted in loss of body weight, while chronic varenicline exposure caused heart weight loss and decreased mean blood pressure, induced lipid peroxidation, and reduced antioxidant activity. Both acute and chronic varenicline exposure caused impairment of mean oxygen saturation. QT interval was prolonged in the chronic varenicline group, while PR interval

  13. Ptose palpebral causada por Paquidermoperiostose

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    Patricia Regina de Pinho Tavares

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available A paquidermoperiostose é uma síndrome caracterizada por acometimento cutâneo e ósseo, e em alguns casos ocorre comprometimento palpebral leve. É uma síndrome rara, idiopática ou hereditária, com provável herança autossômica dominante de penetrância variável. Descreve-se o caso de um paciente com ptose grave por paquidermoperiostose elucidando sua fisiopatologia e conduta cirúrgica aplicada.

  14. Sepse por Serratia marcescens KPC

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    Del Peloso, Pedro Fernandez; Barros,Matheus Felipe Leal de; Santos,Fernanda Abreu dos

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    A resistência aos carbapenems entre as bactérias não fermentadoras de glicose é comumente descrita. Porém, os relatos de resistência aos carbapenems em enterobactérias ainda são fatos isolados. Neste relato de caso, descrevemos um caso de infecção generalizada por Serratia marcescens carreadora de gene blaKPC. No Brasil, já foram relatados casos de isolados de Klebsiella pneumoniae e Escherichia coli carreando gene blaKPC, ficando evidente a emergência desse tipo de carbapenemase e sua dissem...

  15. Colecistitis aguda por Streptococcus constellatus

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    M Sandra Gómez-Canosa

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    Full Text Available Presentamos el caso de una paciente de edad avanzada y significativa comorbilidad que se diagnosticó de colecistitis aguda por Streptococcus constellatus. El drenaje de la vesícula biliar por colecistostomía percutánea, asociado a penicilinas, ha conseguido una evolución favorable. We report the case of a patient of advanced age and significant comorbidity diagnosed acute cholecystitis by Streptococcus constellatus. Gallbladder drainage by percutaneous cholecystostomy associated with penicillins has achieved a favorable outcome.

  16. Asma inducida por el ejercicio.

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    2010-01-01

    El asma inducido por el ejercicio es una sensación de dificultad respiratoria, con la presencia de tos, sibilancias y opresión torácica tras realizar un esfuerzo físico. Sería el broncoespasmo transitorio que ocurre tras un ejercicio mantenido de tres a ocho minutos de duración al ochenta por ciento o más de la frecuencia cardíaca máxima. Se realizó un estudio transversal, descriptivo no experimental, tomando una muestra de 100 personas, entre 14 y 18 años, que estudian el ...

  17. Cardiomiopatía inducida por estrés (Takotsubo en una paciente con anorexia nerviosa

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    Sabrina Vadalá

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    Full Text Available Presentamos el caso de una mujer con diagnóstico de anorexia nerviosa que desarrolló cardiomiopatía de takotsubo precipitada por estrés emocional y alteraciones del medio interno. Evolucionó favorablemente con manejo conservador. Los casos de cardiomiopatía inducida por estrés, descriptos en pacientes con trastornos de la conducta alimentaria, suelen alcanzar mayor gravedad y se asocian con la prolongación del intervalo QT por desequilibrios electrolíticos, arritmias ventriculares e hipoglucemia. Se realiza una revisión del compromiso cardiovascular en pacientes con anorexia nerviosa.

  18. Principios básicos de resonancia magnética cardiovascular (RMC: secuencias, planos de adquisición y protocolo de estudio Basic principles of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR: sequences, acquisition planes and study protocol

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    C. Hernández

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    Full Text Available El estudio de la patología del sistema cardiovascular por resonancia magnética (RMC es una de las aplicaciones más actuales de esta técnica diagnóstica, ya que permite estudiar la anatomía y función del corazón y grandes vasos de forma exacta y reproducible. La complejidad de la técnica viene dada por la localización y orientación anatómica de las estructuras cardiovasculares, las secuencias específicas que se deben emplear y la ausencia de familiarización por parte de los radiólogos con la patología cardiovascular. En este trabajo se describen los principios básicos de la RMC. Se exponen la utilidad clínica de las secuencias anatómicas, funcionales y secuencias de flujo, se describen los planos de adquisición en un estudio de RMC convencional y se propone un protocolo de estudio sencillo.Evaluation of the cardiovascular system with magnetic resonance (CMR has become one of the most relevant and up-to-the-minute clinical applications of this diagnostic technique, as CMR makes possible an exact and reproducible study of the anatomy and function of the heart and great vessels. The complexity of this technique is mainly due to the anatomical location and orientation of the cardiovascular structures, the specific CMR sequences that have to be used and a lack of familiarity amongst radiologists regarding cardiovascular pathology. In this report the most basic principles of CMR are described. The clinical usefulness of anatomical, functional, and flow quantification sequences are discussed, conventional CMR acquisition planes are described, and an easy CMR study protocol is proposed.

  19. CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS IN ADOLESCENTS WITH CHEST PAIN

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    Sri Endah Rahayuningsih

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    Full Text Available Objective: To detect cardiovascular abnormalities in adolescents with chest pain. Methods: In this cross sectional study, the subjects were 25 adolescents with chest pain who came to the Cardiac Center of Dr. Hasan Sadikin General Hospital, Bandung during the period of January 2008 to January 2011. The presence of established cardiovascular disorders were based on history, physical examination, electrocardiography and echocardiography Results: It was found that 13/25 adolescents with chest pain had cardiovascular abnormalities. Of the 25 teens that came with chest pain, most of which showed normal electrocardiographic results, only 9/25 of those with dysrhythmias experienced sinus tachycardia and 8 had a first degree AV block. Echocardiography examination showed only four patients with abnormal cardiac anatomy. No correlation between nutritional status and chest pain, and cardiovascular abnormalities and chest pain (p=0.206 and p=0.632, respectively. There was a positive correlation between sex and cardiovascular abnormalities in adolescents with chest pain (p=0.007. Chest pain is a prevalent problem that is usually benign and that it frequently signals underlying cardiac disease. Conclusions: Cardiovascular abnormalities in adolescents with symptoms of chest pain are found in some cases. There is no correlation between female and male adolescents with chest pain and cardiovascular abnormalities.

  20. Cocoa, blood pressure, and cardiovascular health.

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    Ferri, Claudio; Desideri, Giovambattista; Ferri, Livia; Proietti, Ilenia; Di Agostino, Stefania; Martella, Letizia; Mai, Francesca; Di Giosia, Paolo; Grassi, Davide

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    High blood pressure is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular events worldwide. Clinical and epidemiological studies suggest that cocoa-rich products reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. According to this, cocoa has a high content in polyphenols, especially flavanols. Flavanols have been described to exert favorable effects on endothelium-derived vasodilation via the stimulation of nitric oxide-synthase, the increased availability of l-arginine, and the decreased degradation of NO. Cocoa may also have a beneficial effect by protecting against oxidative stress alterations and via decreased platelet aggregation, decreased lipid oxidation, and insulin resistance. These effects are associated with a decrease of blood pressure and a favorable trend toward a reduction in cardiovascular events and strokes. Previous meta-analyses have shown that cocoa-rich foods may reduce blood pressure. Long-term trials investigating the effect of cocoa products are needed to determine whether or not blood pressure is reduced on a chronic basis by daily ingestion of cocoa. Furthermore, long-term trials investigating the effect of cocoa on clinical outcomes are also needed to assess whether cocoa has an effect on cardiovascular events. A 3 mmHg systolic blood pressure reduction has been estimated to decrease the risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. This paper summarizes new findings concerning cocoa effects on blood pressure and cardiovascular health, focusing on putative mechanisms of action and "nutraceutical " viewpoints.

  1. Biomarkers of cardiovascular disease risk in women.

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    Manson, JoAnn E; Bassuk, Shari S

    2015-03-01

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including coronary heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death among U.S. women and men. Established cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, hypertension, and elevated total cholesterol, and risk prediction models based on such factors, perform well but do not perfectly predict future risk of CVD. Thus, there has been much recent interest among cardiovascular researchers in identifying novel biomarkers to aid in risk prediction. Such markers include alternative lipids, B-type natriuretic peptides, high-sensitivity troponin, coronary artery calcium, and genetic markers. This article reviews the role of traditional cardiovascular risk factors, risk prediction tools, and selected novel biomarkers and other exposures in predicting risk of developing CVD in women. The predictive role of novel cardiovascular biomarkers for women in primary prevention settings requires additional study, as does the diagnostic and prognostic utility of cardiac troponins for acute coronary syndromes in clinical settings. Sex differences in the clinical expression and physiology of metabolic syndrome may have implications for cardiovascular outcomes. Consideration of exposures that are unique to, or more prevalent in, women may also help to refine cardiovascular risk estimates in this group.

  2. Escore de Framingham na avaliação do risco cardiovascular em diabéticos

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    Mariana Costa Larré

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue identificar el riesgo cardiovascular de diabéticos registrados por un Equipo de Salud Familiar. Estudio transversal, realizado en Aracaju, SE, Brasil, en octubre y noviembre de 2012. Se utilizó el score de Framingham en 80 diabéticos de ambos los sexos. Los participantes tenían entre 30 y 74 años, y la mayoría (70% era mujer. Por el score de Framingham, hubo mayor proporción (45,8% de alto riesgo entre los hombres y 41,1% de las mujeres presentaban medio riesgo de desencadenar enfermedades cardiovasculares. No se observaron diferencias estadísticamente significativas entre sexos y los niveles de LDL-colesterol y HDL-colesterol. Estuvieron presentes riesgo cardiovascular promedio entre mujeres y alto riesgo entre los hombres, lo que permitió apuntar posibilidad de desencadenar cambios cardiovasculares entre personas con diabetes en Atención Primaria de Salud. Es preciso adoptar estrategias de promoción de salud que permitan aumento de control del riesgo cardiovascular en la población asistida.

  3. AUTONOMIC CARDIOVASCULAR REGULATION DISORDERS IN PATIENTS WITH PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

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    A. P. Rebrov

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Aim – to identify disorders of autonomic regulation of cardiac activity in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA by determining the heart rate variability (HRV, and also establish the relationship of HRV with systemic inflammation and traditional cardiovascular risk factors.Materials and methods. The study included 53 patients with PsA (mean age 43.64 ± 12.1 years, including 48.2 % men, mean disease durationwas 10.32 ± 10.2 years. The control group included 25 healthy volunteers (average age 46.7 ± 12.45 years, 49.1 % – men. Time andfrequency measures of HRV were analyzed. Active PsA was determined by an index DAS4, rate erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR, levels of C-reactive protein (CRP and fibrinogen. Patients with clinical manifestations of cardiovascular disease, and patients with symptomsof carotid atherosclerosis, detected by duplex study were excluded.Results. Deterioration of HRV in patients with PsA compared with those in patients of the control group, the availability of statistically significant reverse relationship of temporal and spectral parameters of HRV with PsA activity (ESR, CRP, entezit score, DAS4, duration of arthritis, the classical factors of cardiovascular risk were established.Conclusion. Patients with PsA had noted a violation of autonomic regulation of cardiac activity in the form of reduced HRV and activation of the sympathetic part of it. Identified changes were associated with activity of systemic inflammation and classical factors of cardiovascular risk.

  4. Association of sympathovagal imbalance with cardiovascular risks in overt hypothyroidism

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    Avupati Naga Syamsunder

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    Full Text Available Background: Cardiovascular morbidities have been reported in hypothyroidism. Aims: The objective of this study is to investigate the link of sympathovagal imbalance (SVI to cardiovascular risks (CVRs and the plausible mechanisms of CVR in hypothyroidism. Materials and Methods: Age-matched 104 females (50 controls, 54 hypothyroids were recruited and their body mass index (BMI, cardiovascular parameters, autonomic function tests by spectral analysis of heart rate variability (HRV, heart rate response to standing, deep breathing and blood pressure response to isometric handgrip were studied. Thyroid profile, lipid profile, immunological and inflammatory markers were estimated and their association with low-frequency to the high-frequency ratio (LF-HF of HRV, the marker of SVI was assessed by multivariate regression. Results: Increased diastolic pressure, decreased HRV, increased LF-HF, dyslipidemia and increased high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP were observed in hypothyroid patients and all these parameters had significant correlation with LF-HF. BMI had no significant association with LF-HF. Atherogenic index (β 1.144, P = 0.001 and hsCRP (b 0.578, P = 0.009 had independent contribution to LF-HF. LF-HF could significantly predict hypertension status (odds ratio 2.05, confidence interval 1.110-5.352, P = 0.008 in hypothyroid subjects. Conclusions: SVI due to sympathetic activation and vagal withdrawal occurs in hypothyroidism. Dyslipidemia and low-grade inflammation, but not obesity contribute to SVI and SVI contributes to cardiovascular risks.

  5. Psychoneuroimmunological aspects of cardiovascular diseases: a preliminary report

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    Szymański, Łukasz; Bodera, Paweł; Stankiewicz, Wanda

    2016-01-01

    Aim of the study Due to their prevalence and negative social effects, cardiovascular diseases belong to a group of civilization diseases. Previous research suggests comorbidity of heart diseases, mood disorders and impaired cognitive functioning. The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychoneuroimmunological aspects of functioning in patients diagnosed with cardiovascular diseases. Material and methods Ten persons, mean age 48.2 years old, diagnosed with primary hypertension, were studied. All of them were treated with beta blockers and ACE inhibitors with unsuccessful therapeutic effect. This group also included 4 subjects with heart rate disturbances. The control group included 10 clinically healthy volunteers in mean age 46.8. All participants had 24-hour ECG monitoring with Holter method in order to evaluate the autonomic activity with time and frequency domain analysis (heart rate variability). Patients also underwent neuropsychological assessment of quality of life and personality traits (EQ-5D, NEO-PI-R, PSS10, SWLS, MHLC). Quantitative evaluation of immune system parameters included: TCD3, TCD4, CD8, CD16/CD56, CD19, HLA-DR+. Results The cardiovascular disease group showed significantly lower time and frequency domain parameters (p < 0.05) except low/high frequency (LF/HF) power ratio. The heart rhythm disorder group demonstrated significant relationships such as: Quality of life with Total Power of HRV and day-time LF/HF ratio, pNN50 and rMSSD – negative correlation. Conclusions 1. In cardiovascular disease patients, activity of the autonomic nervous system is significantly reduced. 2. Impaired modulation of the autonomic nervous system activity affects mood and decreases quality of life. 3. In patients with heart rhythm disturbances, increased sympathetic nervous system activity affects prolonged tension and the immune response. PMID:27536207

  6. AUTONOMIC CARDIOVASCULAR REGULATION DISORDERS IN PATIENTS WITH PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

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    A. P. Rebrov

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim – to identify disorders of autonomic regulation of cardiac activity in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA by determining the heart rate variability (HRV, and also establish the relationship of HRV with systemic inflammation and traditional cardiovascular risk factors.Materials and methods. The study included 53 patients with PsA (mean age 43.64 ± 12.1 years, including 48.2 % men, mean disease durationwas 10.32 ± 10.2 years. The control group included 25 healthy volunteers (average age 46.7 ± 12.45 years, 49.1 % – men. Time andfrequency measures of HRV were analyzed. Active PsA was determined by an index DAS4, rate erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR, levels of C-reactive protein (CRP and fibrinogen. Patients with clinical manifestations of cardiovascular disease, and patients with symptomsof carotid atherosclerosis, detected by duplex study were excluded.Results. Deterioration of HRV in patients with PsA compared with those in patients of the control group, the availability of statistically significant reverse relationship of temporal and spectral parameters of HRV with PsA activity (ESR, CRP, entezit score, DAS4, duration of arthritis, the classical factors of cardiovascular risk were established.Conclusion. Patients with PsA had noted a violation of autonomic regulation of cardiac activity in the form of reduced HRV and activation of the sympathetic part of it. Identified changes were associated with activity of systemic inflammation and classical factors of cardiovascular risk.

  7. [Cooperative Cardiovascular Disease Research Network (RECAVA)].

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    García-Dorado, David; Castro-Beiras, Alfonso; Díez, Javier; Gabriel, Rafael; Gimeno-Blanes, Juan R; Ortiz de Landázuri, Manuel; Sánchez, Pedro L; Fernández-Avilés, Francisco

    2008-01-01

    Today, cardiovascular disease is the principal cause of death and hospitalization in Spain, and accounts for an annual healthcare budget of more than 4000 million euros. Consequently, early diagnosis, effective prevention, and the optimum treatment of cardiovascular disease present a significant social and healthcare challenge for the country. In this context, combining all available resources to increase the efficacy and healthcare benefits of scientific research is a priority. This rationale prompted the establishment of the Spanish Cooperative Cardiovascular Disease Research Network, or RECAVA (Red Temática de Investigación Cooperativa en Enfermedades Cardiovasculares), 5 years ago. Since its foundation, RECAVA's activities have focused on achieving four objectives: a) to facilitate contacts between basic, clinical and epidemiological researchers; b) to promote the shared use of advanced technological facilities; c) to apply research results to clinical practice, and d) to train a new generation of translational cardiovascular researchers in Spain. At present, RECAVA consists of 41 research groups and seven shared technological facilities. RECAVA's research strategy is based on a scientific design matrix centered on the most important cardiovascular processes. The level of RECAVA's research activity is reflected in the fact that 28 co-authored articles were published in international journals during the first six months of 2007, with each involving contributions from at least two groups in the network. Finally, RECAVA also participates in the work of the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research, or CNIC (Centro Nacional de Investigación Cardiovascular), and some established Biomedical Research Network Centers, or CIBER (Centros de Investigación Biomédica en RED), with the aim of consolidating the development of a dynamic multidisciplinary research framework that is capable of meeting the growing challenge that cardiovascular disease will present

  8. Evaluation of a Webquest on the Theme "Management of Material Resources in Nursing" by Undergraduate Students Evaluación de la WebQuest administración de recursos materiales en enfermería por alumnos del curso de graduación Avaliação da WebQuest gerenciamento de recursos materiais em enfermagem por alunos do curso de graduação

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    Marta Cristiane Alves Pereira

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The learning process mediated by information and communication technology has considerable importance in the current context. This study describes the evaluation of a WebQuest on the theme "Management of Material Resources in Nursing". It was developed in three stages: Stage 1 consisted of its pedagogical aspect, that is, elaboration and definition of content; Stage 2 involved the organization of content, inclusion of images and completion; Stage 3 corresponded to its availability to students. Results confirm the importance of information technology and information as instruments for a mediating teaching practice in the integration between valid knowledge and the complex and dynamic reality of health services. As a result of the students’ favorable evaluation of the approximation with the reality of nursing work and satisfaction for performing the activity successfully, the WebQuest method was considered valid and innovating for the teaching-learning process.El proceso de aprender mediado por las tecnologías de la información y comunicación asume enorme importancia en el contexto actual. El objetivo de este estudio fue describir la evaluación de una WebQuest, en la temática "administración de recursos materiales en enfermería"; fue desarrollado en tres etapas: la Etapa 1 consistió en el aspecto pedagógico de elaboración y definición del contenido; la Etapa 2 envolvió la organización del contenido, inclusión de imágenes y conclusión del acabamiento y la Etapa 3, correspondió a la disponibilización a los alumnos. Los resultados confirmaron la importancia de las tecnologías de la informática e información como instrumentos para la práctica docente mediadora en la integración entre conocimientos válidos y realidad compleja y dinámica de los servicios de salud. La evaluación de los alumnos fue favorable para la aproximación a la realidad del trabajo de los enfermeros y la satisfacción por el cumplimiento de la actividad

  9. Antioxidants, inflammation and cardiovascular disease.

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    Mangge, Harald; Becker, Kathrin; Fuchs, Dietmar; Gostner, Johanna M

    2014-06-26

    Multiple factors are involved in the etiology of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Pathological changes occur in a variety of cell types long before symptoms become apparent and diagnosis is made. Dysregulation of physiological functions are associated with the activation of immune cells, leading to local and finally systemic inflammation that is characterized by production of high levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Patients suffering from inflammatory diseases often present with diminished levels of antioxidants either due to insufficient dietary intake or, and even more likely, due to increased demand in situations of overwhelming ROS production by activated immune effector cells like macrophages. Antioxidants are suggested to beneficially interfere with diseases-related oxidative stress, however the interplay of endogenous and exogenous antioxidants with the overall redox system is complex. Moreover, molecular mechanisms underlying oxidative stress in CVD are not fully elucidated. Metabolic dybalances are suggested to play a major role in disease onset and progression. Several central signaling pathways involved in the regulation of immunological, metabolic and endothelial function are regulated in a redox-sensitive manner. During cellular immune response, interferon γ-dependent pathways are activated such as tryptophan breakdown by the enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) in monocyte-derived macrophages, fibroblasts, endothelial and epithelial cells. Neopterin, a marker of oxidative stress and immune activation is produced by GTP-cyclohydrolase I in macrophages and dendritic cells. Nitric oxide synthase (NOS) is induced in several cell types to generate nitric oxide (NO). NO, despite its low reactivity, is a potent antioxidant involved in the regulation of the vasomotor tone and of immunomodulatory signaling pathways. NO inhibits the expression and function of IDO. Function of NOS requires the cofactor tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4), which is produced in

  10. Residual generator for cardiovascular anomalies detection

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    Belkhatir, Zehor

    2014-06-01

    This paper discusses the possibility of using observer-based approaches for cardiovascular anomalies detection and isolation. We consider a lumped parameter model of the cardiovascular system that can be written in a form of nonlinear state-space representation. We show that residuals that are sensitive to variations in some cardiovascular parameters and to abnormal opening and closure of the valves, can be generated. Since the whole state is not easily available for measurement, we propose to associate the residual generator to a robust extended kalman filter. Numerical results performed on synthetic data are provided.

  11. Role of magnesium in cardiovascular diseases.

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    Kolte, Dhaval; Vijayaraghavan, Krishnaswami; Khera, Sahil; Sica, Domenic A; Frishman, William H

    2014-01-01

    Magnesium, the fourth most abundant cation in the human body, is involved in several essential physiological, biochemical, and cellular processes regulating cardiovascular function. It plays a critical role in modulating vascular smooth muscle tone, endothelial cell function, and myocardial excitability and is thus central to the pathogenesis of several cardiovascular disorders such as hypertension, atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and cardiac arrhythmias. This review discusses the vasodilatory, anti-inflammatory, anti-ischemic, and antiarrhythmic properties of magnesium and its current role in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disorders.

  12. Cardiovascular surgery in the elderly: an update

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    Song WAN; Ahmed A. ARIFI; Calvin S. H. NG; Anthony P. C. YIM

    2005-01-01

    The aging of the population and improvements in outcomes after cardiovascular surgery have resulted in a worldwide growing demand of complex surgical intervention for elderly patients. We briefly review the up-to-date English-language literature with particular focus on cardiovascular surgery in elderly patients. With earlier referral, careful preoperative evaluation, strategic planning, and the continuing efforts in optimizing surgical techniques, operative mortality and morbidity following primary or reoperative coronary artery bypass grafting and valvular interventions are expected to fall in this high-risk patient subset. Importantly,accumulating evidence indicates that elderly patients may benefit from improved functional status and quality of life after cardiovascular surgical therapy

  13. Cardiovascular physiology and diseases of amphibians.

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    Heinz-Taheny, Kathleen M

    2009-01-01

    The class Amphibia includes three orders of amphibians: the anurans (frogs and toads), urodeles (salamanders, axolotls, and newts), and caecilians. The diversity of lifestyles across these three orders has accompanying differences in the cardiovascular anatomy and physiology allowing for adaptations to aquatic or terrestrial habitats, pulmonic or gill respiration, hibernation, and body elongation (in the caecilian). This article provides a review of amphibian cardiovascular anatomy and physiology with discussion of unique species adaptations. In addition, amphibians as cardiovascular animal models and commonly encountered natural diseases are covered.

  14. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance in systemic hypertension

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    Maceira Alicia M

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Systemic hypertension is a highly prevalent potentially modifiable cardiovascular risk factor. Imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis of underlying causes for hypertension, in assessing cardiovascular complications of hypertension, and in understanding the pathophysiology of the disease process. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR provides accurate and reproducible measures of ventricular volumes, mass, function and haemodynamics as well as uniquely allowing tissue characterization of diffuse and focal fibrosis. In addition, CMR is well suited for exclusion of common secondary causes for hypertension. We review the current and emerging clinical and research applications of CMR in hypertension.

  15. DESAJUSTE EDUCATIVO POR REGIONES EN COLOMBIA: ¿COMPETENCIA POR SALARIOS O POR PUESTOS DE TRABAJO?

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    Maribel Castillo Caicedo

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo aporta una perspectiva del fenómeno de la sobreeducación, entendida como un desajuste por exceso, entre el nivel educativo alcanzado por el individuo y el exigido por el puesto de trabajo en el cual se desempeña; esto se debe a que existe una demanda laboral estrecha de puestos de trabajo para personas calificadas en Colombia. Se analizan las contribuciones empíricas existentes y el debate sobre las mismas; se examinan las teorías que permiten explicar la existencia de un desajuste educativo y se realiza una revisión de la literatura internacional y nacional sobre el tema. Adicionalmente, se plantean una serie de hipótesis para desarrollar un esquema que permita determinar el comportamiento del individuo en el fenómeno de la sobreeducación.

  16. Hipertrofia ventricular e mortalidade cardiovascular em pacientes de hemodiálise de baixo nível educacional Hipertrofia ventricular y mortalidad cardiovascular en pacientes de hemodiálisis de bajo nivel educativo Ventricular hypertrophy and cardiovascular mortality in hemodialysis patients with low educational level

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    Rosana dos Santos e Silva Martin

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A hipertrofia ventricular esquerda é potente preditor de mortalidade em renais crônicos. Estudo prévio de nosso grupo mostrou que renais crônicos com menor escolaridade têm hipertrofia ventricular mais intensa. OBJETIVO: Ampliar estudo prévio e verificar se a hipertrofia ventricular esquerda pode justificar a associação entre escolaridade e mortalidade cardiovascular de pacientes em hemodiálise. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados 113 pacientes entre janeiro de 2005 e março de 2008 e seguidos até outubro de 2010. Foram traçadas curvas de sobrevida comparando a mortalidade cardiovascular, e por todas as causas dos pacientes com escolaridade de até três anos (mediana da escolaridade e pacientes com escolaridade igual ou superior a quatro anos. Foram construídos modelos múltiplos de Cox ajustados para as variáveis de confusão. RESULTADOS: Observou-se associação entre nível de escolaridade e hipertrofia ventricular. A diferença estatística de mortalidade de origem cardiovascular e por todas as causas entre os diferentes níveis de escolaridade ocorreu aos cinco anos e meio de seguimento. No modelo de Cox, a hipertrofia ventricular e a proteína-C reativa associaram-se à mortalidade por todas as causas e de origem cardiovascular. A etiologia da insuficiência renal associou-se à mortalidade por todas as causas e a creatinina associou-se à mortalidade de origem cardiovascular. A associação entre escolaridade e mortalidade perdeu significância estatística no modelo ajustado. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados do presente trabalho confirmam estudo prévio e demonstram, ademais, que a maior mortalidade cardiovascular observada nos pacientes com menor escolaridade pôde ser explicada por fatores de risco de ordem bioquímica e de morfologia cardíaca.FUNDAMENTO: La hipertrofia ventricular izquierda es potente predictor de mortalidad en renales crónicos. Estudio previo de nuestro grupo mostró que renales crónicos con menor

  17. Deaf Adolescents' Learning of Cardiovascular Health Information: Sources and Access Challenges.

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    Smith, Scott R; Kushalnagar, Poorna; Hauser, Peter C

    2015-10-01

    Deaf individuals have more cardiovascular risks than the general population that are believed to be related to their cardiovascular health knowledge disparities. This phenomenological study describes where 20 deaf sign language-using adolescents from Rochester, New York, many who possess many positive characteristics to support their health literacy, learn cardiovascular health information and their lived experiences accessing health information. The goal is to ultimately use this information to improve the delivery of cardiovascular health education to this population and other deaf adolescents at a higher risk for weak health literacy. Deaf bilingual researchers interviewed deaf adolescents, transcribed and coded the data, and described the findings. Five major sources of cardiovascular health information were identified including family, health education teachers, healthcare providers, printed materials, and informal sources. Despite possessing advantageous characteristics contributing to stronger health literacy, study participants described significant challenges with accessing health information from each source. They also demonstrated inconsistencies in their cardiovascular health knowledge, especially regarding heart attack, stroke, and cholesterol. These findings suggest a great need for additional public funding to research deaf adolescents' informal health-related learning, develop accessible and culturally appropriate health surveys and health education programming, improve interpreter education, and disseminate information through social media.

  18. Riesgo cardiovascular, ocupación y riesgos laborales en una población laboral de Catalunya

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    Josep María Molina Aragonés

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular en población trabajadora de Catalunya, analizar su relación con la actividad laboral y los riesgos laborales asociados a esta. Material y métodos: Se analizaron datos de factores de riesgo cardiovascular (tabaquismo, hipertensión, dislipemia y diabetes durante el periodo de Enero a Junio de 2.006 en el ámbito territorial de Catalunya, y de los riesgos laborales obtenidos a partir de las evaluaciones de riesgos y de la actividad profesional y empresarial de los trabajadores incluidos en el estudio. Resultados: Se obtuvieron datos de 2.573 trabajadores, 1.766 (68,7% hombres y 806 (31,3 % mujeres. 2.233 (86,9 % presentaron un riesgo cardiovascular bajo, 304 (11,8% un riesgo cardiovascular ligero y 34 (1,3% un riesgo cardiovascular moderado-alto. Se evidenciaron diferencias significativas en el comportamiento del riesgo cardiovascular en función de dicha actividad laboral (p Objective: Determining the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in Catalan workers; analysing their relationships with labour activity and the labour risks associated with this. Materials and Methods: Cardiovascular risk factors data (nicotine poisoning, hypertension, dyslipemia, and diabetes from January to June of 2006 in Catalonia, and labour risks data obtained from evaluations of professional and business activity of workers object of this study were analysed. Results: Data from 2.573 workers (1.766 (68’7 % men and 806 (31’3 % women were obtained. 2.233 (86’9 % present a low cardiovascular risk, 304 (11’8 present a light cardiovascular risk, and 34 (1’3 % a high-medium cardiovascular risk. Significant differences in the cardiovascular risk behaviour according to this labour activity were shown (p<0,00. Conclusions: The distribution of cardiovascular risk factors was not homogeneous in the different labour activities. Different activity sectors involve habits and behaviours which

  19. Celulitis por citomegalovirus Cytomegalovirus cellulitis

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    A. Ruiz Lascano

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Las lesiones cutáneas por citomegalovirus (CMV son infrecuentes y a menudo una manifestación tardía de una enfermedad sistémica, que generalmente anuncia un curso fatal. Comunicamos un caso de celulitis por CMV: una mujer de 70 años con trasplante renal efectuado 1 mes antes de la consulta, terapia inmunosupresora con ciclosporina A y metilprednisona. La paciente ingresó por fiebre, dolor e impotencia funcional en pierna derecha. Comprobamos la existencia de una placa de 8 por 4 cm eritematoedematosa. La tratamos con antibióticos sin mejoría, por lo que realizamos un estudio histopatológico de piel que mostró cambios citopáticos compatibles con infección por CMV. Los cultivos bacteriológicos y micológicos fueron negativos. La inmunohistoquímica específica para CMV y el estudio de reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (PCR de la biopsia de piel fueron positivas, al igual que la antigenemia. El tratamiento con ganciclovir produjo la mejoría del cuadro clínico. En la literatura revisada no hemos encontrado la celulitis como manifestación de enfermedad cutánea por CMV.Cutaneous lesions in CMV infection are rare, often a late manifestation of systemic infection, and usually herald a fatal course. A 70 year-old woman received a kidney transplantation one month before consulting and immunosuppressive therapy that included cyclosporine A and methylprednisone. She complained of fever, local pain in her right leg, and an erythematous and swelling plaque. She was treated with intravenous antibiotics without improvement. A skin biopsy was performed and the tissue obtained was sent for bacterial and fungal cultures as well as for histological examination. Cultures were negative. The biopsy showed CMV cytopathic changes. Immunoperoxidase staining was positive for CMV and polymerase chain reaction (PCR testing revealed CMV DNA. She was treated with ganciclovir with resolution of the lesion. CMV cellulitis is a rare cutaneous manifestation

  20. Seasonality of cardiovascular risk factors

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    Marti-Soler, Helena; Gubelmann, Cédric; Aeschbacher, Stefanie

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    OBJECTIVE: To assess the seasonality of cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) in a large set of population-based studies. METHODS: Cross-sectional data from 24 population-based studies from 15 countries, with a total sample size of 237 979 subjects. CVRFs included Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist.......6 cm for waist circumference, 2.9 mm Hg for SBP, 1.4 mm Hg for DBP, 0.02 mmol/L for triglycerides, 0.10 mmol/L for total cholesterol, 0.01 mmol/L for HDL cholesterol, 0.11 mmol/L for LDL cholesterol, and 0.07 mmol/L for glycaemia. Similar results were obtained when the analysis was restricted...... to studies collecting fasting blood samples. Similar seasonal variations were found for most CVRFs in the Southern Hemisphere, with the exception of waist circumference, HDL, and LDL cholesterol. CONCLUSIONS: CVRFs show a seasonal pattern characterised by higher levels in winter, and lower levels in summer...

  1. Globalization, Work, and Cardiovascular Disease.

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    Schnall, Peter L; Dobson, Marnie; Landsbergis, Paul

    2016-10-01

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD), a global epidemic, is responsible for about 30% of all deaths worldwide. While mortality rates from CVD have been mostly declining in the advanced industrialized nations, CVD risk factors, including hypertension, obesity, and diabetes, have been on the increase everywhere. Researchers investigating the social causes of CVD have produced a robust body of evidence documenting the relationships between the work environment and CVD, including through the mechanisms of psychosocial work stressors. We review the empirical evidence linking work, psychosocial stressors, and CVD. These work stressors can produce chronic biologic arousal and promote unhealthy behaviors and thus, increased CVD risk. We offer a theoretical model that illustrates how economic globalization influences the labor market and work organization in high-income countries, which, in turn, exacerbates job characteristics, such as demands, low job control, effort-reward imbalance, job insecurity, and long work hours. There is also a growing interest in "upstream" factors among work stress researchers, including precarious employment, downsizing/restructuring, privatization, and lean production. We conclude with suggestions for future epidemiologic research on the role of work in the development of CVD, as well as policy recommendations for prevention of work-related CVD.

  2. Cardiovascular Involvement in Autoimmune Diseases

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    Jenny Amaya-Amaya

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Autoimmune diseases (AD represent a broad spectrum of chronic conditions that may afflict specific target organs or multiple systems with a significant burden on quality of life. These conditions have common mechanisms including genetic and epigenetics factors, gender disparity, environmental triggers, pathophysiological abnormalities, and certain subphenotypes. Atherosclerosis (AT was once considered to be a degenerative disease that was an inevitable consequence of aging. However, research in the last three decades has shown that AT is not degenerative or inevitable. It is an autoimmune-inflammatory disease associated with infectious and inflammatory factors characterized by lipoprotein metabolism alteration that leads to immune system activation with the consequent proliferation of smooth muscle cells, narrowing arteries, and atheroma formation. Both humoral and cellular immune mechanisms have been proposed to participate in the onset and progression of AT. Several risk factors, known as classic risk factors, have been described. Interestingly, the excessive cardiovascular events observed in patients with ADs are not fully explained by these factors. Several novel risk factors contribute to the development of premature vascular damage. In this review, we discuss our current understanding of how traditional and nontraditional risk factors contribute to pathogenesis of CVD in AD.

  3. Cardiovascular benefits of dietary fiber.

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    Satija, Ambika; Hu, Frank B

    2012-12-01

    The relationship between dietary fiber and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been extensively studied. There is considerable epidemiological evidence indicating an inverse association between dietary fiber intake and CVD risk. The association has been found to be stronger for cereal fiber than for fruit or vegetable fiber, and several studies have also found increased whole grain consumption to be associated with CVD risk reduction. In light of this evidence, recent US dietary guidelines have endorsed increased consumption of fiber rich whole grains. Regular consumption of dietary fiber, particularly fiber from cereal sources, may improve CVD health through multiple mechanisms including lipid reduction, body weight regulation, improved glucose metabolism, blood pressure control, and reduction of chronic inflammation. Future research should focus on various food sources of fiber, including different types of whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, and nuts, as well as resistant starch in relation to CVD risk and weight control; explore the biological mechanisms underlying the cardioprotective effect of fiber-rich diets; and study different ethnic groups and populations with varying sources of dietary fiber.

  4. Testosterone deficiency and cardiovascular mortality

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    Abraham Morgentaler

    2015-01-01

    New concerns have been raised regarding cardiovascular (CV) risks with testosterone (T) therapy (TTh). These concerns are based primarily on two widely reported retrospective studies. However, methodological flaws and data errors invalidate both studies as credible evidence of risk. One showed reduced adverse events by half in T‑treated men but reversed this result using an unproven statistical approach. The authors subsequently acknowledged serious data errors including nearly 10% contamination of the dataset by women. The second study mistakenly used the rate of T prescriptions written by healthcare providers to men with recent myocardial infarction (MI) as a proxy for the naturally occurring rate of MI. Numerous studies suggest T is beneficial, including decreased mortality in association with TTh, reduced MI rate with TTh in men with the greatest MI risk prognosis, and reduced CV and overall mortality with higher serum levels of endogenous T. Randomized controlled trials have demonstrated benefits of TTh in men with coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. Improvement in CV risk factors such as fat mass and glycemic control have been repeatedly demonstrated in T‑deficient men treated with T. The current evidence does not support the belief that TTh is associated with increased CV risk or CV mortality. On the contrary, a wealth of evidence accumulated over several decades suggests that low serum T levels are associated with increased risk and that higher endogenous T, as well as TTh itself, appear to be beneficial for CV mortality and risk.

  5. Dietary sodium and cardiovascular disease.

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    Smyth, Andrew; O'Donnell, Martin; Mente, Andrew; Yusuf, Salim

    2015-06-01

    Although an essential nutrient, higher sodium intake is associated with increasing blood pressure (BP), forming the basis for current population-wide sodium restriction guidelines. While short-term clinical trials have achieved low intake (6 months). Guidelines assume that low sodium intake will reduce BP and reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD), compared to moderate intake. However, current observational evidence suggests a J-shaped association between sodium intake and CVD; the lowest risks observed with 3-5 g/day but higher risk with 5 g/day) and increased risk of CVD. Although lower intake may reduce BP, this may be offset by marked increases in neurohormones and other adverse effects which may paradoxically be adverse. Large randomised clinical trials with sufficient follow-up are required to provide robust data on the long-term effects of sodium reduction on CVD incidence. Until such trials are completed, current evidence suggests that moderate sodium intake for the general population (3-5 g/day) is likely the optimum range for CVD prevention.

  6. Metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk

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    Abdullah M Alshehri

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available The constellation of dyslipidemia (hypertriglyceridemia and low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, elevated blood pressure, impaired glucose tolerance, and central obesity is now classified as metabolic syndrome, also called syndrome X. In the past few years, several expert groups have attempted to set forth simple diagnostic criteria for use in clinical practice to identify patients who manifest the multiple components of the metabolic syndrome. These criteria have varied somewhat in specific elements, but in general, they include a combination of multiple and metabolic risk factors. The most widely recognized of the metabolic risk factors are atherogenic dyslipidemia, elevated blood pressure, and elevated plasma glucose. Individuals with these characteristics, commonly manifest a prothrombotic state as well as and a proinflammatory state. Atherogenic dyslipidemia consists of an aggregation of lipoprotein abnormalities including elevated serum triglyceride and apolipoprotein B (apoB, increased small LDL particles, and a reduced level of HDL cholesterol (HDL-C. The metabolic syndrome is often referred to as if it were a discrete entity with a single cause. Available data suggest that it truly is a syndrome, ie, a grouping of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD risk factors, that probably has more than one cause. Regardless of cause, the syndrome identifies individuals at an elevated risk for ASCVD. The magnitude of the increased risk can vary according to the components of the syndrome present as well as the other, non-metabolic syndrome risk factors in a particular person.

  7. Cardiovascular molecular imaging of apoptosis

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    Wolters, S.L.; Reutelingsperger, C.P.M. [Maastricht University, Department of Biochemistry, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht (Netherlands); Corsten, M.F.; Hofstra, L. [Maastricht University, Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, P.O. Box 616, Maastricht (Netherlands); Narula, J. [University of California Irvine, Department of Cardiology, Irvine (United States)

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    Molecular imaging strives to visualise processes at the molecular and cellular level in vivo. Understanding these processes supports diagnosis and evaluation of therapeutic efficacy on an individual basis and thereby makes personalised medicine possible. Apoptosis is a well-organised mode of cell suicide that plays a role in cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Apoptosis is associated with loss of cardiomyocytes following myocardial infarction, atherosclerotic plaque instability, congestive heart failure and allograft rejection of the transplanted heart. Thus, apoptosis constitutes an attractive target for molecular imaging of CVD. Our current knowledge about the molecular players and mechanisms underlying apoptosis offers a rich palette of potential molecular targets for molecular imaging. However, only a few have been successfully developed so far. This review highlights aspects of the molecular machinery and biochemistry of apoptosis relevant to the development of molecular imaging probes. It surveys the role of apoptosis in four major areas of CVD and portrays the importance and future perspectives of apoptosis imaging. The annexin A5 imaging protocol is emphasised since it is the most advanced protocol to measure apoptosis in both preclinical and clinical studies. (orig.)

  8. Pomegranate for your cardiovascular health.

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    Aviram, Michael; Rosenblat, Mira

    2013-04-01

    Pomegranate is a source of some very potent antioxidants (tannins, anthocyanins) which are considered to be also potent anti-atherogenic agents. The combination of the above unique various types of pomegranate polyphenols provides a much wider spectrum of action against several types of free radicals. Indeed, pomegranate is superior in comparison to other antioxidants in protecting low-density lipoprotein (LDL, "the bad cholesterol") and high-density lipoprotein (HDL, "the good cholesterol") from oxidation, and as a result it attenuates atherosclerosis development and its consequent cardiovascular events. Pomegranate antioxidants are not free, but are attached to the pomegranate sugars, and hence were shown to be beneficial even in diabetic patients. Furthermore, pomegranate antioxidants are unique in their ability to increase the activity of the HDL-associated paraoxonase 1 (PON1), which breaks down harmful oxidized lipids in lipoproteins, in macrophages, and in atherosclerotic plaques. Finally, unique pomegranate antioxidants beneficially decrease blood pressure. All the above beneficial characteristics make the pomegranate a uniquely healthy fruit.

  9. Cardiovascular failure and cardiogenic shock.

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    Patel, Ankitkumar K; Hollenberg, Steven M

    2011-10-01

    Cardiovascular system failure is commonly faced by the intensivist. Heart failure can occur due to a host of predisposing cardiac disorders or as secondary effects of systemic illness. When the heart is unable to provide an adequate cardiac output to maintain adequate tissue perfusion, cardiogenic shock ensues. Without prompt diagnosis and appropriate management, these patients have significant morbidity and mortality, with in-hospital mortality approaching 60% for all age groups. Accurate and rapid identification of cardiogenic shock as a medical emergency, with expeditious implementation of appropriate therapy, can lead to improved clinical outcomes. In this review, we discuss optimal strategies for diagnosis and monitoring of cardiogenic shock. We discuss the diverse therapeutic strategies employed for cardiogenic shock, including pharmacological (e.g., vasoactive agents, fibrinolytic agents), mechanical (e.g., intraaortic balloon pumps, left ventricular assist devices, percutaneous coronary intervention [PCI]), and surgical approaches such as coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), valvular repair or replacement (e.g., for acute mitral regurgitation, ventricular septal rupture, or free wall rupture).

  10. Allergy and the cardiovascular system.

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    Triggiani, M; Patella, V; Staiano, R I; Granata, F; Marone, G

    2008-09-01

    The most dangerous and life-threatening manifestation of allergic diseases is anaphylaxis, a condition in which the cardiovascular system is responsible for the majority of clinical symptoms and for potentially fatal outcome. The heart is both a source and a target of chemical mediators released during allergic reactions. Mast cells are abundant in the human heart, where they are located predominantly around the adventitia of large coronary arteries and in close contact with the small intramural vessels. Cardiac mast cells can be activated by a variety of stimuli including allergens, complement factors, general anesthetics and muscle relaxants. Mediators released from immunologically activated human heart mast cells strongly influence ventricular function, cardiac rhythm and coronary artery tone. Histamine, cysteinyl leukotrienes and platelet-activating factor (PAF) exert negative inotropic effects and induce myocardial depression that contribute significantly to the pathogenesis of anaphylactic shock. Moreover, cardiac mast cells release chymase and renin that activates the angiotensin system locally, which further induces arteriolar vasoconstriction. The number and density of cardiac mast cells is increased in patients with ischaemic heart disease and dilated cardiomyopathies. This observation may help explain why these conditions are major risk factors for fatal anaphylaxis. A better understanding of the mechanisms involved in cardiac mast cell activation may lead to an improvement in prevention and treatment of systemic anaphylaxis.

  11. Biofluid Dynamics in Cardiovascular System

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    Chung, Hansol; Yoo, Su Jung; Kyung, Richard

    2011-11-01

    Biofluid dynamics is characterized by the study of fluids in biological systems. Common biofluid systems include blood flow in the cardiovascular system and airflow in the lungs. The mathematical modeling of blood flow through the complex geometry of a prosthetic heart valve is a difficult task. In such a problem the complex geometries of the valve must be modeled properly so that they can be studied numerically. The present analysis is performed on a disk-type prosthetic heart valve. The valve is assumed to be in the aortic position and observed the structure of the valve cage influence the flow field near an aortic valve. For the purpose of mathematical modeling, the laminar incompressible two-dimensional steady flow of a homogeneous Newtonian fluid with constant viscosity is assumed. The flow is considered during the greater part of systole when the valve is fully open. Convergent numerical solutions are obtained for Reynolds numbers of 30, 180, 900 and 4500. Stream function, horizontal velocity, vertical velocity and shear stress solutions are computed at every grid point.

  12. FACTORES DE RIESGO PARA MORTALIDAD CARDIOVASCULAR Y GENERAL EN LOS PACIENTES CON ENFERMEDAD RENAL CRÓNICA TERMINAL

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    Pérez Molina, Jorge Lenin

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    La enfermedad renal crónica (ERC) constituye un problema de salud pública con alta incidencia y prevalencia y amplia gama de complicaciones que conllevan a un aumento en la mortalidad en pacientes con diálisis. La mortalidad por enfermedad cardiovascular (ECV) es hasta 20 veces más frecuente en esta población. Objetivo: Identificar los factores de riesgo para mortalidad cardiovascular y general en los pacientes con enfermedad renal crónica terminal (ERCT) que se encuentren b...

  13. Grado de adherencia a tratamientos en personas con riesgo cardiovascular

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    Stella Ignacia Ortega Oviedo

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar el grado de adherencia al tratamiento farmacológico y no farmacológico en personas con factores de riesgo cardiovascular inscritos en el programa de promoción de la salud y prevención de la enfermedad cardiovascular en una Institución Prestadora de Salud de Montería, Colombia. Metodología: Estudio descriptivo, transversal, cuantitativo, con 204 pacientes de un programa de promoción de la salud y prevención de la enfermedad cardiovascular. La información se obtuvo aplicando la cuarta versión del Instrumento para evaluar los factores que influyen en la adherencia a tratamientos farmacológicos y no farmacológicos en pacientes con factores de riesgo de enfermedad cardiovascular, diseñado por Bonilla y Gutiérrez (3. Los resultados se analizaron mediante técnicas de estadística descriptiva y medidas de tendencia central y de posición. Resultados: El grado de adherencia terapéutica en los participantes mostró un 67% en situación de ventaja para adherencia; un 29% en riesgo a no adherirse y un 4% en situación de no adherencia. Los tres grupos de situación de adherencia identificados varían estadísticamente con relación a las cuatro dimensiones estudiadas, siendo la Dimensión II relacionada con el proveedor la que aportó mayor diferencia. Conclusiones: Estos hallazgos permiten destacar la importancia de la relación paciente-proveedor en el grado de adherencia de los pacientes, haciendo necesario que la institución y el equipo de salud y enfermería enfaticen las acciones de autocuidado con apoyo, acompañamiento permanente y orientación acorde a sus necesidades, a sus expectativas y a las características individuales de las personas atendidas.

  14. (phoenicopterus roseus por intoxicación aguda por plomo

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    D Romero

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La presencia de plomo en el medio ambiente es un hecho indiscutible. Ello es objeto de gran interés sanitario pues repercute tanto en la salud de los animales como en la del ser humano. El plumbismo es una intoxicación que puede afectar a cualquier especie animal. En el ámbito de la fauna silvestre se asocia principalmente a la actividad cinegética en los humedales y a la ingestión de plomo metálico por parte de las aves que frecuentan estos ecosistemas. En España cada año mueren decenas de miles de aves acuáticas como consecuencia de la ingesta de perdigones de plomo. En los individuos capturados enfermos se pueden observar signos clínicos, mientras que a partir de muestras de cadáveres se obtienen datos sobre niveles tisulares de plomo. Sin embargo la evaluación de lesiones anatomopatológicas en animales de vida silvestre es difícil de realizar por la dificultad de encontrar animales recién muertos o afectados de un cuadro agudo mortal. La reproducción de esta patología en animales de experimentación se suele realizar en cisnes, palomas o patos, pero no en flamencos, por lo que no es usual disponer de datos histológicos en esta especie. En este trabajo presentamos la clínica, analítica y estudio microscópico de diferentes tejidos de un flamenco común (Phoenicopterus roseus muerto por plumbismo.

  15. Progression of Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Hypertensive Patients in a Reference Center.

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    Guimarães Filho, Gilberto Campos; Sousa, Ana Luiza Lima; Jardim, Thiago de Souza Veiga; Souza, Weimar Sebba Barroso; Jardim, Paulo César Brandão Veiga

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    Background: Hypertension is a public health problem, considering its high prevalence, low control rate and cardiovascular complications. Objective: Evaluate the control of blood pressure (BP) and cardiovascular outcomes in patients enrolled at the Reference Center for Hypertension and Diabetes, located in a medium-sized city in the Midwest Region of Brazil. Methods: Population-based study comparing patients enrolled in the service at the time of their admission and after an average follow-up of five years. Participants were aged ≥18 years and were regularly monitored at the Center up to 6 months before data collection. We assessed demographic variables, BP, body mass index, risk factors, and cardiovascular outcomes. Results: We studied 1,298 individuals, predominantly women (60.9%), and with mean age of 56.7±13.1 years. Over time, there was a significant increase in physical inactivity, alcohol consumption, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and excessive weight. As for cardiovascular outcomes, we observed an increase in stroke and myocardial revascularization, and a lower frequency of chronic renal failure. During follow-up, there was significant improvement in the rate of BP control (from 29.6% to 39.6%; p = 0.001) and 72 deaths, 91.7% of which were due to cardiovascular diseases. Conclusion: Despite considerable improvements in the rate of BP control during follow-up, risk factors worsened and cardiovascular outcomes increased.Fundamento: A hipertensão arterial é um problema de saúde pública devido à sua elevada prevalência, baixa taxa de controle e complicações cardiovasculares. Objetivo: Avaliar o controle da pressão arterial (PA) e desfechos cardiovasculares em pacientes atendidos no Centro de Referência em Hipertensão e Diabetes, localizado em uma cidade de médio porte da Região Centro-Oeste do Brasil. Métodos: Estudo de base populacional, que comparou pacientes matriculados no serviço no momento de sua admissão e após seguimento por período m

  16. Encuesta Nacional de Factores de Riesgo 2005: resultados principales. Prevalencia de factores de riesgo de enfermedades cardiovasculares en la Argentina

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    Daniel Ferrante

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Hasta el momento no contábamos con estimaciones a nivel nacional de los principales factores de riesgo de morbimortalidad por enfermedades cardiovasculares que permitieran una estrategia de promoción y prevención primaria. En el marco del desarrollo de políticas de salud pública, el Ministerio de Salud de la Nación inició las actividades para la realización de la primera “Encuesta Nacional de Factores de Riesgo”. ObjetivosDescribir la prevalencia de los principales factores de riesgo de enfermedades cardiovasculares en la Argentina y su asociación con características sociodemográficas.Material y métodosDesde el 12 marzo y hasta el 17 de junio de 2005 se llevó a cabo la primera Encuesta Nacional de Factores de Riesgo. Se utilizó un cuestionario validado previamente para la Argentina, propuesto por la OPS y la OMS. La muestra fue probabilística, a nivel de viviendas, con representatividad nacional y provincial. Criterio de inclusión: población adulta (18 años y más. Se obtuvieron los principales indicadores de prevalencia de acuerdo con las recomendaciones de los CDC, se evaluaron asociaciones entre características sociodemográficas y se estimó la frecuencia de control de presión arterial y colesterol.ResultadosSe realizaron 41.392 encuestas, con una tasa de respuesta del 86,7%. Los principales indicadores a nivel nacional fueron: baja actividad física 46,2%, consumo de tabaco 33,4% 18 a 64 años y 29,7% en adultos, presión arterial elevada 34,4% (en personas que se controlaron,sobrepeso-obesidad 49,1%, bajo consumo de frutas y verduras 35,3%, diabetes 11,9%(en personas que se controlaron, colesterol elevado 27,8% (en personas que se controlaron,consumo de alcohol de riesgo 9,6%. Para casi todos los factores de riesgo evaluados se observó mayor prevalencia en la población de menores ingresos, con necesidades básicas insatisfechas y menor nivel educativo. Se observaron prevalencias significativas tambi

  17. Potassium in hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

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    Castro, Hector; Raij, Leopoldo

    2013-05-01

    The increased prevalence of hypertension and cardiovascular disease in industrialized societies undoubtedly is associated with the modern high-sodium/low-potassium diet. Extensive experimental and clinical data strongly link potassium intake to cardiovascular outcome. Most studies suggest that the sodium-to-potassium intake ratio is a better predictor of cardiovascular outcome than either nutrient individually. A high-sodium/low-potassium environment results in significant abnormalities in central hemodynamics, leading to potential target organ damage. Altered renal sodium handling, impaired endothelium-dependent vasodilatation, and increased oxidative stress are important mediators of this effect. It remains of paramount importance to reinforce consumption of a low-sodium/high-potassium diet as a critical strategy for prevention and treatment of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

  18. Influenza vaccines for preventing cardiovascular disease

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: This is an update of the original review published in 2008. The risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes is increased with influenza-like infection, and vaccination against influenza may improve cardiovascular outcomes.OBJECTIVES: To assess the potential benefits of influenza vaccination for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease.METHODS:Search methods:We searched the following electronic databases on 18 October 2013: The Cochrane Library (including Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE, Economic Evaluation Database (EED and Health Technology Assessment database (HTA, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Science Citation Index Expanded, Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science and ongoing trials registers (www.controlled-trials.com/ and www.clinicaltrials.gov. We examined reference lists of relevant primary studies and systematic reviews. We performed a limited PubMed search on 20 February 2015, just before publication.Selection criteria:Randomised controlled trials (RCTs of influenza vaccination compared with placebo or no treatment in participants with or without cardiovascular disease, assessing cardiovascular death or non-fatal cardiovascular events.Data collection and analysis:We used standard methodological procedures as expected by The Cochrane Collaboration. We carried out meta-analyses only for cardiovascular death, as other outcomes were reported too infrequently. We expressed effect sizes as risk ratios (RRs, and we used random-effects models.MAIN RESULTS: We included eight trials of influenza vaccination compared with placebo or no vaccination, with 12,029 participants receiving at least one vaccination or control treatment. We included six new studies (n = 11,251, in addition to the two included in the previous version of the review. Four of these trials (n = 10,347 focused on prevention of influenza in the general or elderly population

  19. Carotenoids as signaling molecules in cardiovascular biology

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    Abolfazl Barzegari

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Oxidative stress and inflammation play important roles in the etiology of cardiovascular disease (CVD. Thus, natural antioxidant carotenoids existing in fruits and vegetables could have a significant role in the prevention of CVD. Nevertheless,clinical data are conflicting about the positive effect of some antioxidant carotenoids in reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Many biological actions of carotenoids have been attributed to their antioxidant effect; however, the precise mechanism by which carotenoids produce their beneficial effects is still under discussion. They might modulate molecular pathways involved in cell proliferation, acting at Akt, tyrosine kinases, mitogen activated protein kinase (MAP kinase and growth factor signaling cascades. Screening for a promising cardiovascular protective carotenoids therefore might be performed in vitro and in vivo with caution in cross-interaction with other molecules involved in signaling pathways especially those affecting microRNAs, performing a role in molecular modulation of cardiovascular cells.

  20. Acute lung injury induces cardiovascular dysfunction

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    Suda, Koichi; Tsuruta, Masashi; Eom, Jihyoun;

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    Acute lung injury (ALI) is associated with systemic inflammation and cardiovascular dysfunction. IL-6 is a biomarker of this systemic response and a predictor of cardiovascular events, but its possible causal role is uncertain. Inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting β2 agonists (ICS/LABA) down......-regulate the systemic expression of IL-6, but whether they can ameliorate the cardiovascular dysfunction related to ALI is uncertain. We sought to determine whether IL-6 contributes to the cardiovascular dysfunction related to ALI, and whether budesonide/formoterol ameliorates this process. Wild-type mice were...... these impairments (vasodilatory responses to acetylcholine, P = 0.005; cardiac output, P = 0.025). Pretreatment with the combination of budesonide and formoterol, but not either alone, ameliorated the vasodilatory responses to acetylcholine (P = 0.018) and cardiac output (P drugs also attenuated...

  1. Significance of Cardiac Rehabilitation on Cardiovascular Diseases

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    Krutika Gajjar

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Considering the high mortality and morbidity rate associated with cardiovascular diseases, Cardiacrehabilitation (CR is regarded for prevention and management of cardiovascular diseases. CR servicesare generally provided in an outpatient as comprehensive, long-term programs involving medicalevaluation, prescribed exercise, cardiac risk factor modification, education and counseling. This includesnutritional therapies, weight loss program management of lipid abnormalities with diet and medication,blood pressure control, diabetes management and stress management. The exercise component of a totalapproach to rehabilitation helps to overcome the fears and anxieties that so many people experience aftera heart attack. Aerobic exercise training program improves cardiovascular fitness in both healthyindividual and cardiac patients. Cardiac rehabilitation prevents and treat cardiovascular disease, reducescardiac risk factors, improving patient’s exercise capacity and enhancing quality of life. Aerobicexercise with intensity of approximately 60 to 70% of the maximal heart rate for 30 to 60 minutes, 3 to 4times a week, for 4 to 6 weeks enhances exercise capacity.

  2. Discontinued drugs in 2012: cardiovascular drugs.

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    Zhao, Hong-Ping; Jiang, Hong-Min; Xiang, Bing-Ren

    2013-11-01

    The continued high rate of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality has attracted wide concern and great attention of pharmaceutical industry. In order to reduce the attrition of cardiovascular drug R&D, it might be helpful recapitulating previous failures and identifying the potential factors to success. This perspective mainly analyses the 30 cardiovascular drugs dropped from clinical development in 2012. Reasons causing the termination of the cardiovascular drugs in the past 5 years are also tabulated and analysed. The analysis shows that the attrition is highest in Phase II trials and financial and strategic factors and lack of clinical efficacy are the principal reasons for these disappointments. To solve the four problems (The 'better than the Beatles' problem, the 'cautious regulator' problem, the 'throw money at it' tendency and the 'basic researchbrute force' bias) is recommended as the main measure to increase the number and quality of approvable products.

  3. CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS WITH HYPOTHYROIDISM AND ADIPOKINES

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    S. Ye. Myasoyedova

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The article describes the mechanisms of development of cardiovascular disorders and dyslipidemia with hypothyroidism. Reference data are presented that are devoted to the study of adipokines content with hypothyroidism and their effect on echocardiographic indicators.

  4. Lipoprotein metabolism indicators improve cardiovascular risk prediction

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    Schalkwijk, D.B. van; Graaf, A.A. de; Tsivtsivadze, E.; Parnell, L.D.; Werff-van der Vat, B.J.C. van der; Ommen, B. van; Greef, J. van der; Ordovás, J.M.

    2014-01-01

    Background: Cardiovascular disease risk increases when lipoprotein metabolism is dysfunctional. We have developed a computational model able to derive indicators of lipoprotein production, lipolysis, and uptake processes from a single lipoprotein profile measurement. This is the first study to inves

  5. Adiponectin Provides Cardiovascular Protection in Metabolic Syndrome

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    Yoshihisa Okamoto

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Adipose tissue plays a central role in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome. Adiponectin (APN is a bioactive adipocytokine secreted from adipocytes. Low plasma APN levels (hypoadiponectinemia are observed among obese individuals and in those with related disorders such as diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. APN ameliorates such disorders. Hypoadiponectinemia is also associated with major cardiovascular diseases including atherosclerosis and cardiac hypertrophy. Accumulating evidence indicates that APN directly interacts with cardiovascular tissue and prevents cardiovascular pathology. Increasing plasma APN or enhancing APN signal transduction may be an ideal strategy to prevent and treat the cardiovascular diseases associated with metabolic syndrome. However, further studies are required to uncover the precise biological actions of APN.

  6. Cardiovascular and metabolic effects of natriuretic peptides.

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    Moro, Cédric; Berlan, Michel

    2006-02-01

    Natriuretic peptides (NP) are essential in mammals to regulate blood volume and pressure. The functional roles of NP are not limited to natriuresis and diuresis. Several peripheral and central actions of the peptides have been characterized. Studies on transgenic mice have revealed their key function in the regulation of cardiomyocyte growth. Plasma NP levels increase in patients with cardiovascular disorders and heart failure. They represent useful clinical markers for clinicians to diagnose heart diseases. The recent discovery of their potent lipolytic action in adipose tissue is a breakthrough in cardiovascular medicine. This new function of NP in the regulation of lipid metabolism offers interesting questions in the field of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. This review will briefly describe the effects of NP on the cardiovascular system and lipid metabolism.

  7. Cardiovascular physiology and diseases of pet birds.

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    Pees, Michael; Krautwald-Junghanns, Maria-Elisabeth

    2009-01-01

    Avian cardiac disease in pet birds occurs more often than previously assumed. The article focuses on anatomic peculiarities of the avian cardiovascular system and common diseases. Diagnostic possibilities are demonstrated, and therapeutic measures are discussed.

  8. Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases in Deprived Neighbourhoods

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    El Fakiri, Fatima

    2008-01-01

    textabstractWorldwide, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) remain the leading cause of morbidity and mortality even though mortality rates in the industrialised countries have declined over the past decades. Recent WHO reports show that an estimated 17 million people die every year of CVD, particularly from myocardial infarction and strokes [1]. In Western countries, such as the Netherlands, discrepancies in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality according to ethnicity and socio-economic status sti...

  9. CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS IN ADOLESCENTS WITH CHEST PAIN

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    Sri Endah Rahayuningsih; Rahmat Budi; Herry Garna

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    Objective: To detect cardiovascular abnormalities in adolescents with chest pain. Methods: In this cross sectional study, the subjects were 25 adolescents with chest pain who came to the Cardiac Center of Dr. Hasan Sadikin General Hospital, Bandung during the period of January 2008 to January 2011. The presence of established cardiovascular disorders were based on history, physical examination, electrocardiography and echocardiography Results: It was found that 13/25 adolesce...

  10. Vitamin D and cardiovascular diseases: Causality.

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    Wimalawansa, Sunil J

    2016-12-24

    Vitamin D regulates blood pressure, cardiac functions, and endothelial and smooth muscle cell functions, thus, playing an important role in cardiovascular health. Observational studies report associations between vitamin D deficiency with hypertension and cardiovascular-related deaths. Peer-reviewed papers were examined in several research databases as per the guidelines of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews, using key words that address the relationship between vitamin D and cardiovascular disease. Correlations and interpretations were made considering the risks-benefits, broader evidence, and implications. This review analyzed current knowledge regarding the effects of vitamin D on the cardiovascular system. 1,25(OH)2D and related epigenetic modifications subdue cellular inflammation, improve overall endothelial functions, reduce age-related systolic hypertension and vascular rigidity, and attenuate the actions of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. Most observational and ecological studies support 25(OH)vitamin D having protective effects on the cardiovascular system. However, the association of vitamin D deficiency with cardiovascular diseases is based primarily on observational and ecological studies and thus, is a matter of controversy. Adequately powered, randomized controlled clinical trial data are not available to confirm these associations. Thus, to test the hypothesis that correction of vitamin D deficiency protects the cardiovascular system, well-designed, statistically powered, longer-term clinical trials are needed in persons with vitamin D deficiency. Nevertheless, the available data support that adequate vitamin D supplementation and/or sensible sunlight exposure to achieve optimal vitamin D status are important in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases.

  11. Cardiovascular collapse with attempted pericardial drain withdrawal

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    Molly B Kraus

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Cardiac tamponade is a rare but serious emergency condition in the pediatric population. As treatment, a pericardial drain is often placed to evacuate the fluid. We present a case of a 4-year-old girl with cardiac tamponade secondary to renal failure. After the tamponade resolved, she suffered cardiovascular collapse upon attempted drain withdrawal. This case highlights an unusual cause for cardiovascular collapse, which occurred on blind removal of a pericardial drain.

  12. Cardiovascular collapse with attempted pericardial drain withdrawal

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    Molly B Kraus; Spitznagel, Rachel A; Kugler, Jane A

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    Cardiac tamponade is a rare but serious emergency condition in the pediatric population. As treatment, a pericardial drain is often placed to evacuate the fluid. We present a case of a 4-year-old girl with cardiac tamponade secondary to renal failure. After the tamponade resolved, she suffered cardiovascular collapse upon attempted drain withdrawal. This case highlights an unusual cause for cardiovascular collapse, which occurred on blind removal of a pericardial drain.

  13. Cardiovascular risk factor investigation: a pediatric issue

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    Rodrigues AN

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Anabel N Rodrigues,1 Glaucia R Abreu,2 Rogério S Resende,1 Washington LS Goncalves,1 Sonia Alves Gouvea21School of Medicine, University Center of Espírito Santo, Colatina, Brazil; 2Postgraduate Program in Physiological Sciences, Center for Health Sciences, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Vitória, BrazilObjectives: To correlate cardiovascular risk factors (e.g., hypertension, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, hyperglycemia, sedentariness in childhood and adolescence with the occurrence of cardiovascular disease.Sources: A systematic review of books and selected articles from PubMed, SciELO and Cochrane from 1992 to 2012.Summary of findings: Risk factors for atherosclerosis are present in childhood, although cardiovascular disease arises during adulthood. This article presents the main studies that describe the importance of investigating the risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in childhood and their associations. Significant rates of hypertension, obesity, dyslipidemia, and sedentariness occur in children and adolescents. Blood pressure needs to be measured in childhood. An increase in arterial blood pressure in young people predicts hypertension in adulthood. The death rate from cardiovascular disease is lowest in children with lower cholesterol levels and in individuals who exercise regularly. In addition, there is a high prevalence of sedentariness in children and adolescents.Conclusions: Studies involving the analysis of cardiovascular risk factors should always report the prevalence of these factors and their correlations during childhood because these factors are indispensable for identifying an at-risk population. The identification of risk factors in asymptomatic children could contribute to a decrease in cardiovascular disease, preventing such diseases as hypertension, obesity, and dyslipidemia from becoming the epidemics of this century.Keywords: cardiovascular risk, children, hypertension, obesity

  14. Efeitos da angiotensina II no sistema cardiovascular

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    Trapp, S. M.; Vailati, M. C. F.; Matsubara,Beatriz Bojikian; Schwartz,D.S.

    2009-01-01

    Angiotensin is an important peptide of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. This peptide has an important function on arterial blood pressure regulation and body fluid homeostasis. However, its action on abnormal conditions causes deleterious effects on the cardiovascular system. Vascular resistance, hypertension, vascular and myocytes hipertrophy, production of free radicals and pro-inflammatory substances are some of the actions of angiotensin II that can result on cardiovascular remodelin...

  15. Cardiovascular issues in boxing and contact sports.

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    Siegel, Stephen A

    2009-10-01

    Despite the inherent risks associated with exercise in general and boxing in particular, the sport has had a limited number of catastrophic cardiovascular events. Screening should be based on risks involved and become more extensive with the advancement of the athlete. Anatomic and electrophysiologic risks need to be assessed and may preclude participation with resultant life style and economic complications. There should be adequate preparation for the rare potential cardiovascular complication at all events, with the ability to rapidly assess and treat arrhythmias.

  16. Estudio comparativo del comportamiento clínico cardiovascular y electrocardiográfico en dos poblaciones expuestas a monóxido de carbono A comparative study of clinical cardiovascular and electrocardiographic patterns in two populations exposed to carbon monoxide

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    Álvaro L. FajardoZapata

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. El monóxido de carbono es un gas tóxico que por difusión simple pasa a la sangre donde se une reversiblemente con la hemoglobina formando un compuesto denominado carboxihemoglobina que desplaza al oxígeno y disminuye el contenido de oxígeno arterial. El efecto tóxico directo sobre el miocardio puede provocar arritmias cardíacas que constituyen la causa más frecuente de muerte precoz en esta intoxicación. Objetivo. Comparar los hallazgos cardiovasculares y electrocardiográficos en dos poblaciones expuestas a monóxido de carbono: una ocupacionalmente y la otra ambientalmente. Material y métodos. Estudio descriptivo transversal de prevalencias. A las poblaciones estudiadas se les realizó: examen cardiovascular y electrocardiográfico y en una muestra de sangre se determinó el nivel de carboxihemoglobina. Resultados. Las alteraciones electrocardiográficas se presentaron en mayor proporción en la población laboral 62.2%, frente a un 56% de la población ambientalmente expuesta. Dentro de las alteraciones cardiovasculares la bradicardia fue el hallazgo más importante, 24.7% en la población laboral y 14.4% en la población ambientalmente expuesta. El supradesnivel del segmento ST, se encontró en un 52% de la población laboral y un 30% en la población ambientalmente expuesta. Conclusiones. Las personas expuestas laboralmente al monóxido de carbono tienen un mayor riesgo de tener alteraciones cardiovasculares y del trazo electrocardiográfico que las personas ambientalmente expuestas (p=0.0022172, Chi2=9,36; 0.R=1,7307; 95%IC (1,21642,6425. Existe mayor riesgo entre tener valores de carboxihemoglobina superiores a 3.5% y tener alteraciones del segmento ST (p=0.0000002; Chi2=27,5443; 0.R=0,3572; 95%IC (0,24160,5281.Background: Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas which enters the blood through simple diffusion where it combines reversibly with haemoglobin; it forms a compound called carboxyhaemoglobin which displaces oxygen

  17. Cardiovascular disfunction during sepsis Disfunción cardiovascular en sepsis

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    Juan Manuel Senior Sánchez

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    Full Text Available A review is presented on some aspects of sepsis, with emphasis on cardiovascular alterations; the following subjects are included: reasons for increasing frequency of sepsis, up to date terminology, diagnostic criteria, pathogenesis, manifestations of cardiovascular disfunction, present day therapy and therapeutic perspectives. Se hace una revisión somera de algunos aspectos de la sepsis con énfasis en los cambios cardiovasculares que tienen lugar durante ella; se incluyen los siguientes: razones para el incremento de la frecuencia, terminología, criterios de diagnóstico, patogénesis,manifestaciones de la disfunción cardiovascular, terapia actual y perspectivas terapéuticas.

  18. Doenças periodontais causam doenças cardiovasculares? Análise das evidências epidemiológicas Does periodontal disease cause cardiovascular disease? Analysis of epidemiological evidence

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    Joana Cunha-Cruz

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    Full Text Available Este artigo é uma análise de estudos epidemiológicos que avaliaram a doença periodontal como causa de doenças cardiovasculares. Foram identificados 35 estudos por meio de busca manual nos volumes especiais de resumos do periódico Journal of Dental Research; de busca nos bancos de dados eletrônicos MEDLINE, LILACS e ISI; e da inspeção de bibliografias dos artigos identificados. Os critérios de inclusão foram: artigos em qualquer idioma publicados entre 1989 e 2000, que relataram a ausência ou presença de associação entre doenças periodontais e doenças cardiovasculares. As evidências disponíveis ainda são esparsas e suas interpretações são limitadas por potenciais vieses e situação de confusão. Os estudos analisados, tanto separadamente quanto juntos, não fornecem evidência epidemiológica convincente para uma associação causal entre doenças periodontais e doenças cardiovasculares. Entretanto, a possibilidade das doenças bucais causarem doenças cardiovasculares ainda não pode ser descartada. Até que dados adequados estejam disponíveis, não se deve considerar as doenças periodontais ou qualquer outra infecção bucal como causa de doenças cardiovasculares.This article reports a critical analysis of epidemiologic studies that evaluated periodontal disease as a cause of cardiovascular disease. Thirty-five studies were identified through a manual search of the special abstracts volumes of the Journal of Dental Research, as well as an electronic search on MEDLINE, LILACS, and ISI and inspection of the articles' bibliographies. Inclusion criteria were: articles in any language published between 1989 and 2000 reporting the presence or absence of an association between periodontal and cardiovascular diseases. Available studies are scarce, and interpretations are limited by potential bias and confounding. The studies analyzed (whether separately or jointly fail to provide convincing epidemiologic evidence for a

  19. La hiperreactividad cardiovascular: un nuevo factor asociado al síndrome metabólico

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    Mikhail Benet Rodríguez

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: La hiperreactividad cardiovascular se ha asociado a diferentes factores de riesgo, sin embargo no está claro cómo se asocia al síndrome metabólico. Objetivo: Determinar la asociación entre hiperreactividad cardiovascular y los componentes del síndrome metabólico. Método: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo correlacional con una muestra de 109 personas de ambos sexos extraídas del universo laboral de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas de Cienfuegos. Las variables estudiadas fueron: hiperreactividad cardiovascular, hipertensión arterial, índice de masa corporal, colesterol HDL, triglicéridos, glucemia en ayuna, cintura abdominal y síndrome metabólico. Los resultados se presentan en número y porcentaje y se aplica la razón de prevalencia para determinar la asociación entre las variables. Resultados: el 27,55 % eran hiperreactivos cardiovasculares; el 30,6 % de las personas tenían hipertensión arterial; el riesgo de hiperreactividad entre los sobrepesos fue de 3,75 (1,8;7,7, y entre los que tenían triglicéridos por encima de los valores normales de 1,9 (1,1;3,2; el 22 % de los hiperreactivos cardiovasculares presentó síndrome metabólico. Conclusiones: Según los resultados de este estudio la hiperreactividad cardiovascular está asociada a los factores que forman parte del síndrome metabólico y al propio síndrome.

  20. Riesgo cardiovascular global en mujeres pertenecientes a un área de salud de Centro Habana

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    Suilbert Rodríguez Blanco

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: el riesgo cardiovascular global es la probabilidad que tiene una persona de tener un evento cardiovascular adverso de origen aterosclerótico en un plazo de tiempo definido. Las mujeres cubanas han superado a los hombres en la mortalidad por enfermedades del corazón. Objetivo: identificar el riesgo cardiovascular global en mujeres pertenecientes a los consultorios 9 y 10 del Policlínico Universitario Nguyen Van Troi del municipio Centro Habana en el período comprendido entre agosto 2012 a agosto 2013. Métodos: se realizó un estudio descriptivo y transversal, en mujeres con edades entre los 35 y los 74 años, de un área del Policlínico Universitario Nguyen Van Troi durante los meses de agosto 2012 a agosto 2013. Se identificó el riesgo cardiovascular global al utilizar como variables: edad, tensión arterial sistólica, hábito de fumar, presencia de diabetes mellitus e índice de masa corporal. Se utilizaron las tablas de Gaziano sin laboratorio. Resultados: los factores de riesgo más frecuentas fueron: el hábito de fumar, el índice de masa corporal aumentado y las cifras elevadas de tensión arterial sistólica. El riesgo cardiovascular global fue bajo en un 74,6 % de las pacientes. Conclusiones: el riesgo cardiovascular global se incrementa con el aumento de la edad, la presencia de diabetes mellitus y el aumento del índice de masa corporal.

  1. Cardiovascular disease risk factors in a population-based sample of Norwegian children and adolescents

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    Steene-Johannessen, Jostein; Kolle, Elin; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred

    2009-01-01

    Objective. The objective of the study was to describe the distribution of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, and to evaluate the extent of clustering of CVD risk factors in Norwegian children and adolescents. Material and methods. A randomly selected cohort of 9-year-olds and 15-year...

  2. Cardiovascular morbidity after radiotherapy or chemoradiation in patients with cervical cancer

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    Maduro, John; den Dekker, Heleen; Pras, Elisabeth; de Vries, E.G.; van der Zee, A.G.; Klokman, W.J.; Reyners, A.K.; van Leeuwen, F.E.; Langendijk, J.A.; de Bock, G.H.; Gietema, J.A.

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    PURPOSE: To evaluate the risk of cardiovascular events (CVE) in patients with cervical cancer treated with radiotherapy or chemoradiation. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The incidence of CVE in patients treated between 1989 and 2002 by radiotherapy or chemoradiation was compared with a Dutch reference popul

  3. Cardiovascular Disease Risk in a Large, Population-Based Cohort of Breast Cancer Survivors

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    Boekel, N.B.; Schaapveld, M.; Gietema, J.A.; Russell, N.S.; Poortmans, P.; Theuws, J.C.; Schinagl, D.A.; Rietveld, D.H.; Versteegh, M.I.; Visser, O; Rutgers, E.J.; Aleman, B.M.; Leeuwen, F.E. van

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    PURPOSE: To conduct a large, population-based study on cardiovascular disease (CVD) in breast cancer (BC) survivors treated in 1989 or later. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A large, population-based cohort comprising 70,230 surgically treated stage I to III BC patients diagnosed before age 75 years between

  4. Space radiation and cardiovascular disease risk

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    Marjan Boerma; Gregory A Nelson; Vijayalakshmi Sridharan; Xiao-Wen Mao; Igor Koturbash; Martin Hauer-Jensen

    2015-01-01

    Future long-distance space missions will be associated with significant exposures to ionizing radiation,and the health risks of these radiation exposures during manned missions need to be assessed. Recent Earth-based epidemiological studies in survivors of atomic bombs and after occupational and medical low dose radiation exposures have indicated that the cardiovascular system may be more sensitive to ionizing radiation than was previously thought. This has raised the concern of a cardiovascular disease risk from exposure to space radiation during long-distance space travel. Groundbased studies with animal and cell culture models play an important role in estimating health risks from space radiation exposure. Charged particle space radiation has dense ionization characteristics and may induce unique biological responses,appropriate simulation of the space radiation environment and careful consideration of the choice of the experimental model are critical. Recent studies have addressed cardiovascular effects of space radiation using such models and provided first results that aid in estimating cardiovascular disease risk,and several other studies are ongoing. Moreover,astronauts could potentially be administered pharmacological countermeasures against adverse effects of space radiation,and research is focused on the development of such compounds. Because the cardiovascular response to space radiation has not yet been clearly defined,the identification of potential pharmacological countermeasures against cardiovascular effects is still in its infancy.

  5. Space radiation and cardiovascular disease risk.

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    Boerma, Marjan; Nelson, Gregory A; Sridharan, Vijayalakshmi; Mao, Xiao-Wen; Koturbash, Igor; Hauer-Jensen, Martin

    2015-12-26

    Future long-distance space missions will be associated with significant exposures to ionizing radiation, and the health risks of these radiation exposures during manned missions need to be assessed. Recent Earth-based epidemiological studies in survivors of atomic bombs and after occupational and medical low dose radiation exposures have indicated that the cardiovascular system may be more sensitive to ionizing radiation than was previously thought. This has raised the concern of a cardiovascular disease risk from exposure to space radiation during long-distance space travel. Ground-based studies with animal and cell culture models play an important role in estimating health risks from space radiation exposure. Charged particle space radiation has dense ionization characteristics and may induce unique biological responses, appropriate simulation of the space radiation environment and careful consideration of the choice of the experimental model are critical. Recent studies have addressed cardiovascular effects of space radiation using such models and provided first results that aid in estimating cardiovascular disease risk, and several other studies are ongoing. Moreover, astronauts could potentially be administered pharmacological countermeasures against adverse effects of space radiation, and research is focused on the development of such compounds. Because the cardiovascular response to space radiation has not yet been clearly defined, the identification of potential pharmacological countermeasures against cardiovascular effects is still in its infancy.

  6. Pronóstico de la diarrea por rotavirus

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    Mota-Hernández Felipe

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Comparar la gravedad de la diarrea por rotavirus (RV y por no rotavirus. Material y métodos. Estudio transversal en 520 lactantes con diarrea aguda, efectuado entre octubre de 1994 y marzo de 1995 en siete centros del primer nivel de atención en cinco estados de México. El diagnóstico de RV se realizó con ensayo inmunoenzimático o por electroforesis. El análisis se hizo a través de medidas de tendencia central. Los resultados se presentan como promedio y desviación estándar o mediana o variación. Resultados. Se aisló RV en 264 lactantes (50.7% con predominio en varones de 6 meses a un año. Las manifestaciones clínicas fueron significativamente diferentes entre el grupo rotavirus positivo y el grupo rotavirus negativo en mediana de evacuaciones por 24 horas, frecuencia de vómitos, temperatura > 38° C, deshidratación y calificación de gravedad, respectivamente. Conclusiones. Estos resultados mostraron peor pronóstico por mayor gravedad de la diarrea por RV en lactantes, con relación a otra etiología. El texto completo en inglés de este artículo está disponible en: http://www.insp.mx/salud/index.html

  7. Cardiovascular fitness in youth: association with obesity and metabolic abnormalities.

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    Guixeres, Jaime; Redon, Pau; Saiz, Javier; Alvarez, Julio; Torró, Maria Isabel; Cantero, Laura; Lurbe, Empar

    2014-06-01

    Las terapias que se implantan actualmente para la obesidad se centran en los aspectos nutricionales y sobre la actividad física. Con el fin de hacer que la actividad física sea una terapia positiva en vez de un desencadenador de discapacidades, es relevante evaluar de forma precisa el entrenamiento cardiovascular. Objetivo: evaluar el entrenamiento cardiovascular midiendo el consumo máximo de oxígeno y evaluar su relación con los parámetros cardiometabólicos clásicos. Métodos: se aplicó el protocolo modificado de Balke a 126 individuos caucásicos (60 % de varones), con edades entre 9 y 16 años, que se sometieron a una evaluación de obesidad. El grupo de no obesos consistía de individuos sanos, de la población general, emparejados por edad y sexo y a los que se les invitó a participar. Resultados: se observaron diferencias significativas en el consumo máximo de oxígeno entre los indiviudos obesos y no obesos. Por contra, no existían diferencias significativas entre las categorías de obesidad. Además, en los sujetos obesos, el consumo máximo de oxígeno se correlacionó de forma inversa con los parámetros de riesgo cardiometabólico, particularmente con la insulina y el índice HOMA. Además, se han desarrollado dos ecuaciones predictivas del consumo máximo de oxígeno con una R2 de 0,74 y de 0,84, respectivamente. Conclusión: el consumo máximo de oxígeno es un parámetro clínico relevante que debería incluirse en la evaluación clínica rutinaria de los sujetos obesos. Por lo tanto, es crucial hacer que las pruebas de esfuerzo sean más asequibles, que puedan alcanzarse empleando las ecuaciones predictivas.

  8. Moléculas de adhesión: su papel en la fisiopatologIa cardiovascular Adhesion molecules: Their role in cardiovascular physiopathology

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    Ariel Jaitovich; Guillermo Jaim Etcheverry

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    Las moléculas de adhesión son receptores de membrana que participan en diversas funciones vinculadas al tráfico celular, a las interacciones célula-célula y célula-matriz extracelular. Tres grupos de estas moléculas, conocidas como"adhesinas", están relacionados con la enfermedad cardiovascular: integrinas, selectinas y superfamilia de inmunoglobulinas. Intervienen en los fenómenos de activación y disfunción endotelial y se vinculan a la patogenia de la enfermedad coronaria, la injuria por re...

  9. Diabetes mellitus y riesgo cardiovascular: recomendaciones del Grupo de Trabajo Diabetes y Enfermedad Cardiovascular de la Sociedad Española de Diabetes (SED, 2015)

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    Arrieta, Francisco; Pedro-Botet, Juan Carlos; Escobar-Jiménez, Fernando; Grupo de Trabajo Diabetes y Enfermedad Cardiovascular de la Sociedad Española de Diabetes (SED)

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    El presente documento actualiza las recomendaciones de práctica clínica del manejo de los factores de riesgo cardiovascular (FRCV) en la diabetes mellitus (DM). Es un consenso médico realizado por un panel de expertos independiente de la Sociedad Española de Diabetes (SED). Se han propuesto y actualizado varios consensos de diferentes sociedades científicas o médicas con el fin de mejorar los resultados terapéuticos. La valoración del RCV en la población general puede carecer de sensibilidad ...

  10. STUDY OF CULTURING CARDIOVASCULAR TISSUE IN VITRO

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    成少飞; 叶清

    2004-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the feasibility of utilizing vascular cells combined with folded and framed culture model to develop completely autologous human tissue without using any scaffold material under the principles of Tissue Engineering. Methods Human vascular cells cultured from ascending aorta (group A) and saphenous vein (group B) were seeded into 15cm-dishes (each n =12 ) and cultured to form cell sheets over a period of four weeks with Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium supplemented with lmmol/L L-ascorbic acid 2-phosphate. Thereafter, cell sheets (6 samples of each group) were four-layer folded and cultured in a newly developed frame device for additional four weeks. Controls remained under standard culture conditions. Tissue development was evaluated by light and electron microscopy, biochemical assays. Results The formation of multi-layered cell sheets and production of extracellular matrix were observed in each group after the initial four weeks. Analysis of the folded and framed neo-tissue revealed a solid structure with increased matrix formation and tissue organization compared to the control groups after additional four weeks. DNA assay indicated significantly lower cell proliferation in folded and framed cell sheets than in that of unframed counterparts. Yet hydroxyproline assay demonstrated significant increase of collagen content in the framed aortic and venous derived tissues, which contained 82 % and 42 % that of human pericardium. Conclusion It is feasible to obtain completely autologous human cardiovascular tissue with the alternative new approach. Numerous issues including improvement of mechanical strength of neo-tissue remain to be investingated.

  11. Se los por se lo

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    José Luis Rivarola

    1985-12-01

    Full Text Available El sistema de la conjugación "objetiva" plantea interesantesproblemas que fueron tratados en parte por K. Heger (1966 en suestudio comparativo del francés y del español. De la comparaciónse desprende, por ejemplo, que en español hay un cierto número deambigüedades que no permiten establecer un "paradigma tan completo y unívoco" como en el caso del francés. Dentro de estas ambigüedades se encuentran las que propicia el gramema se: "El morfema [gramema] se funciona no sólo como pronombre reflexivo, sinotambién como variante combinatoria del pronombre personal complemento indirecto de la tercera persona.

  12. por el Tribunal Constitucional chileno

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    Marisol Peña Torres

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La modificación introducida por la reforma constitucional de agosto de 1989 al artículo 5º de la Constitución chilena sentó un criterio decisivo en la incorporación del derecho internacional de los derechos humanos al ordenamiento jurídico interno. El artículo examina la jurisprudencia del Tribunal Constitucional antes y después de esa reforma distinguiendo entre la aplicación del Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos por haberse invocado en la acción deducida y la aplicación de principios y criterios hermenéuticos extraídos del mismo.

  13. Estudio de factores de riesgo de enfermedad cardiovascular en trabajadores universitarios españoles

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    Aurora Isabel Norte Navarro

    Full Text Available Introducción y objetivos: las enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV son la principal causa de muerte mundial, por ello el objetivo de este estudio es analizar los factores de riesgo de ECV en los trabajadores de la Universidad de Alicante. Material y métodos: estudio transversal descriptivo. Muestra aleatoria (n = 124, 46,6% mujeres y 53,4% hombres, de edades entre 25-68 años. Recogida de datos mediante cuestionario online autocumplimentado. Variables: sociodemográficas, peso y talla autorreferidos, consumo de tabaco, actividad física, consumo diario de aceite de oliva, hortalizas-verduras, mantequilla-margarina-nata y consumo semanal de repostería comercial y frutos secos. Se realizó un análisis descriptivo con el paquete estadístico SPSS 19.0. Resultados: el 12% de mujeres y el 10,5% de los hombres mayores de 44 años presentan obesidad; además, el 32% de mujeres y el 23,7% de los hombres no realizan actividad física. Consume aceite de oliva a diario el total de la muestra a estudio. Conclusión: los hábitos alimentarios de los estudiados se asemejan a los patrones dietéticos mediterráneos considerados saludables. Destacar el cumplimiento de las recomendaciones de consumo de aceite de oliva y la realización de actividad física habitual como protectores de las ECV. El entorno laboral de la población estudiada favorece unos hábitos saludables.

  14. Practicality of cardiovascular risk functions

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    Jaume Marrugat

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen Las estrategias de prevención de las enfermedades cardiovasculares necesitan refinamiento porque su incidencia se reduce muy lentamente. Las funciones de riesgo incorporaron los factores de riesgo clásicos (edad, sexo, consumo de tabaco, diabetes, presión arterial, y perfil lipídico básico en cohortes seguidas generalmente más de 10 años. Son razonablemente precisas para el cribado poblacional del riesgo de enfermedad coronaria exigido en las guías de práctica clínica. Clasifican a los pacientes en niveles de riesgo para concentrar un mayor esfuerzo terapéutico y preventivo en los de mayor riesgo, y en los que el número necesario a tratar y el coste-efectividad son óptimos. Proporcionar el riesgo relativo y de la edad vascular al paciente, le motiva a cumplir seguir tratamientos y estilos de vida. Alrededor del 20% de la población de 35 a 74 años tiene riesgo intermedio y requiere reclasificación a alto o bajo riesgo porque concentra 35% de eventos poblacionales de enfermedad coronaria. Se ensayan nuevos biomarcadores (bioquímicos, genéticos o de imagen para mejorar la precisión de las predicciones. Si los equipos informáticos de los sistemas de salud incorporaran el cálculo automatizado del riesgo se facilitaría la tarea preventiva del personal asistencial.

  15. Cardiovascular involvement in psoriatic arthritis

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    V. De Gennaro Colonna

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Psoriasis is a chronic, genetically determined and immunomediated inflammatory skin disease that affects 2-3% of the Caucasian population. A considerable proportion of these patients develop a form of inflammatory arthritis known as psoriatic arthritis (PsA, although the prevalence of this has not been well defined. Patients with PsA have a higher mortality rate than the general population and the risk of mortality is related to disease severity at the time of presentation. Endothelial dysfunction and early atherosclerosis have been found in patients with PsA without any cardiovascular disease (CVD risk factors, and experts believe that CVD is one of the leading causes of death, as it is in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA. Various disease-related mechanisms may be involved in the development of premature vascular damage in both cases, including an increased synthesis of proinflammatory mediators (such as cytokines, chemokines and adhesion molecules, autoantibodies against endothelial cell components, perturbations in T-cell subsets, genetic polymorphisms, hyperhomocysteinemia, oxidative stress, abnormal vascular repair, and iatrogenic factors. In a recent study of 22 patients with PsA without any signs of CVD, we found that the plasma concentration of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA levels were significantly high and coronary flow reserve (CFR was significantly reduced. Moreover, there was a significant correlation between CFR and plasma ADMA levels in the PsA group. The significant correlation between the reduced CRF and increased ADMA levels suggests that, like patients with early RA, PsA patients suffer from endothelial dysfunction and impaired coronary microcirculation. Active PsA is a risk factor for CVD, and so PsA patients should be screened for subclinical forms of the disease and its risk factors, and an early treatment approach should be adopted.

  16. Sepsis neonatal por Estreptococos Pyogenes

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    Gilberto Rodríguez-Herrera

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un paciente masculino, recién nacido a término adecuado para la edad gestacional, quien nace por parto vaginal, con el antecedente de fiebre en la madre durante el periodo de postparto inmediato. Los padres consultan a los 2 días de vida pues le notan dificultad respiratoria, hipoactividad y rechazo a la leche materna. El paciente se interna y se aborda como una sepsis. Durante su estancia en el servicio de neonatología del Hospital Nacional de Niños asocia fallo respiratorio que amerita ventilación mecánica asistida por varios días en diferentes ocasiones, derrame pleural exudativo, convulsiones de origen hipóxico isquémico. Con reporte de hemocultivos positivos por Estreptococos pyogenes. El Estreptococos pyogenes o estreptococo β-hemolνtico del grupo A, fue un problema en los comienzos del siglo pasado, siendo frecuente en las infecciones puerperales y del reciιn nacido. En la actualidad es un germen sumamente raro en los procesos de sepsis neonatal.2 La gravedad de la enfermedad causada por este microorganismo en el periodo neonatal varνa desde una onfalitis crónica de bajo grado a una septicemia, una meningitis fulminante y la muerte.1 El presente artículo pretende hacer un resumen del paciente, con su evolución clínica, radiológica y además ejemplificar todas las complicaciones que tuvimos con este germen tan poco frecuente en la actualidad en sepsis neonatal.

  17. posteriori por el Tribunal Constitucional

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    Teodoro Ribera Neumann

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo clarifica la posición de los tratados internacionales en el orden jurídico chileno y analiza los argumentos a favor y en contra de la procedencia del control de constitucionalidad a posteriori de los tratados internacionales por el Tribunal Constitucional, concluyendo que dicha herramienta jurídica es procedente sobre la base de la reforma a la Constitución de 2005.

  18. Risco cardiovascular em vegetarianos e onívoros: um estudo comparativo Cardiovascular risk in vegetarians and omnivores: a comparative study

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    Rita de Cássia Moreira de Almeida Teixeira

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Estudos clínicos e epidemiológicos demonstram grande associação da dieta com os agravos crônicos, particularmente com os eventos cardiovasculares, apesar de ainda não compreendidos todos os seus mecanismos de ação. OBJETIVO: Descrever e analisar o risco cardiovascular em vegetarianos e onívoros residentes na Grande Vitória/ES, na faixa etária de 35 a 64 anos. MÉTODOS: Para avaliação do risco cardiovascular foi realizado estudo de coorte histórico com 201 indivíduos. Foram incluídos 67 vegetarianos há no mínimo 5 anos, provenientes da Grande Vitória, e 134 onívoros, participantes do Projeto MONICA/Vitória, pareados por classe socioeconômica, sexo, idade e raça. Medidas bioquímicas e hemodinâmicas foram obtidas na Clínica de Investigação Cardiovascular da UFES. Para comparação de proporções, foi usado o teste chi2 e calculada a razão de prevalência. O risco cardiovascular foi calculado por meio do algoritmo de Framingham. RESULTADOS: A idade média do grupo foi de 47 ± 8 anos e o tempo médio de vegetarianismo 19 ± 10 anos, sendo a dieta ovolactovegetariana seguida por 73% dos vegetarianos. Pressão arterial, glicemia de jejum, colesterol total, colesterol de lipoproteína de baixa densidade (LDL-colesterol e triglicerídeos foram mais baixos entre vegetarianos (pBACKGROUND: Clinical and epidemiological studies have demonstrated a strong association between eating habits and chronic diseases, particularly cardiovascular events, although not all the mechanisms of action are understood. OBJECTIVE: To describe and analyze the cardiovascular risk (CVR in vegetarians and omnivores residing in Greater Vitória, State of Espírito Santo, Brazil, in the age range from 35 to 64 years. METHODS: To evaluate CVR in the groups, a historical cohort study with 201 individuals was conducted. Sixty seven individuals who had been following a vegetarian diet for at least five years, and who were from Greater Vit

  19. Framingham Risk Score underestimates cardiovascular disease risk in severe psoriatic patients: implications in cardiovascular risk factors management and primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

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    Torres, Tiago; Sales, Rita; Vasconcelos, Carlos; Martins da Silva, Berta; Selores, Manuela

    2013-11-01

    Severe psoriasis has been associated with increase cardiovascular mortality, due to a higher prevalence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors and premature atherosclerosis, as a consequence of its systemic inflammation. Recently, it has been estimated that severe psoriasis may confer an increased 6.2% on long-term risk of cardiovascular disease based on Framingham Risk Score, which can have practical implications in the treatment of cardiovascular risk factors and primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, as treatment guidelines account for the risk of cardiovascular disease in treatment goals. The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of the attributable risk of severe psoriasis on long-term risk of cardiovascular disease and its implication on the correct treatment of cardiovascular risk factors and primary prevention of cardiovascular disease on a real-world cohort of patients. One hundred severe psoriasis patients without psoriatic arthritis or previous cardiovascular disease were evaluated and it was found that more than half of the patients were reclassified to a higher cardiovascular risk category with important clinical implications on the correct management of their cardiovascular risk factors and primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, as a considerable proportion of patients with hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and coronary heart disease equivalent risk were not being correctly managed.

  20. Adherencia a tratamientos en pacientes con factores de riesgo cardiovascular

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    INNA ELIDA FLÓREZ TORRES

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Describir los factores que influyen en la adherencia a los tratamientos en pacientes con factores de riesgo de enfermedad cardiovascular de un hospital de tercer nivel de la ciudad de Cartagena, Colombia. Metodología: Estudio descriptivo-metodológico, realizado con 293 pacientes inscritos en los programas de hipertensión y diabetes. Se aplicó el instrumento diseñado por Bonilla y De Reales para evaluar los factores que influyen en la adherencia a los tratamientos, al cual se le realizaron pruebas de validación que arrojaron una buena confiabilidad dada por un alfa de Cronbach de 0,79 para la calificación total del instrumento y un coeficiente de correlación test-retest (Sperman, estadísticamente significativo. Resultados: Globalmente, el 88% de los pacientes se encontró en la categoría sin riesgo de no adherirse a los tratamientos, un 12%, en riesgo moderado. Conclusiones: los factores que favorecieron la adherencia, fueron la disponibilidad de recursos económicos para satisfacer las necesidades básicas, redes de apoyo familiares y un sistema y equipo de salud organizado. El riesgo moderado de no adherencia, se relacionó con las intervenciones del equipo de salud, entre éstas, falta de orientaciones sobre la forma de ajustar los horarios de los medicamentos, carencia de recomendaciones escritas sobre el tratamiento, confusión por cambios del médico, y percepción de gravedad de la enfermedad. Estos hallazgos apoyan la necesidad de implementar procesos de formación e investigación a nivel institucional y académico que preparen a los profesionales en el abordaje de la problemática de la no adherencia en enfermedades crónicas.

  1. Cuantificación de la contaminación del gas de protección en procesos de soldadura con arco eléctrico por medio de mediciones de oxígeno en la superficie del material base Quantification of contamination of the shielding gas in arc welding processes through measurement of oxygen on the surface of the base material

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    Julio Fuentes-Muñoz

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A metodologia apresentada neste trabalho se baseia em medições do teor de oxigênio na superfície do metal base, possibilitando assim, uma avaliação quantitativa da contaminação do gás de proteção. Os gases utilizados nos processos de soldagem definem as características do arco e protegem a poça de soldagem. A contaminação do gás, por exemplo, com o ar do meio ambiente, prejudica as propriedades da união soldada. A contaminação do gás de proteção não é somente dependente da qualidade do gás utilizado, como também tem que ser considerado os componentes contidos na tocha. Até agora, o nível da contaminação do gás produzido pela tocha tem sido analisado somente de forma empírica, avaliando a qualidade e forma do cordão de solda. A medição do oxigênio na superfície do metal de base é um método simples e preciso para analisar o nível de contaminação do gás de proteção. Este procedimento permite uma avaliação quantitativa, inclusive na presença do arco. No contexto deste trabalho se apresentará por meio de exemplos em tochas TIG e MIG/MAG as possibilidades da utilização desta metodologia para o desenvolvimento e análise de processos de soldagem a arco.The method presented in this paper is based on the measurement of oxygen on the surface of the base metal to enable a quantitative assessment of the contamination in the shielding gas. The gas used in arc processes affected arc properties and simultaneously protected the welding pool. The contamination of the shielding gases, e.g. with atmospheric air, damages the properties of the weld joint. The contamination in the shielding gas is not only dependent on the purity of the utilized gas, but also on the components of the welding torch. The level of contamination in the gas produced by the torch had been analyzed so far only by empirical evaluation of the quality and appearance of the welding seam. The measurement of oxygen on the surface of the base

  2. Hemorragia incoercible por trauma maxilofacial: experiencia del Hospital del Trabajador

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    Andrades C,Patricio; Román F,José Luis; Bartel A,Ricardo; Borel B,Claudio; Hernández N,Rodrigo; Rojas S,René; Lankin B,Jorge; Villalobos A,Rodrigo

    2012-01-01

    Introducción: El objetivo del presente trabajo es mostrar nuestra experiencia en el manejo de la hemorragia incoercible por trauma facial durante los últimos 10 años, para determinar su incidencia y delinear los principios básicos del tratamiento. Material y Método: Estudio retrospectivo de todos los pacientes con hemorragia incoercible por trauma maxilofacial entre 1999 y 2009. Criterios de inclusión fueron hemorragia oro-nasal secundaria a traumatismo maxilofacial, sin otras lesiones asocia...

  3. Mortalidad por envenenamiento en niños

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    Híjar Martha; Blanco Julia; Carrillo Carlos; Rascón Alberto

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    Objetivo. Conocer el panorama de las muertes por envenenamiento en niños de 0-14 años ocurridas en la República mexicana, entre 1979 y 1994. Material y métodos. Se utilizaron fuentes secundarias. Las variables analizadas fueron: edad, sexo, año, causa externa de traumatismos y envenenamientos, de la IX Clasificación Internacional de Enfermedades: E850-E858, E860-E869 y E905. Mediante un modelo de regresión Poisson se analizaron tendencias por causa específica y se obtuvieron riesgos relativos...

  4. Muerte materna por malaria grave por Plasmodium vivax

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    Arróspide, Nancy; Espinoza, Máximo Manuel; Miranda Choque, Edwin; Mayta Tristán, Percy; Legua, Pedro; Cabezas,César

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    Se presenta el caso de una mujer de 19 años con 29 semanas de gestación, procedente de Llumpe (Ancash) con antecedentes de viajes a las localidades de Chanchamayo (Junín) y Rinconada (Ancash). Ingresó al Hospital de Chacas (Ancash) por presentar mal estado general, deshidratación, dificultad respiratoria, ictericia, sensación de alza térmica y dolor abdominal, tuvo reporte de: hemoparásitos 60% en frotis sanguíneo. Fue transferida al Hospital Ramos Guardia (Huaraz) donde presentó ...

  5. Agujeros negros vistos por fuera y por dentro

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    Janssen, Bert

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    La Relatividad General es la teoría moderna de la gravedad, que corrige los problemas que surgen con la gravedad descrita por Newton. Explicaremos porque la gravedad newtoniana es incompatible con la Relatividad Especial y cual es la solución que propone Einstein: la gravedad como una manifestación del espacio curvo. Hablaremos brevemente de los fenómenos que surgen de la Relatividad General, como los agujeros negros, las ondas gravitacionales y la cosmología. Universidad de Málaga. Campu...

  6. Capacidade seladora proporcionada por alguns materiais quando utilizados em perfurações na região de furca de molares humanos extraídos Sealing capacity produced by some materials when utilized under furcation perforations of extract human molars

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    Ulisses Xavier da Silva Neto

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    Full Text Available Avaliou-se, in vitro, a capacidade seladora, do MTA-Angelus, ProRoot-MTA, Super-EBA e MBP-c, quando utilizados para selar perfurações na região de furca de molares humanos extraídos; quando aplicados isoladamente ou em associação com uma matriz de gesso Paris, aplicada no fundo do trajeto da perfuração. O selamento produzido pelos materiais foi analisado por meio da infiltração do corante rhodamine B 0,2%. A análise estatística aplicada aos dados obtidos demonstrou que, quando utilizado isoladamente (sem matriz, o cimento MBP-c apresentou os menores índices de infiltração marginal, seguido pelo Super-EBA, apresentando diferença estatística significante (pIt has been evaluated in vitro the sealing capacity of MTA-Angelus, ProRoot-MTA, Super-EBA and MBP-c when sealing furcal perforations of extracted human molars. The experiment took place with materials both isolated as well as in association with a plaster of Paris matrix applied at the bottom of the perfuration path. The materials sealing capacity was analyzed by dye leakage of rhodamine B 0,2%.The statistical analysis revealed that when isolated and tested (without the matrix, the cement MBP-c presented the smallest coefficient of marginal leakage, followed by the Super-EBA. There was a statistical significance between those and the cements ProRoot - MTA e MTA - Angelus (p<0,001. In the presence of the matrix, the cement MBP-c also had a superior performance having statistical significance between those and the cements ProRoot - MTA e MTA - Angelus (p<0,05; The Plaster of Paris matrix had a negative impact with statistical significance regarding the sealing capacity of the cements Super-EBA and the MBP-c (p<0,05. Nevertheless, it avoided the leakage of the respective sealing materials.

  7. Medical Student Examination Questions for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery of Almost 60 Years Ago.

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    Kim, Won-Gon

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    Medical student examination questions of 60 years ago are very rare to find irrespective of medical specialty. Recently, medical student examination questions for thoracic and cardiovascular surgery were found, which were presented between 1957 and 1959 at Seoul National University Medical College. All examination questions were hand-written in six pages by a professor as examiner. Among the six pages, four examination papers were dated and/or the target grade was identified, while the remaining two did not offer any information. These materials are thought to have a valuable historical meaning for the Korean medical community as well as the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Seoul National University Hospital.

  8. Asociación entre enfermedad cardiovascular y anticuerpos contra Chlamydia pneumoniae

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    García-Elorriaga Guadalupe de los A; Calderón-Abbo Moisés; González-Bonilla César R

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    Objetivo. Precisar si existe asociación entre enfermedad cardiovascular (ECV) y anticuerpos contra Chlamydia en población mexicana. Material y métodos. Estudio transversal, realizado en la Unidad de Investigación en Inmunología e Infectología -Hospital de Infectología del Centro Médico Nacional La Raza (CMNR)- y en el Servicio de Cirugía Cardiovascular y Asistencia Circulatoria, del Hospital General del CMNR, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS), de agosto de 1998 a abril de 2000. Se d...

  9. Marcadores inflamatórios da doença cardiovascular em idosos Marcadores inflamatorios de la enfermedad cardiovascular en adultos ancianos Inflammatory markers of cardiovascular disease in the elderly

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    Adriane M. Ramos

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    Full Text Available A maior parte das informações sobre o papel dos marcadores inflamatórios como preditores de doença cardiovascular envolve apenas indivíduos de meia-idade. Nesta revisão foi avaliado o papel dos marcadores inflamatórios como preditores de doença cardiovascular em idosos. Foram consultadas as bases de dados do Medline (Pubmed e a base de dados da Cochrane, utilizando as palavras-chave. Após o acréscimo dos seguintes filtros: Limits: Aged 65+ years, Humans, Randomized Controlled Trial, Meta-Analysis, Review, Clinical Trials, foram encontrados 554 artigos. Desses, foram selecionados 120 artigos e avaliados quanto à sua força de evidência (classificação de Oxford Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Nos pacientes com >65 anos, a interleucina 6 (IL-6, fator de necrose tumoral alfa (TNF α e interleucina-10 (IL-10 têm se mostrado bons preditores de desfechos cardiovasculares. Em relação à proteína C-reativa (PCR, os dados são inconsistentes e ela parece ter menor poder como preditor em idosos, quando comparada aos indivíduos de meia-idade. Níveis de fibrinogênio parecem ser preditores de mortalidade, porém de uma forma não específica, ou seja, não apenas para mortalidade cardiovascular. Além disso, os marcadores inflamatórios também são indicadores de declínio funcional e mortalidade, independentemente da presença de doença cardiovascular. As evidências atuais são insuficientes para uso rotineiro dos marcadores inflamatórios, em idosos, já que existem poucos estudos nessa faixa etária, sendo a maioria deles de curta duração e com número reduzido de marcadores inflamatórios. A solicitação desses marcadores, de rotina, deve ser considerada individualmente.La mayor parte de las informaciones sobre el rol de los marcadores inflamatorios como predictores de enfermedad cardiovascular implica solamente individuos de mediana edad.En esta revisión se evaluó el rol de los marcadores inflamatorios como predictores de

  10. Perfil cardiovascular em pacientes com apneia obstrutiva do sono Perfil cardiovascular en pacientes con apnea obstructiva del sueño Cardiovascular profile in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

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    Fátima Dumas Cintra

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Apneia Obstrutiva do Sono (AOS é um fator de risco para várias condições cardiovasculares incluindo aumento na mortalidade cardiovascular. Sendo assim, é essencial o conhecimento das principais repercussões cardiovasculares dos distúrbios respiratórios do sono durante uma avaliação clínica. OBJETIVO: Analisar as características cardiovasculares de pacientes com AOS. MÉTODOS: Pacientes submetidos a polissonografia basal foram consecutivamente selecionados do banco de dados do Instituto do Sono entre março de 2007 e março de 2009. Todos os pacientes foram orientados a comparecer ao ambulatório para coleta de sangue, exame físico, eletrocardiograma de 12 derivações, espirometria, teste cardiopulmonar em esteira ergométrica e ecocardiograma transtorácico. O estudo foi aprovado pelo comitê de ética e pesquisa e registrado no site http://clinicaltrials.gov/ sob o número: NCT00768625. RESULTADOS: Foram analisados 261 pacientes e 108 controles. As principais características dos pacientes com AOS foram: obesidade, hipertensão, baixos níveis plasmáticos de lipoproteínas de alta densidade (HDL e aumento no diâmetro do átrio esquerdo quando comparados com controles (3,75 ± 0,42; 3,61 ± 0,41, p = 0,001, respectivamente. Essas características associadas correspondem a um acréscimo de 16,6 vezes na probabilidade de ocorrência de AOS independentemente do relato de algum sintoma dessa desordem, como sonolência ou ronco. CONCLUSÃO: Na amostra avaliada, o perfil cardiovascular dos pacientes com AOS mais encontrado foi: obesidade, hipertensão arterial, baixos níveis plasmáticos de HDL e átrio esquerdo com diâmetro aumentado.FUNDAMENTO: Apnea obstructiva del sueño (AOS es un factor de riesgo para diversas condiciones cardiovasculares, incluido el aumento en la mortalidad cardiovascular. Por tanto, es imprescindible conocer las principales repercusiones cardiovasculares de los trastornos respiratorios del sue

  11. Impacto de un programa de desayunos escolares en la prevalencia de obesidad y factores de riesgo cardiovascular en niños sonorenses Effect of a School Breakfast Program on the prevalence of obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in children

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    Erik Ramírez-López

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar el efecto de un programa de desayunos escolares sobre el desarrollo de obesidad y algunos indicadores bioquímicos de riesgo cardiovascular en niños. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Entre 2002 y 2003, en 17 municipios del estado de Sonora, México, se realizó un estudio prospectivo, longitudinal en 254 niños del Programa de Desayunos Escolares (PDE, evaluados al inicio y al final del ciclo escolar (nueve-meses y comparados con un grupo control (sin PDE, n=106. Se utilizó el índice de masa corporal para la edad (IMC/edad y se midió la composición corporal por bioimpedancia eléctrica. En una submuestra de 264 niños (PDE y controles se determinó colesterol total, triglicéridos y glucosa en ayuno. Se estimaron media y desviación estándar y diferencia de proporciones con ji cuadrada. RESULTADOS: El IMC en niños del PDE y sus controles no fue diferente al inicio y final del ciclo escolar (p> 0.05. Asimismo, el porcentaje de sobrepeso y obesidad no se modificó (p> 0.05 al final del Programa y el porcentaje de grasa corporal no mostró cambios (p> 0.05. Sin embargo, la masa corporal libre de grasa (MCLG aumentó (p 0.05 en los valores séricos de glucosa, colesterol total y triglicéridos en niños PDE o en los controles. CONCLUSIONES: No hay evidencia de un efecto negativo sobre los niños del PDE en relación con factores de riesgo para obesidad y riesgo cardiovascular.OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of a School Breakfast Program on obesity and some cardiovascular risk factors in 6 to 10 year old schoolchildren. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A quasi-experimental prospective study was conducted in 2002-2003, in 17 municipalities of Sonora State, Mexico. The intervention group consisted of 254 children participating in a School Breakfast Program (SBP group. The control group (NSBP group, n=106 included children who did not participate in the program. In both groups the body mass index for age (BMI/age and body composition by

  12. Multifactorial Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Hypertension : the Cardiovascular Polypill

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    Lafeber, M; Spiering, W; Visseren, F L J; Grobbee, D E

    2016-01-01

    Hypertension is a major, if not the most important, contributor to the disease burden and premature death globally which is largely related to cardiovascular disease. In both the primary and the secondary preventions of cardiovascular disease, blood pressure (BP) targets are often not achieved which

  13. Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance guidelines for reporting cardiovascular magnetic resonance examinations

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    van Rossum Albert C

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract These reporting guidelines are recommended by the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR to provide a framework for healthcare delivery systems to disseminate cardiac and vascular imaging findings related to the performance of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR examinations.

  14. Oxytocin is a cardiovascular hormone

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    Gutkowska J.

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Oxytocin (OT, a nonapeptide, was the first hormone to have its biological activities established and chemical structure determined. It was believed that OT is released from hypothalamic nerve terminals of the posterior hypophysis into the circulation where it stimulates uterine contractions during parturition, and milk ejection during lactation. However, equivalent concentrations of OT were found in the male hypophysis, and similar stimuli of OT release were determined for both sexes, suggesting other physiological functions. Indeed, recent studies indicate that OT is involved in cognition, tolerance, adaptation and complex sexual and maternal behaviour, as well as in the regulation of cardiovascular functions. It has long been known that OT induces natriuresis and causes a fall in mean arterial pressure, both after acute and chronic treatment, but the mechanism was not clear. The discovery of the natriuretic family shed new light on this matter. Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP, a potent natriuretic and vasorelaxant hormone, originally isolated from rat atria, has been found at other sites, including the brain. Blood volume expansion causes ANP release that is believed to be important in the induction of natriuresis and diuresis, which in turn act to reduce the increase in blood volume. Neurohypophysectomy totally abolishes the ANP response to volume expansion. This indicates that one of the major hypophyseal peptides is responsible for ANP release. The role of ANP in OT-induced natriuresis was evaluated, and we hypothesized that the cardio-renal effects of OT are mediated by the release of ANP from the heart. To support this hypothesis, we have demonstrated the presence and synthesis of OT receptors in all heart compartments and the vasculature. The functionality of these receptors has been established by the ability of OT to induce ANP release from perfused heart or atrial slices. Furthermore, we have shown that the heart and large vessels

  15. Desajuste educativo por regiones en Colombia: ¿competencia