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The Von Willebrand factor as marker of vascular function in South African women
(American Journal of Hypertension, Ltd., 2008)
Classifying Africans with the Metabolic Syndrome
This study was aimed to compare prevalences of the metabolic syndrome in Africans using five definitions as proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Group for the Study of Insulin Resistance (EGIR), ...
Associations of suPAR with lifestyle and cardiometabolic risk factors
Background: Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR), a novel indicator of low-grade inflammation, is associated with cardiovascular disease and mortality in the general population, while an unhealthy ...
Home blood pressure variability as cardiovascular risk factor in the population of Ohasama
(American Heart Association (AHA), 2013)
Blood pressure variability based on office measurement predicts outcome in selected patients. We explored whether novel indices of blood pressure variability derived from the self-measured home blood pressure predicted outcome ...
The Association of Red Blood Cell Counts with Endothelin-1 in African and Caucasian Women
(Informa Healthcare, 2009)
The literature shows an increase in endothelin-1 with increased levels of erythrocytes. There are also indications that inflammation and elevated endothelin-1 levels interact with erythropoiesis. In this study, the association ...
Mortality and morbidity in relation to changes in albuminuria, glucose status and systolic blood pressure: an analysis of the ONTARGET and TRANSCEND studies
(Springer Verlag (Germany), 2014)
Aims/hypothesis Urinary albumin excretion is a strong predictor of cardiovascular disease. It is uncertain whether improvement from microalbuminuria or deterioration from normoalbuminuria over time in patients with differing ...
Cardiovascular risk stratification and blood pressure variability on ambulatory and home blood pressure measurement
(Current Medicine Group, 2014)
Abstract Variability is a phenomenon attributed to most biological processes and is a particular feature of blood pressure (BP) that concerns many physicians regarding the clinical meaning and the impact on their clinical ...
Bone resorption and environmental exposure to cadmium in women: a population study
(National Institute of Environmetal Health Sciences (NIEHS), 2008)
Background: Environmental exposure to cadmium decreases bone density indirectly through hypercalciuria resulting from renal tubular dysfunction. Objective: We sought evidence for a direct osteotoxic effect of cadmium ...
Blood glucose and nocturnal blood pressure in African and caucasian men: the SABPA study
To investigate the relationship between nocturnal blood pressure and chronically elevated blood glucose to determine if these elevated blood glucose concentrations contribute to a non-dipping blood pressure, especially in ...
The usefulness of Y-glutamyltransferase as a marker of cardiovascular function in Africans and caucasians: the SABPA study
(Informa Healthcare, 2012)
Aim. Serum γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT) is increasingly regarded as a marker of vascular function. However, the usefulness of this marker is in dispute. Gender and ethnic differences, as well as the serum level range where ...