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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334911/hypocholesterolemia-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-depression-disorder-and-suicide-attempt-in-northern-mexican-population
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Marcela Segoviano-Mendoza, Manuel Cárdenas-de la Cruz, José Salas-Pacheco, Fernando Vázquez-Alaniz, Osmel La Llave-León, Francisco Castellanos-Juárez, Jazmín Méndez-Hernández, Marcelo Barraza-Salas, Ernesto Miranda-Morales, Oscar Arias-Carrión, Edna Méndez-Hernández
BACKGROUND: Cholesterol has been associated as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Recently, however, there is growing evidence about crucial requirement of neuron membrane cholesterol in the organization and function of the 5-HT1A serotonin receptor. For this, low cholesterol level has been reported to be associated with depression and suicidality. However there have been inconsistent reports about this finding and the exact relationship between these factors remains controversial...
January 15, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326421/vitamin-d3-fortified-milk-did-not-affect-glycemic-control-lipid-profile-and-anthropometric-measures-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-triple-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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Saedeh Salehi, Fatemeh Sadeghi, Masoumeh Akhlaghi, Mohammad Amin Hanifpour, Mahdi Roshanzamir
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The effect of vitamin D on glycemic status of diabetes patients is controversial. The objective was to assess the effect of vitamin D3-fortified milk on cardiometabolic markers of patients with type 2 diabetes. SUBJECTS/METHODS: In this randomized triple-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 102 patients (34 males and 68 females) aged 31-74 years with type 2 diabetes were randomized to receive either 250 ml unfortified or 250 ml 1000 IU vitamin D3-fortified milk daily for 9 weeks...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323633/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-veterans-with-spinal-cord-injury
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David R Gater, Gary J Farkas, Arthur S Berg, Camilo Castillo
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: Recent literature would suggest the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) is higher than that of the general population, although no large cohorts have yet been reported. Part of the controversy relates to the differing definitions provided for metabolic syndrome and the characterization of obesity in persons with SCI. DESIGN/PARTICIPANTS: The current retrospective investigation represents a cross-sectional cohort of 473 veterans with SCI from a single center in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States for whom modified International Diabetes Federation (IDF) criterion variables for the metabolic syndrome were available in the computerized personal record system (CPRS)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316679/comparison-of-conventional-and-microwave-treatment-on-soymilk-for-inactivation-of-trypsin-inhibitors-and-in-vitro-protein-digestibility
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Brinda Harish Vagadia, Sai Kranthi Vanga, Ashutosh Singh, Yvan Gariepy, Vijaya Raghavan
Soymilk is lower in calories compared to cow's milk, since it is derived from a plant source (no cholesterol) and is an excellent source of protein. Despite the beneficial factors, soymilk is considered as one of the most controversial foods in the world. It contains serine protease inhibitors which lower its nutritional value and digestibility. Processing techniques for the elimination of trypsin inhibitors and lipoxygenase, which have shorter processing time and lower production costs are required for the large-scale manufacturing of soymilk...
January 8, 2018: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310996/appropriateness-of-statin-prescription-in-the-elderly
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M Ruscica, C Macchi, C Pavanello, A Corsini, A Sahebkar, C R Sirtori
Statins, the most widely used drugs in the Western world, have become a pivotal component in the primary and secondary prevention of vascular diseases. Although benefits have been well documented in younger-than-75-year-old individuals, the value of statins in people aged >75years and over is controversial. The CTT meta-analysis calculated an absolute risk reduction of 0.6%/year per 38.7mg/dl reduction in LDL-C levels in patients aged >75years, that would translate into a number needed to treat of 167...
January 5, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301242/concentrations-of-plasma-free-palmitoleic-and-dihomo-gamma-linoleic-fatty-acids-are-higher-in-children-with-abdominal-obesity
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Juan C Aristizabal, Laura I González-Zapata, Alejandro Estrada-Restrepo, Julia Monsalve-Alvarez, Sandra L Restrepo-Mesa, Diego Gaitán
Increased plasma free fatty acids (FFAs) are associated with cardiometabolic risk factors in adults with abdominal obesity (AO). However, this association remains controversial in children. This study analyzed plasma FFA concentration in children with and without AO. Twenty-nine children classified with AO were matched by age and sex with 29 non-obese individuals. Blood samples were collected after fasting for 10-12 h. Plasma concentration of glucose, insulin, triglycerides, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) were determined by automatized methods...
January 1, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299849/lipid-management-in-chronic-kidney-disease-systematic-review-of-pcsk9-targeting
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BinBin Zheng-Lin, Alberto Ortiz
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and CKD is considered a coronary artery disease risk equivalent. So far, statins have been the mainstay of primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in the general population. However, their benefit on outcomes is limited and controversial in CKD patients and new therapeutic approaches to reduce cardiovascular risk are needed. Monoclonal antibodies targeting proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin 9 (PCSK9) reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and lipoprotein(a) in high-risk populations and cardiovascular events in secondary prevention...
January 3, 2018: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285429/relationship-between-serum-uric-acid-and-mortality-among-hemodialysis-patients-retrospective-analysis-of-korean-end-stage-renal-disease-registry-data
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Chang Seong Kim, Dong-Chan Jin, Young Cheol Yun, Eun Hui Bae, Seong Kwon Ma, Soo Wan Kim
Background: It is thought that hyperuricemia might lower the risk of mortality among hemodialysis patients, unlike in the general population, but the evidence is controversial. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the impact of serum uric acid level on the long-term clinical outcomes of hemodialysis patients in Korea. Methods: Retrospective analysis was performed on data from the End-Stage Renal Disease Registry of the Korean Society of Nephrology. This included data for 7,333 patients (mean age, 61 ± 14 years; 61% male) who received hemodialysis from January 2001 through April 2015...
December 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246591/the-effect-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-obesity-on-outcomes-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-treated-with-systemic-thrombolysis
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Demet Funda Bas, Atilla Ozcan Ozdemir
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with increased risk of ischemic stroke; while central obesity has controversial effects on ischemic stroke. We investigated effects of MetS and obesity on clinical courses and outcomes of patients treated with intravenous recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (iv rt-PA). 319 patients treated with intravenous thrombolysis were included to our study. Metabolic syndrome was determined if ≥3 of following criteria are present: elevated waist circumference; elevated triglycerides; reduced high density-lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C); elevated blood pressure; elevated fasting glucose...
December 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227169/descriptive-study-of-the-relationship-between-the-subclinical-carotid-disease-and-biomarkers-carotid-femoral-pulse-wave-velocity-in-patients-with-hypertension
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XiaoXiao Zhao, Liujin Bo, Hongwei Zhao, Lihong Li, Yingyan Zhou, Hongyu Wang
BACKGROUND: Carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) is a significant early prediction signal for preclinical atherosclerosis. Plasma homocysteine (Hcy) level is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Pulse wave velocity (PWV), an index of arterial stiffness (AS), has showed its value in the evaluation of AS in vascular-related diseases. The data regarding the relationships between cIMT and other indices of vascular damage are limited and partly controversial. We aim to investigate the relationships between cIMT and other indices of vascular damage such as Hcy and carotid femoral PWV (CF-PWV)...
December 11, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212965/effects-of-ezetimibe-statin-combination-therapy-on-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Kiyoshi Hibi, Shinjo Sonoda, Masanori Kawasaki, Yutaka Otsuji, Toyoaki Murohara, Hideki Ishii, Katsuhiko Sato, Ryoji Koshida, Yukio Ozaki, Masataka Sata, Yoshihiro Morino, Tadashi Miyamoto, Tetsuya Amano, Satoshi Morita, Ken Kozuma, Kazuo Kimura, Hisayoshi Fujiwara
BACKGROUND: The results of previous clinical trials on the effects of ezetimibe-statin combination therapy on atherosclerosis are inconsistent, and the anti-atherosclerotic effect of ezetimibe remains controversial.Methods and Results:We conducted a prospective, randomized open-label study at 10 centers. One hundred and twenty-eight statin-naïve patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergoing intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided percutaneous coronary intervention were randomized to receive either 2 mg/day pitavastatin plus 10 mg/day ezetimibe, or 2 mg/day pitavastatin...
December 7, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211888/combined-oral-contraception-and-bicalutamide-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-and-severe-hirsutism-a-double-blind-rtc
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Costanzo Moretti, Laura Guccione, Paola Di Giacinto, Ilaria Simonelli, Caterina Exacoustos, Vincenzo Toscano, Cecilia Motta, Vincenzo De Leo, Felice Petraglia, Andrea Lenzi
Background: Hirsutism is frequently expressed in women affected by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The efficacy of oral contraceptive pill (OC) plus anti-androgens in the treatment of its severe expression is controversial due to the lack of randomized double-blind long-term studies. Aim: The primary outcome was the reduction of hirsutism in PCOS women objectively measured by videodermoscopy (VD) on the androgen-sensitive skin areas assessed by the modified Ferriman&Gallwey (mF&G) total score, after 12 months of therapy with OC+Bicalutamide (BC) versus OC plus placebo (P)...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201320/does-the-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-play-a-key-role-in-predicting-metabolic-syndrome-in-the-iranian-adult-population
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Karimollah Hajian-Tilaki, Behzad Heidari, Arefeh Hajian-Tilaki, Alireza Firouzjahi, Afsaneh Bakhtiari
Background: The low density lipoprotein cholestrol (LDL-C) has an important role in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease but its association and predictive accuracy with metabolic syndrome (MetS) remains controversial. The objective of this study was to investigate the association and predictive ability of LDL-C with MetS. Methods: We analyzed the data from a population-based cross-sectional study conducted on representative samples of an Iranian adult population...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170433/lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-and-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-in-young-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-china
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Yuli Huang, Yu Wu, You Yang, Wensheng Li, Jianhua Lu, Yunzhao Hu
Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) is considered to be a risk factor for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), but this remains controversial. This study investigated the role of Lp-PLA2 in young Chinese patients with ACS. 228 young patients (aged ≤55 years) with ACS and 237 age-matched controls were included. Lp-PLA2 and oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) levels were measured by sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Lp-PLA2 levels were significantly correlated with smoking, total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and ox-LDL levels (all P < 0...
November 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163738/a-case-of-moderate-sprue-like-enteropathy-associated-with-telmisartan
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Aurelio Negro, Loredana De Marco, Valentina Cesario, Rosaria Santi, Maria Chiara Boni, Magda Zanelli
Sprue-like enteropathy associated with olmesartan medoxomil use has been recently reported. Its clinical manifestations include diarrhea, weight loss and malabsorption. Duodenal biopsies show villous atrophy (VA) with or without intraepithelial lymphocytosis and inflammation of the lamina propria. Serology for celiac disease (CD) is negative and gluten-free diet does not result in clinical improvement. Symptoms resolve after olmesartan discontinuation. Follow-up biopsies show recovery/improvement of the duodenum...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148022/hemodialysis-versus-peritoneal-dialysis-an-observational-study-in-two-international-centers
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Renhua Lu, Carla Estremadoyro, Xiaohuan Chen, Mingli Zhu, Leonardo C Ribeiro, Yucheng Yan, Alessandra Brendolan, Wei Fang, Carlo Crepaldi, Zhaohui Ni, Leyi Gu, Claudio Ronco
INTRODUCTION: Given that it is difficult to randomize end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients to either hemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal dialysis (PD), differences between these renal replacement therapy (RRT) modalities are of major interest and remain controversial. METHODS: All data on maintenance dialysis patients during 2009 to 2013 in the Renji Hospital in Shanghai, China and in the San Bortolo Hospital in Vicenza, Italy were selected. Patients who changed their therapy from HD to PD or PD to HD during this study were excluded...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147955/kidney-transplantation-in-romania-two-transplant-centers-experience
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A Gramaticu, D Siriopol, A Miron, D Tacu, I Sinescu, C Gingu, C Bucsa, A Nastasa, A Covic
PURPOSE: Kidney graft survival rates improved from decade to decade, but data about factors that affect patient and graft survival remain challenging and even controversial. METHODS: We analyzed retrospectively data from kidney transplanted patients followed in two Romanian transplant centers (Iasi and Bucharest)-new programmes specifically developed after 1989 to cover transplantation requirements for two-thirds of Romania. We used a composite survival outcome defined as 50% reduction in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), return to dialysis or death...
November 17, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126401/dyslipidaemia-for-patients-with-low-energy-femoral-neck-fractures-after-the-treatment-of-cancellous-screws-a-retrospective-study-with-a-3-year-minimum-follow-up
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Chi Zhang, Xiaoxiao Zhu, Genwang Pei, Ping Xu, Xianshang Zeng, Lili Zhang, Nan Zhang, Dan Zeng, Lei Cao, Weiguang Yu, Xinchao Zhang
BACKGROUND: Avascular necrosis of the femoral head (AVNFH) occurs infrequently following femoral neck fracture. The association between AVNFH and dyslipidaemia remains controversial. Although major risk factors for AVNFH have been proposed, most of them remain under discussion. Our purpose herein was to evaluate the association between dyslipidaemia and AVNFH following low-energy femoral neck fractures treated with cancellous screws in elderly patients in our tertiary care centre. METHODS: Four hundred and seventy-two consecutive patients (472 hips) with low-energy femoral neck fractures were identified and treated with cancellous screws from July 2007 to April 2013...
November 10, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105674/-lack-of-association-between-ldl-cholesterol-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-elderly-women
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Elisa Mazza, Maria Antonietta Salvati, Yvelise Ferro, Daniele De Bonis, Gaetano Gorgone
BACKGROUND: It is known that the association between LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the elderly is controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate this issue using carotid intima-media thickness as a marker of cardiovascular disease. METHODS: Women aged 35-79 years were consecutively enrolled in the study. They underwent a questionnaire to assess cardiovascular disease, a clinical examination to assess blood pressure and anthropometric variables, a biochemical evaluation of lipid profile and glucose, and an ultrasound evaluation of carotid arteries...
November 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103089/hdl-cholesterol-metabolism-and-the-risk-of-chd-new-insights-from-human-genetics
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REVIEW
Cecilia Vitali, Sumeet A Khetarpal, Daniel J Rader
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Elevated high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in the blood (HDL-C) represent one of the strongest epidemiological surrogates for protection against coronary heart disease (CHD), but recent human genetic and pharmacological intervention studies have raised controversy about the causality of this relationship. Here, we review recent discoveries from human genome studies using new analytic tools as well as relevant animal studies that have both addressed, and in some cases, fueled this controversy...
November 4, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
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