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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934190/people-with-the-major-alleles-of-atp2b1-rs17249754-increases-the-risk-of-hypertension-in-high-ratio-of-sodium-and-potassium-and-low-calcium-intakes
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J W Daily, B C Kim, M Liu, S Park
It is important to understand what genetic risk factors lead to hypertension and how genotype-specific dietary and lifestyle modification can mitigate the risk of developing hypertension. The ATP2B1 rs17249754 gene, which encodes a calcium pump expressed in vascular smooth muscle was identified as having variants that conferred higher or lower risk of hypertension-with the major allele carriers being increased at risk. However, the effects of dietary intakes on risk of hypertension among carriers of the different alleles have not been fully elucidated...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933123/-meta-analysis-of-yinzhihuang-oral-liquid-in-treatment-of-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy
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Jing-Jing Yan, Xiao-Ping Xia, Na Bu
To systematically review the clinical efficacy and safety of Yinzhihuang oral liquid in the treatment of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy(ICP). Literatures published by June 2016 were searched in databases, such as Medline, Pubmed, Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure(CNKI), Chinese Scientific Journals Full-text Database(VIP), Chinese biomedical literature database(CBM), and Wanfang Database. Randomized controlled trials(RCT) of Yinzhihuang oral liquid were collected according to the inclusion criteria, and the methodological quality of selected literatures was evaluated...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928192/a-pragmatic-group-sequential-placebo-controlled-randomised-trial-to-determine-the-effectiveness-of-glyceryl-trinitrate-for-retained-placenta-got-it-a-study-protocol
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Fiona C Denison, John Norrie, Julia Lawton, Jane E Norman, Graham Scotland, Gladys C McPherson, Alison McDonald, Mark Forrest, Jemma Hudson, Jane Brewin, Mathilde Peace, Cynthia Clarkson, Sheonagh Brook-Smith, Susan Morrow, Nina Hallowell, Laura Hodges, Kathryn F Carruthers
INTRODUCTION: A retained placenta is diagnosed when the placenta is not delivered following delivery of the baby. It is a major cause of postpartum haemorrhage and treated by the operative procedure of manual removal of placenta (MROP). METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The aim of this pragmatic, randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind UK-wide trial, with an internal pilot and nested qualitative research to adjust strategies to refine delivery of the main trial, is to determine whether sublingual glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) is (or is not) clinically and cost-effective for (medical) management of retained placenta...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926088/treatments-for-priapism-in-boys-and-men-with-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Francis I Chinegwundoh, Sherie Smith, Kofi A Anie
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease comprises a group of genetic haemoglobin disorders. The predominant symptom associated with sickle cell disease is pain resulting from the occlusion of small blood vessels by abnormally 'sickle-shaped' red blood cells. There are other complications, including chronic organ damage and prolonged painful erection of the penis, known as priapism. Severity of sickle cell disease is variable, and treatment is usually symptomatic. Priapism affects up to half of all men with sickle cell disease, however, there is no consistency in treatment...
September 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925411/birthweight-and-cardiometabolic-risk-patterns-in-multiracial-children
#5
D Sun, T Wang, Y Heianza, T Huang, X Shang, J Lv, S Li, E Harville, W Chen, V Fonseca, L Qi
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Prenatal growth, which is widely marked by birthweight, may have a pivotal role in affecting the lifelong risk of cardiometabolic disorders; however, comprehensive evaluation of its relations with childhood cardiometabolic risk patterns and the ethnic and gender disparities in national representative populations is still lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between birthweight and comprehensive patterns of cardiometabolic risk in a nationally representative sample of children and adolescents...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922704/direct-acting-antivirals-for-chronic-hepatitis-c
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REVIEW
Janus C Jakobsen, Emil Eik Nielsen, Joshua Feinberg, Kiran Kumar Katakam, Kristina Fobian, Goran Hauser, Goran Poropat, Snezana Djurisic, Karl Heinz Weiss, Milica Bjelakovic, Goran Bjelakovic, Sarah Louise Klingenberg, Jian Ping Liu, Dimitrinka Nikolova, Ronald L Koretz, Christian Gluud
BACKGROUND: Millions of people worldwide suffer from hepatitis C, which can lead to severe liver disease, liver cancer, and death. Direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), e.g. sofosbuvir, are relatively new and expensive interventions for chronic hepatitis C, and preliminary results suggest that DAAs may eradicate hepatitis C virus (HCV) from the blood (sustained virological response). Sustained virological response (SVR) is used by investigators and regulatory agencies as a surrogate outcome for morbidity and mortality, based solely on observational evidence...
September 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921500/growth-hormone-therapy-for-people-with-thalassaemia
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REVIEW
Chin Fang Ngim, Nai Ming Lai, Janet Yh Hong, Shir Ley Tan, Amutha Ramadas, Premala Muthukumarasamy, Meow-Keong Thong
BACKGROUND: Thalassaemia is a recessively-inherited blood disorder that leads to anaemia of varying severity. In those affected by the more severe forms, regular blood transfusions are required which may lead to iron overload. Accumulated iron from blood transfusions may be deposited in vital organs including the heart, liver and endocrine organs such as the pituitary glands which can affect growth hormone production. Growth hormone deficiency is one of the factors that can lead to short stature, a common complication in people with thalassaemia...
September 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906496/urinary-nt-probnp-levels-and-echocardiographic-parameters-for-patent-ductus-arteriosus
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S S Khan, T Sithisarn, H S Bada, M Vranicar, P M Westgate, M Hanna
OBJECTIVE: Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is common in preterm infants and is associated with significant morbidities. B type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is synthesized in the ventricles secondary to volume overload and excreted as urinary N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP). STUDY DESIGN: We report an observational prospective study of 64 preterm infants with birth weight ⩽1000 g. Echocardiographic parameters were obtained from clinical echocardiograms performed in the first week of life...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906485/weight-status-cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-high-blood-pressure-relationship-among-5-12-year-old-chinese-primary-school-children
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W J Liu, L H Xiong, C S Guo, B Li, M Pallan, T Griffin, K K Cheng, P Adab
Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and adiposity contribute to high blood pressure (HBP) in adults and children. However, their relative importance as risk factors is unknown. We examined the relationships between weight status, CRF and HBP among Chinese primary school children. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 4926 school children aged 5-12 years. CRF was estimated from a modified Cooper test, body mass index z-scores and weight categories were calculated from objective height and weight measurements and BP was measured using an electronic sphygmomanometer...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906338/a-pharmacokinetics-efficacy-and-safety-study-of-gadoterate-meglumine-in-pediatric-subjects-aged-younger-than-2-years
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Mario Scala, Meriam Koob, Sophie de Buttet, Philippe Bourrinet, Mathieu Felices, Elzbieta Jurkiewicz
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to investigate the pharmacokinetic profile of gadoterate meglumine in pediatric patients younger than 2 years; the secondary objectives were to document its efficacy and safety. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a Phase IV open-label, prospective study conducted in 9 centers (4 countries). Forty-five patients younger than 2 years with normal estimated glomerular filtration rate and scheduled to undergo routine gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of any organ were included and received a single intravenous injection of gadoterate meglumine (0...
September 12, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905660/analysis-of-seven-year-surveillance-of-the-clinical-performance-of-a-blood-glucose-test-strip-product
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Jan S Krouwer
The article titled "Seven Year Surveillance of the Clinical Performance of a Blood Glucose Test-Strip Product" by Setford and coworkers in this issue of Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology is an impressive study showing that over 7 years in three clinics, using multiple reagent lots, a total of 73 600 samples met the ISO 15197 2015 standard with no results in the D or E zones of a Parkes glucose meter error grid. Three requirements are suggested for a clinically acceptable glucose meter. The authors provide strong evidence for meeting two requirements but fail to provide summarized data about the number of nonnumeric results...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905331/antibiotic-distribution-into-cerebrospinal-fluid-can-dosing-safely-account-for-drug-and-disease-factors-in-the-treatment-of-ventriculostomy-associated-infections
#12
Nilesh Kumta, Jason A Roberts, Jeffrey Lipman, Menino Osbert Cotta
Ventriculostomy-associated infections, or ventriculitis, in critically ill patients are associated with considerable morbidity. Efficacious antibiotic dosing for the treatment of these infections may be complicated by altered antibiotic concentrations in the cerebrospinal fluid due to variable meningeal inflammation and antibiotic properties. Therefore, doses used to treat infections with a higher degree of meningeal inflammation (such as meningitis) may often fail to achieve equivalent exposures in patients with ventriculostomy-associated infections such as ventriculitis...
September 13, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905193/siglec-8-as-mast-cell-selective-target-developing-paradigms-amidst-inconvenient-truths
#13
Gerhard J Molderings
Due to the limited efficacy of current drugs in treating systemic mast cell activation disease, there is an urgent need for more effective drugs selectively acting at mast cells. In the past, a large number of compounds have been claimed to be effective and mast cell selective on the basis of cell culture experiments and studies on blood leukocytes which could not be verified in organ and animal studies. Nevertheless, over time in review papers about potential mast cell targets mast cell selectivity of these targets has been no longer challenged...
September 14, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904397/study-of-the-link-between-dopamine-transporter-gene-polymorphisms-and-response-to-paroxetin-and-escitalopram-in-patients-with-lifelong-premature-ejaculation
#14
T K Eltonsi, T M Tawfik, L A Rashed, S F GamalEl Din, M A Mahmoud
We evaluated the role of dopamine (DA) transporter gene polymorphism in lifelong premature ejaculation (LPE) and its role in determining the response to paroxetine and escitalopram. Eighty consecutive patients and controls were recruited. Sixty of them suffered from LPE. They were divided into two equal groups. One group received paroxetine 20 mg daily for 3 months and the other one received ecistalopram 20 mg daily for 3 months. Their wives were instructed to measure the intra-vaginal ejaculation latency time using stopwatch...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901332/prolonged-hypotension-associated-with-wernicke-s-encephalopathy
#15
H Maeda, A Kuriyama, T Tanaka
A diagnosis of Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) is difficult. Transient hypotension has been reported as a rare complication of WE. We herein report a case of prolonged hypotension and dysuautonomia associated with WE in a 69-year-old man with underlying alcohol abuse. Without apparent etiology of shock, this patient remained hypotensive for 9 days, requiring a vasopressor, despite daily administration of thiamine 600 mg. Fluctuation of blood pressure caused by postural change and bradycardia in the presence of shock indicated that this patient had dysautonomia...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901330/a-history-of-obesity-leaves-an-inflammatory-fingerprint-in-liver-and-adipose-tissue
#16
I P Fischer, M Irmler, C W Meyer, S J Sachs, F Neff, M H de Angelis, J Beckers, M H Tschöp, S M Hofmann, S Ussar
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Dieting is a popular yet often ineffective way to lower body weight, as the majority of people regain most of their pre-dieting weights in a relatively short time. The underlying molecular mechanisms driving weight regain and the increased risk for metabolic disease are still incompletely understood. Here we investigate the molecular alterations inherited from a history of obesity. METHODS: In our model, male HFD fed obese C57BL/6J mice, were switched to a low caloric chow diet, resulting in a decline of body weight to that of lean mice...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898235/associations-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-chronic-atrophic-gastritis-with-accelerated-epigenetic-ageing-in-older-adults
#17
Xu Gao, Yan Zhang, Hermann Brenner
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection and chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) have shown strong associations with the development of gastric cancer. This study aimed to examine whether both risk factors are associated with accelerated epigenetic ageing, as determined by the 'DNA methylation age', in a population-based study of older adults (n=1477). METHODS: Serological measurements of HP antibodies and pepsinogen I and II for CAG definition were obtained by ELISA kits...
September 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898232/crosstalk-between-tems-and-endothelial-cells-modulates-angiogenesis-and-metastasis-via-igf1-igf1r-signalling-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#18
Xinjing Wang, Qinyi Zhu, Yingying Lin, Li Wu, Xiaoli Wu, Kai Wang, Qizhi He, Congjian Xu, Xiaoping Wan, Xipeng Wang
BACKGROUND: Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the leading cause of death from gynaecologic malignancies and has a poor prognosis due to metastasis. Drugs targeting the angiogenesis pathway significantly improve patient outcome. However, the key factors linking angiogenesis and metastasis have not been elucidated. In this study, we found Tie2 expressing monocytes (CD14(+)Tie2(+), TEMs) as key contributors to angiogenesis and metastasis of EOC. METHODS: Tissue slides were evaluated by immunofluorescence for the presence of total tissue macrophages and TEMs...
September 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898231/albumin-bilirubin-uric-acid-and-cancer-risk-results-from-a-prospective-population-based-study
#19
Tilman Kühn, Disorn Sookthai, Mirja E Graf, Ruth Schübel, Heinz Freisling, Theron Johnson, Verena Katzke, Rudolf Kaaks
BACKGROUND: It has long been proposed that albumin, bilirubin and uric acid may inhibit cancer development due to their anti-oxidative properties. However, there is a lack of population-based studies on blood levels of these molecules and cancer risk. METHODS: Associations between pre-diagnostic serum albumin, bilirubin and uric acid and the risks of common cancers as well as cancer death in the EPIC-Heidelberg cohort were evaluated by multivariable Cox regression analyses...
September 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895585/habitual-sleep-duration-and-sleep-duration-variation-are-independently-associated-with-body-mass-index
#20
X Xu, M P Conomos, O Manor, J E Rohwer, A T Magis, J C Lovejoy
BACKGROUND: Sleep plays a vital role in maintaining homeostasis and promoting health. Previous studies show that shorter sleep duration is associated with elevated body mass index (BMI) and other cardiovascular risk factors. The goal of this study was to investigate the effects of habitual sleep duration and nightly sleep duration variation based on daily device-recorded data on BMI and obesity-related biomarkers. METHOD: 748 individuals (50.6% females, 85.4% European-Americans, average age: 49...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
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