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Jae Cheol Kim, Bruce P Mullan, John L Black, Robert J E Hewitt, Robert J van Barneveld, John R Pluske
BACKGROUND: This experiment was conducted to test the hypothesis that vitamin E (Vit E) and acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), a cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor, will additively reduce the production of the immunosuppressive molecule prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and hence reduce inflammatory responses in weaner pigs experimentally infected with an enterotoxigenic strain of E. coli. METHODS: The experiment was conducted in a research facility with 192 individually-housed male weaner pigs (Landrace × Large White) weighing 6...
2016: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
Shalini Priya, Abhishek Singh, Sanjay Mehrotra, A Pradhan
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Parmida Beigi, Paul Malenfant, Abtin Rasoulian, Robert Rohling, Alison Dube, Vit Gunka
Current 2-D ultrasound technology is unable to perform a midline neuraxial needle insertion under real-time ultrasound guidance using a standard needle and without an assistant. The aim of the work described here was to determine the feasibility of a new technology providing such capability, starting with a study evaluating the selected puncture site. A novel 3-D ultrasound imaging technique was designed using thick-slice rendering in conjunction with a custom needle guide (3DUS + Epiguide). A clinical feasibility study evaluated the ability of 3DUS + Epiguide to identify the epidural needle puncture site for a midline insertion in the lumbar spine...
October 6, 2016: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
T C Mitulescu, C Stavaru, L M Voinea, L M Banica, C Matache, D Predeteanu
Hypothesis:Abnormal Vitamin D (Vit D) level could have consequences on the immuno-inflammatory processes in Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). Aim:The purpose of this study was to analyze the role of Vitamin D in the interplay between immune and inflammation effectors in AS associated-Acute Anterior Uveitis (AAU). Methods and Results:25-hydroxyvitamin D (Vit D), LL-37 peptide, IL-8 and Serum Amyloid A (SAA) were identified and quantified in the serum/ plasma of thirty-four AS patients [eleven AS patients presenting AAU (AAU AS patients) and twenty-three AS patients without AAU (wAAU AS patients)] and eighteen healthy individuals (Control) using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
January 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
Amik Sodhi, Thomas Aldrich
INTRODUCTION: Americans are increasingly receiving vitamin D supplementation, often based on low-measured 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25-OH-vit D). In sarcoidosis, there is often increased metabolism of 25-OH-vit D to 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D (1,25-OH-vit D), so 25-OH-vit D may remain low, despite high levels of 1,25-OH-vit D. In such cases, vitamin D supplementation may lead to hypercalcemia. METHODS: We randomly selected 196 patients with sarcoidosis who received at least 1 prescription of vitamin D between 2005 and 2011 and 196 control patients...
September 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
Yossef Namir, Matan J Cohen, Yosef S Haviv, Itzchak Slotki, Linda Shavit
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D (Vit D) deficiency plays a central role in the pathogenesis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) complications, both skeletal and nonskeletal. The purpose of this study was to examine whether 25(OH)D levels and supplementation with oral cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3 (Vit D3)) are associated with morbidity and mortality among patients with significant CKD. METHODS: CKD patients attending the nephrology clinic at Shaare Zedek Medical Center between July 1, 2008 and January 31, 2012, tested at least twice for 25(OH)D levels, were enrolled...
October 2016: Clinical Nephrology
Kirtikar Shukla, Shikha Sharma, Aditi Gupta, Arun Raizada, Kamini Vinayak
25-hydroxy vitamin D [25(OH) vit D] deficiency is a serious public health problem, particularly in the Indian sub-continent. The objective of the present study was to study the prevalence of 25(OH) vit D in different age groups. The data of 25(OH) vit D assay of 26,346 ostensibly healthy individuals, enrolled under executive health checkup at Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, over a period of 3 years, were extracted from the hospital information system and reviewed extensively. 25(OH) vit D deficiency (VDD) was defined as 25(OH) vit D < 20 ng/ml, insufficiency (VDI) as 25(OH) vit D between 20 and 40 ng/ml and 25(OH) vit D sufficiency (VDS) as 25(OH) D > 40 ng/mL...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
Yuefeng Zhu, Jie Shen, Qun Cheng, Yongqian Fan, Weilong Lin
OBJECTIVE: To study the relationship of plasma homocysteine (Hcy), bone turnover biomarkers (BTB), and bone mineral density (BMD) with osteoporotic fracture (OPF) in elderly people. METHODS: Eighty-two patients (aged 65 years or older) admitted to our orthopedics department between October 2014 and May 2015 were randomly divided into three groups: 1) OPF group: 39 cases with the mean age 81.82±5.49 years, which included 24 females and 15 males; 2) high-energy fracture (HEF) group: 22 cases with the mean age 78...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
Eduardo Egea, Gloria Garavito, Luis Fang, Dary Luz Mendoza, José Miguel Escamilla, Elsie De Los Ríos, Rodolfo Dennis, Mario Sánchez-Borges
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a common disease in the world and vitamin D (Vit-D) has been associated with the presence and severity of this disease. OBJECTIVE: To establish the association between levels of Vit-D and IgE response in schoolchildren with asthma living in four cities in Colombia. METHODS: Case-control study in 1340 schoolchildren (687 asthmatic and 653 controls) from communities in extreme poverty in Barranquilla, Cartagena, Santa Marta, and Montería...
July 2016: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
Adnan M Al Shaikh, Bahaa Abaalkhail, Ashraf Soliman, Ibrahim Kaddam, Khalid Aseri, Yousef Al Saleh, Ali Al Qarni, Ahmed Al Shuaibi, Waleed Al Tamimi, Abdel Moniem Mukhtar
OBJECTIVE: Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) and insufficiency (VDI) are significant health problem all-over the world. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of VDD and VDI in children and adolescents residing in 8 provinces in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and to investigate their calcium homeostasis. METHODS: A cross-sectional study with 2110 participants aged between 6 and 15 years were enrolled. The questionnaire included personal and socio-demographic, anthropometric measurements, knowledge about vitamin D, color of the skin, dietary intake, sun exposure experience, smoking, and physical activity...
July 30, 2016: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
Bedia Guleryuz, Fulya Akin, Melek T Ata, Mukaddes Mergen Dalyanoglu, Sebahat Turgut
BACKGROUND: Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is a common autoimmune disease. Vitamin D is an important regulator of immune system. It has been shown in several studies that vitamin D prevents the development of lots of autoimmune diseases. There are some studies that prove vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphism increases the risk of Hashimoto's thyroiditis. In this study, we aimed to investigate the association between HT and level of 25(OH)D3, IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, TNF-α and IFN-γ and VDR FokI and TaqI gene polymorphism...
July 27, 2016: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
O Toman, T Kabickova, O Vit, R Fiser, K Machova Polakova, J Zach, J Linhartova, D Vyoral, J Petrak
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) therapy has markedly improved patient prognosis after introduction of imatinib mesylate for clinical use. However, a subset of patients develops resistance to imatinib and other tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), mainly due to point mutations in the region encoding the kinase domain of the fused BCR-ABL oncogene. To identify potential therapeutic targets in imatinib‑resistant CML cells, we derived imatinib-resistant CML-T1 human cell line clone (CML-T1/IR) by prolonged exposure to imatinib in growth media...
September 2016: Oncology Reports
Amir A Hamidieh, Zohreh Hamidi, Maryam Behfar, Zeinab Pajouhi, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Fariba Mohseni, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, Maryam Sobhani, Bagher Larijani, Mohammad R Mohajeri Tehrani
BACKGROUNDS: Beta Thalassemia Major, and its treatment by hematopoietic stem cell transplantation can have deleterious effect on bone integrity and a main part of such effects is due to their deleterious effects on endocrine systems. So, we assessed the effects of endocrine changes during HSCT (Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation) on growing bones of pediatric thalassemic patients. METHODS: Bone-specific alkaline phosphatase and osteocalcin (bone formation markers), NTX (bone resorption marker), Ca, P, Alk ph, PTH, Vitamin D (vit D), prolactin, LH, FSH, T4, T3, TSH, IGF-1, testosterone (in males) or estradiol (in females), measured in 20 major thalassemic patients with mean age of 10...
July 14, 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
D Gutiérrez Fernández, A Moreno-Ancillo, S Fernández Meléndez, C Domínguez-Noche, P Gálvez Ruiz, T Alfaya Arias
INTRODUCTION: Hymenoptera venom immunotherapy (VIT) is an effective treatment but not one devoid of risk as both local and systemic adverse reactions may occur especially in the initial stages of treatment. We compared the tolerance to three buildup protocols of VIT and analyzed risk factors associated with adverse reactions occurring in this phase. METHODS: We enrolled 165 patients divided into three groups based on the buildup protocol used (3, 4, 9 weeks). Severity of systemic reactions was evaluated according to World Allergy Organization model...
April 19, 2016: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
Florian J Wegehaupt, Nancy Lunghi, Vanessa M G Hogger, Thomas Attin
The extrinsic sources for erosion-causing acids are primarily acidic beverages and foodstuffs. Effervescent tablets also contain organic acids (e.g. citric, tartaric, malic) in order to form carbon dioxide by contact with water – with the help of the carbonate salts of the tablets. To adequately inform patients about the possible erosive potential of effervescent tablets, this study was undertaken in order to investigate the erosive potential of effervescent tablets (ET), containing either a combination of vitamins and minerals or vitamins only, commercially available in Switzerland...
2016: Swiss Dental Journal
Giorgia Vici, Luca Belli, Massimiliano Biondi, Valeria Polzonetti
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The only available treatment for celiac disease (CD) is lifelong adherence to gluten free (GF)-diet. However, GF-diet may lead to possible nutrient unbalance resulting in improper nutritional quality of diet. The aim of this study is to evaluate the nutritional quality of GF-diet. METHODS: MEDLINE(®)/PubMed and Cochrane Library were electronically searched for articles published between 1990/01/01 and 2015/09/01. RESULTS: GF-diet was found to be poor in alimentary fiber due in particular to the necessary avoidance of several kinds of foods naturally rich in fiber (i...
May 7, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Payam Peymani, Saied Ghavami, Behzad Yeganeh, Reza Tabrizi, Siamak Sabour, Bita Geramizadeh, Mohammad Reza Fattahi, Seyed Mehdi Ahmadi, Kamran B Lankarani
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus infection frequently leads to chronic hepatitis C which may progress to cirrhosis and can be ended to hepatocellular carcinoma. This study aimed to investigate the effect of Anthropometric Parameters, Vit D3, Thyroid Function, Ferritin and Biochemistry Parameters in patients chronically infected with HCV with non-response criteria which was treated by chloroquine. METHODS: This study was the continuation of our previous investigation with a triple-blind method in a randomized controlled pilot study...
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Ashraf Moini, Tabandeh Ebrahimi, Nooshin Shirzad, Reihaneh Hosseini, Mania Radfar, Fatemeh Bandarian, Shahrzad Jafari-Adli, Mostafa Qorbani, Mahboobeh Hemmatabadi
Dysmenorrhea is common among women of reproductive age. This study aim was to investigate the effect of vitamin D (vit D) supplementation in treatment of primary dysmenorrhea with vit D deficiency. A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted on 60 women with primary dysmenorrhea and vit D deficiency referred to our clinic at Arash Women's Hospital from September 2013 to December 2014. Eligible women were randomly assigned into treatment and control groups (30 in each group). Individuals in the treatment group received 50 000 IU oral vit D and the control group received placebo weekly for eight weeks...
June 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
Mahmoud Abdelghaffar Emam, Mahmoud E A Abouelroos, Fatma A Gad
Uteri of mature Egyptian buffalo cows (5-10 years old) were collected at follicular (n=12) and luteal (n=16) phases of estrous cycle to investigate the expression of calbindin-D9k (CaPB-9k) and vitamin D receptor (VDR). This study was done using avidin-biotin immunohistochemistry method. In addition, blood levels of calcium (Ca), vitamin D3 (Vit D), estrogen (E2) and progesterone (P4) were measured. The immunohistochemical findings restricted the expressions of CaBP-9k and VDR to the luminal and glandular epithelia of the endometrium implicating the importance of CaBP-9K and VDR in the function of endometrial epithelium, especially the glandular one, in order to prepare a receptive uterus...
June 2016: Acta Histochemica
R Pravisani, U Baccarani, G Adani, D Lorenzin, A Vit, V Cherchi, S Calandra, I Rispoli, P Toniutto, M Sponza, A Risaliti
BACKGROUND: Portal hyperperfusion (PHP) is a hemodynamic condition which may develop after liver transplantation and cause refractory ascites (RA). The diagnosis is established by exclusion of other causes of increased sinusoidal pressure/resistance such as cellular rejection or toxicity and outflow obstruction. PHP as part of the pathogenesis of the splenic artery syndrome (SAS) can be treated with splenic artery embolization (SAE). METHODS: This is a retrospective study on a cohort of first-time whole-size liver transplant recipients diagnosed with RA due to PHP and treated by proximal SAE (pSAE) at the Liver Transplant Unit of the University Hospital of Udine between 2004 and 2014...
March 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
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