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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430181/supervised-learning-and-dimension-reduction-techniques-for-quantification-of-retinal-fluid-in-optical-coherence-tomography-images
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A Breger, M Ehler, H Bogunovic, S M Waldstein, A-M Philip, U Schmidt-Erfurth, B S Gerendas
PurposeThe purpose of the present study is to develop fast automated quantification of retinal fluid in optical coherence tomography (OCT) image sets.MethodsWe developed an image analysis pipeline tailored towards OCT images that consists of five steps for binary retinal fluid segmentation. The method is based on feature extraction, pre-segmention, dimension reduction procedures, and supervised learning tools.ResultsFluid identification using our pipeline was tested on two separate patient groups: one associated to neovascular age-related macular degeneration, the other showing diabetic macular edema...
April 21, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429777/interleukin-6-increases-the-expression-and-activity-of-insulin-degrading-enzyme
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Mirian A Kurauti, José M Costa-Júnior, Sandra M Ferreira, Gustavo J Santos, Carlos H G Sponton, Everardo M Carneiro, Guilherme D Telles, Mara P T Chacon-Mikahil, Cláudia R Cavaglieri, Luiz F Rezende, Antonio C Boschero
Impairment of the insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE) is associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Here, we used 4-mo-old male C57BL/6 interleukin-6 (IL-6) knockout mice (KO) to investigate the role of this cytokine on IDE expression and activity. IL-6 KO mice displayed lower insulin clearance in the liver and skeletal muscle, compared with wild type (WT), due to reduced IDE expression and activity. We also observed that after 3-h incubation, IL-6, 50 and 100 ng ml(-1), increased the expression of IDE in HEPG2 and C2C12 cells, respectively...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429555/management-of-mineral-and-bone-disorders-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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Matthew J Damasiewicz, Peter R Ebeling
The management of post-transplantation bone disease is a complex problem that remains under-appreciated in clinical practice. In these patients, pre-existing metabolic bone disorder is further impacted by the use of immunosuppressive medications (glucocorticoids and calcineurin-inhibitors), variable post-transplantation renal allograft function and post-transplantation diabetes mellitus. The treatment of post-transplantation bone loss should begin pre-transplantation. All patients active on transplant waiting lists should be screened for bone disease...
March 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428013/-the-monophasic-pattern-in-oral-glucose-tolerance-test-as-a-predictive-risk-factor-of-type-2-diabetes-in-obese-paediatric-patients
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Aura D Herrera-Martínez, Patricia Enes, María Martín-Frías, Belén Roldán, Rosa Yelmo, Raquel Barrio
INTRODUCTION: The onset of obesity at young ages is strongly associated with the early development of type 2diabetes (T2D). The shape of the curves of glucose and insulin curves during an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) could predict the risk of developing T2D. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the morphology of the OGTT and determine T2D risk factors in a mainly Caucasian population of children and adolescents. METHODS: Observational retrospective study including 588 patients (309 males, 279 females) with a mean age of 11...
April 17, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427857/vitrified-warmed-single-embryo-transfers-may-be-associated-with-increased-maternal-complications-compared-with-fresh-single-embryo-transfers
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Tal Shavit, Galia Oron, Son Weon-Young, Hananel Holzer, Togas Tulandi
Cryopreservation of embryos allows single-embryo transfer and storage of supernumerary embryos, maximizing cumulative pregnancy rates. The purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to compare pregnancy outcome in singletons born after fresh or vitrified-warmed single blastocyst transfer (SBT). Singleton live births resulting from SBT of fresh or vitrified-warmed embryos were compared. Primary outcomes were perinatal outcomes including small for gestational age (SGA), low birthweight, preterm deliveries (PTD), large for gestational age (LGA) and congenital malformations...
April 6, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427351/proteinuria-and-baseline-renal-function-predict-mortality-and-renal-outcomes-after-sirolimus-therapy-in-liver-transplantation-recipients
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Lung-Chih Li, Chien-Ning Hsu, Chih-Che Lin, Yu-Fan Cheng, Tsung-Hui Hu, Ding-Wei Chen, Chih-Hsiung Lee, Toshiaki Nakano, Chao-Long Chen
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease is a significant complication after liver transplantation (LT), but the role of pre-existing renal insufficiency and proteinuria remains unclear among LT recipients receiving sirolimus. METHODS: We assessed the effects of proteinuria and baseline renal function on long-term renal and survival outcomes among 576 LT recipients who received SRL in a medical center between 2005 and 2014. Renal outcomes were the incidences of >50% reduction in their baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate and end stage kidney disease requiring renal replacement therapy...
April 20, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426339/fasting-levels-of-insulin-and-amylin-after-acute-pancreatitis-are-associated-with-pro-inflammatory-cytokines
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Nicola A Gillies, Sayali A Pendharkar, Ruma G Singh, John A Windsor, Madhav Bhatia, Maxim S Petrov
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of metabolic diseases continues to rise worldwide, with a growing recognition of metabolic dysregulation after acute inflammatory diseases such as acute pancreatitis (AP). Adipokines and cytokines play an important role in metabolism and the course of AP, but there is a paucity of research investigating their relationship with pancreatic hormones after AP. This study aimed to explore associations between pancreatic hormones with adipokines and cytokines to provide insights into the pathophysiology of altered pancreatic hormone secretion following AP...
April 20, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426298/mass-media-campaign-to-reduce-consumption-of-sugar-sweetened-beverages-in-a-rural-area-of-the-united-states
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Thomas A Farley, Hayli S Halper, Anne M Carlin, Karen M Emmerson, Kelly N Foster, Angela R Fertig
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate a mass media campaign to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). METHODS: We disseminated messages emphasizing the health risks of SSBs through television, digital channels, and local organizations over 15 weeks in 2015-2016 in the Tri-Cities region of northeast Tennessee, southwest Virginia, and southeast Kentucky. We evaluated the campaign with pre- and post-telephone surveys of adults aged 18 to 45 years in the intervention area and by examining changes in beverage sales in the intervention and a matched comparison area in western Virginia...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423959/diabetic-pregnancy-maternal-and-fetal-docosahexaenoic-acid-a-review-of-existing-evidence
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Pauline Léveillé, Clémence Rouxel, Mélanie Plourde
OBJECTIVE: Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is vital for fetal development especially during the third trimester of gestation when the speed of fetal brain growth is at its peak. Diabetes modifies the maternal fatty acid profile, which may in turn change the quantity and/or quality of lipids transferred to the fetus. Neonates born to diabetic mothers might be more vulnerable to DHA deficiency leading to lower cognitive scores together with lower overall intellectual quotients when compared to control...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423374/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-as-adjuvant-treatment-for-idiopathic-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-after-failure-of-systemic-steroids
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Seiji Hosokawa, Ken-Ichi Sugiyama, Goro Takahashi, Yu-Ichi Hashimoto, Kumiko Hosokawa, Satoru Takebayashi, Hiroyuki Mineta
We evaluated the outcomes of and prognostic factors for idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) treated with adjuvant hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). A retrospective review of clinical data was performed for 167 patients with ISSNHL who failed to respond to systemic steroids and were treated by adjuvant HBOT at Shizuoka Saiseikai General Hospital. We analysed the clinical outcomes, the averaged 5-frequency hearing level after systemic steroids, patient age, the interval between post-steroids and pre-HBOT, vertigo as a complication, the presence of diabetes mellitus, smoking history, and hypertension...
April 20, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423197/diabetic-kidney-transplant-recipients-impaired-infection-control-and-increased-alloreactivity
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Thomas Schachtner, Maik Stein, Petra Reinke
BACKGROUND: Posttransplantation diabetes mellitus (PTDM) has been associated with inferior patient and allograft outcomes. However, previous studies didn't identify differences in infection control and alloreactivity. METHODS: We studied 449 kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) between 2005 and 2013. 50 (11.1%) KTRs were diagnosed with PTDM and 60 (13.4%) KTRs with pre-existing diabetes. Samples were collected pretransplantation, at +1, +2, +3 months posttransplantation...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422347/serum-placental-growth-factor-and-soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-at-mid-gestation-in-healthy-women-association-with-small-for-gestational-age-neonates
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Itsuko Furuta, Takeshi Umazume, Takashi Kojima, Kentaro Chiba, Kinuko Nakagawa, Ami Hosokawa, Satoshi Ishikawa, Takahiro Yamada, Mamoru Morikawa, Hisanori Minakami
AIM: This study was performed to determine the associations between serum placental growth factor (PlGF) and soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1) levels at mid-gestation with the risk of small-for-gestational-age (SGA) neonates born at gestational week (GW) ≥ 36 in healthy women. METHODS: PlGF and sFlt-1 concentrations were determined at GW 24-27 in 183 women with births at GW ≥ 36, but without gestational diabetes mellitus and hypertension. RESULTS: Thirteen (7...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422176/the-characteristics-of-newly-diagnosed-adult-early-onset-diabetes-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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Xiantong Zou, Xianghai Zhou, Linong Ji, Wenying Yang, Juming Lu, Jianping Weng, Weiping Jia, Zhongyan Shan, Jie Liu, Haoming Tian, Qiuhe Ji, Dalong Zhu, Jiapu Ge, Lixiang Lin, Li Chen, Xiaohui Guo, Zhigang Zhao, Qiang Li, Zhiguang Zhou
To investigate the characteristics of newly diagnosed early-onset diabetes in the Chinese population, 2801 newly diagnosed diabetes participants without known diabetes or pre-diabetes in a national cross-sectional survey were analysed. Participants were divided into quartiles (22-43, 44-52, 53-61 and >61 years) according to age of diabetes onset and the first group were defined as early-onset diabetes group. Early-onset diabetes group had lower systolic blood pressure (SBP), total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein cholesterol, 2-hour post prandial blood glucose and urine albumin creatinine ratio...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421604/comparison-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-based-on-the-new-iadpsg-2010-gestational-diabetes-criteria-and-maternal-body-mass-index
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Shan Jiang, David Chipps, Wah N Cheung, Max Mongelli
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes (GDM) have been controversial following the International Association for Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) 2010 recommendations to lower the diagnostic fasting blood sugar level threshold. AIM: To assess the pregnancy-related outcomes of women according to the different diagnostic criteria for GDM adjusting for body mass index categories. METHOD: A retrospective observational cohort study was conducted on 4081 pregnant women with positive 50 g glucose challenge test but without pre-gestational diabetes...
April 19, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420577/effect-of-short-term-yoga-based-lifestyle-intervention-on-plasma-glucose-levels-in-individuals-with-diabetes-and-pre-diabetes-in-the-community
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Venugopal V, Amit Rathi, Nagarthna Raghuram
AIM: To study the effect of short term Yoga-based lifestyle intervention in the management of diabetes and pre-diabetes, through a 'pilot' community-based study. METHODS: A total of 1292 subjects with diagnosed type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes were recruited from different States of India viz., Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Tamilnadu participated in the study. Yoga-based lifestyle intervention was introduced through 10-day non-residential camps...
April 12, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420573/low-levels-of-physical-activity-in-sudanese-individuals-with-some-features-of-metabolic-syndrome-population-based-study
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Samah Khalil, Ahmed O Almobarak, Heitham Awadalla, Wadie M Elmadhoun, Sufian K Noor, Amel A Sulaiman, Mohamed H Ahmed
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the level of physical activity among Sudanese population. METHODS: A descriptive cross sectional study composed of 323 participants from Khartoum state, Sudan. Data collected using pretested designed questionnaire based on previously validated Global Physical Activity Questionnaire. The demographic and physical measurement including blood glucose, anthropometric and blood pressure. RESULTS: The Mean age of participants was 35...
April 7, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420376/workflow-standardization-of-a-novel-team-care-model-to-improve-chronic-care-a-quasi-experimental-study
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Laura Panattoni, Lily Hurlimann, Caroline Wilson, Meg Durbin, Ming Tai-Seale
BACKGROUND: Team-based chronic care models have not been widely adopted in community settings, partly due to their varying effectiveness in randomized control trials, implementation challenges, and concerns about physician acceptance. The Palo Alto Medical Foundation designed and implemented "Champion," a novel team-based model that includes new standard work (e.g. proactive patient outreach, pre-visit schedule grooming, depression screening, care planning, health coaching) to support patients' self-management of hypertension and diabetes...
April 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420258/lace-up-for-healthy-feet-the-impact-of-shoe-closure-on-plantar-stress-response
#18
Hadi Rahemi, David G Armstrong, Ana Enriquez, Joshua Owl, Talal K Talal, Bijan Najafi
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the impact of shoe closure on plantar thermal stress response (TSR), which is known to be a surrogate of shear stress and skin perfusion. It is aimed to explore potential impact of shoe closure on increasing risk factors associated with plantar ulcers in people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). METHODS: Fifteen eligible subjects were enrolled. The left foot was used as a reference and fitted to a self-adjusted and habitual lace-tightening method by each subject...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419124/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-losartan-as-an-anti-fibrotic-agent-in-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Stuart McPherson, Nina Wilkinson, Dina Tiniakos, Jennifer Wilkinson, Alastair D Burt, Elaine McColl, Deborah D Stocken, Nick Steen, Jane Barnes, Nicola Goudie, Stephen Stewart, Yvonne Bury, Derek Mann, Quentin M Anstee, Christopher P Day
INTRODUCTION: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common liver disease worldwide. Experimental and small clinical trials have demonstrated that angiotensin II blockers (ARB) may be anti-fibrotic in the liver. The aim of this randomised controlled trial was to assess whether treatment with Losartan for 96 weeks slowed, halted or reversed the progression of fibrosis in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). METHODS: Double-blind randomised-controlled trial of Losartan 50 mg once a day versus placebo for 96 weeks in patients with histological evidence of NASH...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418430/wat-on-a-chip-a-physiologically-relevant-microfluidic-system-incorporating-white-adipose-tissue
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Peter Loskill, Thiagarajan Sezhian, Kevin M Tharp, Felipe T Lee-Montiel, Shaheen Jeeawoody, Willie Mae Reese, Peter-James H Zushin, Andreas Stahl, Kevin E Healy
Organ-on-a-chip systems possess a promising future as drug screening assays and as testbeds for disease modeling in the context of both single-organ systems and multi-organ-chips. Although it comprises approximately one fourth of the body weight of a healthy human, an organ frequently overlooked in this context is white adipose tissue (WAT). WAT-on-a-chip systems are required to create safety profiles of a large number of drugs due to their interactions with adipose tissue and other organs via paracrine signals, fatty acid release, and drug levels through sequestration...
April 18, 2017: Lab on a Chip
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