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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798540/growth-differentiation-factor-15-may-predict-mortality-of-peripheral-and-coronary-artery-diseases-and-correlate-with-their-risk-factors
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Lung-An Hsu, Semon Wu, Jyh-Ming Jimmy Juang, Fu-Tien Chiang, Ming-Sheng Teng, Jeng-Feng Lin, Hsuan-Li Huang, Yu-Lin Ko
Plasma GDF15 concentrations were measured in 612 Taiwanese individuals without overt systemic disease. Clinical parameters, GDF15 genetic variants, and 22 biomarker levels were analyzed. We further enrolled 86 patients with PAD and 481 patients with CAD, who received endovascular intervention and coronary angiography, respectively, to examine the role of GDF15 level in predicting all-cause mortality. Significant associations were found between GDF15 genotypes/haplotypes and GDF15 levels. The circulating GDF15 level was positively associated with age, smoking, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus as well as circulating levels of lipocalin 2 and various biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797406/ct-detected-growth-of-coronary-artery%C3%A2-calcification-in-asymptomatic-middle-aged-subjects-and-association-with-15-biomarkers
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Søren Zöga Diederichsen, Mette Hjortdal Grønhøj, Hans Mickley, Oke Gerke, Flemming Hald Steffensen, Jess Lambrechtsen, Niels Peter Rønnow Sand, Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Michael Hecht Olsen, Axel Diederichsen
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the incidence and progression of coronary artery calcification (CAC) in asymptomatic middle-aged subjects and to evaluate the value of a broad panel of biomarkers in the prediction of CAC growth. BACKGROUND: CAC continues to be a major risk factor, but the value of biochemical markers in predicting CAC incidence and progression remains unresolved. METHODS: At baseline, 1,227 men and women underwent traditional risk assessment and a computed tomography (CT) scan to determine the CAC score...
August 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781892/inflammatory-markers-are-positively-associated-with-serum-trans-fatty-acids-in-an-adult-american-population
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Mohsen Mazidi, Hong-Kai Gao, Andre Pascal Kengne
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The relationship between serum trans-fatty acids (TFAs) and systemic inflammation markers is unclear. We investigated the association of serum TFAs with high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and fibrinogen in adult Americans. METHODS: The 1999 to 2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) participants with measured data on hs-CRP and fibrinogen were included. TFAs were measured via capillary gas chromatography and mass spectrometry using negative chemical ionization...
2017: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780639/ethnicity-and-disease-severity-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-three-ethnic-groups
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Farokh Jamalyaria, Michael M Ward, Shervin Assassi, Thomas J Learch, MinJae Lee, Lianne S Gensler, Matthew A Brown, Laura Diekman, Amirali Tahanan, Mohammad H Rahbar, Michael H Weisman, John D Reveille
The purpose of this study is to compare disease severity in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in three ethnic groups. We assessed 925 AS patients (57 Blacks, 805 Whites, 63 Latinos) enrolled in the longitudinal Prospective Study of Outcomes in AS (PSOAS) for functional impairment, disease activity, and radiographic severity. Comparisons of clinical characteristics and HLA-B27 frequency for each group were performed, in two multivariable regression models, we compared the baseline Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Radiographic Index (BASRI) and modified Stokes Ankylosing Spondylitis Spine Score (mSASSS) by ethnicity, adjusting for covariates...
August 6, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774484/cardiovascular-disease-risk-associated-with-serum-apolipoprotein-b-is-modified-by-serum-vitamin-a
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Thomas Olsen, Kathrine J Vinknes, Gard F T Svingen, Eva R Pedersen, Grethe S Tell, Rune Blomhoff, Christian A Drevon, Per M Ueland, Øivind Midttun, Helga Refsum, Ottar K Nygård
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Apolipoproteins B (apoB) and A1 (apoA1) are major protein constituents of low-density and high-density lipoproteins, respectively, and serum concentrations of these apolipoproteins are associated with risk of atherosclerosis. Vitamin A (VA) has been implicated in lipoprotein metabolism. We evaluated the associations of serum apoB, apoA1 and their ratio (apoBAR) with risk of incident acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and the possible modification by serum VA. METHODS: Risk associations were assessed by Cox regression, and presented as hazard ratios (HRs) per standard deviation (SD) increment in log-transformed values of the lipid parameters, among 4117 patients with suspected stable angina pectoris, located in Western Norway...
July 21, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766358/circulating-midregional-proadrenomedullin-and-risk-of-incident-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-a-prospective-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Stefan Acosta, Anders Gottsäter, Gunnar Engström, Olle Melander, Moncef Zarrouk, Peter M Nilsson, J Gustav Smith
Prospective clinical plasma biomarker studies in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) pathogenesis have been hampered by the need for very large cohorts and long follow-up time. The main aim of the present study was to evaluate the association of adrenomedullin, a cardiovascular (CV) stress marker, and incident AAA risk. Prospective longitudinal cohort of middle-aged individuals from the CV cohort of the Malmö Diet and Cancer Study (n = 5551; 1991-1994) was assessed. Plasma concentrations of midregional proadrenomedullin (MR-proADM), C-reactive protein (CRP), and conventional risk factors were measured at baseline...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762762/gdf-15-and-trail-r2-are-powerful-predictors-of-long-term-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Emma Skau, Egil Henriksen, Philippe Wagner, Pär Hedberg, Agneta Siegbahn, Jerzy Leppert
Background The Proximity Extension Assay proteomics chip provides a large-scale analysis of 92 biomarkers linked to cardiovascular disease or inflammation. We aimed to identify the biomarkers that best predicted long-term all-cause mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Methods In this prospective cohort study, 92 biomarkers were analysed in 847 consecutive patients from the Västmanland Myocardial Infarction Study with a median follow-up of 6.9 years. Results The mean (± standard deviation) age of the patients was 70 (11...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762199/age-dependent-alterations-in-serum-cytokines-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cell-cytokine-production-natural-killer-cell-activity-and-prostaglandin-f2%C3%AE
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Dong Hee Lee, Minkyung Kim, Minjoo Kim, Young Ju Lee, Hye Jin Yoo, Sang-Hyun Lee, Jong Ho Lee
This study aimed to determine age-dependent alterations in serum cytokines, peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) cytokine production, natural killer (NK) cell activity, and urinary 8-epi-prostaglandin F2α (PGF2α). Nine hundred eighty-seven healthy and nonobese subjects were divided into five age groups: 20-34 (group 1), 35-44 (group 2), 45-54 (group 3), 55-64 (group 4), and 65-80 (group 5) years of age. After adjusting for BMI, sex, and smoking and drinking status, serum interferon (IFN)-γ levels decreased in groups 3, 4, and 5 compared with those in groups 1 and 2...
July 31, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761986/smoking-cessation-reduces-the-lectin-like-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-index-an-independent-cardiovascular-risk-marker-of-vascular-inflammation
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Maki Komiyama, Hiromichi Wada, Koh Ono, Hajime Yamakage, Noriko Satoh-Asahara, Sayaka Shimada, Masaharu Akao, Tatsuya Morimoto, Akira Shimatsu, Yuko Takahashi, Tatsuya Sawamura, Koji Hasegawa
Vessel wall inflammation promotes the destabilization of atherosclerotic plaques. The lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor-1 (LOX-1) expressed by vascular cells and monocytes. LOX index is calculated by multiplying LOX-1 ligand containing apolipoprotein B level with the soluble LOX-1. A high LOX index reflects an increased risk for stroke and myocardial infarction. However, the change in LOX index after smoking cessation and the relationship between smoking-related variables and LOX index are unknown...
July 31, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756540/severe-ulcerative-colitis-predictors-of-response-and-algorithm-proposal-for-rescue-therapy
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D G Ribaldone, I Dileo, R Pellicano, A Resegotti, S Fagoonee, M Vernero, G Saracco, M Astegiano
BACKGROUND: There is no agreeing if rescue therapy can avoid short-term colectomy in patients treated for severe steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis. AIMS: The aim of our study was to identify predictors of response to infliximab and cyclosporine A. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 49 patients with severe ulcerative colitis were included. Response to therapy was defined as three or more point reductions in Mayo score after 6 months of treatment and avoidance of colectomy after 1 year...
July 29, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754224/residual-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-statin-treated-adults-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Nathan D Wong, Yanglu Zhao, Ruben G W Quek, Roger S Blumenthal, Matthew J Budoff, Mary Cushman, Parveen Garg, Veit Sandfort, Michael Tsai, J Antonio G Lopez
BACKGROUND: Residual atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk in statin-treated US adults without known ASCVD is not well described. OBJECTIVE: To quantitate residual ASCVD risk and its predictors in statin-treated adults. METHODS: We studied 1014 statin-treated adults (53.3% female, mean 66.0 years) free of clinical ASCVD in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. We examined ASCVD event rates by National Lipid Association risk groups over 11-year follow-up and the relation of standard risk factors, biomarkers, and subclinical atherosclerosis measures with residual ASCVD event risk...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751572/short-term-exposure-to-ambient-air-pollution-and-biomarkers-of-systemic-inflammation-the-framingham-heart-study
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Wenyuan Li, Kirsten S Dorans, Elissa H Wilker, Mary B Rice, Petter L Ljungman, Joel D Schwartz, Brent A Coull, Petros Koutrakis, Diane R Gold, John F Keaney, Ramachandran S Vasan, Emelia J Benjamin, Murray A Mittleman
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to examine associations between short-term exposure to ambient air pollution and circulating biomarkers of systemic inflammation in participants from the Framingham Offspring and Third Generation cohorts in the greater Boston area. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We included 3996 noncurrent smoking participants (mean age, 53.6 years; 54% women) who lived within 50 km from a central air pollution monitoring site in Boston, MA, and calculated the 1- to 7-day moving averages of fine particulate matter (diameter<2...
July 27, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750055/longer-sleep-is-associated-with-lower-bmi-and-favorable-metabolic-profiles-in-uk-adults-findings-from-the-national-diet-and-nutrition-survey
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Gregory D M Potter, Janet E Cade, Laura J Hardie
Ever more evidence associates short sleep with increased risk of metabolic diseases such as obesity, which may be related to a predisposition to non-homeostatic eating. Few studies have concurrently determined associations between sleep duration and objective measures of metabolic health as well as sleep duration and diet, however. We therefore analyzed associations between sleep duration, diet and metabolic health markers in UK adults, assessing associations between sleep duration and 1) adiposity, 2) selected metabolic health markers and 3) diet, using National Diet and Nutrition Survey data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746320/c-reactive-protein-in-periodontitis-and-its-comparison-with-body-mass-index-and-smoking-behaviour
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S Gupta, S Pradhan, S Kc, S Shakya, M Giri
INTRODUCTION: Chronic periodontitis is an infectious disease resulting in inflammation within the supporting tissues of the teeth, progressive attachment loss, and bone loss. In addition to declining oral health, there is always low grade infection present in periodontitis. Studies show increased levels of systemic biomarkers in periodontal disease such as CRP, which is considered a key-marker of CVD. Research has also shown positive association between BMI and smoking with periodontitis and CRP...
April 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744116/tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-2-as-a-possible-marker-of-copd-in-smokers-and-ex-smokers
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Laura Miranda de Oliveira Caram, R Ferrari, D L Nogueira, Mrm Oliveira, F V Francisqueti, S E Tanni, C R Corrêa, I Godoy
INTRODUCTION: Oxidative stress and systemic inflammation are higher in smokers and patients with COPD; however, markers that may help differentiate between smokers and patients with COPD have not yet been identified. We hypothesized that tumor necrosis factor-alpha receptor (TNFR) and soluble form of the receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE) can be indicators of COPD in asymptomatic patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated 32 smokers (smoking history >10 pack-years), 32 patients with mild/moderate COPD (smokers and ex-smokers), and 32 never smokers...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728886/effect-of-a-physical-activity-intervention-on-supar-levels-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Christopher Rohde, Christoffer Polcwiartek, Eivind Andersen, Torkel Vang, Jimmi Nielsen
OBJECTIVES: Soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) is a novel inflammatory marker, associated with lifestyle diseases and mortality risk. No studies have investigated whether physical activity may reduce suPAR levels using a randomized controlled design. DESIGN AND METHODS: suPAR and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels were determined in blood samples from a previous randomized controlled trial with Pakistani immigrants in Norway, 2008. The study included physically inactive men that were randomized to an intervention group (supervised group exercises) or a control group and followed for 5 months...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728805/associations-of-c-reactive-protein-and-psychological-distress-are-modified-by-antidepressants-supporting-an-inflammatory-depression-subtype-findings-from-ukhls
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Amanda Hughes, Meena Kumari
BACKGROUND: Clinical evidence increasingly suggests inflammation may be important specifically for an etiologically distinct depression subtype, characterised by resistance to antidepressant medication. However, epidemiological investigations of the relationship of inflammation with depression and psychological distress have failed to acknowledge these developments, which may have resulted in bias or masking of associations driven by the subtype. This may have contributed to inconsistent results in epidemiological studies, and equivocal support for an inflammation-depression link...
July 17, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724840/exposure-to-parental-smoking-in-childhood-is-associated-with-high-c-reactive-protein-in-adulthood-the-cardiovascular-risk-in-young-finns-study
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Di Wang, Markus Juonala, Jorma S A Viikari, Feitong Wu, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Olli T Raitakari, Costan G Magnussen
AIM: Children exposed to parental smoking are at increased long-term risk of subclinical atherosclerosis in adulthood. However, it has not been quantified if exposure to parental smoking in childhood is associated with adult systemic inflammation. This study aimed to determine if childhood exposure to parental smoking was associated with high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) in adulthood. METHODS: This longitudinal analysis of 2,511 participants used data from the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study, a prospective cohort of Finnish children...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724442/impact-of-obesity-on-the-response-to-tumor-necrosis-factor-inhibitors-in-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Raphael Micheroli, Monika Hebeisen, Lukas M Wildi, Pascale Exer, Giorgio Tamborrini, Jürg Bernhard, Burkhard Möller, Pascal Zufferey, Michael J Nissen, Almut Scherer, Adrian Ciurea
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the impact of obesity on the response to tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). The aim of our study was to investigate the impact of different body mass index (BMI) categories on TNFi response in a large cohort of patients with axSpA. METHODS: Patients with axSpA within the Swiss Clinical Quality Management (SCQM) program were included in the current study if they fulfilled the Assessment in Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) criteria for axSpA, started a first TNFi after recruitment, and had available BMI data as well as a baseline and follow-up visit at 1 year (±6 months)...
July 19, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713837/the-predictive-role-of-tooth-extractions-oral-infections-and-hs-c-reactive-protein-for-mortality-in-individuals-with-and-without-diabetes-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-a-12-1-2-year-follow-up
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Lise Lund Håheim, Kjersti S Rønningen, Morten Enersen, Ingar Olsen
The predictive role of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), number of tooth extractions, and oral infections for mortality in people with and without diabetes is unclear. This prospective cohort study is a 12 1/2-year follow-up of the Oslo II study, a health survey in 2000. In all, 12,764 men were invited. Health information was retrieved from 6434 elderly men through questionnaire information, serum measurements, and anthropometric and blood pressure measurements. Diabetes was reported by 425 men...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
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