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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141371/-effect-of-recombinant-human-growth-hormone-therapy-on-metabolic-parameters-in-patients-with-craniopharyngioma
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J F Mao, X Wang, S Y Xiong, J J Zheng, B Q Yu, M Nie, X Y Wu, S T Qi
Objective: To investigate the effects of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) on metabolic parameters in patients with craniopharyngioma surgeries. Methods: Totallys 30 patients with craniopharyngioma were included in this retrospective study. They were divided into growth hormone (GH) group and control group according to whether they received rhGH therapy or not. The following parameters, including body mass index (BMI), weight, waist circumstance, transaminase, fasting blood glucose, lipid profile and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) were compared after rhGH therapy for 4-6 months...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141072/association-of-cetp-gene-variants-with-risk-for-vascular-and-nonvascular-diseases-among-chinese-adults
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Iona Y Millwood, Derrick A Bennett, Michael V Holmes, Ruth Boxall, Yu Guo, Zheng Bian, Ling Yang, Sam Sansome, Yiping Chen, Huaidong Du, Canqing Yu, Alex Hacker, Dermot F Reilly, Yunlong Tan, Michael R Hill, Junshi Chen, Richard Peto, Hongbing Shen, Rory Collins, Robert Clarke, Liming Li, Robin G Walters, Zhengming Chen
Importance: Increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol through pharmacologic inhibition of cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) is a potentially important strategy for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Objective: To use genetic variants in the CETP gene to assess potential risks and benefits of lifelong lower CETP activity on CVD and other outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective biobank study included 151 217 individuals aged 30 to 79 years who were enrolled from 5 urban and 5 rural areas of China from June 25, 2004, through July 15, 2008...
November 15, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139315/statin-use-and-risk-for-type-2-diabetes-what-clinicians-should-know
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Kevin Maki, Veda Diwadkar-Navsariwala, Melvyn W Kramer
Statins are the first line of pharmacologic treatment for the management of hypercholesterolemia in patients at risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular (CV) disease. In recent years, several randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies have reported increased risk for new-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) with statin treatment, particularly with use of high-intensity statins that reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) by 50% or more. This paper summarizes the data from RCTs and observational studies for statin-associated T2D risk, and puts into perspective this evidence, weighed against the established benefits of statin therapy for CV risk reduction...
November 15, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139030/potential-risk-factors-for-reactive-arthritis-and-persistence-of-symptoms-at-2%C3%A2-years-a-case-control-study-with-longitudinal-follow-up
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Helga Raquel Garcia Ferrer, Alexander Azan, Isa Iraheta, Joan Von Feldt, Luis R Espinoza, Julia Manasson, Jose U Scher, Abraham Garcia Kutzbach, Alexis Ogdie
The objective of the study is to determine the risk factors for the development of reactive arthritis (ReA) and examine the factors associated with the persistence of symptoms. Patients with a new diagnosis of ReA and controls with a gastrointestinal (GI), urogenital, or sexually transmitted infection in the 3-6 months prior to study entry were prospectively enrolled in Guatemala City. ReA patients fulfilled the Assessment in Spondyloarthritis International Society criteria for peripheral spondyloarthropathy (SpA)...
November 14, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138063/polyrotaxane-based-systemic-delivery-of-%C3%AE-cyclodextrins-for-potentiating-therapeutic-efficacy-in-a-mouse-model-of-niemann-pick-type-c-disease
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Atsushi Tamura, Nobuhiko Yui
Niemann-Pick type C (NPC) disease is a fatal metabolic disorder characterized by the lysosomal accumulation of cholesterol. Although 2-hydroxypropyl β-cyclodextrin (HP-β-CD) promotes the excretion of cholesterol and prolongs the life span in animal models of NPC disease, it requires extremely high dose. We developed acid-labile β-CD-based polyrotaxanes (PRXs) comprising multiple β-CDs threaded along a polymer chain capped with acid-cleavable stopper molecules for potentiating therapeutic efficacy of β-CD in NPC disease...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138000/physiometabolic-effects-of-agave-salmiana-fructans-evaluated-in-wistar-rats
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A I Castillo Andrade, C Rivera Bautista, C Godínez Hernández, Ruiz Cabrera, C Fuentes Ahumada, E García Chávez, A Grajales Lagunes
A prospective completely randomized experimental study was conducted using 48 animals to evaluate the physiometabolic effects of Agave salmiana fructans as a dietary supplement in healthy Wistar rats. Five fructans concentrations from 5 to 20% (w/w) and one control were used in the rats' diet and were divided into six groups (n=8 rats/group). The treatments were carried out for 35 days, during which glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, body-weight gain, food intake, fecal excretion, organ weights, renal and hepatic functions and a histological analysis of the cecum were evaluated...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137927/the-cholesterol-lowering-effect-of-statins-is-potentiated-by-whole-grains-intake-the-polish-norwegian-study-pons
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Georgeta D Vaidean, Marta Manczuk, Sandeep S Vansal, Jacqueline Griffith
BACKGROUND: Hypercholesterolemia treatment guidelines emphasize an adequate whole grains (WG) intake, alone or complementary to pharmacological treatment. We conducted this study to compare the prevalence of adequate WG intake and levels of blood lipids according to the statin/WG intake status. METHODS: This cross-sectional analysis of a community-based study included 12,754 men and women, age 45-64. Statin use over past 30days was recorded by trained nurses. Food intake over past 12months was assessed by a validated food-frequency questionnaire...
November 11, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137283/c1q-tumor-necrosis-factor-related-protein-3-protects-macrophages-against-lps-induced-lipid-accumulation-inflammation-and-phenotype-transition-via-ppar%C3%AE-and-tlr4-mediated-pathways
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Jiale Lin, Qi Liu, Hui Zhang, Xingtao Huang, Ruoxi Zhang, Shuyuan Chen, Xuedong Wang, Bo Yu, Jingbo Hou
Macrophage inflammation and foam cell formation are critical events during the initiation and development of atherosclerosis (AS). C1q/tumor necrosis factor-related protein-3 (CTRP3) is a novel adipokine with anti-inflammatory and cardioprotection properties; however, little is known regarding the influence of CTRP3 on AS. As macrophages play a key role in AS, this study investigated the effects of CTRP3 on macrophage lipid metabolism, inflammatory reactions, and phenotype transition, as well as underlying mechanisms, to reveal the relationship between CTRP3 and AS...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137039/association-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-components-with-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality-in-the-elderly-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-cohort-studies
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Sang-Yhun Ju, June-Young Lee, Do-Hoon Kim
There is increasing evidence regarding the relationship between metabolic syndrome and mortality. However, previous research examining metabolic syndrome and mortality in older populations has produced mixed results. In addition, there is a clear need to identify and manage individual components of metabolic syndrome to decrease cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. In this meta-analysis, we searched the MEDLINE databases using PubMed, Cochrane Library, and EMBASE databases. Based on 20 prospective cohort studies, metabolic syndrome was associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality [relative risk (RR), 1...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136510/genomic-subtypes-of-non-invasive-bladder-cancer-with-distinct-metabolic-profile-and-female-gender-bias-in-kdm6a-mutation-frequency
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Carolyn D Hurst, Olivia Alder, Fiona M Platt, Alastair Droop, Lucy F Stead, Julie E Burns, George J Burghel, Sunjay Jain, Leszek J Klimczak, Helen Lindsay, Jo-An Roulson, Claire F Taylor, Helene Thygesen, Angus J Cameron, Anne J Ridley, Helen R Mott, Dmitry A Gordenin, Margaret A Knowles
Bladder cancer incurs a higher lifetime treatment cost than other cancers due to frequent recurrence of non-invasive disease. Improved prognostic biomarkers and localized therapy are needed for this large patient group. We defined two major genomic subtypes of primary stage Ta tumors. One of these was characterized by loss of 9q including TSC1, increased KI67 labeling index, upregulated glycolysis, DNA repair, mTORC1 signaling, features of the unfolded protein response, and altered cholesterol homeostasis. Comparison with muscle-invasive bladder cancer mutation profiles revealed lower overall mutation rates and more frequent mutations in RHOB and chromatin modifier genes...
November 13, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135972/roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-reduces-plasma-cholesterol-in-diet-induced-obese-mice-by-affecting-trans-intestinal-cholesterol-excretion-and-intestinal-cholesterol-absorption
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C Blanchard, F Moreau, A Ayer, L Toque, D Garçon, L Arnaud, F Borel, A Aguesse, M Croyal, M Krempf, X Prieur, M Neunlist, B Cariou, C Le May
OBJECTIVE: Bariatric surgery appears as the most efficient therapeutic alternative in morbidly obese patients. In addition to its efficiency to decrease body weight, it also improves metabolic complications associated to morbid obesity, including dyslipidemia. Although the cholesterol-lowering effect varies with the bariatric procedures, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain poorly defined. This study aims to assess the consequence of both restrictive (sleeve gastrectomy; SG) and malabsorptive (Roux-en-Y gastric bypass; RYGB) procedures on cholesterol metabolism in mice...
September 28, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134608/factors-that-may-account-for-cardiovascular-risk-reduction-with-a-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor-vildagliptin-in-young-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Marc Evans, Plamen Kozlovski, Päivi M Paldánius, James E Foley, Vaishali Bhosekar, Carmen Serban, Angelo Avogaro
INTRODUCTION: In a meta-analysis, we observed a significant 37% relative risk reduction in prospectively adjudicated major adverse cardiac events [MACEs, comprising of non-fatal myocardial infarction, non-fatal stroke, cardiovascular (CV) death] with vildagliptin vs. comparators in younger (< 65 years) patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), while the risk was similar in older patients (≥ 65 years). We carried out an exploratory analysis to identify the patient characteristics and on-treatment effects that may have contributed to the different outcomes in the two age groups...
November 13, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134567/abdominal-pain-in-patient-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome-the-role-of-mdct-angiography-on-visceral-blood-vessels
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Jovica Saponjski, Ljudmila Stojanovich, Jelena Saponjski, Milorad Mirilovic, Dusan Saponjski
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease defined by accelerated atherosclerosis, arterial and venous thrombosis, fetal loss, and the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) in the serum and which leads to the occurrence of various vascular events. Nonspecific abdominal pain can be one of the symptoms due to changes on visceral blood vessels. The goal of our work is to show the results we obtained in multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) angiography examination of visceral arteries, comparing patients with primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS) and secondary antiphospholipid syndrome (SAPS) with control group...
November 13, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133606/effects-of-bariatric-surgery-in-obese-patients-with-hypertension-the-gateway-randomized-trial-gastric-bypass-to-treat-obese-patients-with-steady-hypertension
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Carlos Aurelio Schiavon, Angela Cristine Bersch-Ferreira, Eliana Vieira Santucci, Juliana Dantas Oliveira, Camila Ragne Torreglosa, Priscila Torres Bueno, Julia Caldas Frayha, Renato Nakagawa Santos, Lucas Petri Damian, Patricia Malvina Noujaim, Helio Halpern, Frederico L J Monteiro, Ricardo Vitor Cohen, Carlos H Uchoa, Marcio Gonçalves de Souza, Celso Amodeo, Luiz Bortolotto, Dimas Ikeoka, Luciano F Drager, Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti, Otavio Berwanger
BACKGROUND : Recent research efforts on bariatric surgery have focused on metabolic and diabetes mellitus resolution. Randomized trials designed to assess the impact of bariatric surgery in patients with obesity and hypertension are needed. METHODS : In this randomized, single-center, nonblinded trial, we included patients with hypertension (using ≥2 medications at maximum doses or >2 at moderate doses) and a body mass index between 30.0 and 39.9 kg/m(2) Patients were randomized to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass plus medical therapy or medical therapy alone...
November 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133605/low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-lowering-with-evolocumab-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease-insights-from-the-fourier-trial-further-cardiovascular-outcomes-research-with-pcsk9-inhibition-in-subjects-with-elevated-risk
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Marc P Bonaca, Patrice Nault, Robert P Giugliano, Anthony C Keech, Armando Lira Pineda, Estella Kanevsky, Julia Kuder, Sabina A Murphy, J Wouter Jukema, Basil S Lewis, Lale Tokgozoglu, Ransi Somaratne, Peter S Sever, Terje R Pedersen, Marc S Sabatine
BACKGROUND : The PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9) inhibitor evolocumab reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and cardiovascular events in the FOURIER trial (Further Cardiovascular Outcomes Research With PCSK9 Inhibition in Subjects With Elevated Risk). We investigated the efficacy and safety of evolocumab in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) as well as the effect on major adverse limb events. METHODS : FOURIER was a randomized trial of evolocumab versus placebo in 27 564 patients with atherosclerotic disease on statin therapy followed for a median of 2...
November 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133343/clinical-and-histologic-characterization-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-african-american-patients
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Fernando Bril, Paola Portillo-Sanchez, I-Chia Liu, Srilaxmi Kalavalapalli, Kristin Dayton, Kenneth Cusi
OBJECTIVE: There has been a widespread misconception among physicians that African Americans are protected from developing nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). However, a formal histologic and metabolic comparison against well-matched Caucasians has never been performed. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Sixty-seven African American patients were matched 2:1 to Caucasians (n = 134) for age, sex, BMI, hemoglobin A1c, and prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Screening for NASH included measurement of intrahepatic triglyceride content by proton MRS ((1)H-MRS), followed by a liver biopsy if patients had hepatic steatosis...
November 13, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133317/association-between-visceral-obesity-and-hepatitis-c-infection-stratified-by-gender-a-cross-sectional-study-in-taiwan
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Yu-Chung Tsao, Jau-Yuan Chen, Wei-Chung Yeh, Yun-Shing Peng, Wen-Cheng Li
OBJECTIVES: The global prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) is approximately 2%-3%, and the prevalence of the positive anti-HCV antibody has been increasing. Several studies have evaluated regional adipose tissue distribution and metabolism over the past decades. However, no study has focused on the gender difference in visceral obesity among patients with HCV infection. DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study. SETTING: We reviewed the medical records of patients who visited a hospital in Southern Taiwan for health check-up from 2013 to 2015...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132901/an-implication-of-klotho-related-molecules-in-different-smoking-related-health-outcomes-between-men-and-women
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Kaori Nakanishi, Makoto Nishida, Ryohei Yamamoto, Masahiro Koseki, Toshiki Moriyama, Keiko Yamauchi-Takihara
BACKGROUND: Men and women react differently to some disease states, and women are reported to be more sensitive than men to the toxic effects of smoking. We examined the serum concentration of Klotho-related molecules, α-Klotho (αKl) and fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-21, and the influence of smoking on these molecules in both sexes. METHODS: Subjects included 90 men and 140 women in good health who underwent a health examination. RESULTS: Among male subjects, serum concentrations of FGF-21, soluble sαKl, and inflammation-related cytokine interleukin (IL)-6 were significantly higher in smokers than in never-smokers...
November 10, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131249/study-on-the-expression-and-mechanism-of-plasma-microrna-21-in-patients-with-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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M-B Xie, X-Q Sui, D Pei, Q Yao, Q Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression and mechanism of plasma microRNA-21 in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM). PATIENTS AND METHODS: 56 cases of ICM patients were selected in our hospital from February 2010 to March 2016 as the observation group, and 60 cases of healthy patients were selected as control group. Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was used to detect the expression of microRNA-21 in two groups. Then, differences of the total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), high and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C, LDL-C), left ventricular end-diastolic volume (LVEDV), N terminal B type brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and other clinical indicators of the two groups, were compared...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131148/structure-guided-chemical-modification-of-guide-rna-enables-potent-non-viral-in-vivo-genome-editing
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Hao Yin, Chun-Qing Song, Sneha Suresh, Qiongqiong Wu, Stephen Walsh, Luke Hyunsik Rhym, Esther Mintzer, Mehmet Fatih Bolukbasi, Lihua Julie Zhu, Kevin Kauffman, Haiwei Mou, Alicia Oberholzer, Junmei Ding, Suet-Yan Kwan, Roman L Bogorad, Timofei Zatsepin, Victor Koteliansky, Scot A Wolfe, Wen Xue, Robert Langer, Daniel G Anderson
Efficient genome editing with Cas9-sgRNA in vivo has required the use of viral delivery systems, which have limitations for clinical applications. Translational efforts to develop other RNA therapeutics have shown that judicious chemical modification of RNAs can improve therapeutic efficacy by reducing susceptibility to nuclease degradation. Guided by the structure of the Cas9-sgRNA complex, we identify regions of sgRNA that can be modified while maintaining or enhancing genome-editing activity, and we develop an optimal set of chemical modifications for in vivo applications...
November 13, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
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