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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031208/phytoecdysteroids-from-ajuga-iva-act-as-potential-antidiabetic-agent-against-alloxan-induced-diabetic-male-albino-rats
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Jin-Jun Wang, Hao Jin, Shao-Ling Zheng, Peng Xia, Yong Cai, Xiao-Jie Ni
The present study investigated the protective effect of phytoecdysteroids extracted from the Ajuga iva plant on body weight changes, blood glucose, insulin total protein, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine, triglycerides (TG), cholesterol, lipid peroxidation, antioxidant enzymes, pancreatic histopathology and hexokinase-I expression in the alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Experimental diabetes was induced following 15day intraperitoneal administration of alloxan. The rats were divided into four groups. Group I served as a sham group, and group II served as the diabetic control...
October 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031207/microrna-25-inhibits-high-glucose-induced-apoptosis-in-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-via-pten-akt-pathway
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Huicong Li, Xiaoguang Zhu, Junwei Zhang, Jun Shi
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) has become the major cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). It has been demonstrated that apoptosis of renal tubular epithelial cells induced by hyperglycemia contributes to the pathogenesis of DN. Recent researches have corroborated the critical roles of microRNAs (miRNAs) in the apoptosis of various types of cells including renal tubular epithelial cells. However, the eff ; ;ect of miRNAs on the hyperglycemia-induced apoptosis of renal tubular epithelial cells remains unclear...
October 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031063/anticancer-properties-of-4-thiazolidinone-derivatives-depend-on-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma-ppar%C3%AE
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Konrad A Szychowski, Marcin L Leja, Danylo V Kaminskyy, Anna P Kryshchyshyn, Urszula E Binduga, Oleh R Pinyazhko, Roman B Lesyk, Jakub Tobiasz, Jan Gmiński
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) play an important role in numerous chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, atherosclerosis and cancer, and PPAR modulators are among the approved drugs and drug-candidates for their treatment. The aim of this study was to elucidate the involvement of PPARs in the mechanism of cytotoxic and pro-apoptotic action of novel anticancer 4-thiazolidinone derivatives (Les-2194, Les-3377, Les-3640) and approved 4-thiazolidinones (Rosiglitazone, Pioglitazone) towards the human squamous carcinoma (SCC-15) cell line...
September 30, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029369/no-disparity-of-the-efficacy-and-all-cause-mortality-between-asian-and-non-asian-type-2-diabetes-patients-with-sglt2-inhibitors-treatment-a-meta-analysis
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Xiaoling Cai, Xueying Gao, Wenjia Yang, Yifei Chen, Simin Zhang, Lingli Zhou, Xueyao Han, Linong Ji
AIMS: To evaluate whether there is disparity of the efficacy and all cause mortality and other adverse effects between Asian and non-Asian patients with SGLT2 inhibitors treatment. METHODS: Randomized clinical trials publicly available before January 2017, comparing SGLT2 inhibitors treatment with placebo in type 2 diabetes patients were identified. The registration number of this meta-analysis is CRD42016047666. The association between treatment and outcomes was estimated by computing the weighted mean difference (WMD) for HbA1C level, blood pressure level, lipid profile levels and body weight and the odds ratios (ORs) for adverse events...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029276/complement-c3-associates-with-incidence-of-diabetes-but-no-evidence-of-a-causal-relationship
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Yan Borné, Iram Faqir Muhammad, Laura Lorés-Motta, Bo Hedblad, Peter M Nilsson, Olle Melander, Eiko K de Jong, Anna M Blom, Anneke I den Hollander, Gunnar Engström
Purpose: This study explored whether complement factor 3 (C3) in plasma is associated with incidence of diabetes in a population-based cohort. We also identified genetic variants related to C3 and explored whether C3 and diabetes share common genetic determinants. Methods: C3 was analyzed in plasma from 4368 non-diabetic subjects, 46-68 years old, from the Malmö Diet and Cancer study (MDC). Incidence of diabetes was studied in relation to C3 levels during 17.7±4...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029196/association-between-coronary-artery-calcification-and-the-hemoglobin-glycation-index-the-kangbuk-samsung-health-study
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Eun-Jung Rhee, Jung-Hwan Cho, Hyemi Kwon, Se Eun Park, Cheol-Young Park, Ki-Won Ho, Sung-Woo Park, Won-Young Lee
Context: The hemoglobin glycation index (HGI) is known to be correlated with the risk of cardiovascular disease. Objective: To analyze the association between incident coronary artery calcification (CAC) and the changes in the HGI in participants without diabetes, over 4 years. Design: Setting, and Participants: A retrospective study of two-thousand-and-fifty-two participants in whom the coronary artery calcium score (CACS) was measured repeatedly over 4 years, as part of a health check-up program in Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, and had no CAC at the baseline...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029184/low-plasma-adiponectin-concentrations-predict-increases-in-visceral-adiposity-and-insulin-resistance
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Seung Jin Han, Edward J Boyko, Wilfred Y Fujimoto, Steven E Kahn, Donna L Leonetti
Context: Plasma adiponectin concentration has been shown to be inversely associated with body mass index (BMI) and insulin resistance in cross-sectional research. However, it is unclear whether adiponectin predicts future body composition and insulin resistance. Objective: To investigate the potential relationship between adiponectin concentration and future regional body fat distribution and insulin resistance. Design and Setting: Community-based prospective cohort study with 5 years of follow-up...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029108/relative-risks-of-contributing-factors-to-morbidity-and-mortality-in-adults-with-craniopharyngioma-on-gh-replacement
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Kevin C J Yuen, Anders F Mattsson, Pia Burman, Eva-Marie Erfurth, Cecilia Camacho-Hubner, Janet L Fox, Johan Verhelst, Mitchell E Geffner, Roger Abs
Context: Craniopharyngioma (CP) in adults, of either childhood-onset (CO-CP) or adult-onset (AO-CP), is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, but data on the relative risks (RRs) of contributing factors are lacking. Objective: To assess the RRs of factors contributing to morbidity and mortality of adults with CO-CP and AO-CP. Methods: Data on 1,669 CP patients from KIMS (Pfizer International Metabolic Database) were analyzed using univariate and multiple Poisson and Cox regression methods...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029077/association-of-obesity-diabetes-and-risk-of-tuberculosis-two-population-based-cohorts
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Hsien-Ho Lin, Chieh-Yin Wu, Chih-Hui Wang, Han Fu, Knut Lonnroth, Yi-Cheng Chang, Yen-Tsung Huang
Background: Mounting data has revealed that body mass index (BMI) is inversely associated with risk of active tuberculosis. The inverse association presents a "paradox" with regard to diabetes, since obesity is a major determinant of diabetes, and diabetes is a well-known risk factor for tuberculosis. Methods: We conducted two population-based cohort studies involving 167,392 participants. The main exposure was BMI and diabetes ascertained at baseline. Occurrence of incident tuberculosis was ascertained from the national Tuberculosis Registry...
September 26, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029007/presence-of-micro-and-macroalbuminuria-and-the-association-with-cardiac-mechanics-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Peter Godsk Jørgensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen, Rasmus Mogelvang, Thomas Fritz-Hansen, Tina Vilsbøll, Peter Rossing, Jan Skov Jensen
Aims: Albuminuria-a marker of generalized vascular dysfunction-is a strong predictor of heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes which may be caused by concomitant myocardial dysfunction reflecting the same underlying pathogenesis. Methods and results: We included 915 patients with type 2 diabetes from two secondary care centres and stratified according to albuminuria status in normo-, micro-, and macroalbuminuria. We performed comprehensive echocardiography including conventional imaging, tissue Doppler imaging, and 2D speckle tracking...
October 3, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028997/serum-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-reveals-soluble-egfr-to-be-a-marker-of-insulin-resistance-in-male-mice-and-humans
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Mayu Kyohara, Jun Shirakawa, Tomoko Okuyama, Ayuko Kimura, Yu Togashi, Kazuki Tajima, Hisashi Hirano, Yasuo Terauchi
To identify circulating factors as candidates involved in type 2 diabetes (T2DM), we conducted two different quantitative proteomic analyses: 1) db/db mouse sera were compared with db/+ mouse sera obtained at 4, 8, 12, and 24 weeks of age, and 2) db/db mouse sera from animals treated with liraglutide were compared with sera from animals without liraglutide treatment. 20 and eight proteins were differentially expressed in db/db mouse sera in the first experiment and in db/db mouse sera after liraglutide treatment in the second experiment, respectively...
October 5, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028847/is-history-of-periodontitis-a-risk-factor-for-peri-implant-disease-a-pilot-study
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Mehmet Ali Altay, Sinan Tozoğlu, Nelli Yıldırımyan, Mehmet Mustafa Özarslan
PURPOSE: The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate clinical outcomes of implant treatment in periodontally compromised patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Partially edentulous patients who were diagnosed and treated for chronic periodontitis and later rehabilitated with implant-supported single crowns or fixed partial dentures were enrolled in this study. At the final follow-up, data on probing pocket depth and bleeding on probing were collected, and changes in peri-implant bone levels were assessed on periapical radiographs...
October 13, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028831/short-term-vitamin-e-treatment-impairs-reactive-oxygen-species-signaling-required-for-adipose-tissue-expansion-resulting-in-fatty-liver-and-insulin-resistance-in-obese-mice
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Martin Alcala, Maria Calderon-Dominguez, Dolors Serra, Laura Herrero, Maria P Ramos, Marta Viana
OBJECTIVES: The use of antioxidant therapy in the treatment of oxidative stress-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or obesity remains controversial. Our aim is to demonstrate that antioxidant supplementation may promote negative effects if used before the establishment of oxidative stress due to a reduced ROS generation under physiological levels, in a mice model of obesity. METHODS: C57BL/6J mice were fed with a high-fat diet for 14 weeks, with (OE group) or without (O group) vitamin E supplementation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028824/the-association-between-serum-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-a-cluster-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-adolescents-the-champs-study-dk
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Natascha Holbæk Pedersen, Jakob Tarp, Lars Bo Andersen, Anne Kær Gejl, Tao Huang, Lone Peijs, Anna Bugge
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes pose a global health burden. Therefore, clarifying the pathology of these risk factors is essential. Previous studies have found positive and negative associations between one or more cardiovascular risk factors and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) probably due to diverse methodological approaches when analysing peripheral BDNF levels. Moreover, only a few studies have been performed in youth populations. Consequently, the main objective of this study was to examine the association between serum BDNF and a composite z-score consisting of six cardiovascular risk factors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028680/association-between-dioxin-and-metabolic-syndrome-by-age-and-sex-in-an-endemic-area-of-exposure-in-taiwan
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Chien-Yuan Huang, Ching-Chang Lee, Jung-Wei Chang, Ya-Yun Cheng, Yau-Chang Kuo, How-Ran Guo, Chen-Long Wu
BACKGROUND: Some of the effects of dioxins seem to be different between men and women, and exposures starting at an early age seem to have more prominent effects. Therefore, we conducted a study in Taiwan to evaluate the associations between exposure to polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) and metabolic syndrome (MetS) starting at different ages in both sexes. METHODS: We recruited participants from an area where residents were exposed to PCDD/Fs released from a factory and defined serum PCDD/Fs levels ≥20 pg WHO98-TEQDF/g lipid as high dioxin levels...
October 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028677/are-people-with-a-history-of-disease-more-susceptible-to-a-short-term-exposure-to-asian-dust-a-case-crossover-study-among-the-elderly-in-japan
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Saori Kashima, Takashi Yorifuji, Etsuji Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Factors influencing the susceptibility of the elderly to the adverse health effects of short-term exposure to desert dust have yet to be explored. We aimed to identify the disease histories that increase the susceptibility of the elderly to disease onset induced by dust events. METHODS: We used a time-stratified case-crossover design using data on 17,874 elderly residents (≥65 years) of Okayama, Japan, who were transported to hospital emergency rooms because of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases between 2006 and 2010...
October 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028675/the-risk-of-stroke-in-physicians-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Hon-Pheng Tam, Hung-Jung Lin, Shih-Feng Weng, Chien-Chin Hsu, Jhi-Joung Wang, Shih-Bin Su, Chien-Cheng Huang, How-Ran Guo
BACKGROUND: Physicians in Taiwan work in stressful workplaces and have heavy workloads, both of which may contribute to the occurrence of a stroke. However, it is not clear whether they have a higher risk of stroke. Therefore, we conducted a population-based cohort study to compare the risks of stroke between physicians and the general population and among subgroups of physicians in Taiwan. METHODS: In the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan, we identified 28,062 physicians and selected 84,186 age- and sex-matched nonmedical staff beneficiaries as the references...
October 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028674/urinary-bisphenol-a-concentration-and-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-in-chinese-women
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Xia Wang, Xu Wang, Qian Chen, Zhong-Cheng Luo, Shasha Zhao, Weiye Wang, Hui-Juan Zhang, Jun Zhang, Fengxiu Ouyang
BACKGROUND: Bisphenol A (BPA) has been associated with variable metabolic effects in animal models. It is unknown whether BPA exposure affects glucose tolerance in pregnancy. We aimed to investigate whether maternal urinary BPA concentration is associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS: This study included 620 pregnant women from Shanghai, China 2012-2013. Maternal urinary BPA concentration was measured by high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS)...
October 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028660/cumulative-exposure-of-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-is-associated-with-kidney-tubulopathy-whether-it-is-currently-used-or-discontinued-in-hiv-infected-patients
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Takeshi Nishijima, Yoshikazu Mutoh, Yohei Kawasaki, Kiyomi Tomonari, Yoshimi Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Gatanaga, Shinichi Oka
OBJECTIVE: TDF increases the risk of kidney tubular dysfunction (KTD). This study was conducted to elucidate whether KTD persists after discontinuation of TDF. DESIGN: A prospective cross-sectional study which enrolled 941 HIV-1-infected patients. METHODS: KTD was predefined as the presence of at least two abnormalities among the five tubular markers (fractional excretion of phosphate, fractional excretion of uric acid, β2-microglobulinuria, N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase, non-diabetic glycosuria)...
October 12, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028632/procalcitonin-as-a-diagnostic-and-prognostic-marker-in-diabetic-foot-infection-a-current-literature-review
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Dimitrios Velissaris, Nikolaos-Dimitrios Pantzaris, Christina Platanaki, Nikolina Antonopoulou, Charalampos Gogos
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a very common cause of mortality and morbidity. The distinction between infected and non-infected DFU remains a very challenging task for clinicians in everyday practice. Even when infection is documented, the spectrum of diabetic foot infection is wide, ranging from cellulitis and soft tissue infection to osteomyelitis. Procalcitonin (PCT), a well-established sepsis biomarker, has been used in the diagnosis of several infections including osteomyelitis in patients with diabetes mellitus...
October 11, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
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