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Study links pot use to hypertension, but doctor say study is 'flawed'

Marijuana use may triple the risk of dying from hypertension, a new study suggests, but a spokesman for the American Heart Association calls the research flawed.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Conclusion: The established real‐time PCR assay is a sensitive, specific, and repeatable method for quantitatively detecting crAssphage, and thus is a very useful tool for investigating the molecular epidemiology, dynamics, and pathogenicity of crAssphage in human diseases. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
Source: Journal of Medical Virology - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
Background: Stressors associated with military service and reintegration may impact psychologic well-being and behaviors that result in increased incidence rates for cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Objective: Using electronic health record data from the Veterans Health Administration we sought to measure the incidence of newly diagnosed CV risk factors and how these incident risks were moderated by race and mental health conditions. Design: A cohort study including Veterans whose end of last deployment was between October 1, 2001 and July 31, 2014. Subjects: A total of 267,305 Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedo...
Source: Medical Care - Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Serum CgA is a sensitive and effective noninvasive laboratory test for the clinical detection and management of NETs. Awareness of the pitfalls of the tests in patients with non-NET conditions, particularly chronic diseases and use of certain drugs, is important to be considered during the interpretation of the CgA levels. PMID: 29026467 [PubMed]
Source: Oman Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe prevalence of abnormal urinalysis was more common in patients with psoriasis than in controls. The positive correlation between the prevalence of pathological albuminuria and psoriasis severity may indicate a subclinical renal dysfunction in patients with psoriasis.
Source: International Urology and Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Condition:   Pulmonary Hypertension Intervention:   Radiation: plain chest x-ray Sponsor:   Assiut University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Pediatric Disorder;   Pediatric Obesity;   Primary Hypertension Intervention:   Sponsor:   Wake Forest University Health Sciences Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Primary Open Angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension Interventions:   Drug: Netarsudil Ophthalmic Solution 0.02%;   Drug: Netarsudil Ophthalmic Solution 0.04%;   Drug: Netarsudil Ophthalmic Solution Placebo Comparator Sponsor:   Aerie Pharmaceuticals Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Pulmonary Hypertension;   Preterm Infant Intervention:   Sponsors:   University of Colorado, Denver;   Mallinckrodt Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
We report a case of a male patient with stroke caused by atrial fibrillation (AF) due to thyrotoxicosis. At hospital admission, he presented hypertension and AF. Magnetic resonance imaging confirmed a right-side ischemic area. The thyrotoxicosis was confirmed by thyroid function and thyroid scintigraphy that showed goiter with diffuse hypercaptation. The patient was treated with tapazole and total thyroidectomy, and pathological findings suggested Graves ’ disease. Hyperthyroidism is associated with increased supraventricular ectopic activity in patients with a normal heart, and may be an important causal link betwee...
Source: Case Reports in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Authors: Wągrowska-Danilewicz M, Danilewicz M Abstract The course of IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is highly variable and ranges from a totally benign condition to end-stage renal disease in approximately one third of cases. The identification of new prognostic markers could provide insights into the pathogenesis of IgAN and unveil new therapeutic avenues. Glomerular deposition of C4d is a marker of activation of the lectin pathway of complement. It is thought that activation of the lectin pathway in IgAN is associated with more severe renal damage, and more severe histological findings. In view of the above, the aim of ...
Source: Polish Journal of Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Pol J Pathol Source Type: research
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