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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851958/predictive-value-of-serum-gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase-for-future-cardiometabolic-dysregulation-in-adolescents-a-10-year-longitudinal-study
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Chien-Ming Lin, Chang-Hsun Hsieh, Chien-Hsing Lee, Dee Pei, Jiunn-Diann Lin, Chung-Ze Wu, Yao-Jen Liang, Yi-Jen Hung, Yen-Lin Chen
Serum gamma-glutamyltransferase (γ-GT) is implicated in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in adults. The relationships between γ-GT and cardiometabolic dysregulation remains unclear in adolescents. We enrolled 7,072 Taiwanese adolescents and followed them for a median of 6.8 years. The optimal cut-off values (CoVs) of baseline γ-GT to predict future MetS, hypertension (HTN), and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) were determined by receiving operating characteristic (ROC) curve. Using these CoVs, the participants were divided into normal- and high-level groups...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809820/certain-dietary-habits-contribute-to-the-functional-dyspepsia-in-south-china-rural-area
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Ji-Hao Xu, Yu Lai, Li-Ping Zhuang, Can-Ze Huang, Chu-Qiang Li, Qi-Kui Chen, Tao Yu
BACKGROUND Functional dyspepsia (FD) refers to a group of upper gastrointestinal syndromes, subdivided into two types: postprandial distress syndrome (PDS) and epigastric pain syndrome (EPS). The etiology of FD remains unclear; however, unhealthy dietary habit is one potential underlying cause. We aim to explore the association of poor dietary habits with FD and its subtypes. MATERIAL AND METHODS A validated epidemiological questionnaire was designed to investigate dietary habits and gastrointestinal syndromes...
August 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804682/effects-of-intensive-pitavastatin-therapy-on-glucose-control-in-patients-with-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Yan-Bo Wang, Xiang-Hua Fu, Xin-Shun Gu, Wei-Ze Fan, Yun-Fa Jiang, Guo-Zhen Hao, Qing Miao, Jie Cao, Bing Fu, Yi Li
Objective: This study aimed to investigate the effects of intensive pitavastatin therapy on glucose control in patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods: Patients who had ACS with significant stenosis on initial coronary angiography and received successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China from August 2015 to January 2016 were enrolled in this study. The patients were randomized to receive pitavastatin (4 mg daily) or atorvastatin (20 mg daily)...
2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760137/prevalence-and-clinical-profile-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-longevity-study-from-guangxi-zhuang-autonomous-region-china
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Xianghua He, Wei Zhang, Guofang Pang, Yuan Lv, Caiyou Hu, Ze Yang
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) was a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, yet the prevalence of MetS among nonagenarians and centenarians was rarely reported. Here we investigated the prevalence of MetS and its components among nonagenarians and centenarians in our Zhuang population from Bama, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. METHOD: In Bama area, there registered 881 individuals who lived more than 90 years old in 269,800 local residents and our study involved 307 long-lived participants and 486 local younger (35-68 years) persons, as controls...
July 31, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691030/a-novel-capillary-electrophoresis-based-high-throughput-multiplex-polymerase-chain-reaction-system-for-the-simultaneous-detection-of-nine-pathogens-in-swine
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Xu-Long Wu, Lu Xiao, Hua Lin, Miao Yang, Shi-Jie Chen, Wei An, Yin Wang, Xue-Ping Yao, Ze-Xiao Yang, Zi-Zhong Tang
Here we aimed to develop a capillary electrophoresis-based high-throughput multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) system for the simultaneous detection of nine pathogens in swine. Nine pairs of specific primers and a set of universal primers were designed; the multiplex PCR was established. The specificity and cross-reactivity of this assay were examined, and the detection limit was determined using serial 10-fold dilutions of plasmids containing the target sequences. The assay was further tested using 144 clinical samples...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663379/in-obese-mice-exercise-training-increases-11%C3%AE-hsd1-expression-contributing-to-glucocorticoid-activation-and-suppression-of-pulmonary-inflammation
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Shu-Fang Du, Qing Yu, Kai Chuan, Chang-Lin Ye, Ze-Jia He, Shu-Juan Liu, Xiao-Yan Zhu, Yu-Jian Liu
Exercise training is advocated for treating chronic inflammation and obesity-related metabolic syndromes. Glucocorticoids (GCs), the anti-inflammatory hormones, are synthesized or metabolized in extra-adrenal organs. This study aims to examine whether exercise training affects obesity-associated pulmonary inflammation by regulating local GCs synthesis or metabolism. We found that the sedentary obese (ob/ob) mice exhibited increased levels of interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-18, monocyte chemotactic protein (MCP)-1, and leukocyte infiltration in lung tissues compared with the lean mice, which was alleviated by 6 weeks of exercise training...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640118/high-normotension-is-associated-with-future-metabolic-syndrome-but-not-cardiovascular-disease-a-10-year-longitudinal-study
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Yen-Lin Chen, Chun-Hsien Hsu, Chang-Hsun Hsieh, Chung-Ze Wu, Jiunn-Diann Lin, Jin-Biou Chang, Yao-Jen Liang, Yi-Ting Tsai, Te-Lin Hsia, Dee Pei
Hypertension and prehypertension can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes. However, whether the harmful effects of high blood pressure (BP) are also seen with high normotension remains unknown. This 10-year longitudinal follow-up study aimed to investigate the relationships among normal-range BP, metabolic syndrome (MetS), and CVD.A total of 9133 nonmedicated normotensive participants, 4634 males and 4499 females, aged 60 years or older were enrolled in a standard health examination program at 2 academic hospitals and a health screening center in Taiwan...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634863/high-tech-acupuncture-for-prevention-of-lifestyle-diseases-a-sino-austrian-cooperation-research-protocol-on-heart-rate-variability
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Feng-Xia Liang, Ze-Bin Chen, Song Wu, Jian-Min Liu, Jing-Zhi Wang, Ji-Dong Lu, Lu-Shan Wang, Li Chen, Qing Shu, Daniela Litscher, Lu Wang, Hua Wang, Gerhard Litscher
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture can not only be used for well-known diseases, but also for so-called modern lifestyle-related diseases. Using innovative methods like e.g. new analyses of heart rate variability (HRV), it is also possible to investigate diseases like burnout syndrome, ie., qi defificiency in Chinese medicine (CM). OBJECTIVE: The main object of this research protocol is to perform research on the relationship of burnout syndrome and heart rate (HR) and HRV...
June 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616287/statin-ezetimibe-versus-statin-lipid-lowering-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Yun-Yan Dai, Hai-Shan Zhang, Xin-Gang Zhang, Qi-Gang Guan, Yuan Gao, Yu-Ze Li, Yue-Lan Zhang, Da-Lin Jia, Ying-Xian Sun, Guo-Xian Qi, Wen Tian
BACKGROUND: Studies comparing the clinical efficacy and safety of intensive statin therapy with ezetimibe-statin combination therapy are still rare at present, especially in Asian population. METHODS: We enrolled 202 patients who suffered acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) between May and July in 2016. Patients were allocated into three groups based on the lipid lowering strategy: moderate-intensity statin group (n=118), ezetimibe combined with moderate-intensity statin group (ezetimibe-statin combination, n=55) and intensive statin group (n=29)...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397211/-application-of-chromosomal-microarray-analysis-for-the-diagnosis-of-children-with-intellectual-disability-developmental-delay-and-a-normal-karytype
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Ting Hu, Hongmei Zhu, Zhu Zhang, Jiamin Wang, Hongqian Liu, Xuemei Zhang, Haixia Zhang, Ze Du, Lingping Li, He Wang, Shanling Liu
OBJECTIVE: To assess the value of chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) for the diagnosis of children with intellectual disability/developmental delay (ID/DD) but a normal karytype. METHODS: Peripheral blood samples from 92 ID/DD patients were analyzed with CMA using Affymetrix CytoScan 750K arrays. The results were analyzed by ChAS v3.0 software. RESULTS: Eighteen cases (19.57%) were detected with abnormalities by CMA, among which 10 cases were diagnosed with microdeletion/microduplication syndromes...
April 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281164/abdominal-visceral-to-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-ratio-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-erosive-esophagitis
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Eun Young Ze, Beom Jin Kim, Hyun Kang, Jae Gyu Kim
BACKGROUND: To investigate the association between abdominal fat distribution represented by the visceral fat area (VFA) to subcutaneous fat area (SFA) ratio, and erosive esophagitis (EE). METHODS: Seven hundred and twenty-eight participants aged >40 years underwent physical examination, blood tests, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, and abdominal computer tomography at Chung-Ang University Hospital from 2007 to 2012. RESULTS: Of 728 subjects, 65 (8...
May 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248859/seizure-syndrome-as-a-first-manifestation-of-solitary-tumor-like-mass-lesion-of-pacns-two-case-reports
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De-Sheng Zhu, Xiao-Li Yang, Hui-Hui Lv, Chen-Guang Bai, Pang-Pan Yang, Ze-Zhi Li, Yong Hao, Ying Zhang, Yang-Tai Guan
RATIONALE: Primary angiitis of the central nervous system (PACNS) is an inflammatory disease involving cerebrovascular and parenchymal, and solitary tumor-like mass lesion of PACNS (TLML-PACNS) is frequently misdiagnosed as neoplastic or other inflammatory diseases. However, seizure syndrome as a first manifestation of TLML-PACNS has rarely reported before. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we report 2 cases of seizure syndrome, which was the first sign that presented prior to the diagnosis of TLML-PACNS by brain biopsy...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236585/the-importance-of-genetic-counseling-and-genetic-screening-a-case-report-of-a-16-year-old-boy-with-resistant-hypertension-and-severe-hypokalemia
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Ze-Min Kuang, Ying Wang, Jia-Jie Wang, Jing-Hua Liu, Rong Zeng, Qi Zhou, Zhen-Qiu Yu, Long Jiang
Liddle's syndrome, an autosomal dominant form of monogenic hypertension, is characterized by salt-sensitive hypertension with early penetrance, hypokalemia, metabolic alkalosis, suppression of plasma rennin activity and aldosterone secretion, and a clear-cut response to epithelial sodium channel blockers but not spironolactone therapy. Here, we describe the case of a 16-year-old boy patient with resistant hypertension (maintain 170-180/100-110 mm Hg after administration four kinds of antiypertensive drugs) and severe hypokalemia...
March 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128372/the-hepatoprotective-effect-of-phyllanthus-emblica-l-fruit-on-high-fat-diet-induced-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld-in-sd-rats
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Cheng-Ze Huang, Yu-Tang Tung, Shih-Min Hsia, Chi-Hao Wu, Gow-Chin Yen
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the most common chronic liver disease, is closely associated with metabolic syndrome and refers to the accumulation of hepatic steatosis not due to excess alcohol consumption. Phyllanthus emblica L. is a rich source of gallic acid and many known medicinally phytochemicals such as tannins, lignans, flavonoids, alkaloids, vitamin C, mucic acid, and ellagic acid. Our previous study has revealed that P. emblica exhibits inhibitory effects on hepatic steatosis and liver fibrosis in vitro, as well as gallic acid improves high fat diet (HFD)-induced dyslipidaemia, hepatosteatosis, and oxidative stress in vivo...
February 22, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031090/treatment-of-breast-cancer-accompanied-by-poems-syndrome-a-case-report
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Jian-Yu Dong, Yan Yan, Min-Feng Liu, Zhao-Ze Guo, Jing-Yun Guo, Chang-Sheng Ye
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March 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028722/relationship-between-two-blood-stasis-syndromes-and-inflammatory-factors-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Cai-Yun Ma, Jing-Hua Liu, Jian-Xun Liu, Da-Zhuo Shi, Zhen-Ye Xu, Shao-Ping Wang, Min Jia, Fu-Hai Zhao, Yue-Rong Jiang, Qin Ma, Hong-Yu Peng, Yuan Lu, Ze Zheng, Feng-Xue Ren
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between inflammatory factors and two Chinese medicine (CM) syndrome types of qi stagnation and blood stasis (QSBS) and qi deficiency and blood stasis (QDBS) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: Sixty subjects with ACS, whose pathogenesis changes belongs to qi disturbance blood stasis syndrome, were divided into 2 groups: 30 in the QSBS group and 30 in the QDBS group. The comparative analysis on them was carried out through comparing general information, coronary angiography and inflammatory factors including intracellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), chitinase-3-like protein 1 (YKL-40) and lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2)...
December 27, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999118/effect-of-pretreatment-with-oral-contraceptives-and-progestins-on-ivf-outcomes-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Daimin Wei, Yuhua Shi, Jing Li, Ze Wang, Lin Zhang, Yun Sun, Hong Zhou, Yuping Xu, Chunxiang Wu, Ling Liu, Qiongfang Wu, Lili Zhuang, Yanzhi Du, Weiping Li, Heping Zhang, Richard S Legro, Zi-Jiang Chen
STUDY QUESTION: Do oral contraceptives (OCs) and progestins impact live birth rate of IVF when used for cycle scheduling in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? SUMMARY ANSWER: OCs used for scheduling IVF cycle were associated with lowered rates of pregnancy and live birth after fresh embryo transfer, whereas progestins used for this purpose yield higher rates of pregnancy and live birth than OCs. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Due to oligo-menorrhea in PCOS, OCs and progestin are extensively used to schedule the start of an IVF cycle in women with PCOS...
February 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994634/serum-microrna-profiling-and-bioinformatics-of-patients-with-spleen-deficiency-syndrome
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Ze-Min Yang, Long-Hui Chen, Min Hong, Ying-Yu Chen, Xiao-Rong Yang, Si-Meng Tang, Qian-Fa Yuan, Zhen-Yu He, Wei-Wen Chen
To investigate serum microRNA (miRNA) profile and bioinformatics of patients with spleen-deficiency syndrome (SDS) and explore pathogenesis of SDS patients from miRNA levels, 10 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), within which 5 patients were with SDS and the remaining were with blood stasis syndrome (BSS), and 5 healthy volunteers were recruited. Serum miRNA profiles of SDS patients were identified by quantitative PCR array. Target prediction and functional annotation for miRNAs were performed by miRSystem database...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914137/is-vitamin-d-an-independent-risk-factor-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-cross-sectional-study-of-the-healthy-population
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Danbee Park, Hyuktae Kwon, Seung Won Oh, Hee Kyung Joh, Seung Sik Hwang, Jin Ho Park, Jae Moon Yun, Hyejin Lee, Goh Eun Chung, Sangjoon Ze, Jae Hong Park, Yeseul Bae, Arang Lee
The association between vitamin D levels and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been recognized. However, few studies showed independent associations between vitamin D deficiency and NAFLD after a sex-related adjustment for metabolic factors. We aimed to study whether vitamin D deficiency is an independent risk factor of NAFLD even after controlling for metabolic syndrome and visceral fat in both sexes. In this cross-sectional study, 7,514 Korean adults (5,278 men, 2,236 women) participated in a health check-up program...
January 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865197/efficacy-and-safety-of-ticagrelor-versus-clopidogrel-with-different-dosage-in-high-risk-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Yan-Guo Xin, Hai-Shan Zhang, Yu-Ze Li, Qi-Gang Guan, Liang Guo, Yuan Gao, Hai-Jie Yu, Xin-Gang Zhang, Feng Xu, Yue-Lan Zhang, Da-Lin Jia, Ying-Xian Sun, Guo-Xian Qi, Wen Tian
BACKGROUND: Dual antiplatelet therapy is recommended as a standard antiplatelet strategy in acute coronary syndrome. For those with reduced pharmacologic response to clopidogrel, strengthening antiplatelet therapy (clopidogrel 150mg daily) may reduce adverse clinical events. Ticagrelor is a direct-acting inhibitor of the adenosine diphosphate receptor P2Y12 that has a more rapid onset and offset than clopidogrel. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we compared ticagrelor (180mg loading dose 90mg twice daily thereafter), clopidogrel (300mg loading dose, 75mg or 150mg daily thereafter) for the prevention of cardiovascular events in 273 high-risk patients admitted to coronary care unit with acute coronary syndrome...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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