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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937897/the-role-of-genetic-factors-in-the-outbreak-mechanism-of-dental-caries
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Junko Shimomura-Kuroki, Tomoko Nashida, Yukio Miyagawa, Tsuneo Sekimoto
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationships between cariogenic bacterial infection and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in candidate genes associated with dental caries, and to explore the factors related to caries in children. STUDY DESIGN: Children aged 3 to 11 years were selected. Detection of cariogenic bacteria (Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus oralis, Streptococcus sobrinus and Lactobacillus) from the plaque of each patient, and SNP analyses of five candidate genes (MBL2, TAS2R38, GLUT2, MMP13 and CA6) were performed using DNA isolated from buccal mucosal cells...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937411/implications-of-glagov-study
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Stephen J Nicholls, Rishi Puri
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibition has emerged as a novel approach to lowering levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). The impact of PCSK9 inhibition in statin-treated patients on coronary atherosclerosis had remained unknown. RECENT FINDINGS: The GLAGOV trial compared the effect of the PCSK9 inhibitor, evolocumab, and placebo on progression of coronary atherosclerosis in patients treated with at least moderate intensity statin therapy...
September 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932900/-68ga-pentixafor-pet-mri-for-the-detection-of-chemokine-receptor-4-expression-in-atherosclerotic-plaques
#3
Xiang Li, Daniel Heber, Tatjana Leike, Dietrich Beitzke, Xia Lu, Xiaoli Zhang, Yongxiang Wei, Markus Mitterhauser, Wolfgang Wadsak, Saskia Kropf, Hans J Wester, Christian Loewe, Marcus Hacker, Alexander R Haug
PURPOSE: The expression of chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4) was found co-localized with macrophages on the atherosclerotic vessel wall and participated in the initial emigration of leukocytes. Gallium-68 [(68)Ga]Pentixafor has recently been introduced for the imaging of atherosclerosis by targeting CXCR4. We sought to evaluate human atherosclerotic lesions using [(68)Ga]Pentixafor PET/MRI. METHODS: Thirty-eight oncology patients underwent [(68)Ga]Pentixafor PET/MR imaging at baseline...
September 21, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930746/early-assessment-of-the-risk-factors-for-diabetic-retinopathy-can-reduce-the-risk-of-peripheral-arterial-and-cardiovascular-diseases-in-type-2-diabetes
#4
Juan Tang, Tao Li, Pinhong Li, Yuefei Ma, Momo Liu, Qiaoyun Shan, Fengqi Guo, Ting Zhou, Qianping Wei
BACKGROUNDS: There is still a lack of consensus about how to assess the risk of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients with diabetic retinopathy (DR). AIMS: We investigated the risk factors for DR and their association with PAD and CVD in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). METHODS: A total of 1,421 patients diagnosed with T2D participated in this study. DR stages were classified as non-DR, nonproliferative DR (NPDR), or proliferative DR (PDR)...
September 21, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923811/coronary-artery-calcium-progression-is-associated-with-cardiovascular-events-among-asymptomatic-individuals-from-the-north-texas-primary-care-practice-based-research-network-nortex-pbrn
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Roberto Cardarelli, Alexandria Hall, Wade Rankin
BACKGROUND: Although incidental coronary artery calcium (CAC) has been established as a surrogate measure for atherosclerotic plaque burden, little is known about its progression and the associated risks. This study looks at the association of select cardiovascular risk factors with the progression of CAC over a 2-year period and the relationship between CAC progression and experiencing a composite cardiovascular disease (CVD) event. METHODS: Repeated CAC measurements were obtained for 311 asymptomatic participants aged >44 years, who were recruited from a collaborative network of primary care clinics...
September 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921914/comparison-of-relation-between-multiple-parameters-of-glycemic-variability-and-coronary-plaque-vulnerability-assessed-by-virtual-histology-intravascular-ultrasound
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Natsu Otowa-Suematsu, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi, Hisako Komada, Tomoaki Nakamura, Anna Sou, Yushi Hirota, Masaru Kuroda, Toshiro Shinke, Ken-Ich Hirata, Wataru Ogawa
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: Increased glycemic variability is an important contributing factor to coronary artery disease. Although various parameters of glycemic variability can be derived by continuous glucose monitoring, the clinical relevance of individual parameters has remained unclear. We have now analyzed the relation of such parameters to coronary plaque vulnerability MATERIALS AND METHODS: The standard deviation of glucose levels (SD glucose), mean amplitude of glycemic excursions (MAGE), continuous overlapping net glycemic action calculated every 1 h (CONGA-1), and mean of daily differences (MODD) were calculated from continuous glucose monitoring data for 53 subjects hospitalized for percutaneous coronary intervention...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921611/dendritic-spines-provide-cognitive-resilience-against-alzheimer-s-disease
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Benjamin D Boros, Kelsey M Greathouse, Erik G Gentry, Kendall A Curtis, Elizabeth L Birchall, Marla Gearing, Jeremy H Herskowitz
OBJECTIVE: Neuroimaging and other biomarker assays suggest that the pathological processes of Alzheimer's disease (AD) initiate years prior to clinical dementia onset. However some 30%-50% of older individuals that harbor AD pathology do not become symptomatic in their lifetime. It is hypothesized that such individuals exhibit cognitive resilience that protects against AD dementia. We hypothesized that in cases with AD pathology structural changes in dendritic spines would distinguish individuals that had or did not have clinical dementia...
September 16, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918642/effect-of-an-oral-healthcare-program-on-gingival-health-status-in-rural-areas-of-south-korea
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Min-Young Lee, Namhee Kim, Wongyun Chung, Eunmi Choi, Chunbae Kim, Seijin Chang
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of an oral health care program administered at rural public health subcenters on oral hygiene status and bleeding on probing (BOP) scores among Korean rural residents older than 40 years. METHODS: Residents older than 40 years living in two rural areas were allocated randomly by order of visit into an intervention group (<i>n=</i>23) and control group (<i>n=</i>23). Changes in plaque and BOP score were analyzed between the groups using repeated-measures ANOVA...
July 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917684/role-of-low-endothelial-shear-stress-and-plaque-characteristics-in-the-prediction-of-nonculprit-major-adverse-cardiac-events-the-prospect-study
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Peter H Stone, Akiko Maehara, Ahmet Umit Coskun, Charles C Maynard, Marina Zaromitydou, Gerasimos Siasos, Ioannis Andreou, Dimitris Fotiadis, Kostas Stefanou, Michail Papafaklis, Lampros Michalis, Alexandra J Lansky, Gary S Mintz, Patrick W Serruys, Charles L Feldman, Gregg W Stone
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine whether low endothelial shear stress (ESS) adds independent prognostication for future major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in coronary lesions in patients with high-risk acute coronary syndrome (ACS) from the United States and Europe. BACKGROUND: Low ESS is a proinflammatory, proatherogenic stimulus associated with coronary plaque development, progression, and destabilization in human-like animal models and in humans. Previous natural history studies including baseline ESS characterization investigated low-risk patients...
September 15, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916532/comparison-of-symptomatic-and-asymptomatic-persons-with-primary-age-related-tauopathy
#10
Lilah M Besser, John F Crary, Charles Mock, Walter A Kukull
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a clinicopathologic study to characterize clinical and neuropathologic features associated with cognitive impairment in participants with no neuritic amyloid plaques (primary age-related tauopathy [PART] definite) and sparse neuritic plaques (amyloid sparse). METHODS: Using the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center database, we identified 377 individuals who were PART definite (n = 170) or amyloid sparse (n = 207), clinically examined within 1 year of death, and autopsied at 1 of 26 National Institute on Aging-funded Alzheimer's Disease Centers...
September 15, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915303/prevalence-of-functional-dentition-in-a-group-of-mexican-adult-males
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Mirna Minaya-Sánchez, Carlo Eduardo Medina-Solís, Juan Fernando Casanova-Rosado, Ana Alicia Vallejos-Sánchez, Alejandro José Casanova-Rosado, María de Lourdes Márquez-Corona, Martha Mendoza-Rodríguez, Gerardo Maupomé
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of functional dentition and associated periodontal variables in a sample of Mexican adult males. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 161 policemen in Campeche, Mexico, was carried out. A clinical examination using an electronic probe was used to collect variables (dental plaque, periodontal pockets, gingival recession, suppuration, and bleeding on probing) on 6 periodontal sites (a maximum of 168 sites, excluding third molars)...
September 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910373/lack-of-association-of-mri-determined-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease-with-dizziness-and-vertigo-in-a-cross-sectional-population-based-study
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Roberto Lorbeer, Holger Hetterich, Ralf Strobl, Anina Schafnitzel, Hannah Patscheider, Andreas Schindler, Katharina Müller-Peltzer, Wieland Sommer, Annette Peters, Christa Meisinger, Margit Heier, Wolfgang Rathmann, Fabian Bamberg, Eva Grill
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the association between subclinical cardiovascular diseases assessed by MRI examination and symptoms of dizziness and vertigo in participants of a population-based sample. METHODS: Data from 400 participants (169 women) aged from 39 to 73 of a cross-sectional MRI sub-study of the "Kooperative Gesundheitsforschung in der Region Augsburg" (KORA) FF4 study from the south of Germany was used. MRI determined subclinical cardiovascular diseases include left and right ventricular structure and function as well as the presence of carotid plaque and carotid wall thickness...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906511/association-of-cytokine-gene-polymorphism-with-peri-implantitis-risk
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Aleksandra Petkovic-Curcin, Katarina Zeljic, Bojana Cikota-Aleksic, Dragana Dakovic, Zoran Tatic, Zvonko Magic
PURPOSE: To investigate whether polymorphisms of cluster of differentiation 14 (CD14), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα), interleukin (IL)6, IL10, and IL1ra genes are associated with the risk of peri-implantitis susceptibility in patients with dental implants in the Serbian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Isolated DNA from the blood was used for IL10-1082, TNFα-308, IL6-174, CD14-159, and interleukin 1 receptor antagonist (IL1ra) genotyping using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based methodology...
September 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905361/association-between-oral-health-and-upper-respiratory-tract-infection-among-children
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Ying Zhou, Shan Jiang, Kar Yan Li, Edward Chin Man Lo, Xiaoli Gao
BACKGROUND: The oral cavity is a potential reservoir for respiratory pathogens. This longitudinal study investigated the association between upper respiratory tract infection (URI) and oral health among children. METHODS: A total of 288 children aged 4 years were recruited. Their dental caries and oral hygiene status were clinically determined, using the dmft (decayed, missing and filled teeth) index and the Silness-Löe plaque index. Questionnaires were completed by parents to collect information on the child's socio-demographic background and URI episodes and symptoms in the following 12 months...
September 14, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903153/colony-stimulating-factor-1-receptor-expressing-cells-infiltrating-the-cornea-control-corneal-nerve-degeneration-in-response-to-hsv-1-infection
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Ana J Chucair-Elliott, Hem R Gurung, Meghan M Carr, Daniel J J Carr
Purpose: Herpes simplex virus type-1 (HSV-1) is a leading cause of neurotrophic keratitis, characterized by decreased or absent corneal sensation due to damage to the sensory corneal innervation. We previously reported the elicited immune response to infection contributes to the mechanism of corneal nerve regression/damage during acute HSV-1 infection. Our aim is to further establish the involvement of infiltrated macrophages in the mechanism of nerve loss upon infection. Methods: Macrophage Fas-Induced Apoptosis (MAFIA) transgenic C57BL/6 mice were systemically treated with AP20187 dimerizer or vehicle (VEH), and their corneas, lymph nodes, and blood were assessed for CD45+CD11b+GFP+ cell depletion by flow cytometry (FC)...
September 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902415/surgical-treatment-of-peri-implantitis-prognostic-indicators-of-short-term-results
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Odd Carsten Koldsland, Johan Caspar Wohlfahrt, Anne Merete Aass
AIM: To evaluate the clinical and radiographic short-term (6 months) effect of surgical treatment of peri-implantitis, and to identify prognostic indicators affecting the outcome using a multilevel statistical model. MATERIAL & METHODS: A total of 143 implants (45 patients) with a diagnosis of progressive peri-implantitis (progressive bone loss ≥2.0mm and BoP/suppuration) received surgical treatment. Clinical and radiographic parameters were assessed 6 months post-operatively...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900239/siglec-5-is-a-novel-marker-of-critical-limb-ischemia-in-patients-with-diabetes
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Ju-Yi Li, Xiao-Yan Yang, Xiu-Fang Wang, Xiong Jia, Zhong-Jing Wang, Ai-Ping Deng, Xiang-Li Bai, Lin Zhu, Bing-Hui Li, Zi-Bo Feng, Ye Li, Ling Wang, Si Jin
Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) is common but uncommonly diagnosed. Improved recognition and early diagnostic markers for CLI are needed. Therefore, the aim of our study was to identify plasma biomarkers of CLI in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In this study, antibody-coated glass slide arrays were used to determine the plasma levels of 274 human cytokines in four matched cases of diabetes with and without CLI. Potential biomarkers were confirmed in an independent cohort by ELISA. After adjusting for confounding risk factors, only plasma level of Siglec-5 remained significantly associated with an increased odds ratio (OR) for diabetes with CLI by binary logistic regression analysis...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893899/impact-of-age-and-target-organ-damage-on-prognostic-value-of-24-hour-ambulatory-blood-pressure
#18
Thomas B Olesen, Jacob V Stidsen, Marie K Blicher, Manan Pareek, Susanne Rasmussen, Julie K K Vishram-Nielsen, Michael H Olsen
Markers of target-organ damage and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure (BP) measurement improve cardiovascular risk stratification. The prevalence of target-organ damage and raised BP increases with aging. The study aim was to evaluate the impact of age and target-organ damage on the prognostic value of ambulatory BP. Markers of target-organ damage and ambulatory BP were measured in 1408 healthy people aged 41 or 51 (middle-aged group), and 61 or 71 (older group) years. The primary outcome was cardiovascular events after 16 years of follow-up, with data obtained from national registries...
September 11, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893037/periodontal-initial-radiological-findings-of-genetically-predisposed-finnish-adolescents
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Anna Maria Heikkinen, Elmira Pakbaznejad Esmaeili, Leena Kovanen, Hellevi Ruokonen, Kaisa Kettunen, Jari Haukka, Taina Tervahartiala, Timo Sorsa
INTRODUCTION: Periodontitis is a multifactorial infectious disease of the supporting tissues of teeth in which bacterial, genetic and lifestyle factors such as smoking have an important role. AIM: The aim was to examine if Bleeding On Probing (BOP ≥ 20%) and ≥ 4 mm deep pockets correlated with any suspicion of initial radiological findings of periodontitis and bone loss. We also investigated whether any pro-inflammatory-related candidate Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) were associated with any suspicion of radiological findings...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887713/determinants-of-slow-flow-following-stent-implantation-in-intravascular-ultrasound-guided-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Yusuke Watanabe, Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Kei Yamamoto, Hiroshi Wada, Hideo Fujita, Shin-Ichi Momomura
Slow flow is a serious complication in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided PCI may improve clinical outcomes after drug-eluting stent implantation. The purpose of this study was to seek the factors of slow flow following stent implantation, including factors related to IVUS-guided primary PCI. The study population consisted of 339 ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients, who underwent stent deployment with IVUS...
September 8, 2017: Heart and Vessels
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