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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679816/poor-mental-health-among-low-income-women-in-the-u-s-the-roles-of-adverse-childhood-and-adult-experiences
#1
Joshua P Mersky, Colleen E Janczewski, Jenna C Nitkowski
RATIONALE: It is well established that exposure to a greater number of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) increases the risk of poor physical and mental health outcomes. Given the predictive validity of ACE scores and other cumulative risk metrics, a similar measurement approach may advance the study of risk in adulthood. OBJECTIVE: We examined the prevalence and interrelations of 10 adverse adult experiences, including household events such as intimate partner violence and extrafamilial events such as crime victimization...
April 14, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679253/fever-of-unknown-origin-fuo-cmv-infectious-mononucleosis-or-lymphoma
#2
Burke A Cunha, Karishma Chawla
Fever of unknown origin (FUO) refers to fevers of > 101 °F that persist for > 3 weeks and remain undiagnosed after a focused inpatient or outpatient workup. FUO may be due to infectious, malignant/neoplastic, rheumatic/inflammatory, or miscellaneous disorders. The FUO category determines the focus of the diagnostic workup. In the case presented of an FUO in a young woman, there were clinical findings of both CMV infectious mononucleosis or a lymphoma, e.g., highly elevated ESR, elevated ferritin levels, and elevated ACE level, β-2 microglobulins...
April 20, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679193/etiology-of-stability-and-growth-of-internalizing-and-externalizing-behavior-problems-across-childhood-and-adolescence
#3
Alexander S Hatoum, Soo Hyun Rhee, Robin P Corley, John K Hewitt, Naomi P Friedman
Internalizing and externalizing behaviors are heritable, and show genetic stability during childhood and adolescence. Less work has explored how genes influence individual differences in developmental trajectories. We estimated ACE biometrical latent growth curve models for the Teacher Report Form (TRF) and parent Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) internalizing and externalizing scales from ages 7 to 16 years in 408 twin pairs from the Colorado Longitudinal Twin Study. We found that Intercept factors were highly heritable for both internalizing and externalizing behaviors (a2 = ...
April 20, 2018: Behavior Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679094/depletion-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-reduces-brain-serotonin-and-impairs-the-running-induced-neurogenic-response
#4
Friederike Klempin, Valentina Mosienko, Susann Matthes, Daniel C Villela, Mihail Todiras, Josef M Penninger, Michael Bader, Robson A S Santos, Natalia Alenina
Physical exercise induces cell proliferation in the adult hippocampus in rodents. Serotonin (5-HT) and angiotensin (Ang) II are important mediators of the pro-mitotic effect of physical activity. Here, we examine precursor cells in the adult brain of mice lacking angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) 2, and explore the effect of an acute running stimulus on neurogenesis. ACE2 metabolizes Ang II to Ang-(1-7) and is essential for the intestinal uptake of tryptophan (Trp), the 5-HT precursor. In ACE2-deficient mice, we observed a decrease in brain 5-HT levels and no increase in the number of BrdU-positive cells following exercise...
April 20, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676999/sex-differences-in-transcriptomic-profiles-in-aged-kidney-cells-of-renin-lineage
#5
Yuliang Wang, Diana G Eng, Jeffrey W Pippin, Sina A Gharib, Aaron McClelland, Kenneth W Gross, Stuart J Shankland
Renin expressing cells in the kidney's juxta-glomeruluar compartment likely also serve as progenitors for adult glomerular cells in disease. Although these cells of renin lineage (CoRL) decrease in number with advancing kidney age, accompanied by less responsiveness to typical stimuli such as ACE-inhibition, mechanisms and the impact of sex as a biological variable with age are not known. Accordingly, labeled CoRL were sorted from individual young (2m) and aged (27m) male and female Ren1cCre|ZsGreen reporter mice, and their transcriptomic profiles analyzed by RNA seq...
April 18, 2018: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676873/-bradykinin-and-cardiovascular-protection-role-of-perindopril-an-inhibitor-of-angiotensin-conversion-enzyme
#6
P Lancellotti, A Ancion, V D'Orio, O Gach, P Maréchal, J M Krzesinski
The endothelium plays a vital role as part of the cardiovascular continuum. Risk factors such as hypertension and dyslipidemia unbalance angiotensin II - bradykinin homeostasis, leading to endothelial dysfunction and changes in vascular structure that promote atherosclerosis and thrombosis. When dealing with risk factors, treatment should focus on the prevention and restoration of endothelial function. Not all cardiovascular drugs are able to reverse vascular and structural endothelial dysfunction. Increasing levels of bradykinin is an effect of the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-Is), and also a fundamental part of their mode of action...
April 2018: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674143/bioactive-peptides-and-free-amino-acids-profiles-in-different-types-of-european-dry-fermented-sausages
#7
Marta Gallego, Leticia Mora, Elizabeth Escudero, Fidel Toldrá
A wide variety of dry-fermented sausages are produced in European countries, where are considered valued traditional products. An intense proteolysis takes place during the processing of dry-fermented sausages due to the combined action of muscle and microbial peptidases, generating large amounts of peptides and free amino acids. These compounds participate in the development of the characteristic flavor of dry-fermented products, but some peptides can also exert certain bioactivities such as antioxidant and ACE inhibitory activities...
April 5, 2018: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673745/-acquired-c1-esterase-inhibitor-deficiency-via-bradykinin-mediated-angioedema-four-cases
#8
C Jacquin-Porretaz, F Castelain, E Daguindau, E Seilles, C Nardin, F Aubin, F Pelletier
BACKGROUND: Acquired C1-esterase inhibitor (C1-INH) deficiency angioedema (C1-INH-AAE) is a form of bradykinin-mediated angioedema. This rare disorder is due to acquired consumption of C1-INH, hyperactivation of the classic pathway of human complement, and potentially fatal recurrent angioedema symptoms. Clinical symptoms of C1-INH-AAE are very similar to those of hereditary angioedema (HAE) but usually appear after the fourth decade of life and induce abdominal pain less frequently. Laboratory tests are essential in establishing the diagnosis with low levels or abnormal structure and function of C1-INH...
April 16, 2018: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673592/intravenous-vitamin-c-attenuates-hemorrhagic-shock-related-renal-injury-through-the-induction-of-sirt1-in-rats
#9
Meng-Zhi Qi, Yi Yao, Rong-Li Xie, Si-Lei Sun, Wen-Wu Sun, Jin-Long Wang, Ying Chen, Bing Zhao, Er-Zhen Chen, En-Qiang Mao
To investigate the effect of intravenous Vitamin C (VC) on hemorrhagic shock (HS)-associated rat renal injury and the involved mechanism. Thirty SD rats were randomly assigned to the sham surgery (sham), hemorrhagic shock (HS), HS+100 mg/kg VC (H + VL), HS+500 mg/kg VC (H + VH) and HS+100 mg/kg VC + EX527 (H + VL + E) groups. Tissue and blood samples were collected 6 h after surgery. Kidney pathological changes were scored. Creatinine (CRE), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and interleukin-1β (IL-1β) levels in serum and Vitamin C levels and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity and the ability to suppress hydroxyl radical (RAFHR) in plasma were measured...
April 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671439/maldi-tof-ms-characterization-of-n-linked-glycoprotein-derived-from-ginger-with-ace-inhibitory-activity
#10
Wenzhu Zhao, Yuejiao Chen, Siyu Xue, Zhipeng Yu, Hanjie Yu, Jingbo Liu, Jianrong Li, Feng Chen
Herein, the ability of ginger glycoproteins to inhibit the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) is characterized. The activity is monitored via HPLC, and then the crude glycoproteins are enriched with lectin microarrays and magnetic microspheres. The N-linked glycans released from the enriched glycoproteins by PNGase F are identified by MALDI-TOF-MS. The results suggest that the crude ginger glycoproteins are active against ACE with an IC50 value of 0.83 ± 0.09 mg mL-1. The ginger glycoproteins are enriched by concanavalin A (Con A) and solanum tuberosum (Potato) lectin (STL), and the structures of the N-glycans released from the ginger glycoproteins include high-mannose type glycans, fucosylated-type glycans, and hybrid-type glycans, as analyzed by MALDI-TOF-MS...
April 19, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670769/associations-between-ace-inhibitors-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-and-lean-body-mass-in-community-dwelling-older-women
#11
Jennifer W Bea, Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Betsy C Wertheim, Yann Klimentidis, Zhao Chen, Oleg Zaslavsky, Todd M Manini, Catherine R Womack, Candyce H Kroenke, Andrea Z LaCroix, Cynthia A Thomson
Studies suggest that ACE-inhibitors (ACE-I) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) may preserve skeletal muscle with aging. We evaluated longitudinal differences in lean body mass (LBM) among women diagnosed with hypertension and classified as ACE-I/ARB users and nonusers among Women's Health Initiative participants that received dual energy X-ray absorptiometry scans to estimate body composition ( n =10,635) at baseline and at years 3 and 6 of follow-up. Of those, 2642 were treated for hypertension at baseline...
2018: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669332/paritaprevir-ritonavir-ombitasvir-plus-dasabuvir-regimen-in-the-treatment-of-genotype-1-chronic-hepatitis-c-infection-in-patients-with-severe-renal-impairment-and-end-stage-renal-disease-a-real-life-cohort
#12
Jan Sperl, Miluse Kreidlova, Dusan Merta, Klara Chmelova, Renata Senkerikova, Sona Frankova
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Chronic hepatitis C (HCV) virus infection reactivates under immunosuppressive drugs and therefore has a negative impact on long-term survival of kidney transplant recipients. Treatment-induced clearance of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in kidney transplant candidates prevents virus reactivation after transplantation. Paritaprevir/Ritonavir/Ombitasvir with Dasabuvir (PrOD) represents a highly effective treatment regimen for HCV genotype 1 (GT1), also suitable for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD)...
April 13, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668736/differing-patterns-of-stress-and-craving-across-the-day-in-moderate-heavy-alcohol-consumers-during-their-typical-drinking-routine-and-an-imposed-period-of-alcohol-abstinence
#13
Rhiannon E Mayhugh, W Jack Rejeski, Meredith R Petrie, Paul J Laurienti, Lise Gauvin
BACKGROUND: Stress is a known factor related to alcohol use. However, how the relationship between alcohol craving and stress varies across the day is not fully understood. As craving is a consistent predictor of alcohol use disorder (AUD), understanding stress and craving patterns across the day in routine, non-dependent, moderate-heavy alcohol consumers may help in understanding those who may be vulnerable to transitioning into AUD. METHOD: Moderate-heavy drinkers were recruited from the local community (n = 32) and assessed for fluctuations in craving and stress intensity across the day via Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) during 3 consecutive days of imposed alcohol abstinence (abstained trial) and their normal drinking routine (normal trial)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668213/physician-and-patient-tools-to-improve-chronic-kidney-disease-care
#14
Thomas D Sequist, Alison M Holliday, E John Orav, David W Bates, Bradley M Denker
OBJECTIVES: To determine if electronic health record (EHR) tools and patient engagement can improve the quality of chronic kidney disease (CKD) care. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. METHODS: We enrolled 153 primary care physicians caring for 3947 high-risk and 3744 low-risk patients with stage III CKD across 13 ambulatory health centers in eastern Massachusetts. Intervention physicians received a set of electronic alerts during office visits recommending risk-appropriate CKD care...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667175/first-line-drugs-for-hypertension
#15
REVIEW
James M Wright, Vijaya M Musini, Rupam Gill
BACKGROUND: This is the first update of a review published in 2009. Sustained moderate to severe elevations in resting blood pressure leads to a critically important clinical question: What class of drug to use first-line? This review attempted to answer that question. OBJECTIVES: To quantify the mortality and morbidity effects from different first-line antihypertensive drug classes: thiazides (low-dose and high-dose), beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB), and alpha-blockers, compared to placebo or no treatment...
April 18, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667144/efficacy-and-safety-of-zofenopril-versus-ramipril-in-the-treatment-of-myocardial-infarction-and-heart-failure-a-review-of-the-published-and-unpublished-data-of-the-randomized-double-blind-smile-4-study
#16
REVIEW
Claudio Borghi, Stefano Omboni, Salvatore Novo, Dragos Vinereanu, Giuseppe Ambrosio, Ettore Ambrosioni
Zofenopril is a lipophilic, sulfhydryl group-containing angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)-inhibitor, characterized by wide tissue distribution, long duration of action, and pleiotropic effects on endothelial dysfunction. Its clinical efficacy and safety have been described in the four randomized controlled trials of the SMILE program, which globally enrolled more than 3600 patients in post-acute myocardial infarction (AMI) setting. The SMILE-4 study specifically selected patients with left ventricular dysfunction at admission, and compared the effects of zofenopril or ramipril in combination with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)...
April 17, 2018: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665823/exposure-to-concentrated-ambient-pm-2-5-alters-the-composition-of-gut-microbiota-in-a-murine-model
#17
Wanjun Wang, Ji Zhou, Minjie Chen, Xingke Huang, Xiaoyun Xie, Weihua Li, Qi Cao, Haidong Kan, Yanyi Xu, Zhekang Ying
BACKGROUND: Exposure to ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5 ) correlates with abnormal glucose homeostasis, but the underlying biological mechanism has not been fully understood. The gut microbiota is an emerging crucial player in the homeostatic regulation of glucose metabolism. Few studies have investigated its role in the PM2.5 exposure-induced abnormalities in glucose homeostasis. METHODS: C57Bl/6J mice were exposed to filtered air (FA) or concentrated ambient PM2...
April 17, 2018: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663195/which-target-blood-pressure-in-year-2018-evidence-from-recent-clinical-trials
#18
REVIEW
Sondre Heimark, Julian E Mariampillai, Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Peter M Nilsson, Sverre E Kjeldsen
The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) suggested a favourable effect of lowering blood pressure to < 120/80 mmHg in high-risk hypertensive patients; however, new American guidelines in 2017 have not followed SPRINT but lowered its recommended treatment target to < 130/80 mmHg. We aimed to review the latest research from large randomised controlled trials and observational analyses in order to investigate the evidence for new treatment targets. We assessed recent data from the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Blood Pressure (ACCORD) study, the International Verapamil-Trandolapril Study (INVEST), the Telmisartan, Ramipril or Both in Patients at High Risk for Vascular Events trial (ONTARGET)/the Telmisartan Randomised AssessmenNt Study in aCE iNtolerant participants with cardiovascular Disease (TRANSCEND) study and The Losartan Intervention For Endpoint Reduction in Hypertension (LIFE) study...
April 16, 2018: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663071/cyclosporine-a-responsive-congenital-nephrotic-syndrome-with-single-heterozygous-variants-in-nphs1-nphs2-and-plce1
#19
Anna Eichinger, Sabine Ponsel, Carsten Bergmann, Roman Günthner, Julia Hoefele, Kerstin Amann, Bärbel Lange-Sperandio
BACKGROUND: Congenital nephrotic syndrome (CNS) is primarily a monogenetic disease, with the majority of cases due to changes in five different genes: the nephrin (NPHS1), podocin (NPHS2), Wilms tumor 1 (WT1), laminin ß2 (LAMB2), and phospholipase C epsilon 1 (PLCE1, NPHS3) gene. Usually CNS is not responsive to immunosuppressive therapy, but treatment with ACE inhibitors, AT1 receptor blockade and/or indomethacin can reduce proteinuria. If the disease progresses to end-stage renal disease, kidney transplantation is the therapy of choice...
April 16, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660936/associations-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-1-and-angiotensin-ii-blood-levels-and-cognitive-function
#20
Sevil Yasar, Vijay R Varma, Gregory C Harris, Michelle C Carlson
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggests a possible role of the renin angiotensin system in the pathophysiologic process of Alzheimer's disease, of which angiotensin converting enzyme-1 (ACE-1) and angiotensin II (ANGII) are important proteins. Few studies evaluated associations between blood ACE-1 and none between ANGII levels, and cognition. OBJECTIVE: Our pilot study was aimed to examine associations between blood ACE-1 and ANG II levels and cognitive function in non-demented participants at baseline and over a 1-year period...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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