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Gülşah İlhan, Hüseyin Gültekin, Ayça Kubat, Ayse Filiz Gokmen Karasu, Emre Sinan Güngör, Galip Ali Zebitay, Fatma Ferda Verit Atmaca
The aim of the study was to assess the standard foetal biometric measurements and foetal liver volume (FLV) in pregnancies complicated by gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) at the time of GDM screening and to compare the results with foetuses in normal pregnancies. Ninety-seven pregnant women with normal singleton uncomplicated pregnancies between 24 and 28 weeks of gestation were allocated into GDM (+) (n: 33) and GDM (-) (n: 64) groups based on their 75 g oral glucose tolerance test results. Foetal biometric measurements and FLV measurements of the groups were compared...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Ramya Vangipuram, Tiffany Hinojosa, Daniel J Lewis, Christopher Downing, Caleb Hixson, Julio César Salas-Alanis, Stephen K Tyring
A 75-year-old African-American man presented with a 3-year history of painless, fluid-filled blisters, for which his primary care physician had treated him with doxycycline, cephalexin, and topical corticosteroids, with no significant improvement. The blisters had ruptured spontaneously and healed with scarring. He denied antecedent trauma. His medical history was remarkable for insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, primary cutaneous melanoma status-post excision, and breast cancer status-post mastectomy and chemotherapy...
2018: Skinmed
Katharina Wernicke, Sven Zeissler, Frank C Mooren, Torsten Frech, Stephanie Hellmann, Meike Stiesch, Jasmin Grischke, Silvia Linnenweber, Bernhard Schmidt, Jan Menne, Anette Melk, Pascal Bauer, Andree Hillebrecht, Jörg Eberhard
BACKGROUND: This cross-sectional study investigates the potential association between active periodontal disease and high HbA1c levels in type-2-diabetes mellitus subjects under physical training. METHODS: Women and men with a diagnosis of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and ongoing physical and an ongoing exercise program were included. Periodontal conditions were assessed according to the CDC-AAP case definitions. Venous blood samples were collected for the quantitative analysis of HbA1c...
March 16, 2018: BMC Oral Health
Divya Singh, Anita Ganger, Noopur Gupta, Murugesan Vanathi, Rajesh Khadgawat, Radhika Tandon
Here, we present, to the best of our knowledge, the first case of Werner syndrome with corneal blindness due to bilateral primary bullous keratopathy. Werner syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by features of premature aging, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, hypergonadotrophic hypogonadism, hypertriglyceridemia, scleroderma-like skin changes, and sarcomas. Among ocular manifestations, cataracts, cystoid macular edema, and retinal detachment have been reported...
March 9, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Audrey Lane, James Hodges, Peggy Ptacek, K Louise Berry, Gregory J Beilman, Ty B Dunn, Timothy L Preutt, Srinath Chinnakotla, Barbara Kuzmak, Melena Bellin
Diabetes distress (DD), or psychological fatigue associated with diabetes management, is common in type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus and is associated with poor glycemic control. DD has never been evaluated in patients undergoing total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplant (TPIAT) for chronic pancreatitis. We analyzed DD after TPIAT in 260 patients (average age 34.3 [standard deviation 15], 75.5% F) undergoing TPIAT between 2006 and 2014. Each patient completed one or more diabetes distress scale (DDS) questionnaires from 1 to 7 years post-TPIAT (631 total)...
March 13, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
Jessica M Skeie, Benjamin T Aldrich, Andrew S Goldstein, Gregory A Schmidt, Cynthia R Reed, Mark A Greiner
The objective of this study was to characterize the proteome of the corneal endothelial cell layer and its basement membrane (Descemet membrane) in humans with various severities of type II diabetes mellitus compared to controls, and identify differentially expressed proteins across a range of diabetic disease severities that may influence corneal endothelial cell health. Endothelium-Descemet membrane complex tissues were peeled from transplant suitable donor corneas. Protein fractions were isolated from each sample and subjected to multidimensional liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry...
2018: PloS One
Wenyu Lv, Shuangjiang Li, Zhengang Zhao, Yanbiao Liao, Yijian Li, Mao Chen, Yuan Feng
Prior studies have proposed the unfavourable roles of diabetes mellitus (DM) in surgical populations. For patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation, the prognostic value of DM remains controversial. This review summarizes the effects of DM on short-term, mid-term and long-term prognosis in patients who undergo transcatheter aortic valve implantation. We searched the PubMed database to identify eligible articles. The odds ratio and hazard ratio with the corresponding 95% confidence interval were adopted for synthesizing short-term and medium- to long-term survival outcomes, respectively...
March 8, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Michael Schloss, Daniel Becak, Sebastian T Tosto, Arash Velayati
BACKGROUND Levofloxacin covers a broad spectrum of pathogens and is readily prescribed by clinicians. Hepatotoxicity is a known but unusual complication of levofloxacin use. Here, we present a case of severe transaminitis caused by levofloxacin. CASE REPORT A young man in his thirties with a history of asthma, chronic alcoholism, methamphetamine intravenous drug abuse (IVDA), and non-compliant insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) presented to an emergency department with suicidal ideation. Vital signs were stable and the patient was noted to have cellulitis of the right forearm, for which cultures were drawn, and he received IV clindamycin...
March 10, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
Yohichi Yasunami, Yuki Nakafusa, Naoyoshi Nitta, Masafumi Nakamura, Masafumi Goto, Junko Ono, Masaru Taniguchi
BACKGROUND: Islet transplantation is an attractive treatment for patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, and currently the liver is the favored transplantation site. However, an alternative site is desirable because of the low efficiency of hepatic transplantation, requiring 2-3 donors for a single recipient, and because the transplanted islets cannot be accessed or retrieved. METHODS: We developed a novel procedure of islet transplantation to the inguinal subcutaneous white adipose tissue (ISWAT) of mice and described functional and morphological characteristics of transplanted syngeneic islets...
March 8, 2018: Transplantation
Huseyin Demirbilek, Nihal Hatipoglu, Ulku Gul, Zeynep Uzan Tatli, Sian Ellard, Sarah E Flanagan, Elisa De Franco, Selim Kurtoglu
The basic helix-loop-helix(bHLH) transcription factor, NEUROD1(also known as BETA2) is involved in the development of neural elements and endocrine pancreas. Less than 10 reports of adult-onset non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus(NIDDM) due to heterozygous NEUROD1 mutations and two cases with permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus(PNDM) and neurological abnormalities due to homozygous NEUROD1 mutations have been published.
March 9, 2018: Pediatric Diabetes
Stephen W Roth, Moshe D Bitterman, Morris J Birnbaum, Michelle L Bland
In obese adipose tissue, Toll-like receptor signaling in macrophages leads to insulin resistance in adipocytes. Similarly, Toll signaling in the Drosophila larval fat body blocks insulin-dependent growth and nutrient storage. We find that Toll acts cell autonomously to block growth but not PI(3,4,5)P3 production in fat body cells expressing constitutively active PI3K. Fat body Toll signaling blocks whole-animal growth in rictor mutants lacking TORC2 activity, but not in larvae lacking Pdk1. Phosphorylation of Akt on the Pdk1 site, Thr342, is significantly reduced by Toll signaling, and expression of mutant AktT342D rescues cell and animal growth, nutrient storage, and viability in animals with active Toll signaling...
March 6, 2018: Cell Reports
Deniz Kirac, Ceyda Dincer Yazan, Hazal Gezmis, Ali Yaman, Goncagul Haklar, Onder Sirikci, Elif Cigdem Altunok, Oguzhan Deyneli
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is an insulin dependent autoimmune disorder resulting the progressive destruction of pancreatic beta cells. Another possible factor considered to be related with T1DM is vitamin D deficiency. Therefore in this study it was aimed to investigate the associations between T1DM, vitamin D binding protein (VDBP) and vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene mutations which are related with vitamin D metabolism. Fifty five T1DM paitents and 40 healthy volunteers were recruited to the study. FokI (rs2228570), BsmI (rs1544410) mutations in VDR; rs4588 and rs7041 polymorphisms in VDBP were investigated with real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
February 28, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Arjun Agrawal, Rachael Snow, Erik Lehman, Faisal Aziz
OBJECTIVE: Despite advances in surgical techniques, ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) remains associated with extremely high mortality. Several preoperative risk factors have been shown to predict poor prognosis after rAAA repair. Notably, a preoperative dependent functional status has previously been shown to be associated with poor outcomes after several vascular surgery procedures. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of preoperative functional status on postoperative outcomes for patients undergoing repair of rAAA...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Olga L Cortés, Karen Moreno, Paula Alvarado, Camilo Povea, Monique Lloyd, Rodolfo Dennis
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of physical inactivity and its associated factors in adult patients admitted to hospital for noncardiac surgery. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Five hundred able-bodied patients (age ≥45 years) admitted to hospital, also participants in the VISION study, were recruited before noncardiac surgery. The physical activity level (PAL) was assessed with the International Physical of Activity Questionnaire...
March 2018: Rehabilitation Nursing: the Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Pau Herrero, Jorge Bondia, Marga Giménez, Nick Oliver, Pantelis Georgiou
BACKGROUND: People with insulin-dependent diabetes rely on an intensified insulin regimen. Despite several guidelines, they are usually impractical and fall short in achieving optimal glycemic outcomes. In this work, a novel technique for automatic adaptation of the basal insulin profile of people with diabetes on sensor-augmented pump therapy is presented. METHODS: The presented technique is based on a run-to-run control law that overcomes some of the limitations of previously proposed methods...
March 2018: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
Eri Imai, Katsumi Shibata
We investigated oral glucose tolerance and tryptophan (Trp) metabolism in non-obese and non-insulin-dependent diabetic Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rats fed high-Trp diets. Five-week-old male Wistar and GK rats were fed a 20% casein diet (control diet) or the same diet supplemented with 1%, 2%, 3%, or 5% Trp for 58 d. Oral glucose tolerance tests were performed on Days 14 and 28 of the experimental period. Urine as well as livers and blood were collected on the last day of the experiment. The glucose concentration and the amount of Trp metabolites were measured...
2018: Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
Kaiyong Liang, Xiaojuan Ou, Xukai Huang, Qunfang Lan
RATIONALE: Agenesis of the dorsal pancreas is a very rare condition with an unknown pathology and etiology, although it may be associated with autosomal dominant or X-linked dominant inheritance or retinoic acid and hedgehog signaling pathway alterations. This condition usually manifests with abdominal pain or pancreatitis, although some cases are asymptomatic. Approximately 50% of affected patients with this disorder present with hyperglycemia or various other anomalies. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report the case of a 23-year-old Chinese woman who visited the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism with insulin-dependent diabetes but no specific symptoms, signs, or other deformities...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
David Sheyn, C Emi Bretschneider, Dana Canfield, Mary Duarte, Jeffrey M Mangel, Sangeeta T Mahajan
OBJECTIVE: Trainee involvement in surgical procedures has been associated with longer surgical times and increased rates of certain complications. There has been limited study of the impact trainee involvement has on outcomes in urogynecologic surgery. We sought to determine the impact of resident and fellow involvement in pelvic reconstructive surgeries on 30-day complication rates. METHODS: Using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database, patients who underwent pelvic floor surgery were identified between 2010 and 2015...
February 27, 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Kristen A Marrone, Xian Zhou, Patrick M Forde, Michael Purtell, Julie R Brahmer, Christine L Hann, Ronan J Kelly, Barbara Coleman, Edward Gabrielson, Gary L Rosner, David S Ettinger
BACKGROUND: In the absence of a targeted oncogenic driver mutation or high programmed death-ligand 1 expression, systemic therapy with platinum-based doublet chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab has been the standard treatment in advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Metformin has been shown to have antitumor effects via a variety of insulin-dependent and insulin-independent mechanisms and to be potentially synergistic with chemotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This open-label single-center phase II study (NCT01578551) enrolled patients with chemotherapy-naïve advanced or metastatic nonsquamous NSCLC and randomized them (3:1) to receive carboplatin, paclitaxel, and bevacizumab with (Arm A) or without (Arm B) concurrent metformin for four to six cycles followed by maintenance therapy with bevacizumab ± metformin continued until disease progression, intolerable toxicity, or study withdrawal...
February 27, 2018: Oncologist
Mario Navarro-Marquez, Natalia Torrealba, Rodrigo Troncoso, Cesar Vásquez-Trincado, Marcelo Rodriguez, Pablo E Morales, Elisa Villalobos, Yuka Eura, Lorena Garcia, Mario Chiong, Amira Klip, Enrique Jaimovich, Koichi Kokame, Sergio Lavandero
Skeletal muscle plays a central role in insulin-controlled glucose homeostasis. The molecular mechanisms related to insulin resistance in this tissue are incompletely understood. Herpud1 is an endoplasmic reticulum membrane protein that maintains intracellular Ca2+ homeostasis under stress conditions. It has recently been reported that Herpud1-knockout mice display intolerance to a glucose load without showing altered insulin secretion. The functions of Herpud1 in skeletal muscle also remain unknown. Based on these findings, we propose that Herpud1 is necessary for insulin-dependent glucose disposal in skeletal muscle...
February 24, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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