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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934432/intestinal-damage-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-exposed-and-hiv-infected-zimbabwean-infants
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Andrew J Prendergast, Bernard Chasekwa, Sandra Rukobo, Margaret Govha, Kuda Mutasa, Robert Ntozini, Jean H Humphrey
Background: Disease progression is rapid in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected infants. Whether intestinal damage and inflammation underlie mortality is unknown. Methods: We measured plasma intestinal fatty acid binding protein (I-FABP), soluble CD14 (sCD14), interleukin 6 (IL-6), and C-reactive protein (CRP) at 6 weeks and 6 months of age in 272 HIV-infected infants who either died (cases) or survived (controls), and in 194 HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) and 197 HIV-unexposed infants...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934365/murine-glomerular-transcriptome-links-endothelial-cell-specific-molecule-1-deficiency-with-susceptibility-to-diabetic-nephropathy
#2
Xiaoyi Zheng, Fariborz Soroush, Jin Long, Evan T Hall, Puneeth K Adishesha, Sanchita Bhattacharya, Mohammad F Kiani, Vivek Bhalla
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is the leading cause of kidney disease; however, there are no early biomarkers and no cure. Thus, there is a large unmet need to predict which individuals will develop nephropathy and to understand the molecular mechanisms that govern this susceptibility. We compared the glomerular transcriptome from mice with distinct susceptibilities to DN at four weeks after induction of diabetes, but before histologic injury, and identified differential regulation of genes that modulate inflammation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934315/usefulness-of-fecal-calprotectin-for-the-early-prediction-of-short-term-outcomes-of-remission-induction-treatments-in-ulcerative-colitis-in-comparison-with-two-item-patient-reported-outcome
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Takahiko Toyonaga, Taku Kobayashi, Masaru Nakano, Eiko Saito, Satoko Umeda, Shinji Okabayashi, Ryo Ozaki, Toshifumi Hibi
BACKGROUND: Fecal calprotectin (FC) is well accepted as a non-invasive biomarker which objectively reflects colonic inflammation in ulcerative colitis (UC). However, its value as a marker of response during the early phase of remission induction treatment has not been well studied. The aim of this study is to evaluate the significance of FC for predicting the short-term outcomes of remission induction treatment in patients with UC. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted among 31 patients with active UC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934108/markers-of-microbial-translocation-and-immune-activation-predict-cognitive-processing-speed-in-heavy-drinking-men-living-with-hiv
#4
Mollie A Monnig, Christopher W Kahler, Patricia A Cioe, Peter M Monti, Kenneth H Mayer, David W Pantalone, Ronald A Cohen, Bharat Ramratnam
HIV infection and alcohol use disorder are associated with deficits in neurocognitive function. Emerging evidence points to pro-inflammatory perturbations of the gut-brain axis as potentially contributing to neurocognitive impairment in the context of HIV and chronic heavy alcohol use. This study examined whether plasma markers of microbial translocation (LPS) from the gastrointestinal tract and related immune activation (sCD14, EndoCAb) were associated with neurocognition in 21 men living with HIV who were virally suppressed on antiretroviral therapy...
September 21, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933516/anti-il5-therapies-for-asthma
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REVIEW
Hugo A Farne, Amanda Wilson, Colin Powell, Lynne Bax, Stephen J Milan
BACKGROUND: This review is the first update of a previously published review in The Cochrane Library (Issue 7, 2015). Interleukin-5 (IL-5) is the main cytokine involved in the activation of eosinophils, which cause airway inflammation and are a classic feature of asthma. Monoclonal antibodies targeting IL-5 or its receptor (IL-5R) have been developed, with recent studies suggesting that they reduce asthma exacerbations, improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and lung function...
September 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933225/inflammation-relates-to-chronic-behavioral-and-neurological-symptoms-in-military-personnel-with-traumatic-brain-injuries
#6
Christina Devoto, Lindsay Arcurio, Joseph Fetta, Mary Ley, Tamar Rodney, Rebekah Kanefsky, Jessica Gill
Studies have shown that the presence of acute inflammation during recovery is indicative of poor outcomes after a traumatic brain injury (TBI); however, the role of chronic inflammation in predicting post-TBI-related symptoms remains poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to compare inflammatory biomarkers (tumor necrosis factor [TNF]-α, interleukin [IL]-6, and IL-10) in active duty personnel who either sustained or did not sustain a TBI. Service members were also assessed for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and quality of life through self-reported measures...
July 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932369/diagnostic-accuracy-of-fecal-calprotectin-in-assessing-the-severity-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-from-laboratory-to-clinic
#7
Soheila Moein, Durdi Qujeq, Mostafa Vaghari Tabari, Mehrdad Kashifard, Karimollah Hajian-Tilaki
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) involves chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. In the past decades, fecal calprotectin has been proposed as a useful biomarker for the differential diagnosis between IBD patients and healthy controls. We designed this study to evaluate the diagnostic ability of fecal calprotectin (FC) and conventional inflammatory markers in IBD patients. METHODS: Thirty patients who underwent colonoscopy were cases and thirty healthy subjects undergoing colonoscopy as part of a medical check-up were the controls...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932156/possible-interaction-between-visfatin-periodontal-infection-and-other-systemic-diseases-a-brief-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Mojtaba Bayani, Mohammad Pourali, Mohammad Keivan
Gingivitis and periodontitis are common bacterial infections caused by a variety of microorganisms. Despite the microorganisms' roles as etiologic agents, inflammation-induced substances also have crucial parts in the loss of connective tissue and the supporting alveolar bone. Visfatin is a pleiotropic mediator, which acts as growth factor, cytokine, and pre-B-cell colony-enhancing factor. A positive correlation was detected between the serum/plasma levels of visfatin and inflammatory disorders such as diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease...
July 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932021/chitinase-3-like-protein-1-ykl-40-is-a-new-biomarker-of-inflammation-in-psoriasis
#9
Joanna Salomon, Łukasz Matusiak, Danuta Nowicka-Suszko, Jacek C Szepietowski
PURPOSE: The evaluation of new inflammatory biomarkers in psoriasis could determine therapeutic decisions. Chitinase-3-like protein 1 (YKL-40) plays a role in inflammation. The study was undertaken to check whether YKL-40 is a reliable biomarker of inflammation in psoriasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 55 psoriatic patients were enrolled, including 21 men and 34 women, aged from 18 to 88 years. The PASI and body surface area were calculated for all patients. Blood samples were taken to evaluate serum concentration of YKL-40, as well as other inflammatory parameters, including CRP, ESR, white blood cell count, and neutrophil count...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931859/a-longitudinal-analysis-of-the-vaginal-microbiota-and-vaginal-immune-mediators-in-women-from-sub-saharan-africa
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Vicky Jespers, Jordan Kyongo, Sarah Joseph, Liselotte Hardy, Piet Cools, Tania Crucitti, Mary Mwaura, Gilles Ndayisaba, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Jozefien Buyze, Guido Vanham, Janneke H H M van de Wijgert
In cross-sectional studies increased vaginal bacterial diversity has been associated with vaginal inflammation which can be detrimental for health. We describe longitudinal changes at 5 visits over 8 weeks in vaginal microbiota and immune mediators in African women. Women (N = 40) with a normal Nugent score at all visits had a stable lactobacilli dominated microbiota with prevailing Lactobacillus iners. Presence of prostate-specific antigen (proxy for recent sex) and being amenorrhoeic (due to progestin-injectable use), but not recent vaginal cleansing, were significantly associated with microbiota diversity and inflammation (controlled for menstrual cycle and other confounders)...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931758/molecular-characterization-of-the-transition-from-acute-to-chronic-kidney-injury-following-ischemia-reperfusion
#11
Jing Liu, Sanjeev Kumar, Egor Dolzhenko, Gregory F Alvarado, Jinjin Guo, Can Lu, Yibu Chen, Meng Li, Mark C Dessing, Riana K Parvez, Pietro E Cippà, A Michaela Krautzberger, Gohar Saribekyan, Andrew D Smith, Andrew P McMahon
Though an acute kidney injury (AKI) episode is associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), the mechanisms determining the transition from acute to irreversible chronic injury are not well understood. To extend our understanding of renal repair, and its limits, we performed a detailed molecular characterization of a murine ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) model for 12 months after injury. Together, the data comprising RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) analysis at multiple time points, histological studies, and molecular and cellular characterization of targeted gene activity provide a comprehensive profile of injury, repair, and long-term maladaptive responses following IRI...
September 21, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930526/inflammatory-biomarkers-of-coronary-heart-disease
#12
Hongyu Li, Kai Sun, Ruiping Zhao, Jiang Hu, Zhiru Hao, Fei Wang, Yaojun Lu, Fu Liu, Yong Zhang
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. CHD is characterized by formation of arterial plaques which are mainly comprised of lipids, calcium and inflammatory cells. These plaques narrow the lumen of coronary arteries leading to episodic or persistent angina. Rupture of these plaques leads to the formation of thrombus, which as a result of cessation of blood flow, causes myocardial infarct and death. CHD is exacerbated by risk factors including obesity, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929992/mood-disorders-and-circulating-levels-of-inflammatory-markers-in-a-longitudinal-population-based-study
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J Glaus, R von Känel, A M Lasserre, M-P F Strippoli, C L Vandeleur, E Castelao, M Gholam-Rezaee, C Marangoni, E-Y N Wagner, P Marques-Vidal, G Waeber, P Vollenweider, M Preisig, K R Merikangas
BACKGROUND: There has been increasing evidence that chronic low-grade inflammation is associated with mood disorders. However, the findings have been inconsistent because of heterogeneity across studies and methodological limitations. Our aim is to prospectively evaluate the bi-directional associations between inflammatory markers including interleukin (IL)-6, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) with mood disorders. METHODS: The sample consisted of 3118 participants (53...
September 20, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929915/is-synovitis-detected-on-non-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-associated-with-serum-biomarkers-and-clinical-signs-of-effusion-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
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L A Deveza, V B Kraus, J E Collins, A Guermazi, F W Roemer, M C Nevitt, D J Hunter
OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship between synovitis detected on non-contrast-enhanced (non-CE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), biochemical markers of inflammation, and clinical assessment of effusion in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHOD: We examined data from the OA Biomarkers Consortium within the Osteoarthritis Initiative (n = 600). Non-CE MRIs were semi-quantitatively scored (grades 0-3) for severity of Hoffa synovitis and effusion synovitis...
September 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929787/-phenotypes-of-bronchial-asthma
#15
László Béla Nagy
It is increasingly recognized that the bronchial asthma is a heterogeneous entity, encompassing a variety of different phenotypes. The identification of specific phenotypes is the key to develop more effective personalised treatment. The earliest attempt to phenotype asthma was proposed classifying into extrinsic and intrinsic subtypes. Clinical asthma is mainly divided into allergic (atopic) and non-allergic (non-atopic) asthma. Other phenotypes are based on trigger factors. Later the phenotyping based on the predominant cellular nature of inflammation: It can be divided into eosinophilic and non-eosinohilic...
April 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928836/preoperative-serum-macrophage-activated-biomarkers-soluble-mannose-receptor-smr-and-soluble-haemoglobin-scavenger-receptor-scd163-as-novel-markers-for-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-gastric-cancer
#16
Dongbing Ding, Yang Song, Yao Yao, Songbai Zhang
Soluble mannose receptor (sMR) and soluble haemoglobin scavenger receptor (sCD163) are macrophage activation markers which have previously been demonstrated to be increased in patients with inflammation, auto-immunity and malignancies. To investigate the clinical diagnostic and prognostic significance of preoperative serum sMR and sCD163, the present study investigated 143 gastric cancer (GC) patients, 66 subjects with benign gastric disease and 59 healthy controls, using an ELISA assay. Preoperative serum levels of sMR and sCD163 ranged from 0...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928169/individual-serum-saturated-fatty-acids-and-markers-of-chronic-subclinical-inflammation-the-insulin-resistance-atherosclerosis-study-iras
#17
Ingrid D Santaren, Steven M Watkins, Angela D Liese, Lynne E Wagenknecht, Marian J Rewers, Steven M Haffner, Carlos Lorenzo, Andreas Festa, Richard P Bazinet, Anthony J Hanley
Recent evidence has documented distinct effects of individual saturated fatty acids (SFA) on cardiometabolic outcomes, with potential protective effects from odd- and very long-chain (VLSFA) SFA. Cross-sectional and prospective associations of individual serum SFA (12:0, 14:0, 15:0, 16:0, 18:0, 20:0, 22:0, and total SFA) with proinflammatory biomarkers and adiponectin were investigated in 555 adults from the Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Study (IRAS). Principal components (PC) analysis of proinflammatory markers yielded 3 clusters: PC 1: fibrinogen, white cell count, CRP; PC 2: PAI-1, TNF-α; IL-18; PC 3: IL-6, IL-8...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927489/role-of-exhaled-nasal-nitric-oxide-in-distinguishing-between-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-and-without-nasal-polyps
#18
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BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) and CRS without nasal polyps (CRSsNP) nasal polypsis a global health concern. Several clinical biomarkers, such as inhaled carbon monoxide and exhaled nitric oxide (NO), have been studied to assess the presence and degree of inflammation in the airway mucosa. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical application of exhaled nasal NO (nNO) in distinguishing between CRSwNP and CRSsNP in consideration of the atopic status of patients...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926512/orthosiphon-stamineus-misai-kucing-ameliorated-postmenopausal-osteoporosis-in-rat-model
#19
Rubiatul Adawiyah Bokhari, Seng Fong Lau, Suhaila Mohamed
OBJECTIVE: Orthosiphon stamineus (OS) or Misai Kucing (Java tea) is a popular herbal supplement from Southeast Asia for various metabolic, age-related diseases. This study investigated the potential use of OS leaf extracts to ameliorate osteoporosis in ovariectomized rats. METHODS: Fifty-six female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly allocated into eight groups (n = 7): SHAM (healthy sham control); OVX (ovarietomized) nontreated rats (negative control); OVX + Remifemin (100 mg/kg body weight), and 2% green tea extract (positive controls); OVX + OS 50% ethanolic and aqueous extracts, both at either 150 or 300 mg/kg...
September 18, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925931/gut-microbiota-dependent-trimethylamine-n-oxide-and-serum-biomarkers-in-patients-with-t2dm-and-advanced-ckd
#20
Mohammed A I Al-Obaide, Ruchi Singh, Palika Datta, Kathy A Rewers-Felkins, Maria V Salguero, Ibtisam Al-Obaidi, Kameswara Rao Kottapalli, Tetyana L Vasylyeva
Trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) is a product of dietary, gut microbiome, and tissues metabolism. Elevated blood TMAO levels are associated with heart attack, stroke and chronic kidney disease (CKD). The purpose of our study was to investigate the gut microbiota associated with trimethylamine (TMA) production, the precursor of TMAO, and the serum levels of TMAO and inflammatory biomarkers associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and CKD. Twenty adults with T2DM and advanced CKD and 20 healthy adults participated in the study...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
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