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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913273/the-endocrine-vitamin-d-system-in-the-gut
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Antonio Barbáchano, Asunción Fernández-Barral, Gemma Ferrer-Mayorga, Alba Costales-Carrera, María Jesús Larriba, Alberto Muñoz
The active vitamin D metabolite 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) has important regulatory actions in the gut through endocrine and probably also intracrine, autocrine and paracrine mechanisms. By activating the vitamin D receptor (VDR), which is expressed at a high level in the small intestine and colon, 1,25(OH)2D3 regulates numerous genes that control gut physiology and homeostasis. 1,25(OH)2D3 is a major responsible for epithelial barrier function and calcium and phosphate absorption, and the host's defense against pathogens and the inflammatory response by several types of secretory and immune cells...
November 29, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910985/uvb-radiation-vitamin-d-and-multiple-sclerosis
#2
H F DeLuca, L Plum
Acheson et al. (1960) observed an inverse relationship between sunlight exposure and the incidence of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). This led to the suggestion that increased levels of vitamin D caused by sunlight in some way suppresses MS. Further, super physiological doses of the metabolically active metabolite of vitamin D, i.e. 1α,25 dihydroxy vitamin D suppresses the animal model of MS i.e. experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). However, this response was accompanied by hypercalcemia. Hypercalcemia itself can suppress EAE...
December 2, 2016: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905067/mathematical-model-of-bone-remodeling-captures-the-antiresorptive-and-anabolic-actions-of-various-therapies
#3
David S Ross, Khamir Mehta, Antonio Cabal
A better understanding of the molecular pathways regulating the bone remodeling process should help in the development of new antiresorptive regulators and anabolic regulators, that is, regulators of bone resorption and of bone formation. Understanding the mechanisms by which parathyroid hormone (PTH) influences bone formation and how it switches from anabolic to catabolic action is important for treating osteoporosis (Poole and Reeve in Curr Opin Pharmacol 5:612-617, 2005). In this paper we describe a mathematical model of bone remodeling that incorporates, extends, and integrates several models of particular aspects of this biochemical system (Cabal et al...
November 30, 2016: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903519/dairy-intake-and-fecundability-in-2-preconception-cohort-studies
#4
Lauren A Wise, Amelia K Wesselink, Ellen M Mikkelsen, Heidi Cueto, Kristen A Hahn, Kenneth J Rothman, Katherine L Tucker, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Elizabeth E Hatch
BACKGROUND: Animal studies have shown that a high intake of galactose, a breakdown product of lactose, increases ovarian toxicity. Few epidemiologic studies, to our knowledge, have examined the association between dairy intake and fertility, and they have had conflicting findings. OBJECTIVE: We prospectively evaluated dairy intake in relation to fecundability among women who were planning for pregnancy. DESIGN: Data were derived from preconception cohort studies in Denmark (Snart Foraeldre) and North America [PRESTO (Pregnancy Study Online)] in which women completed a validated food-frequency questionnaire 10 d after enrollment...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902451/vitamin-d-and-male-reproductive-system
#5
Pablo R Costanzo, Pablo Knoblovits
Vitamin D deficiency is a highly prevalent worldwide condition and affects people of all ages. The most important role of vitamin D is the regulation of intestinal calcium absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorus to maintain muscle and bone homeostasis. Furthermore, in recent years it has been discovered that the vitamin D receptor (VDR) is widely distributed in many organs and tissues where vitamin D can perform other actions that include the modulation of the immune response, insulin secretion, anti-proliferative effect on cells of vascular smooth muscle, modulation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and regulates cell growth in several organs...
December 1, 2016: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901247/anabolic-steroids-for-rehabilitation-after-hip-fracture-in-older-people
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Vaqas Farooqi, Maayken E L van den Berg, Ian D Cameron, Maria Crotty
BACKGROUND: Hip fracture occurs predominantly in older people, many of whom are frail and undernourished. After hip fracture surgery and rehabilitation, most patients experience a decline in mobility and function. Anabolic steroids, the synthetic derivatives of the male hormone testosterone, have been used in combination with exercise to improve muscle mass and strength in athletes. They may have similar effects in older people who are recovering from hip fracture. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects (primarily in terms of functional outcome and adverse events) of anabolic steroids after surgical treatment of hip fracture in older people...
September 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901178/hypoparathyroidism-and-pseudohypoparathyroidism-etiology-laboratory-features-and-complications
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Maicon Piana Lopes, Breno S Kliemann, Ileana Borsato Bini, Rodrigo Kulchetscki, Victor Borsani, Larissa Savi, Victoria Z C Borba, Carolina A Moreira
Objectives: To identify a clinical profile and laboratory findings of a cohort of hypoparathyroidism patients and determine the prevalence and predictors for renal abnormalities. Materials and methods: Data from medical records of five different visits were obtained, focusing on therapeutic doses of calcium and vitamin D, on laboratory tests and renal ultrasonography (USG). Results: Fifty-five patients were identified, 42 females and 13 males; mean age of 44...
November 24, 2016: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900978/penile-calcific-uremic-arteriolopathy-occurring-postparathyroidectomy-in-a-hemodialysis-patient
#8
Salah Omar Bashir, Mahmoud A Aamer, Hayder A Omer, Mohamed D Morsy
Calcific uremic arteriolopathy (CUA), also known as calciphylaxis, is a rare condition most frequently seen in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease. The clinical picture is characterized by painful skin lesions and ulcerations. The underlying pathology is medial calcification and intimal proliferation with microthrombi of small arteries. CUA is commonly associated with secondary hyperparathyroidism and high serum calcium and phosphate products. This article reports an atypical case where CUA developed after parathyroidectomy and in the course of treatment of hungry bone syndrome...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896829/immunomodulatory-and-immunosuppressive-roles-of-1%C3%AE-25-oh-2d3-in-autoimmune-diseases
#9
REVIEW
Hussaini Alhassan Mohammed, Ali Akbar Saboor-Yaraghi, Abbas Mirshafiey, Haumayon Vahedi, Mohammad Reza Shiri-Shahsavar, Ateke Mousavi Nasl Khameneh
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune diseases are pathological conditions characterized by abnormal. responses, accompanied by auto-antibodies to self-molecules. The roles vitamin D in autoimmune diseases has increased significantly in the recent past from its functions in calcium and phosphate homeostasis, it is now involved in the regulations and proliferations of Th1 and Th17 lymphocyte. 1α,25(OH)2D3 in very important in ameliorations of inflammatory disorders arising from autoimmune diseases, but the mechanism by which this is done is still a bone of contentions...
November 29, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895694/edentulous-child-with-allgrove-syndrome-a-rare-case-report
#10
Mohammad Vahedi, Shima Fathi, Hanif Allahbakhshi
Triple-A syndrome, also known as Allgrove syndrome, is a rare autosomal recessive disorder. The 3 features of this syndrome are achalasia, adrenal insufficiency, and alacrima. Achalasia could be the first manifestation of the triple-A syndrome; however, its etiology is unclear. Alacrima is generally asymptomatic but can be detected by obtaining patient history. Although adrenal insufficiency could have manifestations such as asthenia, it might be wrongly diagnosed as muscle fatigue. Vitamin D and calcium supplements are usually prescribed for the prevention of osteoporosis...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894744/-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-morbimortality-in-critically-ill-paediatric-patients
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Patricia García-Soler, Antonio Morales-Martínez, Vanessa Rosa-Camacho, Juan Antonio Lillo-Muñoz, Guillermo Milano-Manso
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and risks factors of vitamin D deficiency, as well as its relationship with morbidity and mortality in a PICU. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational prospective study in a tertiary children's University Hospital PICU conducted in two phases: i: cohorts study, and ii: prevalence study. The study included 340 critically ill children with ages comprising 6 months to 16 years old. EXCLUSION CRITERIA: Chronic kidney disease, known parathyroid disorders, and vitamin D supplementation...
November 25, 2016: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894216/bone-effects-of-canagliflozin-a-sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2-inhibitor-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#12
Thomas C Blevins, Azeez Farooki
Canagliflozin, a sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), lowers blood glucose by inhibiting renal glucose reabsorption and increasing urinary glucose excretion. It has been reported that SGLT2 inhibitors may have potential adverse effects on bone, including increased fracture risk and decreased bone mineral density (BMD). Across clinical studies, canagliflozin was not associated with meaningful changes in serum or urine calcium, vitamin D, or parathyroid hormone...
November 28, 2016: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890540/association-of-plasma-calcium-concentrations-with-alcohol-craving-new-data-on-potential-pathways
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Rilana Schuster, Anne Koopmann, Martin Grosshans, Iris Reinhard, Rainer Spanagel, Falk Kiefer
Recently, calcium was suggested to be the active moiety of acamprosate. We examined plasma calcium concentrations in association with severity of alcohol dependence and its interaction with regulating pathways and alcohol craving in alcohol-dependent patients. 47 inpatient alcohol-dependent patients undergoing detoxification treatment underwent laboratory testing, including calcium, sodium, liver enzymes as well as serum concentrations of calcitonin, parathyroid hormone and vitamin D. The psychometric dimension of craving was analyzed with the Obsessive Compulsive Drinking Scale (OCDS)...
November 24, 2016: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889736/vitamin-d-and-metabolic-bone-parameters-in-preterm-neonates
#14
Amitoj Singh Chhina, Arvind Shenoi, Namrata Nagendra, Nilesh Rao, Malathi Raja
We measured serum levels of 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25(OH) D) in 79 preterm neonates (?32 wk), and correlated it with serum ionized calcium (Ca++) levels at 48-72 h and serum phosphorus and alkaline phosphatase levels at 2-3 weeks of age. The mean (SD) 25 (OH)D level was 14.8 (7.0) ng/mL. 25(OH)D levels had a weak positive correlation with Ca++ (r=0.299) and phosphorus (r=0.186), and a negative correlation with alkaline phosphatase (r=-0.523).
November 15, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889053/osteoporosis-in-postmenopausal-women-living-with-hiv
#15
REVIEW
Fionnuala Finnerty, Karen Walker-Bone, Shema Tariq
The widespread availability of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) has transformed HIV from a life-limiting condition to one with near-normal life expectancy. HIV is associated with an increased risk of osteopenia and osteoporosis, with people living with HIV (PLHIV) potentially experiencing these conditions at a younger age than their HIV-negative counterparts. The mechanisms driving bone disease in HIV are complex and include: an increased prevalence of traditional risk factors; other comorbid conditions; and HIV-associated factors such as viral effects, systemic inflammation, and ART-related factors...
January 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887750/chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Angela C Webster, Evi V Nagler, Rachael L Morton, Philip Masson
The definition and classification of chronic kidney disease (CKD) have evolved over time, but current international guidelines define this condition as decreased kidney function shown by glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of less than 60 mL/min per 1·73 m(2), or markers of kidney damage, or both, of at least 3 months duration, regardless of the underlying cause. Diabetes and hypertension are the main causes of CKD in all high-income and middle-income countries, and also in many low-income countries. Incidence, prevalence, and progression of CKD also vary within countries by ethnicity and social determinants of health, possibly through epigenetic influence...
November 22, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887681/bone-accrual-in-males-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Ann M Neumeyer, Natalia Cano Sokoloff, Erin McDonnell, Eric A Macklin, Christopher J McDougle, Madhusmita Misra
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that bone accrual over a 4-year period is reduced in boys with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with typically developing controls. STUDY DESIGN: Twenty-five boys with ASD and 24 controls were assessed for bone outcomes. Fourteen boys with ASD and 11 controls were assessed both at baseline and after 4 years. The mean subject age was 11.0 ± 1.6 years at study initiation and 14.9 ± 1.6 years at follow-up. Bone mineral density (BMD) was measured at the spine, hip, and whole body using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and normalized for age, race, and sex (BMD z-scores)...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882030/association-between-25-hydroxy-vitamin-d-and-volumetric-breast-density-via-a-fully-automated-software-volpara%C3%A2-in-the-reproductive-age-group
#18
Bushra Wasim, Khalid Khan, Mohd Abdul Samad
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between serum 25 hydroxyvitamin D levels and percent breast density among asymptomatic premenopausal women. METHODS: Hundred asymptomatic, pre-menopausal women who visited the General Surgery Breast Clinic, Patel Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan between 3rd March and 10th November, 2015 were included in this study. The serum 25 (OH)D and calcium levels were measured and mammographic density (MD) was assessed using automated volumetric breast density software, Volpara Research (algorithm version 1...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880946/2md-dp001-a-single-agent-in-the-management-of-hemodialysis-patients-a-randomized-trial
#19
Ravi Thadhani, Julia B Zella, Danielle C Knutson, William J Blaser, Lori A Plum, Margaret Clagett-Dame, Raymond D Buck, Hector F DeLuca
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D analogs and calcimimetics are used to manage secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in dialysis patients. DP001 is an oral vitamin D analog that suppresses parathyroid hormone (PTH) in uremic rats, osteopenic women, and hemodialysis patients. The safety and effectiveness of DP001 suppressing PTH in dialysis patients previously managed with active vitamin D with or without a calcimimetic are presented. METHODS: A multicenter, randomized, double-blind study compared DP001 to placebo in hemodialysis patients with serum-intact PTH (iPTH) ≥300 pg/ml...
November 24, 2016: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879271/vitamin-d3-prevents-calcium-induced-progression-of-early-stage-prostate-tumors-by-counteracting-trpc6-and-calcium-sensing-receptor-upregulation
#20
Sophie Bernichtein, Natascha Pigat, Nicolas Barry Delongchamps, Florence Boutillon, Virginie Verkarre, Philippe Camparo, Edouard Reyes-Gomez, Arnaud Méjean, Stephane Marie Oudard, Eve M Lepicard, Melanie Viltard, Jean-Claude Souberbielle, Gerard Friedlander, Thierry Capiod, Vincent Goffin
Active surveillance has emerged as an alternative to immediate treatment for men with low-risk prostate cancer. Accordingly, identification of environmental factors that faciliate progression to more aggressive stages is critical for disease prevention. Although calcium-enriched diets have been speculated to increase prostate cancer risk, their impact on early-stage tumors remains unexplored. In this study, we addressed this issue with a large interventional animal study. Mouse models of fully penetrant and slowly-evolving prostate tumorigenesis showed that a high calcium diet dramatically accelerated the progression of prostate intraepithelial neoplasia, by promoting cell proliferation, micro-invasion, tissue inflammation and expression of acknowledged prostate cancer markers...
November 22, 2016: Cancer Research
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