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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732187/do-genetic-markers-of-inflammation-modify-the-relationship-between-periodontitis-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-findings-from-the-ship-study
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A A Akinkugbe, C L Avery, A S Barritt, S R Cole, M Lerch, J Mayerle, S Offenbacher, A Petersmann, M Nauck, H Völzke, G D Slade, G Heiss, T Kocher, B Holtfreter
An association between periodontitis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been reported by experimental animal and epidemiologic studies. This study investigated whether circulating levels of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and a weighted genetic CRP score representing markers of inflammatory burden modify the association between periodontitis and NAFLD. Data came from 2,481 participants of the Study of Health in Pomerania who attended baseline examination that occurred between 1997 and 2001. Periodontitis was defined as the percentage of sites (0%, <30%, ≥30%) with probing pocket depth (PD) ≥4 mm, and NAFLD status was determined using liver ultrasound assessment...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732078/impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-on-indeterminate-results-of-the-quantiferon-tb-gold-in-tube-test-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Hong-Joon Shin, Tae-Ok Kim, Hyung-Joo Oh, Ha-Young Park, Jin-Sun Chang, Seong Ahn, Yu-Il Kim, Sung-Chul Lim, Yong-Soo Kwon
BACKGROUND: The sensitivity of interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) in the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection could be affected by conditions of immune dysregulation. For this reason, diabetes mellitus (DM) may increase the frequency of indeterminate results of IGRAs. However, there have been inconsistent reports of role of DM on indeterminate IGRA results. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients who underwent QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube testing (QFT-GIT) at Chonnam National University Hospital...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732027/serum-irisin-and-myostatin-levels-after-2-weeks-of-high-altitude-climbing
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Ewa Śliwicka, Tomasz Cisoń, Zbigniew Kasprzak, Alicja Nowak, Łucja Pilaczyńska-Szcześniak
Exposure to high-altitude hypoxia causes physiological and metabolic adaptive changes by disturbing homeostasis. Hypoxia-related changes in skeletal muscle affect the closely interconnected energy and regeneration processes. The balance between protein synthesis and degradation in the skeletal muscle is regulated by several molecules such as myostatin, cytokines, vitamin D, and irisin. This study investigates changes in irisin and myostatin levels in male climbers after a 2-week high-altitude expedition, and their association with 25(OH)D and indices of inflammatory processes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731917/the-impact-of-iron-overload-in-acute-leukemia-chronic-inflammation-but-not-the-presence-of-nontransferrin-bound-iron-is-a-determinant-of-oxidative-stress
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Lale Olcay, Mustafa Serteser, Murat Kolay, Havva F Balci, Ülkü M Yildirim, Sibel A Tekgündüz, Tuncay Hazirolan, Yunus K Terzi
In the literature, studies on the oxidant effects of nontransferrin bound iron [NTBI (eLPI assay)] during chemotherapy of acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute myeloblastic leukemia are lacking. We established NTBI and oxidative stress determinants (OSD), iron parameters, high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels, liver tests, cumulative chemotherapeutic doses, and transfused blood in 36 children with acute leukemia throughout chemotherapy. These parameters were determined at the beginning and end of chemotherapy blocks (11 time points) and in 20 healthy children using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and colorimetric and fluorometric enzymatic methods...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731502/histologic-scoring-indices-for-evaluation-of-disease-activity-in-crohn-s-disease
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Gregor Novak, Claire E Parker, Rish K Pai, John K MacDonald, Brian G Feagan, William J Sandborn, Geert D'Haens, Vipul Jairath, Reena Khanna
BACKGROUND: Histologic assessment of mucosal disease activity has been increasingly used in clinical trials of treatment for Crohn's disease. However, the operating properties of the currently existing histologic scoring indices remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: A systematic review was undertaken to evaluate the development and operating characteristics of available histologic disease activity indices in Crohn's disease. SEARCH METHODS: Electronic searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, and the Cochrane Library (CENTRAL) databases from inception to 20 July 2016 were supplemented by manual reviews of bibliographies and abstracts submitted to major gastroenterology meetings (Digestive Disease Week, United European Gastroenterology Week, European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation)...
July 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731129/expression-profile-of-c19mc-micrornas-in-placental-tissue-of-patients-with-preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes-and-spontaneous-preterm-birth
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Ilona Hromadnikova, Katerina Kotlabova, Katarina Ivankova, Ladislav Krofta
The aim of the study was to demonstrate that preterm birth (PTB) is associated with altered C19MC microRNA expression profile in placental tissues. Gene expression of 15 placental specific microRNAs (miR‑512‑5p, miR‑515‑5p, miR‑516‑5p, miR‑517‑5p, miR‑518b, miR‑518f‑5p, miR‑519a, miR‑519d, miR‑519e‑5p, miR‑520a‑5p, miR‑520h, miR‑524‑5p, miR‑525‑5p, miR‑526a and miR‑526b‑5p) was compared between groups: 34 spontaneous PTB, 108 preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM) and 20 term in labor pregnancies...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731097/dba-induced-caspase-3-dependent-apoptosis-occurs-through-mitochondrial-translocation-of-cyt-c-in-the-rat-hippocampus
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Wenbo Jiang, Yingying Chen, Bai Li, Shuying Gao
Dibromoacetic acid (DBA), a by-product of disinfection, develops in drinking water during chlorination or ozonation processes. Water intake is the main source of DBA exposure in humans, which is potentially neurotoxic. The present study investigated the neurotoxic effects of DBA by assessing the behavioral and biochemical characteristics of Sprague Dawley rats intragastrically treated with DBA at concentrations of 20, 50 and 125 mg kg(-1) body weight for 28 consecutive days. The results indicated that animal weight gain and food consumption were not significantly affected by DBA...
July 21, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730981/bartonella-quintana-an-unrecognized-cause-of-infective-endocarditis-in-children-in-ethiopia
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Diana Tasher, Alona Raucher-Sternfeld, Akiva Tamir, Michael Giladi, Eli Somekh
Bartonella quintana endocarditis, a common cause of culture-negative endocarditis in adults, has rarely been reported in children. We describe 5 patients 7-16 years of age from Ethiopia with heart defects and endocarditis; 4 cases were caused by infection with B. quintana and 1 by Bartonella of undetermined species. All 5 patients were afebrile and oligosymptomatic, although 3 had heart failure. C-reactive protein was normal or slightly elevated, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate was high. The diagnosis was confirmed by echocardiographic demonstration of vegetations, the presence of high Bartonella IgG titers, and identification of B...
August 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730906/mortality-intensive-care-treatment-and-cost-evaluation-role-of-a-polymerase-chain-reaction-assay-in-patients-with-sepsis
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Markota Andrej, Sinkovič Andreja
Objective We examined whether patients with a positive SeptiFast (SF) assay (LightCycler SeptiFast; Roche Diagnostics, Basel, Switzerland) developed higher long-term mortality, a more difficult course of treatment, and a higher antimicrobial treatment cost than patients with a negative SF assay. Methods We performed a post-hoc analysis of data collected in a 1-year prospective interventional study of adults with severe sepsis and septic shock. In addition to the standard treatment, an additional 5 ml of blood was obtained for an SF assay, and the antimicrobial treatment was changed according to the SF results...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730781/feasibility-research-of-treating-advanced-gastric-carcinoma-with-laparoscopy
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Hailin Xi, Rui Li, Hongqiang Yang, Su Feng, Ruihao Qin
PURPOSE: To determine the feasibility and safety of treating patients with advanced gastric cancer with laparoscopy. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 180 patients with advanced gastric carcinoma and divided them into either the laparoscopy group (96 cases) or the laparotomy group (84 cases). RESULTS: The number of lymph nodes dissected during surgery and the surgical time were similar in both groups. The incision length, total amount of bleeding during the operation, postoperative exhaust recovery time, and the length of hospital stay were significantly improved in the laparoscopy group when compared to the laparotomy group...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730765/prognostic-role-of-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Ibrahim Petekkaya, Ozan Unlu, Emir C Roach, Gizem Gecmez, Alexis K Okoh, Taner Babacan, Furkan Sarici, Ozge Keskin, Cagatay Arslan, Emine Petekkaya, Ali R Sever, Kadri Altundag
PURPOSE: The effects of inflammation on the prognosis, life expectancy and several parameters such as response to treatment of breast cancer have been previously studied. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of inflammatory markers on prognosis in patients with metastatic breast cancer. METHODS: This study was conducted on 81 patients with metastatic breast cancer who have been followed up at the Department of Medical Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, between December, 2009 and March, 2014...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730757/psoriatic-arthritis-treatment-regimens-therapy-duration-and-reasons-for-cessation-in-the-biologics-era-a-multi-centre-australian-study
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Kathleen Tymms, Ayano Kelly, Paul Bird, Hedley Griffiths, Julien de Jager, Geoff Littlejohn, Sandra Louw, Lynden Roberts, Peter Youssef, Jane Zochling, Dave Nichols
AIM: To describe the treatment regimens, duration of therapy and reasons for disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) cessation in a large psoriatic arthritis (PsA) cohort. METHODS: A retrospective non-interventional multi-centre study using Audit4 electronic medical records, with de-identified, routinely collected clinical data from rheumatology practices in the OPAL consortium (Optimising Patient outcomes in Australian rheumatoLogy) during November 2015. Baseline characteristics, type and duration of conventional and biologic DMARDs (cDMARD and bDMARD, respectively), disease activity (Disease Activity Score of 28 joints C-reactive protein [DAS28-CRP]), and reasons for treatment cessation were recorded...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730510/antiinflammation-and-antioxidant-effects-of-thalidomide-on-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-mice-and-human-lung-fibroblasts
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Xiaoying Dong, Xin Li, Minghui Li, Ming Chen, Qian Fan, Wei Wei
In this study, the potential effects of thalidomide (Thal) on bleomycin (BLM)-induced pulmonary fibrosis were investigated. BALB/C mice model of pulmonary fibrosis induced by an intratracheal instillation of BLM was adopted, and then was intraperitoneally injected with Thal (10, 20, 50 mg/kg) daily for 8 days, while the control and BLM-treated mouse groups were injected with a saline solution. The effects of Thal on pulmonary injury were evaluated by the lung wet/dry weight ratios and histopathological examination...
July 20, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730135/clinical-characteristics-and-ultrasonographic-findings-of-acute-bacterial-enterocolitis-in-children
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Peter Chun, Taek Jin Lim, Eun Ha Hwang, Sang Wook Mun, Yeoun Joo Lee, Jae Hong Park
PURPOSE: This study clarified the bacterial pathogens currently causing acute infectious enterocolitis (AIE) in children and evaluated the clinical characteristics and ultrasonographic findings according to the different pathogens. METHODS: Medical records regarding age, sex, clinical symptoms, laboratory data, identified enteropathogens, ultrasonographic findings, treatment, and outcome of 34 patients who were diagnosed with AIE via stool examination using multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or culture, were retrospectively reviewed...
June 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729928/the-assessment-of-laboratory-parameters-in-children-with-fever-and-febrile-seizures
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Krystyna Gontko-Romanowska, Zbigniew Żaba, Paweł Panieński, Barbara Steinborn, Michał Szemień, Magdalena Łukasik-Głębocka, Krystian Ratajczak, Jacek Górny
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the research paper was to assess selected laboratory results in children with fever without seizures and febrile seizure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The paper presents an analysis of a group of 306 children aged 6 months - 5 years who were admitted with diagnosed fever without seizures and febrile seizures in Specialized Health Care Centre for Mother and Child in Poznan between 1st January 2008 and 31st December 2009. Out of the diagnostics procedures performed in children the following ones were taken into consideration: BCC and CRP...
July 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729399/decitabine-priming-enhances-mucin-1-inhibition-mediated-disruption-of-redox-homeostasis-in-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma
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Salvia Jain, Abigail Washington, Rebecca Karp Leaf, Parul Bhargava, Rachael A Clark, Thomas S Kupper, Dina Stroopinsky, Athalia Pyzer, Leandra Cole, Myrna Nahas, Arie Apel, Jacalyn Rosenblatt, Jon Arnason, Donald Kufe, David Avigan
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is a heterogeneous neoplasm and patients with relapsed/refractory disease exhibit resistance to standard therapies. We have previously demonstrated that the MUC1-C oncoprotein plays a critical role in protection from oxidative stress in CTCL cells. Targeting of MUC1-C with a pharmacologic inhibitor, GO-203, was associated with apoptosis in CTCL. However, disease responses were incomplete underscoring the need for combinatorial strategies that could exploit the vulnerability of CTCL cells to oxidative signals...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729134/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-levels-in-serum-from-patients-with-acute-intracerebral-hemorrhage-potential-contribution-to-prognosis
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Qun Lin, Jian-Yong Cai, Chuan Lu, Jun Sun, Hua-Jun Ba, Mao-Hua Chen, Xian-Dong Chen, Jun-Xia Dai, Jian-Hu Lin
BACKGROUND: Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) pathophysiology involves inflammation. Macrophage migration inhibition factor (MIF), a pro-inflammatory cytokine, is related to prognosis of ischemic stroke. The aim of this study was to investigate whether serum MIF levels are associated with severity and outcomes in patients with acute ICH. METHODS: We enrolled a total of 120 consecutive ICH patients and 120 healthy controls and sampled blood on admission and at study entry respectively...
July 17, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729050/an-infant-with-concurrent-serotype-6c-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-and-infectious-mononucleosis
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Naoko Nishikawa-Nakamura, Takafumi Okada, Keiko Nishimura, Tsuyako Iwai, Kimiko Ubukata, Satoshi Iwata, Asayuki Iwai
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a main causative agent of serious invasive bacterial infections. However, concurrent infection with invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) and viral infectious mononucleosis (IM) is rare. We report an infant with serotype 6C infection causing IPD occurring simultaneously with IM. A previously healthy 11-month-old girl referred to our hospital because of fever, leukopenia, and elevated C-reactive protein presented to us with disturbance of consciousness, tachycardia, tachypnea and agranulocytosis...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728946/serum-galectin-1-levels-are-positively-correlated-with-body-fat-and-negatively-with-fasting-glucose-in-obese-children
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Sezer Acar, Ahu Paketçi, Tuncay Küme, Hale Tuhan, Özlem Gürsoy Çalan, Korcan Demir, Ece Böber, Ayhan Abaci
Galectin-1, a recently identified peptide, is primarily released from the adipose tissue. Although galectin-1 was shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect, its specific function is not clearly understood. We aimed to evaluate the relationship of serum galectin-1 levels with clinical and laboratory parameters in childhood obesity. A total of 45 obese children (mean age: 12.1±3.1years) and 35 normal-weight children (mean age: 11.8±2.2years) were enrolled. Clinical [body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), percentage of body fat and blood pressure] and biochemical [glucose, insulin, lipids, galectin-1, high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and leptin levels] parameters were assessed...
July 17, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728886/effect-of-a-physical-activity-intervention-on-supar-levels-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Christopher Rohde, Christoffer Polcwiartek, Eivind Andersen, Torkel Vang, Jimmi Nielsen
OBJECTIVES: Soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) is a novel inflammatory marker, associated with lifestyle diseases and mortality risk. No studies have investigated whether physical activity may reduce suPAR levels using a randomized controlled design. DESIGN AND METHODS: suPAR and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels were determined in blood samples from a previous randomized controlled trial with Pakistani immigrants in Norway, 2008. The study included physically inactive men that were randomized to an intervention group (supervised group exercises) or a control group and followed for 5 months...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
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