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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547797/vitamin-d-receptor-agonists-regulate-ocular-developmental-angiogenesis-and-modulate-expression-of-dre-mir-21-and-vegf
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Stephanie L Merrigan, Breandán N Kennedy
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pathological growth of ocular vasculature networks can underpin visual impairment in neovascular age-related macular degeneration, proliferative diabetic retinopathy and retinopathy of prematurity. Our aim was to uncover novel pharmacological regulators of ocular angiogenesis by phenotype-based screening in zebrafish. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: A bioactive chemical library of 465 drugs was screened to identify small molecule inhibitors of ocular hyaloid vasculature (HV) angiogenesis in zebrafish larvae...
May 26, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546765/vitamin-d-prohormone-in-the-treatment-of-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Claudia Friedl, Emanuel Zitt
Secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) represents the adaptive and very often, finally, maladaptive response of the organism to control the disturbed homeostasis of calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D metabolism caused by declining renal function in chronic kidney disease (CKD). sHPT leads to cardiovascular and extravascular calcifications and is directly linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality as well as excess all-cause mortality. Vitamin D plays an important role in the development of sHPT...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546302/considerations-and-controversies-in-managing-chronic-kidney-disease-an-update
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REVIEW
Lalita Prasad-Reddy, Diana Isaacs, Alexander Kantorovich
PURPOSE: Current considerations and controversies surrounding the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are reviewed. SUMMARY: Patients diagnosed with CKD require a unique clinical approach to prevent medication toxicities and ensure appropriate management of disease-progressing comorbidities, and they require attention to commonly occurring complications that may affect disease control and impact quality of life, including anemia and CKD-bone-mineral disorder (CKD-BMD)...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543073/rapid-response-to-intravenous-vitamin%C3%A2-k-may-obviate-the-need-to-transfuse-prothrombin-complex-concentrates
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Tanmay Sahai, Maria F Tavares, Joseph D Sweeney
BACKGROUND: Patients on warfarin who present with bleeding or who require an urgent procedure are commonly treated with intravenous (IV) vitamin K, which is supplemented with repletion of the vitamin K factors using either plasma or a prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC). In some such cases, use of vitamin K alone could be adequate to achieve acceptable hemostasis. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: An algorithm emphasizing the use of vitamin K alone in patients presenting with non-life-threatening bleeding was encouraged, with repeat testing of the international normalized ratio (INR) within 5 hours...
May 19, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541582/definition-of-a-tolerable-upper-intake-level-of-niacin-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-dose-dependent-effects-of-nicotinamide-and-nicotinic-acid-supplementation
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Clara Minto, Maria Gabriella Vecchio, Manfred Lamprecht, Dario Gregori
Nicotinic acid and nicotinamide are soluble compounds of the vitamin B group, widely used to regulate the lipid profile in hyperlipidemic individuals. Higher doses of nicotinic acid are associated with adverse effects, especially flushing. A unique tolerable upper intake level (UL) of nicotinic acid has not been defined. This meta-analysis aims to evaluate adverse effects and their incidence after supplementation with different doses of nicotinic acid and nicotinamide, comparing results with current ULs in Europe and the United States...
May 25, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536085/interaction-between-the-effects-of-the-selective-estrogen-modulator-femarelle-and-a-vitamin-d-analog-in-human-umbilical-artery-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Dalia Somjen, Esther Knoll, Orli Sharon, Ariel Many, Naftali Stern
To further investigate the interaction between vitamin D system and estrogen-mimetic compounds in the human vasculature we studied the effect of the "less- calcemic" analog of 1,25(OH)2D3 (1,25D); JK 1624F2-2 (JKF) in the presence of selective estrogen modulator femarelle (F), the phytoestrogen daidzein (D) and estradiol-17b (E2) on (3)[H] thymidine incorporation (DNA synthesis) and creatine kinase specific activity (CK) in human umbilical artery vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC). F, D and E2, stimulated DNA synthesis at low concentrations, and inhibited it at high concentrations...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534346/the-use-of-inexpensive-broad-spectrum-lower-toxicity-therapeutics-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Goran Marjanovic
The use of new and highly efficient targeted therapies for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is costly and out of reach for many health care systems. On the other hand, in recent years, few inexpensive, broad-spectrum low-toxicity therapeutics have proven to be effective both in the preclinical and clinical settings. In early-stage CLL, the use of 2000 mg of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) from the green tea extract twice a day was able to reduce the absolute leukocyte count. Supplementation of >2000 IU/day of Vitamin D in early low-risk CLL patients is able to delay disease progression and postpone the moment of initiation of the first treatment...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531780/vitamin-d-status-and-the-effects-of-oral-vitamin-d-treatment-in-children-with-vitiligo-a-prospective-study
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Gülay Karagüzel, Nil P Sakarya, Sevgi Bahadır, Selçuk Yaman, Ayşenur Ökten
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Vitiligo is a pigmentary disorder and autoimmune pathogenesis seems most likely. Decreased vitamin D levels have been related to several autoimmune diseases. Little is known about the association of vitiligo and vitamin D. We aimed to evaluate serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels in children with vitiligo and to determine the efficacy of oral vitamin D therapy on the repigmentation of vitamin D deficient patients. METHODS: Thirty patients aged 6-17 years with vitiligo and 30 sex- and age-matched apparently healthy controls were included in this prospective study...
October 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527581/nuclear-receptors-in-skeletal-homeostasis
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Hao Zuo, Yihong Wan
Nuclear receptors are a family of transcription factors that can be activated by lipophilic ligands. They are fundamental regulators of development, reproduction, and energy metabolism. In bone, nuclear receptors enable bone cells, including osteoblasts, osteoclasts, and osteocytes, to sense their dynamic microenvironment and maintain normal bone development and remodeling. Our views of the molecular mechanisms in this process have advanced greatly in the past decade. Drugs targeting nuclear receptors are widely used in the clinic for treating patients with bone disorders such as osteoporosis by modulating bone formation and resorption rates...
2017: Current Topics in Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526374/impact-of-high-dose-vitamin-d3-on-plasma-free-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-concentrations-and-antimicrobial-peptides-in-critically-ill-mechanically-ventilated-adults
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Jenny E Han, Jessica A Alvarez, Jennifer L Jones, Vin Tangpricha, Mona A Brown, Li Hao, Lou Ann S Brown, Greg S Martin, Thomas R Ziegler
OBJECTIVES: High-dose vitamin D3 increases plasma total 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] in critically ill, ventilated patients; however, to our knowledge, the effect on plasma levels of free (nonprotein-bound) 25(OH)D has not been investigated in critical illness. Moreover, the relationship of free 25(OH)D and the regulation of endogenous antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) remains unknown. The aims of this study were to determine in critically ill adults with respiratory failure the effect of previous high-dose regimens of vitamin D3 on free 25(OH)D concentrations, the relationship of free 25(OH)D with circulating cathelicidin (LL-37) and human beta-defensin-2 (hBD-2), and the associations between plasma levels of free 25(OH)D and these AMPs to alveolar macrophage phagocytosis function...
June 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523260/combination-therapy-of-raloxifene-and-alendronate-for-treatment-of-osteoporosis-in-elderly-women
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Mi Jung Um, Eun A Cho, Hyuk Jung
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of the combination of raloxifene and alendronate with those of monotherapies in elderly women with osteoporosis. METHODS: Sixty-two postmenopausal women (mean age 63.5 ± 0.5 years) attending gynecologic osteoporosis clinics with established osteoporosis were randomly allocated to one of four treatment groups and monitored for 3 years. All patients enrolled in this study, including those in the control group (n = 14), received 1...
April 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522672/risk-of-ischemic-stroke-associated-with-calcium-supplements-with-or-without-vitamin-d-a-nested-case-control-study
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Francisco J de Abajo, Sara Rodríguez-Martín, Antonio Rodríguez-Miguel, Miguel J Gil
BACKGROUND: There is controversy surrounding the risk of ischemic stroke associated with the use of calcium supplements either in monotherapy or in combination with vitamin D. METHODS AND RESULTS: A nested case-control study was performed with patients aged 40 to 89 years old, among whom a total of 2690 patients had a first episode of nonfatal ischemic stroke and for which 19 538 controls were randomly selected from the source population and frequency-matched with cases for age, sex, and calendar year...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28519964/association-between-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-glycated-hemoglobin-levels-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Lee Ling Lim, Yong Muh Ng, Pei San Kang, Soo Kun Lim
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: Vitamin D is suggested to influence glucose homeostasis. An inverse relationship between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and glycemic control in non-chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) was reported. We aimed to examine this association among T2D patients with CKD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 100 T2D participants with stage 3-4 CKD were recruited. Blood for HbA1c , serum 25(OH)D, renal, and lipid profiles were drawn at enrolment...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518221/micronutrient-supplementation-in-adults-with-hiv-infection
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REVIEW
Marianne E Visser, Solange Durao, David Sinclair, James H Irlam, Nandi Siegfried
BACKGROUND: Micronutrient deficiencies are common among adults living with HIV disease, particularly in low-income settings where the diet may be low in essential vitamins and minerals. Some micronutrients play critical roles in maintenance of the immune system, and routine supplementation could therefore be beneficial. This is an update of a Cochrane Review previously published in 2010. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether micronutrient supplements are effective and safe in reducing mortality and HIV-related morbidity of HIV-positive adults (excluding pregnant women)...
May 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515107/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-the-effect-of-vitamin-d3-supplementation-on-breast-density-in-premenopausal-women
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Jacques Brisson, Sylvie Bérubé, Caroline Diorio, Benoit Masse, Julie Lemieux, Thierry Duchesne, Edgar Delvin, Reinhold Vieth, Martin J Yaffe, Jocelyne Chiquette
BACKGROUND: This double-blind, placebo-controlled parallel-group trial assessed whether oral supplementation with 1,000, 2,000 or 3,000 IU/day vitamin D3 over one year reduces percent mammographic breast density in premenopausal women. METHODS: The trial was conducted between October 2012 and June 2015, among premenopausal female volunteers from Quebec City (Quebec, Canada). Women were randomized with ratio 1:1:1:1 to one of four study arms (1,000, 2,000 or 3,000 IU/d vitamin D3 or placebo)...
May 17, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513555/effect-of-low-dose-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-serum-25-oh-d-in-school-children-and-white-collar-workers
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Ronghua Zhang, Xiamusiye Muyiduli, Danting Su, Biao Zhou, Yueqiang Fang, Shuying Jiang, Shuojia Wang, Lichun Huang, Minjia Mo, Minchao Li, Bule Shao, Yunxian Yu
OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to investigate the nutritional vitamin D status of school children aged 9-15 years and white-collar workers in Zhejiang province, and evaluate the efficacy of low-dose-oral vitamin D supplementation in both populations. METHODS: We conducted a prospective controlled trial during March 2014 to November 2015, comparing the efficacy of vitamin D supplements (400 IU/day) with non-intervention for 18 months in school children aged 9-15 years...
May 17, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509131/growth-hormone-therapy-for-a-patient-with-idiopathic-fanconi-syndrome-and-growth-hormone-deficiency
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Takayuki Okamoto, Yasuyuki Sato, Takeshi Yamazaki, Asako Hayashi, Toshiyuki Takahashi
Idiopathic Fanconi syndrome (FS) is characterized by a generalized dysfunction of the renal proximal tubules. Patients with FS often exhibit growth retardation due to complex factors, such as hypophosphatemia, metabolic acidosis, disturbed vitamin D metabolism and hypokalemia. To date, one FS patient has been reported to exhibit growth failure due to growth hormone deficiency (GHD), but the long-term clinical course of recombinant human GH (rhGH) therapy has not been reported. At 10 months of age, the patient was admitted to our hospital due to growth failure...
May 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509123/serum-calcitriol-levels-in-a-patient-with-x-linked-hypophosphatemia-complicated-by-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
#18
Satomi Kajita, Takehisa Yamamoto, Naoko Tsugawa, Hirohumi Nakayama, Takuo Kubota, Toshimi Michigami, Keiichi Ozono
Serum calcitriol [1,25(OH)2D] levels are low normal in the presence of hypophosphatemia in X-linked dominant hypophosphatemic rickets (XLH) due to elevated serum fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) levels. We report a peculiar finding of markedly elevated serum 1,25(OH)2D levels in a patient with XLH complicated by autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and retinitis pigmentosa (RP). She was diagnosed with XLH, ADPKD and RP at the age of 5, 13 and 15 years, respectively. After the diagnosis of ADPKD, the 1,25(OH)2D levels increased up to 282 pg/mL treated with a pharmacological dose of 1αOHD3 (1αOHD3)...
May 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508087/the-vitamin-d-for-enhancing-the-immune-system-in-cystic-fibrosis-disc-trial-rationale-and-design-of-a-multi-center-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-high-dose-bolus-administration-of-vitamin-d3-during-acute-pulmonary-exacerbation-of-cystic-fibrosis
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Vin Tangpricha, Ellen M Smith, Jose Binongo, Suzanne E Judd, Thomas R Ziegler, Seth Walker, Rabindra Tirouvanziam, Susu M Zughaier, Moon Jeong Lee, Supavit Chesdachai, Wendy A Hermes, James F Chmiel, Amit Gaggar, Ruth E Grossmann, Patricia M Joseph, Jessica A Alvarez
Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in children and adults with cystic fibrosis (CF). Recent studies have found an association between vitamin D status and risk of pulmonary exacerbations in children and adults with CF. The ongoing Vitamin D for enhancing the Immune System in Cystic fibrosis (DISC) study is a multi-center, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial that will test the hypothesis of whether high dose vitamin D given as a single oral bolus of 250,000 IU to adults with CF during a pulmonary exacerbation followed by a maintenance dose of vitamin D will improve time to next pulmonary exacerbation and re-hospitalization, improve survival and lung function compared to placebo and reduce the rates of pulmonary exacerbation,...
June 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507182/association-between-dairy-product-consumption-and-incidence-of-total-hip-arthroplasty-for-osteoarthritis
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Sultana Monira Hussain, Flavia M Cicuttini, Graham G Giles, Stephen E Graves, Anita E Wluka, Yuanyuan Wang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this prospective cohort study was to determine whether dairy product consumption was associated with the incidence of total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: There were 38,924 participants from the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study who had dairy product consumption recorded in 1990-1994. The incidence of total hip arthroplasty for OA during 2001-2013 was determined by linking cohort records to the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
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