30-year trends in major cardiovascular risk factors in the Czech population, Czech MONICA and Czech post-MONICA, 1985 - 2016/17.


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  • DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0232845
  • 作者列表:"Cífková R","Bruthans J","Wohlfahrt P","Krajčoviechová A","Šulc P","Jozífová M","Eremiášová L","Pudil J","Linhart A","Widimský J Jr","Filipovský J","Mayer O Jr","Škodová Z","Poledne R","Stávek P","Lánská V
  • 发表时间:2020-05-11

BACKGROUND:Compared with Western Europe, the decline in cardiovascular (CV) mortality has been delayed in former communist countries in Europe, including the Czech Republic. We have assessed longitudinal trends in major CV risk factors in the Czech Republic from 1985 to 2016/17, covering the transition from the totalitarian regime to democracy. METHODS:There were 7 independent cross-sectional surveys for major CV risk factors conducted in the Czech Republic in the same 6 country districts within the WHO MONICA Project (1985, 1988, 1992) and the Czech post-MONICA study (1997/98, 2000/01, 2007/08 and 2016/2017), including a total of 7,606 males and 8,050 females. The population samples were randomly selected (1%, aged 25-64 years). RESULTS:Over the period of 31/32 years, there was a significant decrease in the prevalence of smoking in males (from 45.0% to 23.9%; p < 0.001) and no change in females. BMI increased only in males. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure decreased significantly in both genders, while the prevalence of hypertension declined only in females. Awareness of hypertension, the proportion of individuals treated by antihypertensive drugs and consequently hypertension control improved in both genders. A substantial decrease in total cholesterol was seen in both sexes (males: from 6.21 ± 1.29 to 5.30 ± 1.05 mmol/L; p < 0.001; females: from 6.18 ± 1.26 to 5.31 ± 1.00 mmol/L; p < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS:The significant improvement in most CV risk factors between 1985 and 2016/17 substantially contributed to the remarkable decrease in CV mortality in the Czech Republic.


背景: 与西欧相比,包括捷克共和国在内的欧洲前共产主义国家心血管 (CV) 死亡率的下降有所延迟。我们评估了捷克共和国1985年至2016/17年主要CV风险因素的纵向趋势,涵盖了从极权主义政权向民主的过渡。 方法: 在世界卫生组织MONICA项目 (1985,1988,1992) 和捷克后MONICA研究 (1997/98,2000/01,2007/08和2016/2017) 的相同6个国家地区,在捷克共和国进行了7项关于主要CV风险因素的独立横断面调查,包括总共7,606名男性和8,050名女性。随机抽取人群样本 (1%,年龄25-64岁)。 结果: 在31/32年期间,男性吸烟率显著下降 (从45.0% 下降到23.9%; p <0.001),女性吸烟率无变化。BMI仅在男性中增加。两种性别的收缩压和舒张压均显著下降,而高血压患病率仅在女性中下降。对高血压的认识,通过抗高血压药物治疗的个体比例以及因此在两种性别中高血压控制得到改善。在两种性别中都观察到总胆固醇的显著降低 (男性: 从6.21 ± 1.29到5.30 ± 1.05 mmol/L; p < 0.001; 女性: 从6.18 ± 1.26到5.31 ± 1.00 mmol/L; p <0.001)。 结论: 在1985年至2016/17年间,大多数CV危险因素的显著改善大大降低了捷克共和国的CV死亡率。



作者列表:["Meng L","Bai X","Zheng Y","Chen D","Zheng Y"]

METHODS::Aim: We explored the role of histone modification in the association of depression-hypertension by comparing norepinephrine transporter (NET) gene levels in different depression-hypertensive patients. Then, we analyzed the expression of NET correlation with inflammatory cytokines to provide a new direction for detecting the association mechanism between depression and hypertension.Methods: NE expression levels in serum of diverse groups were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Then histone acetyltransferase (HAT), histone deacetylase (HDAC), H3K27ac, NET, TNF-α, and interleukin-6 (IL-6) were detected by western blot in nine female subjects in different depression and hypertension groups, and Chromatin immunoprecipitation-polymerase chain reaction (Chip-PCR) were used to confirm the degree of acetylation affecting on the transcription level of NET gene. Meanwhile, correlation between NET with TNF/IL-6 was analyzed by SPSS19.0 software program. Finally, Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and western blot were used to detect TNF-α and IL-6 expression levels after NET overexpression or interference treatment in human umbilical vein endothelial cells and Neuro-2a cells.Results: The expression of HAT and H3K27ac had lower levels in D-H and nonD-H group than nonD-nonH group. The results showed that higher acetylation could promote expression of NET genes. Meanwhile, the expression of NET had a significant negative correlation with IL-6 (R = -0.933, p < 0.01) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) (R = -0.817, p < 0.01) in subjects. In addition, the results confirmed that TNF-α and IL-6 mRNA and protein partial expressions could be inhibited by NET in both HUVECs and Neuronal cells (p < 0.01).Conclusion: In conclusion, differential expression of NET gene might function as an important factor in interaction between depression and hypertension by partially targeting TNF-α and IL-6.

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作者列表:["Dugani SB","Murad W","Damilig K","Atos J","Mohamed E","Callachan E","Farukhi Z","Shaikh A","Elfatih A","Yusef S","Hydoub YM","Moorthy MV","Mora B","Alawadhi A","Issac R","Saleh A","Al-Mulla A","Mora S","Alsheikh-Ali AA"]

METHODS::The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has a high burden of morbidity and mortality due to premature (≤55 years in men; ≤65 years in women) myocardial infarction (MI) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Despite this, the prevalence of risk factors in patients presenting with premature MI or ACS is incompletely described. We compared lifestyle, clinical risk factors, and biomarkers associated with premature MI/ACS in the MENA region with selected non-MENA high-income countries. We identified English-language, peer-reviewed publications through PubMed (up to March 2018). We used the World Bank classification system to categorize countries. Patients with premature MI/ACS in the MENA region had a higher prevalence of smoking than older patients with MI/ACS but a lower prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. Men with premature MI/ACS had a higher prevalence of smoking than women but a lower prevalence of diabetes and hypertension. The MENA region had sparse data on lifestyle, diet, psychological stress, and physical activity. To address these knowledge gaps, we initiated the ongoing Gulf Population Risks and Epidemiology of Vascular Events and Treatment (Gulf PREVENT) case-control study to improve primary and secondary prevention of premature MI in the United Arab Emirates, a high-income country in the MENA region.

作者列表:["Göpel W","Müller M","Rabe H","Borgmann J","Rausch TK","Faust K","Kribs A","Dötsch J","Ellinghaus D","Härtel C","Roll C","Szabo M","Nürnberg P","Franke A","König IR","Turner MA","Herting E"]

METHODS:OBJECTIVE:The aim of our study was to determine if a genetic background of high blood pressure is a survival factor in preterm infants. DESIGN:Prospective cohort study. SETTING:Patients were enrolled in 53 neonatal intensive care units. PATIENTS:Preterm infants with a birth weight below 1500 g. EXPOSURES:Genetic score blood pressure estimates were calculated based on adult data. We compared infants with high genetic blood pressure estimates (>75th percentile of the genetic score) to infants with low genetic blood pressure estimates (<25th percentile of the genetic score). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:Lowest blood pressure on the first day of life and mortality. RESULTS:5580 preterm infants with a mean gestational age of 28.1±2.2 weeks and a mean birth weight of 1022±299 g were genotyped and analysed. Infants with low genetic blood pressure estimates had significantly lower blood pressure if compared with infants with high genetic blood pressure estimates (27.3±6.2vs 27.9±6.4, p=0.009, t-test). Other risk factors for low blood pressure included low gestational age (-1.26 mm Hg/week) and mechanical ventilation (-2.24 mm Hg, p<0.001 for both variables, linear regression analysis). Mortality was significantly reduced in infants with high genetic blood pressure estimates (28-day mortality: 21/1395, 1.5% vs 44/1395, 3.2%, p=0.005, Fisher's exact test). This survival advantage was independent of treatment with catecholamines. CONCLUSIONS:Our study provides first evidence that a genetic background of high blood pressure may be beneficial with regard to survival of preterm infants.

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