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In this issue of the Journal, a group of distinguished Nordic researchers, led by Anne Helene Garde and including four of our Associated Editors, present a discussion paper that originated from a workshop and provides detailed recommendations on night shift work (1). The recommendations are very clear: to protect workers ’ health, night shift schedules should have: (i) ≤3 consecutive night shifts; (ii) shift intervals of ≥11 hours; and (iii) ≤9 hours shift duration. For pregnant women, night work should be limited to one shift per week. The authors acknowledge that under circumstances allowing better possibi...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
ud Berg T Abstract Objective: To assess the total prevalence of types 1 and 2 diabetes and to describe and compare cardiovascular risk factors, vascular complications and the quality of diabetes care in adults with types 1 and 2 diabetes in Salten, Norway. Research design and methods: Cross-sectional study including all patients with diagnosed diabetes in primary and specialist care in Salten, 2014 (population 80,338). Differences in cardiovascular risk factors, prevalence of vascular complications and attained treatment targets between diabetes types were assessed using regression analyses. Results: We identified...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research
Abstract Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an immune or antigen-mediated chronic inflammatory esophageal disorder that is relatively rare in Asian countries. The main symptoms of EoE are dysphagia and food impaction. Although chest pain is a symptom of EoE, it is also a symptom of coronary heart disease. This paper reports a case of EoE with angina pectoris in a 45-year-old male who was referred to the authors' hospital for chest pain. He was diagnosed with angina pectoris because of mild stenosis in the left coronary artery on coronary angiography. On the other hand, the symptoms did not improve with angina medic...
Source: Korean J Gastroenter... - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Korean J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
In this study, we sought to elucidate the role of VRK-1 in regulation of adult life span in C. elegans. We found that overexpression of VRK-1::GFP (green fluorescent protein), which was detected in the nuclei of cells in multiple somatic tissues, including the intestine, increased life span. Conversely, genetic inhibition of vrk-1 decreased life span. We further showed that vrk-1 was essential for the increased life span of mitochondrial respiratory mutants. We demonstrated that VRK-1 was responsible for increasing the level of active and phosphorylated form of AMPK, thus promoting longevity. A Fisetin Variant, C...
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In this study, we applied a well studied prediction model developed on data from five CpG sites, to increase the practicability of these tests. We have determined the biological age of the heart, specifically of the right atrium (RA) and left atrium (LA), and of peripheral blood leucocytes, by measuring the mitotic telomere length (TL) and the non-mitotic epigenetic age (DNAmAge). We found that DNAmAge, of both atrial tissues (RA and LA), was younger in respect to the chronological age (-12 years). Furthermore, no significant difference existed between RA and LA, suggesting that, although anatomically diverse and ex...
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This study aimed to reevaluate the current prevalence of AAA in male patients with CHD, in order to assess whether CHD patients should be offered a targeted AAA ultrasound screening program. Patients and methods: The SCAN (Screening Cardiovascular Patients for Aortic Aneurysms) study prospectively evaluated the AAA prevalence in 1000 consecutive male CHD patients (70.1 ± 11.2 years) requiring any coronary intervention at an university hospital. All patients received transverse and longitudinal ultrasound scans of the abdominal aorta. Aortic diameter was assessed using the outer-to-outer measurement-te...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Vasa Source Type: research
Conclusions. LDL-C is the lipid fraction strongest associated with younger age of presentation of first MI. These results support the importance of controlling and treating LDL-C in prevention of premature MI. PMID: 32483990 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
1364Objectives: Over the past decade, cardiovascular imaging has made great advances by providing comprehensive information in regards to the anatomic structure of the vasculature, heart, and heart function, thus enabling physicians to accurately diagnose a disease and provide better patient care. Moreover, complicated diseases require the integration of multiple imaging modalities to effectively manage such conditions. In particular, PET imaging has been combined with other imaging modalities such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to improve its uses in clinical practice. CT and MRI offer an...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Cardiovascular Sciences (Poster Session) Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate coronary microvascular function with overweight and obese patients without obstructive coronary artery disease. Methods: A total of 165 consecutive patients without obstructive coronary artery disease underwent quantitative 13N-ammonia positron emission tomography (PET)/CT. Baseline demographics, hemodynamic parameters, myocardial blood flow (MBF), coronary flow reserve (CRF), and coronary microvascular resistance (CMVR) were recorded for each subject. Study participants (n = 165) were divided into three groups based on their body mass index (BMI, kg/m2 ): Group 1, patients with BMI 18.5-23....
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Technical Considerations and Clinical Application of Absolute Myocardial Blood Flow Source Type: research
Conclusions. Elevated levels of serum albumin are associated with reduced risk of vascular outcomes, all-cause mortality, certain cancers, and fracture. Inconsistent findings for T2D may be attributed to selective reporting by studies. Further research is needed to assess any potential causal relevance to these findings and the role of serum albumin concentrations in disease prevention.Systematic review registration: PROSPERO 2019: CRD42019125869. PMID: 32378436 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
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