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Subclinical hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism have been recognized as clinical entities with negative effects on the cardiovascular system. Moreover, the effect of treated thyroid dysfunction on parameters associated with the cardiovascular control system has been poorly investigated. In the present study we analyzed time-domain heart rate variability in(More)
The objective of the present study was define in a relatively large patient population with coronary artery disease (CAD) whether the concomitant presence of peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is known to convey additional cardiovascular risk, was associated with different circulating levels of sRAGE with respect to CAD alone and control subjects.(More)
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and depression are two of the most common human health problems. Patients with depression have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and mortality after experiencing a cardiac event. Both diseases are complex disorders that are influenced by genetic and environmental factors. Brain-derived neuro-trophic factor(More)
Periprosthetic breast capsules composed of fibrotic collagenous material with increased collagen production are not dissimilar to other fibrotic conditions occurring in other organs. Fibrosis in the lung, liver, kidney, and skin has been associated with overproduction of the fibrogenic isoforms of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta1 and TGF-beta2).(More)
Demographic and social changes in the last decades have resulted in improvements in health and longevity. The survival of elderly people has improved significantly and thus centenarians are becoming the fastest growing population group. Environmental, genetic, and accidental factors have influenced the human life span. Researchers have gained substantial(More)
Receptor for Advanced Glycation End-products (RAGE) is a multi-ligand receptor ubiquitous present on epithelial, neuronal, vascular and inflammatory cells, usually expressed at low levels in homeostasis and to increased degrees at sites of stress or injury. The aim of the present study was to evaluate sRAGE plasma levels in patients with Acute Coronary(More)
Chorioamnionitis (CA) describes an intrauterine status of inflammation and/or infection of placental membranes, refering to both histological and clinical CA [1]. It is considered the major risk of spontaneous preterm delivery, especially at earlier gestational age. The intrauterine exposure to infection/inflammation leads to the fetal inflammatory syndrome(More)