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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526765/factors-associated-with-ischemic-stroke-survival-and-recovery-in-older-adults
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Divya Thekkethala Winovich, William T Longstreth, Alice M Arnold, Ravi Varadhan, Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri, Mary Cushman, Anne B Newman, Michelle C Odden
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Little is known about factors that predispose older adults to poor recovery after a stroke. In this study, we sought to evaluate prestroke measures of frailty and related factors as markers of vulnerability to poor outcomes after ischemic stroke. METHODS: In participants aged 65 to 99 years with incident ischemic strokes from the Cardiovascular Health Study, we evaluated the association of several risk factors (frailty, frailty components, C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, and cystatin C) assessed before stroke with stroke outcomes of survival, cognitive decline (≥5 points on Modified Mini-Mental State Examination), and activities of daily living decline (increase in limitations)...
May 19, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526580/biomarkers-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-from-molecular-processes-to-diagnostic-applications-current-concepts-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Britt Nakken, Gábor Papp, Vidar Bosnes, Margit Zeher, György Nagy, Peter Szodoray
Early diagnosis and immediately started appropriate treatment are mandatory for the prevention of radiographic progression, functional disability and unfavourable disease outcome in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The current classification criteria for RA include two different types of biomarkers representing inflammatory processes, such as C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) or immune processes including autoantibodies, such as rheumatoid factor (RF) and antibodies against citrullinated proteins (ACPA)...
May 16, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526535/tnf-%C3%AE-is-superior-to-conventional-inflammatory-mediators-in-forecasting-ivig-nonresponse-and-coronary-arteritis-in-chinese-children-with-kawasaki-disease
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Peng Hu, Guang Mei Jiang, Yue Wu, Bao Yu Huang, Si Yan Liu, Dong Dong Zhang, Yao Xu, Yang Fang Wu, Xun Xia, Wei Wei, Bo Hu
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) -α is of inflammatory cytokines produced chiefly by activated monocyte/macrophages, and has been implicated in the pathogenesis of Kawasaki disease (KD). We elucidated the relationship of plasma TNF-α with conventional inflammatory mediators, clinical classification, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) response and coronary arteritis in the course of KD. METHODS: Seventy Chinese children with KD were enrolled and divided into 6 subgroups, including complete KD, incomplete KD, IVIG-responsive KD, IVIG-nonresponsive KD, coronary artery (CA) -noninvolvement KD and CA-involvement KD...
May 16, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526415/lnk-deficiency-aggregates-palmitate-induced-preadipocyte-apoptosis
#4
Jie-Yi Du, Chen-Chen Jin, Guo-Hao Wang, Xiong-Qing Huang, Jian-Ding Cheng, Xue-Jun Wen, Xiao-Miao Zhao, Guan-Lei Wang
LNK (SH2B3) is an intracellular adaptor protein that negatively regulates cellular proliferation or self-renewal of hematopoietic stem cells and some other progenitor cells. LNK is also recognized as a key regulator of insulin resistance and inflammatory responses in several tissues and organs. It is unknown the function of LNK in adipose tissue. We previously demonstrated that type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) mouse model had elevated serum free fatty acids (FFAs) levels and increased preadipocyte apoptosis in visceral fat tissue, showing the occurrence of lipotoxicity...
May 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526377/orange-juice-allied-to-a-reduced-calorie-diet-results-in-weight-loss-and-ameliorates-obesity-related-biomarkers-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Carolina Ribeiro, Grace Dourado, Thais Cesar
OBJECTIVE: Assumptions have linked orange juice (OJ) consumption with weight gain and adverse effects on health due to its sugar content; however, epidemiologic studies have not shown increased risk for overweight or obesity with the consumption of 100% OJ. The aim of this study was to verify whether the combination of a reduced-calorie diet (RCD) and 100% OJ contribute to weight loss, promote changes in glucose and lipid metabolism, and improve diet quality in obese individuals. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial with 78 obese patients (age 36 ± 1 y, body mass index [BMI] 33 ± 3 kg/m(2)) were enrolled in two groups: Individuals in the OJ group submitted to an RCD that included OJ (500 mL/d), and individuals in the control group submitted to an RCD without OJ...
June 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525387/sestrin-2-suppresses-cells-proliferation-through-ampk-mtorc1-pathway-activation-in-colorectal-cancer
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Jin-Lai Wei, Min Fang, Zhong-Xue Fu, Shou-Ru Zhang, Jin-Bao Guo, Rong Wang, Zhen-Bing Lv, Yong-Fu Xiong
Sestrin 2 is a conserved antioxidant protein that reduces reactive oxygen species (ROS) and inhibits mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1). We previously showed that sestrin 2 is abnormally decreased in colorectal cancer (CRC). To elucidate the molecular mechanism behind the potential contribution of sestrin 2 to CRC, we used a lentiviral expression vector system to determine the effects of sestrin 2 overexpression on human CRC cells. We found that sestrin 2 overexpression decreased ROS production, inhibited cell growth, and stimulated apoptosis in two CRC cell lines...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524706/cachexia-stage-patient-generated-subjective-global-assessment-phase-angle-and-handgrip-strength-in-patients-with-gastrointestinal-cancer
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Gislaine Aparecida Ozorio, Katia Barão, Nora Manoukian Forones
The aim of this study was to correlate patients with gastrointestinal cancer, classified according to different stages of cancer cachexia (SCC) as proposed by Fearon, with nutritional assessment tools such as PG-SGA, phase angle (PA), and handgrip strength. One hundred one patients with a mean age of 61.8 ± 12.8 yr, with 58.4% being men were included. 32.6% were malnourished according to the body mass index (BMI). A severe or moderate malnutrition had been diagnosed in 63.3% when assessed using the PG-SGA, 60...
May 19, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524646/cervical-spine-involvement-risk-factors-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-meta-analysis
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Shuai Zhu, Wangdong Xu, Yubin Luo, Yi Zhao, Yi Liu
AIM: This study aims to discuss risk factors associated with cervical spine involvement (CSI) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: A literature search was performed in Medline, EMBASE, Web of Science and CBMdisc databases for potential studies published before October 2016. The clinical and laboratory data were extracted, and a meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the risk factors for CSI in RA patients. RESULTS: Twelve studies involving a total of 2750 cases with RA and 733 CSI (26...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524096/itraq-mitoproteome-analysis-reveals-mechanisms-of-programmed-cell-death-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-induced-by-ochratoxin-a
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Yan Wang, Xiaoli Peng, Zhuojun Yang, Weiwei Zhao, Wentao Xu, Junran Hao, Weihong Wu, Xiao Li Shen, Yunbo Luo, Kunlun Huang
Ochratoxin A (OTA) is one of the most common and dangerous mycotoxins in the world. Previous work indicated that OTA could elicit spontaneous HR-like lesions formation Arabidopsis thaliana, reactive oxygen species (ROS) play an important role in OTA toxicity, and their major endogenous source is mitochondria. However, there has been no evidence as to whether OTA induces directly PCD in plants until now. In this study, the presence of OTA in Arabidopsisthaliana leaves triggered accelerated respiration, increased production of mitochondrial ROS, the opening of ROS-dependent mitochondrial permeability transition pores and a decrease in mitochondrial membrane potential as well as the release of cytochrome c into the cytosol...
May 18, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524039/-prevention-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-gubiao-pixie-prescription-for-nosocomial-infection-in-elderly-population
#10
Wanxiang Zhang, Bochao Wang, Zhijun Li
OBJECTIVE: To observe the curative effect of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Gubiao Pixie prescription on the prevention of nosocomial infection in elderly patients with susceptible factors. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted. The elderly patients aged over 70 years admitted to the Department of Integrated TCM and Western Medicine of Tianjin First Center Hospital from March 2015 to March 2016 were enrolled. The patients were divided into experiment group and control group by random number table...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524017/effect-of-homogenisation-in-formation-of-thermally-induced-aggregates-in-a-non-and-low-fat-milk-model-system-with-microparticulated-whey-proteins
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Isabel Celigueta Torres, Gema Nieto, Tommy Nylander, Adam Cohen Simonsen, Alexander Tolkach, Richard Ipsen
The objective of the research presented in this paper was to investigate how different characteristics of whey protein microparticles (MWP) added to milk as fat replacers influence intermolecular interactions occurring with other milk proteins during homogenisation and heating. These interactions are responsible for the formation of heat-induced aggregates that influence the texture and sensory characteristics of the final product. The formation of heat-induced complexes was studied in non- and low-fat milk model systems, where microparticulated whey protein (MWP) was used as fat replacer...
May 2017: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523952/is-male-factor-infertility-associated-with-midlife-low-grade-inflammation-a-population-based-study
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Katia Keglberg Hærvig, Lene Kierkegaard, Rikke Lund, Helle Bruunsgaard, Merete Osler, Lone Schmidt
Male factor infertility is associated with an increased risk of disease and mortality, which has been related to markers of chronic systemic inflammation. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between male factor infertility and low-grade inflammation and furthermore to examine the lifetime prevalence of male factor infertility and overall infertility (also including female and couple infertility). The study population consisted of 2140 members of the Metropolit 1953 Danish Male Birth Cohort who had participated in the Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank data collection in 2009-2011...
May 19, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523450/a-review-of-the-clinical-pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics-and-immunogenicity-of-vedolizumab
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REVIEW
Maria Rosario, Nathanael L Dirks, Catherine Milch, Asit Parikh, Michael Bargfrede, Tim Wyant, Eric Fedyk, Irving Fox
Vedolizumab is a humanized anti-α4β7 integrin monoclonal antibody that selectively blocks trafficking of memory T cells to inflamed gut tissue by inhibiting the α4β7-mucosal addressin cell adhesion molecule-1 (MAdCAM-1) interaction. Approved for treating patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn's disease (CD), vedolizumab is administered as a 300 mg intravenous infusion. Vedolizumab undergoes a rapid, saturable, non-linear, target-mediated elimination process at low concentrations and a slower, linear, non-specific elimination process at higher concentrations...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523333/giant-cell-arteritis-with-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Horia Tudor Stanca, Elena Suvac, Mihnea Munteanu, Dragoş Cătălin Jianu, Andrei Gheorghe Marius Motoc, Gavril Cosmin Roşca, Ovidiu Boruga
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is an inflammatory vasculitis of unknown etiology that mainly involves large and medium arteries, particularly the cranial branches of the aorta. GCA with consecutive arteritic-anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (A-AION) has rarely been diagnosed in Romania. Recently, we encountered an 83-year-old patient who presented with left eye visual impairment and corresponding optic disc diffusely swollen and pale. He also had typical manifestations of GCA, such as malaise, and temporal headache, and a highly elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein level...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523165/plasma-levels-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-patients-undergoing-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#15
Haiqing Li, Zhize Yuan, Sen Li, Quan Qi, Jun Liu, Mi Zhou, Junfeng Cai, Anqing Chen, Zhe Wang, Xiaofeng Ye, Qiang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) has recently emerged as a risk predictor in patients with cardiovascular diseases. However, little is known about the significance of increased plasma MMP9 in patients with perioperative myocardial injury. We aimed to investigate the role of MMP9 in the occurrence of myocardial injury during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB). METHODS: A total of 34 consecutive patients with coronary artery diseases (CAD) were recruited in this prospective, observational study...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522947/clinical-efficacy-of-adalimumab-versus-infliximab-and-the-factors-associated-with-recurrence-or-aggravation-during-treatment-of-anal-fistulas-in-crohn-s-disease
#16
Cheng-Chun Ji, Shota Takano
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Infliximab has proven to be effective in the treatment of perianal fistulas in Crohn's disease (CD) but the efficacy of adalimumab is still unclear. The aim of this study is to assess the clinical efficacy of adalimumab and compare the results with those for infliximab. METHODS: Forty-seven CD patients treated for perianal fistulas with infliximab from September 2005 to December 2010 (n=31), or with adalimumab from November 2010 to May 2012 (n=16), were enrolled in this retrospective study...
April 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522681/endothelial-nox1-oxidase-assembly-in-human-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-driver-of-gremlin1-mediated-proliferation
#17
Imad Al Ghouleh, Sanghamitra Sahoo, Daniel N Meijles, Jefferson H Amaral, Daniel S de Jesus, John Sembrat, Mauricio Rojas, Dmitry A Goncharov, Elena A Goncharova, Patrick J Pagano
Background: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rapidly degenerating and devastating disease of increased pulmonary vessel resistance leading to right heart failure. Palliative modalities remain limited despite recent endeavors to investigate the mechanisms underlying increased pulmonary vascular resistance, i.e. aberrant vascular remodeling and occlusion. However, little is known of the molecular mechanisms responsible for endothelial proliferation, a root cause of PAH-associated vascular remodeling...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521871/relation-of-antioxidant-capacity-of-diet-and-markers-of-oxidative-status-with-c-reactive-protein-and-adipocytokines-a-prospective-study
#18
Najada Stringa, Adela Brahimaj, Asija Zaciragic, Abbas Dehghan, Mohammad Arfan Ikram, Albert Hofman, Taulant Muka, Jessica C Kiefte-de Jong, Oscar H Franco
BACKGROUND: The role of dietary antioxidants and plasma oxidant-antioxidant status in low-grade chronic inflammation and adipocytokine levels is not established yet. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate whether total dietary antioxidant capacity (assessed by dietary ferric reducing antioxidant potential (FRAP)), serum uric acid (UA) and gamma glutamyltransferase (GGT) were associated with low-grade chronic inflammation and circulating adipocytokines. METHODS: Data of 4506 participants aged ≥55years from the Rotterdam Study were analyzed...
June 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521737/validation-of-the-german-version-of-the-mediterranean-diet-adherence-screener-medas-questionnaire
#19
Katrin Hebestreit, Maryam Yahiaoui-Doktor, Christoph Engel, Walter Vetter, Michael Siniatchkin, Nicole Erickson, Martin Halle, Marion Kiechle, Stephan C Bischoff
BACKGROUND: Health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet (MD) have been shown in different at-risk populations. A German translation of the Mediterranean Diet Adherence Screener (MEDAS) from the PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea (PREDIMED) consortium was used in the LIBRE study, investigating effects of lifestyle-intervention on women with BRCA1/2 mutations. The purpose of the present study is to validate the MEDAS German version. METHODS: LIBRE is a multicentre (three university hospitals during this pilot phase), unblinded, randomized, controlled clinical trial...
May 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521621/family-member-deaths-in-childhood-predict-systemic-inflammation-in-late-life
#20
Maria C Norton, Daniel J Hatch, Ronald G Munger, Ken R Smith
Biological and epidemiological evidence has linked early-life psychosocial stress with late-life health, with inflammation as a potential mechanism. We report here the association between familial death in childhood and adulthood and increased levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of systemic inflammation. The Cache County Memory Study is a prospective study of persons initially aged 65 and older in 1995. In 2002, there were 1,955 persons in the study with data on CRP (42.3 percent male, mean [SD] age = 81...
2017: Biodemography and Social Biology
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