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Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407670/methylglyoxal-and-advanced-glycation-end-products-in-patients-with-diabetes-what-we-know-so-far-and-the-missing-links
#1
Jan Benedikt Groener, Dimitrios Oikonomou, Ruan Cheko, Zoltan Kender, Johanna Zemva, Lars Kihm, Martina Muckenthaler, Verena Peters, Thomas Fleming, Stefan Kopf, Peter P Nawroth
Hyperglycemia explains the development of late diabetic complications in patients with diabetes type 1 and type 2 only partially. Most therapeutic efforts relying on intensive glucose control failed to decrease the absolute risk for complications by more than 10%, especially in patients with diabetes type 2. Therefore, alternative pathophysiological pathways have to be examined, in order to develop more individualized treatment options for patients with diabetes in the future. One such pathway might be the metabolism of dicarbonyls, among them methylglyoxal and the accumulation of advanced glycation end products...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407669/metformin-inhibits-n-methyl-n-nitrosourea-induced-gastric-tumorigenesis-in-db-db-mice
#2
Shan Zhuang, Yongmei Jian, Yongning Sun
Type 2 diabetes can elevate risk of gastric cancer and metformin, an anti-diabetic agent, has an inhibitory effect against gastric cancer cell in vitro. However, the effect of metformin on type 2 diabetes-related gastric tumorigenesis in vivo is still not clear. In the present study, we aim to detect whether metformin can inhibit increased risk of gastric cancer in diabetic db/db mice and which the potential anti-cancer mechanisms of metformin are. 4-week-old mice were divided into 3 groups (2 db/db mice groups and one wild type mice group)...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407668/type-2-diabetes-is-associated-with-lower-cardiorespiratory-fitness-independent-of-pulmonary-function-in-severe-obesity
#3
Britta Wilms, Barbara Ernst, Martin Thurnheer, Christina M Spengler, Bernd Schultes
Both severe obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) are associated with reduced pulmonary function and reduced cardiorespiratory fitness. We investigated whether T2DM further aggravates the impaired pulmonary function and cardiorespiratory fitness in subjects with severe obesity. In this cross-sectional study pulmonary function (forced expiratory volume within 1 s, FEV1; vital capacity, VC) was assessed in 65 severely obese subjects with T2DM (T2DM group) and 65 severely obese subjects without T2DM (non-T2DM group), pairwise matched for sex, age, weight, and height...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407667/monitoring-thyroid-function-in-patients-on-levothyroxine-assessment-of-conformity-to-national-guidance-and-variability-in-practice
#4
Jonathan J Scargill, Mark Livingston, David Holland, Christopher J Duff, Anthony A Fryer, Adrian H Heald
With demand for endocrine tests steadily increasing year-on-year, we examined thyroid function test (TFT) frequencies in patients on levothyroxine replacement therapy to assess the effect of initial TFT results and request source on TFT re-testing interval. All TFTs performed by the Clinical Biochemistry Departments at the Salford Royal Hospital (2009-2012; 288 263 requests from 139 793 patients) and University Hospital of North Midlands (2011-2014; 579 156 requests from 193 035 patients) were extracted from the laboratory computer systems...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407666/influence-of-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-on-hba1c-and-fructosamine-in-patients-with-haemodialysis
#5
Franz Maximilian Rasche, Thomas Ebert, Julia Beckmann, Volker Busch, Filip Barinka, Wilma Gertrud Rasche, Tom H Lindner, Jochen G Schneider, Stephan Schiekofer
HbA1c is the most accepted laboratory parameter for the long term observation of glucose control. There is still much of a debate about the use of HbA1c as a metabolic indicator in diabetic patients (DM) on haemodialysis (HD) and erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) therapy because of the altered erythrocyte turn over in patients with chronic kidney disease and haemodialysis (CKD5D). In 102 CKD5 patients with and without diabetes mellitus, we examined the dose dependent variability in HbA1c and fructosamine levels under haemodialysis and treated with epoetin α (n=48) and a new generation agent with continuous stimulation of methoxy polyethylene glycol epoetin beta (C...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407665/enhanced-inflammation-without-impairment-of-insulin-signaling-in-the-visceral-adipose-tissue-of-5%C3%AE-dihydrotestosterone-induced-animal-model-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Danijela Vojnović Milutinović, Marina Nikolić, Nataša Veličković, Ana Djordjevic, Biljana Bursać, Jelena Nestorov, Ana Teofilović, Ivana Božić Antić, Jelica Bjekić Macut, Abdulbaset Shirif Zidane, Gordana Matić, Djuro Macut
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a heterogeneous endocrine and metabolic disorder associated with abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia and insulin resistance. Since abdominal obesity is characterized by low-grade inflammation, the aim of the study was to investigate whether visceral adipose tissue inflammation linked to abdominal obesity and dyslipidemia could lead to impaired insulin sensitivity in the animal model of polycystic ovary syndrome.Female Wistar rats were treated with nonaromatizable 5α-dihydrotestosterone pellets in order to induce reproductive and metabolic characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407664/fenugreek-a-potent-hypoglycaemic-herb-can-cause-central-hypothyroidism-via-leptin-a-threat-to-diabetes-phytotherapy
#7
Jayjeet Majumdar, Pratip Chakraborty, Analava Mitra, Nirmal Kumar Sarkar, Supriti Sarkar
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum), a medicinal herb with potent antihyperglycaemic and hypoglycaemic effects, is used to treat diabetes. This study is aimed to explore the interaction of fenugreek seed extract (FSE) and HPT (hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid) axis in context of leptin secretion which have important role in normal and type-1 diabetic subjects. FSE (confirmed to contain trigonelline, diosgenin, 4 hydroxyisoleucine) was gavaged (0.25 gm/kg body weight/day) to normal and alloxan-induced type-1 diabetic rats for 4 weeks...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407663/the-diagnostic-value-of-whole-blood-lncrna-enst00000550337-1-for-pre-diabetes-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#8
Xuejie Li, Zhenzhou Zhao, Chuanyu Gao, Lixin Rao, Peiyuan Hao, Dongdong Jian, Wentao Li, Haiyu Tang, Muwei Li
This study aims to investigate long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) as biomarker for pre-diabetes and T2DM. LncRNAs in the peripheral blood of 6 healthy individuals and 6 T2DM patients were collected for microarray analysis. Then 5 candidate biomarkers from the differentially expressed lncRNAs were chosen and verified in a larger independent cohort (control group=20; pre-diabetes group=20; and T2DM group=20). The diagnostic capacity of ENST00000550337.1 was further tested in the third cohort (control group, n=60; pre-diabetes group, n=63; and T2DM group, n=64)...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407662/effects-of-a-one-week-fasting-therapy-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-metabolic-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-explorative-study
#9
Chenying Li, Badri Sadraie, Nico Steckhan, Christian Kessler, Rainer Stange, Michael Jeitler, Andreas Michalsen
There is increasing experimental evidence for beneficial effects of calorie restriction and intermittent fasting in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In humans, prolonged fasting is established as a health-promoting complementary treatment in Europe and claimed to improve metabolism by a complex hormetic response. We aimed to investigate effects of a one-week fasting period compared to usual care in T2DM by means of a pilot trial. Patients with manifest T2DM medically treated with oral hypoglycemic agents and/or insulin were randomly assigned to a 7-day fasting program followed by dietary advice or to usual care and dietary advice only...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407661/effect-of-saxagliptin-on-circulating-endothelial-progenitor-cells-and-endothelial-function-in-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetic-patients
#10
Fang Li, Jiachao Chen, Fei Leng, Zhiqiang Lu, Yan Ling
Endothelial dysfunction is associated with the risk of cardiovascular complications in diabetic patients. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and flow-mediated dilation (FMD) are common markers of endothelial function. In this study, we aim to investigate whether the DPP-4 inhibitor saxagliptin modulate EPCs number and FMD in newly diagnosed, treatment-naive type 2 diabetic patients. This was a controlled, randomized, open-label clinical trial. Saxagliptin group and metformin group consumed either saxagliptin 5 mg per day or metformin 1 500 mg per day respectively for 12 weeks...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407660/the-effects-of-calcium-vitamins-d-and-k-co-supplementation-on-markers-of-insulin-metabolism-and-lipid-profiles-in-vitamin-d-deficient-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#11
Maryam Karamali, Mahnaz Ashrafi, Maryamalsadat Razavi, Mehri Jamilian, Maryam Kashanian, Maryam Akbari, Zatollah Asemi
Data on the effects of calcium, vitamins D and K co-supplementation on markers of insulin metabolism and lipid profiles among vitamin D-deficient women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are scarce. This study was done to determine the effects of calcium, vitamins D and K co-supplementation on markers of insulin metabolism and lipid profiles in vitamin D-deficient women with PCOS. This randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted among 55 vitamin D-deficient women diagnosed with PCOS aged 18-40 years old...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407659/peripheral-immunological-cells-in-pregnant-women-and-their-change-during-diabetes
#12
Ulrike Friebe-Hoffmann, Linda Antony, Jan-Steffen Kruessel, Brigitte Pawlowski, Thomas Karl Hoffmann
During the last decades the incidence of diabetes has dramatically increased as well as the number of pregnant diabetic women. There is still missing data regarding patterns and shifts of immune cell populations due to pregnancy with or without diabetes. The study aimed to investigate the impact of pregnancy, type 1 diabetes (T1D) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) on different immune cells in female. The number and proportion of CD3-, CD4-, CD8- and γδ T-cells as well as B-, NK-, NKT- and dendritic cells (DC) incl...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407658/effect-of-carnosine-on-renal-function-oxidation-and-glycation-products-in-the-kidneys-of-high-fat-diet-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
#13
Abdurrahman Fatih Aydın, Canan Küçükgergin, İlknur Bingül, Işın Doğan-Ekici, Semra Doğru-Abbasoğlu, Müjdat Uysal
High fat diet (HFD) and low dose of streptozotocin (STZ)-treated rats provide an animal model for type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Oxidative stress plays a role in the development of diabetic complications. Carnosine (CAR) has antioxidant and antiglycating properties. We investigated effects of CAR on renal function, oxidation and glycation products in HFD+STZ-rats. Rats were fed with HFD (60% of total calories from fat) for 4 weeks and then a single dose STZ (40 mg/kg; i.p.) was applied. Rats with blood glucose levels above 200 mg/dL were fed with HFD until the end of the 12(th) week...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407657/the-effects-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-and-vitamin-e-co-supplementation-on-indices-of-insulin-resistance-and-hormonal-parameters-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#14
Faraneh Afshar Ebrahimi, Mansooreh Samimi, Fatemeh Foroozanfard, Mehri Jamilian, Hossein Akbari, Elham Rahmani, Shahnaz Ahmadi, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Mohammad Reza Memarzadeh, Zatollah Asemi
This study was conducted to determine the effects of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E co-supplementation on indices of insulin resistance and hormonal parameters in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was done on 68 women diagnosed with PCOS according to the Rotterdam criteria aged 18-40 years old. Participants were randomly assigned into 2 groups to receive either 1 000 mg omega-3 fatty acids from flaxseed oil containing 400 mg α-Linolenic acid plus 400 IU vitamin E supplements (n=34) or placebo (n=34) for 12 weeks...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335043/platelet-derived-no-in-subjects-affected-by-type-2-diabetes-with-and-without-complications-is-there-any-relationship-with-their-offspring
#15
Jacopo Sabbatinelli, Arianna Vignini, Eleonora Salvolini, Laura Nanetti, Laura Mazzanti, Rosa Anna Rabini
Macro- and microvascular complications are currently the principal causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with diabetes mellitus. Aim of this study was to determine if type 2 diabetic patients with nephropathy and coronary artery disease showed altered platelet-derived nitric oxide (NO) production, compared with diabetic subjects without complications, and if this alteration is also present in their diabetic offspring. In this case-control observational study, platelet NO and peroxynitrite content was determined on plasma from 60 male adult type 2 diabetic patients and 60 male offspring type 2 diabetic patients...
March 23, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303556/serum-fibroblast-growth-factor-1-is-associated-with-the-decreased-risk-of-obesity-in-human
#16
Jinzhou Zhu, Yuming Wang, Kefu Zhu, Jianguo Gao, Xingyong Wan, Xunlei Pang, Sujuan Fei
As a transducer of PPARγ signaling, recent evidence supports that fibroblast growth factor 1 (FGF1) mediates adipose tissue remodeling and insulin sensitivity. This study is to assess the role of serum FGF1 in obesity. A hospital-based case-control study of 154 subjects was conducted. Serum level of FGF1 was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The serum level of FGF1 in the lean (119.0 [103.1-146.1] pg/ml) was higher than it in the subjects with overweight/obesity (111.9 [80.3-127.4] pg/ml, P=0...
March 16, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255971/guideline-compliance-in-surgery-for-thyroid-nodules-a-retrospective-study
#17
A Reinisch, P Malkomes, N Habbe, J Bojunga, F Grünwald, K Badenhoop, W O Bechstein, K Holzer
Diagnostic guidelines for thyroid nodules focus on malignancy risk assessment to avoid unnecessary diagnostic operations. These guidelines recommend a combination of tests in form of a diagnostic algorithm. The present study analyzed the recommended algorithm and its implementation by different medical professionals. Preoperative diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests and histopathological findings of patients who underwent thyroid surgery between 2006 and 2013 were analyzed. The results were stratified by the assignation by specialized endocrinologists (ENP), general practitioners (GP) or Goethe-University Hospital Frankfurt (UKF)...
March 2, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201828/add-on-exenatide-treatment-is-beneficial-in-poorly-controlled-obese-type-2-diabetics-under-intensive-insulin-regimens
#18
Alper Sönmez, Mustafa Dinç, Abdullah Taşlıpınar, Aydogan Aydoğdu, Coskun Meriç, Yalcin Başaran, Cem Haymana, Orhan Demir, İlker Yılmaz, Ömer Azal
Background: Intensive insulin treatment is bothersome in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. High insulin dosages further increase weight gain and the risk of hypoglycemia. Glucagon like peptide-1 receptor agonists decrease the insulin need, cause weight loss and reduce the risk of hypoglycemia. There is limited data about the effect of exenatide on obese diabetics under intensive insulin regimens. Methods: This retrospective case series report the clinical outcomes of 23 obese (13 morbidly obese) patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus (Age=59±10...
February 15, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201827/hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-in-non-functioning-pituitary-adenomas-impact-of-intervention
#19
Diana Margarida Monteiro, Paula Freitas, Romana Vieira, Davide Carvalho
To determine the prevalence of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) among patients with non-functioning pituitary adenomas (NFPA) and the post-surgery outcome on pituitary gonadotropins secretion (PGS); to determine the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) on male patients with NFPA, to evaluate the impact of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in those with HH. Retrospective evaluation of gonadal function in 109 NFPA patients (45 males), with a mean age of 51.8 years, diagnosed on the last 10 years. ED questionnaire applied to 34 male patients...
February 15, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201826/adiposity-indexes-as-phenotype-specific-markers-of-preclinical-metabolic-alterations-and-cardiovascular-risk-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-cross-sectional-study
#20
Fernanda Missio Mario, Scheila Karen Graff, Poli Mara Spritzer
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition in women of reproductive age. 2 PCOS phenotypes (classic and ovulatory) are currently recognized as the most prevalent, with important differences in terms of cardiometabolic features. We studied the performance of different adiposity indexes to predict preclinical metabolic alterations and cardiovascular risk in 234 women with PCOS (173 with classic and 61 with ovulatory PCOS) and 129 controls. Performance of waist circumference, waist-to-height ratio, conicity index, lipid accumulation product, and visceral adiposity index was assessed based on HOMA-IR ≥ 3...
February 15, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
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