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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29475008/comparison-of-the-effects-of-rosuvastatin-monotherapy-and-atorvastatin-ezetimibe-combined-therapy-on-the-structure-of-erythrocyte-membranes-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Małgorzata Olszewska-Banaszczyk, Paulina Jackowska, Paulina Gorzelak-Pabiś, Edyta Pytel, Maria Koter-Michalak, Marlena Broncel
BACKGROUND: Abnormalities in the physical properties of the red blood cells (RBCs) membranes may underlie the defects that are strongly linked to cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The aim of the study was to compare the effects of two therapies of equal hipolipemic efficacy on the erythrocyte membrane fluidity, concentration of membrane cholesterol, lipids peroxidation and RBCs distribution witdh in patients with CVD. METHODS: The study included 44 patients with angiographic evidence of CVD, who despite previous 6-month hypolipemic therapy, did not achieve the concentration of LDL-C <70 mg/dl...
November 20, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473759/contribution-of-nontraditional-lipid-profiles-to-reduced-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-h-type-hypertension-population-of-rural-china
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Haoyu Wang, Zhao Li, Xiaofan Guo, Yintao Chen, Shuang Chen, Yichen Tian, Yingxian Sun
BACKGROUND: Despite current interest in the unfavorable impact of nontraditional lipid profiles on cardiovascular disease, information regarding its relations to reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in H-type hypertension population has not been systemically elucidated. METHODS: Analyses were based upon a cross-sectional study of 3259 participants with H-type hypertension who underwent assessment of biochemical, anthropometric, and blood pressure values. Reduced GFR was considered if meeting estimated GFR< 60 ml/min/1...
February 23, 2018: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473534/the-enriched-proanthocyanidin-extract-of-ligaria-cuneifolia-shows-a-marked-hypocholesterolemic-effect-in-rats-fed-with-cholesterol-enriched-diet
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Jose Enrique Gonzalvez, Gloria Garcia, Sebastian Galliano, Alicia Dominighini, Leda Urli, Juan Monti, Maria Teresa Ronco, Daniel Frances, Marcelo Wagner, Cristina Ester Carnovale, Alejandra Nora Luquita
BACKGROUND: Ligaria cuneifolia (Lc) (R. et P.) Tiegh. (Loranthaceae) (Argentine mistletoe) is usually used in local folk medicine. OBJECTIVE: We studied the effect of treatment with the Lc proanthocyanidin-enriched fraction (PLc) in rats fed with Cho-enriched diet on plasma Cho levels, the hemorheological parameters, and biliary secretion. METHOD: Adult male Wistar rats were fed ad libitum with a Cho-enriched diet (Cho (97% purity) 8 g/kg of diet and corn oil 280 g/kg of diet) during 28 days...
February 22, 2018: Recent Patents on Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473115/the-effects-of-exercise-training-associated-with-low-level-laser-therapy-on-biomarkers-of-adipose-tissue-transdifferentiation-in-obese-women
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Raquel Munhoz da Silveira Campos, Ana Raimunda Dâmaso, Deborah Cristina Landi Masquio, Fernanda Oliveira Duarte, Marcela Sene-Fiorese, Antonio Eduardo Aquino, Filippo Aragão Savioli, Pamela Cristina Lopes Quintiliano, Ana Claudia Pelissari Kravchychyn, Liliane Isabel Guimarães, Lian Tock, Lila Missae Oyama, Valter Tadeu Boldarine, Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato, Nivaldo Antonio Parizotto
Investigations suggest the benefits of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to improve noninvasive body contouring treatments, inflammation, insulin resistance and to reduce body fat. However, the mechanism for such potential effects in association with exercise training (ET) and possible implications in browning adiposity processes remains unclear. Forty-nine obese women were involved, aged between 20 and 40 years with a body mass index (BMI) of 30-40 kg/m2 . The volunteers were divided into Phototherapy (808 nm) and SHAM groups...
February 23, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472864/paeonol-inhibits-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-induced-vascular-endothelial-cells-autophagy-by-upregulating-the-expression-of-mirna-30a
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Chao Li, Li Yang, Hongfei Wu, Min Dai
Paeonol from Cortex Moutan root is a potential therapeutic agent for atherosclerosis (AS). However, its mechanisms of action are still not fully understood. Vascular endothelial cells (VECs) autophagy plays a vital role in the initiation and progression of AS. In this study, we aim to investigate whether the protective effect of paeonol on ox-LDL-induced VECs injury by regulating autophagy. To address this question, we used ox-LDL-induced rat VECs as a model system to elucidate the protective effect of paeonol on VECs injury...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472778/deleterious-effects-of-potassium-bromate-administration-on-renal-and-hepatic-tissues-of-swiss-mice
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Naif G Altoom, Jamaan Ajarem, Ahmed A Allam, Saleh N Maodaa, Mostafa A Abdel-Maksoud
Potassium bromate (KBrO3 ) is widely used as a food additive and is a major water disinfection by-product. The present study reports the side effects of KBrO3 administration in Swiss mice. Animals were randomly divided into three groups: control, low dose KBrO3 (100 mg/kg/day) and high dose KBrO3 (200 mg/kg/day) groups. Administration of KBrO3 led to decreased white blood corpuscles (WBCs), red blood corpuscles (RBCs) and platelets count in the animals of both the high and the low dose groups. Altered lipid profile represented as low density lipoprotein (LDL), high density lipoprotein (HDL) and cholesterol levels were observed in plasma samples of both KBrO3 treated groups of mice...
February 2018: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472742/effects-of-high-intensity-interval-training-on-body-composition-aerobic-and-anaerobic-performance-and-plasma-lipids-in-overweight-obese-and-normal-weight-young-men
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Nejmeddine Ouerghi, Mohamed Kacem Ben Fradj, Ikram Bezrati, Marwa Khammassi, Moncef Feki, Naziha Kaabachi, Anissa Bouassida
To examine the effects of short high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on body composition, physical performance and plasma lipids in overweight/obese compared to normal-weight young men. Nine overweight/obese and nine normal-weight men (control group) aged 17 to 20 years underwent a HIIT programme three times per week for eight weeks. Body composition, indices of aerobic [maximal aerobic velocity (MAV) and maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max )] and anaerobic [squat jump (SJ), counter-movement jump (CMJ), five-jump test (FJT), 10-m and 30-m sprint] performances, as well as fasting plasma lipids, were assessed in the two groups at PRE and POST HIIT...
December 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472432/predicting-the-effect-of-fenofibrate-on-cardiovascular-risk-for-individual-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Charlotte Koopal, Frank L J Visseren, Jan Westerink, Yolanda van der Graaf, Henry N Ginsberg, Anthony C Keech
OBJECTIVE: In clinical trials, treatment with fenofibrate did not reduce the incidence of major cardiovascular events (MCVE) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, treatment effects reported by trials comprise patients who respond poorly and patients who respond well to fenofibrate. Our aim was to use statistical modeling to estimate the expected treatment effect of fenofibrate for individual patients with T2DM. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: To estimate individual risk, the FIELD risk model, with 5-year MCVE as primary outcome, was externally validated in T2DM patients from ACCORD and the SMART observational cohort...
February 22, 2018: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472290/coronary-heart-disease-risk-associated-with-the-dyslipidaemia-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Julio A Lamprea-Montealegre, Robyn L McClelland, Morgan Grams, Pamela Ouyang, Moyses Szklo, Ian H de Boer
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to characterise the main dyslipidaemic phenotypes present in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and their association with coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. METHODS: Analyses included 6612 individuals in the multiethnic study of atherosclerosis free of CHD at baseline. CKD was defined as an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 15 to <60 mL/min/1.73 m2 (stages 3-4). Principal component analyses were used to characterise the main dyslipidaemic phenotypes of CKD accounting for the correlation among different lipoproteins and lipoprotein particles...
February 22, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472008/efficacy-and-safety-of-alirocumab-in-high-risk-patients-with-clinical-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-and-or-heterozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia-from-5-placebo-controlled-odyssey-trials
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Peter A McCullough, Christie M Ballantyne, Santosh K Sanganalmath, Gisle Langslet, Seth J Baum, Prediman K Shah, Andrew Koren, Jonas Mandel, Michael H Davidson
Patients with previous atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and/or heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) are at high risk of future cardiovascular events. Despite maximally tolerated doses of statins, many patients still have elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of alirocumab in patients with ASCVD and/or HeFH on a maximally tolerated dose of statin (rosuvastatin 20 or 40 mg, atorvastatin 40 or 80 mg, or simvastatin 80 mg, or lower doses with an investigator-approved reason) ± other lipid-lowering therapies from 5 placebo-controlled phase 3 trials (52 to 78 weeks)...
February 2, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471762/impact-of-cocaine-use-on-protease-inhibitor-associated-dyslipidemia-in-hiv-infected-adults
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Ji Li, Hong Lai, Shaoguang Chen, Shenghan Lai
Previous studies have demonstrated a link between protease inhibitor (PI)-based therapy and lipid dysregulation. The main objective of this study was to examine whether cocaine use may modify PI-associated dyslipidemia in adults. Between June 2003 and June 2014, 957 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected participants in Baltimore, Maryland were enrolled in a study that investigated HIV/antiretroviral therapy-associated comorbidities. Multiple linear and logistic regression models were fitted to examine the associations between PI therapy and lipid profiles for the pooled sample and cocaine use subgroups, respectively...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471582/diabetic-dyslipidaemia-is-associated-with-alterations-in-enos-caveolin-1-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-streptozotocin-treated-rats
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Yousif A Shamsaldeen, Rosemary Ugur, Christopher D Benham, Lisa A Lione
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is a complex progressive disease characterised by chronic hyperglycaemia and dyslipidaemia associated with endothelial dysfunction. Oxidised LDL (Ox-LDL) is elevated in diabetes and may contribute to endothelial dysfunction. The aim of this study was to relate the serum levels of Ox-LDL with endothelial dysfunction in streptozotocin (STZ)-diabetic rats and to further explore the changes in endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and caveolin-1 (CAV-1) expression in primary aortic endothelial cells (ECs)...
February 22, 2018: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471519/higher-risk-of-abdominal-obesity-elevated-ldl-cholesterol-and-hypertriglyceridemia-but-not-of-hypertension-in-people-living-with-hiv-results-from-the-copenhagen-comorbidity-in-hiv-infection-cocomo-study
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Marco Gelpi, Shoaib Afzal, Jens Lundgren, Andreas Ronit, Ashley Roen, Amanda Mocroft, Jan Gerstoft, Anne-Mette Lebech, Birgitte Lindegaard, Klaus Fuglsang Kofoed, Børge G Nordestgaard, Susanne Dam Nielsen
Background: People living with HIV (PLWH) have lower life expectancy than uninfected individuals, partly explained by excess risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and CVD risk factors. We investigated the association between HIV infection and abdominal obesity, elevated LDL cholesterol (LDL-C), hypertriglyceridemia and hypertension, in a large cohort of predominantly well-treated PLWH and matched controls. Methods: 1,099 PLWH from the Copenhagen Co-morbidity in HIV infection (COCOMO) study and 12,161 age and sex-matched uninfected controls from the Copenhagen General Population Study were included and underwent blood pressure, waist-, hip-, weight-, and height-measurements...
February 17, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470798/nr4a1-contributes-to-high-fat-associated-endothelial-dysfunction-by-promoting-camkii-parkin-mitophagy-pathways
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Pei Li, Yuzhi Bai, Xia Zhao, Tian Tian, Liying Tang, Jing Ru, Yun An, Jing Wang
Parkin-related mitophagy is vital for endothelial cell viability and the development of atherosclerosis, although the upstream regulatory factor underlying Parkin-mediated mitophagy in endothelial apoptosis and atherosclerosis progression remains unknown. In the present study, we demonstrated that nuclear receptor subfamily 4 group A member 1 (NR4A1) is actually expressed in aortic endothelial cells (AECs) under oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) treatment in vitro or isolated from high-fat treated mice in vivo...
February 22, 2018: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467937/temozolomide-sirolimus-and-chloroquine-is-a-new-therapeutic-combination-that-synergizes-to-disrupt-lysosomal-function-and-cholesterol-homeostasis-in-gbm-cells
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Sanford P C Hsu, John S Kuo, Hsin-Chien Chiang, Hsin-Ell Wang, Yu-Shan Wang, Cheng-Chung Huang, Yi-Chun Huang, Mau-Shin Chi, Minesh P Mehta, Kwan-Hwa Chi
Glioblastoma (GBM) cells are characterized by high phagocytosis, lipogenesis, exocytosis activities, low autophagy capacity and high lysosomal demand are necessary for survival and invasion. The lysosome stands at the cross roads of lipid biosynthesis, transporting, sorting between exogenous and endogenous cholesterol. We hypothesized that three already approved drugs, the autophagy inducer, sirolimus (rapamycin, Rapa), the autophagy inhibitor, chloroquine (CQ), and DNA alkylating chemotherapy, temozolomide (TMZ) could synergize against GBM...
January 23, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466221/-effects-of-high-dose-statin-therapy-on-cognitive-functions-and-quality-of-life-in-very-high-cardiovascular-risk-patients
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Z D Kobalava, S V Villevalde, M A Vorobyeva
AIM: To investigate the effects of intensive lipid-lowering therapy on cognitive functions and quality of life in patients (pts) with very high cardiovascular risk. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 93 pts (58 men, 63.2±9.5 years old with history of clinically evident cardiovascular disease and fasting low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) >1.8 mmol/l or non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) >2.6 mmol/l the mental status and quality of life were assessed before and after 6 months of therapy with atorvastatin 80 mg/day...
September 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465752/endothelial-extracellular-vesicles-modulate-the-macrophage-phenotype-potential-implications-in-atherosclerosis
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Shaolin He, Chun Wu, Junhui Xiao, Dazhu Li, Ziyan Sun, Ming Li
OBJECTIVE: Endothelial cells (ECs) and macrophages engage in tight and specific interactions that play critical roles in cardiovascular homeostasis and the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are circular membrane fragments released from the endosomal compartment as exosomes or shed from the surfaces of the membranes of most cell types. Increasing evidence indicates that EVs play a pivotal role in cell-to-cell communication. However, the contribution of EVs, as determine by oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL)-exposed and/or Kruppel-like factor 2 (KLF2)-transduced ECs in the interaction between vascular ECs and monocytes/ macrophages, which is a key event in atherosclerotic plaque development, has remained elusive...
February 21, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465158/evaluation-of-adipokines-in-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Edyta Machura, Maria Szczepańska, Elżbieta Świętochowska, Franciszek Halkiewicz, Małgorzata Barć-Czarnecka, Katarzyna Ziora, Dariusz Ziora
INTRODUCTION: Patients with CF present numerous pathological conditions such as malnutrition, depletion of fat-free mass, metabolic disturbances (abnormal glucose metabolism, increased insulin resistance, chronic energy deficit, local and chronic inflammation), which could affect or be associated with altered adipokines concentrationMaterial and Methods: We aimed in this study to investigate the levels of selected adipokines such as resistin, apelin, adiponectin to demonstrate their application as possible markers of inflammation...
February 21, 2018: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464513/lipids-in-ra-is-less-not-necessarily-more
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Jorge Plutzky, Katherine P Liao
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lipid levels are dynamic and can fluctuate along with changes in inflammation. A reduction in inflammation, most commonly as a result of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy, is associated with increases in total cholesterol (TC) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). In this review, we discuss new evidence shedding light on the potential mechanism underlying changes in lipid levels observed with changes in inflammation...
February 21, 2018: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464471/correction-to-effects-of-periodontal-treatment-on-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-patients-with-lifestyle-related-diseases-japanese-prospective-multicentre-observational-study
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Chieko Kudo, Wee Soo Shin, Nobuhiro Sasaki, Kazuo Harai, Kai Kato, Hiroaki Seino, Eiji Goke, Takemasa Fujino, Nobuichi Kuribayashi, Youko Onuki Pearce, Masato Taira, Ryoji Matsushima, Masato Minabe, Shogo Takashiba
Unfortunately, in Table-5 of the original article, the parameter in the 5th row was published incorrectly as "LDL-C (mg/dL)". The correct parameter should read as "HDL-C (mg/dL)".
February 20, 2018: Odontology
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