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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549401/human-in-situ-cytokine-and-leukocyte-responses-to-acute-smoking
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Tegan Kastelein, Rob Duffield, Frank Marino
This study examined immune/inflammatory parameters following an acute tobacco smoking episode in smokers with varying smoking histories. Twenty-eight male habitual smokers were categorized according to smoking history, e.g. younger smoker (YSM) or middle-aged smoker (MSM). Participants were matched for fitness and smoking habits and following baseline testing, undertook a smoking protocol involving consumption of two cigarettes within 15 min. Venous blood was collected pre- and immediately, 1 h, and 4 h post-protocol to permit analyses of circulating levels of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-1β, IL-1ra, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), C-reactive protein (CRP), and leukocytes...
December 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521619/processes-linking-religious-involvement-and-telomere-length
#2
Terrence D Hill, Preeti Vaghela, Christopher G Ellison, Sunshine Rote
Although numerous studies suggest that religious involvement is associated with better health and longer life expectancies, it is unclear whether these general patterns extend to cellular aging. The mechanisms linking indicators of religious involvement with indicators of cellular aging are also undefined. We employed longitudinal data from the 2004 and 2008 Health and Retirement Study, a national probability sample of Americans aged 50 and older, to test whether average telomere length varied according to level of religious attendance...
2017: Biodemography and Social Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513060/increased-oral-inflammation-leukocytes-and-leptin-and-lower-adiponectin-in-overweight-or-obesity
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S Thanakun, S Pornprasertsuk-Damrongsri, Y Izumi
OBJECTIVES: The association between body mass index (BMI) and oral diseases was investigated, and levels of obesity-related inflammatory mediators were evaluated. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Participants (n = 160) were clinically and radiographically examined for oral diseases. Blood profiles were recorded. Levels of adiponectin, leptin, and C-reactive protein (CRP) were measured. RESULTS: One hundred and thirteen (70.6%) participants had overweight or obese status (BMI ≥ 23...
May 17, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511516/to-evaluate-and-compare-periodontal-disease-and-smoking-as-a-parallel-risk-factor-for-systemic-health-by-gauging-the-serum-c-reactive-protein-levels
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Ruchi Dinesh Raval, Payal Sharma, Sarath Chandran, Dharmesh Vasavada, Priyadarshini Nadig, Gaurav Bakutra
INTRODUCTION: Physiologic and metabolic changes that occur immediately after a damage or disease are known as Acute Phase Reaction (APR). Acute Phase Proteins (APP) are blood proteins secreted by hepatocytes during APR C-Reactive Protein (CRP) being the important one. AIM: Present study was designed to estimate and compare the levels of the serum CRP in current smokers, former smokers and non-smokers, with and without periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An experimental study was planned on 165 subjects who were divided into four groups...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508235/the-presence-of-postoperative-infectious-complications-is-associated-with-the-risk-of-early-postoperative-clinical-recurrence-of-crohn-s-disease
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Zhen Guo, Lei Cao, Feilong Guo, Jianfeng Gong, Yi Li, Lili Gu, Weiming Zhu, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to identify risk factors for early clinical and surgical recurrence in Crohn's disease (CD) patients who underwent intestinal resection. METHOD: This was a retrospective study. Consecutive patients who underwent intestinal resection with a primary anastomosis from January 2011-December 2014 were enrolled. Gender, age at surgery, clinical phenotypes of CD, serum albumin and C-reactive protein level the day before surgery, smoking status at surgery, anastomosis technique, number of anastomoses, details of postoperative complications, the postoperative prophylactic treatment were assessed to figure out risk factors for postoperative clinical and surgical recurrence within 1 year after the initial resection by univariate and then multivariate analysis...
May 15, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490868/serum-il-1%C3%AE-and-il-17-levels-in-patients-with-copd-associations-with-clinical-parameters
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Yong Zou, Xi Chen, Jie Liu, Dong Bo Zhou, Xiao Kuang, Jian Xiao, Qiao Yu, Xiaoxiao Lu, Wei Li, Bin Xie, Qiong Chen
COPD is a chronic airway inflammatory disease characterized mainly by neutrophil airway infiltrations. Interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-17 are the key mediators of neutrophilic airway inflammation in COPD. This study was undertaken to evaluate the serum IL-1β and IL-17 levels and associations between these two key mediators with clinical parameters in COPD patients. Serum samples were collected from 60 COPD subjects during the acute exacerbation of COPD, 60 subjects with stable COPD and 40 healthy control subjects...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489774/prognostic-impact-of-c-reactive-protein-albumin-ratio-on-the-overall-survival-of-patients-with-advanced-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancers-receiving-palliative-chemotherapy
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Young W Koh, Hyun W Lee
Recent studies have indicated that the C-reactive protein (CRP)/albumin (CRP/Alb) ratio is associated with clinical outcomes in patients with various carcinomas. However, no studies have explored the association between the ratio of CRP/Alb and clinical outcome of inoperable patients with nonsmall cell lung cancers (NSCLCs). We examined the prognostic impact of CRP/Alb ratio on 165 stage IV NSCLC receiving palliative chemotherapy. The optimal cutoff level of CRP/Alb ratio was set at 0.195. The median follow-up time was 9 months (range, 1-74 months)...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487812/high-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-levels-in-a-group-of-syrian-university-male-students-and-its-associations-with-smoking-physical-activity-anthropometric-measurements-and-some-hematologic-inflammation-biomarkers
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Wafika Zarzour, Nada Dehneh, Mazen Rajab
In Syria, health risk data on young males are limited. Hence, the aim of the present study was to evaluate cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors along with C-reactive protein levels measured by high-sensitive method (hsCRP) in a group of healthy males of university students (n = 101, 18-25 years old). Participants' anthropometric characteristics; alcohol drinking, smoking, and physical activity habits; parents medical history; and some inflammatory biomarkers were inspected for their associations with hsCRP...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482209/socioeconomic-status-discrimination-and-c-reactive-protein-in-african-american-and-white-adults
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Miriam E Van Dyke, Viola Vaccarino, Sandra B Dunbar, Priscilla Pemu, Gary H Gibbons, Arshed A Quyyumi, Tené T Lewis
OBJECTIVES: We examined the association between socioeconomic status (SES) discrimination and C-reactive protein (CRP) in a biracial cohort of middle-aged adults using an intersectionality framework. METHODS: Participants were 401 African-American and White adults from a population-based cohort in the Southeastern United States. SES discrimination was self-reported with a modified Experiences of Discrimination Scale, and CRP levels were assayed from blood samples...
April 23, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479965/coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-outcomes-following-6-5-years-a-nested-case-control-study
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Leila Jahangiry, Mahdi Najafi, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in worldwide. This nested case-control study investigated the predictors of death in long-term follow-up after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). METHODS: Cases were defined as CABG patients who died in the period of May 2006-March 2013. Controls were CABG patients who were alive in the same period. Cases and controls were derived from an existing cohort, Tehran Heart Center-Coronary Outcome Measurement...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477314/the-role-of-emerging-risk-factors-in-cardiovascular-outcomes
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REVIEW
Ben Lacey, William G Herrington, David Preiss, Sarah Lewington, Jane Armitage
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review discusses the recent evidence for a selection of blood-based emerging risk factors, with particular reference to their relation with coronary heart disease and stroke. RECENT FINDINGS: For lipid-related emerging risk factors, recent findings indicate that increasing high-density lipoprotein cholesterol is unlikely to reduce cardiovascular risk, whereas reducing triglyceride-rich lipoproteins and lipoprotein(a) may be beneficial. For inflammatory and hemostatic biomarkers, genetic studies suggest that IL-6 (a pro-inflammatory cytokine) and several coagulation factors are causal for cardiovascular disease, but such studies do not support a causal role for C-reactive protein and fibrinogen...
June 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476471/elevated-levels-of-circulating-exosome-in-copd-patients-are-associated-with-systemic-inflammation
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Dino B A Tan, Jesse Armitage, Teck-Hui Teo, Nathanael E Ong, Heewoong Shin, Yuben P Moodley
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by progressive pulmonary and systemic inflammation. Acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD) are associated with acute inflammation and infections and increase the rates of morbidity and mortality. Currently, neither the aetiology nor pathogenesis of AECOPD are entirely understood. Exosomes have been reported to regulate immunity and inflammation via specific intercellular communications through an array of macromolecules (e.g. microRNA and proteins) contained within these microvesicles...
April 26, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475940/lp-pla2-activity-and-mass-for-prediction-of-incident-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-a-prospective-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Stefan Acosta, Soumia Taimour, Anders Gottsäter, Margaretha Persson, Gunnar Engström, Olle Melander, Moncef Zarrouk, Peter M Nilsson, J Gustav Smith
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) shares several common pathways with atherosclerosis. Prospective clinical plasma biomarker studies in AAA have been hampered by the need for very large cohorts and long follow-up time. METHODS: We analyzed a prospective longitudinal cohort of middle-aged individuals from the cardiovascular cohort of the Malmö Diet and Cancer study (n = 5551; 1991-94). The plasma biomarkers lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2 activity and mass), proneurotensin and C-reactive protein, and conventional risk factors at baseline were measured in patients with incident AAA during follow-up, and compared to individuals without a diagnosis of AAA...
April 21, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472442/association-between-dietary-inflammatory-index-and-cause-specific-mortality-in-the-monica-kora-augsburg-cohort-study
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Nitin Shivappa, Andrea Schneider, James R Hébert, Wolfgang Koenig, Annette Peters, Barbara Thorand
Chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are well-established causes of disability and premature death. Dietary components have been implicated in the etiology of these chronic diseases. We examined the ability of the Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII TM ) to predict all-cause, coronary heart disease (CHD), CVD and cancer mortality and incident CHD in the MONICA-KORA Cohort Studies. DII scores were computed from baseline 7-day dietary records in this cohort of 1297 men, who were aged 45-64 years when enrolled...
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457809/circulating-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-relation-to-brain-structural-measurements-in-a-non-demented-elderly-population
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Yian Gu, Robert Vorburger, Nikolaos Scarmeas, José A Luchsinger, Jennifer J Manly, Nicole Schupf, Richard Mayeux, Adam M Brickman
The aim of this investigation was to determine whether circulating inflammatory biomarkers c-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL6), and alpha 1-antichymotrypsin (ACT) were related to structural brain measures assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). High-resolution structural MRI was collected on 680 non-demented elderly (mean age 80.1years) participants of a community-based, multiethnic cohort. Approximately three quarters of these participants also had peripheral inflammatory biomarkers (CRP, IL6, and ACT) measured using ELISA...
April 27, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457061/association-between-fatty-liver-disease-and-hyperplastic-colonic-polyp
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Mahmud Mahamid, Tarik Yassin, Omar Abu Elheja, William Nseir
BACKGROUND: Hyperplastic polyps (HPs) of the colon are the most common colorectal polyps. Metabolic syndrome components such as obesity and hyperlipidemia are considered the most common etiological factors for HPs as well contributing to the pathogenesis of fatty liver disease. OBJECTIVES: To determine the possible association between biopsy-proven steatohepatitis and hyperplastic colonic polyps. METHODS: This retrospective cohort observational study conducted at the Holy Family Hospital in Nazareth, Israel, included subjects who underwent screening colonoscopy over a 2 year period...
February 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447918/no-relation-between-biomarkers-at-age-47-49-and-aortic-diameter-after-14-19-years-of-follow-up-a-population-based-study
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Soumia Taimour, Moncef Zarrouk, Jan Holst, Olle Melander, Gunar Engström, J Gustav Smith, Anders Gottsäter
BACKGROUND: Biomarkers reflecting diverse pathophysiological pathways may play an important role in the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysm (aortic diameter ≥30 mm, AAA), levels of many biomarkers are elevated and correlated to aortic diameter among 65-year-old men undergoing ultrasound (US) screening for AAA. PROBANDS AND METHODS: To evaluate potential relationships between biomarkers and aortic dilatation after long-term follow-up, levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), proneurotensin (PNT), copeptin (CPT), lipoprotein-associated phospholipase 2 (Lp-PLA2), cystatin C (Cyst C), midregional proatrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP), and midregional proadrenomedullin (MR-proADM) were measured in 117 subjects (114 [97 %] men) aged 47-49 in a prospective population-based cohort study, and related to aortic diameter at US examination of the aorta after 14-19 years of follow-up...
April 27, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437379/associations-of-lifetime-trauma-and-chronic-stress-with-c-reactive-protein-in-adults-ages-50-and-older-examining-the-moderating-role-of-perceived-control
#18
Ari J Elliot, Christopher J Mooney, Frank J Infurna, Benjamin P Chapman
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether high perceived control mitigates systemic inflammatory risk associated with traumatic and chronic stress exposures in older adults. METHODS: A sample of community-dwelling adults ages 50 and older (N=4,779) was drawn from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). Structural equation models tested interactions of lifetime trauma and chronic stress with mastery and perceived constraints predicting baseline levels and four-year change in C-reactive protein (CRP)...
April 21, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434116/activation-of-the-serotonin-pathway-is-associated-with-poor-outcome-in-copd-exacerbation-results-of-a-long-term-cohort-study
#19
Marc A Meier, Manuel Ottiger, Alaadin Vögeli, Christian Steuer, Luca Bernasconi, Robert Thomann, Mirjam Christ-Crain, Christoph Henzen, Claus Hoess, Werner Zimmerli, Andreas Huber, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz
BACKGROUND/INTRODUCTION: Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) metabolizes tryptophan to kynurenine. An increase of its activity is associated with severity in patients with pneumonia. In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, an elevation of serotonin has been reported. Experimental models showed that cigarette smoke inhibits monoamine oxidase (MAO) leading to higher levels of serotonin. We investigated the prognostic ability of tryptophan, serotonin, kynurenine, IDO, and tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH) to predict short- and long-term outcomes in patients with a COPD exacerbation...
April 22, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429138/prothrombotic-state-in-asthma-is-related-to-increased-levels-of-inflammatory-cytokines-il-6-and-tnf%C3%AE-in-peripheral-blood
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Stanislawa Bazan-Socha, Lucyna Mastalerz, Agnieszka Cybulska, Lech Zareba, Romy Kremers, Michal Zabczyk, Grazyna Pulka, Teresa Iwaniec, Coenraad Hemker, Anetta Undas
Recently, we have reported that asthma is associated with enhanced plasma thrombin formation and impaired fibrinolysis. The mechanisms underlying the prothrombotic state in this disease are unknown. Our aim was to investigate whether prothrombotic alterations in asthmatics are associated with inflammation. We studied 164 adult, white, stable asthmatics and 72 controls matched for age, sex, body mass index (BMI), and smoking. Plasma tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα), interleukin (IL)-6, and serum periostin were evaluated using ELISAs, and their associations with thrombin generation, fibrinolytic capacity, expressed as clot lysis time (CLT), and platelet markers were later analyzed...
April 20, 2017: Inflammation
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