Clin Chem 2004 Jun;50(6):1071-4
Klinikum der Philipps-Universität Marburg, Department of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, 35033 Marburg, Germany.
J Am Coll Cardiol 2021 May;77(18):2291-2303
Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA; Section of Cardiology, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Electronic address:
Background: Diurnal variation of natriuretic peptide (NP) levels and its relationship with 24-h blood pressure (BP) rhythm has not been established. Obese individuals have a relative NP deficiency and disturbed BP rhythmicity.Objectives: This clinical trial evaluated the diurnal rhythmicity of NPs (B-type natriuretic peptide [BNP], mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide [MR-proANP], N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide [NT-proBNP]) and the relationship of NP rhythm with 24-h BP rhythm in healthy lean and obese individuals. Read More
Yonsei Med J 2021 May;62(5):391-399
Gachon Cardiovascular Research Institute, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea.
Purpose: Heart failure (HF) poses significant morbidity and mortality. Recently, the ventriculo-vascular coupling index (VVI) was introduced as an independent prognostic factor reflective of the overall cardiovascular performance index in HF. We aimed to determine the effectiveness of force-titration of valsartan on VVI values in HF patients. Read More
J Ren Nutr 2021 Apr 19. Epub 2021 Apr 19.
Department of Nephrology, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Centre Hospitalier Lyon-Sud, Pierre-Benite, France; University of Lyon, CarMeN lab, INSA-Lyon, INSERM U1060, INRA, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France. Electronic address:
Objective: Imbalance between anabolism and catabolism is linked to cachexia and protein-energy wasting (PEW), especially in frail populations such as patients with chronic kidney disease. PEW is responsible of poor outcomes with increased morbidity and mortality. Several causes are involved in PEW such as insulin resistance, acidosis, or hyperparathyroidism. Read More
Arq Bras Cardiol 2021 04;116(4):854
Dr. DY Patil University, Pune - Índia.
Am J Case Rep 2021 Apr 20;22:e930090. Epub 2021 Apr 20.
Department of Invasive Cardiology, Medical University in Białystok, Białystok, Poland.
BACKGROUND The main causes for takotsubo syndrome (TS) in oncological patients are stress related to cancer diagnosis and treatment, pain in the course of the disease, treatment complications, and paraneoplastic syndromes. CASE REPORT An obese 62-year-old female patient, with a 3-day history of chest pain, was admitted to the hospital with a suspected acute coronary event. She had been diagnosed with high-grade bladder cancer 6 months before. Read More