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Cardio-metabolic Diseases and Related Complications: Current Status and Future Perspective


Publishing date
25 Jan 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
07 Sep 2012

Guest Editors

1Department of Physiology, University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7N 5E5

2Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Henry Ford Heart & Vascular Institute, 2799 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202-2689, USA


Cardio-metabolic Diseases and Related Complications: Current Status and Future Perspective

Description

With the escalation of obesity, diabetes, and hypertension in all ages of the population including children, the incidence of cardiometabolic disease is on the rise, especially complications affecting vital organs like the heart and kidneys. Cardiometabolic complications are multifactorial diseases, and a wide variety of different pathophysiological factors are involved. Although the exact natures of these factors are not completely understood, it is widely accepted that genetic, habitual, environmental, and other epigenetic factors play a significant role.

In the past decade, great accomplishments have been made in elucidating some of the multifaceted mechanisms associated with many cardiometabolic diseases. A converging body of evidence indicates that a common denominator of many cardiometabolic diseases is the elevated inflammatory/oxidative insults that generally arise from the persistent inflammatory and oxidative milieu that characterize obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. However, more intense research in this and other related areas is needed for a more comprehensive understanding of the pathophysiological profile of these diseases, and especially in situations where they are manifested in comorbid forms.

Therefore, this special issue will welcome research and review papers that address a broad range of mechanisms associated with cardiometabolic diseases and possible prognostic and therapeutic interventions. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Role of inflammation and oxidative stress in cardiometabolic complications
  • The contribution of genetic and epigenetic factors in metabolic syndrome and related diseases
  • Novel mechanistic, diagnostic, and therapeutic approaches in cardiometabolic complications including cardiopathy, nephropathy, vasculopathy, and neuropathy

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 467682
  • - Editorial

Cardiometabolic Diseases and Related Complications: Current Status and Future Perspective

Joseph Fomusi Ndisang | Sharad Rastogi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 837130
  • - Research Article

A Novel Technique for the Assessment of Preoperative Cardiovascular Risk: Reactive Hyperemic Response to Short-Term Exercise

Robert Schier | Jochen Hinkelbein | ... | Bernhard Riedel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 319524
  • - Review Article

A Systematic Review of Effects of Concurrent Strength and Endurance Training on the Health-Related Quality of Life and Cardiopulmonary Status in Patients with HIV/AIDS

Mansueto Gomes Neto | Cecília Ogalha | ... | Carlos Brites
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 427640
  • - Research Article

Chronic Inhibition of 11β-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Type 1 Activity Decreases Hypertension, Insulin Resistance, and Hypertriglyceridemia in Metabolic Syndrome

Christine G. Schnackenberg | Melissa H. Costell | ... | Tian-Li Yue
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 310406
  • - Research Article

Transfected Early Growth Response Gene-1 DNA Enzyme Prevents Stenosis and Occlusion of Autogenous Vein Graft In Vivo

Chengwei Liu | Xuesong Zhang | ... | Qiang Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 928178
  • - Research Article

A Case-Control Study between Gene Polymorphisms of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Metabolic Rate-Limiting Enzymes and Acute Coronary Syndrome in Chinese Han Population

Zikai Song | Hongyan Cao | ... | Yanfang Jiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 186439
  • - Research Article

The Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Combined with Computer-Based eMPC Algorithm for Tight Glucose Control in Cardiosurgical ICU

Petr Kopecký | Miloš Mráz | ... | Martin Haluzík
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 804632
  • - Research Article

Human Resistin Inhibits Myogenic Differentiation and Induces Insulin Resistance in Myocytes

Chun Hua Sheng | Zhen Wu Du | ... | Gui Zhen Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 787981
  • - Research Article

Mulberry Leaf Reduces Oxidation and C-Reactive Protein Level in Patients with Mild Dyslipidemia

Pornanong Aramwit | Ouppatham Supasyndh | ... | Nipaporn Bang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 921348
  • - Research Article

Possible Role of Hyperinsulinemia and Insulin Resistance in Lower Vitamin D Levels in Overweight and Obese Patients

Giovanni De Pergola | Alessandro Nitti | ... | Franco Silvestris
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