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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526997/nafld-as-a-sexual-dimorphic-disease-role-of-gender-and-reproductive-status-in-the-development-and-progression-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-inherent-cardiovascular-risk
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Stefano Ballestri, Fabio Nascimbeni, Enrica Baldelli, Alessandra Marrazzo, Dante Romagnoli, Amedeo Lonardo
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) spans steatosis through nonalcoholic steatohepatis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) associated with striking systemic features and excess cardiovascular and liver-related mortality. The pathogenesis of NAFLD is complex and multifactorial. Endocrine derangements are closely linked with dysmetabolic traits. For example, in animal and human studies, female sex is protected from dysmetabolism thanks to young individuals' ability to partition fatty acids towards ketone body production rather than very low density lipoprotein (VLDL)-triacylglycerol, and to sex-specific browning of white adipose tissue...
May 19, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524363/donor-transmitted-mutation-of-the-abcb11-gene-and-ensuing-intra-hepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-in-a-liver-transplant-recipient
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Tiong Yeng Lim, Iona Coltart, Pierre Foskett, Richard Thompson, Sandra Strautnieks, Leonie Penna, Catherine Williamson, Rosa Miquel, Michael A Heneghan
In liver transplant (LT) recipients, the cause of graft dysfunction in pregnancy is often difficult to ascertain. Moreover, a liver biopsy in late pregnancy is often avoided as a consequence of patient and physician factors. Management of graft dysfunction can be difficult in this setting. We report a 30-year-old female LT recipient who developed acutely deranged liver biochemistry during the third trimester of her first pregnancy. At 29 weeks gestation, her liver function test (LFT) became abnormal; AST peaked at 978 IU/L (normal range 10-50), GGT 25 IU/L (normal range 1-55), bilirubin 1...
May 19, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521869/high-fgf21-levels-are-associated-with-altered-bone-homeostasis-in-hiv-1-infected-patients
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José M Gallego-Escuredo, Maria Karuna Lamarca, Joan Villarroya, Joan C Domingo, Ma Gracia Mateo, Ma Del Mar Gutierrez, Francesc Vidal, Francesc Villarroya, Pere Domingo, Marta Giralt
BACKGROUND: Fibroblast growth factor-21 (FGF21) has emerged as an important regulator of glucose, lipid, and body weight homeostasis. However, recent experimental studies have reported that increased FGF21 levels may lead to bone loss. OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship of serum FGF21 levels and altered bone homeostasis in HIV-1-infected patients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of 137 HIV-1-infected patients and 35 healthy controls conducted at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona...
June 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520694/metabolic-inflammatory-complex-in-sepsis-septic-cachexia-as-a-novel-potential-therapeutic-target
#4
Masao Kaneki
Despite several decades of focused investigation, sepsis remains a major cause of mortality in critically ill patients. Advancements in intensive care have enabled more patients to survive the acute phase of sepsis than previously, but a growing number of them progress to chronic critical illness. The failure of previous randomized clinical trials of anti-inflammatory agents to show any pro-survival benefit in septic patients underscores current thought that simple anti-inflammatory strategies are ineffective because the inhibitory effect of anti-inflammatory agents undermines the immune response to pathogens...
May 17, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516967/body-worn-triaxial-accelerometer-coherence-and-reliability-related-to-static-posturography-in-unilateral-vestibular-failure
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M Alessandrini, A Micarelli, A Viziano, I Pavone, G Costantini, D Casali, F Paolizzo, G Saggio
Since changes in vestibular function may be one cause of disequilibrium, major advances in measuring postural control and sensory integration in vestibular impairments have been achieved by using posturography. However, in order to overcome problems related to this type of technology, body-worn accelerometers (ACC) have been proposed as a portable, low-cost alternative to posturography for measurements of postural sway in a friendly and ecologic environment. Due to the fact that no study to date has shown the experimental validity of ACC-based measures of body sway with respect to posturography for subjects with vestibular deficits, the aim of the present study was: i) to develop and validate a practical tool that can allow clinicians to measure postural sway derangements in an otoneurological setting by ACC, and ii) to provide reliable, sensitive and accurate automatic analysis of sway that could help in discriminating unilateral vestibular failure (UVF) patients...
June 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516389/microenvironmental-scenario-of-the-bone-marrow-of-inorganic-arsenic-exposed-experimental-mice
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Jacintha Archana Pereira, Sujata Law
Exposure to arsenic on a regular basis, mainly through drinking water, agricultural pesticide, and sometimes therapeutic dose, results in various diseases of different tissues including the bone marrow hematopoietic system. Hematopoiesis is a dynamic process by which bone marrow (BM) hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs) generate a relatively constant pool of functionally mature blood cells by the support of microenvironmental components. The present study has been aimed to understand stem cell microenvironmental status during arsenic toxicity and the consequent reflection of dysregulation involving the hematopoietic machinery in experimental mice...
May 17, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516256/-skin-diseases-associated-with-environmental-factors
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REVIEW
Vera Mahler
BACKGROUND: Multiple environmental exposures may derange the regulatory and repair mechanisms of the skin and lead to dermatological disease. OBJECTIVES: Provide an overview of non-allergic skin diseases associated with environmental factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Review of current scientific evidence for associations of non-allergic skin diseases with environmental exposures: irritation, chemicals, infection, UV-radiation, temperature. RESULTS: Predisposition (constitution e...
May 17, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511498/antioxidant-oxidant-index-as-a-biomarker-in-oral-potentially-malignant-disorders-and-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-biochemical-study
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Saurabh Juneja, Ajit Singh Rathore, Kanika Sharma, Devicharan Shetty, Anshi Jain
INTRODUCTION: Oxidative stress has been implicated in tumourigenesis by affecting the actions of various protein kinases and transcription factors, and resulting in damage to DNA structure by the deamination of nucleotides and the generation of free radicals. Derangements in the antioxidant defence mechanism have been considered in the pathogenesis of oral cancer. AIM: To evaluate and compare the serum levels of nitric oxide and vitamin C in cases of Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders (OPMDs) and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) and healthy controls...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511458/maternal-and-cord-blood-plasma-seng-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1-in-patients-with-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-a-pilot-study-in-a-south-indian-population
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Vickneshwaran Vinayagam, Zachariah Bobby, Syed Habeebullah, Latha Chaturvedula, Shruthi K Bharadwaj
INTRODUCTION: Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (HDP) are one of the most widespread complications of pregnancy that affects both mother and foetus. It has been observed that in Preeclampsia, the release of soluble angiogenic factors from the ischemic placenta into maternal plasma plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis. AIM: To assess the plasma Soluble Endoglin (sEng) and Transforming Growth Factor (TGF-β1) levels in various types of HDP and to correlate the levels of these markers with the pregnancy outcome...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511436/glycaemic-and-insulin-response-to-equi-quantity-of-selected-common-indian-staples-in-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Neha V Paharia, Kasturi Sen Ray
INTRODUCTION: Diet therapy is one of the corner stone's in the management of diabetes. Keeping the blood sugar level as close to normal is the main focus of dietary management of diabetes. A typical Indian meal is largely composed of Carbohydrates (CHO). Consumption of staple cereals, forms the major source of CHO in the Indian diet. However, CHO metabolism is seen to be completely deranged in a person with type 2 diabetes. It is necessary to select the cereal which has lower postprandial glycaemic impact for subjects with compromised metabolic status...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507523/autism-spectrum-disorders-and-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders-excitation-inhibition-imbalance-and-developmental-trajectories
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Roberto Canitano, Mauro Pallagrosi
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD) share clinical and genetic components that have long been recognized. The two disorders co-occur more frequently than would be predicted by their respective prevalence, suggesting that a complex, multifactor association is involved. However, DSM-5 maintains the distinction between ASD, with core social and communication impairments, and SSD, including schizophrenia (SCZ), with hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder as essential features...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507177/evidence-for-a-derangement-of-the-microvascular-system-in-patients-with-a-very-early-diagnosis-of-systemic-sclerosis
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Inês Chora, Eloisa Romano, Mirko Manetti, Celestina Mazzotta, Raquel Costa, Vera Machado, Alice Cortez, Cosimo Bruni, Gemma Lepri, Serena Guiducci, Amato De Paulis, Raquel Soares, Marco Matucci-Cerinic
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether patients with a very early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis (VEDOSS) may already present circulating markers and in vitro signs of microvascular dysfunction. METHODS: Serum samples were obtained from 55 patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), 25 patients with VEDOSS, and 55 matched healthy controls (HC). Serum levels of pan-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and soluble neuropilin-1 (sNRP-1) were measured by ELISA. Human dermal microvascular endothelial cells (H-MVEC) were cultured and stimulated with SSc, VEDOSS, and HC sera...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503098/absence-of-4-1bb-reduces-obesity-induced-atrophic-response-in-skeletal-muscle
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Ngoc Hoan Le, Chu-Sook Kim, Thai Hien Tu, Byung-Sam Kim, Taesun Park, Jung Han Yoon Park, Tsuyoshi Goto, Teruo Kawada, Tae Youl Ha, Rina Yu
Obesity-induced inflammation causes skeletal muscle atrophy accompanied by disruption of oxidative metabolism and is implicated in metabolic complications such as insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. We previously reported that 4-1BB, a member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, participated in obesity-induced skeletal muscle inflammation. Here, we show that the absence of 4-1BB in obese mice fed a high-fat diet led to a decrease in expression of atrophic factors (MuRF1 and Atrogin-1) with suppression of NF-κB activity, and that this was accompanied by increases in mitochondrial oxidative metabolic genes/proteins (e...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501573/alterations-of-dna-methylation-in-parathyroid-tumors
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REVIEW
V Guarnieri, L A Muscarella, C Verdelli, S Corbetta
Parathyroid tumors are common endocrine neoplasias associated with primary hyperparathyroidism, a metabolic disorder characterized by parathormone hypersecretion. Parathyroid neoplasia are frequently benign adenomas or multiple glands hyperplasia, while malignancies are rare. The epigenetic scenario in parathyroid tumors has just begun to be decoded: DNA methylation, histones and chromatin modifiers expression have been investigated so far. The main findings suggest that DNA methylation and chromatin remodeling are active and deregulated in parathyroid tumors, cooperating with genetic alterations to drive the tumor phenotype: the tumor suppressors menin and parafibromin, involved in parathyroid tumorigenesis, interact with chromatin modifiers, defining distinct epigenetic derangements...
May 10, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500302/different-polyubiquitinated-bodies-in-human-dendritic-cells-il-4-causes-pacs-during-differentiation-while-lps-or-ifn%C3%AE-induces-dalis-during-maturation
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Daniela Montagna, Patrizia Sommi, Vittorio Necchi, Agostina Vitali, Enrica Montini, Ilaria Turin, Daniela Ferraro, Vittorio Ricci, Enrico Solcia
Two types of polyubiquitin-reactive cytoplasmic bodies, particulate cytoplasmic structures (PaCS) and dendritic cell (DC) aggresome-like induced structures (DALIS), were analyzed by electron microscopy, immunocytochemistry, immunoblotting, and flow cytometry in DC obtained from human blood monocytes incubated with GM-CSF plus IL-4 (IL4-DC), GM-CSF plus IFNα (IFN-DC), or GM-CSF alone (GM-DC), with or without LPS maturation. PaCS developed as monomorphic aggregates of proteasome-reactive barrel-like particles only in ribosomes-rich cytoplasmic areas of differentiating IL4-DC...
May 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498073/does-the-mesodermal-derangement-in-chiari-type-i-malformation-extend-to-the-cervical-spine-evidence-from-an-analytical-morphometric-study-on-cervical-paraspinal-muscles
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Sumit Thakar, Avinash Kurudi Siddappa, Saritha Aryan, Dilip Mohan, Narayanam Anantha Sai Kiran, Alangar S Hegde
OBJECTIVE The mesodermal derangement in Chiari Type I malformation (CMI) has been postulated to encompass the cervical spine. The objectives of this study were to assess the cross-sectional areas (CSAs) of cervical paraspinal muscles (PSMs) in patients with CMI without syringomyelia, compare them with those in non-CMI subjects, and evaluate their correlations with various factors. METHODS In this retrospective study, the CSAs of cervical PSMs in 25 patients were calculated on T2-weighted axial MR images and computed as ratios with respect to the corresponding vertebral body areas...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497912/testosterone-replacement-therapy-long-term-safety-and-efficacy
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REVIEW
Giovanni Corona, Alessandra Sforza, Mario Maggi
Recent position statements and guidelines have raised the distinction between a true and false, age-related hypogonadism (HG) or late-onset hypogonadism (LOH). The former is the consequence of congenital or acquired "organic" damage of the brain centers or of the testis. The latter is mainly secondary to age-related comorbidities and does not require testosterone (T) therapy (TTh). In addition, concerns related to cardiovascular (CV) safety have further increased the scepticism related to TTh. In this paper, we reviewed the available evidence supporting the efficacy of TTh in non-organic HG and its long term safety...
April 30, 2017: World Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497664/insulin-sensitizers-in-adolescents-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#18
Trang N LE, Edmond P Wickham Iii, John E Nestler
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common disorder of androgen excess in women of reproductive age. The diagnosis of PCOS can be more challenging in adolescents than in adult women given significant overlap between normal puberty and the signs of PCOS, including acne, menstrual irregularity, and polycystic ovarian morphology. Optimal treatments for adult women with PCOS vary depending on patient risk factors and reproductive goals, but mainly include hormonal contraception and insulin sensitizers...
May 11, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496499/psychiatric-comorbidities-and-environmental-triggers-in-patients-with-chronic-daily-headache-a-lifestyle-study
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Fakhrudin Faizi, Abbas Tavallaee, Aboulfazl Rahimi, Masoud Saghafinia
Objective: Patients with chronic daily headache (CDH) suffer from several significant psychiatric comorbidities and have unhealthy lifestyle. We aimed at studying psychiatric comorbidities, environmental triggers, lifestyle factors, and intensity of CDH in patients referred by the department of neurology from 2011 to 2014. Method: Through medical and psychiatric interviews and using 0 to 10 visual analogue scale (VAS), we assessed patients with CDH, using a checklist, to elicit psychiatric comorbidities, intensity of CDH, environmental factors, and lifestyle derangement...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496303/development-of-a-potent-invigorator-of-immune-responses-endowed-with-both-preventive-and-therapeutic-properties
#20
REVIEW
Gursaran P Talwar, Jagdish C Gupta, Abu S Mustafa, Hemanta K Kar, Kiran Katoch, Shreemanta K Parida, Prabhakara P Reddi, Niyaz Ahmed, Vikram Saini, Somesh Gupta
This article reviews briefly the making of an immunoprophylactic-cum-immunotherapeutic vaccine against leprosy. The vaccine is based on cultivable, heat-killed atypical mycobacteria, whose gene sequence is now known. It has been named Mycobacterium indicus pranii. It has received the approval of the Drug Controller General of India and the US Food and Drug Administration. Besides leprosy, M. indicus pranii has found utility in the treatment of category II ("difficult to treat") tuberculosis. It also heals ugly anogenital warts...
2017: Biologics: Targets & Therapy
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