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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667842/the-role-of-pcsk9-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-hypercholesterolemia
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Roshni S Patel, Emily M Scopelliti, Oludamilola Olugbile
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors and describe its place in therapy for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia. DATA SOURCES: A search of MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Clinicaltrials.gov was performed from January 2012 to March 2018 to identify literature pertaining to PCSK9 inhibitors using pre-specified search terms. Additional references were identified from citations of the literature...
April 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666772/frizzled-related-proteins-4-sfrp4-rs1802073g-allele-predicts-the-elevated-serum-lipid-levels-during-acitretin-treatment-in-psoriatic-patients-from-hunan-china
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Xingchen Zhou, Wu Zhu, Minxue Shen, Yijing He, Cong Peng, Yehong Kuang, Juan Su, Shuang Zhao, Xiang Chen, Wangqing Chen
Background: Acitretin is a second-generation synthetic retinoid, and is widely used for treating the severe psoriasis vulgaris. However, it should be chosen with caution for its cardiovascular risk, and it is reported that acitretin may increase the serum lipids. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between the Frizzled-related proteins 4 (SFRP4) rs1802073 polymorphism and the changes of serum lipids in Chinese psoriatic patients during the treatment with acitretin...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666753/effect-of-metformin-monotherapy-on-serum-lipid-profile-in-statin-na%C3%A3-ve-individuals-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-cohort-study
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Szu Han Lin, Po Chung Cheng, Shih Te Tu, Shang Ren Hsu, Yun Chung Cheng, Yu Hsiu Liu
Background: Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Studies have consistently identified dyslipidemia as an important risk factor for the development of macrovascular disease. The landmark United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study has shown that metformin therapy reduces cardiovascular events in overweight people with T2DM. This study investigates the effect of metformin monotherapy on serum lipid profile in statin-naïve individuals with newly diagnosed T2DM, and whether the effect, if any, is dosage-related...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666642/positive-association-of-metabolic-syndrome-with-a-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-of-syndecan-3-rs2282440-in-the-taiwanese-population
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Betty Chia-Chen Chang, Lee-Ching Hwang, Wei-Hsin Huang
Background/Purpose: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) poses a major public health burden on the general population worldwide. Syndecan-3 (SDC3), a heparin sulfate proteoglycan, had been found by previous studies to be linked with energy balance and obesity, but its association with MetS is not known. The objective of this study is to investigate whether SDC3 polymorphism (rs2282440) is associated with MetS in the Taiwanese population. Methods: Genotypes of SDC3 polymorphism (rs2282440) were analyzed in 545 Taiwanese adult subjects, of which 154 subjects had MetS...
2018: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665142/risk-factors-for-late-onset-hypogonadism
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Q T Yang, K S Wu, Z J Li, W C Li, L Lu, H Q Wu, Y Y Zhuang, X X Sui
The European Male Aging Study (EMAS) has recently defined strict diagnostic criteria for late-onset hypogonadism (LOH) including the levels of serum total testosterone (TT), free testosterone (FT) and three sexual symptoms. However, there is no report on risk factors for LOH using these criteria. In this study, we investigated risk factors for LOH based on these criteria. We recruited 277 men (aged 36-80 years) who completed both a health check-up and two questionnaires (a health and lifestyle questionnaire, and a sexual function questionnaire)...
April 17, 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665125/cross-sectional-study-showed-that-breakfast-consumption-was-associated-with-demographic-clinical-and-biochemical-factors-in-children-and-adolescents
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Fabiana A Silva, Cristina Padez, Daniela S Sartorelli, Renata M S Oliveira, Michele P Netto, Larissa L Mendes, Ana Paula C Cândido
AIM: We investigated the demographic, anthropometric, clinical, biochemical and behavioural factors associated with children and adolescents who missed breakfast. METHODS: This 2012 cross-sectional study was carried out in the city of Juiz de Fora, Brazil, with a sample of 684 students: 191 children aged 7-9 and 493 adolescents aged 10-14. Data on demographic, physical activity and breakfast consumption was based on a 24-hour recall record and a three-day dietary record...
April 17, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664424/lipid-profile-and-atherogenic-indices-and-their-association-with-platelet-indices-in-familial-mediterranean-fever
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Gökhan Çakırca, Muhammet Murat Çelik
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate lipid profiles and atherogenic indices and their association with platelet indices in Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) patients. METHODS: A total of 63 FMF patients and 51 healthy individuals were included in this retrospective study. Inflammatory marker values (erythrocyte sedimentation rate [ESR], C-reactive protein [CRP] and fibrinogen), platelet indices (mean platelet volume, plateletcrit value, platelet large cell ratio, and platelet distribution width), lipid profiles (levels of total cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein [HDL] cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol) were recorded...
April 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664028/dyslipidaemia-oxidative-stress-in-patients-of-psoriasis-emerging-cardiovascular-risk-factors
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Kumari Asha, Archana Singal, Suman Bala Sharma, Vinod Kumar Arora, Amitesh Aggarwal
Background & objectives: Psoriasis is a recurrent hyper-proliferative skin disease which is often associated with free radical generation, abnormal lipid metabolism and increased inflammatory secretion that induce cardiovascular risk in these patients. The present study was intended to evaluate serum lipids, lipoprotein and oxidants-antioxidants status and to establish their relationship with atherogenic risk markers [oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP)] in patients with psoriasis...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663832/therapeutic-role-of-calcium-and-vitamin-k3-in-chemically-induced-hepatocarcinogenesis-new-tools-for-cancer-treatment
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Firoz Anwar, Ruqaiyah Khan, Richa Sachan, Imran Kazmi, Alisha Rawat, Abdullah Sabih, Rajbala Singh, Muhammad Afzal, Aftab Ahmad, Abdulaziz S Al-Orab, F A Al-Abbasi, Prakash Chandra Bhatt, Vikas Kumar
HCC has been reported to be immensely occurring carcinoma worldwide. Recent days the mortality occurred due to liver cancer has also been found to be increased at an alarming speed affecting mostly the young patients. The aim of the current study was to decipher the role of calcium and vitamin K3 in the treatment of chemically induced hepatocarcinogenesis in the male Wistar rats. Liver cancer was induced via a subnecrogenic dose of 160 mg/kg body weight, diethylnitrosamine (DENA) when associated with fasting/refeeding in male Wistar rats...
April 17, 2018: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663823/would-janus-view-on-hdl-be-useful
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M Kasko, V Kasko, S Oravec
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is generally considered to be pro-atherogenic and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) to be anti-atherogenic. The clinical approach to the diagnostics and treatment of clinical manifestations of atherosclerosis is the examination of the lipid spectrum. In routine clinical practice, the effects of the HDL class are measured only by determining the concentration of HDL cholesterol. It is questionable whether this clinical approach provides sufficient information to evaluate both the overall cardiovascular risk and the effect of hypolipidemic therapy...
2018: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663407/ground-beef-high-in-total-fat-and-saturated-fatty-acids-decreases-x-receptor-signaling-targets-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-of-men-and-women
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Seong H Choi, Ghazal Gharahmany, Rosemary L Walzem, Thomas H Meade, Stephen B Smith
We hypothesized that consumption of saturated fatty acids in the form of high-fat ground beef for 5 weeks would depress liver X receptor signaling targets in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and that changes in gene expression would be associated with the corresponding changes in lipoprotein cholesterol (C) concentrations. Older men (n = 5, age 68.0 ± 4.6 years) and postmenopausal women (n = 7, age 60.9 ± 3.1 years) were assigned randomly to consume ground-beef containing 18% total fat (18F) or 25% total fat (25F), five patties per week for 5 weeks with an intervening 4-week washout period...
April 16, 2018: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662650/hdl-and-associated-factors-stratified-by-sex-and-menopausal-status-results-from-a-community-based-survey-in-taiwan
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Huan-Cheng Chang, Chuan-Fa Hsieh, Disline Manli Tantoh, Pei-Chieh Ko, Ya-Yu Kung, Mei-Chi Lin, Yi-Ching Liaw, Yung-Po Liaw
Aim: To investigate factors, especially modifiable factors associated with high-density lipoprotein (HDL) in Taiwanese based on sex and menopausal status. Materials and Methods: Participants comprised 2022 men and 2392 women (1267 menopausal and 1125 non-menopausal) aged ≥30 years who resided in Pingzhen district, Taoyuan from 2006-2011. Their data, obtained through questionnaires and measurements were retrieved from the Li-Shin Hospital. Results: Higher HDL was associated with total cholesterol, underweight, and alcohol drinking in both men and women...
March 27, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662507/new-predictors-of-in-stent-restenosis-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-drug-eluting-stent
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Jian-Long Wang, Zheng Qin, Zhi-Jian Wang, Dong-Mei Shi, Yu-Yang Liu, Ying-Xin Zhao, Li-Xia Yang, Wan-Jun Cheng, Yu-Jie Zhou
Background: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) had become the major therapeutic procedure for coronary artery disease (CAD), but the high rate of in-stent restenosis (ISR) still remained an unsolved clinical problem in clinical practice. Increasing evidences suggested that diabetes mellitus (DM) was a major risk factor for ISR, but the risk predictors of ISR in CAD patients with DM had not been well characterized. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical and angiographic characteristic predictors significantly associated with the occurrence of ISR in diabetic patients following coronary stenting with drug-eluting stent (DES)...
February 2018: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662032/cardiovascular-related-outcomes-in-u-s-adults-exposed-to-lead
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Emmanuel Obeng-Gyasi, Rodrigo X Armijos, M Margaret Weigel, Gabriel M Filippelli, M Aaron Sayegh
Cardiovascular-related clinical markers were evaluated in this cross-sectional study of United States adults (aged ≥ 20) exposed to lead via the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2008 and the 2009-2010 datasets. In four quartiles of exposure-0-2 μg/dL, 2-5 μg/dL, 5-10 μg/dL, and 10 μg/dL and over, clinical and anthropometric markers were evaluated-to examine how the markers manifested in the quartiles. Associations were determined via linear regression. Finally, clinical makers, and how they manifested between exposed and less-exposed occupations, were explored in addition to how duration of exposure altered these clinical markers...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662003/ppar-agonists-and-metabolic-syndrome-an-established-role
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Margherita Botta, Matteo Audano, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Cesare R Sirtori, Nico Mitro, Massimiliano Ruscica
Therapeutic approaches to metabolic syndrome (MetS) are numerous and may target lipoproteins, blood pressure or anthropometric indices. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are involved in the metabolic regulation of lipid and lipoprotein levels, i.e., triglycerides (TGs), blood glucose, and abdominal adiposity. PPARs may be classified into the α, β/δ and γ subtypes. The PPAR-α agonists, mainly fibrates (including newer molecules such as pemafibrate) and omega-3 fatty acids, are powerful TG-lowering agents...
April 14, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662000/habitual-flavonoid-intake-from-fruit-and-vegetables-during-adolescence-and-serum-lipid-levels-in-early-adulthood-a-prospective-analysis
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Katharina J Penczynski, Thomas Remer, Christian Herder, Hermann Kalhoff, Johanna Rienks, Daniel F Markgraf, Michael Roden, Anette E Buyken
Flavonoids have been implicated in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). In a prospective approach, we investigated whether habitual flavonoid intake from fruit, vegetables and juices (FlavFVJ) during adolescence is associated with adult levels of serum lipids, one of the main CVD risk factors. This analysis included healthy participants from the Dortmund Nutritional and Anthropometric Longitudinally Designed (DONALD) study, who had provided a fasting blood sample in adulthood (aged 18-39 years), data on FlavFVJ intake during adolescence (females: 9-15 years, males: 10-16 years)-estimated either from multiple 3-day weighed dietary records ( n = 257), or from validated biomarker hippuric acid (uHA) excretion from multiple 24-h urine samples ( n = 233)-together with information on relevant covariates...
April 14, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660352/outcomes-in-a-community-based-intensive-cardiac-rehabilitation-program
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Charles Katzenberg, Edna Silva, M Jean Young, Greg Gilles
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that a community-based Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Program could produce positive changes in risk factor profile and outcomes in an at-risk population. METHODS: Participants seeking either primary or secondary coronary artery disease prevention voluntarily enrolled in the 12 week Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Data were obtained at baseline and 6-12 months after completion of the program...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660007/uric-acid-is-not-associated-with-diabetic-nephropathy-and-other-complications-in-type-1-diabetes
#18
Sascha Pilemann-Lyberg, Tine Willum Hansen, Frederik Persson, Simone Theilade, Tarunveer Singh Ahluwalia, Jan Frystyk, Peter Rossing
Background: To examine the association between plasma uric acid (UA) and the presence of diabetic complications including diabetic nephropathy and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with type 1 diabetes. Methods: This study, which is cross-sectional in design, included 676 Caucasian type 1 diabetes patients from the Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen. Participants with UA within the three lowest sex-specific quartiles were compared with participants with levels in the highest quartile...
April 11, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659105/lyso-dgts-lipid-isolated-from-microalgae-enhances-pon1-activities-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-increases-pon1-penetration-into-macrophages-and-decreases-cellular-lipid-accumulation
#19
Loureen Dahli, Dana Atrahimovich, Jacob Vaya, Soliman Khatib
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) plays an important role in preventing atherosclerosis. The antioxidant effect of HDL is mostly associated with paraoxonase 1 (PON1) activity. Increasing PON1 activity using nutrients might improve HDL function and quality and thus, decrease atherosclerotic risk. We previously isolated and identified a novel active compound, lyso-DGTS (C20:5,0) from Nannochloropsis sp. ethanol extract. In the present study, its effect on PON1 activities was examined and the mechanism by which the compound affects PON1 activity was explored...
April 16, 2018: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658833/gonadopenia-and-aging-in-men
#20
Sandeep Singh Dhindsa, Michael S Irwig, Kathleen Wyne
OBJECTIVE: The decrease in testosterone levels that occurs with aging has become an important clinical issue both due to the growth of the geriatric population and patient interest in testosterone therapy. The decision to assess for testosterone deficiency and the ability to determine whether the benefits exceed the risks require a comprehensive evaluation of the aging patient. This article is part of a series of papers focused on the endocrinology of aging. This review addresses common issues needed for clinical decision making, including how to interpret test results, differential diagnosis, potential impact of testosterone treatment on insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease, and options for therapy...
April 2018: Endocrine Practice
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