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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340112/long-term-mortality-of-patients-with-an-alcohol-related-wernicke-korsakoff-syndrome
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Arantza Sanvisens, Paola Zuluaga, Daniel Fuster, Inmaculada Rivas, Jordi Tor, Miguel Marcos, Antonio J Chamorro, Roberto Muga
Aims: To characterize a series of contemporary patients with alcohol-related Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) or Korsakoff's syndrome (KS) and to update the current prognosis of disease. Methods: Retrospective and prospective study of patients diagnosed with an alcohol-related WE or KS between 2002 and 2011 in a tertiary hospital. Socio-demographic, alcohol use characteristics, signs and symptoms, co-morbidity and blood parameters were obtained at admission. Patients were followed up until 2013 and causes of death were ascertained through the review of charts...
March 10, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340039/infant-birth-outcomes-are-associated-with-dna-damage-biomarkers-as-measured-by-the-cytokinesis-block-micronucleus-cytome-assay-the-dadhi-study
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Mansi Dass Singh, Philip Thomas, Maryam Hor, Theodora Almond, Julie Owens, William Hague, Michael Fenech
Accumulation of DNA damage in the first 1000 days may increase risk of accelerated ageing and degenerative diseases in adult life such as cancers. The extent of DNA damage in infants and the correlation of maternal factors during pregnancy with neonate birth outcomes and DNA damage is not known in infants born in Australia. Therefore, we performed a prospective cohort study to collect data on DNA damage in lymphocytes of Australian infants (aged 0, 3 and 6 months), using the cytokinesis block micronucleus cytome (CBMN-Cyt) assay...
March 3, 2017: Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339885/alcohol-related-hospitalization-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-ischaemic-stroke-among-low-risk-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Faris Al-Khalili, Lina Benson, Leif Friberg
Aims: Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) under the age of 65 and CHA2DS2-VASc risk score of 0 in men or 1 in women are considered to be at low risk for ischaemic stroke, and therefore without benefit of oral anticoagulation therapy. The objective of this study is to assess the incidence and predictors of ischaemic stroke among low-risk patients with AF identified from a National Patient Register. Methods and results: A retrospective study of 25 252 low-risk AF patients (age 18-64) out of total 345 123 AF patients identified from the Swedish Nationwide Patient Register for the period 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2012...
February 23, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339518/pain-interference-and-incident-medical-disorders-in-the-general-population
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Declan T Barry, Corey E Pilver Glenn, Rani A Hoff, Marc N Potenza
Objective. : To investigate the longitudinal relationship between pain interference and incident general medical conditions in a nationally representative sample. Methods. : Secondary data analysis comprising chi-square tests and binomial logistic regression analyses were performed on data obtained from the US National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions from 34,465 adult respondents who completed wave 1 (2000-2001) and wave 2 (2004-2005) data collection...
October 20, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338837/associations-of-leukocyte-telomere-length-with-aerobic-and-muscular-fitness-in-young-adults
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Dylan M Williams, Jessica L Buxton, Marko T Kantomaa, Tuija H Tammelin, Alexandra I F Blakemore, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin
Decline in both telomere length and physical fitness over the life course may contribute to increased risk of several chronic diseases. The relationship between telomere length and aerobic and muscular fitness is not well characterized. We examined whether there are cross-sectional associations of mean relative leukocyte telomere length (LTL) with objective measures of aerobic fitness, muscle strength, and muscle endurance, using data on 31-year-old participants of the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 (n = 4,952-5,205, varying by exposure-outcome analysis)...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337818/exploration-of-information-and-support-needs-in-relation-to-health-concerns-diet-and-physical-activity-in-colorectal-cancer-survivors
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S J Hardcastle, C Maxwell-Smith, M S Hagger, M O'Connor, C Platell
The purpose of the current study was to explore colorectal cancer survivors' information and support needs in relation to health concerns and health behaviour change. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with participants who had completed active treatment for cancer within the previous 2 years. Participants were colorectal cancer survivors (N = 24, men = 11, women = 13 M, age = 69.38 years, SD = 4.19) recruited from a hospital in Perth, Australia on the basis that they had existing morbidities that put them at increased risk of cardiovascular disease...
March 24, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336739/disparities-between-research-attention-and-burden-in-liver-diseases-implications-on-uneven-advances-in-pharmacological-therapies-in-europe-and-the-usa
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Nambi Ndugga, Teisha G Lightbourne, Kavon Javaherian, Joaquin Cabezas, Neha Verma, A Sidney Barritt, Ramon Bataller
OBJECTIVES: Effective oral therapies for hepatitis B and C have recently been developed, while there are no approved pharmacological therapies for alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (ALD and NAFLD). We hypothesise that fewer advances in fatty liver diseases could be related to disparities in research attention. METHODS: We developed the Attention-to-Burden Index (ABI) that compares the research activities during 2010-2014, and an estimate of disease burden of these 4 major liver diseases...
March 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336495/genetic-variation-and-epigenetic-modification-of-the-prodynorphin-gene-in-peripheral-blood-cells-in-alcoholism
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Claudio D'Addario, Klementy Shchetynsky, Mariangela Pucci, Carlo Cifani, Agneta Gunnar, Vladana Vukojević, Leonid Padyukov, Lars Terenius
Dynorphins are critically involved in the development, maintenance and relapse of alcoholism. Alcohol-induced changes in the prodynorphin gene expression may be influenced by both gene polymorphisms and epigenetic modifications. The present study of human alcoholics aims to evaluate DNA methylation patterns in the prodynorphin gene (PDYN) promoter and to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with alcohol dependence and with altered DNA methylation. Genomic DNA was isolated from peripheral blood cells of alcoholics and healthy controls, and DNA methylation was studied in the PDYN promoter by bisulfite pyrosequencing...
March 20, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335383/a-biomedical-investigation-of-the-hepatoprotective-effect-of-radix-salviae-miltiorrhizae-and-network-pharmacology-based-prediction-of-the-active-compounds-and-molecular-targets
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Ming Hong, Sha Li, Ning Wang, Hor-Yue Tan, Fan Cheung, Yibin Feng
Radix salviae miltiorrhizae (Danshen in Chinese), a classic traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) herb, has been used for centuries to treat liver diseases. In this study, the preventive and curative potential of Danshen aqueous extract on acute/chronic alcoholic liver disease (ALD) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) was studied. The in vivo results indicated that Danshen could alleviate hepatic inflammation, fatty degeneration, and haptic fibrogenesis in ALD and NAFLD models. In the aspect of mechanism of action, the significant reduction in MDA levels in both ALD and NAFLD models implies the decreased levels of oxidative stress by Danshen...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334460/social-costs-of-illegal-drugs-alcohol-and-tobacco-in-the-european-union-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Pablo Barrio, Jillian Reynolds, Anna García-Altés, Antoni Gual, Peter Anderson
ISSUES: Drug use accounts for one of the main disease groups in Europe, with relevant consequences to society. There is an increasing need to evaluate the economic consequences of drug use in order to develop appropriate policies. Here, we review the social costs of illegal drugs, alcohol and tobacco in the European Union. APPROACH: A systematic search of relevant databases was conducted. Grey literature and previous systematic reviews were also searched. Studies reporting on social costs of illegal drugs, alcohol and tobacco were included...
March 23, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332619/retinol-binding-protein-4-levels-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study
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Xuechen Chen, Tianran Shen, Qing Li, Xu Chen, Yanping Li, Dan Li, Gengdong Chen, Wenhua Ling, Yu-Ming Chen
Previous reports on the association between retinol binding protein 4 (RBP4) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were controversial. This study aimed to investigate the association between the serum RBP4 levels and occurrence of NAFLD in Chinese population. In total, 2938 participants aged 40-75 years were involved in this community-based cross-sectional study. General information, lifestyle factors, serum levels of RBP4 and the presence of NAFLD were determined. Patients with NAFLD had significantly higher concentrations of RBP4 (37...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332482/development-of-novel-silk-fibroin-polyvinyl-alcohol-sol-gel-bioactive-glass-composite-matrix-by-modified-layer-by-layer-electrospinning-method-for-bone-tissue-construct-generation
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B N Singh, K Pramanik
The worldwide occurrence of bone tissue related defects as well as diseases and lack of successful perpetual cure has attracted attention and accelerated exploration of composite scaffolding material with superior bioactivity, osteoinductivity and osteoconductivity properties. Among such biomaterials, silk fibroin and bioglass composite attained special emphasis to develop tissue engineered construct with a hierarchical structure ranging from nano to microscale thereby mimicking bone tissue extracellular matrix...
March 23, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329413/physical-activity-muscular-strength-and-polypharmacy-among-older-multimorbid-persons-results-from-the-kora-age-study
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K A Volaklis, B Thorand, A Peters, M Halle, M Heier, B Strasser, U Amann, K H Ladwig, H Schulz, W Koenig, C Meisinger
The purpose of this study was to examine if physical activity (PA) and muscular strength (MS) are related to polypharmacy. Our cross-sectional analysis was based on 711 patients with multimorbidity (ΜΜΒ), aged 65-94 years, who participated in the KORA-Age study. Participants underwent a face to face interview and extensive physical examinations including anthropometric measurements, registration of chronic diseases, determination of health-related behaviors (smoking, alcohol intake, physical activity, etc), collection of blood samples and measurement of hand-grip strength...
March 22, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329327/association-of-accelerometer-measured-physical-activity-with-leukocyte-telomere-length-among-older-women
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Aladdin H Shadyab, Michael J LaMonte, Charles Kooperberg, Alexander P Reiner, Cara L Carty, Todd M Manini, Lifang Hou, Chongzhi Di, Andrea Z LaCroix
Background: Previous studies on physical activity and telomere length have relied largely upon self-reported physical activity data, and few studies have examined older adults. The association of objectively measured physical activity with leukocyte telomere length (LTL) is currently unknown. Methods: In this study, we examined cross-sectional associations between accelerometer-measured total, light, and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and LTL, measured using Southern blot...
March 9, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329031/who-take-naps-self-reported-and-objectively-measured-napping-in-very-old-women
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Yue Leng, Katie Stone, Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Kenneth Covinsky, Kristine Yaffe
Background: Despite the widespread belief that napping is common among older adults, little is known about the correlates of napping. We examined the prevalence and correlates of self-reported and objectively measured napping among very old women. Methods: We studied 2,675 community-dwelling women (mean age 84.5 ± 3.7 years; range 79-96). Self-reported napping was defined as a report of regular napping for ≥1 hour per day. Individual objective naps were defined as ≥5 consecutive minutes of inactivity as measured by actigraphy and women were characterized as "objective nappers" if they had at least 60 minutes of naps per day...
February 18, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326897/gender-differences-in-physical-activity-and-health-related-behaviors-among-stroke-survivors-data-from-the-5th-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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Yookyung Lee, Won-Seok Kim, Nam-Jong Paik
BACKGROUND: Physical activity and health-related behaviors are important in primary prevention of stroke and are also recommended for secondary prevention. Gender differences in physical activity and health-related behaviors have been reported in various populations and diseased states but data is lacking on stroke survivors. OBJECTIVES: To assess gender disparities in physical activity in stroke patients and to investigate possible reasons for such disparities...
March 22, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325277/reverse-expression-of-aging-associated-molecules-through-transfection-of-mirnas-to-aged-mice
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Jung-Hee Kim, Bo-Ram Lee, Eun-Sook Choi, Kyeong-Min Lee, Seong-Kyoon Choi, Jung Hoon Cho, Won Bae Jeon, Eunjoo Kim
Molecular changes during aging have been studied to understand the mechanism of aging progress. Herein, changes in microRNA (miRNA) expression in the whole blood of mice were studied to systemically reverse aging and propose them as non-invasive biomarkers. Through next-generation sequencing analysis, we selected 27 differentially expressed miRNAs during aging. The most recognized function involved was liver steatosis, a type of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Among 27 miRNAs, six were predicted to be involved in NAFLD, miR-16-5p, miR-17-5p, miR-21a-5p, miR-30c-5p, miR-103-3p, and miR-130a-3p; alterations in their blood and liver levels were confirmed by real-time qPCR...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324675/arterial-stiffness-in-hiv-infected-youth-and-associations-with-hiv-related-variables
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Allison Ross Eckard, Paolo Raggi, Joshua H Ruff, Mary Ann O'Riordan, Julia C Rosebush, Danielle Labbato, Julie E Daniels, Monika Uribe-Leitz, Christopher T Longencker, Grace A McComsey
Children and young adults infected with HIV are at elevated risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, scarce data exist on the utility of non-invasive methods to diagnose subclinical CVD, such as pulse wave velocity (PWV), a non-invasive measure of arterial stiffness. The objectives of this study were to assess the relationship of carotid-femoral PWV with subclinical atherosclerosis measured by carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), compare measurements to healthy controls, and evaluate variables associated with PWV in HIV-infected youth...
March 21, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324597/the-burden-of-chronic-heart-failure-in-primary-care-in-italy
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Carlo Piccinni, Ippazio Cosimo Antonazzo, Monica Simonetti, Marco Giovanni Mennuni, Damiano Parretti, Claudio Cricelli, Delia Colombo, Mihaela Nica, Iacopo Cricelli, Francesco Lapi
INTRODUCTION: Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a major public health concern. From a public health perspective, the epidemiology of CHF needs to be distinguished from that of its related acute form. Data stemming from primary care are crucial to better know and update the prevalence and incidence rates of CHF. AIM: To update the epidemiology of CHF in an Italian primary care setting and to describe socio-demographic, lifestyle, and clinical characteristics of these patients...
March 21, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322783/elevation-of-liver-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-a-modified-choline-deficient-l-amino-acid-defined-diet-fed-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-mouse-model
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Yo Muraki, Yukimasa Makita, Midori Yamasaki, Yuichiro Amano, Takanori Matsuo
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress caused by accumulation of misfolded proteins is observed in several kinds of diseases. Since ER stress is reported to be involved in the progression of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), highly sensitive and simple measurement methods are required for research into developing novel therapy for NASH. To investigate the involvement of ER stress in NASH pathogenesis in a mouse model, an assay for liver ER stress was developed using ER stress activated indicator-luciferase (ERAI-Luc) mice...
March 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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