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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922440/real-life-use-of-3-direct-acting-antiviral-regimen-in-a-large-cohort-of-patients-with-genotype-1b-hcv-compensated-cirrhosis
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Liana Gheorghe, Speranta Iacob, Manuela Curescu, Ciprian Brisc, Cristina Cijevschi, Florin Caruntu, Carol Stanciu, Iulia Simionov, Ioan Sporea, Cristian Gheorghe, Razvan Iacob, Victoria Arama, Roxana Sirli, Anca Trifan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Ombitasvir/Paritaprevir/ritonavir/Dasabuvir (OBV/PTV/r+DSV) is one of the elective direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) recommended by international guidelines and the only one covered by the National Insurance System in Romania until November 2016. Our aim was to present the first prospective Romanian cohort evaluating the effectiveness and safety in clinical practice of this 3DAA combination in patients with HCV genotype-1b Child A liver cirrhosis. METHODS: 681 patients received OBV/PTV/r+DSV+RBV for 12 weeks and were assessed clinically and biologically at baseline, week 4, 8, 12 (end of treatment, EOT), and 12 weeks after therapy (sustained viral response, SVR)...
September 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922149/the-relationships-between-components-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-mild-cognitive-impairment-subtypes-a-cross-sectional-study-of-japanese-older-adults
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Seongryu Bae, Hiroyuki Shimada, Sangyoon Lee, Hyuma Makizako, Sungchul Lee, Kazuhiro Harada, Takehiko Doi, Kota Tsutsumimoto, Ryo Hotta, Sho Nakakubo, Hyuntae Park, Takao Suzuki
BACKGROUND: The associations between components of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) subtypes remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: The study aim was to identify the prevalence of MetS for MCI subtypes and to investigate sex differences in the association between MetS and MCI subtypes in older Japanese adults. METHODS: The study analyzed data from 3,312 men and women aged 70 years or more. MetS was diagnosed according to International Diabetes Federation criteria...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922061/alanine-aminotransferase-and-total-bilirubin-are-synergistically-associated-with-metabolic-syndrome-among-middle-aged-and-elderly-japanese-women
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Ryuichi Kawamoto, Daisuke Ninomiya, Kensuke Senzaki, Teru Kumagi
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with an increased risk of major cardiovascular events. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) at high levels and total bilirubin (T-BiL) at low levels were oxidative potentials, but it was uncertain whether ALT and T-BiL had an additive interaction for the risk of MetS. METHODS: From a single community, we recruited 864 women (70 ± 8 years) during their annual health examination. We cross-sectionally investigated whether ALT and T-BiL are associated with MetS and its components based on the modified criteria of the National Cholesterol Education Program's Adult Treatment Panel (NCEP-ATP) III report...
September 18, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922043/association-between-triglyceride-high-density-lipoprotein-ratio-and-hearing-impairment-in-a-korean-population
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Da Jung Jung, Jun Young Do, Kyu Hyang Cho, A Young Kim, Seok Hui Kang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinical association between triglyceride (TG)/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) ratio and hearing impairment in a Korean population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study (n=18,004). Participants were divided into 4 quartiles based on their TG/HDL-C ratio: first quartile (1Q), second quartile (2Q), third quartile (3Q), and fourth quartile (4Q). The threshold values at 0.5, 1, and 2 kHz were averaged to obtain the low- or mid-frequency pure-tone average (Low/Mid-Freq), and the values at 3, 4, and 6 kHz were averaged to obtain the high-frequency pure-tone average (High-Freq)...
September 18, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922021/pharmacokinetic-drug-evaluation-of-ezetimibe-simvastatin-for-the-treatment-of-hypercholesterolemia
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Marilisa Bove, Federica Fogacci, Arrigo Cicero
-Introduction: Cholesterol lowering treatment is mainly based on statins eventually associated to adjunctive drugs of different class such as ezetimibe. In the present review, we analysed the pharmacokinetics, efficacy and safety of ezetimibe+simvastatin drug association. -Areas covered: The bio-equivalence of ezetimibe and simvastatin when co-administrated in separate tablets or combined in a single pill is well documented. Ezetimibe is absorbed in small intestine, reaching peak plasma concentrations in 4-12 hours, with a plasma half-life of 22 hours...
September 18, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921968/automated-solid-phase-click-synthesis-of-oligonucleotide-conjugates-from-small-molecules-to-diverse-n-acetylgalactosamine-clusters
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Valentina M Farzan, Egor A Ulashchik, Yury V Martynenko-Makaev, Maksim V Kvach, Ilya Olegovich Aparin, Vladimir A Brylev, Tatiana A Prikazchikova, Svetlana Yu Maklakova, Alexander G Majouga, Alexey V Ustinov, German A Shipulin, Vadim V Shmanai, Vladimir A Korshun, Timofei S Zatsepin
We developed a novel technique for efficient conjugation of oligonucleotides with various alkyl azides (fluorescent dyes, biotin, cholesterol, GalNAc, etc.) using CuAAC on solid phase and CuI·P(OEt)3 as a catalyst. Conjugation is carried out in an oligonucleotide synthesizer in fully automated mode and is coupled to oligonucleotide synthesis and on-column deprotection. We also suggest a set of reagents for the construction of diverse conjugates. The sequential double click procedure using a pentaerythritol-derived tetraazide followed by the addition of a GalNAc or tris-GalNAc alkyne gives oligonucleotide-GalNAc dendrimer conjugates in good yields with minimal excess of sophisticated alkyne reagents...
September 18, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921708/scopoletin-supplementation-ameliorates-steatosis-and-inflammation-in-diabetic-mice
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Ra-Yeong Choi, Ju Ri Ham, Hae-In Lee, Hyun Wook Cho, Myung-Sook Choi, Seok-Kyu Park, Jin Lee, Myung-Joo Kim, Kwon-Il Seo, Mi-Kyung Lee
Scopoletin is a bioactive component in many edible plants and fruits. This study investigated the effects of scopoletin on hepatic steatosis and inflammation in a high-fat diet fed type 1 diabetic mice by comparison with metformin. Scopoletin (0.01%, w/w) or metformin (0.5%, w/w) was provided with a high-fat diet to streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice for 11 weeks. Both scopoletin and metformin lowered blood glucose and HbA1c , serum ALT, TNF-α and IL-6 levels, glucose intolerance, and hepatic lipid accumulation compared with the diabetic control group...
September 18, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919772/anti-pcsk9-antibodies-for-the-treatment-of-heterozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia-patient-selection-and-perspectives
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REVIEW
Alberico Luigi Catapano, Angela Pirillo, Giuseppe Danilo Norata
Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disorder characterized by high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels from birth, which exposes the arteries to high levels of atherogenic lipoproteins lifelong and results in a significantly increased risk of premature cardiovascular events. The diagnosis of FH, followed by an appropriate and early treatment is critical to reduce the cardiovascular burden in this population. Phase I-III clinical trials showed the benefit of proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin 9 inhibitors, both alirocumab and evolocumab, in these patients with an average low-density lipoprotein cholesterol reduction ranging from -40% to -60%...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919755/synthetic-high-density-lipoprotein-nanodisks-for-targeted-withalongolide-delivery-to-adrenocortical-carcinoma
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Rui Kuai, Chitra Subramanian, Peter T White, Barbara N Timmermann, James J Moon, Mark S Cohen, Anna Schwendeman
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare endocrine malignancy and has a 5-year survival rate of <35%. ACC cells require cholesterol for steroid hormone production, and this requirement is met via expression on the cell surface of a high level of SRB1, responsible for the uptake of high-density lipoproteins (HDLs), which carry and transport cholesterol in vivo. Here, we describe how this natural lipid carrier function of SRB1 can be utilized to improve the tumor-targeted delivery of a novel natural product derivative - withalongolide A 4,19,27-triacetate (WGA-TA) - which has shown potent antitumor efficacy, but poor aqueous solubility...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919300/the-significance-of-cholesterol-and-its-metabolite-27-hydroxycholesterol-in-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Erik R Nelson
Although significant advances in the treatment of breast cancer have been made, in particular in the use of endocrine therapy, de novo and aquired resistance to therapy, and metastatic recurrence continue to be major clinical problems. Given the high prevalence of breast cancer, new life-style or chemotherapeutic approaches are required. In this regard, cholesterol has emerged as a risk factor for the onset of breast cancer, and elevated cholesterol is associated with a poor prognosis. While treatment with cholesterol lowering medication is not associated with breast cancer risk, it does appear to be protective against recurrence...
September 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919240/single-nucleotide-variants-associated-with-polygenic-hypercholesterolemia-in-families-diagnosed-clinically-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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Itziar Lamiquiz-Moneo, María Rosario Pérez-Ruiz, Estíbaliz Jarauta, María Teresa Tejedor, Ana M Bea, Rocío Mateo-Gallego, Sofía Pérez-Calahorra, Lucía Baila-Rueda, Victoria Marco-Benedí, Isabel de Castro-Orós, Ana Cenarro, Fernando Civeira
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Approximately 20% to 40% of clinically defined familial hypercholesterolemia cases do not show a causative mutation in candidate genes, and some of them may have a polygenic origin. A cholesterol gene risk score for the diagnosis of polygenic hypercholesterolemia has been demonstrated to be valuable to differentiate polygenic and monogenic hypercholesterolemia. The aim of this study was to determine the contribution to low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) of the single nucleotide variants associated with polygenic hypercholesterolemia in probands with genetic hypercholesterolemia without mutations in candidate genes (nonfamilial hypercholesterolemia genetic hypercholesterolemia) and the genetic score in cascade screening in their family members...
September 14, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918829/awareness-of-individual-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-self-perception-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-women
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Jean-Jacques Monsuez, Tai Pham, Nicole Karam, Laurence Amar, Corinne Chicheportiche-Ayache, Philippe Menasché, Michel Desnos, Paul Dardel, Isabelle Weill
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) self-perception by women may be inaccurate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was completed anonymously Online by women who self-reported their personal CVRF levels including age, weight, contraceptive use, menopausal status, smoking, diet and physical activities. Self-perceived risk was matched to actual cardiovascular risk according to the Framingham score. RESULTS: Among 5,240 young and middle-aged women with a high educational level, knowledge of personal CVRFs increased with age, from 51-90% for blood pressure (BP), 22-45% for blood glucose and 15-47% for blood cholesterol levels, between 30 and 65 years, respectively...
September 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918546/systemic-effects-of-repeated-intraocular-dexamethasone-intravitreal-implant-in-diabetic-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Alicia Valverde-Megías, Pilar Cifuentes-Canorea, Jorge Ruiz-Medrano, Pablo Peña-García, Alicia Megías-Fresno, Juan Donate-López, Julián García-Feijoo
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study is to evaluate the influence of repeated intraocular dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex) injections on metabolic control in type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS: Retrospective study of 165 type 2 diabetic patients starting Ozurdex treatment who received no less than three consecutive injections. Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), serum creatinine, total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides (TGs) were evaluated during 15 months of follow-up after Ozurdex treatment onset...
September 16, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918492/decreased-plasma-neuregulin-4-concentration-is-associated-with-increased-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-in-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Pi-Jun Yan, Yong Xu, Qin Wan, Jian Feng, Hua Li, Chen-Lin Gao, Jun Yang, Hai-Hua Zhong, Zhi-Hong Zhang
AIMS: Inflammation has been reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. This principal objective of this study was to investigate if the secretion of neuregulin 4 (Nrg4), a soluble protein associated with metabolic syndrome and subclinical cardiovascular disease, is correlated with the inflammation marker high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (nT2DM). METHODS: A study group of 311 nT2DM patients was divided into three subgroups based on hs-CRP tertiles...
September 16, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918476/effects-of-stocking-density-on-lipid-deposition-and-expression-of-lipid-related-genes-in-amur-sturgeon-acipenser-schrenckii
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Yuanyuan Ren, Haishen Wen, Yun Li, Jifang Li, Feng He, Meng Ni
To investigate the correlation between lipid deposition variation and stocking density in Amur sturgeon (Acipenser schrenckii) and the possible physiological mechanism, fish were conducted in different stocking densities (LSD 5.5 kg/m(3), MSD 8.0 kg/m(3), and HSD 11.0 kg/m(3)) for 70 days and then the growth index, lipid content, lipase activities, and the mRNA expressions of lipid-related genes were examined. Results showed that fish subjected to higher stocking density presented lower final body weights (FBW), specific growth ratio (SGR), and gonad adipose tissue index (GAI) (P < 0...
September 16, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918286/identifying-combinatorial-biomarkers-by-association-rule-mining-in-the-camd-alzheimer-s-database
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Balázs Szalkai, Vince K Grolmusz, Vince I Grolmusz
The concept of combinatorial biomarkers was conceived when it was noticed that simple biomarkers are often inadequate for recognizing and characterizing complex diseases. Here we present an algorithmic search method for complex biomarkers which may predict or indicate Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other kinds of dementia. We show that our method is universal since it can describe any Boolean function for biomarker discovery. We applied data mining techniques that are capable to uncover implication-like logical schemes with detailed quality scoring...
August 17, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918195/impact-of-body-mass-index-and-metabolic-phenotypes-on-coronary-artery-disease-according-to-glucose-tolerance-status
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K Fujihara, Y Matsubayashi, M Yamamoto, T Osawa, M Ishizawa, M Kaneko, S Matsunaga, K Kato, H Seida, N Yamanaka, S Kodama, H Sone
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the impact of obesity, as defined by body mass index (BMI), and a metabolically unhealthy phenotype on the development of coronary artery disease (CAD) according to glucose tolerance status. METHODS: This population-based retrospective cohort study included 123,746 Japanese men aged 18-72years (normal glucose tolerance: 72,047; prediabetes: 39,633; diabetes: 12,066). Obesity was defined as a BMI≥25kg/m(2). Metabolically unhealthy individuals were defined as those with one or more of the following conditions: hypertension, hypertriglyceridaemia and/or low HDL cholesterol...
September 14, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918137/reticulo-rumen-mass-epithelium-gene-expression-and-systemic-biomarkers-of-metabolism-and-inflammation-in-holstein-dairy-cows-fed-a-high-energy-diet
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J M Arroyo, A Hosseini, Z Zhou, A Alharthi, E Trevisi, J S Osorio, J J Loor
Feeding a higher-energy diet by increasing cereal grains at the expense of forage during the last 3 to 4 wk prepartum is a traditional approach to help the rumen "adapt" to the traditional diets fed at the onset of lactation. Increasing grain/concentrate in the diet changes ruminal fermentation and in sheep and goats elicits marked changes in mRNA expression of immune-related genes in ruminal epithelium. Whether such changes at the epithelial and systemic levels occur in dairy cows when the dietary energy content increases at a fixed level of concentrate is unknown...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918045/cationic-nanoliposomes-meet-mrna-efficient-delivery-of-modified-mrna-using-hemocompatible-and-stable-vectors-for-therapeutic-applications
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Tatjana Michel, Daniel Luft, Meike-Kristin Abraham, Sabrina Reinhardt, Martha L Salinas Medina, Julia Kurz, Martin Schaller, Meltem Avci-Adali, Christian Schlensak, Karlheinz Peter, Hans Peter Wendel, Xiaowei Wang, Stefanie Krajewski
Synthetically modified mRNA is a unique bioactive agent, ideal for use in therapeutic applications, such as cancer vaccination or treatment of single-gene disorders. In order to facilitate mRNA transfections for future therapeutic applications, there is a need for the delivery system to achieve optimal transfection efficacy, perform with durable stability, and provide drug safety. The objective of our study was to comprehensively analyze the use of 3β-[N-(N',N'-dimethylaminoethane) carbamoyl](DC-Cholesterol)/dioleoylphosphatidylethanolamine (DOPE) liposomes as a potential transfection agent for modified mRNAs...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917949/linear-association-between-number-of-modifiable-risk-factors-and-multiple-chronic-conditions-results-from-the-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system
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Mary L Adams, Joseph Grandpre, David L Katz, Douglas Shenson
Multiple (≥2) chronic conditions (MCCs) are responsible for a large fraction of healthcare costs. Our aim was to examine possible associations between MCCs and composite measures of behavioral risk factors (RFs). Data were publicly available 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and included 483,865 non-institutionalized US adults ages ≥18years. Chronic conditions included asthma, arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cognitive impairment, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and kidney disease...
September 13, 2017: Preventive Medicine
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