Is the aortic size index relevant as a predictor of abdominal aortic aneurysm? A population-based prospective study: the Troms ø study.

Conclusions. ASI was a significant predictor of both AAA development and aortic growth of>5 mm for both men and women, but not a better predictor of either outcomes compared to the AD. The role of ASI compared to the AD as a predictor of AAA development seems to be limited. PMID: 31909634 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS.: Our results confirm orbitofrontal structural deficits in BPD, while providing a framework and preliminary findings on identifying structural correlates of symptom dimensions in BPD, especially with dorsolateral and orbitofrontal cortices. PMID: 32093800 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS.: Despite sharing a lower IQ and a higher prevalence of psychiatric disorders, brain abnormalities in BDo appear less pronounced (but are not absent) than in SZo. Lower ICV in SZo implies that familial risk for schizophrenia has a stronger association with stunted early brain development than familial risk for bipolar disorder. PMID: 32093799 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Psychiatry Source Type: research
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a dilatation of the infrarenal aorta which, if left untreated, can rupture. When this occurs, there is a 50% mortality rate before reaching the operating room and an additional 25% intra-operative mortality rate [1]. AAA disease is ranked as the 13th cause of death in the U.S. [2] and is most common in patients 65 years of age and older [3]. This high rate of mortality is due to most AAAs remaining asymptomatic until they rupture. Risk factors associated with AAA rupture include smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, but timely diagnosis of asymptomatic AAA is still a difficult task.
Source: Medical Engineering and Physics - Category: Biomedical Engineering Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Non-attendance at triple vascular screening is influenced by use of preventive medications and traditional explanatory factors of non-attendance at vascular screening, including existing CVD comorbidity. Attendance rates might benefit from rethinking risk communication alongside screening invitations according to varying invitee profiles and clinical risk scenarios, and from providing interventions targeted at individuals with lower levels of health literacy. PMID: 29891436 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This multifaceted screening offer to a general population sample of postmenopausal women had no effects on all cause mortality or hospital admission for MI, IHD, PAD, and stroke within a short-term follow up period. PMID: 29625727 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research
In conclusion, senescence of vascular cells promotes the development of age-related disorders, including heart failure, diabetes, and atherosclerotic diseases, while suppression of vascular cell senescence ameliorates phenotypic features of aging in various models. Recent findings have indicated that specific depletion of senescent cells reverses age-related changes. Although the biological networks contributing to maintenance of homeostasis are extremely complex, it seems reasonable to explore senolytic agents that can act on specific cellular components or tissues. Several clinical trials of senolytic agents are currentl...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Perivascular adipose tissue exhibits characteristics of active local inflammation, which contributes to the development of atherosclerotic disease as a complication of obesity/metabolic syndrome. However, the precise role of perivascular adipose tissue in the progression of abdominal aortic aneurysm remains unclear. To test the hypothesis that genetic deletion of angiotensin II type 1a (AT1a) receptor in perivascular visceral adipose tissue (VAT) can attenuate aortic aneurysm formation in apolipoprotein E–deficient (ApoE−/−) mice, we performed adipose tissue transplantation experiments by using an angiote...
Source: Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ACE/Angiotensin Receptors/Renin Angiotensin System, Animal Models of Human Disease, Inflammation, Lipids and Cholesterol, Aneurysm Original Articles Source Type: research
Authors: Pannarale G, Moroni C, Acconcia MC, Pannitteri G, Truscelli G, Valente L, Gentile P, Lopreiato F, Licitra R, Tancredi M, Puddu PE, Troccoli ML, Cardelli P, Barillà F, Gaudio C Abstract OBJECTIVE: According to the JNC7 report, prehypertension category includes subjects with systolic blood pressure between 120 and 139 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure between 80 and 89 mmHg that would be at risk for developing hypertension and its untoward sequelae as myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular disease. Moreover, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring made it possible to detect subjects with masked hyp...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Authors: Cagli K, Tok D, Turak O, Gunertem E, Yayla C, Lafci G, Ulas MM, Cagli K Abstract AIM: To determine the association of monocyte count-to-high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol ratio, a recently emerged inflammatory marker, with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) size. PATIENTS &METHODS: A total of 120 asymptomatic AAA subjects (99 male, mean age: 67.1 ± 10.2 years) were enrolled into the study. All data were compared between patients with low and high admission monocyte/HDL ratio. Multivariate linear regression analysis was performed to study the relationship between different variables and ...
Source: Future Medicine: Biomarkers in Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Biomark Med Source Type: research
Learning objectives To recognise thoracic aortic aneurysm/dissection in young individuals as a genetic condition with autosomal-dominant mode of inheritance. To distinguish clinical features characterising syndromic and non-syndromic forms of thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection. To review the currently known genetic causes of thoracic aortic aneurysms. Aortic aneurysm/dissection is a common cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the Western world. In general, two forms have been recognised: abdominal aortic aneurysm/dissection (AAAD) and thoracic aortic aneurysm/dissection (TAAD). Although some genetic pre...
Source: Heart - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Education in Heart, Hypertension, Epidemiology, Metabolic disorders, Tobacco use Source Type: research
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