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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129666/effect-of-soy-isoflavone-supplementation-on-plasma-lipoprotein-a-concentrations-a-meta-analysis
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Luis E Simental-Mendía, Antonio M Gotto, Stephen L Atkin, Maciej Banach, Matteo Pirro, Amirhossein Sahebkar
BACKGROUND: Soy supplementation has been shown to reduce total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, while increasing high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. However, contradictory effects of soy isoflavone supplementation on lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] have been reported suggesting the need for a meta-analysis to be undertaken. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of supplementation with soy isoflavones on plasma Lp(a) levels through a systematic review and meta-analysis of eligible randomized placebo-controlled trials...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110599/effect-of-metformin-on-plasma-fibrinogen-concentrations-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-placebo-controlled-trials
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Luis E Simental-Mendia, Matteo Pirro, Stephen L Atkin, Maciej Banach, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Amirhossein Sahebkar
OBJECTIVE: Fibrinogen is a key mediator of thrombosis and it has been implicated in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Because metformin has shown a potential protective effect on different atherothrombotic risk factors, we assessed in this meta-analysis its effect on plasma fibrinogen concentrations. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was carried out to identify randomized placebo-controlled trials evaluating the effect of metformin administration on fibrinogen levels...
November 3, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069983/short-term-and-long-term-efficacy-of-classical-ketogenic-diet-and-modified-atkins-diet-in-children-and-adolescents-with-epilepsy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shahabeddin Rezaei, Ahmed Abdulahi Abdurahman, Amene Saghazadeh, Reza Shervin Badv, Maryam Mahmoudi
OBJECTIVES: Classical ketogenic diet (KD) and modified Atkins diet (MAD) are two types of KD commonly used for the treatment of intractable epilepsy throughout the world. Studies have shown the efficacy of these diets. However, no systematic review and meta-analysis study has to date compared the efficacy of KD and MAD in a time trend. Therefore, the objectives of the present study were to compare the short-term and long-term efficacy of classical KD and MAD in children and adolescents with epilepsy and to determine the efficacy of classical KD and MAD at multiple time points and in a time trend...
October 25, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062353/why-should-modified-atkins-diet-be-encouraged-for-treating-epilepsy-in-emerging-countries
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Amal Satte, Eric Heath Kossoff, Mohamed Belghiti, Abderrahim Zerhouni, Hamid Ouhabi, Hassania Guerinech, Jamal Mounach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051341/indoor-tanning-dependence-in-young-adult-women
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Darren Mays, Michael B Atkins, Jaeil Ahn, Kenneth P Tercyak
Background: There is mounting evidence that young people can develop a dependence on indoor tanning, but research on factors associated with indoor tanning dependence remains limited.Methods: This cross-sectional study investigated factors associated with indoor tanning dependence in a community sample of 389 non-Hispanic white young adult women ages 18 to 30 who had indoor tanned ≥1 time in the past year. Participants completed measures of indoor tanning dependence, including the modified CAGE and modified Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders-IV psychiatric screening assessments, indoor tanning behavior and beliefs, and behavioral and psychiatric comorbidity...
November 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046197/-prospective-study-of-ketogenic-diet-in-treatment-of-children-with-global-developmental-delay
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Deng-Na Zhu, Ping Li, Jun Wang, Jun-Ying Yuan, Guang-Yu Zhang, Jiang-Fang Liang, Ming-Mei Wang, Yun-Xia Zhao, Shuang An, Na Ma, Dan-Dan Ma
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of ketogenic diet (KD) on neurobehavioral development, emotional and social behaviors, and life ability in children with global developmental delay (GDD). METHODS: A prospective case-control study was performed for hospitalized children with GDD, who were randomly divided into KD treatment group (n=40) and conventional treatment group (n=37). The children in both groups were given comprehensive rehabilitation training, and those in the KD treatment group were given modified Atkins diet in addition to the comprehensive rehabilitation training...
October 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040030/nivolumab-plus-ipilimumab-in-patients-with-advanced-melanoma-updated-survival-response-and-safety-data-in-a-phase-i-dose-escalation-study
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Margaret K Callahan, Harriet Kluger, Michael A Postow, Neil H Segal, Alexander Lesokhin, Michael B Atkins, John M Kirkwood, Suba Krishnan, Rafia Bhore, Christine Horak, Jedd D Wolchok, Mario Sznol
Purpose The clinical activity observed in a phase I dose-escalation study of concurrent therapy with nivolumab (NIVO) and ipilimumab (IPI) in patients with previously treated or untreated advanced melanoma led to subsequent clinical development, including randomized trials. Here, we report long-term follow-up data from study CA209-004, including 3-year overall survival (OS). Patients and Methods Concurrent cohorts 1, 2, 2a, and 3 received escalating doses of NIVO plus IPI once every 3 weeks for four doses, followed by NIVO once every 3 weeks for four doses, then NIVO plus IPI once every 12 weeks for eight doses...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034969/experience-with-mad-on-children-with-epilepsy-in-egypt-after-classic-kd-failure
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O F El Rashidy, M F Nassar, Y G El Gendy, S M Deifalla, S Gaballa
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Modified Atkins diet (MAD) is a less restrictive type of ketogenic diet (KD) as compared to the classic one. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of 9 months MAD treatment on the growth and seizure control in patients with intractable epilepsy as well as the quality of life (QoL) of their mothers. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study included 15 patients with intractable epilepsy who could not tolerate their classic KD management plan...
October 16, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923041/lay-health-workers-perceptions-of-an-anemia-control-intervention-in-karnataka-india-a-qualitative-study
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Arun S Shet, Abha Rao, Paul Jebaraj, Maya Mascarenhas, Merrick Zwarenstein, Maria Rosaria Galanti, Salla Atkins
BACKGROUND: Lay health workers (LHWs) are increasingly used to complement health services internationally. Their perceptions of the interventions they implement and their experiences in delivering community based interventions in India have been infrequently studied. We developed a novel LHW led intervention to improve anemia cure rates in rural community dwelling children attending village day care centers in South India. Since the intervention is delivered by the village day care center LHW, we sought to understand participating LHWs' acceptance of and perspectives regarding the intervention, particularly in relation to factors affecting daily implementation...
September 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887259/morphometric-assessment-as-a-predictor-of-outcome-in-older-vascular-surgery-patients
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Mohammed M Chowdhury, Graeme K Ambler, Naail Al Zuhir, Alex Walker, Ellie R Atkins, Andrew Winterbottom, Patrick A Coughlin
INTRODUCTION: Frailty is a recognised predictor of poor outcome in patients undergoing surgical intervention. Frailty is intricately linked with body morphology, which can be evaluated using morphometric assessment via computerised tomographic (CT) imaging. We aimed to assess the predictive power of such objective assessments in a broad cohort of vascular surgical patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A consecutive series of patients aged over 65 years admitted to a vascular unit, who had undergone CT imaging of the abdomen, were analysed...
September 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808808/ketogenic-diet-versus-gluten-free-casein-free-diet-in-autistic-children-a-case-control-study
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Omnia El-Rashidy, Farida El-Baz, Yasmin El-Gendy, Randa Khalaf, Dina Reda, Khaled Saad
Many diet regimens were studied for patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) over the past few years. Ketogenic diet is gaining attention due to its proven effect on neurological conditions like epilepsy in children. Forty-five children aged 3-8 years diagnosed with ASD based on DSM-5 criteria were enrolled in this study. Patients were equally divided into 3 groups, first group received ketogenic diet as modified Atkins diet (MAD), second group received gluten free casein free (GFCF) diet and the third group received balanced nutrition and served as a control group...
December 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799513/ketogenic-diets-in-the-treatment-of-epilepsy
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Maurizio Elia, Joerg Klepper, Baerbel Leiendecker, Hans Hartmann
BACKGROUND: Although a larger number of antiepileptic drugs became available in the last decades, epilepsy remains drug-resistant in approximately a third of patients. Ketogenic diet (KD), first proposed at the beginning of the last century, is complex and has anticonvulsant effects, yet not completely understood. Over the last decades, different types of ketogenic diets (KDs) have been developed, namely classical KD and modified Atkins diet (MAD). They offer an effective alternative for children and adults with drug-resistant epilepsies...
August 9, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765041/evidence-for-altered-osteoclastogenesis-in-splenocyte-cultures-from-vdr-knockout-mice
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Daniel C Reinke, Yolandi Starczak, Masakazu Kogawa, Kate R Barratt, Howard A Morris, Paul H Anderson, Gerald J Atkins
The indirect action of 1α,25(OH)2-vitamin-D3 (1,25D) on the osteoclast through stromal signalling is well established. The role of vitamin D in osteoclasts through direct 1,25D-VDR signalling is less well known. We showed previously that local 1,25D synthesis in osteoclasts modified osteoclastogenesis and osteoclastic resorptive activity. In this study, we hypothesised that osteoclasts lacking VDR expression would display an enhanced resorptive capacity due to the loss of 1,25D signalling. Splenocytes were cultured under osteoclast-differentiating conditions from mice with global deletion of the Vdr gene (VDRKO) and this was compared with age-matched wild-type littermate controls (WT)...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761628/modified-atkins-diet-in-adult-with-refractory-epilepsy-a-controlled-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mohammad Zare, Ali Asghar Okhovat, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Jafar Mehvari, Mohammad Reza Najafi, Mohammad Saadatnia
Background: The usefulness of the modified Atkins diet (mAD) in refractory epilepsy in adults has been rarely investigated. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of mAD in adult with refractory epilepsy. Methods: In a controlled randomized clinical trial, we enrolled 66 refractory adult epileptic cases from February 2010 to December 2012. The patients were randomly divided into two groups, case groups (22 patients) used antiepileptic drugs and mAD and control group (32 patients) only use antiepileptic drugs. The primary outcome was at least 50% decrement in seizure frequency after 2 months of therapy...
April 4, 2017: Iranian Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754198/practice-paper-of-the-academy-of-nutrition-and-dietetics-classic-and-modified-ketogenic-diets-for-treatment-of-epilepsy
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Kelly Roehl, Sarika L Sewak
Ketogenic diet (KD) therapy is an established form of treatment for both pediatric and adult patients with intractable epilepsy. Ketogenic diet is a term that refers to any diet therapy in which dietary composition would be expected to result in a ketogenic state of human metabolism. While historically considered a last-resort therapy, classic KDs and their modified counterparts, including the modified Atkins diet and low glycemic index treatment, are gaining ground for use across the spectrum of seizure disorders...
August 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687854/neuroprotective-effects-of-vitamin-d-alone-or-in-combination-with-lamotrigine-against-lithium-pilocarpine-model-of-status-epilepticus-in-rats
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Amal M Mahfoz, Ali F Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed A Afify, Naiyer Shahzad, Ibrahim A A Ibrahim, Naser A ElSawy, Ghazi A Bamagous, Saeed S Al Ghamdi
Status epilepticus (SE) is considered one of the major serious forms of epilepsy with high mortality rate. Since the currently available antiepileptic drugs have low efficacy and high adverse effects, new more efficient and safe therapies are critically needed. There is increasing evidence supporting dietary and alternative therapies for epilepsy, including the ketogenic diet, modified Atkins diet, and omega-3 fatty acids. Recent studies have shown significant prophylactic and therapeutic potential of vitamin D (vit-D) use in many neurological disorders...
July 7, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655593/collagen-fibril-organization-within-rat-vertebral-bone-modified-with-metastatic-involvement
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Mikhail Burke, Ahmad Golaraei, Ayelet Atkins, Margarete Akens, Virginijus Barzda, Cari Whyne
Metastatic involvement diminishes the mechanical integrity of vertebral bone, however its specific impact on the structural characteristics of a primary constituent of bone tissue, the collagen-I fibril matrix, has not been adequately characterized. Female athymic rats were inoculated with HeLa or Ace-1 cancer cells lines producing osteolytic or mixed (osteolytic & osteoblastic) metastases respectively. A maximum of 21days was allowed between inoculation and rat sacrifice for vertebrae extraction. Linear polarization-in, polarization-out (PIPO) second harmonic generation (SHG) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) imaging was utilized to assess the impact of metastatic involvement on collagen fibril organization...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647512/effect-of-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitors-on-circulating-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-concentrations-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Stephen L Atkin, Niki Katsiki, Maciej Banach, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Matteo Pirro, Amirhossein Sahebkar
OBJECTIVE: Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. There are also reports of an effect of these drugs in reducing inflammation through inhibition of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) that is an important mediator for several inflammatory processes. The present systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to evaluate the effect of DPP-4 inhibitors on circulating TNF-α levels in T2DM patients. METHODS: A systematic review and a meta-analysis were undertaken on all controlled trials of DPP-4 inhibitors that included measurement of TNF-α...
September 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579059/neuroketotherapeutics-a-modern-review-of-a-century-old-therapy
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REVIEW
Scott J Koppel, Russell H Swerdlow
Neuroketotherapeutics represent a class of bioenergetic medicine therapies that feature the induction of ketosis. These therapies include medium-chain triglyceride supplements, ketone esters, fasting, strenuous exercise, the modified Atkins diet, and the classic ketogenic diet. Extended experience reveals persons with epilepsy, especially pediatric epilepsy, benefit from ketogenic diets although the mechanisms that underlie its effects remain unclear. Data indicate ketotherapeutics enhance mitochondrial respiration, promote neuronal long-term potentiation, increase BDNF expression, increase GPR signaling, attenuate oxidative stress, reduce inflammation, and alter protein post-translational modifications via lysine acetylation and β-hydroxybutyrylation...
June 1, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553405/cdkl-5-encephalopathy-in-an-indian-girl-partial-response-to-the-modified-atkins-diet
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Suvasini Sharma, Shaiphali Goel, Puneet Jain, Carla Marini, Davide Mei
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
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