Working Together with God: Religious Coping, Perceived Discrimination, and Hypertension

This study examined the relationships of perceived discrimination and religious coping with hypertension in a sample of Black and White Seventh-day Adventists. Data come from a community-based sample of 6128 White American, 2253 African American and 927 Caribbean American adults (67% women; mean age  = 62.9 years). Results indicate lifetime unfair treatment was significantly associated with hypertension regardless of race/ethnicity. Positive religious coping was associated with lower odds of hypertension and did not interact with unfair treatment. Both positive and negative religious copin g were indirectly associated with increased hypertension risk through an increase in perceived discrimination.
Source: Journal of Religion and Health - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research

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The objective response rate was 8.88% (4/45), and the disease control rate was 88.89% (40/45). The most common grade 3/4 treatment-related AEs were hypertension (12.50%), hand–foot syndrome (6.67%), diarrhea (12.50%), fatigue (6.25%), and proteinuria (14.29%). One drug-related severe AE of thrombocytopenia (21×109/l) occurred 2 months after therapy. Apatinib treatment in our study exhibited objective efficacy in PFS, OS, and manageable toxicity in patients with advanced sarcoma. This result supports future randomized controlled trials to further define apatinib activity in stage IV sarcomas.
Source: Anti-Cancer Drugs - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Clinical Reports Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Alagudurai Krishnamoorthy, Murugan Sevanan, Sugumar Mani, Mangayarkarasi Balu, Sravani Balaji, Ramajayan PAbstractParkinson disease occurs due to the depletion of dopaminergic neurons in brain resulting in decreased dopamine level and abnormal protein aggregation. Chrysin is a flavonoid which possesses pharmacological properties against various diseases like hypertension, diabetes, cancer, etc. According to the recent literatures, it is evidenced that chrysin protects mice against Focal Cerebral Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury. The present st...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Authors: Tichelbäcker T, Dumitrescu D, Gerhardt F, Stern D, Wissmüller M, Adam M, Schmidt T, Frerker C, Pfister R, Halbach M, Baldus S, Rosenkranz S Abstract Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an important contributor to morbidity and mortality in patients with left-sided heart disease, including valvular heart disease. In this context, elevated left atrial pressure primarily leads to the development of post-capillary PH. Despite the fact that repair of left-sided valvular heart disease by surgical or interventional approaches will improve PH, recent studies have highlighted that PH (pre- or post-intervention...
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
Conclusions: The triple pill was found to be effective in achieving early normalization of BP in hypertensive patients who did not respond to monotherapies. PMID: 31313548 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study suggests that up to one third of ESRD patients on HD develop PH. Echocardiography findings reveal a significant association between raised LVEDP and increased pulmonary artery pressures. Thus, volume overload and diastolic dysfunction (heart failure with preserved ejection fraction) appear to be the main contributors to development of PH. PMID: 31313546 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Nivargi V, Makhale C, Kulkarni V Abstract 32 years old male with history of mirror image dextrocardia with situs inversus and history of rheumatic fever at age of 12 years on penicillin prophylaxis till 25 years of age presented with history of dyspnea on exertion NYHA class 2 since last five years. Cardiac colour Doppler 5 years back was suggestive of rheumatic mitral stenosis with mitral valve area 2 cm2 with mirror image dextrocardia with mild pulmonary arteriolar hypertension in normal sinus rhythm. Patient was put on medications and was advised regular follow up. Patient did not follow up regularly. C...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Acute use of methamphetamine affects the sympathetic system and causes symptoms like tachycardia, hypertension (HTN), tachypnea, peripheral blood vessels constriction, hyperthermia, and mydriasis that can lead to many medical complications. Thu...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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Source: International Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int J Hypertens Source Type: research
ConclusionMigraines have a high incidence in gynaecology and obstetrics. Health care providers must include screening questions when history taking to identify women with migraines and effectively manage them. Proper follow-up and treatment is required for all women with migraines in order to minimize the risk of cerebrovascular events, and negative pregnancy outcomes. Women with migraines are advised to avoid combined hormonal contraception and use progesterone only pills.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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