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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...
November 24, 2017: 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 Martínez-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 TNFα, IL-6, hsCRP and RBP4 were assessed...
November 18, 2017: 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...
November 7, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073165/negative-legacy-of-obesity
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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...
October 17, 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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895785/preclinical-pharmacokinetic-characterization-of-an-adipose-tissue-targeting-monoclonal-antibody-in-obese-and-non-obese-animals
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Sharmila Rajan, Danielle Mandikian, Amos Baruch, Thomas R Gelzleichter, Dale Stevens, Junichiro Sonoda, Kyra Cowan, C Andrew Boswell, Eric Stefanich
Target receptor levels can influence pharmacokinetics (PK) or pharmacodynamics (PD) of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), and can affect drug development of this class of molecules. We generated an effector-less humanized bispecific antibody that selectively activates fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR)1 and βKlotho receptor, a FGF21 receptor complex highly expressed in both white and brown adipocytes. The molecule shows cross-species binding with comparable equilibrium binding affinity (Kd) for human, cynomolgus monkey, and mouse FGFR1/βKlotho...
November 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804947/periodontitis-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-population-based-cohort-investigation-in-the-study-of-health-in-pomerania
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Aderonke A Akinkugbe, Gary D Slade, A Sidney Barritt, Stephen R Cole, Steven Offenbacher, Astrid Petersmann, Thomas Kocher, Markus M Lerch, Julia Mayerle, Henry Völzke, Gerardo Heiss, Birte Holtfreter
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects 20%-30% of adults with risk factors like obesity and insulin resistance putatively acting through chronic low-grade inflammation. Because periodontitis elicits low-grade inflammation, we hypothesized that it could contribute to NAFLD occurrence. OBJECTIVE: To investigate epidemiologic associations between periodontitis and the incidence of NAFLD among 2,623 participants of the Study of Health in Pomerania...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796009/different-exposures-to-risk-factors-do-not-explain-the-inverse-relationship-of-occurrence-between-cancer-and-neurodegenerative-diseases-an-italian-nested-case-control-study
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Federica Prinelli, Fulvio Adorni, Maria Lea Correa Leite, Carla Pettenati, Antonio Russo, Simona Di Santo, Massimo Musicco
Several studies reported that cancer is less frequent in persons with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases (AD/PD) and vice-versa. We evaluated whether a different distribution of known nongenetic risk factors for cancer and AD/PD, might explain their inverse relationship of occurrence. We nested 2 case-control studies in a subsample of a large cohort of 1,000,000 resident in Lombardy Region in Italy (n=1515), followed-up for cancer and AD/PD occurrence since 1991 until 2012. Conditional logistic regression was performed to determine the odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) of AD/PD in subjects with and without cancer and the risk of cancer in those with and without AD/PD...
August 8, 2017: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746658/relationship-between-periodontal-disease-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-among-young-and-middle-aged-brazilians-cross-sectional-study
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Alessandra Carvalho Goulart, Favius Armani, Astrid Marie Arap, Thais Nejm, Juliana Barros Andrade, Henry Bittar Bufarah, Danielli Haddad Syllos Dezen
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: It has been suggested in the literature that periodontal disease (PD) is associated with cardiovascular risk. The objective of this study was to appraise the relationship between periodontal disease (gingivitis and periodontitis) and traditional cardiovascular risk factors (obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes and metabolic syndrome) among young and middle-aged adults attended at a health promotion and check-up center in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional study at the Health Promotion and Check-up Center of Hospital Sírio-Libanês, São Paulo, Brazil...
May 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735833/cannabis-use-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-and-multiple-sclerosis-a-web-based-investigation
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John H Kindred, Kaigang Li, Nathaniel B Ketelhut, Felix Proessl, Brett W Fling, Justin M Honce, William R Shaffer, Thorsten Rudroff
OBJECTIVES: Cannabis has been used for medicinal purpose for thousands of years; however the positive and negative effects of cannabis use in Parkinson's disease (PD) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are mostly unknown. Our aim was to assess cannabis use in PD and MS and compare results of self-reported assessments of neurological disability between current cannabis users and non-users. METHODS: An anonymous web-based survey was hosted on the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society webpages from 15 February to 15 October 2016...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698254/mechanism-based-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-modeling-of-the-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonist-exenatide-to-characterize-its-antiobesity-effects-in-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Shinji Iwasaki, Teruki Hamada, Ikumi Chisaki, Tomohiro Andou, Noriyasu Sano, Atsutoshi Furuta, Nobuyuki Amano
In addition to their potent antidiabetic effects, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogs lower body weight in humans. Hence, agonistic targeting of the GLP-1 receptor could be a valid approach to target obesity. However, quantitative analyses of the pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) relationship between GLP-1 analogs and their antiobesity effect have not been reported in either animals or humans. Therefore, the present study was performed to establish a mechanism-based PK/PD model of GLP-1 receptor agonists using the GLP-1 analog exenatide for the development of promising new antiobesity drugs...
September 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698250/clinical-relevance-of-intraperitoneal-pressure-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
#17
Loreley Betancourt Castellanos, Esther Ponz Clemente, Conchita Blasco Cabañas, Dolors Marquina Parra, Mabel Bolós Contador, Juan Carlos Oliva Morera, Jaume Almirall Daly
INTRODUCTION: Intraperitoneal pressure (IPP) in peritoneal dialysis (PD) increases in sitting and upright positions and is related to some individual characteristics. Adverse effects can appear with IPP > 20 cm H2O. Few studies about peritoneal transport or abdominal wall problems have directly measured IPP. We measured IPP in our prevalent PD patients to identify the clinical factors related to its variability and its possible association with peritoneal transport and abdominal wall complications...
September 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658175/association-between-periodontal-disease-and-non-communicable-diseases-a-12-year-longitudinal-health-examinee-cohort-study-in-south-korea
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Jae-Hong Lee, Jin-Young Oh, Tae-Mi Youk, Seong-Nyum Jeong, Young-Taek Kim, Seong-Ho Choi
The National Health Insurance Service-Health Examinee Cohort during 2002 to 2013 was used to investigate the associations between periodontal disease (PD) and the following non-communicable diseases (NCDs): hypertension, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, cerebral infarction, angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, and obesity.Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses adjusting for potential confounders during the follow-up period-including age, sex, household income, insurance status, residence area, health status, and comorbidities-were used to estimated odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) in order to assess the associations between PD and NCDs...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628147/-association-between-social-support-and-self-management-behaviors-among-patients-with-diabetes-in-community
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OBJECTIVE: To study the status quo of directive and nondirective support from family or friends among patients with diabetes in community and to explore the association between directive, nondirective support from family or friends and self-management behaviors. METHODS: The data of the subjects were from the "Community Diagnosis in Tongzhou District, Beijing" survey. Questionnaire-based investigation, physical examination and glycated hemoglobin test were conducted on 474 eligible patients in community...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627418/alterations-in-neuronal-control-of-body-weight-and-anxiety-behavior-by-glutathione-peroxidase-4-deficiency
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Sonja C Schriever, Annemarie Zimprich, Katrin Pfuhlmann, Peter Baumann, Florian Giesert, Valentina Klaus, Dhiraj G Kabra, Ulrich Hafen, Artem Romanov, Matthias H Tschöp, Wolfgang Wurst, Marcus Conrad, Sabine M Hölter, Daniela Vogt Weisenhorn, Paul T Pfluger
Elevated levels of oxidative stress and neuronal inflammation in the hypothalamus or ventral midbrain, respectively, represent common denominators for obesity and Parkinson's Disease (PD). However, little is known about defense mechanisms that protect neurons in these regions from oxidative damage. Here, we aimed to assess whether murine Gpx4, a crucial antioxidant enzyme that protects neurons from membrane damage and ferroptosis, is critical for the protection from neuronal inflammation in two distinct pathophysiologic diseases, namely metabolic dysfunction in diet-induced obesity or PD...
June 13, 2017: Neuroscience
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