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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077069/a-pilot-study-of-brisk-walking-in-sedentary-combination-antiretroviral-treatement-cart-treated-patients-benefit-on-soluble-and-cell-inflammatory-markers
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Matteo Bonato, Laura Galli, Laura Passeri, Valeria Longo, Gaspare Pavei, Simona Bossolasco, Cecilia Bertocchi, Massimo Cernuschi, Giuseppe Balconi, Giampiero Merati, Adriano Lazzarin, Antonio La Torre, Paola Cinque
BACKGROUND: Chronic HIV infection is associated with low-level inflammation and increased risk of chronic diseases and mortality. The objective was to assess the effects of moderate intensity exercise on metabolic and inflammatory markers in HIV-infected treated persons. METHODS: This was a pilot study enrolling cART-treated, sedentary persons with metabolic complications in a 12-week protocol, consisting of three sessions per week of 60 min brisk walking with (strength-walk group) or without (walk group) 30 min circuit-training...
January 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072742/the-nonlinear-association-between-apolipoprotein-b-to-apolipoprotein-a1-ratio-and-type-2-diabetes
#2
Yong Mao, Yang Xu, Leihong Lu
The ratio of ApoB/apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1) has been found to be associated with type 2 diabetes, and it was proposed as a new biomarker for type 2 diabetes predictions. Previous studies have assumed that the association between apoB/apoA1 and type 2 diabetes was linear. However, the linearity assumption has rarely been examined. In the present study, we aimed to examine whether this association showed a linear trend in a nationally representative population.Participants aged 18 years and over (n = 8220) were selected from the China Health Nutrition Survey (CHNS)...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064554/evaluating-bempedoic-acid-for-the-treatment-of-hyperlipidaemia
#3
Peter Penson, Mary McGowan, Maciej Banach
Despite the effectiveness of statins in the treatment of lipid disorders, residual risk still exists, and hitherto studies where additional drugs were added to statin therapy have been mainly negative or the outcomes were very modest. Therefore there is still a need for new and effective oral agents in the combination therapy of lipid disorders. Areas Covered: The review covers the current state of knowledge on the mechanism of action of bempedoic acid (ETC-1002) and results from recent clinical studies. Expert Opinion: ETC-1002 is a novel oral lipid-lowering therapy...
January 9, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064096/high-glucose-induced-lif-suppresses-osteoblast-differentiation-via-regulating-stat3-socs3-signaling
#4
Changlu Liu, Dianming Jiang
High glucose (HG) is conceived to regulate bone metabolism in patients with diabetic mellitus (DM). In the present study, we examined the level of leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), a pleiotropic cytokine in interleukin (IL)-6 family, in T2DM patients and investigated the regulation by HG on the induction of LIF/signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) signaling. Then we determined the regulation of HG and LIF on the osteoblast differentiation via measuring the ALP activity, matrix mineralization, and the expression of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), Runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2), Osteocalcin (OCN) and osteopontin (OPN) in human osteoblast MG-63 cells...
January 5, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061787/plasma-markers-of-inflammation-and-hemostatic-and-endothelial-activity-in-naturally-overweight-and-obese-dogs
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R Barić Rafaj, J Kuleš, A Marinculić, A Tvarijonaviciute, J Ceron, Ž Mihaljević, A Tumpa, V Mrljak
BACKGROUND: Obesity is one of the most prevalent health problems in the canine population. While haemostatic parameters and markers of endothelial function have been evaluated in various disease conditions in dogs, there are no studies of these markers in canine obesity. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of naturally gained weight excess and obesity on inflammatory, hemostatic and endothelial biomarkers in dogs. A total of 37 overweight and obese dogs were compared with 28 normal weight dogs...
January 6, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044237/relationship-between-plasma-levels-of-zonulin-bacterial-lipopolysaccharides-d-lactate-and-markers-of-inflammation-in-haemodialysis-patients
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Joanna Ficek, Katarzyna Wyskida, Rafał Ficek, Jarosław Wajda, Dariusz Klein, Joanna Witkowicz, Sylwia Rotkegel, Urszula Spiechowicz-Zatoń, Joanna Kocemba-Dyczek, Jarosław Ciepał, Andrzej Więcek, Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz, Jerzy Chudek
BACKGROUND: Increased permeability of the intestinal wall and intestinal dysbiosis may contribute to chronic systemic inflammation, one of the causes of accelerated atherosclerosis and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality burden in patients with chronic kidney disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between markers of intestinal permeability and inflammation in haemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS: Plasma concentration of zonulin, haptoglobin, TNFα, IL6, D-lactates and bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPS) was assessed in blood samples obtained after overnight fast before midweek morning HD session in 150 stable, prevalent HD patients...
January 2, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041985/associations-between-inflammation-related-biomarkers-and-depressive-symptoms-in-individuals-with-recently-diagnosed-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes
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Christian Herder, Jan-Felix Fürstos, Bettina Nowotny, Alexander Begun, Klaus Strassburger, Karsten Müssig, Julia Szendroedi, Andrea Icks, Michael Roden
Depressive disorders represent a frequent comorbidity of both type 1 (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Inflammation-related processes have been implicated in the development of both diabetes and depression. This study aimed to investigate whether biomarkers of subclinical inflammation were associated with depressive symptoms in individuals with recently diagnosed diabetes and if such associations differed by diabetes type. This cross-sectional study was based on 295 individuals with T2D (67% men, mean age 53years) and 139 individuals with T1D (60% men, mean age 36years) of the German Diabetes Study...
December 29, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036114/does-statins-promote-vascular-calcification-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Zhimin Chen, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Paolo Parini, Eva Hurt-Camejo, Jonaz Ripsweden, Torkel B Brismar, Peter Barany, Armand Jaminon, Leon J Schurgers, Olof Heimburger, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Stenvinkel
BACKGROUND: In end-stage renal disease (ESRD), coronary artery calcification (CAC) and inflammation contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Statins do not improve survival in ESRD patients and their effect on vascular calcification is unclear. We explored associations between CAC, inflammatory biomarkers, statins and mortality in ESRD. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 240 ESRD patients (63% males; median age 56 years) from cohorts including 86 recipients of living donor kidney transplant (LD-Rtx), 96 incident dialysis patients and 58 prevalent peritoneal dialysis patients, associations of CAC score (Agatston Units, AUs), interleukin-6 (IL-6) with high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), tumour necrosis factor (TNF), use of statins and all-cause mortality were analysed...
December 30, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029055/improved-risk-stratification-of-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-using-a-combination-of-hstnt-nt-probnp-and-hscrp-with-the-grace-score
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Roland Klingenberg, Soheila Aghlmandi, Lorenz Räber, Baris Gencer, David Nanchen, Dik Heg, Sebastian Carballo, Nicolas Rodondi, François Mach, Stephan Windecker, Peter Jüni, Arnold von Eckardstein, Christian M Matter, Thomas F Lüscher
BACKGROUND: Clinical scores and biomarkers improve risk stratification of patients with acute coronary syndromes. However, little is known about their value in patients referred for coronary angiography. METHODS: Consecutive patients admitted at four Swiss university hospitals with a diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome were enrolled into the SPUM-ACS Biomarker Cohort between 2009 and 2012. Patients were followed at 30 days and 1 year with assessment of adjudicated events including all-cause mortality and the composite of all-cause mortality or non-fatal recurrent myocardial infarction...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027691/effect-of-various-diets-on-biomarkers-of-the-metabolic-syndrome
#10
Harry Robberecht, Tess De Bruyne, Nina Hermans
The impact of the normal whole diet in different countries and of special types of diet on the biomarkers of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) is reviewed. Diet type, specification, risk of MetS and studied biomarkers, as far as could be traced, are included. Critical points in published studies are mentioned. Description of the traditional dietary patterns for the various countries is not always well-defined and numbers of persons in the studied population are sometimes quite limited, which hamper drawing definite conclusions...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025044/a-dual-label-time-resolved-fluorescence-immunoassay-trfia-for-screening-of-coronary-atherosclerosis-based-on-simultaneous-detection-of-lp-pla2-and-hscrp
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Zhong Zhang, Xiaozhu Liu, Yinfeng Li, Ruolan Huang, Ling Wang, Laiqing Li, Cuicui Chen, Lijun Ou, Xiao Chang, Qiujie Qiao, Mingtai Chen
Atherosclerosis is the underlying cause of most coronary events. The conventional method for coronary atherosclerosis detection is morphological examination or coronary arterionyraphy. These methods are complex and time-consuming. In this study a two-step dual-label TRFIA was developed for the simultaneous detection of Lp-PLA2 and hsCRP in a single run. The performance of this assay was first evaluated using clinical serum samples, and then compared with commercialized kits. The sensitivity of this assay for Lp-PLA2 detection was 1ng/mL (dynamic range, 0-1000U/L), and the sensitivity for hsCRP detection was 1mg/L (dynamic range, 1-1000mg/L)...
December 23, 2016: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017191/the-role-of-very-high-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-levels-on-mortality-after-stroke
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Ahmed Itrat, Sandra D Griffith, Shazia Alam, Nicolas Thompson, Irene L Katzan
: High-sensitivity C-reaction protein (hsCRP) levels are correlated with risk of vascular disease. The clinical implications of markedly elevated hsCRP levels in the setting of acute stroke are less understood. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association of very high admission hsCRP levels (≥10mg/L) on all-cause mortality in patients with acute stroke. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of 1176 patients hospitalized with acute stroke between 2005 and 2012 who had a hsCRP assay drawn within seven days of admission...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013452/plasma-apelin-and-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-adma-levels-shortly-after-laparoscopic-greater-curvature-plication
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Elias Khajeh, Nekoo Panahi, Atefeh Golpaie, Sepideh Hosseini Shirvani, Mohsen Afarideh, Omid Ghamarnejad, Mohammad Talebpour, Mohammad Javad Hosseinzadeh-Attar
OBJECTIVES: We sought to investigate the short-term effect of weight loss following restrictive bariatric surgery on plasma concentrations of apelin and asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) in individuals with morbid obesity. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Thirty-seven morbidly obese individuals underwent laparoscopic greater curvature plication (LGCP). Anthropometric indices and plasma concentrations high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), apelin, and ADMA were measured before and 6 weeks after LGCP...
December 24, 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012280/whey-and-casein-proteins-and-medium-chain-saturated-fatty-acids-from-milk-do-not-increase-low-grade-inflammation-in-abdominally-obese-adults
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Mette Bohl, Ann Bjørnshave, Søren Gregersen, Kjeld Hermansen
BACKGROUND: Low-grade inflammation is involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Inflammation can be modulated by dietary factors. Dairy products are rich in saturated fatty acids (SFA), which are known to possess pro-inflammatory properties. However, different fatty acid compositions may exert different effects. Other components such as milk proteins may exert anti-inflammatory properties which may compensate for the potential negative effects of SFAs. Generally, the available data suggest a neutral role of dairy product consumption on inflammation...
July 2016: Review of Diabetic Studies: RDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007531/25-hydroxyvitamin-d-is-associated-with-adiposity-and-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-a-predominantly-vitamin-d-deficient-and-overweight-obese-but-otherwise-healthy-cohort
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REVIEW
Aya Mousa, Negar Naderpoor, Maximilian P J de Courten, Robert Scragg, Barbora de Courten
Vitamin D deficiency has reached epidemic proportions worldwide and has recently been linked to cardiometabolic risk factors including obesity, insulin resistance, hypertension, dyslipidemia, as well as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The objective of this study was to examine the associations between circulating 25-hydrovitamin D (25(OH)D) levels and cardiometabolic risk factors using direct measures of adiposity, glucose intolerance, and insulin resistance, as well as lipids, blood pressure, and plasma markers of inflammation...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998450/-a-prospective-follow-up-study-on-the-association-between-serum-level-of-c-reactive-protein-and-risk-of-digestive-system-cancers-in-chinese-women
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G Wang, L Y Cao, S H Chen, S H Xie, X S Feng, Z Y Lyu, L W Guo, F Li, K Su, S Chang, J S Ren, M Dai, N Li, S L Wu, J He
Objective: It has been reported by some prospective studies that C-reactive protein (CRP) is associated with cancer risk. However, the correlation between CRP and digestive system cancers has not been evaluated in Chinese females. We conducted a large population-based cohort study to investigate whether elevated level of CRP in serum is associated with an increased risk of digestive system cancers in Chinese women. Methods: From the Chinese Kailuan Female Cohort, 19, 437 women were enrolled in this study in July 2006, and all of the subjects were followed up through 2014...
November 23, 2016: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998429/-effect-of-sodium-thiosulfate-on-coronary-artery-calcification-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients
#17
Y Yu, Z M Bi, Y Wang, Z Q Chen, S W Xu
Objective: To investigate the factors correlated to coronary artery calcification (CAC)in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients and observe the effect of sodium thiosulfate (STS) on the progression of vascular calcification and its safety. Methods: Thirty-eight subjects from Fuzhou Genernal Hospital who underwent coronary artery CT scan using Philip's spiral CT were enrolled and the calcification degree was evaluated by CAC scores from December 2013 to December 2014. The hemodialysis patients were divided into CAC group (CAC scores>10, 27 cases) and non-CAC group (CAC scores≤10, 11 cases)according to the CT scan results...
December 13, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998159/relationship-between-cystatin-c-retinol-binding-protein-4-and-framingham-risk-score-in-healthy-postmenopausal-women
#18
Aleksandra Klisic, Jelena Kotur-Stevuljevic, Nebojsa Kavaric, Marija Matic
BACKGROUND: We aimed to examine the relationship between high levels of cystatin C, retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) and cardiovascular risk score [determined by Framingham Risk Score (FRS)] in postmenopausal women. METHODS: A total of apparently healthy 129 postmenopausal women (mean age 57.1 ± 4.6 years) were included. Serum cystatin C, RBP4, glucose, lipid parameters, creatinine, uric acid and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) were determined. Anthropometric parameters and blood pressure were also obtained...
December 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987039/salivary-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-in-chronic-periodontitis-and-acute-coronary-syndrome
#19
Thuy T Nguyen, Lan Q Ngo, Ananya Promsudthi, Rudee Surarit
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed at assessing oxidative stress (OS) biomarker levels in the saliva of patients with chronic periodontitis (CP) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and establishing their correlation to periodontal parameters and markers for cardiovascular events. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study enrolled 24 patients with ACS and CP (the ACSCP group), 24 patients with ACS only (the ACS group), 24 patients with CP only (the CP group), and 24 healthy controls...
December 16, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984333/vitamin-c-deficiency-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-and-cardiac-event-free-survival-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#20
Eun Kyeung Song, Seok-Min Kang
BACKGROUND: Vitamin C is related to lower levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), an inflammatory biomarker that predicts cardiovascular disease. Whether vitamin C deficiency is associated with hsCRP and cardiac events in heart failure (HF) patients has not been examined. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to determine the relationships among vitamin C intake, serum levels of hsCRP, and cardiac events. METHODS: A total of 200 HF patients completed a 3-day food diary to determine vitamin C deficiency and provided blood to measure serum levels of hsCRP...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
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