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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811852/the-cluster-of-abnormalities-related-to-metabolic-syndrome-is-associated-with-reduced-glomerular-filtration-rate-and-raised-albuminuria-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Miki Kurata, Akiko Takenouchi, Ayaka Tsuboi, Satomi Minato, Mika Takeuchi, Kaori Kitaoka, Keisuke Fukuo, Tsutomu Kazumi
BACKGROUND: As association of metabolic syndrome (MS) with chronic kidney disease (CKD) has not been extensively studied in patients with type 2 diabetes, we addressed these issues. METHODS: Intrapersonal means of 12 measurements of waist circumference, blood pressure and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and those of six measurements of fasting triglycerides during 12 months were calculated in a cohort of 168 previously reported Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810323/-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-the-patients-of-myelodysplastic-syndromes-refractory-anemia-with-excess-blasts-treated-with-decitabine-alone-or-cag-hag-regimen
#2
Z F Xu, T J Qin, H L Zhang, L W Fang, Y Zhang, L J Pan, N B Hu, S Q Qu, B Li, Z J Xiao
Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy and safety of the patients of myelodysplastic syndromes-refractory anemia with excess blasts (MDS-REAB) treated with decitabine alone or based on low dose cytarabine (Ara-C) regimen CAG/HAG [aclarubrci (ACR) /homoharring-tonine (HHT) +cytarabine+granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) ]. Methods: Totally 121 patients with MDS-REAB were retrospectively analyzed, including 59 patients treated with decitabine alone (20 mg·m(-2)·d(-1) for 5 days) , the rest 62 ones treated with low-dose Ara-C-based regimen CAG/HAG...
July 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808417/down-regulation-of-aminopeptidase-n-and-abc-transporter-subfamily-g-transcripts-in-cry1ab-and-cry1ac-resistant-asian-corn-borer-ostrinia-furnacalis-lepidoptera-crambidae
#3
Tiantao Zhang, Brad S Coates, Yueqin Wang, Yidong Wang, Shuxiong Bai, Zhenying Wang, Kanglai He
The Asian corn borer (ACB), Ostrinia furnacalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), is a highly destructive pest of cultivated maize throughout East Asia. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crystalline protein (Cry) toxins cause mortality by a mechanism involving pore formation or signal transduction following toxin binding to receptors along the midgut lumen of susceptible insects, but this mechanism and mutations therein that lead to resistance are not fully understood. In the current study, quantitative comparisons were made among midgut expressed transcripts from O...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807030/combined-effect-of-metformin-with-ascorbic-acid-versus-acetyl-salicylic-acid-on-diabetes-related-cardiovascular-complication-a-12-month-single-blind-multicenter-randomized-control-trial
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Syed Wasif Gillani, Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman, Mohi Iqbal Mohammad Abdul, Mirza R Baig
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the efficacy of ascorbic acid and acetylsalicylic acid among type II diabetes mellitus patients using metformin (only) for diabetes management therapy. METHOD: A 12-month single blinded multicenter randomized control trial was designed to investigate the measured variables [Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1c), Renal function, Albumin Creatinine Ratio (ACR) etc.]. The trial was randomized into 2 experimental parallel arms (ascorbic acid vs acetylsalicylic acid) were blinded with study supplements in combination with metformin and findings were compared to control arm with metformin alone and blinded with placebo...
August 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805045/safety-and-efficacy-of-intravenous-golimumab-in-patients-with-active-psoriatic-arthritis-results-through-week-24-of-the-go-vibrant-study
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Arthur Kavanaugh, M Elaine Husni, Diane D Harrison, Lilianne Kim, Kim Hung Lo, Jocelyn H Leu, Elizabeth C Hsia
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the safety and efficacy of intravenous golimumab in psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: In this Phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, patients were randomized to intravenous placebo (n=239) or golimumab 2 mg/kg (n=241) at weeks 0, 4, 12, and 20. The primary endpoint was the proportion of patients with ≥20% improvement in ACR criteria (ACR20) at week14. Controlled secondary endpoints included change from baseline in Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ-DI), proportions of patients with ACR50, ACR70, and ≥75% improvement in Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI75) at week14, and change from baseline in total PsA-modified van der Heijde-Sharp (vdH-S) score at week24...
August 13, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799033/isolated-atrophy-of-the-abductor-digiti-quinti-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#6
Ricardo Andrade Fernandes de Mello, Ronaldo Garcia Rondina, Valéria Valim, Stéphano Santos Belisario, Rafael Burgomeister Lourenço, Elton Francisco Batista, Ruben Horst Duque
OBJECTIVE: We aim to discuss the association of isolated atrophy of the abductor digiti quinti muscle in patients with rheumatoid arthritis as well as review the anatomy and imaging findings of this condition on MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A consecutive series of 55 patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis according to the 2010 ACR/EULAR classification criteria were recruited. MRI of the clinically dominant feet was performed using a 1.5-T scanner. RESULTS: The study population was predominantly female (94...
August 10, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798051/role-of-erosions-typical-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-2010-acr-eular-rheumatoid-arthritis-classification-criteria-results-from-a-very-early-arthritis-cohort
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Gina Hetland Brinkmann, Ellen S Norli, Pernille Bøyesen, Désirée van der Heijde Heijde, Lars Grøvle, Anne J Haugen, Halvor Nygaard, Olav Bjørneboe, Cathrine Thunem, Tore K Kvien, Maria D Mjaavatten, Elisabeth Lie
OBJECTIVE: To determine how the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) definition of erosive disease (erosion criterion) contributes to the number of patients classified as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) according to the 2010 American College of Rheumatology/EULAR RA classification criteria (2010 RA criteria) in an early arthritis cohort. METHODS: Patients from the observational study Norwegian Very Early Arthritis Clinic with joint swelling ≤16 weeks, a clinical diagnosis of RA or undifferentiated arthritis, and radiographs of hands and feet were included...
August 10, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797632/association-of-angiotensin-ii-levels-with-albuminuria-in-subjects-with-normal-glucose-metabolism-prediabetes-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#8
Se Hee Min, Sung Hye Kong, Jie-Eun Lee, Dong-Hwa Lee, Tae Jung Oh, Kyoung Min Kim, Kyong Soo Park, Hak Chul Jang, Soo Lim
OBJECTIVES: The relationship between the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) and diabetes has been studied for many years. However, studies that assessed RAS components comprehensively were limited. We hypothesized that serum RAS components, especially the effector peptide angiotensin-II, might be closely associated with glucose metabolism status and diabetic complications. METHODS: We investigated the association of individual RAS component with albuminuria in 407 subjects with normal glucose metabolism (NGM), prediabetes, or type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794514/discordant-american-college-of-physicians-and-international-rheumatology-guidelines-for-gout-management-consensus-statement-of-the-gout-hyperuricemia-and-crystal-associated-disease-network-g-can
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REVIEW
Nicola Dalbeth, Thomas Bardin, Michael Doherty, Frédéric Lioté, Pascal Richette, Kenneth G Saag, Alexander K So, Lisa K Stamp, Hyon K Choi, Robert Terkeltaub
In November 2016, the American College of Physicians (ACP) published a clinical practice guideline on the management of acute and recurrent gout. This guideline differs substantially from the latest guidelines generated by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and 3e (Evidence, Expertise, Exchange) Initiative, despite reviewing largely the same body of evidence. The Gout, Hyperuricemia and Crystal-Associated Disease Network (G-CAN) convened an expert panel to review the methodology and conclusions of these four sets of guidelines and examine possible reasons for discordance between them...
August 10, 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794078/long-term-efficacy-and-safety-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-continuing-on-sb4-or-switching-from-reference-etanercept-to-sb4
#10
Paul Emery, Jiří Vencovský, Anna Sylwestrzak, Piotr Leszczyński, Wieslawa Porawska, Barbara Stasiuk, Joanna Hilt, Zdenka Mosterova, Soo Yeon Cheong, Jeehoon Ghil
OBJECTIVES: SB4 (Benepali, Brenzys) is a biosimilar of reference etanercept (ETN). In a randomised, double-blind, 52-week study, SB4 demonstrated comparable efficacy and safety to ETN in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The open-label extension period evaluated long-term efficacy, safety and immunogenicity when continuing SB4 versus switching from ETN to SB4. METHODS: In the randomised, double-blind phase, patients received weekly subcutaneous administration of 50 mg SB4 or ETN with background methotrexate for up to 52 weeks...
August 9, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792782/emerging-antibody-drug-conjugates-for-treating-lymphoid-malignancies
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Anna Wolska-Washer, Pawel Robak, Piotr Smolewski, Tadeusz Robak
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADC) are monoclonal antibodies (Mabs) attached to biologically active drugs through specialized chemical linkers. They deliver and release cytotoxic agents at the tumor site, reducing the likelihood of systemic exposure and therefore toxicity. These agents should improve the potency of chemotherapy by increasing the accumulation of the cytotoxic drug within or near the neoplastic cells with reduced systemic effects. Areas covered and methods: A literature review was conducted using the MEDLINE database, PubMed, for articles in English examining Mabs, B-cell receptor pathway inhibitors and immunomodulating drugs...
August 9, 2017: Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792709/assessment-of-glycated-albumin-as-a-useful-indicator-for-renal-dysfunction-in-diabetic-and-nondiabetic-population
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Nan Duan, Sai-Nan Zhu, Hai-Xia Li, Li-Li Jiao, Hong-Yun Yang, Qi Guo
BACKGROUND: Glycated albumin (GA) reflects serum glucose of the preceding 2 - 3 weeks and plays an important role in diabetes mellitus (DM). This study aimed at investigating whether GA can assess renal dysfunction in population. METHODS: 3818 individuals attending physical examination were enrolled in this cross-sectional study and divided into five groups: healthy controls, impaired fasting glucose, DM without renal complications, DM with albuminuria, and nondiabetic chronic kidney disease patients...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791450/relative-efficacy-and-safety-of-apremilast-secukinumab-and-ustekinumab-for-the-treatment-of-psoriatic-arthritis
#13
G G Song, Y H Lee
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relative efficacy and safety of apremilast, secukinumab, and ustekinumab at different doses in patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHOD: A Bayesian network meta-analysis was conducted, which included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that examined the efficacy and safety of apremilast 20 mg, apremilast 30 mg, secukinumab 75 mg, secukinumab 150 mg, secukinumab 300 mg, ustekinumab 45 mg, and ustekinumab 90 mg compared with placebo...
August 8, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791449/incidence-of-inflammatory-joint-diseases-in-finland-results-from-a-population-based-epidemiological-study
#14
A Kononoff, L Arstila, P Pussinen, H Kautiainen, P Elfving, E Savolainen, H Niinisalo, J Rutanen, O Marjoniemi, O Kaipiainen-Seppänen
The objective of the study was to assess the incidence of inflammatory joint diseases and possible environmental factors contributing to their occurrence in a defined population in Finland. All rheumatologists practising in the Northern Savo rheumatological outpatient departments collected data on their newly diagnosed patients with an inflammatory joint disease in 2010. Antibodies to Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa) and Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) were determined from patients with various arthritides...
August 8, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789823/serum-exosomal-protein-profiling-for-the-non-invasive-detection-of-cardiac-allograft-rejection
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Peter J Kennel, Amit Saha, Dawn A Maldonado, Raymond Givens, Danielle L Brunjes, Estibaliz Castillero, Xiaokan Zhang, Ruiping Ji, Alexandre Yahi, Isaac George, Donna M Mancini, Antonius Koller, Barry Fine, Emmanuel Zorn, Paolo C Colombo, Nicholas Tatonetti, Emily I Chen, P Christian Schulze
BACKGROUND: Exosomes are cell-derived circulating vesicles that play an important role in cell-cell communication. Exosomes are actively assembled and carry messenger RNAs, microRNAs and proteins. The "gold standard" for cardiac allograft surveillance is endomyocardial biopsy (EMB), an invasive technique with a distinct complication profile. The development of novel, non-invasive methods for the early diagnosis of allograft rejection is warranted. We hypothesized that the exosomal proteome is altered in acute rejection, allowing for a distinction between non-rejection and rejection episodes...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783009/substituting-freshwater-can-ocean-desalination-and-water-recycling-capacities-substitute-for-groundwater-depletion-in-california
#16
Pierre Badiuzzaman, Eoin McLaughlin, Darren McCauley
While the sustainability of resource depletion is a longstanding environmental concern, wider attention has recently been given to growing water scarcity and groundwater depletion. This study seeks to test the substitutability assumption embedded in weak sustainability indicators using a case study of Californian water supply. The volume of groundwater depletion is used as a proxy for unsustainable water consumption, and defined by synthesising existing research estimates into low, medium and high depletion baselines...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781103/the-need-for-standardization-of-musculoskeletal-practice-reporting-learning-from%C3%A2-acr-bi-rads-liver-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-and-prostate-imaging-reporting-and-data-system
#17
Ali Gholamrezanezhad, Michael Kessler, Seyed Mohammadreza Hayeri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780511/epidemiology-and-burden-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-a-southern-european-population-data-from-the-community-based-lupus-registry-of-crete-greece
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Irini Gergianaki, Antonis Fanouriakis, Argyro Repa, Michalis Tzanakakis, Christina Adamichou, Alexandra Pompieri, Giorgis Spirou, Antonios Bertsias, Eleni Kabouraki, Ioannis Tzanakis, Leda Chatzi, Prodromos Sidiropoulos, Dimitrios T Boumpas, George K Bertsias
OBJECTIVES: Several population-based studies on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have been reported, yet community-based, individual-case validated, comprehensive reports are missing. We studied the SLE epidemiology and burden on the island of Crete during 1999-2013. METHODS: Multisource case-finding included patients ≥15 years old. Cases were ascertained by the ACR 1997, SLICC 2012 criteria and rheumatologist diagnosis, and validated through synthesis of medical charts, administrative and patient-generated data...
August 5, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780079/antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitides-and-igg4-related-disease-a-new-overlap-syndrome
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REVIEW
François-Xavier Danlos, Giovanni Maria Rossi, Daniel Blockmans, Giacomo Emmi, Andreas Kronbichler, Stéphane Durupt, Claire Maynard, Luminita Luca, Cyril Garrouste, Bertrand Lioger, Rachel Mourot-Cottet, Robin Dhote, Jean-Benoit Arlet, Thomas Hanslik, Philippe Rouvier, Mikael Ebbo, Xavier Puéchal, Dominique Nochy, Agnès Carlotti, Luc Mouthon, Loïc Guillevin, Augusto Vaglio, Benjamin Terrier
OBJECTIVE: Atypical manifestations have been described in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitides (AAV), such as pachymeningitis, orbital mass or chronic periaortitis. Because these manifestations have been associated to the spectrum of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD), we hypothesized that both diseases could overlap. METHODS: We conducted a European retrospective multicenter observational study including patients fulfilling ACR and Chapel Hill criteria for AAV and IgG4-RD Comprehensive Diagnostic Criteria...
August 2, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777897/joint-distribution-and-2-year-outcome-in-347-patients-with-monoarthritis-of-less-than-16-weeks-duration
#20
Ellen Sauar Norli, Gina Hetland Brinkmann, Tore Kristian Kvien, Olav Bjørneboe, Anne Julsrud Haugen, Halvor Nygaard, Cathrine Thunem, Elisabeth Lie, Maria Dahl Mjaavatten
OBJECTIVE: To study the joint distribution and 2-year outcome of patients with recent-onset monoarthritis. METHODS: Adult patients with clinically apparent monoarthritis of ≤16 weeks' duration were included in a multi-center 2-year longitudinal study. Clinical characteristics, joint distribution, development of chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease (CIRD), as well as classification according to the 2010 ACR/EULAR classification criteria for rheumatoid arthritis (2010 RA criteria) were studied...
August 4, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
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