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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526382/quality-of-diet-and-level-of-physical-performance-related-to-inflammatory-markers-in-community-dwelling-frail-elderly-people
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Do-Yeon Kim, Chang-O Kim, Hyunjung Lim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess whether diet quality and functional status were associated with serum levels of interleukin (IL)-6 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α in frail, elderly, community-dwelling individuals. METHODS: Seventy-eight frail, elderly individuals (age ≥65 y, usual gait speed <0.6 m/s and Mini Nutritional Assessment <24) participated in this cross-sectional study from the National Home Healthcare Services in Gangbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea...
June 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523594/the-relationship-between-coronary-artery-calcium-scores-and-left-atrium-size-in-hemodialysis-patients
#2
Ismail Baloglu, Kultigin Turkmen, H Zeki Tonbul, N Yılmaz Selcuk
PURPOSE: Hemodialysis patients have extremely increased cardiovascular mortality. The coronary artery calcification score (CACS) in uremic patients receiving hemodialysis reflects the severity of atherosclerotic vascular disease and predicts the cardiovascular events. In cardiac conditions, left atrial (LA) size has a prognostic importance. In this study, relationship between coronary artery calcification and left atrial size was investigated. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study involving 32 hemodialysis patients (16 females, 16 males; mean age, 52...
May 18, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508965/cinacalcet-in-hyperparathyroidism-management-after-pediatric-renal-transplantation
#3
Olivier Niel, Anne Maisin, Marie-Alice Macher, Michel Peuchmaur, Georges Deschênes
Secondary hyperparathyroidism is often associated with end stage renal disease; even after renal transplantation, hyperparathyroidism may persist, and is responsible for hypercalcemia, hypophosphatemia and elevated parathyroid hormone (iPTH) levels. Parathyroid hyperplasia is frequently associated with persistent hyperparathyroidism, and may require a surgical treatment. Here, we report hyperparathyroidism along with parathyroid hyperplasia in a 7-year-old child, which persisted after renal transplant. Calcitonin and pamidronate failed to decrease serum calcium levels; clodronate was also inefficient...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507408/effect-of-dietary-supplementation-of-fermented-fish-silage-on-serum-biochemical-parameters-of-broiler-japanese-quails-coturnix-coturnix-japonica
#4
Sasmita Panda, Laxman Kumar Babu, Arun Kumar Panda, Tanuja S, Anurag Mohanty, Kuldeep Kumar Panigrahy, Pinaki Samal
AIM: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of feeding fermented fish silage (FFS) on serum biochemical parameters of Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 192, 7-day-old broiler Japanese quail chicks of either sex, were randomly distributed into four dietary treatments with four replicates in each group having 12 chicks in each replicate pen. The dietary treatments were T1 - Control diet, T2 - Diet containing 5% FFS, T3 - Diet containing 10% FFS, and T4 - Diet containing 15% FFS...
April 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503574/vitamin-d-modulates-hematological-parameters-and-cell-migration-into-peritoneal-and-pulmonary-cavities-in-alloxan-diabetic-mice
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Leonardo M Bella, Isis Fieri, Fernando H G Tessaro, Eduardo L Nolasco, Fernanda P B Nunes, Sabrina S Ferreira, Carolina B Azevedo, Joilson O Martins
Background/Aims. The effects of cholecalciferol supplementation on the course of diabetes in humans and animals need to be better understood. Therefore, this study investigated the effect of short-term cholecalciferol supplementation on biochemical and hematological parameters in mice. Methods. Male diabetic (alloxan, 60 mg/kg i.v., 10 days) and nondiabetic mice were supplemented with cholecalciferol for seven days. The following parameters were determined: serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, phosphorus, calcium, urea, creatinine, alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, red blood cell count, white blood cell count (WBC), hematocrit, hemoglobin, differential cell counts of peritoneal lavage (PeL), and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluids and morphological analysis of lung, kidney, and liver tissues...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501920/a-dramatic-blood-plasticity-in-hibernating-and-14-day-hindlimb-unloading-daurian-ground-squirrels-spermophilus-dauricus
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Huan-Xin Hu, Fang-Ying Du, Wei-Wei Fu, Shan-Feng Jiang, Jin Cao, Shen-Hui Xu, Hui-Ping Wang, Hui Chang, Nandu Goswami, Yun-Fang Gao
We compared the effects of hibernation inactivity and 14-day hindlimb unloading in non-hibernating period on biochemical, rheological, and hematological parameters of blood in Daurian ground squirrels (Spermophilus dauricus). Twenty-four squirrels were randomly divided into four groups: control (CON), hibernation (HIB), post-hibernation (POST), and 14-day hindlimb unloading (HU). The results showed that serum enzymes (L-lactate dehydrogenase, alanine aminotransferase, and aspartate aminotransferase) activities decreased in HIB, POST, and HU squirrels compared with CON...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501406/effect-of-inhibiting-the-lactogenic-signal-at-calving-on-milk-production-and-metabolic-and-immune-perturbations-in-dairy-cows
#7
N Vanacker, S Ollier, F Beaudoin, R Blouin, P Lacasse
During the periparturient period, the abrupt increase in energy demand for milk production often induces metabolic and immunological disturbances in dairy cows. Our previous work has shown that reducing milk output by milking once a day or incompletely in the first few days of lactation reduces these disturbances. The aim of this study was to reduce metabolic and immunological disturbances by limiting milk production during the first week of lactation by inhibiting the lactogenic signal driven by prolactin...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497224/bone-density-microarchitecture-and-material-strength-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-at-the-time-of-kidney-transplantation
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M J Pérez-Sáez, S Herrera, D Prieto-Alhambra, L Vilaplana, X Nogués, M Vera, D Redondo-Pachón, M Mir, R Güerri, M Crespo, A Díez-Pérez, J Pascual
Bone health is assessed by bone mineral density (BMD). Other techniques such as trabecular bone score and microindentation could improve the risk of fracture's estimation. Our chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients presented worse bone health (density, microarchitecture, mechanical properties) than controls. More than BMD should be done to evaluate patients at risk of fracture. INTRODUCTION: BMD measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is used to assess bone health in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients...
May 11, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496308/atorvastatin-a-double-weapon-in-osteoporosis-treatment-an-experimental-and-clinical-study
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Naglaa El-Nabarawi, Mohamed El-Wakd, Mostafa Salem
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of atorvastatin on the bone formation and resorption markers in ovariectomized rats (experimental study), and to study its effect on the bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal osteoporotic women (clinical study). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study involved experimental and clinical aspects. In the experimental aspect, 42 female Wistar rats were divided into five groups: Group I (n=6; sham-operated), Group II (n=6; 1 mL of carboxymethyl cellulose [CMC] was administered orally), Group III (n=6; 20 mg/kg orally of atorvastatin was administered), Group IV (n=12; untreated ovariectomized [OVX] rats and served as a model of osteoporosis [OP]) and Group V (n=12; 20 mg/kg orally of atorvastatin was administered to ovariectomized rats)...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494164/effects-of-enhancing-vitamin-d-status-by-25-hydroxycholecalciferol-supplementation-alone-or-in-combination-with-calcium-and-phosphorus-on-sternum-mineralisation-and-breast-meat-quality-in-broilers
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M Bozkurt, S Yalçin, B Koçer, A E Tüzün, H Akşit, S Özkan, M Uygun, G Ege, G Güven, O Yildiz
1. The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of improving vitamin D status in broiler diets by supplementary 25OHD3, alone or in combination with calcium (Ca) and available phosphorus (aP), on live performance, sternum mineralisation and breast meat quality in broilers. 2. A total of 936 1-d-old Ross 308 broilers were used in the study. After gender determination at the hatchery, chicks from each sex were randomly distributed into three dietary treatments. The following dietary treatments were used in the experiment from d old to 38 d: 1) A control diet formulated to meet all of the nutrient requirements of broiler chicks according to the management guide; 2) The control diet supplemented with 15% 25OHD3 and 3) The control diet supplemented with 15% 25OHD3 plus Ca+aP...
May 11, 2017: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489182/acute-effects-of-intradialytic-aerobic-exercise-on-solute-removal-blood-gases-and-oxidative-stress-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Joseane Böhm, Mariane Borba Monteiro, Francini Porcher Andrade, Francisco Veronese, Fernando Saldanha Thomé
Introduction: Hemodialysis contributes to increased oxidative stress and induces transitory hypoxemia. Compartmentalization decreases the supply of solutes to the dialyzer during treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate the acute effects of intradialytic aerobic exercise on solute removal, blood gases and oxidative stress in patients with chronic kidney disease during a single hemodialysis session. Methods: Thirty patients were randomized to perform aerobic exercise with cycle ergometer for lower limbs during 30 minutes with intensity between 60-70% of maximal heart rate, or control group (CG)...
April 27, 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487345/association-of-parameters-of-mineral-bone-disorder-with-mortality-in-patients-on-hemodialysis-according-to-level-of-residual-kidney-function
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Mengjing Wang, Yoshitsugu Obi, Elani Streja, Connie M Rhee, Wei Ling Lau, Jing Chen, Chuanming Hao, Takayuki Hamano, Csaba P Kovesdy, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The relationship between mineral and bone disorders and survival according to residual kidney function status has not been previously studied in patients on hemodialysis. We hypothesized that residual kidney function, defined by renal urea clearance, modifies the association between mineral and bone disorder parameters and mortality. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: The associations of serum phosphorus, albumin-corrected calcium, intact parathyroid hormone, and alkaline phosphatase with all-cause mortality were examined across three strata (<1...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486440/electronic-health-record-based-predictive-models-for-acute-kidney-injury-screening-in-pediatric-inpatients
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Li Wang, Tracy L McGregor, Deborah P Jones, Brian C Bridges, Geoffrey M Fleming, Jana Shirey-Rice, Michael F McLemore, Lixin Chen, Asli Weitkamp, Daniel W Byrne, Sara L Van Driest
BACKGROUNDAcute kidney injury (AKI) is common in pediatric inpatients and associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and length of stay. Early identification can reduce severity.METHODSTo create and validate an electronic health record (EHR)-based AKI screening tool, we generated temporally distinct development and validation cohorts using retrospective data from our tertiary care children's hospital, including children 28 days through 21 years old with sufficient serum creatinine measurements to determine AKI status...
May 9, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484127/hematology-and-serum-biochemistry-parameters-for-rescued-common-palm-civets-paradoxurus-hermaphroditus-in-different-age-groups
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Ali Anwar Ahmad, Praveena Jayarajah, Gwen Yee Han Wong, Serena Jocelyn Wai Yin Oh, Abdullah Rasedee
Currently, there are no complete parameters established for serum biochemistry and hematology for the determination of health status of rescued common palm civets (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). In this study, blood samples were obtained from 18 adults and 15 juvenile civets caught on Singapore Main Island. Significant age-related differences (P<0.05) were noted in the hemoglobin, erythrocyte count, packed cell volume (PCV), total serum protein and globulin concentration in the adult civets showing higher values compared with the juvenile civets...
May 7, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480654/vitamin-d-status-and-bone-mineral-density-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-compared-to-those-with-functional-abdominal-pain
#15
Jenny Sohn, Eun Jae Chang, Hye Ran Yang
Low vitamin D has been implicated in reduced bone mineral density (BMD) in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Our study aimed to evaluate differences in serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) and total body less head (TBLH) BMD z-scores in children with Crohn's disease (CD), ulcerative colitis (UC), and those with abdominal pain-related functional gastrointestinal disorder (AP-FGID) as the control group. We also examined the correlation between serum 25(OH)D and TBLH BMD z-score, and factors that affect each of these parameters...
June 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473228/corticosteroid-treatment-exacerbates-bone-osteopenia-in-mice-with-gonadal-hormone-deficiency-induced-osteoporosis
#16
Riadh Badraoui, Nahed Amri, Nourhène Zammel, Rim Chaabane, Tarek Rebai
Gonadic deficiency and corticotherapy are important risk factors in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis. This study was outlined to assess the effects of combined orchidectomy (ORX) and corticosteroid (cortisol; CS) administration on bone remodeling and metabolism. Twenty-week-old male Swiss mice were randomized into four groups: either sham operated (sham), ORX, CS injected (CS), or ORX and CS injected (ORX+CS). After 28days, mice were euthanized. Both ORX and CS resulted in reduced trabecular volume, and mineral apposition rate and increased osteoclast number and activity...
May 1, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473187/serum-rbp4-and-ckd-association-with-insulin-resistance-and-lipids
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Maria Alice M Domingos, Márcia Queiroz, Paulo Andrade Lotufo, Isabela Judith Benseñor, Silvia Maria de Oliveira Titan
OBJECTIVE: Serum RBP4 is new adipokine and it has been related to insulin resistance and diabetes risk in animal and clinical studies. However, there is controversy on this relationship among CKD patients. In this study, we evaluated the association of serum RBP4 with insulin resistance and cardiovascular risk factors in CKD. METHODS: Baseline data from the PROGREDIR Study (Sao Paulo, Brazil) comprising 454 participants (mainly stages 3 and 4) was analyzed. RESULTS: In univariable analysis, RBP4 was inversely related to renal function, age and HDL, and positively related to other lipids, insulinemia, HOMA, glycemia, albumin, phosphorus and right hepatic lobe diameter...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473060/zinc-supplementation-reduces-rankl-opg-ratio-and-prevents-bone-architecture-alterations-in-ovariectomized-and-type-1-diabetic-rats
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Elaine C S Ferreira, Raul H Bortolin, Francisco P Freire-Neto, Karla S C Souza, João F Bezerra, Marcela A G Ururahy, Ana M O Ramos, Silvia T Himelfarb, Bento J Abreu, Thiago V N Didone, Lucia F C Pedrosa, Aldo C Medeiros, Sonia Q Doi, José Brandão-Neto, Rosário D C Hirata, Luciana A Rezende, Maria G Almeida, Mario H Hirata, Adriana A Rezende
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and estrogen deficiency are associated with several alterations in bone turnover. Zinc (Zn) is required for growth, development, and overall health. Zinc has been used in complementary therapy against bone loss in several diseases. We hypothesized that Zn supplementation represents a potential therapy against severe bone loss induced by the combined effect of estrogen deficiency and T1DM. We evaluated the protective effect of Zn against bone alterations in a chronic model of these disorders...
April 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470477/association-of-serum-trace-elements-with-schizophrenia-and-effects-of-antipsychotic-treatment
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Xuefei Chen, Yinghui Li, Ting Zhang, Yingshui Yao, Chong Shen, Yong Xue
Variation of serum trace elements was previously reported in schizophrenia (SZ) patients; however, whether such variation is resulted from the antipsychotic treatment remains obscure. A case control study consist of 165 SZ inpatients and 614 healthy controls measured serum magnesium (Mg), Copper (Cu), calcium (Ca), phosphorus (Phos), iron (Fe), and zinc (Zn) to investigate the relationship of trace elements and SZ. The SZ patients were further followed up (average 3.8 weeks) to evaluate the effects of antipsychotic treatment on the trace element concentrations using repeated measures ANOVA analysis...
May 3, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465818/the-effect-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-on-cardiovascular-complications-in-end-stage-kidney-disease-patients-on-regular-hemodialysis
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Mohamed Salah Eldin Zaki
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular complications are the most important cause of mortality in patients with ESKD, such as coronary artery disease, left ventricular hypertrophy, heart failure and arrhythmia. Other well-known risk factors, such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension and dyslipidemia are prevalent in ESKD, yet they are not sufficient enough to explain the high prevalence of cardiovascular mortality, hence searching for other hidden risk factors to explain this high prevalence is of an utmost importance...
February 2017: Electronic Physician
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