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Vanesa Bellou, Lazaros Belbasis, Ioanna Tzoulaki, Evangelos Evangelou
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a global epidemic associated with increased health expenditure, and low quality of life. Many non-genetic risk factors have been suggested, but their overall epidemiological credibility has not been assessed. METHODS: We searched PubMed to capture all meta-analyses and Mendelian randomization studies for risk factors of T2DM. For each association, we estimated the summary effect size, its 95% confidence and prediction interval, and the I2 metric...
2018: PloS One
Xiao Xiao Zhao, Jinbo Liu, Hongwei Zhao, Yingyan Zhou, Lihong Li, Hongyu Wang
Hypertension is a generally accepted atherogenic risk factor. The aim of this prospective longitudinal study was to evaluate changes in carotid intima-media thickness (c-IMT) and explore the association of cardiovascular risk factors and the carotid intima thickness in adults with hypertension using standardized methods. We used data from a subgroup of Beijing Vascular Disease Patients Evaluation Study (BEST), a population-based study of community-dwelling adults. The c-IMT, biomarkers, and carotid-femoral-pulse wave velocity (PWV) were measured at baseline, and lifestyles such as smoking status, sleeping habits, and oil or salt intake level were determined with the use of a validated questionnaire in the follow-up...
March 19, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
Takaki Akamine, Kazuki Takada, Gouji Toyokawa, Fumihiko Kinoshita, Taichi Matsubara, Yuka Kozuma, Naoki Haratake, Shinkichi Takamori, Fumihiko Hirai, Tetsuzo Tagawa, Tatsuro Okamoto, Yasuto Yoneshima, Isamu Okamoto, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Yoshinao Oda, Yoichi Nakanishi, Yoshihiko Maehara
OBJECTIVES: Programmed death-1 (PD-1) and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitors have been approved as a standard therapy for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Although PD-L1 expression serves as a predictive biomarker for the efficacy of immunotherapy, there are no established biomarkers to predict the expression of PD-L1. The inflammatory markers C-reactive protein (CRP) and neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) were recently shown to predict the efficacy of nivolumab for NSCLC patients...
March 2018: Surgical Oncology
Rômulo Araújo Fernandes, Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias, P Babu Balagopal, Raquel D O Conceição, Raul D Santos, Gabriel Grizzo Cucato, Márcio Sommer Bittencourt
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Structured regular exercise programs decrease high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), a marker of low-grade inflammation in adults. Longitudinal effects of self-initiated physical activity levels (PAL) on hsCRP are less clear. This study evaluated the association of longitudinal changes in hsCRP in relation to modifications in PAL, over time, in a large sample of adults. METHODS: Participants included 5030 adults, 4045 (80%) males, undergoing routine health screening examinations...
February 8, 2018: Atherosclerosis
Wenxue Yang, Xiaoping Yan, Qisheng Xia, Qingwen Tao, Xiaowei Gan, Yingze Zhang, Zhihua Chen, Weiping Kong
OBJECTIVES: We quantified the expression of six well-characterized microRNAs in peripheral blood mononuclear cells to see whether they can predispose to syndesmophytes in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study involving 46 AS patients (23/23 with/without syndesmophytes) and 22 healthy controls. MicroRNAs expression was quantified by real-time PCR. RESULTS: Six examined microRNAs were comparably expressed between AS patients without syndesmophytes and healthy controls (p>0...
March 15, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
Christina Boeck, Sophia Pfister, Alexander Bürkle, Valerie Vanhooren, Claude Libert, Juan Salinas-Manrique, Detlef E Dietrich, Iris-Tatjana Kolassa, Alexander Karabatsiakis
BACKGROUND: Glycans are short chains of saccharides linked to glycoproteins that are known to be involved in a wide range of inflammatory processes. As depression has been consistently associated with chronic low-grade inflammation, we asked whether patients with Major Depressive Disorder show alterations in the N-glycosylation pattern of serum proteins that might be linked to associated changes in inflammatory processes. METHODS: In a study cohort of 21 female patients with an acute depressive episode and 21 non-depressed female control subjects aged between 50 and 69 years, we analyzed the serum N-glycan profile by DNA Sequencer Adapted-Fluorophore Assisted Carbohydrate Electrophoresis (DSA-FACE) and assessed the serum levels of interleukin (IL)- 6, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and C-reactive protein (CRP) by chemiluminescence immunoassays and nephelometry...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
Martin Tibuakuu, Sina Kianoush, Andrew P DeFilippis, John W McEvoy, Di Zhao, Eliseo Guallar, Christie M Ballantyne, Ron C Hoogeveen, Michael J Blaha, Erin D Michos
Despite the causal role of cigarette smoking in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. We evaluated the joint relation between smoking and inflammatory markers with ASCVD risk. We tested cross-sectional associations of self-reported smoking status (never, former, current) and intensity (packs/day) with lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2 ) activity and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) in 10,506 Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities participants at Visit 4 (1996 to 1998)...
February 6, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
Nicole Delange, Suzanne Lindsay, Hector Lemus, Tracy L Finlayson, Scott T Kelley, Roberta A Gottlieb
BACKGROUND: Periodontal disease has been shown to be associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). No known studies evaluate the relationship between periodontal disease status and biomarkers of CVD risk in the American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) population despite their disproportionately high rates of poor oral health and cardiovascular disease-related outcomes. This study compared levels of interleukin (IL)-6 and C-reactive protein (CRP) across increasing severity of periodontal disease status among younger adults between the ages of 21 and 43 years...
February 2018: Journal of Periodontology
Tetsuo Kobayashi, Jun-Ichi Kido, Yuichi Ishihara, Kazuhiro Omori, Satoshi Ito, Takato Matsuura, Takashi Bando, Jun Wada, Akira Murasawa, Kiyoshi Nakazono, Akio Mitani, Shogo Takashiba, Toshihiko Nagata, Hiromasa Yoshie
BACKGROUND: A number of studies have suggested a bidirectional relationship of periodontitis with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, the genetic factors that underlie these relationships have not been elucidated. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter case-control study that included 185 patients with RA and chronic periodontitis (CP), 149 patients with T2DM and CP, 251 patients with CP, and 130 systemically and periodontally healthy controls from a cohort of Japanese adults to assess the shared genetic risk factors for RA and CP as well as for T2DM and CP...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Periodontology
Kang Xu, Xiu Li
BACKGROUND Depression is a major comorbidity in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The aim of this study was to explore cytokine levels, and socio-demographic and clinical factors that may affect COPD-related depression.  MATERIAL AND METHODS This prospective study enrolled 53 consecutive COPD patients, without any other lower respiratory tract diseases, psychiatric disorders, family history or cognitive disorders, who were hospitalized in the Department of Respiratory Medicine of Hefei First People's Hospital, China between October 2015 and October 2016...
March 8, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Zhiwei Liu, Anna E Coghill, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Carla Proietti, Wan-Lun Hsu, Yin-Chu Chien, Lea Lekieffre, Lutz Krause, Kelly J Yu, Pei-Jen Lou, Cheng-Ping Wang, Jason Mulvenna, Jaap M Middeldorp, Jeff Bethony, Chien-Jen Chen, Denise L Doolan, Allan Hildesheim
Background: Little is known about variation in antibody response targeting the full spectrum of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) proteins and how such patterns inform disease risk. Methods: We utilized a microarray to measure IgG and IgA antibody responses against 199 EBV protein sequences from five EBV strains in 289 healthy adults from Taiwan. We described positivity patterns, estimated the correlation between antibodies, and investigated the association between environmental and genetic risk factors and variation in antibody responses...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
Keiko Murakami, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Mieko Nakamura, Toshiharu Ninomiya, Toshiyuki Ojima, Kayoko Shirai, Tomomi Nagahata, Aya Kadota, Nagako Okuda, Nobuo Nishi, Tomonori Okamura, Hirotsugu Ueshima, Akira Okayama, Katsuyuki Miura
BACKGROUND: Most studies on socioeconomic inequalities in oral health have not considered the effects of behavioral and biological factors and age differences. Furthermore, the nationwide status of inequalities remains unclear in Japan. METHODS: We analyzed data from 2,089 residents aged ≥40 years throughout Japan. The lowest quartile of the number of remaining teeth for each 10-year age category was defined as poor oral health. Behavioral and biological factors included smoking status, obesity, diabetes mellitus, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, and the use of dental devices...
2018: Journal of Epidemiology
Satoshi Kawatsu, Konosuke Sasaki, Ko Sakatsume, Shingo Takahara, Katsuhiro Hosoyama, Naoki Masaki, Yusuke Suzuki, Yukihiro Hayatsu, Ichiro Yoshioka, Kei Sakuma, Osamu Adachi, Masatoshi Akiyama, Kiichiro Kumagai, Naotaka Motoyoshi, Shunsuke Kawamoto, Yoshikatsu Saiki
BACKGROUND: Heparin resistance is often encountered during cardiovascular surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass. Clinical risk factors and the mechanism underlying heparin resistance are yet to be determined. The aim of this study was to elucidate the clinically valid preoperative predictors related to heparin resistance. METHODS: A total of 489 patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery were evaluated. Of these, 25 patients presented with heparin resistance (HR) and received antithrombin III administration for the initiation of cardiopulmonary bypass with an effective activated coagulation time...
March 1, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Yun-Li Zhao, Zi-Feng Yang, Jian-Hua Shang, Wan-Yi Huang, Bei Wang, Xin Wei, Afsar Khan, Zhi-Wei Yuan, Ya-Ping Liu, Yi-Fen Wang, Xin-Hua Wang, Xiao-Dong Luo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Leaf of Alstonia scholaris (L.) R. Br. (Apocynaceae), a wide used ethic-medicine in many Asia and Africa counties, has also been recorded as the common traditional Chinese medicine for treatment of illnesses in respiratory system by Dai people. AIM OF THE STUDY: To provide experimental data of clinical adaption of total indole alkaloids (TA) from leaf of A. scholaris for treating post-infectious cough in phase II clinical trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To model post-infectious cough, all animals except control group were instilled intra-tracheal with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) (80μg/50μL/mouse), followed by subsequent exposure to cigarette smoke (CS) for 30min per day for a total of 30 days...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Greta Musteikienė, Skaidrius Miliauskas, Jurgita Zaveckienė, Marius Žemaitis, Astra Vitkauskienė
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine what factors are associated with sputum culture conversion after 1 month of tuberculosis (TB) treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 52 patients with new drug susceptible pulmonary TB were included in the study. Patients completed St. George respiratory questionnaire (SGRQ), they were asked about smoking, alcohol use, living conditions and education. Body mass index (BMI) measurements, laboratory tests (C reactive protein [CRP], vitamin D, albumin) were performed, and chest X-ray was done...
February 9, 2018: Medicina
Tábata Natal Gadotti, Marina Maintinguer Norde, Marcelo Macedo Rogero, Mauro Fisberg, Regina Mara Fisberg, Erica Oki, Lígia Araújo Martini
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between dairy product consumption and plasma inflammatory biomarkers levels among a representative sample of Brazilian adults from São Paulo City. METHODS: Data were acquired from the Health Survey for São Paulo, a cross-sectional population-based study. All individuals 20 to 59 y of age with complete food consumption information (24-h dietary recall and food frequency questionnaire) and blood sample analysis were included (N = 259)...
October 26, 2017: Nutrition
Dominika Malińska, Jędrzej Szymański, Paulina Patalas-Krawczyk, Bernadeta Michalska, Aleksandra Wojtala, Monika Prill, Małgorzata Partyka, Karolina Drabik, Jarosław Walczak, Alain Sewer, Stephanie Johne, Karsta Luettich, Manuel C Peitsch, Julia Hoeng, Jerzy Duszyński, Joanna Szczepanowska, Marco van der Toorn, Mariusz R Wieckowski
Mitochondrial dysfunction caused by cigarette smoke is involved in the oxidative stress-induced pathology of airway diseases. Reducing the levels of harmful and potentially harmful constituents by heating rather than combusting tobacco may reduce mitochondrial changes that contribute to oxidative stress and cell damage. We evaluated mitochondrial function and oxidative stress in BEAS-2B human bronchial epithelial cells following 1- and 12-week exposures to total particulate matter (TPM) from the aerosol of a candidate modified-risk tobacco product, the Tobacco Heating System 2...
February 12, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
N Miyoshi, T Tanigawa, S Nishioka, K Maruyama, E Eguchi, K Tanaka, I Saito, K Yamazaki, Y Miyake
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Salivary lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) was reported to be a useful parameter for the screening of periodontal disease. We performed a cross-sectional study to verify the usefulness of salivary LDH as a biomarker of periodontitis and to investigate the association of severity of periodontitis with systemic inflammation by measuring salivary LDH and serum high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in a community-based middle-aged and elderly population in Japan...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Periodontal Research
Yanfang Gao, Zhiqiang Zhao, Linqing Yang, Xinxia Liu, Xiumei Xing, Huimin Zhang, Jianpei Yun, Xiaoyan Ou, Xiaolin Su, Yao Lu, Yi Sun, Yarui Yang, Jun Jiang, Dong Cui, Zhixiong Zhuang, Yun He
Epidemiologic study has suggested that arsenic exposure is positively related to increased blood pressure. However, the underlying mechanism concerning interaction between genetic polymorphisms and arsenic exposure remains unclear. In present study, within 395 Chinese, the effects of interaction between arsenic exposure and CCM3 gene polymorphisms on elevation of blood pressure were probed by multiple Logistic regression models after adjusting for confounding factors. Firstly, we found that serum arsenic was positively associated with blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and C-reactive protein...
January 12, 2018: Oncotarget
Magdalena Krintus, Marek Kozinski, Federica Braga, Jacek Kubica, Grazyna Sypniewska, Mauro Panteghini
BACKGROUND: Midregional proadrenomedullin (MR-proADM) is emerging as a prognostic biomarker for detecting the failure of multiple organs. Establishment of scientifically robust reference intervals facilitates interpretation of laboratory test results. The objectives of this study were (i) to establish reliable reference intervals for plasma MR-proADM using a commercially available automated fluoroimmunoassay in apparently healthy individuals, and (ii) to identify biological determinants of MR-proADM concentrations...
February 13, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
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