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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343720/associations-between-vdr-gene-polymorphisms-and-osteoporosis-risk-and-bone-mineral-density-in-postmenopausal-women-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#1
Liang Zhang, Xin Yin, Jingcheng Wang, Daolinag Xu, Yongxiang Wang, Jiandong Yang, Yuping Tao, Shengfei Zhang, Xinmin Feng, Caifeng Yan
Results on the relationships between vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms and postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMOP) susceptibility and bone mineral density (BMD) are conflicting. The aim of the study is to identify more eligible studies that calculated pooled OR and WMD with 95% CI to assess their associations. Overall, there were significant correlations between VDR ApaI, VDR FokI and PMOP susceptibility. Subgroup analysis showed that VDR ApaI polymorphism significantly decreased the osteoporosis risk in Caucasian postmenopausal women...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331875/the-association-between-vitamin-d-receptor-polymorphisms-and-multiple-sclerosis-in-a-turkish-population
#2
Ozden Kamisli, Ceren Acar, Mert Sozen, Mehmet Tecellioglu, Fatma Ebru Yücel, Dilara Vaizoglu, Cemal Özcan
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). Genetic and environmental factors are important in disease development. Many studies have investigated the relationship between MS and VDR polymorphisms. VDR gene polymorphism has not been previously studied in Turkish MS patients. We aimed to investigate the relationship between MS and VDR genotypes Taq I, Apa I and Fok I polymorphisms in a Turkish population. METHODS: 167 MS patients and 146 healthy control subjects were included in the present study...
January 9, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317347/using-virtual-reality-to-control-preoperative-anxiety-in-ambulatory-surgery-patients-a-pilot-study-in-maxillofacial-and-plastic-surgery
#3
L Ganry, B Hersant, M SidAhmed-Mezi, G Dhonneur, J P Meningaud
INTRODUCTION: Preoperative anxiety may lead to medical and surgical complications, behavioral problems and emotional distress. The most common means of prevention are based on using medication and, more recently, hypnosis. The aim of our study was to determine whether a virtual reality (VR) program presenting natural scenes could be part of a new therapy to reduce patients' preoperative anxiety. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our prospective pilot study consisted of a single-blind trial in skin cancer surgery at the Henri Mondor Teaching Hospital in France...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248582/association-between-vitamin-d-receptor-polymorphisms-and-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-susceptibility-a-meta-analysis-study
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Qiao He, Yecai Huang, Li Zhang, Yan Yan, Jingyi Liu, Xiaoyu Song, Weixian Chen
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is still a serious public health problem. Understanding risk factors associated with development of HBV is greatly important. Numerous studies focus on relationship between vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms (TaqI, FokI, ApaI, BsmI) and the risk of HBV infection in different ethnic groups. However the results published so far are inconsistent. The aim of this study is to quantify the association between VDR polymorphisms with HBV infection by meta-analysis approach...
December 14, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230954/association-between-vitamin-d-receptor-polymorphisms-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-an-indian-cohort
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Harishankar Mahto, Rina Tripathy, Bidyut K Das, Aditya K Panda
AIM: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disorder with various clinical manifestations. Susceptibility to development of SLE has been linked to several factors, such as genetic, environmental and hormonal. Vitamin D appears to have a regulatory role on disease manifestation and activity. Vitamin D exerts its effect through vitamin D receptors (VDR). Several studies have demonstrated an association between VDR polymorphisms and susceptibility to SLE in different populations, although the results are still inconclusive...
December 12, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201800/effect-of-different-sedation-regimes-on-cognitive-functions-in-colonoscopy
#6
Perihan Ekmekçi, Gulbanu Erkan, Hakan Yilmaz, Baturay K Kazbek, Ulku C Köksoy, Güler Doganay, Doganay Filiz Tüzüner
Aim: To compare the effects of propofol/remifentanil and meperidine/midazolam on postprocedure cognitive function. Materials and methods: A total of 100 American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) score I to III patients undergoing elective colonoscopy were taken into the study and divided into two groups. Exclusion criteria were patient refusal, mini mental test (MMT) <26, The Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale (APAIS) >10, advanced cardiopulmonary or psychiatric disease, chronic alcohol abuse, morbid obesity, and known allergy to study drugs...
July 2017: Euroasian journal of hepato-gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110148/association-between-vdr-polymorphisms-and-multiple-sclerosis-systematic-review-and-updated-meta-analysis-of-case-control-studies
#7
Yan-Jie Zhang, Li Zhang, Shan-Yu Chen, Guo-Jun Yang, Xiao-Lei Huang, Yu Duan, Li-Juan Yang, Dong-Qing Ye, Jing Wang
Vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms have been inconsistently investigated in multiple sclerosis (MS). However, published studies demonstrated differences concerning design and effect size. A meta-analysis is necessary to determine the magnitude of the association between VDR polymorphisms and MS risk. The aim of the current study was to quantify the magnitude of the association between BsmI, FokI, ApaI, and TaqI VDR polymorphisms and MS risk. Following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, we conducted a systematic search and meta-analysis of the VDR gene polymorphisms and the risk of MS...
November 6, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099735/effect-of-pharmacogenetic-markers-of-vitamin-d-pathway-on-deferasirox-pharmacokinetics-in-children
#8
Sarah Allegra, Jessica Cusato, Silvia De Francia, Filomena Longo, Elisa Pirro, Davide Massano, Antonio Piga, Antonio D'Avolio
OBJECTIVES: Patients with β-thalassemia major have extremely low vitamin D levels, owing to reduced intestinal absorption, subicteric tint, and/or iron-induced higher pigmentation. We investigated whether some polymorphisms within the VDR, CYP24A1, CYP27B1, and GC genes could play a role in deferasirox pharmacokinetics in a cohort of pediatric patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighteen children with β-thalassemia were enrolled. Drug plasma concentrations at the end of dosing interval (Ctrough) and after 0, 2, 4, 6, and 24 h of drug administration were measured by a HPLC-UV method...
November 2, 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069366/uncommon-carbapenemase-encoding-plasmids-in-the-clinically-emergent-acinetobacter-pittii
#9
Liliana Silva, Joana Mourão, Filipa Grosso, Luísa Peixe
Objectives: Two carbapenemase-carrying plasmids, pLS488 (blaOXA-23) and pLS535 (blaOXA-58) from Acinetobacter pittii clinical isolates, were characterized in this study, including their ability to be transferred to Acinetobacter baumannii. Methods: The clinical isolates were obtained from drainage fluid of a patient with biliary tract cancer and from an exudate of a patient with a hip infection (Portuguese University Hospital, 2012). Isolate characterization included antimicrobial susceptibility tests, carbapenemase production by Blue-Carba, carbapenem-hydrolysing class D β-lactamase (CHDL) gene search by PCR sequencing, ApaI-PFGE, CHDL genetic location and plasmid size by hybridization and WGS...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066872/association-of-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-with-diabetic-dyslipidemia-in-the-elderly-male-population-in-north-china
#10
Zheng Xia, Yazhuo Hu, Zhitao Han, Ya Gao, Jie Bai, Yao He, Hua Zhao, Honghong Zhang
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of dyslipidemia is rising alarmingly in elderly Han Chinese male patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The genetic factors that contribute to the development of diabetic dyslipidemia remain incompletely identified. This study was conducted to assess the association between vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms and development of dyslipidemia in the Han elderly male population with T2DM in North China. METHODS: A total of 242 T2DM patients with dyslipidemia (DH group, n=108) or without dyslipidemia (DO group, n=134) and 100 controls were genotyped for ApaI, TaqI and FokI single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the VDR gene using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism and sequencing...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066494/vitamin-d-receptor-apai-rs7975232-polymorphism-confers-decreased-risk-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-overall-and-african-population-but-not-in-asians-evidence-from-a-meta-analysis
#11
Mohammed Y Areeshi, Raju K Mandal, Mohd Wahid, Sajad A Dar, Arshad Jawed, Mohtashim Lohani, Amir Mahgoub Awadelkareem Abdallah, Saif Khan, Aditya K Panda, B N Mishra, Shafiul Haque
GOALS: The involvement of the VDR ApaI gene polymorphism in the development of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) has been reported by numerous published studies and yielded inconsistent results. The present meta-analysis evaluated the association of VDR ApaI polymorphism and risk of PTB occurrence. PROCEDURES: PubMed (Medline), EMBASE and Google Scholar web-databases were searched and a meta-analysis was performed by calculating the pooled odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs)...
September 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022486/association-of-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-with-breast-cancer-risk-in-an-egyptian-population
#12
Haidan M El-Shorbagy, Nada H Mahmoud, Salwa Sabet
This study aimed to explore whether genetic polymorphisms in vitamin D receptor are correlated to the breast cancer prevalence in an Egyptian population. Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment polymorphism was used to genotype three frequently analyzed vitamin D receptor gene single-nucleotide polymorphisms (rs1544410, rs7975232, and rs731236) and were identified by sequencing analysis. This is the first study that recorded a new single-nucleotide polymorphism in ApaI genotype within an Egyptian population and was registered with the accession number KY859868...
October 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961166/high-levels-of-circulating-type-ii-collagen-degradation-marker-ctx-ii-are-associated-with-specific-vdr-polymorphisms-in-patients-with-adult-vertebral-osteochondrosis
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Sabina Cauci, Marco Viganò, Laura de Girolamo, Paola De Luca, Carlotta Perucca Orfei, Giuseppe Banfi, Giovanni Lombardi, Marco Brayda-Bruno, Alessandra Colombini
Both vitamin D and collagen have roles in osteocartilaginous homeostasis. We evaluated the association between the circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) type I and II collagen degradation products (CTx-I, and CTx-II), and four vitamin D receptor gene (VDR) polymorphisms, in Italian males affected by low back pain (LBP) due to herniation/discopathy and/or vertebral osteochondrosis. FokI, BsmI, ApaI, and TaqI VDR-polymorphisms were detected through PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP), and circulating 25(OH)D, CTx-I and CTx-II were measured by immunoassays in 79 patients (of which 26 had osteochondrosis) and 79 age-, sex- and body mass index (BMI)-matched healthy controls...
September 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938978/validity-and-reliability-of-the-czech-version-of-the-amsterdam-preoperative-anxiety-and-information-scale-apais
#14
Renáta Zeleníková, Pavlína Homzová, Miroslav Homza, Radka Bužgová
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to validate the Czech version of the Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale (APAIS) in adult patients undergoing elective surgery. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. METHODS: Data were collected from July 2012 to January 2013. For reliability and validity testing, two instruments measuring preoperative anxiety were administered to the participants on the same occasion, (APAIS and the Spielberg State Anxiety Inventory (STAI-S))...
October 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868946/vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-and-risk-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-south-indian-women
#15
Swapna Siddamalla, Tumu Venkat Reddy, Suresh Govatati, Nagendram Erram, Mamata Deenadayal, Sisinthy Shivaji, Manjula Bhanoori
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder of reproductive age women. Emerging evidence suggests that Vitamin D Receptor (VDR) might be a causal factor for characteristics associated with PCOS such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. Present study investigated association between VDR gene BsmI A/G (rs1544410), ApaI A/C (rs7975232) and TaqI T/C (rs731236) single nucleotide polymorphisms and PCOS risk in South Indian women. Genotyping of VDR gene SNPs was carried out in PCOS patients (n = 95) and controls (n = 130) by PCR-RFLP method and confirmed by sequencing analysis...
September 3, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851298/vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-in-association-with-diabetic-nephropathy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
REVIEW
Lina Yang, Lan Wu, Yi Fan, Jianfei Ma
BACKGROUND: A large amount of researches have demonstrated that vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms are associated with diabetic nephropathy (DN) risk in diabetes mellitus (DM) patients. Nevertheless, the results are inconclusive and inconsistent. METHODS: We screened PubMed, Embase, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure and Chinese Wanfang databases for those relevant studies updated in May 2016. RESULTS: 7 studies involving 2564 subjects were recruited...
August 29, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832880/association-of-vitamin-d-receptor-polymorphisms-with-the-risk-of-nonmelanoma-skin-cancer-in-adults
#17
Erin M Burns, Purushotham Guroji, Israr Ahmad, Hana M Nasr, Yingxue Wang, Iman A Tamimi, Elijah Stiefel, Mohammad S Abdelgawwad, Abdullah Shaheen, Anum F Muzaffar, Lisa M Bush, Christina B Hurst, Russell L Griffin, Craig A Elmets, Nabiha Yusuf
Importance: Protective effects of UV-B radiation against nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) are exerted via signaling mechanisms involving the vitamin D receptor (VDR). Recent studies have examined single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the VDR, resulting in contradictory findings as to whether these polymorphisms increase a person's risk for NMSC. Objective: To examine whether the polymorphisms in the VDR gene are associated with the development of NMSC and the demographic characteristics of the participants...
August 23, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830368/allelic-variants-in-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-are-associated-with-adiposity-measures-in-the-central-european-population
#18
Julie Bienertová-Vašků, Filip Zlámal, Aneta Pohořalá, Ondřej Mikeš, Monika Goldbergová-Pávková, Jan Novák, Zbyněk Šplíchal, Hynek Pikhart
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing body of evidence suggesting that vitamin D is involved in ethiopathogenesis of obesity and therefore the aim of the study was to investigate whether 5 selected SNPs in VDR (vitamin D receptor) gene are associated also with anthropometry in the obese and non-obese Central-European population. METHODS: A total of 882 Central European Caucasian individuals of Czech origin were recruited (n = 882, 232 M/650 F) and weight, height, BMI, lean body mass, fat mass, body fat, waist and hip circumference, waist-hip ratio (WHR) and skinfold thickness were measured...
August 22, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822353/vdr-gene-variation-and-insulin-resistance-related-diseases
#19
Fei-Fei Han, Ya-Li Lv, Li-Li Gong, He Liu, Zi-Rui Wan, Li-Hong Liu
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D status may influence the risk of Insulin resistance related diseases such as Type 2 diabetes (T2DM), metabolic syndrome (MetS), and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Several studies have assessed vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphism in relationship with these diseases; however, results remain inconsistent. Our study was conducted to elucidate whether VDR Gene polymorphisms could predict insulin resistance on a large scale. METHODS: A meta-analysis using MEDLINE and EMBASE, was performed up to December 16th, 2016...
August 19, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818943/zones-spots-and-planetary-scale-waves-beating-in-brown-dwarf-atmospheres
#20
D Apai, T Karalidi, M S Marley, H Yang, D Flateau, S Metchev, N B Cowan, E Buenzli, A J Burgasser, J Radigan, E Artigau, P Lowrance
Brown dwarfs are massive analogs of extrasolar giant planets and may host types of atmospheric circulation not seen in the solar system. We analyzed a long-term Spitzer Space Telescope infrared monitoring campaign of brown dwarfs to constrain cloud cover variations over a total of 192 rotations. The infrared brightness evolution is dominated by beat patterns caused by planetary-scale wave pairs and by a small number of bright spots. The beating waves have similar amplitudes but slightly different apparent periods because of differing velocities or directions...
August 18, 2017: Science
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