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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936125/automatic-coronary-artery-calcium-scoring-on-radiotherapy-planning-ct-scans-of-breast-cancer-patients-reproducibility-and-association-with-traditional-cardiovascular-risk-factors
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Sofie A M Gernaat, Ivana Išgum, Bob D de Vos, Richard A P Takx, Danny A Young-Afat, Noor Rijnberg, Diederick E Grobbee, Yolanda van der Graaf, Pim A de Jong, Tim Leiner, Desiree H J van den Bongard, Jean-Philippe Pignol, Helena M Verkooijen
OBJECTIVES: Coronary artery calcium (CAC) is a strong and independent predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. This study assesses reproducibility of automatic CAC scoring on radiotherapy planning computed tomography (CT) scans of breast cancer patients, and examines its association with traditional cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: This study included 561 breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy between 2013 and 2015. CAC was automatically scored with an algorithm using supervised pattern recognition, expressed as Agatston scores and categorized into five categories (0, 1-10, 11-100, 101-400, >400)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936007/a-99mtc-labelled-tetrazine-for-bioorthogonal-chemistry-synthesis-and-biodistribution-studies-with-small-molecule-trans-cyclooctene-derivatives
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Alyssa Vito, Hussain Alarabi, Shannon Czorny, Omid Beiraghi, Jeff Kent, Nancy Janzen, Afaf R Genady, Salma A Alkarmi, Stephanie Rathmann, Zoya Naperstkow, Megan Blacker, Lisset Llano, Paul J Berti, John F Valliant
A convenient strategy to radiolabel a hydrazinonicotonic acid (HYNIC)-derived tetrazine with 99mTc was developed, and its utility for creating probes to image bone metabolism and bacterial infection using both active and pretargeting strategies was demonstrated. The 99mTc-labelled HYNIC-tetrazine was synthesized in 75% yield and exhibited high stability in vitro and in vivo. A trans-cyclooctene (TCO)-labelled bisphosphonate (TCO-BP) that binds to regions of active calcium metabolism was used to evaluate the utility of the labelled tetrazine for bioorthogonal chemistry...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935958/synchronization-and-random-triggering-of-lymphatic-vessel-contractions
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James W Baish, Christian Kunert, Timothy P Padera, Lance L Munn
The lymphatic system is responsible for transporting interstitial fluid back to the bloodstream, but unlike the cardiovascular system, lacks a centralized pump-the heart-to drive flow. Instead, each collecting lymphatic vessel can individually contract and dilate producing unidirectional flow enforced by intraluminal check valves. Due to the large number and spatial distribution of such pumps, high-level coordination would be unwieldy. This leads to the question of how each segment of lymphatic vessel responds to local signals that can contribute to the coordination of pumping on a network basis...
December 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935525/association-of-dietary-protein-and-dairy-intakes-and-change-in-renal-function-results-from-the-population-based-longitudinal-doetinchem-cohort-study
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Gerrie-Cor M Herber-Gast, Sander Biesbroek, Wm Monique Verschuren, Coen DA Stehouwer, Ron T Gansevoort, Stephan Jl Bakker, Annemieke Mw Spijkerman
BACKGROUND: Evidence has suggested that protein from dairy may be less detrimental to renal health than protein from nondairy products. However, to our knowledge, no previous studies have used cystatin C-based measures of the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). OBJECTIVE: We investigated the associations of sources of protein and dairy with the change in the eGFR in persons with a normal or mildly decreased eGFR. DESIGN: We included 3798 participants, aged 26-65 y, from the Doetinchem Cohort study who were examined ≥3 times 5 y apart...
December 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934558/fibroblast-growth-factor-23-in-postrenal-transplant-an-often-forgotten-hormone
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Fateme Shamekhi Amiri, Mohammad Reza Khatami
Fibroblast growth factor 23 is likely to be the most important regulator of phosphate homeostasis, which mediates its functions through fibroblast growth factor receptors and the coreceptor Klotho. In addition to reducing expression of the sodium-phosphate cotransporters NPT2a and NPT2c in the proximal tubules, fibroblast growth factor 23 inhibits renal 1α-hydroxylase and stimulates 24-hydroxylase and appears to reduce parathyroid hormone secretion in short-term studies. Fibroblast growth factor 23 synthesis and secretion by osteocytes and osteoblasts are upregulated through 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 and through an increased dietary phosphate intake...
December 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933574/-long-term-hrv-analysis-shows-stress-reduction-by-magnesium-intake
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Elmar Wienecke, Claudia Nolden
BACKGROUND: Mental pressure and stress represent an ever-increasing socio-political challenge. The heart rate variability (HRV) measurement, which has its origin in the cardiac function diagnosis, gives information on the neurovegetative activity. A low HRV shows an imbalance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic efferents and thus is an indicator of stress. METHOD: A randomized, controlled, two-armed parallel study with 100 participants and a period of 90 days was performed...
December 2016: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933211/systematic-review-and-quality-analysis-of-emerging-diagnostic-measures-for-calcium-pyrophosphate-crystal-deposition-disease
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Y Wu, K Chen, R Terkeltaub
OBJECTIVES: Calcium pyrophosphate crystal deposition disease (CPPD) is common, yet prevalence and overall clinical impact remain unclear. Sensitivity and specificity of CPPD reference standards (conventional crystal analysis (CCA) and radiography (CR)) were meta-analysed by EULAR (published 2011). Since then, new diagnostic modalities are emerging. Hence, we updated 2009-2016 literature findings by systematic review and evidence grading, and assessed unmet needs. METHODS: We performed systematic search of full papers (PubMed, Scopus/EMBASE, Cochrane 2009-2016 databases)...
2016: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932994/comparative-mrna-and-microrna-profiling-during-acute-myocardial-infarction-induced-by-coronary-occlusion-and-ablation-radio-frequency-currents
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Eduardo T Santana, Regiane Dos Santos Feliciano, Andrey J Serra, Eduardo Brigidio, Ednei L Antonio, Paulo J F Tucci, Lubov Nathanson, Mariana Morris, José A Silva
The ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery is the most commonly used experimental model to induce myocardial infarction (MI) in rodents. A high mortality in the acute phase and the heterogeneity of the size of the MI obtained are drawbacks recognized in this model. In an attempt to solve the problem, our group recently developed a new MI experimental model which is based on application of myocardial ablation radio-frequency currents (AB-RF) that yielded MI with homogeneous sizes and significantly reduce acute mortality...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932551/antigen-unmasking-enhances-visualization-efficacy-of-the-oocyte-activation-factor-phospholipase-c-zeta-in-mammalian-sperm
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Junaid Kashir, Luke Buntwal, Michail Nomikos, Brian L Calver, Panagiotis Stamatiadis, Peter Ashley, Vyronia Vassilakopoulou, David Sanders, Paul Knaggs, Evangelia Livaniou, Adnan Bunkheila, Karl Swann, F Anthony Lai
STUDY QUESTION: Is it possible to improve clinical visualization of phospholipase C zeta (PLCζ) as a diagnostic marker of sperm oocyte activation capacity and male fertility? SUMMARY ANSWER: Poor PLCζ visualization efficacy using current protocols may be due to steric or conformational occlusion of native PLCζ, hindering antibody access, and is significantly enhanced using antigen unmasking/retrieval (AUM) protocols. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Mammalian oocyte activation is mediated via a series of intracellular calcium (Ca(2+)) oscillations induced by sperm-specific PLCζ...
December 8, 2016: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932504/expression-of-cav1-3-calcium-channel-in-the-human-and-mouse-colon-post-transcriptional-inhibition-by-ifn%C3%AE
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Vijayababu M Radhakrishnan, Maryam M Gilpatrick, Nouralhoda Dehdashti, Pawel R Kiela, Fayez K Ghishan
It has been hypothesized that apically expressed L-type Ca(2+) channel Cav1.3 (encoded by CACNA1D gene) contributes towards an alternative TRPV6-independent route of intestinal epithelial Ca(2+) absorption, especially during digestion when high luminal concentration of Ca(2+) and other nutrients limit TRPV6 contribution. We and others have implicated altered expression and activity of key mediators of intestinal and renal Ca(2+) (re)absorption as contributors to negative systemic Ca2+ balance and bone loss in intestinal inflammation...
December 8, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932479/progress-in-understanding-the-genetics-of-calcium-containing-nephrolithiasis
#11
John A Sayer
Renal stone disease is a frequent condition, causing a huge burden on health care systems globally. Calcium-based calculi account for around 75% of renal stone disease and the incidence of these calculi is increasing, suggesting environmental and dietary factors are acting upon a preexisting genetic background. The familial nature and significant heritability of stone disease is known, and recent genetic studies have successfully identified genes that may be involved in renal stone formation. The detection of monogenic causes of renal stone disease has been made more feasible by the use of high-throughput sequencing technologies and has also facilitated the discovery of novel monogenic causes of stone disease...
December 8, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932304/vitamin-d-and-type-2-diabetes
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REVIEW
Paul Lips, Marelise Eekhoff, Natasja Vzn Schoor, Mirjam Oosterwerff, Renate de Jongh, Yvonne Krul-Poel, Suat Simsek
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a decreased insulin release, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes in experimental and epidemiological studies. Animal studies show that 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) stimulates the pancreatic β-cell to secrete insulin. The relationship between vitamin D deficiency and insulin resistance could develop through inflammation, as vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased inflammatory markers. In addition, genetic polymorphisms of vitamin D -related genes may predispose to impaired glycemic control and type 2 diabetes...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931261/the-effect-of-local-application-of-low-magnitude-high-frequency-vibration-on-the-bone-healing-of-rabbit-calvarial-defects-a-pilot-study
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Ivan Puhar, Li Ma, Dina Suleimenova, Vasileios Chronopoulos, Nikos Mattheos
BACKGROUND: The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the effect of local application of low-magnitude high-frequency vibration (LMHFV) on the bone healing of rabbit calvarial defects that were augmented with different grafting materials and membranes. METHODS: Four calvarial defects were created in each of two New Zealand rabbits and filled with the following materials: biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP), deproteinized bovine bone mineral covered with a non-cross-linked collagen membrane (BO/BG), biphasic calcium phosphate covered with a strontium hydroxyapatite-containing collagen membrane (BCP/SR), and non-cross-linked collagen membrane (BG)...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930095/multi-omics-data-integration-and-mapping-of-altered-kinases-to-pathways-reveal-gonadotropin-hormone-signaling-in-glioblastoma
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Savita Jayaram, Manoj Kumar Gupta, Rajesh Raju, Poonam Gautam, Ravi Sirdeshmukh
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of the most lethal brain tumors with an inadequately understood pathophysiology. Biomarkers that guide accurate diagnosis and treatment decisions would greatly support precision medicine for GBM. Previous studies of GBM have focused on signaling pathways such as epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGFRs), notch, wnt, and others, identified with single omics technology platforms (genomics, transcriptomics, or proteomics), but not with their integrated use...
December 2016: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929199/platelets-as-a-novel-source-of-gremlin-1-implications-for-thromboinflammation
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Madhumita Chatterjee, Alexander Behrendt, Martina Schmid, Sandra Beck, Martina Schneider, Andreas Mack, Iris Müller, Tobias Geisler, Meinrad Gawaz
Platelets mediating haemostasis-thrombosis are central players in coronary artery disease (CAD). We characterised platelets as a novel source of Gremlin-1. Platelets express Gremlin-1 like inflammatory and endothelial cells. Gremlin-1 co-localised with P-selectin containing randomly distributed α-granules under resting state, which were peripheralised following platelet activation or adhesion over fibrinogen-coated surface. Gremlin-1 release upon activation with ADP, CRP, and TRAP was detected as enhanced surface expression; also in activated platelet supernatant as detected by Western Blot following CRP activation and by ELISA upon activation with ADP, CRP, PAR-1, and PAR4 agonist...
December 8, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928636/effects-of-lanthanum-carbonate-and-calcium-carbonate-on-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-and-hepcidin-levels-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
#16
Yu-Ming Chang, Shih-Ching Tsai, Chih-Chung Shiao, Hung-Hsiang Liou, Chuan-Lan Yang, Nai-Yu Tung, Kua-Sui Hsu, I-Ling Chen, Mei-Chyn Liu, Jsun-Liang Kao, Rong-Na Jhen, Ya-Ting Huang
BACKGROUND: Phosphate binders have an impact on fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23); however, the effect of phosphate binders on serum hepcidin has not been explored. We conducted a 24-week multicenter randomized controlled trial to investigate the effects of lanthanum carbonate or calcium carbonate monotherapy on serum phosphate, FGF23, and hepcidin levels in chronic hemodialysis patients. METHODS: Forty-six patients were recruited, and daily dietary phosphorus was controlled between 600-800 mg...
December 7, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928449/severe-asymptomatic-coronary-obstruction-in-chronic-hemodialysed-patient-a-case-report
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Voiculeț C, Zara O, Văcăroiu I, Bogeanu C, Tiron T, Turcu F, Aron G, Ciocâlteu A
Introduction. Arterial stiffness and vascular calcifications are independent predictors of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 5D population. According to the guidelines, patients on renal replacement therapy represent a very high cardiovascular risk class. Case report. We report the case of a 67-year-old hypertensive male patient, known with CKD stage 5D on hemodialysis (three times per week), secondary bone mineral disease, admitted for progressive right leg pain...
October 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928436/parathyroidectomy-is-vitamin-d-a-player-for-a-good-outcome
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REVIEW
Carsote M, Paduraru Dn, Nica Ae, Valea A
Background: The field of parathyroidectomy (PTx) is complex and brings together many specialists. Even if the surgical approaches changed from classical to minimally invasive PTx, a good outcome is correlated with an adequate localization before and during PTx, while blood assays, such as parathormone (PTH) or 25-hydroxyvitamin D, become useful additional markers. Aim. Specific aspects related to parathyroidectomy and vitamins D (VD) were introduced. Material and Method. The article represents a PubMed-based narrative review...
October 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927880/serum-osteoprotegrin-opg-in-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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A N Kiani, P Aukrust, T Ueland, I Hollan, E Barr, L S Magder, M Petri
INTRODUCTION: Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is a member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor family. It has recently been demonstrated that OPG is produced by a variety of tissues, including the cardiovascular system (heart, arteries, veins), lung, kidney, immune tissues, and bone. The OPG-RANKL signaling pathway is strongly related to vascular calcification. We determined the association of this biomarker with subclinical atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematous (SLE). METHODS: We measured OPG and markers of subclinical atherosclerosis (coronary artery calcium (CAC), carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) carotid plaque) in 166 SLE patients (91% female, 64% Caucasian, 31% African American, 5% others, mean age 45 years)...
December 6, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927221/a-randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-3-different-replacement-regimens-of-vitamin-d-in-clinically-asymptomatic-pediatrics-and-adolescents-with-vitamin-d-insufficiency
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Iman M Talaat, Naglaa M Kamal, Hamed A Alghamdi, Abdulla A Alharthi, Mohamed A Alshahrani
BACKGROUND: Pediatric and Adolescent populations both have special needs for vitamin D especially for growing bone. Inadequate vitamin D is defined as 25 (OH) D(25hydroxy vitamin D) < 30 ng/ml. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, controlled clinical trial from July 2014 over 1 year, aiming to assess the changes in 25 (OH) D and biochemical outcome on calcium and PTH(parathyroid hormone) using 3 different regimens of vitamin D replacement. Initial and 4 month 25 (OH) D, calcium, PTH and 12 month 25 (OH) D levels were assayed...
December 7, 2016: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
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