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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661345/dass21-a-useful-tool-in-the-psychological-profile-evaluation-of-dialysis-patients
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Wen Jiun Liu, Ramli Musa, Thian Fook Chew, Christopher Thiam Seong Lim, Zaki Morad, Mohamad Adam Bin Bujang
BACKGROUND: The effect of dialysis treatment is complex, with both clinical and socio-psychological effects. In this study, we aimed to assess the psychological status of this growing population of end-stage renal disease. METHODS: Using the Short Form of Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS21) questionnaire, we aimed (1) to measure the psychological states of hemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal dialysis (PD) subjects from 15 sites, (2) to compare DASS21 scores between HD and PD, and (3) to identify the associated demographic and medical factors of better psychological states...
April 2018: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614702/high-prevalence-of-undiagnosed-insulin-resistance-in-non-diabetic-subjects-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Elliot Hogg, Kishore Athreya, Christina Basile, Echo E Tan, Jan Kaminski, Michele Tagliati
BACKGROUND: Reduced glucose tolerance has been long recognized as a potential risk factor for Parkinson's disease (PD), and increasing scrutiny is currently being placed on insulin resistance (IR) as a pathologic driver of neurodegeneration. However, the prevalence of IR in PD is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine IR prevalence in non-diabetic patients with PD and to correlate IR with other metabolic indicators, motor and non-motor symptoms (NMS) of PD, and quality of life (QoL)...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595072/platycodin-d-reverses-pathological-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-fibrosis-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Yuan-Chuan Lin, Yu-Chen Lin, Wei-Wen Kuo, Chia-Yao Shen, Yi-Chang Cheng, Yueh-Min Lin, Ruey-Lin Chang, Vijaya V Padma, Chih-Yang Huang, Chih-Yang Huang
Platycodin D (PD) is the main active saponin isolated from Platycodon grandiflorum (PG) and is reported to exhibit anticancer, anti-angiogenic, anti-inflammation and anti-obesity biological effects. The current study aims to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of PD in cardiac fibrosis and for hypertrophy in spontaneous hypertension rats (SHRs) and to verify inhibition of the signaling pathway. Significant increases in the cardiac functional indices of left ventricular internal diameter end diastole (LVIDd) and left ventricular internal diameter end systole (LVIDs); the eccentric hypertrophy marker p-MEK5; concentric hypertrophy markers, such as CaMKII[Formula: see text] and calcineurin; and expression levels of NFATc3, p-GATA4 and BNP were observed in spontaneously hypertensive groups...
March 29, 2018: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501367/the-fat-mass-index-not-the-fat-free-mass-index-is-associated-with-impaired-physical-performance-in-older-adult-subjects-evidence-from-a-cross-sectional-study
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Maribel Ramírez Torres, Roxana E Ruiz Valenzuela, Julián Esparza-Romero, Miriam T López Teros, Heliodoro Alemán-Mateo
BACKGROUND: Impaired physical performance (IPP) and physical disability (PD) are two serious public health problems in older adult populations worldwide. While studies show that changes in body composition are important risk factors for developing these conditions, there is little evidence that the fat-free mass (FFM) and fat mass (FM) indices (FFMI and FMI, respectively) are associated with IPP in older men and women. This study assessed the association among FFMI, FMI, and IPP using Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) in Mexican men and women aged over 60 years...
February 17, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401079/effect-site-target-controlled-infusion-in-the-obese-model-derivation-and-performance-assessment
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Luis I Cortínez, Pablo Sepúlveda, Augusto Rolle, Pauline Cottin, Alexandre Guerrini, Brian J Anderson
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to derive a propofol pharmacokinetic (PK) pharmacodynamic (PD) model to perform effect-site target-controlled infusion (TCI) in obese patients, and to analyze its performance along with that of other available PK models. METHODS: In the first step of the study, a 3-compartment PK model linked to a sigmoidal inhibitory Emax PD model by a first-order rate constant (keo) was used to fit propofol concentration-bispectral index (BIS) data...
February 2, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380611/evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-obesity-dental-caries-and-periodontal-disease-in-adolescents
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G Vallogini, V Nobili, R Rongo, S De Rosa, F Magliarditi, V D'Antò, A Galeotti
AIM: To assess the prevalence of caries, oral hygiene quality and periodontal disease in a cohort of obese adolescents compared to a control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study Design: cross-sectional study conducted on 204 subjects (age range 10-16 years). Ninety obese subjects (BMI >90) and 114 normal-weight subjects (BMI <75) were visited at the Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital and in a junior high school in Rome, respectively. An ad hoc questionnaire (investigating demographic and oral health behaviour data) was filled in by patients and their caregivers...
December 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339209/extratumoral-pd-1-blockade-does-not-perpetuate-obesity-associated-inflammation-in-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
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Karen C Galvin, Melissa J Conroy, Suzanne L Doyle, Margaret R Dunne, Ronan Fahey, Emma Foley, Katie E O'Sullivan, Derek G Doherty, Justin G Geoghegan, Narayanasamy Ravi, Cliona O'Farrelly, John V Reynolds, Joanne Lysaght
Checkpoint inhibitors, such as anti-PD-1 (Programmed death-1), are transforming cancer treatment for inoperable or advanced disease. As the incidence of obesity-associated malignancies, including esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) continues to increase and treatment with checkpoint inhibitors are being FDA approved for a broader range of cancers, it is important to assess how anti-PD-1 treatment might exacerbate pre-existing inflammatory processes at other sites. Outside the EAC tumor, the omentum and liver were found to be enriched with substantial populations of PD-1 expressing T cells...
April 1, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322684/non-surgical-periodontal-therapy-reduces-salivary-adipocytokines-in-chronic-periodontitis-patients-with-and-without-obesity
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Nawwaf Al-Hamoudi, Tariq Abduljabbar, Sana Mirza, Zeyad H Al-Sowygh, Fahim Vohra, Fawad Javed, Zohaib Akram
AIM: The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of scaling and root planing (SRP) on periodontal parameters and whole salivary resistin and interleukin (IL)-6 levels in chronic periodontitis (CP) patients with and without obesity. METHODS: Participants were divided into two groups; group 1 included obese and non-obese individuals with CP; and group 2 included obese and non-obese individuals without CP. In both groups, bleeding on probing (BOP) and probing depth (PD) ≥4 mm and whole salivary resistin and IL-6 levels were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay at baseline and 6 months after SRP...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250555/a-comparison-of-screening-tools-for-the-early-detection-of-peripheral-neuropathy-in-adults-with-and-without-type-2-diabetes
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Jennifer J Brown, Shana L Pribesh, Kimberly G Baskette, Aaron I Vinik, Sheri R Colberg
Objective: Examine the effectiveness of the 128 Hz tuning fork, two monofilaments, and Norfolk Quality of Life Diabetic Neuropathy (QOL-DN) questionnaire as tools for the early detection of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) in overweight, obese, and inactive (OOI) adults or those who have prediabetes (PD) or type 2 diabetes (T2D). Research Design and Methods: Thirty-four adults (mean age 58.4 years ± 12.1) were divided by glycemia (10 OOI normoglycemic, 13 PD, and 11 T2D)...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242622/assessment-of-disturbed-glucose-metabolism-and-surrogate-measures-of-insulin-sensitivity-in-obese-children-and-adolescents
#10
Christian L Roth, Clinton Elfers, Christiane S Hampe
BACKGROUND: With the rising prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) in obese children, it is becoming imperative to detect disturbed glucose metabolism as early as possible in order to prevent T2D development. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 92 obese children (median age 11.7 years, 51% female) and 7 lean children (median age 11.4 years, 57% female) who underwent an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) in a tertiary pediatric care center. Glucose tolerance was assessed and different indices for β-cell function, insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion were calculated...
December 14, 2017: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171848/a-pilot-study-on-clinical-pharmacokinetics-and-preclinical-pharmacodynamics-of-epicatechin-on-cardiometabolic-endpoints
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Aldo Moreno-Ulloa, Nayelli Nájera-García, Marcela Hernández, Israel Ramírez-Sánchez, Pam R Taub, Yongxuan Su, Ernesto Beltrán-Partida, Guillermo Ceballos, Sundeep Dugar, George Schreiner, Brookie M Best, Theodore P Ciaraldi, Robert R Henry, Francisco Villarreal
We reported that (-)-epicatechin can stimulate mitochondria biogenesis and improve metabolism. However, preliminary studies indicate that the (+) stereoisomer form may be more potent. We evaluated in a preliminary manner, the pharmacokinetics (PK) and initial safety analysis of (+)-epicatechin ((+)-Epi) in healthy and pre-diabetic subjects. Using a mouse model of diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance, we also evaluated the metabolic effects of (+)-Epi vs. (+)-catechin (Cat) to determine class effects...
January 24, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158495/the-prevalence-of-muscle-wasting-sarcopenia-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-varies-with-ethnicity-due-to-differences-in-muscle-mass-measured-by-bioimpedance
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Suree Yoowannakul, Kamonwan Tangvoraphonkchai, Andrew Davenport
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Sarcopenia is associated with increased mortality. European and North American recommended screening for low muscle mass uses gender specific cut points, with no adjustment for ethnicity. We wished to determine whether the prevalence of sarcopenia was altered by ethnicity in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We measured appendicular lean mass indexed to height (ALMI) in PD patients by segmental bioimpedance and determined sarcopenia using different cut off points for reduced muscle mass...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150947/levels-of-serum-retinol-binding-protein-4-before-and-after-non-surgical-periodontal-treatment-in-lean-and-obese-subjects-an-interventional-study
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Mayte Martinez-Herrera, Francisco Javier Silvestre, Javier Silvestre-Rangil, Sandra López-Domènech, Celia Bañuls, Milagros Rocha
AIM: We aimed to evaluate serum RBP4 levels before and after periodontal therapy in lean and obese subjects with chronic periodontitis (CP) in order to determine its possible association with periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is an interventional study for which a total of 112 lean and 119 obese subjects were recruited. Patients with CP were evaluated before and after three months of non-surgical periodontal treatment. Periodontal, anthropometric, biochemical parameters and serum levels of TNF-α, IL-6, hs-CRP and RBP4 were assessed...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148260/peri-implant-parameters-and-c-reactive-protein-levels-among-patients-with-different-obesity-levels
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Fahim Vohra, Fahad Alkhudhairy, Abdulaziz A Al-Kheraif, Zohaib Akram, Fawad Javed
BACKGROUND: It is hypothesized that peri-implant conditions are worse with increasing severity of obesity, because systemic low-grade inflammatory marker (C-reactive protein [CRP]) is higher in severe form of obese individuals. PURPOSE: The aim of the cross-sectional retrospective study was to compare clinical and radiographic peri-implant inflammatory parameters in patients with different levels of obesity and correlate these parameters with CRP levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-four patients who participated in this study were divided into 4 groups: class I obese (group 1), class II obese (group 2), class III obese (group 3), and nonobese individuals (group 4) were included...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146734/humanized-mice-in-studying-efficacy-and-mechanisms-of-pd-1-targeted-cancer-immunotherapy
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Minan Wang, Li-Chin Yao, Mingshan Cheng, Danying Cai, Jan Martinek, Chong-Xian Pan, Wei Shi, Ai-Hong Ma, Ralph W De Vere White, Susan Airhart, Edison T Liu, Jacques Banchereau, Michael A Brehm, Dale L Greiner, Leonard D Shultz, Karolina Palucka, James G Keck
Establishment of an in vivo small animal model of human tumor and human immune system interaction would enable preclinical investigations into the mechanisms underlying cancer immunotherapy. To this end, non-obese diabetic (NOD).Cg-Prkdc(scid)IL2rg(tm1Wjl) /Sz (null; NSG) mice were transplanted with human (h)CD34(+) hematopoietic progenitor and stem cells, which leads to the development of human hematopoietic and immune systems [humanized NSG (HuNSG)]. HuNSG mice received human leukocyte antigen partially matched tumor implants from patient-derived xenografts [PDX; nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC), sarcoma, bladder cancer, and triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC)] or from a TNBC cell line-derived xenograft (CDX)...
November 16, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116490/impact-of-sarcopenic-obesity-on-failure-to-rescue-from-major-complications-following-pancreaticoduodenectomy-for-cancer-results-from-a-multicenter-study
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Nicolò Pecorelli, Giovanni Capretti, Marta Sandini, Anna Damascelli, Giulia Cristel, Francesco De Cobelli, Luca Gianotti, Alessandro Zerbi, Marco Braga
BACKGROUND: Failure to rescue (FTR) is a quality-of-care indicator in pancreatic surgery, but may also identify patients who may not tolerate major postoperative complications despite being treated with best available care. Previous studies found that high visceral adipose tissue-to-skeletal muscle ratio is associated with poor outcomes following pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). The aim of the study is to assess the impact of sarcopenic obesity on occurrence of FTR from major complications in cancer patients undergoing PD...
January 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073165/negative-legacy-of-obesity
#17
Kohsuke Shirakawa, Jin Endo, Yoshinori Katsumata, Tsunehisa Yamamoto, Masaharu Kataoka, Sarasa Isobe, Naohiro Yoshida, Keiichi Fukuda, Motoaki Sano
Obesity promotes excessive inflammation, which is associated with senescence-like changes in visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and the development of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and cardiovascular diseases. We have reported that a unique population of CD44hi CD62Llo CD4+ T cells that constitutively express PD-1 and CD153 exhibit cellular senescence and cause VAT inflammation by producing large amounts of osteopontin. Weight loss improves glycemic control and reduces cardiovascular disease risk factors, but its long-term effects on cardiovascular events and longevity in obese individuals with T2DM are somewhat disappointing and not well understood...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054738/impact-of-body-constitution-on-complications-following-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Eva Ekström, Daniel Ansari, Caroline Williamsson, Roland Andersson, Bobby Tingstedt, Linus Aronsson, Johan Nilsson, Bodil Andersson
BACKGROUND: Overweight, defined by body mass index (BMI), is correlated to complications following pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of body constitution, measured with different anthropometric measures, and diabetes on complications following PD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent PD between 2000 and 2015 at Skåne University Hospital were retrospectively included. Body mass index (BMI), body surface area (BSA) and body fat percentage (BF%) were calculated...
December 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030085/are-emotionally-driven-and-addictive-like-eating-behaviors-the-missing-links-between-psychological-distress-and-greater-body-weight
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L Bourdier, M Orri, A Carre, A N Gearhardt, L Romo, C Dantzer, S Berthoz
There is now a large body of evidence suggesting a significant association between emotional discomfort management, disordered eating behaviors and weight status. In the field of overweight and obesity, emotionally driven eating habits that resemble addictive behaviors are considered as a risk factor. This study aimed to investigate in a large sample of French university students 1) the associations between self-reported levels of psychological distress (PD), emotional eating (EE), food addiction (FA) and Body Mass Index (BMI); and 2) the potential mediation effect of eating behaviors (EE and FA) between PD and BMI...
January 1, 2018: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927079/new-use-of-microsatellite-instability-analysis-in-endometrial-cancer
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Haruko Kunitomi, Kouji Banno, Megumi Yanokura, Takashi Takeda, Moito Iijima, Kanako Nakamura, Miho Iida, Masataka Adachi, Keiko Watanabe, Yusuke Matoba, Yusuke Kobayashi, Eiichiro Tominaga, Daisuke Aoki
The increasing incidence of obesity and diabetes due to changes in diet, earlier menarche, delayed menopause, late marriage, and declining birth rate have resulted in an increase in the number of endometrial cancer cases over the last few decades. Although surgical therapy is sufficient for early endometrial cancer, there is no effective therapy for patients with advanced and recurrent endometrial cancer. The oncogenic mechanism of endometrial cancer involves microsatellite instability (MSI) caused by dysfunction of DNA mismatch repair genes in 30% of patients...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
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