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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320161/circulating-autoantibodies-against-the-nr2-peptide-of-the-nmda-receptor-are-associated-with-subclinical-brain-damage-in-hypertensive-patients-with-other-pre-existing-conditions-for-vascular-risk
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S González-García, A González-Quevedo, Z Hernandez-Diaz, L Alvarez Camino, M Peña-Sanchez, A Cordero-Eiriz, M Brown, J A Gaya, M Betancourt-Losa, I Fernandez-Almirall, M C Menendez-Sainz, R Fernandez-Carriera
Arterial hypertension (HT) and other vascular pre-existing conditions (PEC) generate asymptomatic brain damage which increases the occurrence of stroke and cognitive decline. The aim of this work was to explore if serum antibodies against the NR2 subunit of the NMDA receptor (NR2Ab) could predict subclinical brain damage (SBD) in hypertensive patients with PEC. Forty seven neurologically asymptomatic hypertensive subjects were classified according to the number of PEC (retinopathy, overweight/obesity, diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia)...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319564/improvement-in-the-outcomes-of-meld-%C3%A2-40-liver-transplantation-an-analysis-of-207-consecutive-transplants-in-a-highly-competitive-dsa
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Victor Nekrasov, Lea Matsuoka, Navpreet Kaur, Alejandro Pita, Gilbert Whang, Shu Cao, Susan Groshen, Sophoclis Alexopoulos
BACKGROUND: Organ donor shortages continue to persist, especially in regions of the United States where competition is highest and recipients frequently attain a MELD score ≥ 40 prior to transplantation. The benefits of Share 35 in highly competitive regions may be underestimated when examining the collective national experience. The purpose of this study is to examine the outcomes of liver transplantation in recipients with a MELD ≥ 40 after implementation of Share 35 in a single center located in region 5...
March 18, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318620/factors-associated-with-mortality-risk-in-critical-care-patients-treated-with-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Sun Hee Lee, Dong-Soo Shin, Jong Ran Kim, Hyunjung Kim
OBJECTIVES: To identify factors associated with mortality in patients treated with veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) and to validate the discrimination of the risk assessment tools to predict mortality. BACKGROUND: VA-ECMO is a rescue therapy for patients with life-threatening cardiac failure, but mortality remains high. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we reviewed the medical records of adult patients who underwent VA-ECMO in an intensive care unit of a university hospital, between 2009 and 2013...
March 16, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317262/hydroxytyrosol-restores-proper-insulin-signaling-in-an-astrocytic-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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M Carmen Crespo, Joao Tomé-Carneiro, Cristina Pintado, Alberto Dávalos, Francesco Visioli, Emma Burgos-Ramos
Recent epidemiological evidence demonstrated that diabetes is a risk factor for AD onset and development. Indeed, meta-analyses of longitudinal epidemiologic studies show that diabetes increases AD risk by 50-100%, being insulin resistance (IR) the main binding link between diabetes and AD. Astrocytes are the foremost cerebral macroglial cells and are responsible for converting glucose into lactate and transfer it to neurons that use it as fuel, but Aβ(1-42) impairs insulin signaling and glycogen storage. Recent prospective studies showed that the Mediterranean diet is associated with lower incidence of AD...
March 20, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315192/discrete-choice-experiment-attribute-selection-using-a-multinational-interview-study-treatment-features-important-to-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Anna Rydén, Stephanie Chen, Emuella Flood, Beverly Romero, Susan Grandy
INTRODUCTION: Methods for discrete choice experiment (DCE) attribute and attribute-level selection have not yet been firmly established and are rarely reported in detail. This paper describes a qualitative study designed to inform the development of a DCE survey designed to examine preferences for glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1RA) treatments among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: The study involved a literature review, interviews with clinical experts, and interviews with GLP-1RA-experienced (i...
March 17, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314542/impact-of-implementing-electronic-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-control-and-treatment-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-a-pre-post-controlled-study
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Eva Comin, Arantxa Catalan-Ramos, Manuel Iglesias-Rodal, Maria Grau, Jose Luis Del Val, Alicia Consola, Ester Amado, Angels Pons, Manel Mata-Cases, Alicia Franzi, Ramon Ciurana, Eva Frigola, Xavier Cos, Josep Davins, Jose M Verdu-Rotellar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of computerized clinical practice guidelines on the management, diagnosis, treatment, control, and follow-up of the main cardiovascular risk factors: hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. DESIGN: Pre-post controlled study. SETTING: Catalonia, autonomous community located in north-eastern Spain. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 35-74 years assigned to general practitioners of the Catalan Health Institute...
March 14, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306540/4d-assessment-of-fetal-brain-function-in-diabetic-patients
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Panagiotis Antsaklis, Selma Porovic, George Daskalakis, Asim Kurjak
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether there is a difference in the behavior of fetuses of pregnant women with diabetes under treatment with insulin, compared to fetuses of pregnant women without diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Kurjak's antenatal neurodevelopmental test (KANET) - a method that, by application of four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound, assesses fetal behavior in a similar way that neonatologists perform a neurological assessment in newborns - was applied from 28 to 38 weeks of gestation to 40 pregnancies with pre-existing diabetes mellitus or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) requiring insulin (diabetic group) and to 40 non-diabetic cases, with otherwise low-risk pregnancies (non-diabetic group)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304350/a-multifunctional-bread-rich-in-beta-glucans-and-low-in-starch-improves-metabolic-control-in-type-2-diabetes-a-controlled-trial
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Paolo Tessari, Anna Lante
DESIGN: Functional foods may be useful for people with diabetes. The soluble fibers beta glucans can modify starch digestion and improve postprandial glucose response. We analyzed the metabolic effects of a specifically designed 'functional' bread, low in starch, rich in fibers (7 g/100 g), with a beta glucan/starch ratio of (7.6:100, g/g), in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods: Clinical and metabolic data from two groups of age-, sex- and glycated hemoglobin-matched diabetic subjects, taking either the functional bread or regular white bread, over a roughly six-month observation period, were retrieved...
March 17, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304331/inverse-association-of-plasma-chromium-levels-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-a-case-control-study
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Sijing Chen, Xiaoling Jin, Zhilei Shan, Shuzhen Li, Jiawei Yin, Taoping Sun, Cheng Luo, Wei Yang, Ping Yao, Kaifeng Yu, Yan Zhang, Qian Cheng, Jinquan Cheng, Wei Bao, Liegang Liu
Chromium has long been known as an enhancer of insulin action. However, the role of chromium in the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in humans remains controversial. The current study aimed to examine the associations of plasma chromium levels with T2DM and pre-diabetes mellitus (pre-DM). We conducted a case-control study involving 1471 patients with newly diagnosed T2DM, 682 individuals with newly diagnosed pre-DM, and 2290 individuals with normal glucose tolerance in a Chinese population from 2009 to 2014...
March 17, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303725/long-term-effects-of-continuous-subcutaneous-insulin-infusion-on-glucose-control-and-microvascular-complications-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes
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Lucien Marchand, Yukiko Kawasaki-Ogita, Jérome Place, Corinne Fayolle, Dominique Lauton, Françoise Boulet, Anne Farret, Eric Renard
BACKGROUND: We investigated the long-term effects of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) on glucose control and microvascular complications in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). METHODS: A total of 157 patients (59 M/98 W; age 39.1 ± 14.8 years) with T1D who switched from multiple daily injections to CSII and used CSII for at least one year were included. HbA1c levels and status of microvascular complications before and while under CSII were analyzed, retrospectively...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303678/schooling-diabetes-use-of-continuous-glucose-monitoring-and-remote-monitors-in-the-home-and-school-settings
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Christine Erie, Michelle A Van Name, Kate Weyman, Stuart A Weinzimer, Jennifer Finnegan, Kristin Sikes, William V Tamborlane, Jennifer L Sherr
BACKGROUND: Despite significant advances in type 1 diabetes (T1D) management, achieving targeted glycemic control in pediatric patients remains a struggle. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) with remote access holds the promise to address this challenge by allowing caregivers to monitor glucose, even when the child is not directly under their supervision. OBJECTIVE: To explore real-time and remote CGM practices in homes and schools, including caregiver expectations regarding this technology...
March 17, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303338/blood-glucose-kinetics-and-physiological-changes-in-a-type-1-diabetic-finisher-of-the-ultraman-triathlon-a-case-study
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Christopher W Bach, Daniel A Baur, William S Hyder, Michael J Ormsbee
PURPOSE: To investigate the blood glucose kinetics and physiological effects experienced by a type 1 diabetic (T1D) finisher of a 3-day, multi-stage ultra endurance triathlon consisting of a 10 km swim and 144.8 km bike (stage 1), a 275.4 km bike (stage 2), and an 84.4 km run (stage 3). METHODS: The athlete self-monitored blood glucose (SMBG) levels via fingerstick blood draw and hand-held glucometer. Researchers evaluated blood glucose kinetics via a continuous glucose monitoring device...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302516/impact-of-type-2-diabetes-on-vascular-reactivity-to-cgmp-generators-in-human-internal-thoracic-arteries
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Masashi Tawa, Takeshi Kinoshita, Tohru Asai, Tomoaki Suzuki, Takeshi Imamura, Tomio Okamura
OBJECTIVE: The balance between nitric oxide (NO)-sensitive and -insensitive forms of soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) has been demonstrated to be disrupted in certain lifestyle-related diseases. However, it remains unclear whether type 2 diabetes results in a shift of sGC to the NO-insensitive form. This study addressed this issue in the human blood vessel. METHODS: Internal thoracic arteries were obtained from patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting...
March 13, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302078/early-serum-creatinine-accurately-predicts-acute-kidney-injury-post-cardiac-surgery
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Keren Grynberg, Kevan R Polkinghorne, Sharon Ford, Fiona Stenning, Thomas E Lew, Jonathan A Barrett, Shaun A Summers
BACKGROUND: Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a well recognized complication of cardiac surgery. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The aims of our study are twofold; 1. To define the incidence of AKI post cardiac surgery. 2. To identify pre-morbid and operative risk factors for developing AKI and to determine if immediate post operative serum creatinine (IPOsCr) accurately predicts the development of AKI. METHODS: We prospectively studied 196 consecutive patients undergoing elective (on-pump) cardiac surgery...
March 16, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300867/consistent-platelet-inhibition-with-ticagrelor-60-mg-twice-daily-following-myocardial-infarction-regardless-of-diabetes-status
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Mark R Thomas, Dominick J Angiolillo, Marc P Bonaca, Ramzi A Ajjan, Heather M Judge, Fabiana Rollini, Francesco Franchi, Arif J Ahsan, Deepak L Bhatt, Julia F Kuder, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Marc Cohen, Rangasamy Muthusamy, Marc S Sabatine, Robert F Storey
Diabetes increases cardiovascular risk and reduces pharmacodynamic response to some oral antiplatelet drugs. This study aimed to determine whether ticagrelor 60 mg twice daily (bid) provided potent and consistent platelet inhibition in patients with vs without diabetes in the PEGASUS-TIMI 54 platelet function substudy. Out of 180 patients studied, 58 patients were randomised to and had received at least four weeks of ticagrelor 60 mg bid, with 20 (34 %) having diabetes, 58 patients received ticagrelor 90 mg bid, with 12 (21 %) having diabetes, and 64 patients received placebo, with 18 (28 %) having diabetes...
March 16, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300617/sex-and-gender-related-prevalence-cardiovascular-risk-and-therapeutic-approach-in-metabolic-syndrome-a-review-of-the-literature
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Giacomo Pucci, Riccardo Alcidi, Lisanne Tap, Francesca Battista, Francesco Mattace-Raso, Giuseppe Schillaci
Metabolic syndrome (MS), a cluster of metabolic abnormalities linked to insulin-resistance and abdominal obesity, is associated with an increased risk of Type II diabetes mellitus (DM) and cardiovascular (CV) disease. Its prevalence is high, affecting 20% to 30% of the general population, and increases with age in a sex-specific manner: in fact, while below 50 years it is slightly higher in men, it reverses after 50 years. The pronounced age-related increase in the prevalence of MS in women occurs as the result of several factors, which may be classified into sex- and gender-related factors...
March 11, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299838/pilot-cohort-study-on-the-potential-role-of-tcf7l2-rs7903146-on-ischemic-heart-disease-among-non-diabetic-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Marco Quaglia, Claudio Musetti, Guido Merlotti, Armando A Genazzani, Sarah Cargnin, Tiziana Cena, Vincenzo Cantaluppi, Salvatore Terrazzino
BACKGROUND: TCF7L2 rs7903146 C>T polymorphism is associated with diabetes in the general population but its independent impact on cardiovascular disease is debated. On this basis we investigated its association with major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in a single-center cohort of non-diabetic kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). METHODS: Patients with pre-transplant diabetes were excluded and patients who developed post-transplant diabetes were censored at time of diagnosis...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299450/the-prevalence-of-post-thyroidectomy-chronic-asthenia-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Gregorio Scerrino, Giuseppina Melfa, Cristina Raspanti, Andrea Attard, Sergio Mazzola, Roberto Gullo, Sebastiano Bonventre, Marco Attard, Gianfranco Cocorullo, Gaspare Gulotta
PURPOSE: Chronic asthenia (CA) is complained by some patients that have undergone thyroid surgery. We evaluate its impact in patients undergoing unilateral or bilateral thyroidectomy, the trend during a 1-year follow-up, and the possible risk factors. METHODS: A prospective, cohort study was carried out on 263 patients scheduled for thyroidectomy from 2012 and 2014. Exclusion criteria were as follows: Graves' disease, malignancies requiring radioiodine therapy, post-surgical hypoparathyroidism, laryngeal nerve palsy, abnormal pre- and post-operative thyroid hormone levels, and BMI outside the normal range...
March 15, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297698/magnesium-replacement-improves-the-metabolic-profile-in-obese-and-pre-diabetic-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-chronic-kidney-disease-a-3-month-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Omer Toprak, Huseyin Kurt, Yasin Sarı, Cihat Şarkış, Halil Us, Ali Kırık
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Magnesium is an essential mineral for many metabolic functions. There is very little information on the effect of magnesium supplementation on metabolic profiles of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of magnesium supplementation on metabolic profiles of pre-diabetic, obese and mild-to-moderate CKD patients with hypomagnesemia. METHODS: A total of 128 hypomagnesemic, pre-diabetic and obese patients with an estimated glomerular filtration rate between 90 and 30 ml/min/1...
March 13, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297035/short-term-effects-of-early-switching-to-ranibizumab-or-aflibercept-in-diabetic-macular-edema-cases-with-non-response-to-bevacizumab
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Mohammed Ashraf, Ahmed A R Souka, Hassan ElKayal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To study the effect of early switching to ranibizumab (Lucentis; Genentech, South San Francisco, CA) or aflibercept (Eylea; Regeneron, Tarrytown, NY) in cases of diabetic macular edema (DME) that have shown no response to bevacizumab (Avastin; Genentech, South San Francisco, CA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study involving 59 eyes of 45 patients with DME previously treated with bevacizumab. Patients were switched either to ranibizumab or aflibercept...
March 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
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