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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318940/uptake-of-community-pharmacist-delivered-medscheck-diabetes-medication-review-service-in-ontario-between-2010-and-2014
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Lori MacCallum, Giulia Consiglio, Linda MacKeigan, Lisa Dolovich
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to describe the demographic and clinical characteristics of MedsCheck Diabetes (MCD) recipients in Ontario between program launch on September 1, 2010, and March 31, 2014. METHODS: This cohort study leveraged linked administrative claims data. Trends in MCD claims and recipient characteristics were examined. RESULTS: A total of 406,694 Ontarians (45.8% women) received an MCD, representing approximately half of all Ontarians with diabetes...
March 17, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315697/the-role-of-the-tor-pathway-in-mediating-the-link-between-nutrition-and-longevity
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REVIEW
Oleh Lushchak, Olha Strilbytska, Veronika Piskovatska, Kenneth B Storey, Alexander Koliada, Alexander Vaiserman
The target of rapamycin (TOR) pathway integrates signals from extracellular and intracellular agents, such as growth factors, nutrients, mediators of energy balance, oxygen availability and other environmental cues. It allows the regulation of multiple cellular processes including protein and lipid synthesis, ribosome biogenesis, autophagy and metabolic processes. Being conserved across different phyla, TOR regulates longevity of various organisms in response to dietary conditions. In this review we described the main components of the TOR pathway and its upstream effectors and downstream processes in relation to aging...
March 15, 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274936/no-decreased-risk-of-gastrointestinal-cancers-in-users-of-metformin-in-the-netherlands-a-time-varying-analysis-of-metformin-exposure
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Roy G de Jong, Andrea M Burden, Sander de Kort, Myrthe van Herk-Sukel, Pauline A Vissers, Paddy K Janssen, Harm R Haak, Ad A M Masclee, Frank de Vries, Maryska L Janssen-Heijnen
Previous studies on metformin use and gastrointestinal (GI) cancer risk have yielded inconclusive results on metformin's chemoprotective effects. We aimed to evaluate GI cancer risk in users of metformin in The Netherlands using a time-varying approach in a large population-based database. A cohort study was performed using the NCR-PHARMO database. Patients using ≥1 non-insulin anti-diabetic drug (NIAD) during 1998-2011 were included (N=57,621). Exposure to NIADs was modelled time-varyingly. Cox regression analysis estimated hazard ratios (HRs) of GI cancers in current metformin users versus current users of other NIADs...
March 8, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258677/metformin-its-potential-anti-cancer-and-anti-aging-effects
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Monika Podhorecka, Blanca Ibanez, Anna Dmoszyńska
The generally accepted mechanism of metformin's effect is stimulation of adenosine monophosphate (AMP)-activated protein kinase (AMPK). AMPK is directly activated by an increase in AMP:ATP ratio in metabolic stress conditions including hypoxia and glucose deprivation. Lately, many novel pathways, besides AMPK induction, have been revealed, which can explain some of metformin's beneficial effects. It may help to identify new targets for treatment of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Moreover, metformin is now attracting the attention of researchers in fields other than diabetes, as it has been shown to have anti-cancer, immunoregulatory and anti-aging effects...
March 2, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203479/metformin-impairs-spatial-memory-and-visual-acuity-in-old-male-mice
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Nopporn Thangthaeng, Margaret Rutledge, Jessica M Wong, Philip H Vann, Michael J Forster, Nathalie Sumien
Metformin is an oral anti-diabetic used as first-line therapy for type 2 diabetes. Because benefits of metformin extend beyond diabetes to other age-related pathology, and because its effect on gene expression profiles resembles that of caloric restriction, metformin has a potential as an anti-aging intervention and may soon be assessed as an intervention to extend healthspan. However, beneficial actions of metformin in the central nervous system have not been clearly established. The current study examined the effect of chronic oral metformin treatment on motor and cognitive function when initiated in young, middle-aged, or old male mice...
February 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202017/association-between-metformin-use-and-below-the-knee-arterial-calcification-score-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Aurélien Mary, Agnes Hartemann, Sophie Liabeuf, Carole Elodie Aubert, Salim Kemel, Joe Elie Salem, Philippe Cluzel, Aurélie Lenglet, Ziad A Massy, Jean-Daniel Lalau, Romuald Mentaverri, Olivier Bourron, Saïd Kamel
BACKGROUND: Vascular calcification (VC) is common in type 2 diabetes, and is associated with cardiovascular complications. Recent preclinical data suggest that metformin inhibits VC both in vitro and in animal models. However, metformin's effects in patients with diabetic VC have not previously been characterized. The present study investigated the association between metformin use and lower-limb arterial calcification in patients with type 2 diabetes and high cardiovascular risk. METHODS: The DIACART cross-sectional cohort study included 198 patients with type 2 diabetes but without severe chronic kidney disease...
February 15, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159472/metformin-activation-of-ampk-suppresses-age-induced-inflammatory-response-in-hnscs
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Ming-Min Chung, Christopher J Nicol, Yi-Chuan Cheng, Kuan-Hung Lin, Yen-Lin Chen, Dee Pei, Chien-Hung Lin, Yi-Nuo Shih, Chia-Hui Yen, Shiang-Jiuun Chen, Rong-Nan Huang, Ming-Chang Chiang
A growing body of evidence suggests type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). Although the precise mechanisms remain unclear, T2DM may exacerbate neurodegenerative processes. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) signaling is an evolutionary preserved pathway that is important during homeostatic energy biogenesis responses at both the cellular and whole-body levels. Metformin, a ubiquitously prescribed anti-diabetic drug, exerts its effects by AMPK activation...
March 1, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143456/short-term-effectiveness-of-low-dose-liraglutide-in-combination-with-metformin-versus-high-dose-liraglutide-alone-in-treatment-of-obese-pcos-randomized-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Mojca Jensterle, Nika Aleksandra Kravos, Katja Goričar, Andrej Janez
BACKGROUND: Liraglutide 3 mg was recently approved as an anti-obesity drug. Metformin is weight neutral, yet it could enhance the therapeutic index of GLP-1 agonist. We compared weight-lowering potential of liraglutide 1.2 mg in combination with metformin to liraglutide 3 mg monotherapy in obese PCOS. METHODS: Thirty obese women with PCOS (aged 33.1 ± 6.1 years, BMI 38.3 ± 5.4 kg/m(2)) were randomized to combination (COMBO) of metformin (MET) 1000 mg BID and liraglutide 1...
January 31, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122334/metformin-a-metabolic-modulator
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Federico Pietrocola, Guido Kroemer
Recent findings have shed new light on the mechanisms of action through which biguanides exert their anti-aging and cytostatic effects in Caenorhabditis elegans and human cell lines. The drop in energy charge resulting from the metformin mediated inhibition of mitochondrial activity affects the function of the nuclear pore complex, blocks mTOR signaling and enhances the expression of ACAD10. Whether the inhibition of this pathway is truly responsible for the anti-diabetic and cancer effects of the drug in mammals remains to be established...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120427/oral-anti-diabetic-pharmacological-therapies-for-the-treatment-of-women-with-gestational-diabetes
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REVIEW
Julie Brown, Ruth Martis, Brenda Hughes, Janet Rowan, Caroline A Crowther
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a major public health issue with rates increasing globally. Gestational diabetes, glucose intolerance first recognised during pregnancy, usually resolves after birth and is associated with short- and long-term complications for the mother and her infant. Treatment options can include oral anti-diabetic pharmacological therapies. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of oral anti-diabetic pharmacological therapies for treating women with GDM...
January 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056470/-anti-diabetic-medication-during-the-first-four-years-of-treatment-a-study-based-on-claims-data
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Veronika Lappe, Ingrid Köster, Ingrid Schubert
Background Ever since the UKPDS study reassessed the usefulness of the substance metformin in 1998, it has been the first-line medication in anti-diabetic treatment. In addition, new classes and agents released on the market have given rise to new treatment options. The present study investigates prescription practice at the onset of treatment and in the years thereafter and measures it against German diabetes guidelines. Database and Methods Database: Statutory health insurance sample AOK/KV Hesse; Ages: 40 and over (N = 142514)...
January 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031780/double-diabetes-in-saudi-arabia-a-new-entity-or-an-underestimated-condition
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Rim Braham, Aus Alzaid, Asirvatham Alwin Robert, Muhammad Mujammami, Rania Ahmad Ahmad, Monther Zitouni, Samia Hasan Sobki, Mohamed Abdulaziz Al Dawish
AIM: To determine the clinical and biological characteristics of double diabetes (DD) among young people in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: This was a retrospective descriptive chart review study including 312 young newly diagnosed diabetic patients (aged 12-20 years), whom were admitted over a five year period (January 2009 to December 2013). Family history of diabetes mellitus (DM) (first degree), physical body mass index (BMI), acanthosis nigricans, history of auto-immune disease and laboratory information for glycosylated hemoglobin, basal C peptide level and diabetes autoantibody response (anti-GAD, anti-IA2 and anti-ICA) were collected from medical report...
December 15, 2016: World Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028073/thiazolidinediones-are-associated-with-a-decreased-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation-compared-with-other-antidiabetic-treatment-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Jannik Langtved Pallisgaard, Tommi Bo Lindhardt, Laila Staerk, Jonas Bjerring Olesen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Morten Lock Hansen, Gunnar Hilmar Gislason
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between thiazolidinediones (TZDs) vs. other antidiabetic drugs and risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) in diabetic patients. METHOD AND RESULTS: Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) increases the risk of AF by approximately 34%. TZD is an insulin sensitizer that also has anti-inflammatory effects, which might decrease the risk of AF compared with other antidiabetic drugs. We used data from the Danish nationwide registries to study 108 624 patients with diabetes and without prior AF who were treated with metformin or sulfonylurea as first-line drugs...
November 8, 2016: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999002/metformin-is-associated-with-higher-relative-abundance-of-mucin-degrading-akkermansia-muciniphila-and-several-short-chain-fatty-acid-producing-microbiota-in-the-gut
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Jacobo de la Cuesta-Zuluaga, Noel T Mueller, Vanessa Corrales-Agudelo, Eliana P Velásquez-Mejía, Jenny A Carmona, José M Abad, Juan S Escobar
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies suggest the beneficial effects of metformin on glucose metabolism may be microbially mediated. We examined the association of type 2 diabetes, metformin, and gut microbiota in community-dwelling Colombian adults. On the basis of previous research, we hypothesized that metformin is associated with higher levels of short-chain fatty acid (SCFA)-producing and mucin-degrading microbiota. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Participants were selected from a larger cohort of 459 participants...
January 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990430/metformin-prevents-nonunion-after-three-cannulated-screw-fixation-in-displaced-femoral-neck-fractures-a-retrospective-study
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Xiao-Zhong Zhu, Xian-You Zheng
Patients aged from 40 to 60 with displaced fractures of the femoral neck (Garden III or IV) who received fixation with three cannulated screws from January 2005 to December 2012 were evaluated retrospectively for the development of nonunion. Plasma HbA1C, a marker for long-term plasma glucose level, anti-T2DM medication, and other potential risk factors were recorded for the purpose of this study. There were no differences between the union and nonunion groups with respect to age, gender, Garden classification, Pauwel's angle, reduction quality, and T2DM presence...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941053/patient-characteristics-related-to-metabolic-disorders-and-chronic-complications-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-hospitalized-at-the-qingdao-endocrine-and-diabetes-hospital-from-2006-to-2012-in-china
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Yanhu Dong, Weiguo Gao, Lei Zhang, Jia Wei, Niklas Hammar, Claudia S Cabrera, Xiaoli Wu, Qing Qiao
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical characteristics related to metabolic disorders and complications in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients hospitalized in the Qingdao Endocrine and Diabetes Hospital from 2006 to 2012 in Qingdao, China. PATIENT POPULATION AND METHODS: Data from 14,289 (51% males) type 2 diabetes mellitus patients hospitalized between 2006 and 2012 were collected and analysed. Information on patients' demographic, anthropometric, laboratory and disease histories were extracted from electronic medical records...
January 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908266/is-metformin-a-perfect-drug-updates-in-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics
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Magdalena Markowicz-Piasecka, Kristiina Maria Huttunen, Łukasz Mateusiak, Elżbieta Mikiciuk-Olasik, Joanna Sikora
Metformin, a synthetic biguanide, is currently one of the most frequently recommended medications for type 2 diabetes treatment around the world. In this review, we present the latest discoveries in the pharmacokinetics of metformin, especially the role of transporters (e.g. Organic Cation Transporters OCTs, Multidrug and Toxin Extrusion transporters MATE) in oral absorption, distribution, elimination and biochemical effects of metformin in humans. We also review the associations between genetic variations of metformin transporters, their pharmacokinetics and drug efficacy or drug responses...
December 1, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897089/antiaging-effect-of-metformin-on-brain-in-naturally-aged-and-accelerated-senescence-model-of-rat
#18
Geetika Garg, Sandeep Singh, Abhishek Kumar Singh, Syed Ibrahim Rizvi
Metformin, a biguanide, is a widely used antidiabetic drug, which inhibits gluconeogenesis and is used to treat hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes. Through activation of AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase) pathway, metformin also mimics caloric restriction health benefits. Aging causes substantial molecular to morphological changes in brain, the brain cells being more susceptible toward oxidative stress mediated damages due to the presence of high lipid content and higher oxygen consumption. Wistar rats (naturally aged and d-galactose induced rat model) were supplemented with metformin (300 mg/kg b...
January 9, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853905/an-antidiabetic-polyherbal-phytomedicine-confers-stress-resistance-and-extends-lifespan-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Laxmi Rathor, Aakanksha Pant, Harshika Awasthi, Dayanandan Mani, Rakesh Pandey
An Ayurvedic polyherbal extract (PHE) comprising six herbs viz. Berberis aristata, Cyperus rotundus, Cedrus deodara, Emblica officinalis, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia bellirica is mentioned as an effective anti-hyperglycemic agent in 'Charaka Samhita', the classical text of Ayurveda. Previously, antidiabetic drug metformin was found to elicit antiaging effects and PHE was also found to exhibit antidiabetic effects in humans. Therefore, we screened it for its in vivo antioxidant antiaging effect on stress and lifespan using human homologous Caenorhabditis elegans model system...
November 16, 2016: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792213/insulin-treatment-may-not-be-associated-with-worse-prognosis-in-acute-heart-failure-diabetic-patients
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Filipe M Cunha, Pedro Marques, Joana Pereira, Maria J Pinto, Pedro Rodrigues, Helena Moreira, Patrícia Lourenço, Paulo Bettencourt
BACKGROUND: Diabetic patients with heart failure (HF) treated with insulin appear to have a worse prognosis compared to oral anti-diabetic (OAD) agents. Whether insulin is a risk factor or a marker of disease severity is unknown. We studied the prognostic impact of insulin treatment in an acute HF diabetic population. METHODS: From a prospectively recruited population of hospital-admitted acute HF patients we retrospectively selected a convenience sample. Pair-matched analysis: each insulin-treated patient was matched with a diabetic patient with similar glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c±0...
October 28, 2016: Minerva Endocrinologica
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