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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640681/crowdsourced-health-data-comparability-to-a-us-national-survey-2013-2015
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Veronica Yank, Sanjhavi Agarwal, Pooja Loftus, Steven Asch, David Rehkopf
OBJECTIVES: To determine the generalizability of crowdsourced, electronic health data from self-selected individuals using a national survey as a reference. METHODS: Using the world's largest crowdsourcing platform in 2015, we collected data on characteristics known to influence cardiovascular disease risk and identified comparable data from the 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. We used age-stratified logistic regression models to identify differences among groups...
June 22, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635339/methods-for-estimating-costs-in-patients-with-hyperlipidemia-experiencing-their-first-cardiovascular-event-in-the-united-kingdom
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Mark D Danese, Michelle Gleeson, Robert I Griffiths, David Catterick, Lucie Kutikova
AIMS: Methods for integrating external costs into clinical databases are not well-characterized. The purpose of this research was to describe and implement methods for estimating the cost of hospitalizations, prescriptions, and general practitioner and specialist visits used to manage hyperlipidemia patients experiencing cardiovascular (CV) events in the United Kingdom (UK). METHODS: This study was a retrospective cohort study using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink and Hospital Episode Statistics data...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630863/the-effects-of-melatonin-on-elevated-liver-enzymes-during-statin-treatment
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Cezary Chojnacki, Aleksandra Błońska, Jan Chojnacki
Taking statins can cause increase in the level of aspartate and alanine aminotransferase. The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of melatonin in counteracting the adverse hepatic events from statins. Methods. The research program included 60 patients (aged 47-65 years, 41 women and 19 men) with hyperlipidemia taking atorvastatin or rosuvastatin at a dose of 20-40 mg daily. The patients were randomly allocated in two groups. Group I (n = 30) was recommended to take the same statin at a standardized daily dose of 20 mg together with melatonin at a dose of 2 × 5 mg...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630632/erchen-decoction-and-linguizhugan-decoction-ameliorate-hepatic-insulin-resistance-by-inhibiting-irs-1ser307-phosphorylation-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Huicun Zhang, Na Ta, Pengmin Chen, Hongbing Wang
Erchen decoction (ECD) and Linguizhugan decoction (LGZGD), both are Chinese herbal formula, have been used clinically for the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, their therapeutic mechanisms are still unclear. Because insulin resistance (IR) is a key etiological factor in the pathology of high-fat diet- (HFD-) induced NAFLD, in this study, the protective effects of ECD and LGZGD on HFD-induced insulin resistance in rats were evaluated and their mechanisms were investigated by OGTT and Western blot...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630392/nighttime-snacking-is-associated-with-risk-of-obesity-and-hyperglycemia-in-adults-a-cross-sectional-survey-from-chinese-adult-teachers
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Liu Xiaoyang, Zheng Chunlin, Xu Cheng, Liu Qian, Wang Jin, Hong Yongzhi, Zhao Peng
Relationship between nighttime snack and human health conditions remains unclear. In this paper, we analyzed the association of frequency of nighttime snacking with obesity, hyperlipidemia and hyperglycemia using a Chinese teacher cohort. The Chinese teacher study contains 22,176 of the general adult population operated on in 2015. Information of nighttime snacking frequency was acquired by questionnaire. Overweight and obesity outcome were assessed by body mass index (BMI), and hypertension; hyperlipidemia and hyperglycemia were self-reported...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629445/effects-of-perioperative-statin-use-on-cardiovascular-complications-in-patients-submitted-to-non-cardiac-surgery-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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Erica Aranha Suzumura, Rodrigo Antonini Ribeiro, Leticia Kawano-Dourado, Pedro Gabriel de Barros E Silva, Claudia Oliveira, Mabel Fernandes Figueiró, Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti, Renato D Lopes, Otavio Berwanger
BACKGROUND: Preliminary evidence suggests statins may reduce major perioperative vascular events. However, evidence is limited to observational studies, underpowered trials, and non-comprehensive systematic reviews. This review aims to assess the effects of perioperative statin use on cardiovascular complications in patients submitted to non-cardiac surgery. METHODS: We will search MEDLINE/PubMed, EMBASE, LILACS, CENTRAL, Web of Science, and CINAHL for randomized controlled trials assessing the effects of perioperative statin use in adults undergoing non-cardiac surgery and reporting cardiovascular complications...
June 19, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626141/dietary-starfish-oil-prevents-hepatic-steatosis-and-hyperlipidemia-in-c57bl-6n-mice-fed-high-fat-diet
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Fumiaki Beppu, Haoqi Li, Kazuaki Yoshinaga, Toshiharu Nagai, Akihiko Yoshinda, Atsushi Kubo, Jota Kanda, Naohiro Gotoh
Starfish oil (SO) is characterized by functional lipids, including n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (both in the form of triacylglycerol and in the form of phospholipid), and carotenoids, which may exert beneficial effects on metabolic disorders in obesity-associated diseases. In the present study, the effect of SO on dysregulation of lipid metabolism was examined using C57BL/6N mice treated with high-fat (HF) diet. Mice were fed HF, HF with 2% SO, or HF with 5% SO diet for 8 weeks. Weight gain, blood glucose, serum and hepatic lipid contents, and hepatic fatty acid composition were measured...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625957/studies-on-antihyperlipidemic-and-endothelium-modulatory-activities-of-polyherbal-formulation-pol4-and-its-ingredients-in-high-fat-diet-fed-rats
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Abdul Malik, Malik Hassan Mehmood, Muhammad Shoaib Akhtar, Ghulam Haider, Anwarul Hassan Gilani
A compound herbal formulation (POL4) is used traditionally in interior parts (Distt. Badin) of Sindh, Pakistan, for the treatment of metabolic disorders like diabetes and hyperlipidemia. This study is aimed to determine the effectiveness of POL4 and its ingredients in hyperlipidemia and associated endothelial dysfunction and hypertension. POL4 is composed of equal proportion of Nigella sativa, Cichorium intybus, Trigonella foenum graecum and Gymnema sylvestre mixed in powdered form. Chronic (6 to 7 weeks) administration of POL4 and its ingredients mixed in diet caused a notable attenuation in total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, atherogenic index, C-reactive protein and glucose, while it has increased high density lipoprotein levels...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625768/screening-and-characterization-of-lactic-acid-bacterial-strains-that-produce-fermented-milk-and-reduce-cholesterol-levels
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Xuefang Guan, Qingxian Xu, Yi Zheng, Lei Qian, Bin Lin
OBJECTIVE: To screen for and characterize lactic acid bacteria strains with the ability to produce fermented milk and reduce cholesterol levels. METHODS: The strains were isolated from traditional fermented milk in China. In vitro and in vivo evaluation of cholesterol-reduction were used to identify and verify strains of interest. Characteristics were analyzed using spectrophotometry and plate counting assays. RESULTS: The isolate HLX37 consistently produced fermented milk with strong cholesterol-reducing properties was identified as Lactobacillus plantarum (accession number: KR105940) and was thus selected for further study...
June 2, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623056/the-prevalence-and-risk-factor-control-associated-with-noncommunicable-diseases-in-china-japan-and-korea
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Defu Ma, Hiromichi Sakai, Chihiro Wakabayashi, Jong-Sook Kwon, Yoonna Lee, Shuo Liu, Qiaoqin Wan, Kumiko Sasao, Kanade Ito, Ken Nishihara, Peiyu Wang
BACKGROUND: Noncommunicable disease (NCD) has become the leading cause of mortality and disease burden worldwide. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was carried out to investigate the prevalence of NCDs and risk factor control on dietary behaviors and dietary intake in China, Japan, and Korea. RESULTS: There were significant differences among the three countries on the prevalence of hypertension (24.5% in China, 17.6% in Korea, and 15.2% in Japan), diabetes (8...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623046/real-world-burden-of-comorbidities-in-us-patients-with-psoriasis
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Kamal Shah, Lillian Mellars, Arun Changolkar, Steven R Feldman
BACKGROUND: Understanding background comorbidity rates in psoriasis can provide perspective for adverse events associated with new therapies. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the extent of comorbidities in psoriasis patients by use of the Truven Health Analytics MarketScan database. METHODS: MarketScan, comprising commercial claims representative of a large US-insured population, had 1.22 million patients with ≥1 claim with a psoriasis diagnosis between January 1, 2008, and December 31, 2014...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620652/visual-and-morphologic-outcomes-in-eyes-with-hard-exudate-in-the-comparison-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-treatments-trials
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Ebenezer Daniel, Juan E Grunwald, Benjamin J Kim, Maureen G Maguire, Glenn J Jaffe, Cynthia A Toth, Frederick L Ferris, Daniel F Martin, James Shaffer, Gui-Shuang Ying
PURPOSE: To compare baseline characteristics, visual acuity (VA) and morphological outcomes between eyes with baseline hard exudates (HE) and all other eyes among patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (NVAMD) treated with anti-vascular endothelial growth factors (anti-VEGF). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study within the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials (CATT). PARTICIPANTS: Patients with NVAMD...
January 2017: Ophthalmology retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620495/familial-partial-lipodystrophy-and-proteinuric-renal-disease-due-to-a-missense-c-1045c%C3%A2-%C3%A2-t-lmna-mutation
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Athanasios Fountas, Zoe Giotaki, Evangelia Dounousi, George Liapis, Alexandra Bargiota, Agathocles Tsatsoulis, Stelios Tigas
Proteinuric renal disease is prevalent in congenital or acquired forms of generalized lipodystrophy. In contrast, an association between familial partial lipodystrophy (FPLD) and renal disease has been documented in very few cases. A 22-year-old female patient presented with impaired glucose tolerance, hyperinsulinemia, hirsutism and oligomenorrhea. On examination, there was partial loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue in the face, upper and lower limbs, bird-like facies with micrognathia and low set ears and mild acanthosis nigricans...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619996/farnesoid-x-receptor-and-liver-x-receptor-ligands-initiate-formation-of-coated-platelets
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Amanda J Unsworth, Alexander P Bye, Dionne S Tannetta, Michael J R Desborough, Neline Kriek, Tanya Sage, Harriet E Allan, Marilena Crescente, Parveen Yaqoob, Timothy D Warner, Chris I Jones, Jonathan M Gibbins
OBJECTIVES: The liver X receptors (LXRs) and farnesoid X receptor (FXR) have been identified in human platelets. Ligands of these receptors have been shown to have nongenomic inhibitory effects on platelet activation by platelet agonists. This, however, seems contradictory with the platelet hyper-reactivity that is associated with several pathological conditions that are associated with increased circulating levels of molecules that are LXR and FXR ligands, such as hyperlipidemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and obesity...
June 15, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619986/contribution-of-established-stroke-risk-factors-to-the-burden-of-stroke-in-young-adults
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Annette Aigner, Ulrike Grittner, Arndt Rolfs, Bo Norrving, Bob Siegerink, Markus A Busch
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: As stroke in young adults is assumed to have different etiologies and risk factors than in older populations, the aim of this study was to examine the contribution of established potentially modifiable cardiovascular risk factors to the burden of stroke in young adults. METHODS: A German nationwide case-control study based on patients enrolled in the SIFAP1 study (Stroke In Young Fabry Patients) 2007 to 2010 and controls from the population-based GEDA study (German Health Update) 2009 to 2010 was performed...
June 15, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619387/evaluation-of-ameliorative-ability-of-silibinin-against-zidovudine-and-isoniazid-induced-hepatotoxicity-and-hyperlipidaemia-in-rats-role-of-silibinin-in-phase-i-and-ii-drug-metabolism
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Raghu Ramanathan, Karthikeyan Sivanesan
HIV/AIDS patients have suppressed immune system, making them vulnerable to many opportunistic infections including tuberculosis (TB). The patients who are co-infected with TB undergo combined regimens with anti-retroviral drugs such as zidovudine (AZT) and anti-tubercular drug such as isoniazid (INH) for therapy leading to hepatotoxicty. Silibinin (SBN), extracted from Silybum marianum commonly called as "Milk thistle" is used against several drugs-induced hepatotoxicity. The present study evaluates the ameliorative effect of SBN against AZT alone, INH alone, and INH + AZT-induced toxic insults to liver of rats...
June 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617510/a-1-h-nmr-based-metabolomics-study-of-the-intervention-effect-of-mangiferin-on-hyperlipidemia-hamsters-induced-by-a-high-fat-diet
#17
Fuchuan Guo, Tianqi Zi, Liyan Liu, Rennan Feng, Changhao Sun
It has been demonstrated that mangiferin can ameliorate hypertriglyceridemia by modulating the expression levels of genes involved in lipid metabolism in animal experiments, but its effects on the serum metabolic fingerprinting of hyperlipidemia animal models have not been reported. Thus, a NMR-based metabolomics approach was conducted to explore the effects of mangiferin on hyperlipidemia hamsters and to gain a better understanding of the involved metabolic pathways. Hamsters fed with a high-fat diet were orally administered with mangiferin 150 mg per kg BW once a day for 8 weeks...
June 15, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614003/biochemical-control-during-long-term-follow-up-of-230-adult-patients-with-cushing-s-disease-a-multi-center-retrospective-study
#18
Eliza B Geer, Ismat Shafiq, Murray B Gordon, Vivien Bonert, Alejandro Ayala, Ronald S Swerdloff, Laurence Katznelson, Yelena Lalazar, Ekaterina Manuylova, Karen J Pulaski-Liebert, John D Carmichael, Zeina Hannoush, Vijaya Surampudi, Michael S Broder, Dasha Cherepanov, Marianne Eagan, Jackie Lee, Qayyim Said, Maureen P Neary, Beverly Mk Biller
OBJECTIVES: Cushing's disease (CD) results from excessive exposure to glucocorticoids caused by an adrenocorticotropic hormone-secreting pituitary tumor. Inadequately-treated CD is associated with significant morbidity and elevated mortality. Multi-center data on CD patients treated in routine clinical practice are needed to assess treatment outcomes in this rare disorder. The study purpose was to describe the burden of illness and treatment outcomes for CD patients. METHODS: Eight pituitary centers in 4 US regions participated in this multi-center retrospective chart review study...
June 14, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613222/laboratory-evaluation-of-hypercoagulable-states-in-patients-with-central-retinal-vein-occlusion-who-are-less-than-56-years-of-age
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Qingyun Liu, J Michael Lahey, Rachel Karlen, Jay M Stewart
PURPOSE: To investigate whether the results of early tests for hypercoagulability are correlated with the development of central retinal vein occlusion risk factors later in life and to evaluate the necessity of these tests in younger patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational case series. From January 1995 to December 2014, 55 patients aged below 56 years with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) were enrolled in the study. Laboratory evaluations for homocysteine, activated protein C resistance, protein C activity, protein S activity, antithrombin III activity, antiphospholipid antibodies, and anticardiolipin antibodies were obtained at the onset of CRVO...
April 24, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611866/association-of-cognitive-impairment-in-patients-on-3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-coa-reductase-inhibitors
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Satyajeet Roy, Joshua Louis Weinstock, Allyse Sachiko Ishino, Jefferson Felix Benites, Samantha Rachel Pop, Christopher David Perez, Edvard Adrian Gumbs, Jennifer Ann Rosenbaum, Mary Kate Roccato, Hely Shah, Gabriela Contino, Krystal Hunter
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States. A reduction in cholesterol with 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-CoA reductase inhibitors (statin) significantly reduces mortality and morbidity. Statins may be associated with cognitive impairment or dementia. Our aim was to study the association of cognitive impairment or dementia in patients who were on a statin. METHODS: Electronic medical records of 3,500 adult patients in our suburban internal medicine office were reviewed...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
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