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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214846/circulating-mir-30d-predicts-survival-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
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Junjie Xiao, Rongrong Gao, Yihua Bei, Qiulian Zhou, Yanli Zhou, Haifeng Zhang, Mengchao Jin, Siqi Wei, Kai Wang, Xuejuan Xu, Wenming Yao, Dongjie Xu, Fang Zhou, Jingfa Jiang, Xinli Li, Saumya Das
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Identification of novel biomarkers to identify acute heart failure (AHF) patients at high risk of mortality is an area of unmet clinical need. Recently, we reported that the baseline level of circulating miR-30d was associated with left ventricular remodeling in response to cardiac resynchronization therapy in advanced chronic heart failure patients. However, the role of circulating miR-30d as a prognostic marker of survival in patients with AHF has not been explored...
February 16, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213976/enhancement-of-%C3%AE-globin-gene-expression-in-thalassemic-ivs2-654-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-erythroid-cells-by-modified-u7-snrna
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Phetcharat Phanthong, Suparerk Borwornpinyo, Narisorn Kitiyanant, Natee Jearawiriyapaisarn, Lalana Nuntakarn, Jirawat Saetan, Tiwaporn Nualkaew, Khanit Sa-Ngiamsuntorn, Usanarat Anurathapan, Andras Dinnyes, Yindee Kitiyanant, Suradej Hongeng
The therapeutic use of patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) is emerging as a potential treatment of β-thalassemia. Ideally, patient-specific iPSCs would be genetically corrected by various approaches to treat β-thalassemia including lentiviral gene transfer, lentivirus-delivered shRNA, and gene editing. These corrected iPSCs would be subsequently differentiated into hematopoietic stem cells and transplanted back into the same patient. In this article, we present a proof of principle study for disease modeling and screening using iPSCs to test the potential use of the modified U7 small nuclear (sn) RNA to correct a splice defect in IVS2-654 β-thalassemia...
February 18, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212898/low-serum-iron-is-associated-with-high-serum-intact-fgf23-in-elderly-men-the-swedish-mros-study
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Catharina Lewerin, Östen Ljunggren, Herman Nilsson-Ehle, Magnus K Karlsson, Hans Herlitz, Mattias Lorentzon, Claes Ohlsson, Dan Mellström
BACKGROUND: Fibroblast growth factor (FGF23) is a protein that is produced by osteoblasts and osteocytes. Increased serum levels of FGF23 have been associated with increased risks of osteoporotic fractures and cardiovascular disease, particularly in participants with poor renal function. Serum iron (Fe) has been suggested as a regulator of FGF23 homeostasis. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether Fe and iron status are determinants of the levels of intact FGF23 (iFGF23) in elderly men...
February 14, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210642/high-output-heart-failure-contributing-to-recurrent-epistaxis-kiesselbach-area-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia
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Venugopal Brijmohan Bhattad, Jennifer N Bowman, Hemang B Panchal, Timir K Paul
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome, is a rare genetic blood disorder that leads to abnormal bleeding due to absent capillaries and multiple abnormal blood vessels known as arteriovenous malformations. A feature of HHT is high-output heart failure due to multiple arteriovenous malformations. High-output heart failure can lead to recurrent epistaxis Kiesselbach area syndrome (REKAS), further exacerbating heart failure through increased blood loss and resultant anemia...
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210014/dilemma-correlation-between-serum-level-of-hepcidin-and-il-6-in-anemic-myeloma-patients
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Lejla Ibricevic-Balic, Emina Icindic-Nakas, Sabaheta Hasic, Emina Kiseljakovic, Alma Sofo-Hafizovic, Sefkija Balic
INTRODUCTION: Anemia occurs in 60% to 80 % of patients with newly diagnosed myeloma multiplex (MM). The cause of anemia in MM is probably multi factorial and involved among the others hepcidin and some cytokines, especially interleukine-6. Anemia in MM is one of the risk factor used in Durie-Salmon classification for staging and prognostic score. Treatment options are set according to this score with most significant impact on survival. AIM: To estimate baseline level of serum hepcidin, IL-6 and iron metabolism markers in anemic MM patients, possible role of hepcidin and its interaction with IL-6...
December 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209075/investigation-of-optimum-n-terminal-probrain-natriuretic-peptide-level-in-patients-on-maintained-hemodialysis
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Lan Chen, Ying-Ying Chen, Yi-Sheng Ling, Chun-Hua Lin, Jin-Xuan He, Tian-Jun Guan
BACKGROUND: Serum N-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) level is known to be strongly associated with fluid overload, and serves as a guide for fluid management in patients on hemodialysis (HD). This study aimed at investigating the relationship between NT-proBNP level and blood pressure (BP), ultrafiltration/dry weight ratio as well as hemoglobin, and to explore the optimal cutoff point of NT-proBNP level in Chinese patients on HD. METHODS: A total of 2306 patients on maintained HD for stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) were included in this prospective study...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201997/the-association-between-interleukin-19-concentration-and-diabetic-nephropathy
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Li Li, Xu-Gan Jiang, Juan-Yu Hu, ZHeng-Qing Yu, Jian-Yong Xu, Fan Liu, Guang-Chun Zhao, Lei Zhang, Hui-Ming Gu, Si-Jing Zhang, Jin Meng
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-19 (IL-19) is a newly discovered cytokine belonging to the Interleukin-10(IL-10) family. IL-19 have indispensable functions in many inflammatory processes and also can induce the angiogenic potential of endothelial cells. The purpose of present study was to investigate the relation of serum interleukin-19 (IL-19) levels with diabetic nephropathy (DN). METHODS: Two hundred study groups of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) (109 males and 91 females) were recruited, included normoalbuminuria(n = 102), microalbuminuria(n = 72) and macroalbuminuria(n = 26) ...
February 15, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201922/diagnosis-of-osteoporosis-in-rural-arctic-greenland-a-clinical-case-using-plain-chest-radiography-for-secondary-prevention-and-consideration-of-tools-for-primary-prevention-in-remote-areas
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Inuuteq Fleischer, Louise K Schæbel, Nadja Albertsen, Vibeke N Sørensen, Stig Andersen
CONTEXT: Osteoporosis is a frequent disease in many populations. The hallmark is fragility fractures, which are harbingers of future fractures, disability, mortality and cost on society. The occurrence increases with age, low vitamin D level and smoking. Smoking rates are high, vitamin D is low and life expectancy is rising steeply in Greenland, as is the need for focus on osteoporosis. We report a case that uses a simple and readily available tool to diagnose osteoporosis at the hospital in Sisimiut, a town of 5000 inhabitants on the west coast of Greenland...
January 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199805/bariatric-surgery-versus-intensive-medical-therapy-for-diabetes-5-year-outcomes
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Philip R Schauer, Deepak L Bhatt, John P Kirwan, Kathy Wolski, Ali Aminian, Stacy A Brethauer, Sankar D Navaneethan, Rishi P Singh, Claire E Pothier, Steven E Nissen, Sangeeta R Kashyap
Background Long-term results from randomized, controlled trials that compare medical therapy with surgical therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes are limited. Methods We assessed outcomes 5 years after 150 patients who had type 2 diabetes and a body-mass index (BMI; the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters) of 27 to 43 were randomly assigned to receive intensive medical therapy alone or intensive medical therapy plus Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy. The primary outcome was a glycated hemoglobin level of 6...
16, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194266/serum-albumin-levels-and-their-correlates-among-individuals-with-motor-disorders-at-five-institutions-in-japan
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Hiroko Ohwada, Takeo Nakayama, Yuki Kanaya, Yuki Tanaka
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The level of serum albumin is an index of nourishment care and management. However, the distribution and correlates of serum albumin levels among individuals with motor disorders have not been reported until now. Therefore, we examined the distribution and correlates of serum albumin levels among individuals with motor disorders. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A cross-sectional study on 249 individuals with motor disabilities (144 men, mean age: 51.4 years; 105 women, mean age: 51...
February 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193153/molecular-evolution-of-globin-genes-in-gymnotiform-electric-fishes-relation-to-hypoxia-tolerance
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Ran Tian, Mauricio Losilla, Ying Lu, Guang Yang, Harold Zakon
BACKGROUND: Nocturnally active gymnotiform weakly electric fish generate electric signals for communication and navigation, which can be energetically taxing. These fish mainly inhabit the Amazon basin, where some species prefer well-oxygenated waters and others live in oxygen-poor, stagnant habitats. The latter species show morphological, physiological, and behavioral adaptations for hypoxia-tolerance. However, there have been no studies of hypoxia tolerance on the molecular level. Globins are classic respiratory proteins...
February 13, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188973/association-between-sarcopenia-and-nutritional-status-and-physical-activity-among-community-dwelling-chinese-adults-aged-60%C3%A2-years-and-older
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Shan Hai, Li Cao, Hui Wang, Jianghua Zhou, Ping Liu, Ying Yang, Qiukui Hao, Birong Dong
AIM: The aim of the present study was to examine the association between sarcopenia and nutritional status and physical activity among community-dwelling Chinese people aged 60 years and older. METHODS: This study was carried out on 836 community-dwelling Chinese individuals aged ≥60 years to evaluate sarcopenia using the Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia criteria. Sociodemographic characteristics and lifestyle habits were collected using a general questionnaire...
February 11, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188967/prevalence-of-anemia-and-iron-deficiency-in-older-portuguese-adults-an-empire-substudy
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António Robalo Nunes, Cândida Fonseca, Filipa Marques, Aurora Belo, Dialina Brilhante, José Cortez
AIM: The present study aimed to characterize the prevalence of anemia and iron deficiency in older Portuguese adults, and to compare it with the prevalence in younger individuals. METHODS: A population-based, cross-sectional study (EMPIRE study) enrolling a representative sample of 6267 adults aged <65 years and 1617 adults aged ≥65 years was carried out. Hemoglobin, ferritin, creatinine and C-reactive protein levels were measured by Point-of-Care tests. RESULTS: Anemia was more prevalent (P < 0...
February 11, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183559/factors-associated-with-blood-transfusion-during-intracranial-aneurysm-surgery
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Jessica N Yee, Antoun Koht, Robert J McCarthy, John F Bebawy
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors associated with intraoperative blood transfusions in patients presenting for intracranial aneurysm surgery in the current era of more restrictive transfusion guidelines. DESIGN: Retrospective observational cohort study with stepwise, multivariate binary logistic regression analysis. SETTING: Tertiary care university teaching hospital. PATIENTS: Four hundred seventy-one consecutive patients undergoing intracranial aneurysm surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL) from 2006 to 2012...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182722/hemoglobin-glycation-index-as-a-useful-predictor-of-therapeutic-responses-to-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitors-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Yu-Wei Chen, Jun-Sing Wang, Wayne H-H Sheu, Shih-Yi Lin, I-Te Lee, Yuh-Min Song, Chia-Po Fu, Chia-Lin Lee
INTRODUCTION: A high hemoglobin glycation index (HGI) and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level are associated with greater inflammatory status, and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors can suppress inflammation. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between HGI and the therapeutic effect of DPP-4 inhibitors. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study followed 468 patients with type 2 diabetes receiving DPP-4 inhibitor treatment for 1 year. Estimated HbA1c was calculated using a linear regression equation derived from another 2969 randomly extracted patients with type 2 diabetes based on fasting plasma glucose (FPG) level...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182041/assessment-of-health-related-quality-of-life-and-its-determinants-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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M Manavalan, A Majumdar, K T Harichandra Kumar, P S Priyamvada
Health-related quality of life is an important, yet neglected aspect of chronic kidney disease (CKD) care. We evaluated the quality of life and its determinants across CKD 3 to 5D using a kidney disease specific tool (Kidney Disease Quality of Life-SF™) in an underprivileged, predominantly rural population with high rates of illiteracy and unemployment. The scores of individual domains were summarized to three composite scores - physical composite summary (PCS), mental composite summary (MCS), and kidney disease component summary score (KDCS)(...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182038/study-of-anemia-in-nondialysis-dependent-chronic-kidney-disease-with-special-reference-to-serum-hepcidin
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H Goyal, S Mohanty, M Sharma, A Rani
We studied the role of serum hepcidin in anemia of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a hospital-based cross-sectional study. Serum hepcidin, ferritin, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) levels were evaluated in patients of CKD. Hepcidin levels were increased in patients as compared to healthy adults. Hepcidin levels increased as CKD progressed through stage 3-5 (P trend = 0.015) but did not correlate with estimated glomerular filtration rate. Hepcidin correlated positively with ferritin (P < 0...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179965/primary-care-based-investigation-of-the-effect-of-sitagliptin-on-blood-pressure-in-hypertensive-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Shouhei Yuasa, Kazuyoshi Sato, Takamoto Furuki, Kosuke Minamizawa, Hiroyuki Sakai, Yuichi Numata, Keiichi Chin, Jisho Kojima, Masaaki Miyakawa, Ikuro Matsuba
BACKGROUND: The influence of long-term sitagliptin therapy on office blood pressure (BP) and home BP has been unclear. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study of 454 patients with type 2 diabetes, the following variables were analyzed before and at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months after initiation of sitagliptin therapy: office systolic blood pressure (SBP), office diastolic blood pressure (DBP), office pulse rate, morning home SBP, morning home DBP, morning home pulse rate, evening home SBP, evening home DBP, evening home pulse rate, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), plasma glucose, lipid profile, and renal function parameters...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178945/comparative-genomics-of-canine-hemoglobin-genes-reveals-primacy-of-beta-subunit-delta-in-adult-carnivores
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Sara Zaldívar-López, Jennie L Rowell, Elise M Fiala, Isain Zapata, C Guillermo Couto, Carlos E Alvarez
BACKGROUND: The main function of hemoglobin (Hb) is to transport oxygen in the circulation. It is among the most highly studied proteins due to its roles in physiology and disease, and most of our understanding derives from comparative research. There is great diversity in Hb gene evolution in placental mammals, mostly in the repertoire and regulation of the β-globin subunits. Dogs are an ideal model in which to study Hb genes because: 1) they are members of Laurasiatheria, our closest relatives outside of Euarchontoglires (including primates, rodents and rabbits), 2) dog breeds are isolated populations with their own Hb-associated genetics and diseases, and 3) their high level of health care allows for development of biomedical investigation and translation...
February 8, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173916/effect-of-mineral-and-bone-metabolism-on-restless-legs-syndrome-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Precil D M M Neves, Fabiana G Graciolli, Ivone B Oliveira, Ramaiane A Bridi, Rosa M A Moysés, Rosilene M Elias
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a highly prevalent sleep disease among patients on hemodialysis. The physiopathology is still unclear, and may be multifactorial. Because of the association between iron metabolism and chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorders (CKD-MBD), we hypothesized that both factors would be associated with RLS. METHODS: We have evaluated hemodialysis patients, in a face-to-face interview for the diagnosis and severity of RLS, as measured by the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
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