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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926478/characterization-of-spontaneous-hydrocephalus-development-in-the-young-atherosclerosis-prone-mice
#1
Chuanguo Liu, Guorong Li, Pingping Wang, Yan Wang, Jie Pan
Little has been reported on whether abnormal lipid metabolism affects hydrocephalus, although congenital malformations and infectious diseases are major causal factors for hydrocephalus development. In a study on the pathogenesis of atherogenesis in mice, we unexpectedly discovered that hydrocephalus occurred in partial apolipoptotein E (apoE) and low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) double-knockout (apoE/LDLR) mice fed either chow or a high-fat and high-cholesterol diet between the ages of 4 and 12 weeks...
September 18, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926322/vitamin-d-status-serum-lipid-concentrations-and-vitamin-d-receptor-vdr-gene-polymorphisms-in-familial-mediterranean-fever
#2
Turan Turhan, Halef Okan Doğan, Nihal Boğdaycioğlu, Nilnur Eyerci, Ahmet Omma, İsmail Sari, Ahmet Yeşilyurt, Yaşar Karaaslan
Vitamin D (VitD) is critical for the regulation of inflammatory processes, and VitD deficiency has been linked to several chronic inflammatory disorders. We aimed to investigate the concentrations of serum 25(OH)D3, lipid parameters, and three known VDR polymorphisms (BsmI, FokI, and TaqI) in patients with Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), an autosomal recessive autoinflammatory disease. The study included 123 FMF patients and 105 controls. A total of 38 patients were in acute attacks at the time of investigation...
September 18, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925859/effects-of-evolocumab-on-cardiovascular-events
#3
Nasser Mikhail
BACKGROUND: Evolocumab is a potent lipid-lowering drug that decreases plasma levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) by 50-60%. FOURIER is a landmark randomized, trial involving 27,564 patients with established cardiovascular disease already on statins and plasma LDL-C levels > 70 mg/dl. OBJECTIVE: the main objective of FOURIER was to examine the effects of evolocumab on cardiovascular events. RESULTS: After a mean follow-up of 2...
September 18, 2017: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925748/the-effect-of-lomitapide-on-cardiovascular-outcome-measures-in-homozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia-a-modelling-analysis
#4
Robert Leipold, Frederick Raal, Jack Ishak, Kees Hovingh, Helen Phillips
Background Patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia are at high risk of cardiovascular disease due to high low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol levels. Cardiovascular disease outcome studies are impossible to conduct, due to the rarity of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. We modelled the potential efficacy of lomitapide, a microsomal transfer protein inhibitor, on major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) and survival. Design We calculated the effect on cardiovascular outcomes of a 38% plasma LDL-cholesterol reduction induced by lomitapide...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925467/effects-of-rosuvastatin-on-pentraxin-3-level-and-platelet-aggregation-rate-in-elderly-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-elective-interventional-therapy-a-double-blind-controlled-study
#5
Y-H Li, L-H Wang, Q Li, D-W Yu, Y-S Gai, S-X Cai, F Tian, H-Y Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical effects of rosuvastatin on blood lipid levels, hemorheological profiles, vascular endothelial function, pentraxin 3 (PTX-3) level, the number of granule membrane glycoprotein (GMP-140) molecules and platelet aggregation rate in elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Total of 120 elderly patients admitted with AMI undergoing elective PCI from July 2014 to January 2016 were selected...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925046/in-vivo-pharmacodynamic-and-pharmacokinetic-interactions-of-hibiscus-sabdariffa-calyces-extracts-with-simvastatin
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S J Showande, O M Adegbolagun, S I Igbinoba, T O Fakeye
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: Increasing number of patients use herbs with their medications. Such practice may result in beneficial or harmful herb-drug interactions. A recent survey reported that some participants co-administered Hibiscus sabdariffa, a widely used beverage, or tea, with their antihyperlipidaemic medications. This study therefore evaluated the effect of concomitant administration of Hibiscus sabdariffa calyces' extracts with simvastatin on hyperlipidaemia and pharmacokinetics of the drug in vivo...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924091/the-long-term-safety-of-d-allulose-administration-in-healthy-dogs
#7
Naohito Nishii, Satoshi Takashima, Yui Kobatake, Masaaki Tokuda, Hitoshi Kitagawa
The safety and biological effects of a long-term dose of D-allulose were evaluated in healthy dogs. For 12 weeks, the dogs were administered D-allulose (0.2 g/kg) or placebo daily. Plasma total cholesterol concentrations in the D-allulose group were significantly lower than those in the control group at and after week 2 (P<0.05). D-Allulose administration did not cause clinical signs or changes in hematological and biochemical levels, except for lipids. D-Allulose administration also did not influence body weight...
September 17, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923815/use-of-complementary-health-approaches-among-diverse-primary-care-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-association-with-cardiometabolic-outcomes-from-the-sf-bay-collaborative-research-network-sf-bay-crn
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Margaret A Handley, Judy Quan, Maria T Chao, Neda Ratanawongsa, Urmimala Sarkar, Sophia Emmons-Bell, Dean Schillinger
PURPOSE: To describe use of complementary health approaches (CHAs) among patients with type 2 diabetes, and independent associations between CHA use and Hemoglobin A1c (A1C) and lower-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. METHODS: Participants were enrolled onto the SMARTSteps Program, a diabetes self-management support program conducted between 2009 and 2013 in San Francisco. At the 6-month interview, CHA use in the prior 30 days was estimated using a 12-item validated instrument...
September 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923769/reconstitutable-spray-dried-ultra-fine-dispersion-as-a-robust-platform-for-effective-oral-delivery-of-an-antihyperlipidemic-drug
#9
Mona Basha, Alaa H Salama, Sally El Awdan
The current article highlights the application of spray drying technique to produce an ultra-fine powder encapsulating the antihyperlipidemic drug, atorvastatin calcium (ATV). First, ATV was dissolved in an emulsion formulation, and different carriers (pectin, alginate, chitosan HCl and hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose) in two concentrations (1.5 and 3%) were added. Then, these carrier-containing formulations were subjected to spray drying, whereby ultra-fine ATV-loaded spray dried emulsions were produced (ATV-SDE)...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923438/d-limonene-ameliorates-diabetes-and-its-complications-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
#10
Merve Bacanli, Hatice Gül Anlar, Sevtap Aydin, Tuğbagül Çal, Nuray Ari, Ülkü Ündeğer Bucurgat, A Ahmet Başaran, Nurşen Başaran
It is known that diabetes causes some complications including alterations in lipid profile, hepatic enzyme levels but also it causes oxidative stress. Limonene, a major component of Citrus oils, has important health beneficial effects in lowering the level of oxidative stress due to its antioxidant activity. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of D-limonene on streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes in Wistar albino rats. For this purpose, DNA damage was evaluated by alkaline comet assay. Changes in the activities of catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione reductase (GR) and glutathione peroxidase (GSHPx) and the levels of 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), total glutathione (GSH), malondialdehyde (MDA), insulin, total bilirubin and BCA protein, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), high density lipoprotein (HDL), low density lipoprotein (LDL), total cholesterol and triglyceride were also evaluated...
September 15, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922930/author-s-reply-to-comment-translating-guidelines-into-practice-interpreting-the-2016-acc-expert-consensus-decision-pathway-on-the-role-of-non-statin-therapies-for-ldl-cholesterol-lowering-in-the-management-of-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-risk
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922061/alanine-aminotransferase-and-total-bilirubin-are-synergistically-associated-with-metabolic-syndrome-among-middle-aged-and-elderly-japanese-women
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Ryuichi Kawamoto, Daisuke Ninomiya, Kensuke Senzaki, Teru Kumagi
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with an increased risk of major cardiovascular events. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) at high levels and total bilirubin (T-BiL) at low levels were oxidative potentials, but it was uncertain whether ALT and T-BiL had an additive interaction for the risk of MetS. METHODS: From a single community, we recruited 864 women (70 ± 8 years) during their annual health examination. We cross-sectionally investigated whether ALT and T-BiL are associated with MetS and its components based on the modified criteria of the National Cholesterol Education Program's Adult Treatment Panel (NCEP-ATP) III report...
September 18, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922021/pharmacokinetic-drug-evaluation-of-ezetimibe-simvastatin-for-the-treatment-of-hypercholesterolemia
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Marilisa Bove, Federica Fogacci, Arrigo Cicero
-Introduction: Cholesterol lowering treatment is mainly based on statins eventually associated to adjunctive drugs of different class such as ezetimibe. In the present review, we analysed the pharmacokinetics, efficacy and safety of ezetimibe+simvastatin drug association. -Areas covered: The bio-equivalence of ezetimibe and simvastatin when co-administrated in separate tablets or combined in a single pill is well documented. Ezetimibe is absorbed in small intestine, reaching peak plasma concentrations in 4-12 hours, with a plasma half-life of 22 hours...
September 18, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921828/hdl-c-apoa-i-a-multi-vessel-cardiometabolic-risk-marker-in-women-with-t2dm
#14
Michel P Hermans, Paul Valensi, Sylvie A Ahn, Michel F Rousseau
AIMS: Although women have higher HDL-C than men, their HDL particles are also prone to become small, dense and dysfunctional in case of T2DM. To assess the vascular risk related to HDLs of different sizes/densities without direct measurement, we adjusted HDL-C to its main apolipoprotein (apoA-I), as [HDL-C/apoA-I]. This ratio estimates HDLs size and provides indices as to their number, cholesterol load, and density. METHODS: We stratified 280 Caucasian T2DM women according to [HDL-C/apoA-I] quartiles (Q), to determine how it segregates cardiometabolic risk, β-cell function, glycemic control, and vascular complications...
September 15, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921708/scopoletin-supplementation-ameliorates-steatosis-and-inflammation-in-diabetic-mice
#15
Ra-Yeong Choi, Ju Ri Ham, Hae-In Lee, Hyun Wook Cho, Myung-Sook Choi, Seok-Kyu Park, Jin Lee, Myung-Joo Kim, Kwon-Il Seo, Mi-Kyung Lee
Scopoletin is a bioactive component in many edible plants and fruits. This study investigated the effects of scopoletin on hepatic steatosis and inflammation in a high-fat diet fed type 1 diabetic mice by comparison with metformin. Scopoletin (0.01%, w/w) or metformin (0.5%, w/w) was provided with a high-fat diet to streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice for 11 weeks. Both scopoletin and metformin lowered blood glucose and HbA1c , serum ALT, TNF-α and IL-6 levels, glucose intolerance, and hepatic lipid accumulation compared with the diabetic control group...
September 18, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920089/cooking-methods-affect-phytochemical-composition-and-anti-obesity-potential-of-soybean-glycine-max-seeds-in-wistar-rats
#16
Cerile Ypolyte Woumbo, Dieudonné Kuate, Hilaire Macaire Womeni
This work aimed at investigating the effects of three domestic cooking methods (roasting, sprouting and boiling) on phytochemical contents (phenolic content, flavonoid, fibre), and anti-obesity (weight loss, hypoglycemic effect, serum lipids) potential of soybean seeds in obese male rats. Ten different forms were implemented, combining hulled/unhulled and raw/cooked soybean seeds using a basal and a hypercaloric diet as controls. Unhulled Roasted Soybean (URS) exhibited the highest phenolic content and a greater antioxidant activity by the FRAP assay than BHT at certain concentrations...
August 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919473/atorvastatin-alters-gene-expression-and-cholesterol-synthesis-in-primary-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-hepatocytes
#17
Aziz A Al-Habsi, Andrey Massarsky, Thomas W Moon
The liver is a key metabolic organ contributing significantly to both lipid and cholesterol homeostasis in vertebrates. This study examines whether the human pharmaceutical atorvastatin (ATV), which is designed to lower cholesterol biosynthesis, could disrupt lipid dynamics in fish. The study investigates the effects of ATV at a physiologically relevant exposure regimen (concentration and duration) on gene transcripts and the biosynthesis of cholesterol and other lipid and non-lipid molecules in primary rainbow trout hepatocytes...
September 14, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919300/the-significance-of-cholesterol-and-its-metabolite-27-hydroxycholesterol-in-breast-cancer
#18
REVIEW
Erik R Nelson
Although significant advances in the treatment of breast cancer have been made, in particular in the use of endocrine therapy, de novo and aquired resistance to therapy, and metastatic recurrence continue to be major clinical problems. Given the high prevalence of breast cancer, new life-style or chemotherapeutic approaches are required. In this regard, cholesterol has emerged as a risk factor for the onset of breast cancer, and elevated cholesterol is associated with a poor prognosis. While treatment with cholesterol lowering medication is not associated with breast cancer risk, it does appear to be protective against recurrence...
September 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918829/awareness-of-individual-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-self-perception-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-women
#19
Jean-Jacques Monsuez, Tai Pham, Nicole Karam, Laurence Amar, Corinne Chicheportiche-Ayache, Philippe Menasché, Michel Desnos, Paul Dardel, Isabelle Weill
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) self-perception by women may be inaccurate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was completed anonymously Online by women who self-reported their personal CVRF levels including age, weight, contraceptive use, menopausal status, smoking, diet and physical activities. Self-perceived risk was matched to actual cardiovascular risk according to the Framingham score. RESULTS: Among 5,240 young and middle-aged women with a high educational level, knowledge of personal CVRFs increased with age, from 51-90% for blood pressure (BP), 22-45% for blood glucose and 15-47% for blood cholesterol levels, between 30 and 65 years, respectively...
September 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918492/decreased-plasma-neuregulin-4-concentration-is-associated-with-increased-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-in-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
#20
Pi-Jun Yan, Yong Xu, Qin Wan, Jian Feng, Hua Li, Chen-Lin Gao, Jun Yang, Hai-Hua Zhong, Zhi-Hong Zhang
AIMS: Inflammation has been reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. This principal objective of this study was to investigate if the secretion of neuregulin 4 (Nrg4), a soluble protein associated with metabolic syndrome and subclinical cardiovascular disease, is correlated with the inflammation marker high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (nT2DM). METHODS: A study group of 311 nT2DM patients was divided into three subgroups based on hs-CRP tertiles...
September 16, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
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