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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351026/common-variants-of-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-and-susceptibility-to-coronary-artery-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shahab Alizadeh, Kurosh Djafarian, Hamzeh Alizadeh, Reza Mohseni, Sakineh Shab-Bidar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: ApaI, FokI, TaqI, and BsmI polymorphisms in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene have been reported to be associated with the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), although the results of previous studies have been inconsistent. The aim of this study was to explore whether these polymorphisms play a role in the genetic susceptibility to CAD. METHODS: A comprehensive search of Medline and Embase databases was conducted for studies evaluating the association between the VDR polymorphisms and CAD risk...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340461/tracing-biomarker-of-pah-exposure-and-susceptibility-factor-gstm-polymorphism-among-cancer-patients-in-pakistan
#2
Muhammad Yasir Abdur Rehman, Atif Kamal, Malik Mumtaz Taqi, Riffat Naseem Malik
We studied cancer patients for possible PAH exposure, using urinary concentration of 1-hydroxypyrene (1-OHP) as a biomarker of internal dose of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The subjects included in this study belonged to various socio-demographic backgrounds, and were diagnosed with cancer (i.e. lung, head and neck or digestive tract cancer). In general, we observed high concentration of urinary 1-OHP among digestive tract cancer patients, compared with the controls (CN) (mean 1.06, median 1.03 and mean 0...
March 7, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327420/segmental-arterial-mediolysis-with-5-splenic-artery-aneurysms-a-rare-finding-of-a-rare-disease-case-report-and-literature-review
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Salah Termos, Ali Taqi, Hussein Hayati, Ameera J M S Alhasan, Mohammad Alali, Ayman Adi
INTRODUCTION: Splenic artery aneurysms (SAA) are uncommon findings. They are usually single and isolated; however they can be multiple; hence vasculopathy and segmental artery mediolysis may be considered. PRESENTATION OF CASE: In our manuscript we present a case of a 54year old multiparous lady who was discovered incidentally to have a diseased splenic artery containing five SSAs. The largest aneurysm was close to the takeoff of the vessel and the smallest was distal embedded in the splenic hilum...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323045/vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-among-emirati-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Habiba Al Safar, Sarah El Hajj Chehadeh, Laila Abdel-Wareth, Afrozul Haq, Herbert F Jelinek, Gehad ElGhazali, Fatme Al Anouti
At a prevalence rate close to 19.5%, the UAE has one of the highest rates of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) in the world. Genome wide association studies (GWAS) have led to the identification of several genetic variants that are associated with T2DM. Recently, genes involved in vitamin D metabolism have gained interest because of the association between vitamin D deficiency (VDD) and increased risk for T2DM. Among these, the Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene is a good candidate for T2DM susceptibility. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between VDR polymorphisms and T2DM among a representative sample of the Emirati population...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296915/genetic-variation-in-the-vitamin-d-pathway-cyp2r1-gene-predicts-sustained-hbeag-seroconversion-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients-treated-with-pegylated-interferon-a-multicenter-study
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Kessarin Thanapirom, Sirinporn Suksawatamnuay, Wattana Sukeepaisarnjareon, Tawesak Tanwandee, Phunchai Charatcharoenwitthaya, Satawat Thongsawat, Apinya Leerapun, Teerha Piratvisuth, Rattana Boonsirichan, Chalermrat Bunchorntavakul, Chaowalit Pattanasirigool, Bubpha Pornthisarn, Supot Tantipanichtheerakul, Ekawee Sripariwuth, Woramon Jeamsripong, Teeranan Sanpajit, Yong Poovorawan, Piyawat Komolmit
Evidence of a role of vitamin D in the immune system is increasing. Low serum vitamin D is associated with increased hepatitis B virus replication. Genome-wide association study (GWAS) data has revealed a number of the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within the vitamin D synthetic pathway that affect vitamin D functions. We aimed to determine the association between SNPs in the vitamin D gene cascade and response to pegylated interferon (PegIFN) therapy in hepatitis B e-antigen (HBeAg)-positive patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285274/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-text-messaging-to-support-antenatal-healthcare-in-iraqi-pregnant-women-a-pilot-study
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Taghreed Alhaidari, Nazar Amso, Taqi Mohammed Jawad, Ulfat Alnakkash, Faris Khazaal, Ahmed Alnaaimi, Timothy Pickles, Rebecca Playle, Robert Istepanian, Nada Philip, John W Gregory, Thamer Al Hilfi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility and acceptability of mobile health technology and its potential to improve antenatal care (ANC) services in Iraq. METHODS: This was a controlled experimental study conducted at primary health care centers. One hundred pregnant women who attended those centres for ANC were exposed to weekly text messages varying in content, depending on the week of gestation, while 150 women were recruited for the unexposed group. The number of ANC visits in the intervention and control groups, was the main outcome measure...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284584/sources-and-levels-of-endocrine-disrupting-compounds-edcs-in-kuwait-s-coastal-areas
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Talat Saeed, Noura Al-Jandal, Abdalla Abusam, Hameeda Taqi, Ahmad Al-Khabbaz, Jamal Zafar
The sources and levels of endocrine disrupting compounds in Kuwait's coastal areas were investigated. Phthalates, alkylphenols and estrogens were measured in the inflows and outflows of three sewage treatment plants as well as in the seawater and sediments from the sewage impacted coastal areas. Phthalate levels in the inflow of the treatment plants ranged from 8.9 to 78.3μg/l; alkylphenols from 0.7 to 279ng/l and estrogens from 30 to 368ng/l. On average, the treatment plants removed about 80% of these compounds...
March 8, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258612/vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-in-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura
#8
Sule Yesil, Hikmet Gulsah Tanyildiz, Sibel Akpinar Tekgunduz, Sule Toprak, Ali Fettah, Asiye Ugras Dikmen, Gurses Sahin
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms have been studied in immune-mediated disorders, but not yet in immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). We investigated whether VDR variants were associated with ITP in children. METHODS: The study included 44 children with a diagnosis of ITP and 100 healthy controls. Five VDR polymorphisms (Cdx-2, FokI, BsmI, ApaI and TaqI) were genotyped and used to evaluate the association of VDR variants with ITP. RESULTS: The distribution of the three Cdx-2 genotyping groups (GG, GA, and AA) was significantly different between ITP patients and controls (p=0...
March 4, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253304/bone-mineral-density-is-associated-with-vitamin-d-related-rs6013897-and-estrogen-receptor-polymorphism-rs4870044-the-troms%C3%A3-study
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Ieva Martinaityte, Rolf Jorde, Nina Emaus, Anne Elise Eggen, Ragnar Martin Joakimsen, Elena Kamycheva
BACKGROUND: Bone mineral density (BMD) is determined by bone remodeling processes regulated by endocrine, autocrine and genetic mechanisms. Thus, some studies have reported that BMD is associated with single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with vitamin D receptor (VDR), serum 25(OH)D levels and estrogen receptor 1 (ESR1), but without consensus. Therefore, we aimed to map and compare the risk genotypes for forearm and total hip low BMD. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Data were derived from a population-based study in northern Norway; the Tromsø Study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241982/association-of-the-dopamine-d2-receptor-rs1800497-polymorphism-and-eating-behavior-in-chilean-children
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Ana M Obregón, Macarena Valladares, Gary Goldfield
OBJECTIVES: Studies have established a strong genetic component in eating behavior. The TaqI A1 polymorphism (rs1800497) has previously been associated with obesity and eating behavior. Additionally, this polymorphism has been associated with diminished dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2) density, higher body mass, and food reinforcement. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between the DRD2 rs1800497 polymorphism and eating behavior in Chilean children. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study in which we selected 258 children (44% girls, 56% boys; ages 8-14 y) with a wide variation in body mass index...
March 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236470/effect-of-alcohol-and-its-metabolites-in-lung-cancer-capua-study
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Sara M Álvarez-Avellón, Ana Fernández-Somoano, Eva M Navarrete-Muñoz, Jesús Vioque, Adonina Tardón
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Alcohol and its metabolites play an important role in carcinogenesis. This effect could be modulated by polymorphisms in genes encoding enzymes involved in the metabolism of alcohol and folate. Therefore, we analyzed the effect of alcohol consumption and ADH1B Arg48His, ADH1B Arg370Cys, ADH1C Ile349Val, ALDH2 Glu540Lys, CYP2E1 RsaI, CYP2E1 DraI, CYP2E1 TaqI and MTHFR C677T polymorphisms on the risk of developing lung cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included 876 lung cancer cases and 840 controls of the CAPUA hospital-based case-control study...
February 21, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228780/the-relationship-between-vitamin-d-receptor-vdr-polymorphism-and-the-occurrence-of-osteoporosis-in-menopausal-iranian-women
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Raheleh Dabirnia, Sanaz Mahmazi, Amirhossein Taromchi, Masoum Nikzad, Ehsan Saburi
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis, a multifactorial disease with reduced bone mineral density which increases the probability of bone fractures, is caused by calcium deficiency, and its incidence increases with age. It has been determined that mutations in functional regions of vitamin D receptor gene will affect the metabolism of minerals especially calcium and, therefore, bone density. The present study evaluates the relation between vitamin D receptor polymorphisms, TaqI (rs731236) and ApaI (rs7975232), and osteoporosis in menopausal Azari women in Zanjan province...
September 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216333/vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-smoking-and-risk-of-sporadic-parkinson-s-disease-in-japan
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Keiko Tanaka, Yoshihiro Miyake, Wakaba Fukushima, Chikako Kiyohara, Satoshi Sasaki, Yoshio Tsuboi, Tomoko Oeda, Hiroyuki Shimada, Nobutoshi Kawamura, Nobutaka Sakae, Hidenao Fukuyama, Yoshio Hirota, Masaki Nagai, Yoshikazu Nakamura
Epidemiological evidence on the relationships between the vitamin D receptor (VDR) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs731236 (TaqI), rs7975232 (ApaI), rs1544410 (BsmI), and rs2228570 (FokI) and Parkinson's disease (PD) is inconsistent. We investigated these relationships in 229 sporadic PD patients within six years of onset in Japan. Controls were 357 patients without neurodegenerative disease. Adjustment was made for sex, age, region of residence, and smoking. A significant inverse association was found between SNP rs2228570 and the risk of sporadic PD under the additive but not the co-dominant or dominant model (P=0...
March 16, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186460/vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-metabolic-syndrome-and-type-2-diabetes-in-iranian-subjects-no-association-with-observed-snps
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Sakineh Shab-Bidar, Tirang R Neyestani, Abolghassem Djazayery
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the associations between metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes and the presence of single nucleotide polymorphism of the vitamin D receptor gene in Iranian subjects with type 2 diabetes. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Overall, 730 Iranian subjects (372 patients and 358 controls) were enrolled in this case-control study. Single nucleotide polymorphisms of the vitamin D receptor gene (FokI, BsmI, ApaI, and TaqI) were genotyped using the restriction fragment length polymorphism method...
February 10, 2017: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Journal International de Vitaminologie et de Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155611/galectins-a-potential-target-for-cardiovascular-therapy
#15
Ghulam Md Ashraf, Asma Perveen, Syed Kashif Zaidi, Ausaf Ahmad, Shazi Shakil, Chelapram Kandy Firoz, Nasimudeen R Jabir, Iftekhar Hassan, Taqi Ahmad Khan, Nagendra Sastry Yarla, Shams Tabrez
Cells constantly adapt to external humoral cues like cytokines and hormones, but practically most cellular behavior is under locally guided control via cell-cell interactions. Galectins (Gals) are one of the most prominent members of the group of molecules involved in this intercellular signaling. They are the family of β-galactoside specific lectins and consist of 15 different types, each with a specific function. They play crucial role in the immune system, inflammation, wound healing and carcinogenesis...
February 1, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134349/vitamin-d-receptor-gene-foki-but-not-taqi-apai-bsmi-polymorphism-is-associated-with-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-a-meta-analysis
#16
Xiaofei Wang, Wenli Cheng, Yu Ma, Jingqiang Zhu
Four VD receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms (TaqI, ApaI, FokI and BsmI) have been reported to influence Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) risk. However, individual studies have produced inconsistent results. We conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis of eleven case-control studies to better understand roles of the four polymorphisms in HT development. The results showed only FokI polymorphism was significantly associated with the risk of HT (F vs f: OR = 1.44, 95% CI = 1.09-1.91, P = 0.010; FF vs Ff + ff: OR = 1...
January 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116588/early-onset-of-sexual-intercourse-and-parental-incarceration-among-african-american-youth-living-in-urban-public-housing
#17
Von E Nebbitt, Dexter R Voisin, M Taqi Tirmazi
Mass incarceration, substance use, and adolescent early onset of sex (e.g., initiate sexual intercourse at 13 years of age or younger) are social problems with disparate impacts on low-income African American communities. Two out of every five inmates in state and federal prisons are African American and the vast majority of these inmates are from low-income communities. Furthermore, this population experiences more severe consequences of substance use and abuse compared to other populations. In sum, African American youth endure the lion share of problems that mass incarceration and substance use leave in their wake...
February 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067591/association-between-vitamin-d-receptor-polymorphism-and-serum-vitamin-d-levels-in-children-with-low-energy-fractures
#18
Michal Karpiński, Anna Galicka, Robert Milewski, Janusz Popko, Vladimir Badmaev, Sidney J Stohs
OBJECTIVE: Fractures of bones, especially forearm fractures, are very common in children and their number is increasing. This study was designed to determine the impact of vitamin D serum levels and vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms on the occurrence of low-energy fractures in children. METHODS: The study group consisted of 100 children with clinically relevant bone fractures and a control group consisted of 127 children without fractures. Total vitamin D [25(OH)D3 plus 25(OH)D2] serum concentrations were evaluated in every patient...
January 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003902/missed-gastric-injuries-in-blunt-abdominal-trauma-case-report-with-review-of-literature
#19
Ahmed A Naiem, Kadhim M Taqi, Badriya H Al-Kendi, Hani Al-Qadhi
Hollow viscus injuries of the digestive tract are an uncommon occurrence in blunt abdominal trauma. We report a 39-year-old male who was hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian and admitted to the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman, in 2015. He underwent an exploratory laparotomy which revealed injuries to the distal stomach, liver and descending colon. Postoperatively, the patient was febrile, tachycardic and hypotensive. Abdominal examination revealed distention and tenderness. The next day, a repeat laparotomy identified a gastric injury which had not been diagnosed during the initial laparotomy...
November 2016: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003893/comparison-of-postoperative-drain-insertion-versus-no-drain-insertion-in-thyroidectomies-retrospective-case-control-study-from-the-sultan-qaboos-university-hospital-muscat-oman
#20
Asma S Al-Habsi, Al-Anood K Al-Sulaimani, Kadhim M Taqi, Hani A Al-Qadhi
OBJECTIVES: A thyroidectomy is a frequently performed surgical procedure which can result in life-threatening complications. The insertion of a drain after a thyroidectomy has been suggested to prevent such complications. This study aimed to evaluate the use of surgical drains following thyroidectomies in relation to postoperative complications and mass sizes. METHODS: This retrospective case-control study included all thyroidectomies conducted at the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman, from January 2011 to December 2013...
November 2016: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
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