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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821001/influence-on-serum-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-adma-concentrations-of-human-paraoxonase-1-polymorphism-q192r-and-exposure-to-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-in-mexican-women-a-gene-environment-interaction
#1
Ángeles C Ochoa-Martínez, Tania Ruíz-Vera, Claudia I Almendarez-Reyna, Sandra T Orta-García, Iván N Pérez-Maldonado
It has been demonstrated that Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) are a consequence of the combination of genetic and environmental factors and/or the interaction between them. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAHs) exposure and PON1 Q192R polymorphism (genetic susceptibility) on serum asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) levels in Mexican women (n = 206). Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene concentrations (1-OHP; exposure biomarker for PAHs) were quantified using a high-performance liquid chromatography technique, PON1 Q192R polymorphism was genotyped using TaqMan probes and serum ADMA concentrations were evaluated using a commercially available ELISA kit...
August 13, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820912/impact-of-novel-palmitoylated-prolactin-releasing-peptide-analogs-on-metabolic-changes-in-mice-with-diet-induced-obesity
#2
Veronika Pražienková, Martina Holubová, Helena Pelantová, Martina Bugáňová, Zdenko Pirník, Barbora Mikulášková, Andrea Popelová, Miroslava Blechová, Martin Haluzík, Blanka Železná, Marek Kuzma, Jaroslav Kuneš, Lenka Maletínská
Analogs of anorexigenic neuropeptides, such as prolactin-releasing peptide (PrRP), have a potential as new anti-obesity drugs. In our previous study, palmitic acid attached to the N-terminus of PrRP enabled its central anorexigenic effects after peripheral administration. In this study, two linkers, γ-glutamic acid at Lys11 and a short, modified polyethylene glycol at the N-terminal Ser and/or Lys11, were applied for the palmitoylation of PrRP31 to improve its bioavailability. These analogs had a high affinity and activation ability to the PrRP receptor GPR10 and the neuropeptide FF2 receptor, as well as short-term anorexigenic effect similar to PrRP palmitoylated at the N-terminus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820731/emphysematous-infections-of-the-urinary-tract-an-audit-of-20-patients-with-review-of-literature
#3
REVIEW
Sasanka Kumar Barua, Somor Jyoti Bora, Puskal Kumar Bagchi, Debanga Sarma, Mandeep Phukan, Saumar Jyoti Baruah, Thekampadum Puthenveetil Rajeev
Emphysematous infection of the urinary tract is a rapidly progressive, necrotizing infection which results into collection of gas and subsequent destruction of the tissues. Although very rare among general population, such necrotizing infection is common, particularly among those with compromised immune status. With the rising trend of people afflicted with diabetes mellitus globally, this fulminating infection may pose a serious threat to the medical fraternity. A high index of suspicion and abdominal CT scan usually helps to establish the diagnosis at an early stage and thereby facilitating aggressive antimicrobial therapy and percutaneous drainage where indicated...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820486/urinary-levels-of-4-nonylphenol-and-4-t-octylphenol-in-a-representative-sample-of-the-korean-adult-population
#4
Hyejin Park, Kisok Kim
4-Nonylphenol (4-NP) and 4-t-octylphenol (4-t-OP) are xenoestrogen compounds to which humans are exposed via contaminated food, water, and air. This study assessed the body burden of 4-NP and 4-t-OP in Koreans aged 18-69 years using data from the Korean National Human Biomonitoring Survey conducted in 2009. Based on data from 1865 representative Koreans, 83.2% and 91.8% had urinary 4-NP and 4-t-OP concentrations >0.05 ng/mL (limit of detection). Of the Korean adult population, the geometric mean urinary concentrations of 4-NP and 4-t-OP were 3...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820464/enhanced-susceptibility-of-ogg1-mutant-mice-to-multiorgan-carcinogenesis
#5
Anna Kakehashi, Naomi Ishii, Takahiro Okuno, Masaki Fujioka, Min Gi, Hideki Wanibuchi
The role of deficiency of oxoguanine glycosylase 1 (Ogg1) Mmh homolog, a repair enzyme of the 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) residue in DNA, was investigated using the multiorgan carcinogenesis bioassay in mice. A total of 80 male and female six-week-old mice of C57BL/6J background carrying a mutant Mmh allele of the Mmh/Ogg1 gene (Ogg1(-)(/)(-)) and wild type (Ogg1(+/+)) mice were administered N-diethylnitrosamine (DEN), N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU), N-butyl-N-(4-hydroxybutyl) nitrosamine (BBN), N-bis (2-hydroxypropyl) nitrosamine (DHPN) and 1,2-dimethylhydrazine dihydrochloride (DMH) (DMBDD) to induce carcinogenesis in multiple organs, and observed up to 34 weeks...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820453/drinking-water-uranium-and-potential-health-effects-in-the-german-federal-state-of-bavaria
#6
Andre Banning, Mira Benfer
Mainly due to its nephrotoxic and osteotoxic potential, uranium (U) increasingly finds itself in the spotlight of environmental and health-related research. Germany decided on a binding U guideline value in drinking water of 10 µg/L, valid since 2011. It is yet widely unknown if and how public health was affected by elevated U concentrations before that. In this ecological study we summarized available drinking water U data for the German federal state of Bavaria (703 analyses in total for 553 different municipalities) at county level (for 76 out of 96 Bavarian counties, representing about 83% of Bavaria's and about 13% of Germany's total population) in terms of mean and maximum U concentration...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820432/rho-kinase-blockade-attenuates-podocyte-apoptosis-by-inhibiting-the-notch-signaling-pathway-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#7
Keiichiro Matoba, Daiji Kawanami, Yosuke Nagai, Yusuke Takeda, Tomoyo Akamine, Sho Ishizawa, Yasushi Kanazawa, Tamotsu Yokota, Kazunori Utsunomiya
Podocyte apoptosis is a key process in the onset of diabetic nephropathy. A significant body of evidence shows that the Notch signaling pathway plays a central role in this process. We found that Rho-kinase mediates transforming growth factor β (TGF-β)-induced Notch ligand Jag1 expression. Importantly, TGF-β-mediated podocyte apoptosis was attenuated by Rho-kinase inhibition. Mechanistically, Rho-kinase regulated Jag1 induction via the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) 1/2 and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) but not Smad pathways...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820418/pathological-adherence-of-placenta-case-reports
#8
R Sulukhia, L Melia, N Pirtskhalava, A Sukhiashvili
Major obstetric hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. In rare cases, life-threatening hemorrhage in pregnant women may result from abnormal adherence of placenta. Three grades of abnormal placental attachment are defined according to the depth of invasion: placenta accreta, placenta increta, and placenta percreta. An important risk factor for placenta abnormal adherence of placenta is placenta previa in the presence of a uterine scar. The increased prevalence of cesarean section, uterine surgery, and increasing parturient age and parity have led to an increased incidence of abnormal placentation, from one in 2,500 a quarter century ago, to one in 533 deliveries currently...
July 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820061/renin-angiotensin-system-and-cytokines-in-chronic-kidney-disease-clinical-and-experimental-evidence
#9
Ariadna Andrade Saldanha Silva, Beranardo Bahia Finotti, Amanda Oliveira Lauar, Thiago Ruiz Rodrigues Prestes, Ana Cristina Simões E Silva
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become a major public health problem in Brazil and worldwide. There are many causes of CKD, being the congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract and the glomerular diseases very common in pediatric patients, while diabetic nephropathy, CKD due to chronic arterial hypertension and glomerular diseases are predominant in adult patients. Many endogenous mediators have been related to the pathophysiology of CKD, being relevant the effects of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) and the immune-inflammatory mediators including cytokines...
August 18, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819828/-patio-repair-for-urethrocutaneous-fistulae-results-of-a-multicentre-retrospective-study
#10
REVIEW
J Kranz, O A Brinkmann, B Brinkmann, J Steffens, P Malone
BACKGROUND: Urethrocutaneous (UC) fistulae are common complications after hypospadias surgery and they have been a serious problem for surgeons since the repair was first attempted. We present the results of our multicentre retrospective study for repairing UC fistulae using the Patio ("preserve the tract and turn it inside out") repair described by Malone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 16 boys (Eschweiler 2, Lingen 4, Reading 10) at the ages of 1-10 years were treated for UC fistulae...
August 17, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819764/secad-and-egf-levels-increased-in-urine-of-non-ferrous-metal-workers-and-medium-of-uroepithelial-cell-line-treated-by-arsenic
#11
Jieyu Liu, Peiyu Jin, Shengnan Liu, Fei Wang, Xiaoyan Wang, Li Yang, Shuhua Xi
Inorganic arsenic (iAs) is a carcinogen and could increase the risks of bladder, lung, and skin cancer. Mining and smelting of non-ferrous metals are common occupational arsenic exposures. In this study, 125 individuals working in non-ferrous metal smelting plants were separated into two groups according to urinary total arsenic (TAs) levels: group 1, TAs < 100 μg/g Cr; group 2, TAs ≥ 100 μg/g Cr. Demographic characteristics of participants were obtained by questionnaire interview. Levels of E-cadherin soluble ectodomain fragment (sEcad) and epidermal growth factor (EGF) in workers urine were determined by ELISA test...
August 17, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819681/low-level-environmental-cadmium-exposure-induces-kidney-tubule-damage-in-the-general-population-of-korean-adults
#12
Sang-Yong Eom, Mi-Na Seo, Young-Sub Lee, Kyung-Su Park, Young-Seoub Hong, Seok-Joon Sohn, Yong-Dae Kim, Byung-Sun Choi, Ji-Ae Lim, Ho-Jang Kwon, Heon Kim, Jung-Duck Park
Cadmium (Cd) is the most potent nephrotoxic heavy metal and may affect bone; it also has a long biological half-life in the human body. This study was designed to assess the effect of environmental low-level Cd exposure on kidney function and bone in the general population. The subjects of this cross-sectional study were 1907 healthy Korean adults who had not been exposed to Cd occupationally. We analyzed the concentrations of Cd in the urine, markers of renal tubule damage, such as β2-microglobulin (β2-MG) and N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase (NAG) activity in the urine, calculated the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) using serum creatinine, and measured bone mineral density (BMD)...
August 17, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819457/type-1-diabetes-urinary-proteomics-and-protein-network-analysis-support-perturbation-of-lysosomal-function
#13
Harinder Singh, Yanbao Yu, Moo-Jin Suh, Manolito G Torralba, Robert D Stenzel, Andrey Tovchigrechko, Vishal Thovarai, Derek M Harkins, Seesandra V Rajagopala, Whitney Osborne, Fran R Cogen, Paul B Kaplowitz, Karen E Nelson, Ramana Madupu, Rembert Pieper
While insulin replacement therapy restores the health and prevents the onset of diabetic complications (DC) for many decades, some T1D patients have elevated hemoglobin A1c values suggesting poor glycemic control, a risk factor of DC. We surveyed the stool microbiome and urinary proteome of a cohort of 220 adolescents and children, half of which had lived with T1D for an average of 7 years and half of which were healthy siblings. Phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA gene did not reveal significant differences in gut microbial alpha-diversity comparing the two cohorts...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819359/screening-for-cushing-syndrome-at-the-primary-care-level-what-every-general-practitioner-must-know
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REVIEW
Ernest Yorke, Yacoba Atiase, Josephine Akpalu, Osei Sarfo-Kantanka
Cushing's syndrome is a rare entity, and a high index of suspicion is needed for screening in a primary care setting. The clinical awareness of the primary care physician (PCP) to the highly indicative signs and symptoms such as facial plethora, proximal myopathy, reddish purple striae, and easy bruisability should alert him to look for biochemical evidence of Cushing's syndrome through any of the first-line screening tests, namely, 24-hour urinary free cortisol, overnight dexamethasone suppression test, or late-night salivary cortisol...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818889/genome-sequences-of-five-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli-sequence-type-117-isolates-recovered-from-dairy-calves
#15
Seon-Woo Kim, Jeffrey S Karns, Jo Ann S Van Kessel, Bradd J Haley
Escherichia coli sequence type 117 (ST117) strains have been recovered from poultry with colibacillosis, as well as from urinary tract infections and fatal septic infections in humans. To further investigate ST117 isolates recovered from nonpoultry food animals, we sequenced the genomes of five ST117 isolates from dairy calves in Pennsylvania.
August 17, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818849/egfr-and-the-risk-of-community-acquired-infections
#16
Hong Xu, Alessandro Gasparini, Junichi Ishigami, Khaled Mzayen, Guobin Su, Peter Barany, Johan Ärnlöv, Bengt Lindholm, Carl Gustaf Elinder, Kunihiro Matsushita, Juan Jesús Carrero
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Community-acquired infections are common, contributing to adverse outcomes and increased health care costs. We hypothesized that, with lower eGFR, the incidence of community-acquired infections increases, whereas the pattern of site-specific infections varies. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Among 1,139,470 health care users (mean age =52±18 years old, 53% women) from the Stockholm CREAtinine Measurements Project, we quantified the associations of eGFR with the risk of infections, overall and major types, over 12 months...
August 17, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818805/association-between-consumption-of-private-well-water-contaminated-by-low-levels-of-arsenic-and-dysglycemia-in-a-rural-region-of-quebec-canada
#17
Éric Lampron-Goulet, Fabien Gagnon, Marie-France Langlois
The association between arsenic (As) exposure and diabetes is not clearly defined for populations exposed to low or moderate levels of inorganic As (iAs) in drinking water (< 150µg/L). In the present study, the relationship between iAs concentration in drinking water (contaminated at a median level of 10.5µg/L) or As biomarkers (ie, urine and nails) and diabetes or prediabetes (defined as level of glycosylated hemoglobin - HbA1c - higher than 6%, self-reported diagnosis of diabetes by a physician, or the use of insulin or oral hypoglycemic drugs) was evaluated in 257 adults from Canada...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818731/association-between-severities-of-striae-gravidarum-and-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injuries-oasis
#18
Ofra Halperin, Anita Noble, Shosh Balachsan, Ester Klug, Michal Liebergall-Wischnitzer
OBJECTIVES: to examine the association between the severities of Striae Gravidarum (SG) and Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries (OASIS) and to measure the symptoms regarding urinary incontinence, fecal/flatus incontinence, and dyspareunia, at 6 and 12 months postpartum. DESIGN: this is a cohort study. SETTING: four university teaching medical centers in Israel, two in the north and two in the center of the country. PARTICIPANTS: women with OASIS were interviewed and assessed for SG...
August 1, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818530/recent-developments-in-clinical-trials-of-botulinum-neurotoxins
#19
Antoniangela Cocco, Alberto Albanese
Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) are increasingly used in clinical practice for several indications. Following the pioneering years of discoveries, the recent years have witnessed an increase of new indications and new toxin brands. We review here the clinical trials on BoNTs performed since 2014 and put them into perspective. We also review the ongoing trials listed by the National Institutes of Health registry (Clinicaltrials.gov). The following indications are reviewed here: blepharospasm, cervical dystonia, spasticity, cerebral palsy, urinary incontinence, headache, topical formulations, postoperative cardiac arrhythmia, keloids and scars...
August 14, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818337/the-mobile-technology-era-potential-benefits-in-pediatric-urology
#20
Sarah Mozafarpour, Reza Abbasioun, Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh
Mobile technology has been increasingly used in the world of medicine. We describe an application of mobile phones in the evaluation of urinary symptoms in infants, neonates, and toddlers. We believe this is a cheap, accessible and easy-to-use solution in pediatric urology for physicians and nurses around the world. In this video, we demonstrate some unique features of various anatomic and functional pediatric urology conditions, which are detectable in voiding clips taken by a cellphone camera.
August 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
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