New Goals and Guidelines for Hypertension

Dr Walton-Shirley reviews the key updates in the 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure with the guideline chair.
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: podcasts

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The objective of the present study was to investigate the association between hair and urine Al levels and obesity.MethodsA total of 206 lean and 205 obese non-occupationally exposed subjects (30-50 y.o.) were enrolled in the study. Hair and urine Al levels were assessed with ICP-MS. Laboratory quality control was performed using the certified reference materials of human hair, plasma, and urine.ResultsHair and urinary Al levels in obese subjects were significantly higher by 31% and 46% compared to the control levels, respectively. The presence of hypertension (41% cases), atherosclerosis (8%), type 2 diabetes melli...
Source: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
ConclusionRepeat hepatectomy has favorable long-term outcomes. Cirrhosis and HBV not treated with antiviral therapy were associated with immediate postoperative morbidity. Serum AFP> 20 ng/mL at first resection, PH, and GVI at recurrence are independent prognostic factors. For patients without PH, TNM staging can predict prognosis.
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionWe found that the PC, MPV, and PC/MPV may be changed in atypical PE patients who did not have significant PE symptoms. Our results indicated that it could be a diagnostic method to predict atypical PE during pregnancy. PC/MPV and the other platelet parameters can play a role in predicting the development of atypical PE, leading to better diagnosis and management of atypical PE.
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionsThese results suggest the HtrA1 as early predictive marker of PE and may have a strong clinical relevance in terms of disease prevention.
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2019Source: Pregnancy HypertensionAuthor(s): Lucia Maria Procopciuc, Georgiana Nemeti, Elena Buzdugan, Mihaela Iancu, Florin Stamatian, Gabriela CaracosteaAbstractBackgroundChanges in the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system’s (RAAS) activity due to different genetic variations could represent risk factors for the onset of preeclampsia.ObjectiveTo test and quantify the relationships of 8 RAAS gene polymorphisms (angiotensinogen (AGT)-M235T, AGT-T174M, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)-I/D, ACE8- A2350G, angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AGTR1)-A1166C, angiotensin II type 2...
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Objectives: We aimed to verify the hypothesis that metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components affect the prognosis of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISNNHL). Study Design: A retrospective cohort study. Setting: Tertiary otology referral center. Patients: We divided patients who were diagnosed with ISSNHL between January 2015 and January 2018 into a MetS group and a Non-MetS group according to the diagnostic criteria of MetS. Interventions: We diagnosed ISSNHL patients by using pure-tone audiometry and treated them with oral steroids, blood flow promoting agents, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy....
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: AUDIOLOGY Source Type: research
Abstract The present review is aimed at providing a comprehensive summary of the botanical characteristics, ethnomedicinal uses, phytochemical, pharmacological, and toxicological studies of the genus Ajuga L. The extensive literature survey revealed Ajuga L. species to be a group of important medicinal plants used for the ethnomedical treatment of rheumatism, fever, gout, sclerosis, analgesia, inflammation, hypertension, hyperglycemia, joint pain, palsy, amenorrhea, etc., although only a few reports address the clinical use and toxicity of these plants. Currently, more than 280 chemical constituents have been isol...
Source: The American Journal of Chinese Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Chin Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsAs disparities in maternal and infant outcomes were present, nutritional intervention(s) need to be targeted toward prevention of adverse pregnancy outcomes, prioritization of higher-risk groups and adaptation of the program to a multiethnic low-income population.RésuméObjectifLa présente étude a pour objectif principal de caractériser le taux d'issues de grossesse indésirables dans un groupe multiculturel composé de femmes à faible revenu.MéthodesLes données extraites entre juin 2013 et décembre 2015 provenaient de la base de donn&eacu...
Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
HIGH blood pressure can pose serious health risks if left untreated. The condition is strongly linked to a person ’s lifestyle habits. Lowering blood pressure readings is vital and a certain drink has been proven to help lowering blood pressure. What is it?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2019Source: Saudi Journal of Biological SciencesAuthor(s): Yaohan Wang, Xinyu Zhang, Yaqi Han, Fei Yan, Rui WuAbstractObjectiveTo investigate the effects of combined medication of nifedipine and magnesium sulfate on the blood pressure, pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), nitric oxide (NO), homocysteine (Hcy) and von Willebrand factor (vWF) in gestational hypertension patients.MethodsA total of 220 gestational hypertension patients were enrolled as the subjects, and divided into two groups randomly, i.e. the observation group...
Source: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
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