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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235143/living-donor-kidney-allograft-survival-%C3%A2-50-years
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Oscar K Serrano, Arthur J Matas
The first successful kidney transplant occurred in 1954. Since then, long-term graft survival has been an elusive idealistic goal of transplantation. Yet 62 years later, we know of only 6 kidney transplant recipients who have achieved > 50 year graft survival while being on no immunosuppression or a substantially-reduced regimen. Herein, we report graft survival ≥ 50 years in 2 living donor recipients who have been maintained on standard of care immunosuppression the entire time. For our 2 recipients, their living donor's altruism altered the course, length, and quality of their life, which by all accounts can be deemed normal: they attended college, held jobs, had successful pregnancies, raised families and were productive members of society...
February 24, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232636/skeletal-muscle-insulin-resistance-role-of-mitochondria-and-other-ros-sources
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REVIEW
Sergio Di Meo, Susanna Iossa, Paola Venditti
At present, obesity is one of the most important public health problems in the world because it causes several diseases and reduces life expectancy. Although it is well known that insulin resistance plays a pivotal role in the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (the more frequent disease in obese people) the link between obesity and insulin resistance is yet a matter of debate. One of the most deleterious effects of obesity is the deposition of lipids in non-adipose tissues when the capacity of adipose tissue is overwhelmed...
April 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232301/rationale-and-design-of-a-genetic-study-on-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-protocol-for-the-tehran-cardiometabolic-genetic-study-tcgs
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Maryam S Daneshpour, Mohammad-Sadegh Fallah, Bahareh Sedaghati-Khayat, Kamran Guity, Davood Khalili, Mehdi Hedayati, Ahmad Ebrahimi, Farhad Hajsheikholeslami, Parvin Mirmiran, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Amir-Abbas Momenan, Arash Ghanbarian, Atieh Amouzegar, Parisa Amiri, Fereidoun Azizi
BACKGROUND: Cardiometabolic risk factors comprise cardiovascular diseases and/or diabetes, and need to be evaluated in different fields. OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of the Tehran Cardiometabolic Genetic Study (TCGS) is to create a comprehensive genome-wide database of at least 16,000 Tehranians, who are participants of the ongoing Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study (TLGS) cohort. METHODS: TCGS was designed in collaboration with the Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences and the genetic company deCODE...
February 23, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229983/establishment-and-application-of-early-risk-stratification-method-for-acute-abdominal-pain-in-adults
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Yu Wang, Hong Zhao, Zhen Zhou, Ci Tian, Hong-Li Xiao, Bao-En Wang
BACKGROUND: Acute abdominal pain is a common symptom of emergency patients. The severity was always evaluated based on physicians' clinical experience. The aim of this study was to establish an early risk stratification method (ERSM) for addressing adults with acute abdominal pain, which would guide physicians to take appropriate and timely measures following the established health-care policies. METHODS: In Cohort 1, the records of 490 patients with acute abdominal pain that developed within the past 72 h were enrolled in this study...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228332/calorically-restricted-diets-decrease-pcsk9-in-overweight-adolescents
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A E Levenson, C E Milliren, S B Biddinger, C B Ebbeling, H A Feldman, D S Ludwig, S D de Ferranti
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Nutritional therapy is the first line approach to treatment of hyperlipidemia in childhood. Proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 (PCSK9) is a key regulator of plasma cholesterol levels and a target of novel lipid-lowering pharmacotherapies. We examined the effects of an intensive nutritional intervention on PCSK9 levels in overweight adolescents with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty seven obese and overweight adolescents with CVD risk factors were assigned to either a low fat or low glycemic load diet...
January 3, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225880/the-role-of-oxidative-stress-on-the-pathophysiology-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Fabiane Valentini Francisqueti, Lidiana Camargo Talon Chiaverini, Klinsmann Carolo Dos Santos, Igor Otávio Minatel, Carolina Berchieri Ronchi, Artur Junio Togneri Ferron, Ana Lúcia A Ferreira, Camila Renata Corrêa
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) has a high prevalence around the world. Considering the components used to classify MetS, it is clear that it is closely related to obesity. These two conditions begin with an increase in abdominal adipose tissue, which is metabolically more active, containing a greater amount of resident macrophages compared to other fat deposits. Abdominal adiposity promotes inflammation and oxidative stress, which are precursors of various complications involving MetS components, namely insulin resistance, hypertension and hyperlipidemia...
January 1, 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224418/dietary-restriction-reduces-blood-lipids-and-ameliorates-liver-function-of-mice-with-hyperlipidemia
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Hai-Tao Gao, Wen-Zhao Cheng, Qian Xu, Lin-Xiang Shao
Dietary restriction (DR) can delay senescence, prolong lifespan of mammals and improve their learning-memory activity. The purpose of the study was to explore the effects of DR on hypolipidemic action and liver function of mice with hyperlipidemia. To investigate these effects, hyperlipidemia mouse models were established with high-fat diet (HFD) (34% of energy), then randomly divided into HFD group, DR30% group and DR50% group. Mice in DR30% and DR50% group were respectively supplied with HFD as much as about 70% and 50% of the consumption of HFD in the mice of HFD group...
February 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223746/could-psoriatic-arthritis-be-easily-diagnosed-from-current-suspicious-physical-findings-in-the-dermatology-clinic
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Jee Woong Choi, Bo Ri Kim, Eunmi Seo, Sang Woong Youn
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and clinical characteristics of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in patients with psoriasis are not well described in Asian populations, including Koreans. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of PsA by using the classification of psoriatic arthritis (CASPAR) criteria on the basis of physical examination only, as well as its correlation with psoriasis severity and other medical conditions including nail psoriasis...
February 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222405/thyroid-hormones-a-potential-ally-to-ldl-cholesterol-lowering-agents
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REVIEW
Leonidas N Duntas, Gabriela Brenta
L-thyroxine (LT4) treatment of hypothyroidism, particularly in patients with thyroid- stimulating hormone (TSH) >10mU/L, results in improved lipid profile, as LT4 stimulates low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) degradation and the conversion of cholesterol in bile acids by inducing LDL-receptor and 7 alpha hydroxylase expression, respectively. Statins decrease total cholesterol (TC) and LDL-C mainly by suppressing 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A activity. Therefore, the addition of statins to LT4 treatment, following the reversal of hypothyroidism, acts synergistically and forms a powerful treatment modality in patients with this condition whose serum lipids have not achieved the target...
October 2016: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219193/-analysis-of-ct-perfusion-imaging-in-chronic-cerebral-circulatory-insufficiency-and-its-relationship-with-crossed-cerebellar-diaschisis
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S L Liu, Y Wang, Y Zhang, H L Xu, J C Wang, W W He, X T Qin, G Q Cao, Y J Yang, Q C Zhuge, W J Chen
Objective: To investigate the change of cerebral microcirculation of chronic cerebral circulation insufficiency(CCCI) patients and the relationship between CCCI and crossed cerebellar diaschisis(CCD)by using 320-detector row of low-dose volume CT perfusion imaging. Methods: A total of 158 patients (103 males, 55 females, from 45 to 82 years old, the mean age was 62.9) with symptoms of CCCI were admitted to the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University from June 2013 to January 2016. Low-dose CTP imaging of whole brain was performed to them using 320-detector row volume CT scanner...
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219095/kaempferol-attenuates-cardiac-hypertrophy-via-regulation-of-ask1-mapk-signaling-pathway-and-oxidative-stress
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Hong Feng, Jianlei Cao, Guangyu Zhang, Yanggan Wang
Kaempferol has been demonstrated to provide benefits for the treatment of atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes through its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. However, its role in cardiac hypertrophy remains to be elucidated. The aim of our study was to investigate the effects of kaempferol on cardiac hypertrophy and the underlying mechanism. Mice subjected to aorta banding were treated with or without kaempferol (100 mg/kg/d, p. o.) for 6 weeks. Echocardiography was performed to evaluate cardiac function...
February 20, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217099/berberine-attenuates-intestinal-mucosal-barrier-dysfunction-in-type-2-diabetic-rats
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Jing Gong, Meilin Hu, Zhaoyi Huang, Ke Fang, Dingkun Wang, Qingjie Chen, Jingbin Li, Desen Yang, Xin Zou, Lijun Xu, Kaifu Wang, Hui Dong, Fuer Lu
Background: Intestinal mucosal barrier dysfunction plays an important role in the development of diabetes mellitus (DM). Berberine (BBR), a kind of isoquinoline alkaloid, is widely known to be effective for both DM and diarrhea. Here, we explored whether the anti-diabetic effect of BBR was related to the intestine mucosal barrier. Methods and Results: The rat model of T2DM was established by high glucose and fat diet feeding and intravenous injection of streptozocin. Then, those diabetic rats were treated with BBR at different concentrations for 9 weeks...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215923/association-between-the-presence-carotid-artery-plaque-and-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-genetic-hypercholesterolemia
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Ana M Bea, Fernando Civeira, Estíbaliz Jarauta, Itziar Lamiquiz-Moneo, Sofía Pérez-Calahorra, Victoria Marco-Benedí, Ana Cenarro, Rocío Mateo-Gallego
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The equations used in the general population to calculate cardiovascular risk are not useful in genetic hypercholesterolemia (GH). Carotid plaque detection has proved useful in cardiovascular prediction and risk reclassification but there have been no studies of its usefulness in GH. The aim of this study was to determine the association between the presence of carotid artery plaque and the occurrence of cardiovascular events in patients with GH. METHODS: This study included 1778 persons with GH...
February 16, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215267/a-community-based-study-of-risk-factors-for-probable-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-behavior-disorder
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Jian-Fang Ma, Yuan Qiao, Xiang Gao, Liang Liang, Xiao-Li Liu, Dun-Hui Li, Hui-Dong Tang, Sheng-Di Chen
OBJECTIVES: To cross-sectionally explore the potential risk factors for rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) in a community cohort in Shanghai. METHODS: Based on the validated RBD screening questionnaire (RBDSQ), we identified individuals with probable RBD (pRBD) in 3635 community-dwelling residents (≥50 years old) from an urban community of Shanghai. Potential risk factors of pRBD, including age, sex, smoking, socioeconomic status, obesity, consumption of tea (surrogate for caffeine intake) and alcohol, medications and chronic disease status, were assessed via questionnaire...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214690/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-polyherbal-formulation-for-the-management-of-dyslipidemia-and-hyperglycemia-in-patients-with-advanced-stage-of-type-2-diabetes
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Mahdi Zarvandi, Hassan Rakhshandeh, Mohammad Abazari, Reza Shafiee-Nick, Ahmad Ghorbani
The present clinical trial was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a polyherbal formulation (PHF) consisted of Allium sativum, Aloe vera, Nigella sativa, Plantago psyllium, Silybum marianum and Trigonella foenum-graecum for controlling dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia in patients with advanced-stage of type-2 diabetes. An open-label phase I trial was carried out on 30 patients who had hyperlipidemia and hyperglycemia before the beginning of the trial in spite of receiving statins and oral hypoglycemic drugs...
February 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214507/impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-on-long-term-mortality-in-patients-presenting-for-coronary-angiography
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Barak Zafrir, Ronen Jaffe, Ronen Rubinshtein, Basheer Karkabi, Moshe Y Flugelman, David A Halon
To understand the current impact of diabetes mellitus (DM) on long-term outcomes among patients referred for coronary angiography, we studied 14,337 consecutive patients (5,279 diabetic patients [37%]) referred to coronary angiography for assessment or treatment of coronary artery disease. We investigated long-term all-cause mortality and its interaction with hypoglycemic therapy and presenting coronary status. At baseline, patients with DM had more hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and renal failure; more were women, overweight, and more had previous coronary interventions...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213398/foxo-integration-of-insulin-signaling-with-glucose-and-lipid-metabolism
#17
Sojin Lee, Henry H Dong
The forkhead box O family consists of FoxO1, FoxO3, FoxO4 and FoxO6 proteins in mammals. Expressed ubiquitously in the body, the four FoxO isoforms share in common the amino DNA binding domain, known as "forkhead box" domain. They mediate the inhibitory action of insulin or insulin-like growth factor on key functions involved in cell metabolism, growth, differentiation, oxidative stress, senescence, autophagy and aging. Genetic mutations in FoxO genes or abnormal expression of FoxO proteins are associated with metabolic disease, cancer or altered lifespan in humans and animals...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213110/effect-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-on-stroke-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#18
Fuu-Jen Tsai, Tsung-Jung Ho, Chi-Fung Cheng, Xiang Liu, Hsinyi Tsang, Ting-Hsu Lin, Chiu-Chu Liao, Shao-Mei Huang, Ju-Pi Li, Cheng-Wen Lin, Jaung-Geng Lin, Jung-Chun Lin, Chih-Chien Lin, Wen-Miin Liang, Ying-Ju Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Complications of type 2 diabetes (T2D) include stroke, which is a cerebrovascular disturbance characterized by reduced blood flow in the brain, leading to death or physical disability. Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) has been widely used in ancient China for the treatment of diabetes and stroke by supplementing Qi and activating blood circulation. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to investigate the frequencies and patterns of CHM treatment for stroke patients with T2D and the outcomes of long-term use in Taiwan...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212936/antihyperlipidemic-and-hepatoprotective-properties-of-selenium-modified-polysaccharide-from-lachnum-sp
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Maheen Mahwish Surhio, Yufen Wang, Ping Xu, Shah Faisal, Jinglei Li, Ming Ye
Hyperlipidemia is one of the major health problem people suffering throughout the world, which is also a major risk factor for chronic heart disease that can lead to death. The current study was designed to investigate antihyperlipidemic and hepatoprotective effects of selenium modified exopolysaccharide of Lachnum sp (SeLEP-1b) on high-fat induced mice model. Nitric acid-sodium selenite (HNO3-Na2SeO3) method was used to selenize pure LEP-1b. FT-IR and (13)C NMR results confirmed the modification of LEP-1b into SeLEP-1b...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212690/insomnia-and-multimorbidity-in-the-community-elderly-in-china
#20
Yu-Mei Wang, Mei Song, Ran Wang, Le Shi, Jia He, Teng-Teng Fan, Wen-Hao Chen, Lan Wang, Lu-Lu Yu, Yuan-Yuan Gao, Xiao-Chuang Zhao, Na Li, Ying Han, Mei-Yan Liu, Lin Lu, Xue-Yi Wang
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To examine the comorbidity between insomnia and medical problems. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in community adults, aged 60 y or older, who resided in one of four major cities in northern China. Sociodemographic and clinical data were collected simultaneously. A total of 3,176 elderly adults (1,292 male, 70.2 ± 6.8 y; 1,884 female, 68.8 ± 6.7 y) were interviewed. RESULTS: The prevalence of specific medical conditions in both people with insomnia and people without insomnia was detected...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
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