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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913877/oxidative-stress-in-drug-na%C3%A3-ve-first-episode-patients-with-schizophrenia-and-major-depression-effects-of-disease-acuity-and-potential-confounders
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Wolfgang Jordan, Henrik Dobrowolny, Sabine Bahn, Hans-Gert Bernstein, Tanja Brigadski, Thomas Frodl, Berend Isermann, Volkmar Lessmann, Jürgen Pilz, Andrea Rodenbeck, Kolja Schiltz, Edzard Schwedhelm, Hayrettin Tumani, Jens Wiltfang, Paul C Guest, Johann Steiner
Oxidative stress and immune dysregulation have been linked to schizophrenia and depression. However, it is unknown whether these factors are related to the pathophysiology or whether they are an epiphenomenon. Inconsistent oxidative stress-related findings in previous studies may have resulted from the use of different biomarkers which show disparate aspects of oxidative stress. Additionally, disease severity, medication, smoking, endocrine stress axis activation and obesity are potential confounders. In order to address some of these shortcomings, we have analyzed a broader set of oxidative stress biomarkers in our exploratory study, including urinary 8-iso-prostaglandin F2α (8-iso-PGF2α), 8-OH-2-deoyxguanosine (8-OH-2-dG), and blood levels of malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione S-transferase (GST) in acutely ill drug-naïve first episode patients with schizophrenia (n = 22), major depression (n = 18), and controls (n = 43)...
December 2, 2016: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913247/vitamin-d-insufficiency-and-asthma-in-a-us-nationwide-study
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Yueh-Ying Han, Erick Forno, Juan C Celedón
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D insufficiency (a serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D level of <30 ng/mL) has been associated with asthma morbidity. OBJECTIVE: To examine vitamin D insufficiency, asthma, and lung function among US children and adults. METHODS: Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2001 to 2010, we examined vitamin D insufficiency and (1) current asthma or wheeze in 10,860 children (6-17 years) and 24,115 adults (18-79 years) and (2) lung function in a subset of participants...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909080/ankylosing-spondylitis-versus-nonradiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis-comparison-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-inhibitor-effectiveness-and-effect-of-hla-b27-status-an-observational-cohort-study-from-the-nationwide-danbio-registry
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Bente Glintborg, Inge J Sørensen, Mikkel Østergaard, Lene Dreyer, Abdiweli A Mohamoud, Niels S Krogh, Oliver Hendricks, Lis S Andersen, Johnny L Raun, Marcin R Kowalski, Laura Danielsen, Randi Pelck, Henrik Nordin, Jens K Pedersen, Dorte G A Kraus, Susan R Christensen, Inger M J Hansen, Jakob Esbesen, Annette Schlemmer, Anne G Loft, Nabil Al Chaer, Lone Salomonsen, Merete L Hetland
OBJECTIVE: To compare baseline disease activity and treatment effectiveness in biologic-naive patients with nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) who initiate tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) treatment and to study the role of potential confounders (e.g., HLA-B27 status). METHODS: Observational cohort study based on prospectively registered data in the nationwide DANBIO registry. We used Kaplan-Meier plots, Cox, and logistic regression analyses to study the effect of diagnosis (nr-axSpA vs AS) and potential confounders (sex/age/start yr/HLA-B27/disease duration/TNFi-type/smoking/baseline disease activity) on TNFi adherence and response [e...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907022/nicotine-induces-podocyte-apoptosis-through-increasing-oxidative-stress
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Xiqian Lan, Rivka Lederman, Judith M Eng, Seyedeh Shadafarin Marashi Shoshtari, Moin A Saleem, Ashwani Malhotra, Pravin C Singhal
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking plays an important role in the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Nicotine, one of the major components of cigarette smoking, has been demonstrated to increase proliferation of renal mesangial cells. In this study, we examined the effect of nicotine on podocyte injury. METHODS: To determine the expression of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR subunits) in podocytes, cDNAs and cell lysate of cultured human podocytes were used for the expression of nAChR mRNAs and proteins, respectively; and mouse renal cortical sections were subjected to immunofluorescant staining...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904574/comparison-of-early-period-results-of-blood-use-in-open-heart-surgery
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Serhat Huseyin, Volkan Yuksel, Orkut Guclu, Fatma Nesrin Turan, Suat Canbaz, Turan Ege, Hasan Sunar
BACKGROUND: Various adverse effects of homologous blood transfusion detected particularly in open heart surgery, in which it is frequently used, lead researchers to study on autologous blood use and to evaluate the patient's blood better. Due to the complications of homologous blood transfusion, development of techniques that utilize less transfusion has become inevitable. We aimed to evaluate the effects of acute normovolemic hemodilution (ANH) in patients undergoing open heart surgery...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882224/correlation-between-serum-parathyroid-hormone-levels-and-coronary-artery-calcification-in-patients-without-renal-failure
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Gang-Yong Wu, Bai-Da Xu, Ting Wu, Xiao-Ying Wang, Tian-Xiao Wang, Xiao Zhang, Xiao Wang, Yang Xia, Gang-Jun Zong
The aim of the present study was to investigate the correlation between serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels and coronary artery calcification (CAC) in patients without renal failure, as well as to determine independent risk factors of CAC score (CACS). A total of 157 patients who underwent coronary computed tomography angiographic examination at the 101th Hospital of the People's Liberation Army between December 2013 and February 2015 were retrospectively evaluated. The correlation between PTH levels and CACS was determined using a Pearson correlation analysis...
November 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867158/preprocedural-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-predicts-long-term-outcome-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Hideki Wada, Tomotaka Dohi, Katsumi Miyauchi, Jun Shitara, Hirohisa Endo, Shinichiro Doi, Ryo Naito, Hirokazu Konishi, Shuta Tsuboi, Manabu Ogita, Takatoshi Kasai, Ahmed Hassan, Shinya Okazaki, Kikuo Isoda, Kazunori Shimada, Satoru Suwa, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) has been used to predict the risk of adverse cardiac events in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Less is known, however, about the association between hs-CRP and long-term outcome after PCI in the Japanese population.Methods and Results:We studied 3,039 all-comer patients with CAD who underwent their first PCI and had data available for preprocedural hs-CRP at Juntendo University between 2000 and 2011...
November 19, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824951/epigenetic-signatures-at-aqp3-and-socs3-engage-in-low-grade-inflammation-across-different-tissues
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Carola Marzi, Lesca M Holdt, Giovanni Fiorito, Pei-Chien Tsai, Anja Kretschmer, Simone Wahl, Simonetta Guarrera, Daniel Teupser, Tim D Spector, Licia Iacoviello, Carlotta Sacerdote, Konstantin Strauch, Serene Lee, Wolfgang E Thasler, Annette Peters, Barbara Thorand, Petra Wolf, Holger Prokisch, Rosario Tumino, Christian Gieger, Vittorio Krogh, Salvatore Panico, Jordana T Bell, Giuseppe Matullo, Melanie Waldenberger, Harald Grallert, Wolfgang Koenig
BACKGROUND: Elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP, determined by a high-sensitivity assay) indicate low-grade inflammation which is implicated in many age-related disorders. Epigenetic studies on CRP might discover molecular mechanisms underlying CRP regulation. We aimed to identify DNA methylation sites related to CRP concentrations in cells and tissues regulating low-grade inflammation. RESULTS: Genome-wide DNA methylation was measured in peripheral blood in 1,741 participants of the KORA F4 study using Illumina HumanMethylation450 BeadChip arrays...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823974/the-c-reactive-protein-albumin-ratio-predicts-long-term-outcomes-of-patients-with-operable-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Fanrong Zhang, Lisha Ying, Jiaoyue Jin, Kaiyan Chen, Nan Zhang, Junzhou Wu, Yimin Zhang, Dan Su
PURPOSE: To investigate the association between C-reactive protein/albumin ratio (CAR), an inflammation-based prognostic score, and clinicopathological factors, as well as its association with long-term outcomes in patients with operable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: A total of 617 operable NSCLC patients were retrospectively evaluated and the data of preoperative serum CRP and serum albumin was collected. The correlation between the CAR and clinicopathological factors was analyzed using the chi-square test...
November 3, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816692/il-6-a-central-acute-phase-mediator-as-an-early-biomarker-for-exposure-to-zinc-based-metal-fumes
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R Baumann, S Joraslafsky, A Markert, I Rack, S Davatgarbenam, V Kossack, B Gerhards, T Kraus, P Brand, M Gube
AIMS: Systemic C-reactive protein (CRP) increases 1day after short-term inhalation of welding fumes containing zinc and/or copper. The aim of the current study was to find further, possibly earlier systemic biomarkers after inhalation of different welding fumes containing zinc and traces of aluminum, with or without copper, as these metal combinations become more common in modern joining technology. METHODS: The study group consisted of 15 non-smoking male volunteers with healthy lung function data and without any occupational metal fume exposure...
December 12, 2016: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805476/the-acute-exercise-induced-inflammatory-response-a-comparison-of-young-adult-smokers-and-nonsmokers
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Tegan E Kastelein, Cheyne E Donges, Amy E Mendham, Rob Duffield
PURPOSE: This study examined postexercise inflammatory and leukocyte responses in smokers and nonsmokers, as well as the effects of cigarette smoking on the acute postexercise inflammatory and leukocyte response in habitual smokers. METHOD: Eleven recreationally active male smokers and 11 nonsmokers matched for age and aerobic fitness were familiarized and underwent baseline fitness testing. Participants then completed 40 min of cycling at 50% peak aerobic workload...
November 2, 2016: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805040/personalized-risk-assessment-in-never-light-and-heavy-smokers-in-a-prospective-cohort-in-taiwan
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Xifeng Wu, Chi Pang Wen, Yuanqing Ye, MinKwang Tsai, Christopher Wen, Jack A Roth, Xia Pu, Wong-Ho Chow, Chad Huff, Sonia Cunningham, Maosheng Huang, Shuanbei Wu, Chwen Keng Tsao, Jian Gu, Scott M Lippman
The objective of this study was to develop markedly improved risk prediction models for lung cancer using a prospective cohort of 395,875 participants in Taiwan. Discriminatory accuracy was measured by generation of receiver operator curves and estimation of area under the curve (AUC). In multivariate Cox regression analysis, age, gender, smoking pack-years, family history of lung cancer, personal cancer history, BMI, lung function test, and serum biomarkers such as carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), bilirubin, alpha fetoprotein (AFP), and c-reactive protein (CRP) were identified and included in an integrative risk prediction model...
November 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801301/a-case-control-study-of-risk-factors-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Huifeng Yuan, Xinwei Han, Dechao Jiao, Pengli Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To explore the potential risk factors of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in the Chinese population. METHODS: A matched case-control study was designed for the study. Patients with AAA administrated in the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University from January 2005 to December 2007 were included in the study. Sex and age-matched volunteers were selected for the case-control in the same period. A uniform questionnaire was sent to patients and volunteers to collect demographic data, past medical history, and behavioral factors...
October 21, 2016: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792942/cadmium-exposure-is-associated-with-soluble-urokinase-plasminogen-activator-receptor-a-circulating-marker-of-inflammation-and-future-cardiovascular-disease
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Björn Fagerberg, Yan Borné, Lars Barregard, Gerd Sallsten, Niklas Forsgard, Bo Hedblad, Margaretha Persson, Gunnar Engström
BACKGROUND: Diet and smoking are the main sources of cadmium exposure in the general population. Cadmium increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and experimental studies show that it induces inflammation. Blood cadmium levels are associated with macrophages in human atherosclerotic plaques. Soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) is an emerging biomarker for cardiovascular events related to inflammation and atherosclerotic plaques. The aim was to examine whether blood cadmium levels are associated with circulating suPAR and other markers of inflammation...
January 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784848/is-high-serum-ldl-hdl-cholesterol-ratio-an-emerging-risk-factor-for-sudden-cardiac-death-findings-from-the-kihd-study
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Setor K Kunutsor, Francesco Zaccardi, Jouni Karppi, Sudhir Kurl, Jari A Laukkanen
AIM: Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c) and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c), which are components of total cholesterol, have each been suggested to be linked to the risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). However, the relationship between LDL-c/HDL-c ratio and the risk of SCD has not been previously investigated. We aimed to assess the associations of LDL-c, HDL-c, and the ratio of LDL-c/HDL-c with the risk of SCD. METHODS: Serum lipoprotein concentrations were assessed at baseline in the Finnish Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease prospective cohort study of 2,616 men aged 42-61 years at recruitment...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783409/malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde-adducted-surfactant-protein-alters-macrophage-functions-through-scavenger-receptor-a
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Muna Sapkota, Kusum K Kharbanda, Todd A Wyatt
BACKGROUND: Reactive aldehydes such as acetaldehyde and malondialdehyde generated as a result of alcohol metabolism and cigarette smoke exposure lead to the formation of malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde-adducted proteins (MAA adducts). These aldehydes can adduct to different proteins such as bovine serum albumin and surfactant protein A or surfactant protein D (SPD). Macrophages play an important role in innate immunity, but the effect of MAA adducts on macrophage function has not yet been examined...
December 2016: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771738/serum-dehydroepiandrosterone-levels-are-associated-with-lower-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-the-rotterdam-study
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Adela Brahimaj, Taulant Muka, Maryam Kavousi, Joop S E Laven, Abbas Dehghan, Oscar H Franco
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Previous literature documents controversial results for the impact of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in glucose metabolism. We aimed to assess the associations between serum levels of DHEA and its main derivatives DHEA sulphate (DHEAS) and androstenedione, as well as the ratio of DHEAS to DHEA, and risk of type 2 diabetes. METHODS: We used data on serum levels of DHEA, DHEAS and androstenedione from 5189 middle-aged and elderly men and women from the prospective population-based Rotterdam Study...
January 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770269/coenzyme-q10-protects-renal-proximal-tubule-cells-against-nicotine-induced-apoptosis-through-induction-of-p66-shc-dependent-antioxidant-responses
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Istvan Arany, Anthony Carter, Samuel Hall, Tibor Fulop, Mehul Dixit
Chronic nicotine exposure (via smoking, E-cigarettes) increases oxidative stress in the kidney that sensitizes it to additional injury in experimental models and in the renal patient. The pro-apoptotic p66(shc) protein-via serine36 phosphorylation that facilitates its mitochondrial translocation and therein cytochrome c binding-generates oxidative stress that leads to injury of renal proximal tubule cells during chronic nicotine exposure. Coenzyme Q10-a clinically safe antioxidant-has been used against nicotine/smoke extract-associated oxidative stress in various non-renal cells...
October 22, 2016: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754121/os-24-02-association-between-inflammation-obesity-and-prehypertension-in-16-25-year-old-australian-females
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Asvini Subasinghe, John Wark, Alexandra Gorelik, Suzanne Garland
OBJECTIVE: The relationship between inflammation and prehypertension has never been documented in adolescent females in Australia, where obesity is prevalent. We aimed to investigate the association between high sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP), obesity and prehypertension in young Australian females. DESIGN AND METHOD: Women aged 16-25 years, living in Victoria, were randomly recruited via targeted Facebook advertising for the Young Female Health Initiative and Safe-D studies...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749321/effect-of-atorvastatin-on-serum-omentin-1-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Qianqian Chen, Xingchen Shang, Meng Yuan, Lining Liang, Xia Zhong
OBJECTIVE: An association between coronary artery disease (CAD) and serum omentin-1 was recently identified. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of atorvastatin on serum levels of omentin-1 in patients with CAD. METHODS: One-hundred and ninety-eight patients with CAD were divided into two groups: those with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and those with stable angina pectoris (SAP). All patients were randomized to receive atorvastatin therapy at a dose of either 20 or 40 mg/day for 12 weeks...
October 4, 2016: Coronary Artery Disease
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