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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332877/pentraxin-3-as-a-new-cardiovascular-marker-in-adrenal-adenomas
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Muhammed Kizilgul, Selvihan Beysel, Ozgur Ozcelik, Seyfullah Kan, Mahmut Apaydin, Mustafa Caliskan, Bekir Ucan, Erkam Sencar, Seyda Ozdemir, Erman Cakal
BACKGROUND: Pentraxin 3 (PTX3) is an acute-phase glycoprotein, which is increased in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and considered as a predictor of CVD in the general population. Both functional and nonfunctional adrenal tumors are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular events and mortality. We aimed to investigate plasma PTX3 levels in patients with functioning and nonfunctioning adrenal tumors and to determine its relationship with cardiovascular risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-one patients with functional adrenal tumors (11 pheochromocytomas, 9 Cushing's Syndrome and 1 primary hyperaldosteronism), 28 patients with non-functional adrenal incidentilomas, and 40 healthy controls were enrolled in the study...
March 23, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325070/methotrexate-therapy-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarctions
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Daniel Medeiros Moreira, Maria Emilia Lueneberg, Roberto Leo da Silva, Tammuz Fattah, Carlos Antonio Mascia Gottschall
PURPOSE: Methotrexate is an anti-inflammatory drug that has been shown to have anti-ischemic effects. Our aim was to evaluate if methotrexate could reduce infarct size in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: We randomly assigned patients with STEMI to receive either methotrexate or placebo. Primary outcome was infarct size determined by calculating the area under the curve (AUC) for creatine kinase (CK) release. Secondary outcomes were AUC of CK MB (CK-MB) and AUC of troponin I; peak CK, peak CK-MB, and troponin I; B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) level, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) result, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR); left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF); thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) frame count; Killip score; mortality and reinfarction incidence; and incidence of adverse reactions...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323989/preconception-low-dose-aspirin-restores-diminished-pregnancy-and-live-birth-rates-in-women-with-low-grade-inflammation-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-trial
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Lindsey A Sjaarda, Rose G Radin, Robert M Silver, Emily Mitchell, Sunni L Mumford, Brian Wilcox, Noya Galai, Neil J Perkins, Jean Wactawski-Wende, Joseph B Stanford, Enrique F Schisterman
Context: Inflammation is linked to causes of infertility. Low dose aspirin (LDA) may improve reproductive success in women with chronic, low-grade inflammation. Objective: To investigate the effect of preconception-initiated LDA on pregnancy rate, pregnancy loss, live birth rate, and inflammation during pregnancy. Design: Stratified secondary analysis of a multi-center, block-randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Setting: Four U...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323914/menopause-is-a-determinant-of-breast-aromatase-expression-and-its-associations-with-bmi-inflammation-and-systemic-markers
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Kristy A Brown, Neil M Iyengar, Xi Kathy Zhou, Ayca Gucalp, Kotha Subbaramaiah, Hanhan Wang, Dilip D Giri, Monica Morrow, Domenick J Falcone, Nils K Wendel, Lisle A Winston, Michael Pollak, Anneloor Dierickx, Clifford A Hudis, Andrew J Dannenberg
CONTEXT: Most estrogen-dependent breast cancers occur after menopause despite low levels of circulating estrogens. Breast expression of the estrogen-biosynthetic enzyme, aromatase, is proposed to drive breast cancer development after menopause. However, the effects of menopause on breast aromatase expression are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of menopause on breast aromatase expression in relation to body mass index (BMI), white adipose tissue inflammation (WATi) and systemic markers of metabolic dysfunction...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304106/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-versus-double-plasma-molecular-absorption-system-in-hepatitis-b-virus-infected-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-treated-by-entercavir-a-prospective-study
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Yue-Meng Wan, Yu-Hua Li, Zhi-Yuan Xu, Jing Yang, Li-Hong Yang, Ying Xu, Jin-Hui Yang
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) and double plasma molecular absorption system (DPMAS) were two extracorporeal liver support systems. Few studies compared their efficacy profile. OBJECTIVE: This study was to compare the efficacy of TPE and DPMAS on acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV-ACLF). METHODS: 60 HBV-ACLF patients were enrolled and prospectively studied. All patients received entecavir therapy, and were assigned to TPE group (n = 33) and DPMAS group (n = 27)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303004/serum-fabp5-concentration-is-a-potential-biomarker-for-residual-risk-of-atherosclerosis-in-relation-to-cholesterol-efflux-from-macrophages
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Masato Furuhashi, Masatsune Ogura, Megumi Matsumoto, Satoshi Yuda, Atsuko Muranaka, Mina Kawamukai, Akina Omori, Marenao Tanaka, Norihito Moniwa, Hirofumi Ohnishi, Shigeyuki Saitoh, Mariko Harada-Shiba, Kazuaki Shimamoto, Tetsuji Miura
Cholesterol efflux capacity (CEC) from macrophages, the first step in the reverse cholesterol transport pathway, is inversely associated with residual risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4) and FABP5 are expressed in both adipocytes and macrophages and play significant roles in the development of insulin resistance and atherosclerosis. Both FABP4 and FABP5 are secreted from cells, and their circulating levels are associated with insulin resistance and atherosclerosis...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292922/the-association-of-the-c-reactive-protein-inflammatory-biomarker-with-breast-cancer-incidence-and-mortality-in-the-women-s-health-initiative
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Sandahl H Nelson, Theodore M Brasky, Ruth E Patterson, Gail A Laughlin, Donna Kritz-Silverstein, Beatrice J Edwards, Dorothy Lane, Thomas E Rohan, Gloria Y F Ho, JoAnn E Manson, Andrea Z LaCroix
PURPOSE: To examine associations of pre-diagnosis high-sensitivity C-reactive (hsCRP) with breast cancer incidence and post-diagnosis survival and to assess whether associations are modified by Body Mass Index (BMI). METHODS: A prospective analysis of the Women's Health Initiative was conducted among 17,841 cancer free postmenopausal women with baseline hsCRP measurements. Cox proportional hazards models were used to examine associations between hsCRP concentrations and: 1) breast cancer risk (n cases=1,114) and 2) all-cause mortality after breast cancer diagnosis...
March 14, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291054/progression-of-atherosclerosis-in-hiv-infected-individuals-prospective-data-from-an-asian-cohort
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Grace Lui, Ronald Cw Ma, Ping Chook, Chun-Kwok Wong, Claudia Ht Tam, Michael Hm Chan, Shui-Shan Lee, Rity Yk Wong, Catherine Sk Cheung, Kin-Wing Choi, Ping-Chung Leung, Ka-Hing Wong, Kenny Cw Chan, Nelson Lee
BACKGROUND: The magnitude and risk factors of progression of atherosclerosis in Asian HIV-infected individuals were unknown. This study aimed to evaluate: (1) the rate of progression of atherosclerosis in HIV-infected individuals, and (2) metabolic and inflammatory parameters that may predict atherosclerosis progression in HIV-infected individuals in an Asian cohort. SETTING: A prospective, longitudinal study was performed among adults attending an HIV Metabolic clinic in Hong Kong...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290783/-optimization-of-control-of-blood-pressure-metabolic-disorders-and-target-organs-protection-with-fixed-perindopril-and-indapamide-combination-in-treated-patients-with-arterial-hypertension
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S V Nedogoda, E V Chumachek, A A Ledyaeva, V V Tsoma, A S Salasyuk, V O Smirnova, V Ju Hripaeva, R V Palashkin
PURPOSE: to assess the potential of fixed perindopril/indapamide combination (FPIC) to improve angioprotection in patients with arterial hypertension (AP) with various efficacy of preceding therapy with combination of losartan and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included in this open study 50 patients with AP divided into two equal-sized groups in dependence on the achievement of target blood pressure (BP) less than 140/90 mm Hg on preceding therapy with losartan (100 mg) and HCTZ (12...
February 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285929/the-effect-of-increasing-body-mass-index-on-cardio-metabolic-risk-and-biomarkers-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-nascent-metabolic-syndrome
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Roma Pahwa, Beverley Adams-Huet, Ishwarlal Jialal
The effect of BMI defined obesity on cardio-metabolic features and biomarkers of oxidative stress and inflammation in patients with nascent metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is poorly defined. Hence the aim of this study was to examine the effect of increasing obesity on the cardio metabolic risk profile, pro-oxidant state and pro-inflammatory features in nascent MetS patients without Diabetes or CVD. MetS was diagnosed by ATPIII criteria using waist circumference (WC) as the measure of adiposity. Patients (n=58) were stratified into overweight, obese and extreme obesity groups using BMI cut offs of 25-29...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285655/correlation-of-metabolic-syndrome-severity-with-cardiovascular-health-markers-in-adolescents
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Arthur M Lee, Matthew J Gurka, Mark D DeBoer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The presence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in childhood is a significant risk factor for later cardiovascular disease (CVD). Recent data showed temporal decreases in a sex- and race/ethnicity-specific MetS severity z-score among U.S. adolescents. Our goal was to characterize the relationship of this MetS z-score with other CVD risk indicators and assess their temporal trends and lifestyle influences. METHODS: We analyzed 4837 participants aged 12-20years from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey by 2-year waves from 1999 to 2012...
April 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283847/increased-plasma-concentrations-of-soluble-st2-independently-predict-mortality-but-not-cardiovascular-events-in-stable-coronary-heart-disease-patients-13-year-follow-up-of-the-karola-study
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Vanessa Pfetsch, Veronika Sanin, Andrea Jaensch, Dhayana Dallmeier, Ute Mons, Hermann Brenner, Wolfgang Koenig, Dietrich Rothenbacher
PURPOSE: sST2 (soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2), a member of the interleukin-1 family, has been suggested to play a role in cardiac remodeling and inflammatory signaling. We assessed the association between sST2 in patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) with multiple cardiovascular outcomes and total mortality, simultaneously controlling for a large number of potential confounders. METHODS: Plasma concentrations of sST2 (ELISA, Critical Diagnostics) were measured at baseline in a cohort of 1081 patients...
March 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267753/impact-of-arteriovenous-fistula-blood-flow-on-serum-il-6-cardiovascular-events-and-death-an-ambispective-cohort-analysis-of-64-chinese-hemodialysis-patients
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Zhizhi Hu, Fengmin Zhu, Nan Zhang, Chunxiu Zhang, Guangchang Pei, Pengge Wang, Juan Yang, Yujiao Guo, Meng Wang, Yuxi Wang, Qian Yang, Han Zhu, Wenhui Liao, Zhiguo Zhang, Ying Yao, Rui Zeng, Gang Xu
Flows (Qa) of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) impact the dialysis adequacy in hemodialysis (HD) patients. However, data for different access flow levels on outcomes related to long-term dialysis patients, especially in Chinese patients, are limited. Herein, we performed an ambispective, mono-centric cohort study investigating the association between the AVF flows and inflammation, cardiovascular events and deaths in Chinese hemodialysis patients bearing a radio-cephalic fistula (AVF) from 2009 to 2015. Twenty-three patients (35...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267132/pentraxin3-as-a-new-indicator-of-cardiovascular-related-death-in-patients-with-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease
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Marcin Krzanowski, Katarzyna Krzanowska, Mariusz Gajda, Paulina Dumnicka, Artur Dziewierz, Karolina Woziwodzka, Jan A Litwin, Władysław Sułowicz
INTRODUCTION    Pentraxin3 (PTX3) play an important role in the inflammatory response, taking part in recognizing pathogens and damaged tissues. OBJECTIVES    The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between PTX3 levels and all-cause and cardiovascular (CV) mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients during five-year observation period.  PATIENTS AND METHODS    The study comprised 78 patients (51 hemodialyzed, 27 predialysis). The examined parameters included PTX3, calcium, phosphate, iPTH, interleukin-6 (IL-6), fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23), osteopontin (OPN), osteoprotegerin (OPG), osteocalcin (OC), osteopontin (OPN), osteoprotegerin (OPG), osteocalcin, tumor necrosis factor receptor II (TNF-R II), transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), stromal cell-derived factor α (SDF1α), and thrombomodulin (TM)...
February 27, 2017: Pol Arch Intern Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260767/correlation-of-systemic-inflammatory-status-and-cardiac-myonecrosis-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneoues-coronary-intervention
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M K Mohsin, M U Ahmed
Increased levels of the inflammatory biomarker high-sensitivity C-reactive protein predict cardiovascular events. Pre-Percutaneoues coronary intervention (PCI) plasma hs-CRP concentration has been reported to influence both short and long term outcome after percutaneoues coronary intervention (PCI). Studies have reported association between pre-PCI CRP and PCI induced cardiac myonecrosis evaluated by sensitive marker of myocardial injury. The present study attempts to evaluate the influence of pre-PCI CRP levels, factors related to the procedure and ongoing medications on the event of post-PCI cardiac myonecrosis...
January 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255100/improvement-of-myocardial-infarction-risk-prediction-via-inflammation-associated-metabolite-biomarkers
#16
Cavin K Ward-Caviness, Tao Xu, Thor Aspelund, Barbara Thorand, Corinna Montrone, Christa Meisinger, Irmtraud Dunger-Kaltenbach, Astrid Zierer, Zhonghao Yu, Inga R Helgadottir, Tamara B Harris, Lenore J Launer, Andrea Ganna, Lars Lind, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Melanie Waldenberger, Cornelia Prehn, Karsten Suhre, Thomas Illig, Jerzy Adamski, Andreas Ruepp, Wolfgang Koenig, Vilmundur Gudnason, Valur Emilsson, Rui Wang-Sattler, Annette Peters
OBJECTIVE: The comprehensive assaying of low-molecular-weight compounds, for example, metabolomics, provides a unique tool to uncover novel biomarkers and understand pathways underlying myocardial infarction (MI). We used a targeted metabolomics approach to identify biomarkers for MI and evaluate their involvement in the pathogenesis of MI. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using three independent, prospective cohorts (KORA S4, KORA S2 and AGES-REFINE), totalling 2257 participants without a history of MI at baseline, we identified metabolites associated with incident MI (266 cases)...
March 2, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246376/altered-circulating-inflammatory-cytokines-are-associated-with-anovulatory-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-women-resistant-to-clomiphene-citrate-treatment
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LianLian Wang, HongBo Qi, Philip N Baker, QianNa Zhen, Qing Zeng, Rui Shi, Chao Tong, Qian Ge
BACKGROUND Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common gynecological disease characterized by chronic oligoanovulation, clinical/biochemical hyperandrogenism, polycystic ovaries, and insulin resistance. Accumulating evidence has shown that PCOS-related ovarian dysfunction is the main cause of anovulatory infertility. Clomiphene citrate (CC) is the first-line therapy for PCOS patients; however, approximately 15-40% PCOS patients are resistant to CC treatment. It has been demonstrated that PCOS is a chronic pro-inflammatory state, as some pro-inflammatory cytokines were elevated in the peripheral circulation of PCOS patients, but whether altered inflammatory cytokines expression in PCOS patients is associated with blunted response to CC remains unknown...
March 1, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244635/effect-of-linagliptin-on-pulse-wave-velocity-in-early-type-2-diabetes-release-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-26-week-trial
#18
Stefanie A de Boer, Hiddo J L Heerspink, Luis E Juárez Orozco, Arie M van Roon, Pieter W Kamphuisen, Andries J Smit, Riemer H J A Slart, Joop D Lefrandt, Douwe J Mulder
AIMS: To evaluate the effects of the DPP-4 inhibitor linagliptin on aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) as a surrogate marker of arterial stiffness and early atherosclerosis in early type 2 diabetes subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 45 type 2 diabetes subjects (median age 63 (IQR: 54-66) years, 61% male, mean hemoglobinA1c (HbA1c ) 6.3 ± 0.4 % (45 ± 4.6 mmol/mol)) without cardiovascular disease and naïve to antidiabetic treatment were randomized (1:1) to treatment with linagliptin 5 mg once daily or placebo for 26 weeks in a double-blind fashion...
February 28, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242436/cardio-metabolic-profile-of-subjects-with-early-stages-of-glucose-intolerance-and-cardiovascular-autonomic-dysfunction
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Rumyana Dimova, Tsvetalina Tankova, Nevena Chakarova, Greta Grozeva, Lilia Dakovska
AIMS: The present study evaluates the cardio-metabolic profile of subjects with early stages of glucose intolerance and presence of cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction (CAD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 478 subjects, of mean age 49.3±13.7years and mean BMI 31.0±6.2kg/m(2), divided according to glucose tolerance: 130 with normal glucose tolerance, 227 with prediabetes, and 121 with newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes, were enrolled. Glucose tolerance was studied during OGTT applying 2006 WHO criteria...
February 16, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238173/chronic-low-grade-peripheral-inflammation-is-associated-with-severe-nicotine-dependence-in-schizophrenia-results-from-the-national-multicentric-face-sz-cohort
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G Fond, F Berna, M Andrianarisoa, O Godin, M Leboyer, L Brunel, B Aouizerate, D Capdevielle, I Chereau, T D'Amato, H Denizot, C Dubertret, J Dubreucq, C Faget, F Gabayet, P M Llorca, J Mallet, D Misdrahi, C Passerieux, R Richieri, R Rey, A Schandrin, M Urbach, P Vidailhet, L Boyer, F Schürhoff
Chronic peripheral inflammation (CPI) has been associated with cognitive impairment in schizophrenia (SZ). However, its sources remain unclear, more specifically it is not known whether tobacco smoking is a source of inflammation or not in SZ subjects. Moreover, nicotine (NIC), the major psychoactive compound of tobacco, shows strong anti-inflammatory properties in vitro, as well as inducing a severe biological dependence when administered repeatedly. The objective of the present study was to determine if CPI was associated with tobacco smoking and/or NIC dependence in schizophrenia...
February 25, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
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