Association of #Obesity Phenotypes with Electrocardiographic Markers of Poor Outcomes in the General Population

This study aimed to investigate the association of metabolically healthy obesity (MHO) and other obesity phenotypes with electrocardiographic (#ECG) markers to understand the pathophysiological basis of increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk associated with these phenotypes metabolically healthy without obesity [MHNO; reference] Higher odds of prolonged PR interval, P‐wave duration, and QRS duration were observed among all phenotypes compared with MHNO, with the highest in participants … Continue reading Association of #Obesity Phenotypes with Electrocardiographic Markers of Poor Outcomes in the General Population

Bilateral high-frequency hearing loss is associated with elevated blood #pressure and increased hypertension risk in occupational #noise exposed workers

..bilateral high-frequency hearing loss (BHFHL) Increasing years of occupational noise exposure and BHFHL were significantly associated with systolic and diastolic blood pressure increase (all P<0.001). The lineal trend was only significant in males, with adjusted ORs for hypertension gradually increasing with increasing years of occupational noise exposure (P<0.001). Furthermore, subjects having mild and high BHFHL had a higher hypertension risk of 34% and 281%, respectively … Continue reading Bilateral high-frequency hearing loss is associated with elevated blood #pressure and increased hypertension risk in occupational #noise exposed workers

Retrospective cohort study of individuals born with low #birthweight: implications for screening practices

Previous studies have established an association between low birthweight (LBW) and future kidney disease, but few have explored the progression of kidney dysfunction through the pediatric years leading up through adolescence and young adulthood ..glomerular filtration rate (#GFR) between LBW (<2500 grams) and normal birthweight (NBW) Age at follow-up ranged 1–26 years old. GFR was found to be significantly lower in participants born with LBW … Continue reading Retrospective cohort study of individuals born with low #birthweight: implications for screening practices