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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223273/a-79-year-old-woman-with-dyspnea-and-hypoxemia-that-worsened-in-an-upright-position
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Tjeerd van der Veer, Johannes C C M In 't Veen, Wijnand K den Dekker, Jelle Miedema
A 79-year-old woman presented to the ED with complaints of gradually worsening exertional dyspnea, dizziness, and chest discomfort. For several weeks she had not been able to perform light household work. The patient's medical history mentioned pulmonary embolism following immobilization (2012), several fractures after trauma, an ischemic cerebral vascular accident (2014), and curative treatment for breast cancer (1995). Her current medication included esomeprazole, clopidogrel, simvastatin, calcium/vitamin D, amitriptyline, and acetaminophen...
December 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222903/vitamin-d-status-and-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-young-adults-in-hong-kong-associations-and-implications
#2
Erica Wei-Lan Wang, Marco Yiu-Chung Pang, Parco Ming-Fai Siu, Claudia Kam-Yuk Lai, Jean Woo, Andrew R Collins, Iris Ff Benzie
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Vitamin D deficiency is reportedly common, but we lack data from young adults. Such data are of interest because epidemiological data support vitamin D as a possible risk modulator for diabetes and cardiovascular ('cardiometabolic') disease. Our objectives were to assess vitamin D status (as plasma 25(OH)D concentration) and investigate associations between this and biomarkers of cardiometabolic disease risk in a group of still-healthy young adults in Hong Kong...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222266/impact-of-bone-disease-and-pain-in-thalassemia
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REVIEW
Antonio Piga
Conventional treatment of thalassemia, namely regular blood transfusion and iron chelation, improves perspectives and quality of life; however, successful treatment leads to more time in which long-term complications such as bone disease can develop. Thalassemia bone disease (TBD) is unique: all aspects, from bone anatomy and bone quality to mineral density, may be affected, with important morbidity including osteoporosis, fractures, spinal deformities, nerve compression, and pain. Clinical presentations include growth impairment, rickets-like features, back pain, spinal deformities, any sign of nerve compression, severe osteoporosis, and fragility fractures...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222066/large-scale-randomized-clinical-trials-of-bioactives-and-nutrients-in-relation-to-human-health-and-disease-prevention-lessons-from-the-vital-and-cosmos-trials
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REVIEW
Susanne Rautiainen, Howard D Sesso, Joann E Manson
Several bioactive compounds and nutrients in foods have physiological properties that are beneficial for human health. While nutrients typically have clear definitions with established levels of recommended intakes, bioactive compounds often lack such a definition. Although a food-based approach is often the optimal approach to ensure adequate intake of bioactives and nutrients, these components are also often produced as dietary supplements. However, many of these supplements are not sufficiently studied and have an unclear role in chronic disease prevention...
December 5, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221946/-facing-a-dilemma-in-elderly-complex-and-vulnerable-patients-to-stop-or-not-to-stop-prevention
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Laura Llobet Vila, Josep Maria Manresa Domínguez, José Manuel Carmona Segado, Alícia Franzi Sisó, Rosa Vallès Balasch, Isabel Martínez Díaz
OBJECTIVES: 1-To know the preventive prescription (statin, antiplatelet drugs, bisphosphonates, calcium and vitamin D and Vit B12) of elderly patients previously identified as a CCD (with a complex chronic disease) and ACD (with advanced chronic disease and lifetime expectancy of less than 12 months) who died during 2015. 2-To assess the correct indication of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) to determine potentially avoidable medication. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study...
December 5, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221945/the-relationship-of-physical-performance-and-osteoporosis-prevention-with-vitamin-d-in-older-african-americans-poda
#6
Ruban Dhaliwal, Mageda Mikhail, Gianina Usera, Alexandra Stolberg, Shahidul Islam, Louis Ragolia, John F Aloia
RATIONALE: Vitamin D deficiency is associated with bone loss, poor muscle strength, falls and fracture. This information in older African Americans (AAs) is sparse. OBJECTIVE: The study of the relationship of Physical performance, Osteoporosis prevention with vitamin D in older African Americans (PODA) is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled 3-year trial examining the effect of vitamin D on bone loss and physical performance in older AA women. METHODS: 260 healthy AA women aged >60years were assigned to receive placebo or vitamin D3...
December 5, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220424/genetically-deprived-vitamin-d-exposure-predisposes-to-atrial-fibrillation
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Yap-Hang Chan, Kai-Hang Yiu, Jo Jo Hai, Pak-Hei Chan, Tai-Hing Lam, Ben J Cowling, Pak-Chung Sham, Chu-Pak Lau, Karen Siu-Ling Lam, Chung-Wah Siu, Hung-Fat Tse
Aims: Low vitamin D level is associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) and may be implicated in its pathogenesis. Methods and results: We studied single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of vitamin D mechanistic pathways and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels in an age- and gender-matched case-control study (controls without AF: mean age 68.6 ± 8.7 years, female 25%; n = 1019; with AF: mean age 69.7 ± 9.5 years, female 30%; n = 156) recruited from a Chinese clinical cohort of patients with stable coronary artery disease...
December 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219791/effects-of-the-vitamin-d-analog-2amd-in-cyclosporine-induced-nephrotoxicity-dose-response-and-antifibrotic-activity
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Bianca Tomasini-Johansson, Cori O'Brien, Alexandra Larson-Osborne, Inger Toraason, Debra Hullett, Lori Plum, Hector DeLuca, Hans Sollinger
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we aimed to ascertain the efficacy and determine the dose effects of a new analog of vitamin D, 2α-methyl-19-nor-(20S)-1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (2AMD), in decreasing fibrosis and improving renal function in a rat model of kidney disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using the cyclosporine model of chronic kidney disease, we tested 4 dose regimens (2.5, 5, 10, and 20 ng/kg) of 2AMD by subcutaneous administration. The 2AMD analog was compared with another analog, 2-methylene-19-nor-(20S)-1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (2MD), given at 5 ng/kg...
December 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219782/preventive-role-of-vitamin-d-in-silica-induced-skin-fibrosis-a-study-in-relation-to-oxidative-stress-and-pro-inflammatory-cytokines
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Ashwani Koul, Stanzin Angmo, Sanjay Bharati
The protective effects of vitamin D analogue calcipotriol in silica-induced skin fibrosis were studied in the present study. Male BALB / c mice were divided into four groups; Control, Vitamin D, Silica and Silica+Vitamin D. Silica was administered as a single intradermal injection (40 µg / µL, dissolved in normal saline; particle size 1 - 5 µm) in the hind limbs of animals in Silica & Silica+Vitamin D group. Vitamin D group animals received topical application of 100µL of vitamin D solution (10-7M in Ethanol) daily for 12 weeks...
December 8, 2017: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Journal International de Vitaminologie et de Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218094/mir-351-negatively-regulates-osteoblast-differentiation-of-mscs-induced-by-cholesten-3-one-through-targeting-vdr
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Qiuke Hou, Yongquan Huang, Yiwen Luo, Bin Wang, Yamei Liu, Rudong Deng, Saixia Zhang, Fengbin Liu, Dongfeng Chen
Our previous reports indicated that (+)-cholesten-3-one induces osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) by activating vitamin D receptor (VDR). However, whether and how miRNAs modulate osteogenic differentiation induced by (+)-cholesten-3-one have not been explored. In this study, miRNA array profiling and further validation by quantitative real-time PCR revealed that miR-351 was downregulated during (+)-cholesten-3-one-induced osteogenic differentiation of MSCs. Overexpression of miR-351 by miR-351 precursor transfection markedly inhibited the expression of osteoblast-specific genes, such as alkaline phosphatase (ALP), collagen type II, osteopontin (OPN), and runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2), which consequently decreased a number of calcium mineralized nodules...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217929/maternal-vitamin-d-deficiency-a-culprit-for-hypocalcaemia-induced-myocardial-failure-in-a-four-month-old-infant-a-case-report-from-tikur-anbessa-specialized-hospital-ethiopia
#11
Tamirat Moges, Yemisirach Shiferaw, Tigist Heye
Background: A rare but reversible cause of dilated cardiomyopathy occurs in infants born to vitamin D deficient mothers due to hypocalcaemia. Case Report: We report a case of dilated cardiomyopathy due to hypocalcaemia secondary to maternal vitamin D deficiency in an infant presented with seizure disorder and heart failure. This was a four-month old female infant with respiratory distress and acute heart failure. The cause of her cardiac failure was dilated cardiomyopathy...
May 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217650/serum-and-urine-vitamin-d-metabolite-analysis-in-early-preeclampsia
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Jennifer Tamblyn, Carl Jenkinson, Dean Larner, Martin Hewison, Mark Kilby
Vitamin D-deficiency is common in pregnant women, and may contribute to adverse events in pregnancy such as preeclampsia (PET). To date, studies of vitamin D and PET have focused primarily on serum concentrations vitamin D, 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)D3) later in pregnancy. The aim here was to determine whether a more comprehensive analysis of vitamin D metabolites earlier in pregnancy could provide predictors of PET. Using samples from the SCOPE pregnancy cohort, multiple vitamin D metabolites were quantified by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry in paired serum and urine prior to the onset of PET symptoms...
December 7, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217467/why-should-we-measure-free-25-oh-vitamin-d
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REVIEW
Oleg Tsuprykov, Xin Chen, Carl-Friedrich Hocher, LianghongYin, Berthold Hocher
Vitamin D, either in its D2 or D3 form, is essential for normal human development during intrauterine life, kidney function and bone health. Vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to cancer development and some autoimmune diseases. Given this huge impact of vitamin D on human health, it is important for daily clinical practice and clinical research to have reliable tools to judge on the vitamin D status. The major circulating form of vitamin D3 is 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)D), although is not the most active metabolite, the concentrations of total 25-hydroxy vitamin D3 in the serum are currently routinely used in clinical practice to assess vitamin D status...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217217/antioxidant-role-of-vitamin-d-in-mice-with-alloxan-induced-diabetes
#14
Sarah Iqbal, Saman Khan, Imrana Naseem
OBJECTIVES: The discovery of vitamin D receptors has revolutionized the understanding of vitamin D biology, which is now thought to influence a wide array of cell pathways. The antihyperglycemic actions of vitamin D involving calcium metabolism have been widely discussed, but studies are now suggesting a possibility of vitamin D-induced amelioration of oxidative stress. Despite its significance in disease pathogenesis, oxidative status remains poorly investigated with respect to vitamin D treatment in the biology of diabetes mellitus...
December 4, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217129/long-alimentary-limb-duodenal-switch-lads-a-short-term-prospective-randomized-trial
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Anabelle Cloutier, Stéfane Lebel, Frédéric Hould, François Julien, Simon Marceau, Léonie Bouvet, Serge Simard, Laurent Biertho
BACKGROUND: Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS) is one of the most effective bariatric surgeries, in terms of weight loss and remission of co-morbidities. It is however associated with a significant risk of protein and nutritional deficiency, as well as gastrointestinal side effects. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of increasing the strict alimentary limb on weight loss, nutritional deficiency and quality of life, compared with standard BPD-DS...
November 8, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216203/dose-responses-of-vitamin-d3-supplementation-on-arterial-stiffness-in-overweight-african-americans-with-vitamin-d-deficiency-a-placebo-controlled-randomized-trial
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Anas Raed, Jigar Bhagatwala, Haidong Zhu, Norman K Pollock, Samip J Parikh, Ying Huang, Robyn Havens, Ishita Kotak, De-Huang Guo, Yanbin Dong
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials are scant and equivocal on whether vitamin D can ameliorate arterial stiffness, particularly in populations at high risk for vitamin D deficiency and cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study determined the dose-response effects of vitamin D3 supplementation on arterial stiffness in overweight African Americans with vitamin D deficiency. METHODS: Seventy overweight African Americans (aged 13-45 years) with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels ≤ 20 ng/mL were randomized to monthly oral supplementation of 18,000 IU (~600 IU/day, n = 17), 60,000 IU (~2000 IU/day, n = 18), or 120,000 IU (~4000 IU/day, n = 18) of vitamin D3 or placebo (n = 17) for 16-weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215881/preparation-of-quaternary-centers-via-nickel-catalyzed-suzuki-miyaura-cross-coupling-of-tertiary-sulfones
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Zachary T Ariki, Yuuki Maekawa, Masakazu Nambo, Cathleen M Crudden
We describe the development of a nickel-catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling of tertiary benzylic and allylic sulfones with arylboroxines. A variety of tertiary sulfones, which can be easily prepared, were reacted to afford symmetric and unsymmetric quaternary products in good yields. We highlight the use of either BrettPhos or the Doyle Cy2PAr phosphines as effective ligands for these challenging desulfonative coupling reactions. The utility of this methodology was demonstrated in the concise synthesis of a vitamin D receptor modulator analogue...
December 7, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215595/the-role-of-vitamin-d-in-non-scarring-alopecia
#18
REVIEW
Agnieszka Gerkowicz, Katarzyna Chyl-Surdacka, Dorota Krasowska, Grażyna Chodorowska
Non-scarring hair loss is a common problem that affects both male and female patients. Since any disturbances in the hair follicle cycle may lead to hair shedding, or alopecia, it is not surprising that the possible role of vitamin D in alopecia was investigated in many studies. Vitamin D has been shown to have many important functions. A growing body of evidence shows that vitamin D and its receptor are responsible for maintaining not only calcium homeostasis but also skin homeostasis. Moreover, vitamin D could also regulate cutaneous innate and adaptive immunity...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215449/seasonal-variation-of-orofacial-clefts
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Chrysis Sofianos, Efthimios A Christofides, Sibusiso E Phiri
BACKGROUND: Orofacial clefts represent the most common craniofacial malformation diagnosed at birth and may be divided into isolated cleft lip (CL), cleft lip and palate (CL/P), or isolated cleft palate (CP). The causes of orofacial clefts have long been understood to be multifactorial; however, research into the genetic and environmental factors underpinning these disorders in African populations is scant. Seasonal variation in the occurrence of orofacial clefts was investigated. Seasonal variation is defined as differences due to periodic, temporal, and external influences, namely the particular time or season of the year...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214886/clinical-and-molecular-aspects-of-lead-toxicity-an-update
#20
Prasenjit Mitra, Shailja Sharma, Purvi Purohit, Praveen Sharma
Lead toxicity is a major public health issue in developed and developing countries. Both acute and chronic lead exposure has the potential to cause many deleterious systematic effects including hypertension, frank anemia, cognitive deficits, infertility, immune imbalances, delayed skeletal and deciduous dental development, vitamin D deficiency, and gastrointestinal effects. The underlying mechanisms for all these systemic effects have not been elucidated completely. However, the most plausible cause is free radical damage...
December 7, 2017: Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
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