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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036959/-the-study-of-liver-macrophages-polarization-in-patients-with-autoimmune-hepatitis
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L P Guo, L Zhou, H X Li, J Zhang, B M Wang
To explore the functional phenotype of liver macrophages in patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). Compared with patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and chronic hepatitis B (CHB), the absolute CD(68)(+) cell count in patients with AIH was significantly higher (all P<0.05). It was positively correlated with ALT and IgG levels (the correlation coefficients 0.600 and 0.700, P=0.285 and 0.188 respectively). Additionally, compared with patients with NAFLD, the absolute iNOS positive cell count in patients with AIH and CHB were significantly higher (all P<0...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036955/-comparision-of-risk-factors-and-pathogens-in-patients-with-early-and-late-onset-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-intensive-care-unit
#2
Y J Liang, Z L Li, L Wang, B Y Liu, R Y Ding, X C Ma
Objective: To compare risk factors and bacterial etiology in patients with early-onset versus late-onset ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in intensive care unit (ICU). Methods: This prospective cohort study enrolled mechanically ventilated patients hospitalized for more than 48 hours in the first affiliated hospital, China Medical University from Jan 2012 to Jun 2016. Subjects were classified by ventilator status: early-onset VAP (< 5 d ventilation, E-VAP) or late-onset VAP (≥ 5 d ventilation, L-VAP)...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036910/melatonin-treatment-reduces-oxidative-damage-and-normalizes-plasma-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-in-patients-suffering-from-charcot-marie-tooth-neuropathy-a-pilot-study-in-three-children
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Mariam Chahbouni, María Del Señor López, Antonio Molina-Carballo, Tomás de Haro, Antonio Muñoz-Hoyos, Marisol Fernández-Ortiz, Ana Guerra-Librero, Darío Acuña-Castroviejo
Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy (CMT) is a motor and sensory neuropathy comprising a heterogeneous group of inherited diseases. The CMT1A phenotype is predominant in the 70% of CMT patients, with nerve conduction velocity reduction and hypertrophic demyelination. These patients have elevated oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. Currently, there is no effective cure for CMT; herein, we investigated whether melatonin treatment may reduce the inflammatory and oxidative damage in CMT1A patients. Three patients, aged 8-10 years, were treated with melatonin (60 mg at 21:00 h plus 10 mg at 09:00 h), and plasma levels of lipid peroxidation (LPO), nitrites (NOx), IL-1β, IL-2, IL-6, TNF-α, INF-γ, oxidized to reduced glutathione (GSSG/GSH) ratio, and the activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione-S transferase (GST), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), and reductase (GRd), were determined in erythrocytes at 3 and 6 months of treatment...
October 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036887/reference-intervals-for-non-fasting-cvd-lipids-and-inflammation-markers-in-pregnant-indigenous-australian-women
#4
Tracy L Schumacher, Christopher Oldmeadow, Don Clausen, Loretta Weatherall, Lyniece Keogh, Kirsty G Pringle, Kym M Rae
Indigenous Australians experience high rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The origins of CVD may commence during pregnancy, yet few serum reference values for CVD biomarkers exist specific to the pregnancy period. The Gomeroi gaaynggal research project is a program that undertakes research and provides some health services to pregnant Indigenous women. Three hundred and ninety-nine non-fasting samples provided by the study participants (206 pregnancies and 175 women) have been used to construct reference intervals for CVD biomarkers during this critical time...
October 14, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036843/aberrant-peak-lactate-response-in-ms
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Kathrin Schlüter, Josephina Maier, Stefan Patra, Stefan M Gold, Christoph Heesen, Karl-Heinz Schulz
BACKGROUND: The peak blood lactate response to an exhaustive exercise test in a number of chronic conditions has been shown to differ from that seen in healthy, untrained individuals. However, this has not been investigated for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVE: The main objective was to determine and compare the peak blood lactate response to exercise and the maximal workload between two groups of MS patients with different illness severity. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with a relapsing-remitting disease course (Group RR) and 41 patients with a secondary- or primary chronic progressive disease course (group CP) performed an exhaustive incremental bicycle ergometry...
October 11, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036837/simvastatin-as-a-potential-disease-modifying-therapy-for-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-rationale-for%C3%A2-clinical-trial-and-current-progress
#6
Camille B Carroll, Richard K H Wyse
Many now believe the holy grail for the next stage of therapeutic advance surrounds the development of disease-modifying approaches aimed at intercepting the year-on-year neurodegenerative decline experienced by most patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Based on recommendations of an international committee of experts who are currently bringing multiple, potentially disease-modifying, PD therapeutics into long-term neuroprotective PD trials, a clinical trial involving 198 patients is underway to determine whether Simvastatin provides protection against chronic neurodegeneration...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036833/gsk3%C3%AE-aggravates-the-depression-symptoms-in-chronic-stress-mouse-model
#7
Hong Peng, Hong-Bin Wang, Ling Wang, Bing Zhou, Xiao-Yong Li, Jian Tan
Depression caused by genetic and environmental factors is a kind of complicated disease. Here, we find that Gsk3β is highly expressed and phosphorylated in the brain of chronic stress mouse. Inhibition of Gsk3β lead to decreased depression like symptoms which is manifested in open field test, tail-suspension test, forced-swim test and novelty suppressed feeding test. Besides, accompanied by activated Gsk3β, we find that β-catenin is attenuated, and its target genes Cyclin D1 and c-Myc are down-regulated...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036821/estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-is-not-associated-with-alzheimer-s-disease-in-a-northern-ireland-cohort
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Euan N Paterson, Michael A Williams, Peter Passmore, Giuliana Silvestri, Tom J MacGillivray, Alexander P Maxwell, Gareth J McKay
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) prevalence is increasing globally and typically progresses for several years prior to clinical presentation of dementia. Renal dysfunction and vascular disease have been reported in association with dementia in several cross-sectional and longitudinal studies, and may contribute to AD risk. Experimental and observational studies suggest amyloid-β (Aβ) clearance may be impaired in chronic kidney disease (CKD) indicating a mechanism for increased AD risk...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036800/quantitative-parameters-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-for-assessment-of-renal-pathology-a-preliminary-study-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#9
Wen-Qi Yang, Shan Mou, Yao Xu, Li Xu, Feng-Hua Li, Hong-Li Li
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October 7, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036797/effects-of-venotonic-drugs-on-the%C3%A2-microcirculation-comparison-between-ruscus-extract-and-micronized-diosmine1
#10
Fatima Zely Garcia de Almeida Cyrino, Daniela Signorelli Balthazar, Fernando Lencastre Sicuro, Eliete Bouskela
BACKGROUND: Chronic venous disease of the lower limbs is a common public health problem worldwide with negative impact on quality of life and results with drugs used to treat it are sparse, probably due to lack of good experimental models. OBJECTIVE: In this investigation we have tested the effects of two commonly used venotonic substances, Ruscus extract and micronized diosmine, on the microcirculation in vivo. METHODS: These substances were given orally, by gavage, during two weeks, twice daily and observations were made using the hamster cheek pouch preparation...
October 7, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036603/identification-of-optimal-reference-genes-for-transcriptomic-analyses-in-normal-and-diseased-human-heart
#11
Cristina E Molina, Eric Jacquet, Prishila Ponien, Christian Muñoz-Guijosa, Istvan Baczkó, Lars S Maier, Patrick Donzeau-Gouge, Dobromir Dobrev, Rodolphe Fischmeister, Anne Garnier
Aims: Quantitative real-time RT-PCR (RT-qPCR) has become the method of choice for mRNA quantification, but requires an accurate normalization based on the use of reference genes showing invariant expression across various pathological conditions. Only few data exist on appropriate reference genes for the human heart. The objective of this study was to determine a set of suitable reference genes in human atrial and ventricular tissues, from right and left cavities in control and in cardiac diseases...
September 22, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036574/differential-expression-of-hypertensive-phenotypes-in-bxd-mouse-strains-in-response-to-angiotensin-ii
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Wenyuan Zhao, Tieqiang Zhao, Yuanjian Chen, Syamal K Bhattacharya, Lu Lu, Yao Sun
BACKGROUND: Besides environmental risk factors, genetic factors play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of primary hypertension. The current study is to unravel whether hypertensive phenotypes vary in mice with different genetic background. METHODS: Hypertension was induced in C57BL/6J (B6), DBA/2J (D2), and 25 BXD strains by administrating angiotensin (Ang)II (2.5 mg/kg/day infused by osmotic minipump) for 4 weeks. Systolic blood pressure was monitored before (baseline) and after 4 weeks of AngII treatment by tail cuff...
September 23, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036509/medication-usage-change-in-older-people-65-in-england-over-20-years-findings-from-cfas-i-and-cfas-ii
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L Gao, Ian Maidment, Fiona E Matthews, Louise Robinson, Carol Brayne
Background: medical practice has changed over the last decades reflecting the ageing population, when multi-morbidity requiring multiple medications is more common. Objective: describe and quantify self-reported medicine use including both prescription and over the counter medicines in two comparable population-based studies of older people (65+) in England and to assess the nature and scale of polypharmacy. Methods: data used were from two separate population-based studies; the Cognitive Function Ageing Study I and II...
September 26, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036505/increased-mortality-in-haemodialysis-patients-administered-high-doses-of-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Rafael Pérez-García, Javier Varas, Alejandro Cives, Alejandro Martín-Malo, Pedro Aljama, Rosa Ramos, Julio Pascual, Stefano Stuard, Bernard Canaud, José Ignacio Merello
Background: Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are widely used to treat anaemia in patients with chronic kidney disease. The issue of ESA safety has been raised in multiple studies, with correlates derived for elevated cancer incidence and mortality. Whether these associations are related to ESA dose or the typology of the patient remains obscure. Methods: A multicentre, observational retrospective propensity score-matched study was designed to analyse the effects of weekly ESA dose in 1679 incident haemodialysis (HD) patients...
September 28, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036471/immunization-completion-in-infants-born-at-low-birth-weight
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Matt Nestander, Jay Dintaman, Apryl Susi, Gregory Gorman, Elizabeth Hisle-Gorman
Background: Low birth weight (LBW) has been associated with underimmunization. We sought to understand the effect of LBW on immunization completion after controlling for previously hypothesized mediators, including prematurity, neonatal illness, well-child care, non-well-child visits, and provider consistency. Methods: We formed a retrospective cohort of infants born between 2008 and 2011 with ≥2 years of military healthcare follow-up. International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes were used to identify LBW, preterm birth, neonatal illnesses, well-child visits, non-well-child visits, provider consistency, and parental rank in the inpatient and outpatient records...
September 23, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036427/impact-of-achieved-blood-pressure-on-renal-function-decline-and-first-stroke-in-hypertensive-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Youbao Li, Min Liang, Chongfei Jiang, Guobao Wang, Jianping Li, Yan Zhang, Fangfang Fan, Ningling Sun, Yiming Cui, Mingli He, Genfu Tang, Delu Yin, Xiaoshu Cheng, Binyan Wang, Yong Huo, Xin Xu, Fan Fan Hou, Xiping Xu, Xianhui Qin
Background: The effect of achieved blood pressure (BP) on first stroke and renal function decline among hypertensive patients with mild to moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) is still uncertain. Methods: In total, 3230 hypertensive patients with estimated glomerular filtration rate 30-60 mL/min/1.73 m 2 and/or proteinuria were included in the present analyses. Eligible participants were randomly assigned to a daily treatment of a combined enalapril 10 mg and folic acid 0...
September 19, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036399/use-of-a-crossed-high-alcohol-preferring-chap-mouse-model-with-the-niaaa-model-of-chronic-binge-ethanol-intake-to-study-liver-injury
#17
Kyle J Thompson, Shayan S Nazari, W Carl Jacobs, Nicholas J Grahame, Iain H McKillop
Aims: This study sought to compare mice bred to preferentially consume high amounts of alcohol (crossed-high alcohol preferring, cHAP) to c57BL/6 (C57) mice using a chronic-binge ethanol ingestion model to induce alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Methods: Male C57 and cHAP mice were randomized to a Lieber-DeCarli control (LDC) diet, Lieber-DeCarli 5% (v/v) ethanol (LDE) diet or free-choice between 10% (v/v) ethanol in drinking water (EtOH-DW) and DW. After 4 weeks mice were gavaged with either 9 g/kg maltose-dextrin (LDC+MD) or 5 g/kg EtOH (LDE+Binge, EtOH-DW+Binge)...
September 20, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036357/chronic-magnesium-deficiency-and-human-disease-time-for-reappraisal
#18
Adel A A Ismail, Yasmin Ismail, Abbas A Ismail
Numerous epidemiological, experimental and clinical studies over the last 30 years have consistently shown that chronic magnesium deficiency is associated with and/or exacerbates a number of major disorders (table 1). Yet chronic magnesium deficiency is not widely recognised and a major reason for this failure is that serum magnesium levels do not accurately reflect body magnesium stores. Specifically, in chronic magnesium deficiency, serum magnesium levels are often within the normal reference range (usually lowest quartile) and may not progress to overt hypomagnesaemia...
September 22, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036269/longitudinal-blood-pressure-changes-and-kidney-function-decline-in-persons-without-chronic-kidney-disease-findings-from-the-mesa-study
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Gregory L Judson, Anna D Rubinsky, Michael G Shlipak, Ronit Katz, Holly Kramer, David R Jacobs, Michelle C Odden, Carmen A Peralta
Background: While changes in blood pressure (BP) are independently associated with cardiovascular events, less is known about the association between changes in BP and subsequent changes in renal function in adults with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of > 60 ml/min/1.73 m2. Methods: The present study included 3,920 participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) study who had ≥2 BP measurements during the first 5 years of MESA and had eGFR measurements at both year 5 and 10...
October 5, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036255/tavaborole-in-difficult-to-treat-onychomycosis-cases-a-post-hoc-assessment-of-phase-iii-subjects
#20
Raza Aly, Aditya K Gupta, Tate Winter, Lee T Zane, Tracey Vlahovic
Toenail onychomycosis is a chronic fungal infection that often requires prolonged treatment in order to effectively manage pathogenic organisms and obtain a clear nail. Traditionally, certain clinical features of onychomycosis, including the presence of substantial lateral disease, focal fungal masses, yellow/brown streaks, and extensive nail involvement (ie, >50%), indicate a poor treatment prognosis and have proven difficult-to-treat with oral or traditional topical therapies. Owing to the novel features of topical tavaborole, we sought to understand the potential utility of tavaborole in difficult-to-treat onychomycosis...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
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