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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343164/inflammatory-and-oxidative-responses-in-pregnancies-with-obesity-and-periodontal-disease
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Marta Zambon, Chiara Mandò, Alessandra Lissoni, Gaia Maria Anelli, Chiara Novielli, Manuela Cardellicchio, Roberto Leone, Marta Noemi Monari, Maddalena Massari, Irene Cetin, Silvio Abati
BACKGROUND: Maternal obesity is related to immunologic and inflammatory systemic modifications that may worsen the pregnancy inflammatory status. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can adversely affect oral biofilms and oral health initiating or worsening periodontal diseases, with enhanced local and systemic oxidative stress and inflammation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between local salivary and systemic parameters of oxidative stress and inflammation in relation to obesity and periodontal diseases...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341290/early-failure-of-kidney-transplants-in-the-current-era-a-national-cohort-study
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Ilkka Helanterä, Juulia Räihä, Patrik Finne, Marko Lempinen
Although short-term outcome after kidney transplantation has improved, a small proportion of grafts are lost during the first year. We characterize in detail all early graft losses in the current era in a nationwide cohort of kidney transplant recipients. Altogether 2447 kidney transplantations, performed between June 2004 and October 2016, were included. All graft losses (return to dialysis or patient death) occurring during the first posttransplant year were characterized. During the first posttranplant year altogether 109 grafts were lost, 67 grafts failed, and 42 patients died...
January 16, 2018: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338381/effect-of-the-diabetic-state-on-islet-engraftment-and-function-in-a-large-animal-model-of-islet-kidney-transplantation
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Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Atsushi Hirakata, Matthew Weiss, Adam Griesemer, Akira Shimizu, Hanzhou Hong, Andreas Habertheuer, Vaja Tchipashvili, Kazuhiko Yamada, David H Sachs
In islet transplantation, in addition to immunologic and ischemic factors, the diabetic/hyperglycemic state of the recipient has been proposed, although not yet validated, as a possible cause of islet toxicity, contributing to islet loss during the engraftment period. Using a miniature swine model of islet transplantation, we have now assessed the effect of a persistent state of hyperglycemia on islet engraftment and subsequent function. An islet-kidney (IK) model previously described by our laboratory was utilized...
November 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337446/-endocrinopathies-induced-by-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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Jaafar Jaafar, Maria Mavromati, Jacques Philippe
Immune checkpoint Inhibitors are new immunomodulatory treatments that have proven their anti-tumor efficacy in several advanced cancers. Nevertheless, their use has paved the way for multiple immunological adverse effects that affect many systems and organs including endocrine glands such as the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal and pancreas. Hypophysitis is the most common complication of anti-CTLA-4 monoclonal antibodies, while anti-PD-1 and anti-PD-L1 antibodies cause more thyroid complications. Adrenal insufficiency and type 1 diabetes are relatively less common...
January 10, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332930/bullosis-diabeticorum-a-rare-presentation-with-immunoglobulin-g-igg-deposition-related-vasculopathy-case-report-and-focused-review
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Hardik Sonani, Sohail Abdul Salim, Vishnu V Garla, Anna Wile, Venkataraman Palabindala
BACKGROUND Bullosis diabeticorum (BD) is a condition characterized by recurrent, spontaneous, and non-inflammatory blistering in patients with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. While etiopathogenesis remains unclear, roles of neuropathy, vasculopathy and UV light are hypothesized. Most literature reports negative direct and indirect immunofluorescence findings in diabetics with bullous eruptions. Porphyria cutanea tarda, bullous pemphigoid, epidermolysis bullosa, and pseudoporphyria are other differential diagnoses of bullous lesions, and they must be excluded...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331269/clinical-benefits-of-autologous-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-type-1-diabetes-patients
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B Gu, H Miao, J Zhang, J Hu, W Zhou, W Gu, W Wang, G Ning
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is characterized by severe damage to pancreas islet function through immunological attack; therefore, it is also called 'insulin-dependent diabetes'. The present study aimed to evaluate the safety and clinical efficacy of autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) in adolescent patients with newly diagnosed T1D. A phase-II prospective, parallel-assignment, non-randomized trial was conducted from March 2008 to December 2011 with 40 T1D patients, of whom 20 received AHSCT therapy and 20 were treated only with insulin injections...
December 22, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315988/impaired-treg-and-nk-cells-profile-in-overweight-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Thalita Frutuoso Lobo, Camila de Moraes Borges, Rosiane Mattar, Caio Perez Gomes, Ana Geisa Santos de Angelo, Karen Priscilla Tezotto Pendeloski, Silvia Daher
PROBLEM: Maternal obesity is frequently associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), and immunological mechanisms seem to be involved in the physiopathology of these conditions. The aim of this study was to characterize the profile of immune cells in peripheral blood of overweight women with GDM. METHOD OF STUDY: This case-control study included 27 glucose-tolerant (controls) and 31 GDM overweight pregnant women. Flow cytometry was used to assess the number of regulatory T cells (Treg) and natural killer (NK) cells in the peripheral blood...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310643/galega-officinalis-extract-regulate-the-diabetes-mellitus-related-violations-of-proliferation-functions-and-apoptosis-of-leukocytes
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Mariia Nagalievska, Mariya Sabadashka, Halyna Hachkova, Nataliia Sybirna
BACKGROUND: An impaired leukocytes function is the factor causing the susceptibility of patients with diabetes mellitus to infections. The outmost importance for the understanding of the immunological processes involved in diabetes pathogenesis is to give the characteritics of the immunological profile and changes therein, during the course of desease. Long-used in folk medicine to treat diabetes Galega officinalis L. has been chosen for the correction of the immune system dysfunction...
January 8, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306907/new-aspects-in-the-pathomechanism-of-diseases-of-civilization-particularly-psychosomatic-disorders-part-2-chronic-hypocapnia-and-hypercapnia-in-the-medical-practice
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Andras Sikter, Zoltan Rihmer, Roberto de Guevara
The authors seek to find new connections between recent results of biology and older theories. This paper aims to assemble the jigsaw puzzle. The theoretical background of the hypothesis was described in the previous issue of the journal (Sikter et al. 2017a). Human stress response often coexists with persistent hypocapnia or hypercapnia - developing via psychosomatic pathomechanism - which can lead to mental and psychosomatic illnesses. Chronic hypocapnia mainly generates hyperarousal disorders which may be reversible for an extended time, however, vicious cycles may start when hypoxia and/or severe somatic diseases are simultaneously present (commonly in the elderly), which conditions often end with death without medical help...
September 2017: Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282395/lichen-planus-pemphigoides-induced-by-enalapril-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-literature
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Woranit Onprasert, Kumutnart Chanprapaph
Lichen planus pemphigoides (LPP) is a rare autoimmune bullous dermatosis. The clinical presentation of LPP may mimic bullous pemphigoid making the diagnosis difficult. A thorough clinical, histopathological, and immunological evaluation is essential for the diagnosis of LPP. The etiology is largely idiopathic; however, there are several case reports of drug-induced LPP. We report an 81-year-old Thai woman with underlying hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus who presented with a 4-week history of multiple tense bullae initially on the hands and feet that subsequently expanded to the trunk and face...
September 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276608/lithium-one-drug-five-complications
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Jeremy Zaworski, Pierre-Yves Delannoy, Nicolas Boussekey, Damien Thellier, Hugues Georges, Olivier Leroy
Background: Lithium poisoning could trigger multiple complications. We report the case of a lithium poisoning with five complications that are described for the first time together. Case report: A 60-year-old woman was admitted in our intensive care unit for altered consciousness. Severe lithium intoxication was diagnosed (lithium plasmatic level 8.21 mmol/l) associated with acute oliguric kidney failure. Continuous renal replacement therapy was started immediately...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273375/the-impact-of-lipomatous-tumors-on-type-2-diabetes-are-adipose-derived-tumors-metabolically-active
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Fedra Fallahian, Ali Ardestani, Elisha Pranckevicius, Chandrajit P Raut, Ali Tavakkoli, Eric G Sheu
BACKGROUND: The metabolic and immunologic properties of adipose tissue are linked to the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Lipomatous tumors, such as liposarcomas, are rare but can reach significant size. We hypothesized that some lipomatous tumors are metabolically active and can alter systemic glucose homeostasis. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of patients who underwent resection of a lipomatous tumor at a tertiary cancer referral center (2004-2015)...
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260253/rates-of-glycaemic-deterioration-in-a-real-world-population-with-type-2-diabetes
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Louise A Donnelly, Kaixin Zhou, Alex S F Doney, Chris Jennison, Paul W Franks, Ewan R Pearson
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: There is considerable variability in how diabetes progresses after diagnosis. Progression modelling has largely focused on 'time to failure' methods, yet determining a 'coefficient of failure' has many advantages. We derived a rate of glycaemic deterioration in type 2 diabetes, using a large real-world cohort, and aimed to investigate the clinical, biochemical, pharmacological and immunological variables associated with fast and slow rates of glycaemic deterioration. METHODS: An observational cohort study was performed using the electronic medical records from participants in the Genetics of Diabetes Audit and Research in Tayside Study (GoDARTS)...
December 19, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259496/immunosenescence-in-aging-between-immune-cells-depletion-and-cytokines-up-regulation
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REVIEW
Maria Teresa Ventura, Marco Casciaro, Sebastiano Gangemi, Rosalba Buquicchio
Background: The immunosenescence is a relatively recent chapter, correlated with the linear extension of the average life began in the nineteenth century and still in progress. The most important feature of immunosenescence is the accumulation in the "immunological space" of memory and effector cells as a result of the stimulation caused by repeated clinical and subclinical infections and by continuous exposure to antigens (inhalant allergens, food, etc.). This state of chronic inflammation that characterizes senescence has a significant impact on survival and fragility...
2017: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259241/computational-detection-and-quantification-of-human-and-mouse-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-in-flow-cytometry-and-confocal-microscopy
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Brandon G Ginley, Tiffany Emmons, Brendon Lutnick, Constantin F Urban, Brahm H Segal, Pinaki Sarder
Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are extracellular defense mechanisms used by neutrophils, where chromatin is expelled together with histones and granular/cytoplasmic proteins. They have become an immunology hotspot, implicated in infections, but also in a diverse array of diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, diabetes, and cancer. However, the precise assessment of in vivo relevance in different disease settings has been hampered by limited tools to quantify occurrence of extracellular traps in experimental models and human samples...
December 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250057/update-on-dendritic-cell-induced-immunological-and-clinical-tolerance
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REVIEW
Carolina Obregon, Rajesh Kumar, Manuel Antonio Pascual, Giuseppe Vassalli, Déla Golshayan
Dendritic cells (DCs) as highly efficient antigen-presenting cells are at the interface of innate and adaptive immunity. As such, they are key mediators of immunity and antigen-specific immune tolerance. Due to their functional specialization, research efforts have focused on the characterization of DCs subsets involved in the initiation of immunogenic responses and in the maintenance of tissue homeostasis. Tolerogenic DCs (tolDCs)-based therapies have been designed as promising strategies to prevent and control autoimmune diseases as well as allograft rejection after solid organ transplantation (SOT)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246432/adolescents-exposed-to-the-world-trade-center-collapse-have-elevated-serum-dioxin-and-furan-concentrations-more-than-12years-later
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Linda G Kahn, Xiaoxia Han, Tony T Koshy, Yongzhao Shao, Dinh Binh Chu, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Leonardo Trasande
BACKGROUND: The collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) on September 11, 2001 released a dust cloud containing numerous environmental contaminants, including polychlorinated dibenzo-para-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs). PCDD/Fs are toxic and are associated with numerous adverse health outcomes including cancer, diabetes, and impaired reproductive and immunologic function. Prior studies have found adults exposed to the WTC disaster to have elevated levels of PCDD/Fs...
December 2, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238240/the-effect-of-dpp-4-inhibitors-on-asthma-control-an-administrative-database-study-to-evaluate-a-potential-pathophysiological-relationship
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Gene Colice, David Price, Maria Gerhardsson de Verdier, Karma Rabon-Stith, Christopher Ambrose, Katherine Cappell, Debra E Irwin, Paul Juneau, Anna Vlahiotis
Rationale: DPP-4 may regulate immunological pathways implicated in asthma. Assessing whether DPP-4 inhibitor (DPP-4i) use might affect asthma control is clinically important because DPP-4i use in type 2 diabetes mellitus management (T2DM) is increasing. This study evaluated associations between DPP-4i use and asthma control. Methods: This was a retrospective, observational, matched cohort study using administrative claims in the MarketScan® Commercial Claims and Encounters (Commercial) and Medicare Supplemental and Coordination of Benefits (Medicare Supplemental) databases...
2017: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205691/intravenous-immunoglobulin-in-drug-and-device-refractory-patients-with-the-symptoms-of-gastroparesis-an-open-label-study
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M Ashat, A Lewis, H Liaquat, A Stocker, L McElmurray, V Vedanarayanan, K Soota, T Howell, A Kedar, J Obert, T L Abell
BACKGROUND: Gastroparesis is a complex clinical entity; many aspects of which remain unknown. Although most patients have idiopathic, diabetic, or postsurgical gastroparesis, many are thought to have measurable neuromuscular abnormalities. Immunotherapy has recently been utilized to treat suspected autoimmune gastrointestinal dysmotility. METHODS: Fourteen patients with symptoms of gastroparesis (Gp) who were refractory to drug/device were selected from 443 Gp patients from 2013 to 2015 who were treated at the University of Louisville motility center...
December 4, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199805/-nature-step-to-prevent-noncommunicable-inflammatory-disease
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Tari Haahtela, Ilkka Hanski, Leena von Hertzen, Pekka Jousilahti, Tiina Laatikainen, Mika Mäkelä, Pekka Puska, Kari Reijula, Kimmo Saarinen, Erkki Vartiainen, Tuula Vasankar, Suvi Virtanen
The prevention of many diseases has significantly improved by intervening in known risk factors. However, the causes of the increase in allergy and type 1 diabetes are unknown. These diseases are often associated with a low-grade inflammation and immunological imbalance. The lifestyle and environment of urbanized populations have changed causing imbalance in the human normal flora and affecting immune regulation. We discuss everyday factors affecting immune regulation, using allergy as an example. Health may be promoted through the "nature step", by supporting the connection between humans and nature...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
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