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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786640/vitamin-d-in-vascular-calcification-a-double-edged-sword
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REVIEW
Jeffrey Wang, Jimmy J Zhou, Graham R Robertson, Vincent W Lee
Vascular calcification (VC) as a manifestation of perturbed mineral balance, is associated with aging, diabetes and kidney dysfunction, as well as poorer patient outcomes. Due to the current limited understanding of the pathophysiology of vascular calcification, the development of effective preventative and therapeutic strategies remains a significant clinical challenge. Recent evidence suggests that traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as left ventricular hypertrophy and dyslipidaemia, fail to account for clinical observations of vascular calcification...
May 22, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786188/-a-young-girl-with-recurrent-calculosis-and-hypercalcemia
#2
Federica Di Maio, Matteo Vittori, PierFrancesco Bassi, Pierluigi Fulignati, Silvia D'Alonzo, Pietro Manuel Ferraro
Mutations of the CYP24A1 gene are associated with alterations in the activity of the enzyme 25-OH-D-24-hydroxylase, resulting in dysfunction of the metabolism of vitamin D. This enzymatic deficiency may cause hypercalcemia, low parathyroid hormone levels, hypercalciuria, nephrolithiasis and nephrocalcinosis. The clinical case of a young woman with recurrent renal lithiasis, hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria is described. These features are linked to deficiency of the enzyme 25-OH-D-24-hydroxylase, therefore to a biallelic mutation of the CYP24A1 gene...
May 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785060/cost-effectiveness-of-vitamin-c-supplementation-for-pregnant-smokers-to-improve-offspring-lung-function-at-birth-and-reduce-childhood-wheeze-asthma
#3
Leah Yieh, Cindy T McEvoy, Scott W Hoffman, Aaron B Caughey, Kelvin D MacDonald, Dmitry Dukhovny
OBJECTIVE: To determine the implications of supplemental vitamin C for pregnant tobacco smokers and its effects on the prevalence of pediatric asthma, asthma-related mortality, and associated costs. STUDY DESIGN: A decision-analytic model built via TreeAge compared the outcome of asthma in a theoretical annual cohort of 480,000 children born to pregnant smokers through 18 years of life. Vitamin C supplementation (500 mg/day) with a standard prenatal vitamin was compared to a prenatal vitamin (60 mg/day)...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784241/fracture-probability-assessed-using-frax-%C3%A2-in-elderly-women-with-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
#4
Takafumi Nakada, Masaaki Teranishi, Yukio Ueda, Michihiko Sone
OBJECTIVE: Patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) can have vitamin D deficiency, which is a cause of abnormal bone turnover. Several studies have established a relationship between osteoporosis and BPPV. The World Health Organization Fracture Risk Assessment Tool, widely known as FRAX® (http://www.shef.ac.uk/FRAX), is a computer-based algorithm for assessing fracture risk. No direct comparison has been made between the FRAX scores of patients with BPPV and controls...
May 18, 2018: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783781/nutraceuticals-in-periodontal-health-a-systematic-review-on-the-role-of-vitamins-in-periodontal-health-maintenance
#5
REVIEW
Alfonso Varela-López, María D Navarro-Hortal, Francesca Giampieri, Pedro Bullón, Maurizio Battino, José L Quiles
Periodontal disease, a relevant public health problem worldwide, is generally considered a common pathology of elderly people. In this respect, there is agreement about that nutritional status may be a modifying factor in the progression and healing of the periodontal tissues. Vitamins have been recommended as nutraceuticals for prevention and treatment of some pathological conditions, such as cardiovascular diseases, obesity or cancer. Thus, a systematic approach to determining how the different vitamin type could ameliorate periodontal risks or improve periodontal health is necessary to further the understanding of the potential benefits and risks of vitamins supplementation use...
May 20, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783717/associations-of-maternal-vitamin-d-deficiency-with-pregnancy-and-neonatal-complications-in-developing-countries-a-systematic-review
#6
REVIEW
Paige van der Pligt, Jane Willcox, Ewa A Szymlek-Gay, Emily Murray, Anthony Worsley, Robin M Daly
Pregnant women in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America are at risk of vitamin D deficiency (VDD) and prevalence throughout these regions are among the highest, globally. Maternal VDD has been associated with increased risk of a number of adverse maternal and neonatal health outcomes, yet research from developing countries is limited. We assessed the associations of maternal VDD during pregnancy with adverse health outcomes by synthesizing the literature from observational studies conducted in developing countries...
May 18, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782992/single-ultra-high-dose-cholecalciferol-to-prevent-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-pediatric-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#7
Gregory Wallace, Sonata Jodele, Kasiani C Myers, Christopher E Dandoy, Javier El-Bietar, Adam Nelson, Ashley Teusink-Cross, Pooja Khandelwal, Cynthia Taggart, Catherine M Gordon, Stella M Davies, Jonathan C Howell
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D (vitD) deficiency is prevalent among childhood hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) recipients and associated with inferior transplant survival at 100 days after transplantation. Achieving and maintaining therapeutic vitD levels in HSCT recipients is extremely challenging in the first 3-6 months after transplant due to poor compliance in the setting of mucositis, and concomitant use of critical transplant drugs that interfere with vitD absorption. We sought to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a single, ultra-high dose of vitD given prior to childhood HSCT to maintain levels in a therapeutic range during the peri-transplantation period...
May 18, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782935/vitamin-d-status-and-the-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-the-melbourne-collaborative-cohort-study
#8
Alicia K Heath, Elizabeth J Williamson, Allison M Hodge, Peter R Ebeling, Darryl W Eyles, David Kvaskoff, Kerin O'Dea, Graham G Giles, Dallas R English
AIMS: Inverse associations between vitamin D status and risk of type 2 diabetes observed in epidemiological studies could be biased by confounding and reverse causality. We investigated the prospective association between vitamin D status and type 2 diabetes and the possible role of reverse causality. METHODS: We conducted a case-cohort study within the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (MCCS), including a random sample of 628 participants who developed diabetes and a sex-stratified random sample of the cohort (n=1,884)...
May 18, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782843/role-of-nutritional-vitamin-d-in-osteoporosis-treatment
#9
REVIEW
Yi-Chou Hou, Chia-Chao Wu, Min-Tser Liao, Jia-Fwu Shyu, Chi-Feng Hung, Tzung-Hai Yen, Chien-Lin Lu, Kuo-Cheng Lu
Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disorder characterized by a decrease in bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue. The World Health Organization has defined osteoporosis as a decrease in bone mass (50%) and bony quality (50%). Vitamin D, a steroid hormone, is crucial for skeletal health and in mineral metabolism. Its direct action on osteoblasts and osteoclasts and interaction with nonskeletal tissues help in maintaining a balance between bone turnover and bone growth. Vitamin D affects the activity of osteoblasts, osteoclasts, and osteocytes, suggesting that it affects bone formation, bone resorption, and bone quality...
May 18, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782429/early-results-of-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-with-loop-bipartition
#10
Ergin Arslan, Mesut Sipahi, Oktay Banli
PURPOSE: We evaluated early results of this new procedure of transit loop bipartition with sleeve gastrectomy (TLB-SG), making a comparison with transit bipartition with sleeve gastrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2017 and September 2017, 22 patients have undergone transit bipartition with sleeve gastrectomy or TLB-SG surgery in our clinic. Patients' body mass index, excess body mass index loss, and HOMA-IR were calculated before and after the surgical operation...
May 18, 2018: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782293/mycosis-fungoides-and-vitamin-d-status-analyses-of-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-levels-and-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-the-vitamin-d-receptor-gene
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Pinar Incel Uysal, Nuran Alli, Yildiz Hayran, Tuba Candar
Various types of cancer, including melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, are associated with vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms. However, few studies have addressed VDR polymorphisms in patients with mycosis fungoides (MF), and previous studies have reported conflicting results. Aim of this case-control study was to assess the correlation between VDR single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) Cdx2, Fok1, Apa1, Bsm1, and Taq1 and MF. Venous blood samples were collected from 41 patients with MF and 59 age- and sex-matched healthy controls...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782253/-mineral-and-bone-disorders-in-chronic-heart-failure
#12
E V Reznik, I G Nikitin
In many patients, chronic heart failure (CHF) is associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Virtually all patients with terminal CKD and many patients with early CKD display various disorders of mineral and bone metabolism (MBM) related with all-cause mortality and high risk of cardiovascular complications. This review addressed disorders of mineral and bone metabolism in patients with CHF, including hypocalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency, secondary hyperparathyroidism, changed levels of FGF23 and Klotho, osteoporosis, osteopenia, their clinical and prognostic significance, and possibilities of their correction...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782187/effects-of-maternal-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-the-maternal-and-infant-epigenome
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Cindy M Anderson, Shannon L Gillespie, Doria K Thiele, Jody L Ralph, Joyce E Ohm
INTRODUCTION: Mothers and infants are at high risk for inadequate vitamin D status. Mechanisms by which vitamin D may affect maternal and infant DNA methylation are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: This study quantified the effects of vitamin D3 supplementation on DNA methylation in pregnant and lactating women and their breastfed infants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this randomized controlled pilot study, pregnant women received vitamin D3 400 international units (IU) (n = 6; control) or 3,800 IU (n = 7; intervention) daily from late second trimester through 4-6 weeks postpartum...
May 21, 2018: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782010/isolation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-human-alveolar-periosteum-and-effects-of-vitamin-d-on-osteogenic-activity-of-periosteum-derived-cells
#14
Yen-Li Wang, Adrienne Hong, Tzung-Hai Yen, Hsiang-Hsi Hong
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are present in a variety of tissues and can be differentiated into numerous cell types, including osteoblasts. Among the dental sources of MSCs, the periosteum is an easily accessible tissue, which has been identified to contain MSCs in the cambium layer. However, this source has not yet been widely studied. Vitamin D3 and 1,25-(OH)2D3 have been demonstrated to stimulate in vitro differentiation of MSCs into osteoblasts. In addition, vitamin C facilitates collagen formation and bone cell growth...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781720/supplementation-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-patients-with-neuroendocrine-tumors-using-over-the-counter-vitamin-d3-preparations
#15
Helen L Robbins, Megan Symington, Barbara Mosterman, Josie Goodby, Louise Davies, Georgios K Dimitriadis, Gregory Kaltsas, Harpal S Randeva, Martin O Weickert
Vitamin D (vit-D) deficiency is highly prevalent in patients with gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NET) and has been linked to reduced overall survival. We here assessed the vit-D status in 183 patients with GEP-NET at the time of their first presentation in the ARDEN NET Centre. We further examined the effect of simple advice to increase vit-D intake using over-the-counter vit-D preparations [colecalciferol (Vit-D3), 1,000-2,000 units/day], over a prospective observation period of 24 mo...
May 21, 2018: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781719/serum-vitamin-d-status-and-breast-cancer-risk-by-receptor-status-a-systematic-review
#16
Jessica L Tommie, Susan M Pinney, Laurie A Nommsen-Rivers
BACKGROUND: The association between vitamin D status and breast cancer risk is equivocal. No systematic reviews or meta-analyses have examined this association stratified by receptor status. Our objective is to conduct a systematic review to answer the question, "Is there a relationship between lower serum/plasma vitamin D levels and increased risk of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) specifically?" METHODS: We systematically searched Embase and PubMed databases for published original research studies examining the risk of a breast cancer diagnosis according to vitamin D status...
May 21, 2018: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780621/thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-orthopaedics-an-update
#17
Dimitrios A Flevas, Panayiotis D Megaloikonomos, Leonidas Dimopoulos, Evanthia Mitsiokapa, Panayiotis Koulouvaris, Andreas F Mavrogenis
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a serious complication during and after hospitalization, yet is a preventable cause of in-hospital death.Without VTE prophylaxis, the overall VTE incidence in medical and general surgery hospitalized patients is in the range of 10% to 40%, while it ranges up to 40% to 60% in major orthopaedic surgery. With routine VTE prophylaxis, fatal pulmonary embolism is uncommon in orthopaedic patients and the rates of symptomatic VTE within three months are in the range of 1.3% to 10%.VTE prophylaxis methods are divided into mechanical and pharmacological...
April 2018: EFORT Open Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780417/osteoporosis-is-associated-with-deteriorating-clinical-status-in-adults-with-cystic-fibrosis
#18
Inger Hee Mathiesen, Tacjana Pressler, Peter Oturai, Terese Lea Katzenstein, Marianne Skov, Ruth Frikke-Schmidt, Mette Friberg Hitz
Background: Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients are in increased risk of osteoporosis. We aimed to determine the osteoporosis prevalence in an adult CF cohort and investigate calcium metabolic parameters and clinical status' association with bone mineral density evaluated by dual X-ray absorptiometry scan. Methods: We performed a cross section database study of adults at a tertiary CF Center. Z scores were applied for patients < 50 years of age and T scores for patients > 50 years of age...
2018: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780383/human-metapneumovirus-infection-inhibits-cathelicidin-antimicrobial-peptide-expression-in-human-macrophages
#19
Youxian Li, Stine Østerhus, Ingvild B Johnsen
Human cathelicidin antimicriobial peptide (CAMP) is a critical component of host innate immunity with both antimicrobial and immunomodulatory functions. Several pathogens have been shown to downregulate CAMP expression, yet it is unclear if such modulation occurs during a viral infection. In this study, we showed that infection with human metapneumovirus (hMPV), one of the leading causes of respiratory tract infections in young children, strongly suppressed basal and vitamin-D induced CAMP expression in human macrophages...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780360/the-association-between-long-term-acenocoumarol-treatment-and-vitamin-d-deficiency
#20
Jolanta Sawicka-Powierza, Jerzy Konstantynowicz, Ewa Jablonska, Beata Zelazowska-Rutkowska, Wojciech Jelski, Pawel Abramowicz, Caroline Sasinowski, Slawomir Chlabicz
Objective: Both vitamin D and K2 are involved in a number of metabolic processes, including bone metabolism; however, associations between the vitamins are not fully understood. The aim of the study was to evaluate serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] in adult patients receiving long-term acenocoumarol (AC) treatment. Participants and methods: In this cross-sectional study, 58 Caucasian patients (31 women, 27 men) with a median age of 65 years receiving long-term AC therapy were evaluated and compared with 35 age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
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