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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817809/evaluation-of-infliximab-therapy-in-children-with-crohn-s-disease-using-trough-levels-predictors
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Jan Ohem, Ondrej Hradsky, Kristyna Zarubova, Ivana Copova, Petra Bukovska, Richard Prusa, Karin Malickova, Jiri Bronsky
BACKGROUND: In adults, infliximab (IFX) levels correlate with disease activity, and antibodies to IFX (ATIs) predict treatment failure. We aimed to determine the association of IFX levels and ATIs with disease activity in a paediatric population. We prospectively collected blood, stool, and clinical data from 65 patients (age 10.5-15.1 years) with Crohn's disease (CD) before IFX administration, and measured IFX trough levels, ATIs, and faecal calprotectin levels (CPT). Samples were collected during maintenance therapy...
August 18, 2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817623/metformin-attenuates-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-up-regulation-of-antioxidant-enzymes
#2
Xiaoling Wang, Lei Yang, Licheng Kang, Jing Li, Liang Yang, Jincai Zhang, Jie Liu, Mengmeng Zhu, Qiong Zhang, Yanna Shen, Zhi Qi
The objective was to examine the protective effect of metformin (Met) on myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury and whether the mechanism was related to the AMPK/ antioxidant enzymes signaling pathway. Rat Langendorff test and H2O2-treated rat cardiomyocytes (H9c2) were used in this study. Met treatment significantly improved left ventricular (LV) function, reduced infarct size and CK-MB release in comparison with IR group. Decreased TUNEL staining positive cells were also observed in IR+Met group ex vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817462/fecal-calprotectin-more-accurately-predicts-endoscopic-remission-of-crohn-s-disease-than-serological-biomarkers-evaluated-using-balloon-assisted-enteroscopy
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Kousaku Kawashima, Shunji Ishihara, Takafumi Yuki, Nobuhiko Fukuba, Hiroki Sonoyama, Hideaki Kazumori, Noritsugu Yamashita, Yasumasa Tada, Ryusaku Kusunoki, Akihiko Oka, Naoki Oshima, Yoshiyuki Mishima, Ichiro Moriyama, Yoshikazu Kinoshita
BACKGROUND: Fecal calprotectin (FC) has emerged as a reliable surrogate marker of endoscopic remission in Crohn's disease (CD), which has been mainly evaluated using ileocolonoscopy. We conducted this study to clarify the predictability of FC level for predicting endoscopic remission using balloon-assisted enteroscopy (BAE) findings in patients with CD and compare with that of conventional serological biomarkers. METHODS: Patients with CD scheduled to undergo BAE were prospectively enrolled, and fecal and blood samples collected before the procedures...
August 16, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817201/exposure-response-modeling-and-power-analysis-of-components-of-acr-response-criteria-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-part-2-continuous-model
#4
Liang Li, Yi Zhang, Lian Ma, Ping Ji, Sarah Yim, Badrul A Chowdhury, Suresh Doddapaneni, Jiang Liu, Yaning Wang, Chandrahas Sahajwalla
Population pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) models were developed to quantitate the exposure-response relationships using continuous longitudinal data on American College of Rheumatology (ACR) subcomponents, that is, tender-joint count (TJC), swollen-joint count (SJC), C-reactive protein, patient's assessment of pain, patient's global assessment of disease activity, physician's global assessment of disease activity, and patient's assessment of physical function for 5 biologics approved for use in rheumatoid arthritis...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817063/changes-in-lipids-and-inflammatory-markers-after-consuming-diets-high-in-red-meat-or-dairy-for-four-weeks
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Kirsty M Turner, Jennifer B Keogh, Peter J Meikle, Peter M Clifton
There is a body of evidence linking inflammation, altered lipid metabolism, and insulin resistance. Our previous research found that insulin sensitivity decreased after a four-week diet high in dairy compared to a control diet and to one high in red meat. Our aim was to determine whether a relationship exists between changes in insulin sensitivity and inflammatory biomarkers, or with lipid species. Fasting Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (TNF-α), Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor II (sTNF-RII), C-reactive protein (CRP), and lipids were measured at the end of each diet...
August 17, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816962/relationships-of-capsule-endoscopy-lewis-score-with-clinical-disease-activity-indices-c-reactive-protein-and-small-bowel-transit-time-in-pediatric-and-adult-patients-with-small-bowel-crohn-s-disease
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Chengcheng He, Jie Zhang, Zhenyu Chen, Xicheng Feng, Zibin Luo, Tianmo Wan, Aimin Li, Side Liu, Yuexin Ren
Relationships between the capsule endoscopy Lewis score (LS) and clinical disease activity indices and C-reactive protein (CRP) are controversial in adult patients with Crohn's disease (CD). Also, data on pediatric patients are relatively less. However, correlation between LS and small bowel transit time (SBTT) remains investigational. The aim of the present study was to explore the correlations between LS and clinical disease activity indices, CRP, SBTT in pediatric, and adult patients with small bowel CD...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816948/medial-medullary-infarction-caused-by-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-related-vasculitis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Kumi Yanagiha, Kazuhiro Ishii, Tomoyuki Ueno, Aiki Marushima, Akira Tamaoka
RATIONALE: Medial medullary infarction accounts for less than 1% of brain infarctions, and medial medullary infarctions is very rarely caused by antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report the case of a 76-year-old man at low risk of arteriosclerosis who presented with disorders on the left side including gaze-evoked nystagmus, paralysis of the extremities, pyramidal signs, sensory disturbance, and dysesthesia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging also showed right medial medullary infarction...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816946/prognostic-factors-of-clinical-endpoints-in-elderly-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-during-a-2-year-follow-up-in-china-an-observational-cohort-study
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Hao Wang, Hai-Jun Wang, Ya-Dong Chen, Tao Tao, Yu-Tao Guo, Xiao-Ning Zhao, Hong-Bin Liu, Yu-Tang Wang
This study aimed to reveal the incidence of clinical endpoints in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) during a 2-year follow-up and evaluate the related prognostic factors of these endpoints.In total, 200 elderly patients with AF and 400 age- and sex-matched patients without AF were enrolled in this prospective observational cohort study. The incidence of clinical endpoints, including thromboembolism, hemorrhage, and all-cause death, during the 2-year follow-up was analyzed. Other follow-up data, including disease history, laboratory examinations, medication status, and other clinical endpoints, were collected...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816920/similar-metabolic-innate-immunity-and-adipokine-profiles-in-adult-and-pediatric-sepsis-versus-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-a-pilot-study
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Theonymfi Tavladaki, Anna Maria Spanaki, Helen Dimitriou, Efmorfia Kondili, Christianna Choulaki, Dimitris Georgopoulos, George Briassoulis
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether the septic profiles of heat shock protein 72, heat shock protein 90α, resistin, adiponectin, oxygen consumption, CO2 production, energy expenditure, and metabolic pattern, along with illness severity, nutritional, and inflammatory indices, differ between adult and pediatric patients compared with systemic inflammatory response syndrome and healthy controls. To evaluate whether these biomolecules may discriminate sepsis from systemic inflammatory response syndrome in adult and pediatric patients...
August 12, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816208/pm2-5-exposure-elicits-oxidative-stress-responses-and-mitochondrial-apoptosis-pathway-activation-in-hacat-keratinocytes
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Rong Hu, Xiao-Yuan Xie, Si-Ka Xu, Ya-Ning Wang, Ming Jiang, Li-Rong Wen, Wei Lai, Lei Guan
BACKGROUND: PM2.5 (aerodynamic diameter ≤ 2.5 μm) is a dominant and ubiquitous air pollutant that has become a global concern as PM2.5 exposure has been linked to many adverse health effects including cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. Emerging evidence supports a correlation between increased air PM2.5 levels and skin disorders although reports on the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms are limited. Oxidative stress is the most common mechanism of PM2.5-induced adverse health effects...
August 14, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814933/inflammatory-biomarkers-and-their-value-in-predicting-survival-and-outcome-among-patients-with-spontaneous-intracerebral-haemorrhage
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Senthil Kumar Rajapathy, Zamzuri Idris, Regunath Kandasamy, Albert Wong Sii Hieng, Jafri Malin Abdullah
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (SICH) has emerged as one of the most devastating forms of stroke in recent decades. This disease is noted to carry a 30-day mortality rate of approximately 45%. An increasing number of studies have implicated a complex immune-mediated and inflammation-mediated cascade of responses in the pathophysiology of SICH and the resultant neurologic outcome. Several clinical studies have demonstrated an association between inflammatory markers and outcome in patients with SICH...
May 2017: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814876/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-and-mean-platelet-volume-in-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
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Muhammet Kazim Erol, Ayse Balkarli, Ozgur Yucel, Yusuf Akar, Berna Dogan, Elcin Suren
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate mean platelet volume (MPV) and neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) values and their relationship with clinical findings in patients with central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR). METHODS: Overall, 87 patients fulfilling inclusion criteria and 320 age- and sex-matched healthy individuals as controls were included in the study. The CSCR patients (n=87) were classified into 2 groups as acute CSCR (group 1, n=43) and chronic CSCR (group 2, n=44)...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814856/prognostic-role-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-and-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-for-hospital-mortality-in-patients-with-aecopd
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CaoYuan Yao, XiaoLi Liu, Ze Tang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) is one of the leading causes of hospitalization and is associated with considerable mortality, for which clinicians are seeking useful and easily obtained biomarkers for prognostic evaluation. This study aimed to determine the potential role of the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) as prognostic makers for hospital mortality in patients with AECOPD. METHODS: We included 303 patients with AECOPD in this retrospective study...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814835/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-two-different-formulations-of-atorvastatin-in-korean-patients-with-hypercholesterolemia-a-multicenter-prospective-randomized-clinical-trial
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Ju-Hee Lee, Sang-Hyun Kim, Dong-Ju Choi, Seung-Jea Tahk, Jung-Han Yoon, Si Wan Choi, Taek-Jong Hong, Hyo-Soo Kim
PURPOSE: This study was designed to compare the efficacy and tolerability of the generic formulation (Atorva(®)) and the reference formulation (Lipitor(®)) of atorvastatin, both at a dosage of 20 mg once daily. METHODS: This study was a prospective open-label, randomized controlled study. Hypercholesterolemic patients who had not achieved low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol goals according to the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP-ATP III) guideline were randomized to generic formulation or reference formulation of atorvastatin...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814704/-clinical-evaluation-of-urosepsis-in-tane-general-hospital-clinical-utility-of-measurement-of-procalcitonin
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Yukinari Hosokawa, Takuto Shimizu, Takuya Owari, Kenji Otsuka, Yoshiki Hayashi, Kiyohide Fujimoto
We clinicaliye valuated 355 patients with urinarytract infections (UTI), suspected of having urosepsis at Tane General Hospital, and determined the usefulness of the biomarker procalcitonin (PCT) as an aid in predicting urosepsis. Clinical and microbiological data were collected. The logistic regression analysis was used to determine the risk factors of urosepsis. Of 355 patients, 169 patients (47.6%) were diagnosed with urosepsis. C-reactive protein (CRP) (OR 2. 633, p<0. 001), PCT (OR 2. 153, p=0. 003) and clinical diagnosis (calculous pyelonephritis OR 1...
July 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814584/examining-self-reported-and-biological-stress-and-near-misses-among-emergency-medicine-residents-a-single-centre-cross-sectional-assessment-in-the-usa
#16
Bengt B Arnetz, Philip Lewalski, Judy Arnetz, Karen Breejen, Karin Przyklenk
OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between perceived and biological stress and near misses among Emergency Medicine residents. DESIGN: Self-rated stress and stress biomarkers were assessed in residents in Emergency Medicine before and after a day shift. The supervising physicians and residents reported numbers of near misses. SETTING: The study took place in the Emergency Department of a large trauma 1 centre, located in Detroit, USA...
August 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814431/calprotectin-as-a-marker-of-inflammation-in-patients-with-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
#17
Maria Karolina Jonsson, Nina Paulshus Sundlisæter, Hilde Haugedal Nordal, Hilde Berner Hammer, Anna-Birgitte Aga, Inge Christoffer Olsen, Karl Albert Brokstad, Désirée van der Heijde, Tore K Kvien, Bjørg-Tilde Svanes Fevang, Siri Lillegraven, Espen A Haavardsholm
OBJECTIVES: Calprotectin is an inflammatory marker of interest in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We evaluated whether the level of calprotectin was associated with disease activity, and if it was predictive of treatment response and radiographic progression in patients with early RA. METHODS: Plasma from disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD)-naïve patients with RA fulfilling 2010 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism classification criteria with symptom duration <2 years was analysed for calprotectin at baseline, and after 1, 3 and 12 months...
August 16, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814366/porphyromonas-gingivalis-and-igg1-and-igg2-subclass-antibodies-in-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#18
Consuelo Romero-Sánchez, Clara Malagón, Camilo Vargas, María Fernanda Torres, Lorena Chila Moreno, Constanza Rodríguez, Diana Marcela Castillo, Juliette De Avila, Ángela Catalina Mosquera, Gloria Inés Lafaurie
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the periodontal status and the presence and concentration of Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) and immunoglobulin G (IgG) subclass against P. gingivalis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and its association with rheumatic clinical activity parameters. METHODS: Rheumatologic conditions and periodontal status were clinically assessed in 51 patients with JIA. P. gingivalis, IgG1 and IgG2, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, rheumatoid factor (RF), anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs), and human leukocyte antigen B27 were also evaluated...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Dentistry for Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814255/current-evidence-on-the-evaluation-and-management-of-fever-without-a-source-in-infants-aged-0-90-days-a-review
#19
Joyee G Vachani, Kenya McNeal-Trice, Sowdhamini S Wallace
BACKGROUND: Despite development of risk stratification tools decades ago, the best strategy for evaluation and management of young infants with fever without a clear source remains uncertain. OBJECTIVE: To describe the variability in current practice and review recently published evidence in three key areas: inflammatory markers as a tool for risk stratification, impact of viral testing, and optimal observation time on antibiotics. METHODS: Articles were identified using PubMed, Scopus, and Cochrane databases and via experts...
August 16, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813781/bee-venom-decreases-lps-induced-inflammatory-responses-in-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
#20
Chang Hee Jeong, Wei Nee Cheng, Hyojin Bae, Kyung Woo Lee, Sang Mi Han, Michael C Petriello, Hong Gu Lee, Han Geuk Seo, Sung Gu Han
The world dairy industry has long been challenged by bovine mastitis, an inflammatory disease, which causes economic loss due to decreased milk production and quality. Attempts have been made to prevent or treat this disease with multiple approaches, primarily through increased abuse of antibiotics, but effective natural solutions remain elusive. Bee venom (BV) contains a variety of peptides (e.g., melittin) and that shows multiple bioactivities including prevention of inflammation. Thus, in the current study, it was hypothesized that BV can reduce inflammation in bovine mammary epithelial cells (MAC-T)...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
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