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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241180/high-mobility-group-box1-inhibitor-glycyrrhizic-acid-attenuates-kidney-injury-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Hong Zhang, Ru Zhang, Juan Chen, Min Shi, Wei Li, Xiangcheng Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is an important mediator of the inflammatory response. It has been implicated in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases, atherosclerosis, and obesity. However, the effects of HMGB1 on diabetic nephropathy remain unclear. Here, we investigated the potential roles and mechanisms of an HMGB1 inhibitor, glycyrrhizic acid (GA), in renal injury with the streptozotocin (STZ)-induced rat model. METHODS: The diabetic rat was generated by intraperitoneal injection of STZ and then treated with the HMGB1 inhibitor GA or saline for 8 weeks...
November 15, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241070/protocatechuic-acid-ameliorates-high-glucose-induced-extracellular-matrix-accumulation-in-diabetic-nephropathy
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Yali Ma, Fang Chen, Suxia Yang, Baoping Chen, Jun Shi
Protocatechuic acid (PCA), a phenolic compound of anthocyanins, was reported to possess various pharmacologic properties, including anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptosis, anti-diabetic and anti-tumor activities. However, the role of PCA in diabetic nephropathy remains elusive. The present study was conducted to evaluate the effects of PCA on extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation in high glucose (HG)-induced human mesangial cells (MCs) and explore the possible mechanism. Our results demonstrated that PCA obviously inhibited HG-induced proliferation of MCs in a dose-dependent manner...
December 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240812/effects-of-vaspin-on-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-secretion-via-pi3k-akt-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
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Shiwei Liu, Xin Li, Yaru Wu, Ruixue Duan, Jiaxin Zhang, Fang Du, Qi Zhang, Yuanbin Li, Naishi Li
Vaspin (visceral adipose tissue-derived serine protease inhibitor) is a recently discovered adipokine that has been implicated in diabetes mellitus and other metabolic disorders. However, the effects of vaspin on pancreatic β cell function and related mechanisms are not fully understood. Thus, the present study was performed to investigate the effects of vaspin on pancreatic β cell function and the potential underlying mechanisms. Both in vitro (rat insulinoma cells, INS-1) and in vivo (high fat diet fed rats) experiments were conducted...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240798/the-cost-of-comorbidities-in-treatment-for-hiv-aids-in-california
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David S Zingmond, Kodi B Arfer, Jennifer L Gildner, Arleen A Leibowitz
BACKGROUND: Antiretroviral therapy has increased longevity for people living with HIV (PLWH). As a result, PLWH increasingly experience the common diseases of aging and the resources needed to manage these comorbidities are increasing. This paper characterizes the number and types of comorbidities diagnosed among PLWH covered by Medicare and examines how non-HIV comorbidities relate to outpatient, inpatient, and pharmaceutical expenditures. METHODS: The study examined Medicare expenditures for 9767 HIV-positive Californians enrolled in Medicare in 2010 (7208 persons dually covered by Medicare and Medicaid and 2559 with Medicare only)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240741/a-retrospective-audit-of-the-characteristics-and-treatment-outcomes-in-patients-with-diabetes-related-charcot-neuropathic-osteoarthropathy
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Joanne Dixon, Joshua Coulter, Michele Garrett, Rick Cutfield
AIMS: To review the characteristics, management and outcomes one year after diagnosis in patients with diabetes related charcot neuropathic osteoarthropathy (CN) treated at the Diabetes Podiatry service, Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB) between 2000-2014. METHODS: Patients with diabetes and recorded diagnosis of CN were identified from the podiatry service records. Clinical details were retrospectively obtained from WDHB databases and patient medical records...
December 15, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240306/diabetic-macular-oedema-treated-with-intravitreal-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-2-4%C3%A2-years-follow-up-of-visual-acuity-and-retinal-thickness-in-566-patients-following-danish-national-guidelines
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Delila Hodzic-Hadzibegovic, Birgit Agnes Sander, Tine Juul Monberg, Michael Larsen, Henrik Lund-Andersen
PURPOSE: To investigate long-term functional and anatomical outcomes, discontinuation patterns, drug switching and rates of nonimprovement in patients treated with ranibizumab pro re nata (PRN) regimen for diabetic macular oedema (DME) according to the Danish national guidelines. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of 566 eyes in 566 patients with centre-involved DME who started intravitreal treatment with ranibizumab between January 2011 and December 2013 in the Greater Copenhagen region...
December 14, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240298/diabetic-macular-edema-innovative-technologies-and-economic-impact-new-opportunities-for-the-lombardy-region-healthcare-system
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Emanuela Foglia, Lucrezia Ferrario, Francesco Bandello, Camilla Ferri, Innocente Figini, Michela Franzin, Gianpiera Gambaro, Ugo Introini, Massimo Medaglia, Giovanni Staurenghi, Patrizia Tadini, Andrea Fomiatti, Davide Croce
PURPOSE: Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness. The aim of this study was to evaluate the economic benefits of introducing additional alternative technologies (Dexamethasone intravitreal implant - DEX - and Aflibercept injections), compared with the historical scenario of Ranibizumab intravitreal injections. METHODS: A 3-year budget impact model was developed, taking into consideration the perspective of the Lombardy Region Healthcare Service (LRHS)...
December 14, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239764/treatment-choices-for-the-glycaemic-management-of-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-chronic-kidney-disease-analysis-of-the-sail-patient-linked-dataset
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Thinzar Min, Gareth I Davies, Sam Rice, James Chess, Jeffrey W Stephens
AIMS: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common in type 2 diabetes and limits the treatment choices for glycaemic control. Our aim was to examine real-world prescribing for managing hyperglycaemia in the presence of CKD. METHODS: The SAIL (Secure Anonymised Information Linkage) databank was used to examine prescribing during the period from the 1st of January to 30th December 2014. CKD was defined as:- none or mild CKD, eGFR ≥60mL/min/1.73m2; moderate CKD eGFR <60mL/min/1...
November 23, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238904/anti-inflammatory-activity-of-anti-hyperlipidemic-drug-fenofibrate-and-its-phase-i-metabolite-fenofibric-acid-in-silico-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
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G Shyam Prasad, P Govardhan, G Deepika, V Vakdevi, R B Sashidhar
Fenofibrate, an anti-hyperlipidemic drug and its phase-I biotransformed metabolite fenofibric acid, was studied for COX-1 (PDB ID: 3N8Y) and COX-2 (PDB ID: 1PXX) inhibition potentials in silico and in vitro for their effects on human recombinant COX-2 enzyme isolated from a Baculovirus expression system in sf21 cells (EC 1.14.99.1) using a conventional spectrophotometric assay. Furthermore, the compounds were also screened for their anti-inflammatory potentials in vivo using carrageenan-induced paw oedema method in Wistar rats...
December 13, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238727/glycyrrhizic-acid-prevents-diabetic-nephropathy-by-activating-ampk-sirt1-pgc-1%C3%AE-signaling-in-db-db-mice
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Shaozhang Hou, Ting Zhang, Yuan Li, Fengying Guo, Xiu Jin
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a major cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Glycyrrhizic acid (GA) is an effective inhibitor of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. We investigated the role of GA in the progression of renal injury in DN. Albumin (Alb)/creatinine (crea) levels were significantly lower, and renal histopathology was attenuated in the diabetic db/db mice that were treated with GA (15 mg/kg via intraperitoneal injection) once per day for eight weeks. These changes were associated with significantly lower levels of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) expression...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238655/duodenal-jejunal-bypass-surgery-reverses-diabetic-phenotype-and-reduces-obesity-in-db-db-mice
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Yongjun Liang, Yueqian Wang, Zhengdong Qiao, Ting Cao, Ying Feng, Lin Zhang, Peng Zhang
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), a complex metabolic disorder typically accompanying weight gain, is associated with progressive β-cell failure and insulin resistance. Bariatric surgery ameliorates glucose tolerance and provides a near-perfect treatment. Duodenal-jejunal bypass (DJB) is an experimental procedure and has been studied in several rat models, but its influence in db/db mice, a transgenic model of T2DM, remains unclear. To investigate the effectiveness of DJB in db/db mice, we performed the surgery and evaluated metabolism improvement...
2017: Current Chemical Genomics and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238650/identification-of-the-joint-effect-of-a-dynamic-treatment-intervention-and-a-stochastic-monitoring-intervention-under-the-no-direct-effect-assumption
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Romain Neugebauer, Julie A Schmittdiel, Alyce S Adams, Richard W Grant, Mark J van der Laan
The management of chronic conditions is characterized by frequent re-assessment of therapy decisions in response to the patient's changing condition over the course of the illness. Evidence most suitable to inform care thus often concerns the contrast of adaptive treatment strategies that repeatedly personalize treatment decisions over time using the latest accumulated data available from the patient's previous clinic visits such as laboratory exams (e.g., hemoglobin A1c measurements in diabetes care). The frequency at which such information is monitored implicitly defines the causal estimand that is typically evaluated in an observational or randomized study of such adaptive treatment strategies...
January 2017: Journal of Causal Inference
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238515/role-of-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-the-treatment-of-severe-hypertriglyceridemia-an-experience
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Shaikh Ahmed Muntajib Wassay, Farhan Javed Dar, Asem K Saleh, Ibrahim Mansoor
Hypertriglyceridemia of obesity, the metabolic syndrome, and type II diabetes mellitus are highly prevalent in Saudi Arabia. Severe hypertriglyceridemia is a rare but well known cause of acute pancreatitis. In treatment pancreatic rest, lifestyle changes, and lipid-lowering medications are essential, but the response is slow. Recently the role of therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) has been stressed for fast and effective management in addition to insulin and heparin infusion. TPE for hypertriglyceridemic pancreatitis resulted in drastic improvements in clinical and laboratory findings and patient outcomes as suggested in our cases...
December 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238477/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-iran-a-meta-analysis
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Rahim Ostovar, Faezeh Kiani, Fatemeh Sayehmiri, Masood Yasemi, Yazdan Mohsenzadeh, Yousof Mohsenzadeh
Background: Metabolic syndrome) MetS( is a complex risk factor which increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. There are many studies with various populations and results about the prevalence of MetS in Iran; in order to authenticate these studies and have an overall estimation of its prevalence in Iran, performing a meta-analysis seems to be necessary. Objective: This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of MetS and its components in Iran via meta-analysis method...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238476/anti-hyperglycemic-and-antioxidant-potential-of-croton-bonplandianus-bail-fractions-in-correlation-with-polyphenol-content
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Uma Dharshini Karuppiah Vijayamuthuramalingam, Rajeswari Rajaram, Kalaivani Madhavaram Kuppusamy, Bhavana Jonnalagadda, Sumathy Arokiasamy
Objectives: Diabetes mellitus, a carbohydrate metabolic disorder, occurs due to absolute or relative deficiency of insulin. Current treatment strategies involve either preventing or delaying the intestinal absorption of glucose to lower the levels of postprandial hyperglycemia (PPHG). Herbal remedies have been since ancient times for treating diabetes mellitus. Therefore, identifying novel phytocompounds with α-amylase and α-glucosidase inhibitory activity that would reduce the glucose absorption as well as the rise in postprandial blood glucose level is vital...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238465/genistein-preserves-the-lungs-of-ovariectomized-diabetic-rats-addition-to-apoptotic-and-inflammatory-markers-in-the-lung
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Faeze Daghigh, Alireza Alihemmati, Pouran Karimi, Parisa Habibi, Naser Ahmadiasl
Objectives: The role of isoflavones in pulmonary structure and function during menopause is not well studied. Moreover, the important role of estrogen in the physiological function of respiratory system has been revealed. Genistein, as an isoflavone, mimics estrogenic in diabetic and ovariectomized rats. Here, we hypothesized that genistein would reverse changes in the protein expression levels related to estrogen deficiency in the lung of ovariectomized diabetic rats. Materials and Methods: Wistar female rats were assigned to four experimental groups (n=10 in each group): sham, rats underwent laparotomy without removing the ovaries; OVX, rats that underwent ovariectomy; OVX...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238240/the-effect-of-dpp-4-inhibitors-on-asthma-control-an-administrative-database-study-to-evaluate-a-potential-pathophysiological-relationship
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Gene Colice, David Price, Maria Gerhardsson de Verdier, Karma Rabon-Stith, Christopher Ambrose, Katherine Cappell, Debra E Irwin, Paul Juneau, Anna Vlahiotis
Rationale: DPP-4 may regulate immunological pathways implicated in asthma. Assessing whether DPP-4 inhibitor (DPP-4i) use might affect asthma control is clinically important because DPP-4i use in type 2 diabetes mellitus management (T2DM) is increasing. This study evaluated associations between DPP-4i use and asthma control. Methods: This was a retrospective, observational, matched cohort study using administrative claims in the MarketScan® Commercial Claims and Encounters (Commercial) and Medicare Supplemental and Coordination of Benefits (Medicare Supplemental) databases...
2017: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237999/the-relationships-among-hyperuricemia-body-mass-index-and-impaired-renal-function-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Yongmei Li, Xing Fan, Chunjun Li, Xinyue Zhi, Liyuan Peng, Hongling Han, Bei Sun
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common chronic microvascular complication and the major cause of death in diabetic patients. This study was conceived to explore the possible mechanisms of how hyperuricemia and obesity contribute to renal function impairment in type 2 diabetic (T2DM) patients. A cross-sectional study in 609 participants recruited from a T2DM population in North China was conducted. The multiplicative interaction between body mass index (BMI) and uric acid (UA) level was assessed using an interaction term in a logistic regression analysis...
December 13, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237922/outcomes-of-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-versus-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-aged-18-45-years-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Yang Li, Ran Dong, Kun Hua, Tao-Shuai Liu, Shao-You Zhou, Ning Zhou, Hong-Jia Zhang
BACKGROUND: Debate on treatment for young patients with coronary artery disease still exists. This study aimed to investigate the intermediate- and long-term outcomes between coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients aged 18-45 years with diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS: Between January 2006 and March 2016, a total of 2018 DM patients aged 18-45 years including 517 cases of CABG and 1501 cases of PCI were enrolled in the study...
December 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237621/patient-characteristics-influence-the-choice-of-biological-drug-in-ra-and-will-make-non-tnfi-biologics-appear-more-harmful-than-tnfi-biologics
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Thomas Frisell, Eva Baecklund, Karin Bengtsson, Daniela Di Giuseppe, Helena Forsblad-d'Elia, Johan Askling
OBJECTIVES: With the wide range of biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) available for treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and limited evidence to guide the choice for individual patients, we wished to evaluate whether patient characteristics influence the choice of bDMARD in clinical practice, and to quantify the extent to which this would bias direct comparisons of treatment outcome. METHODS: Register-based study of all Swedish patients with RA initiating necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi), rituximab, abatacept or tocilizumab in 2011-2015 as their first bDMARD (n=6481), or after switch from TNFi as first bDMARD (n=2829)...
December 13, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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