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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338325/comparative-evaluations-of-randomly-selected-four-point-of-care-glucometer-devices-in-addis-ababa-ethiopia
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Mistire Wolde, Getahun Tarekegn, Tedla Kebede
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care glucometer (PoCG) devices play a significant role in self-monitoring of the blood sugar level, particularly in the follow-up of high blood sugar therapeutic response. The aim of this study was to evaluate blood glucose test results performed with four randomly selected glucometers on diabetes and control subjects versus standard wet chemistry (hexokinase) methods in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. METHOD: A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted on randomly selected 200 study participants (100 participants with diabetes and 100 healthy controls)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336274/controlling-diabetes-continuous-glucose-monitoring-for-the-older-adult
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Caren McHenry Martin, Catherine Travis
Obtaining and maintaining adequate blood glucose control in the older adult with diabetes offers unique challenges. Intensive blood glucose control can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, which can be particularly risky in the older adult. Adding and adjusting diabetes medications in elderly patients with multiple comorbidities and numerous other medications can also be challenging. The use of professional continuous glucose monitors-which are worn by the patient for up to two weeks and record blood sugars every 5 to 15 minutes-provides pharmacists and other health care professionals with valuable data for managing the care of the older adult with diabetes...
January 1, 2018: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285451/the-prevalence-of-new-onset-diabetes-mellitus-after-renal-transplantation-in-patients-with-immediate-posttransplant-hyperglycemia-in-a-tertiary-care-centre
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Saba Samad Memon, Nikhil Tandon, Sandeep Mahajan, V K Bansal, Asuri Krishna, Arunkumar Subbiah
Objectives: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of immediate posttransplant hyperglycemia and new onset diabetes after renal transplantation (NODAT). It also aims at answering whether posttransplant hyperglycemia per se is a risk factor for future development of NODAT. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted among patients undergoing kidney transplantation under a single surgical unit in a tertiary care hospital in the past 5 years. All known patients with diabetes were excluded from the study...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282052/identifying-gaps-in-the-continuum-of-care-for-hypertension-and-diabetes-in-two-indian-communities
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Rose Gabert, Marie Ng, Ruchi Sogarwal, Miranda Bryant, R V Deepu, Claire R McNellan, Sunil Mehra, Bryan Phillips, Marissa Reitsma, Blake Thomson, Shelley Wilson, Alexandra Wollum, Emmanuela Gakidou, Herbert C Duber
BACKGROUND: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) represent the largest, and fastest growing, burden of disease in India. This study aimed to quantify levels of diagnosis, treatment, and control among hypertensive and diabetic patients, and to describe demand- and supply-side barriers to hypertension and diabetes diagnosis and care in two Indian districts, Shimla and Udaipur. METHODS: We conducted household and health facility surveys, as well as qualitative focus group discussions and interviews...
December 27, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275569/-establishment-of-rat-model-with-diabetes-mellitus-and-concomitant-periodontitis-and-the-carotid-artery-lesions-in-the-model-rats
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X Y Ren, C Wang, X Liu, H Li, J H Gao, X J Ge
Objectives: To establish SD rat model with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and concomitant chronic periodontitis (CP) and to evaluate the influence of periodontitis on the vascular lesions of type 2 diabetes rats. Methods: Totally 241 clean level SD rats were randomly divided into four groups, group A (normal control, NC, n=27), group B (DM, n=34), group C (CP, n=90) and group D (DM+CP, n=90). The rats of DM group were fed with high-fat and high-sugar diet for 8 to 10 weeks, and then were multiply injected with small dose streptozotocin under the condition of ice bath...
December 9, 2017: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218127/the-effect-of-group-discussion-based-education-on-self-management-of-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-compared-with-usual-care-a-randomized-control-trial
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Hosein Habibzadeh, Akbar Sofiani, Leyla Alilu, Mark Gillespie
Objectives: We sought to determine the effect of group discussion-based education on the self-management capability of patients with type 2 diabetes in Iran. Methods: This randomized control trial was conducted on 90 patients with type 2 diabetes. Participants were allocated randomly into one of two groups; intervention and control. The intervention group received the group discussion-based education while the control group received routine care only. The Lin's self-management questionnaire was completed at baseline and three months post-intervention...
November 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207726/pleiotropic-effects-of-losartan-in-hypertensive-patients-with-dyslipidemia
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Sivakumar Sivasubramaniam, Banupriya Kumarasamy
Introduction: In essential hypertension, the comorbidity of dyslipidemia is very common. In addition to hypertension, dyslipidemia is linked to cardiovascular disease, stroke and decline in renal function. Unlike other angiotensin receptor blockers, Losartan has been claimed to have unique pleiotropic property and thereby decreasing the risk of future cardiovascular complications. Aim: The present study was done to assess on the pleiotropic effect of losartan in newly diagnosed hypertensive patients with dyslipidemia...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205704/hypoglycemia-in-sulfonylurea-treated-kcnj11-neonatal-diabetes-mild-moderate-symptomatic-episodes-occur-infrequently-but-none-involving-unconsciousness-or-seizures
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Monica S Lanning, David Carmody, Łukasz Szczerbiński, Lisa R Letourneau, Rochelle N Naylor, Siri Atma W Greeley
BACKGROUND: Neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM) caused by mutations in KCNJ11 can be successfully treated with high dose oral sulfonylureas; however, little data is available on the risk of hypoglycemia. OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency, severity, and clinical significance of hypoglycemia in KCNJ11-related NDM. METHODS: Utilizing the University of Chicago Monogenic Diabetes Registry, parents completed an online questionnaire addressing hypoglycemia...
December 5, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201630/avoidance-of-harm-from-treatment-for-anca-associated-vasculitis
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REVIEW
Catherine King, Lorraine Harper
Purpose of review With established immunosuppressant treatment regimens for anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody-associated vasculitides (AAV), prognosis has significantly improved. The mainstay of treatment still comprises high-dose corticosteroids and cyclophosphamide for severe forms, although rituximab is being increasingly utilised instead of cyclophosphamide as induction therapy. AAV patients experience an excess of infections, malignancies and cardiovascular events as compared to the general population, which is a combination of the systemic inflammatory process associated with vasculitis and the adverse events from treatment...
2017: Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185085/addressing-comorbidities-in-psoriatic-disease
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Priya Patel, Cheryl F Rosen, Vinod Chandran, Yang Justine Ye, Dafna D Gladman
Psoriasis and PsA are associated with comorbidities including cardiovascular disease, obesity, metabolic syndrome and depression. The purpose of this study was to examine if patients recognize that they are being monitored for comorbidities associated with their condition, and to determine which physicians are managing these comorbidities. Patients with psoriasis without arthritis (PsC) and patients with PsA were recruited from the University of Toronto Psoriasis Cohort and Psoriatic Arthritis Clinic, respectively...
November 28, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176000/effects-of-gabab-receptor-activation-on-spatial-cognitive-function-and-hippocampal-neurons-in-rat-models-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Xiao-Jun Cai, Lei Wang, Chun-Mei Hu
This study was conducted with the aim being to investigate the effect GABAB receptor activation plays on spatial cognitive function and hippocampal neurons found in the rat models of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). T2DM rat models were then established, randomized, and subsequently assigned into normal control (NC), T2DM, T2DM + chemical grade propylene (CGP), T2DM + baclofen, and T2DM + CGP + baclofen groups. T2DM rats' weight and blood sugar concentrations were monitored. The DMS-2 Morris water maze testing system was performed in order to figure out the spatial cognitive function of these rats...
November 24, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168426/interleukin-18-and-testosterone-levels-in-men-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Petya Angelova, Zdravko Kamenov, Adelina Tsakova, Yosif El-Darawish, Haruki Okamura
OBJECTIVE: Interleukin 18 (IL-18) is an adipokine associated with obesity. Data about the relationship of IL-18 to the metabolic syndrome (MS) are still scarce. Low testosterone (T) levels are common in men with MS, but we did not find data about the levels of IL-18 in men with low T. The aim of this study was to determine the levels of IL-18 in men with MS with or without low T. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 251 men were included in the study. Of them 218 had MS (IDF 2005) and they were divided according to their morning total testosterone (TT) level (cutoff 10...
November 23, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084137/kiwifruit-non-sugar-components-reduce-glycaemic-response-to-co-ingested-cereal-in-humans
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Suman Mishra, Haley Edwards, Duncan Hedderley, John Podd, John Monro
Kiwifruit (KF) effects on the human glycaemic response to co-ingested wheat cereal were determined. Participants (n = 20) consumed four meals in random order, all being made to 40 g of the same available carbohydrate, by adding kiwifruit sugars (KF sug; glucose, fructose, sucrose 2:2:1) to meals not containing KF. The meals were flaked wheat biscuit (WB)+KFsug, WB+KF, WB+guar gum+KFsug, WB+guar gum+KF, that was ingested after fasting overnight. Blood glucose was monitored 3 h and hunger measured at 180 min post-meal using a visual analogue scale...
October 30, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074084/monitoring-the-protective-ability-of-thymoquinone-mixture-with-p-cymene-against-bovine-serum-albumin-bsa-glycation-mcr-als-analysis-based-on-combined-spectroscopic-and-electrochemical-methods
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Ali Benvidi, Masoud Rezaeinasab, Sajjad Gharaghani, Saleheh Abbasi
Protein glycation with sugars such as glucose start by the initial reaction between the carbonyl group of sugars and the amino group of proteins such as albumin and hemoglobin. This leads to the generation of Schiff base and following that the amadori and advanced glycation end products (AGEs). AGEs products can store in tissues and blood of diabetic patients. So, they play key roles to generate free radicals, which cause the development of diabetes complications. Inhibition of protein glycation plays an important role in controlling diabetes, so the identification of anti-glycation compounds is now receiving considerable interest...
October 23, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056393/blood-sugar-changes-and-hospital-mortality-in-multiple-trauma
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Mehdi Torabi, Fereshteh Mazidi Sharaf Abadi, Mohammad Reza Baneshi
OBJECTIVES: Hyperglycemia with unknown mechanism plays a predictive role in determining the prognosis of multiple trauma patients. The exact time of blood sugar measurement and the role of blood sugar changes in the monitoring of these patients have not been well established. METHODS: This follow-up study was done on multiple trauma patients (>18years) with an Injury Severity Scores (ISS)>16. These patients didn't have any history of diabetes, underlying disease, or drug or alcohol use...
October 13, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036213/the-value-of-real-time-continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-premature-infants-of-diabetic-mothers
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Hean-Pat Saw, Nai-Wei Yao, Cheng-Di Chiu, Jia-Yuh Chen
To determine the feasibility of using a real-time continuous glucose monitoring system (RTGMS) in intensive care units, our study focus on preterm infants with diabetic mothers owing to their high risk of blood sugar abnormalities. Thirty preterm babies (M = 15 and F = 15; ≤ 36 week gestation age) were studied from within 72 hours of delivery. These babies were admitted to the newborn intensive care and were further categorized into groups based on whether their mothers with or without diabetic mellitus. Blood sugar levels were monitored by both RTGMS and the traditional intermittent arterial line (A-Line) glucose method...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967612/a-history-of-continuous-glucose-monitors-cgms-in-self-monitoring-of-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
David Olczuk, Ronny Priefer
Self-monitoring of glucose for individuals afflicted with diabetes mellitus has allowed patients to take control of their disease and thus directly affect the outcomes related to it. It has been almost a century since the first test to monitor one's sugar was developed; that being a urine test. The most well-known and prominent medical device for monitor blood glucose for individuals with diabetes are the finger-prick devices. This itself is an approximately 50year old technology. More recently has been the introduction of continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) which entered the market place in the last year of the 20th century...
September 22, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948952/efficacy-of-metformin-in-improving-glycaemic-control-perinatal-outcome-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-non-randomized-study
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Neeta Singh, Malti Madhu, Perumal Vanamail, Nisha Malik, Sunesh Kumar
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) can cause adverse perinatal outcome if not treated. Although insulin therapy has been the main treatment modality over decades but considering its cost and parenteral mode of administration, it does not seem to be appropriate, especially in low-resource settings. The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of metformin in GDM and know its efficacy as well as adverse effect on foetus and mother. METHODS: All pregnant women with GDM who were not controlled on medical nutrition therapy and required metformin therapy were included in the study...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920049/effect-of-selenium-on-stress-response-in-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-a-clinical-trial
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Ali Mirmansouri, Vali Imantalab, Ali Mohammadzadeh Jouryabi, Gholamreza Kanani, Bahram Naderi Nabi, Farnoush Farzi, Gelareh Biazar, Samaneh Ghazanfar Tehran, Masoud Tarbiat
BACKGROUND: In spite of significant improvements in surgical and anesthetic techniques, acute stress response to surgery remains a main cause of mortality and morbidity in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery patients. Therefore, doing research to find safe and effective modalities with more cardio protective properties seems necessary. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we sought to determine whether intravenous injection of 600 μg Selenium (Se) prior to surgery would limit stress response measured by blood sugar...
February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883893/the-association-between-alu-hypomethylation-and-severity-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Jirapan Thongsroy, Maturada Patchsung, Apiwat Mutirangura
BACKGROUND: Cellular senescence due to genomic instability is believed to be one of the mechanisms causing health problems in diabetes mellitus (DM). Low methylation levels of Alu elements or Alu hypomethylation, an epigenomic event causing genomic instability, were commonly found in aging people and patients with aging phenotypes, such as osteoporosis. RESULTS: We investigate Alu methylation levels of white blood cells of type 2 DM, pre-DM, and control. The DM group possess the lowest Alu methylation (P < 0...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
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