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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773491/association-between-number-of-preventive-care-guidelines-and-preventive-care-utilization-by-patients
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Glen B Taksler, Elizabeth R Pfoh, Kurt C Stange, Michael B Rothberg
INTRODUCTION: The number of preventive care guidelines is rapidly increasing. It is unknown whether the number of guideline-recommended preventive services is associated with utilization. METHODS: The authors used Poisson regression of 390,778 person-years of electronic medical records data from 2008 to 2015, in 80,773 individuals aged 50-75 years. Analyses considered eligibility for 11 preventive services most closely associated with guidelines: tobacco cessation; control of obesity, hypertension, lipids, or blood glucose; influenza vaccination; and screening for breast, cervical, or colorectal cancers, abdominal aortic aneurysm, or osteoporosis...
May 8, 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773201/school-meals-centesimal-and-mineral-composition-and-their-nutritional-value-for-brazilian-children
#2
Fabiana C O França, Iziane S Andrade, Mariangela V Lopes Silva, Maurício S Lordêlo, Renata G Costa, José A Menezes-Filho
The assessment of meals served under the Brazilian National School Meal Program (PNAE) is an important tool to verify its adequacy to the proposed parameters and the nutritional needs of school-aged children. The aim of this study was to evaluate the centesimal and mineral composition of the meals offered by the program and adequacy to the nutritional recommendations in three municipalities of the state of Bahia, Brazil. Centesimal composition of meals was determined according to the reference guidelines and mineral composition was analyzed by atomic absorption spectrometry...
July 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771737/ethnic-disparities-in-treatment-rates-for-hypertension-and-dyslipidemia-an-analysis-by-different-treatment-indications-the-healthy-life-in-an-urban-setting-study
#3
Wilco Perini, Charles Agyemang, Marieke B Snijder, Ron J G Peters, Anton E Kunst
BACKGROUND: Studies have reported ethnic disparities in treatment rates for cardiovascular risk factors. These studies are generally based on treatment indications defined by individual cardiovascular risk factors (ICRF). However, according to most European guidelines, preventive treatment for these risk factors is recommended only among those with sufficient overall cardiovascular risk (OCR). OBJECTIVE: To determine ethnic disparities in treatment rates for hypertension and dyslipidemia among those with an indication for treatment based on ICRF and OCR...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770700/quality-use-of-the-pathology-data-in-home-medicines-reviews-a-retrospective-evaluation
#4
Vera H Buss, Alison Shield, Sam Kosari, Mark Naunton
BACKGROUND: Laboratory tests can be important tools for the assessment of pharmacotherapy. Nonetheless, there are no previous studies that have explicitly focused on the role of pathology data in Home Medicines Reviews (HMR), an Australian medication review program. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate pharmacists' recommendations regarding laboratory testing in the medication review process. METHODS: This retrospective review of HMRs assessed the prevalence of the pathology data provided by general practitioners...
May 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766824/adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-the-treatment-of-obesity-a-systematic-review-of-longitudinal-studies-on-preclinical-evidence
#5
Fatima Saleh, Leila Itani, Simona Calugi, Riccardo Dalle Grave, Marwan El Ghoch
BACKGROUND: Obesity is an increasing global health problem, but its treatment is not yet optimal, especially in the long term. For this reason, preclinical studies have been conducted relating to a new therapeutic strategy for obesity based on adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AD-MSCs). The aim of our systematic review is to summarize these findings deriving from the animal model in order to establish whether there is sufficient evidence to justify going forward to clinical studies...
May 15, 2018: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763745/analysis-of-malondialdehyde-in-human-plasma-samples-through-derivatization-with-2-4-dinitrophenylhydrazine-by-ultrasound-assisted-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-gc-fid-approach
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Reyhane Malaei, Amir M Ramezani, Ghodratollah Absalan
A sensitive and reliable ultrasound-assisted dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (UA-DLLME) procedure was developed and validated for extraction and analysis of malondialdehyde (MDA) as an important lipids-peroxidation biomarker in human plasma. In this methodology, to achieve an applicable extraction procedure, the whole optimization processes were performed in human plasma. To convert MDA into readily extractable species, it was derivatized to hydrazone structure-base by 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (DNPH) at 40 °C within 60 min...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762264/achieving-guideline-driven-high-intensity-statin-dose-in-cardiac-rehabilitation-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Jonathan Lin, Alexandra Banathy, Carla Winters, Lars Andersen, Cindy Hudson, Heidi Testa, Joy Reardon, Peter Alagona
PURPOSE: The 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults recommends high-intensity statin therapy in patients aged ≤75 y with clinical coronary artery disease (CAD). The effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in lipid management and guideline adherence is unknown. The purpose of this study is to determine whether CR participation affects guideline-driven achievement for statin use...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760331/some-strategies-for-utilization-of-rice-bran-functional-lipids-and-phytochemicals
#8
Phumon Sookwong, Sugunya Mahatheeranont
Rice bran contains a great amount of functional lipids and phytochemicals including γ-oryzanols, tocotrienols, and tocopherols. However, utilization of those compounds is limited and needs some proven guidelines for better implementation. We introduce some effective strategies for the utilization of rice functional lipids, including an introduction of pigmented rice varieties for better bioactive compounds, biofortification of rice tocotrienols, plasma technology for improving rice phytochemicals, supercritical CO2 extraction of high quality rice bran oil, and an example on the development of tocotrienol-fortified foods...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755544/physicochemical-stress-degradation-evaluation-and-pharmacokinetic-study-of-azgh101-a-new-synthesized-cox2-inhibitor-after-i-v-and-oral-administration-in-male-and-female-rats
#9
Hoda Bahmanof, Simin Dadashzadeh, Afshin Zarghi, Alireza Shafaati, Seyed Mohsen Foroutan
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) act mainly via inhibition of prostaglandins synthesis by inhibition of cyclooxygenase (COX) isoenzymes (COX-1 and COX-2). Selective COX-2 inhibitors which are also known as coxibs provide the main therapeutic effects of NSAIDs. Zarghi et al . reported 6-benzoyl-2-(4-(methylsulfonyl) phenyl) quinoline-4-carboxylic acid (AZGH101) as a novel derivative of ketoprofen with improved selectivity index (COX-1/COX-2 inhibitory potency) in comparison with ketoprofen. In this study, the log P and stability of AZGH101 were evaluated and the pharmacokinetic characteristics of this compound were investigated following intravenous (10 mg/kg), and oral administration (20 mg/kg), to Wistar rats...
2018: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753395/quantitative-extent-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-the-major-epicardial-coronary-arteries-in-patients-with-fatal-coronary-heart-disease-in-coronary-endarterectomy-specimens-in-aorta-coronary-saphenous-venous-conduits-and-means-to-prevent-the-plaques-a-review
#10
William C Roberts
This review tries to answer the following 15 questions: Is atherosclerosis a systemic or a regional disease? Is atherosclerosis in any particular region focal or diffuse? What is the quantity of atherosclerotic plaques in endarterectomy specimens of the right coronary artery in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) compared to that in the right coronary artery in patients with fatal coronary artery disease? How do the units used for measuring arterial narrowing by angiography compare to the units used for measuring arterial narrowing at necropsy? What do atherosclerotic plaques consist of in coronary arteries in patients with fatal coronary disease? What is the quantity of atherosclerotic plaque in bypassed -vs- non-bypassed native coronary arteries in patients dying early (<60 days) or late (>60 days) after coronary artery bypass grafting? What is the frequency of acute coronary lesions and multi-luminal channels at necropsy in patients with unstable angina pectoris, sudden coronary death, and acute myocardial infarction? What is the mechanism of luminal widening by angioplasty in the coronary arteries? What observations suggest that atherosclerotic plaques are the result at least in part of organization of thrombi? Is atherosclerosis a multifactoral or a unifactoral disease? What characteristics distinguish carnivores and herbivores? What are reasonable guidelines for whom to treat with lipid-altering agents? What is the rule of 5 and the rule of 7 in statin therapy? What is the effect of lipid lowering drug therapy on coronary luminal narrowing? What are some requisites for a healthy life?...
March 27, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753234/effect-of-short-term-hazelnut-consumption-on-dna-damage-and-oxidized-ldl-in-children-and-adolescents-with-primary-hyperlipidemia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Federica Guaraldi, Valeria Deon, Cristian Del Bo', Stefano Vendrame, Marisa Porrini, Patrizia Riso, Ornella Guardamagna
Children with primary hyperlipidemia are prone to develop premature atherosclerosis, possibly associated with increased oxidative stress. Nutritional therapy is the primary strategy in the treatment of hyperlipidemia and associated conditions. Dietary interventions with bioactive-rich foods, such as nuts, may contribute to the modulation of both lipid profile and the oxidative/antioxidant status. Our study aimed to assess the impact of a dietary intervention with hazelnuts on selected oxidative stress markers in children and adolescents with primary hyperlipidemia...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749101/understanding-patient-adherence-and-concerns-with-statins-and-medication-discussions-with-physicians-action-a-survey-on-the-patient-perspective-of-dialogue-with-healthcare-providers-regarding-statin-therapy
#12
Eliot A Brinton
BACKGROUND: Statin therapy is used first-line for cholesterol lowering and prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD), but side effects and the potential for drug-drug interactions may complicate its use. Provider-patient communication is essential for shared decision-making, which, in turn, is recommended by guidelines to reduce or overcome these challenges. Unfortunately, relatively little is known about provider-patient communication surrounding statin use. METHOD: We conducted an online survey of 5,014 patients, U...
May 10, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748356/variation-in-lipid-lowering-therapy-use-in-patients-with-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-%C3%A2-190-mg-dl-insights-from-the-national-cardiovascular-data-registry-practice-innovation-and-clinical-excellence-registry
#13
Salim S Virani, Kevin F Kennedy, Julia M Akeroyd, Pamela B Morris, Vera A Bittner, Frederick A Masoudi, Neil J Stone, Laura A Petersen, Christie M Ballantyne
BACKGROUND: Patients with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) ≥190 mg/dL are at high risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease events. Treatment guidelines recommend intensive treatment in these patients. Variation in the use of lipid-lowering therapies (LLTs) in these patients in a national sample of cardiology practices is not known. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using data from the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registry-Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence registry, we assessed the proportion of patients with LDL-C ≥190 mg/dL (n=49 447) receiving statin, high-intensity statin, LLT associated with ≥50% LDL-C lowering, ezetimibe, or a PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9) inhibitor between January 2013 and December 2016...
May 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741558/effect-of-a-high-egg-diet-on-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-people-with-type-2-diabetes-the-diabetes-and-egg-diabegg-study-randomized-weight-loss-and-follow-up-phase
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Nicholas R Fuller, Amanda Sainsbury, Ian D Caterson, Gareth Denyer, Mackenzie Fong, James Gerofi, Chloris Leung, Namson S Lau, Kathryn H Williams, Andrzej S Januszewski, Alicia J Jenkins, Tania P Markovic
Background: Some country guidelines recommend that people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) limit their consumption of eggs and cholesterol. Our previously published 3-mo weight-maintenance study showed that a high-egg (≥12 eggs/wk) diet compared with a low-egg diet (<2 eggs/wk) did not have adverse effects on cardiometabolic risk factors in adults with T2D. Objective: The current study follows the previously published 3-mo weight-maintenance study and assessed the effects of the high-egg compared with the low-egg diets as part of a 3-mo weight-loss period, followed by a 6-mo follow-up period for a total duration of 12 mo...
May 7, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739801/statin-use-and-adverse-effects-among-adults-75-years-of-age-insights-from-the-patient-and-provider-assessment-of-lipid-management-palm-registry
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Michael G Nanna, Ann Marie Navar, Tracy Y Wang, Xiaojuan Mi, Salim S Virani, Michael J Louie, L Veronica Lee, Anne C Goldberg, Veronique L Roger, Jennifer Robinson, Eric D Peterson
BACKGROUND: Current statin use and symptoms among older adults in routine community practice have not been well characterized since the release of the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guideline. METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared statin use and dosing between adults >75 and ≤75 years old who were eligible for primary or secondary prevention statin use without considering guideline-recommended age criteria. The patients were treated at 138 US practices in the Patient and Provider Assessment of Lipid Management (PALM) registry in 2015...
May 8, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738492/anthropometric-and-dietary-factors-as-predictors-of-dna-damage-in-obese-women
#16
Marta Włodarczyk, Beata Jabłonowska-Lietz, Wioletta Olejarz, Grażyna Nowicka
Enhanced DNA damage and disturbances in DNA repair mechanisms are reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of chronic diseases like obesity, atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and cancer. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether anthropometric factors and dietary habits are related to endogenous DNA damage. One hundred and fourteen premenopausal, apparently healthy women were included in the study: 88 obese individuals and 26 controls. The comet assay was used to measure basal DNA damage...
May 8, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735484/effect-of-an-sirna-therapeutic-targeting-pcsk9-on-atherogenic-lipoproteins-pre-specified-secondary-end-points-in-orion-1
#17
Kausik K Ray, Robert M Stoekenbroek, David Kallend, Lawrence A Leiter, Ulf Landmesser, R Scott Wright, Peter Wijngaard, John J Kastelein
Background -The ORION-1 trial demonstrated that inclisiran, a small interfering RNA (siRNA) therapeutic that targets PCSK9 mRNA within hepatocytes, produces significant LDL-C reduction. The effects of inclisiran on other lipids are less well described. Methods -ORION-1 was a phase 2 trial assessing 6 different inclisiran dosing regimens vs placebo. Participants with elevated LDL-C despite receiving maximally tolerated statin therapy received a single- (200, 300 or 500mg) or two-dose starting regimen (100, 200 or 300mg on days 1 and 90) of inclisiran or placebo...
May 7, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729033/petroleum-hydrocarbon-mixture-toxicity-and-a-trait-based-approach-to-soil-invertebrate-species-for-site-specific-risk-assessments
#18
Amy Gainer, Mark Cousins, Natacha Hogan, Steven D Siciliano
Although petroleum hydrocarbons (PHCs) released to the environment typically occur as mixtures, PHC remediation guidelines often reflect individual substance toxicity. It is well documented that groups of aliphatic PHCs act via the same mechanism of action, nonpolar narcosis and, theoretically, concentration addition mixture toxicity principles apply. To assess this theory, ten standardized acute and chronic soil invertebrate toxicity tests on a range of organisms (Eisenia fetida, Lumbricus terrestris, Enchytraeus crypticus, Folsomia candida, Oppia nitens and Hypoaspis aculeifer) were conducted with a refined PHC binary mixture...
May 5, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728792/carbohydrate-reserves-and-seed-development-an-overview
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REVIEW
Manuel Aguirre, Edward Kiegle, Giulia Leo, Ignacio Ezquer
Seeds are one of the most important food sources, providing humans and animals with essential nutrients. These nutrients include carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Carbohydrates are one of the main energy sources for both plant and animal cells and play a fundamental role in seed development, human nutrition and the food industry. Many studies have focused on the molecular pathways that control carbohydrate flow during seed development in monocot and dicot species. For this reason, an overview of seed biodiversity focused on the multiple metabolic and physiological mechanisms that govern seed carbohydrate storage function in the plant kingdom is required...
May 4, 2018: Plant Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727735/therapeutic-potential-of-wild-medicinal-plant-zizyphus-mauritiana-against-silica-induced-toxicity-in-wistar-albino-rats
#20
Rudra Prasad Dutta, M B Patil
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Zizyphus mauritiana (L.) of the family Rhamnaceae is a traditional herbal medicinal plant and commonly called as 'ber' (Indian jujube). It is traditionally used as food source and treats various diseases like malaria, asthma, pain killer, diarrhoea, typhoid, diabetes, and skin diseases, etc. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to evaluate the ability of extracts of barks of root and stem of Zizyphus mauritiana (ZM) to cure silica induced toxicity in Wistar albino rats...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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