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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110395/relative-contribution-of-health-related-behaviours-and-chronic-diseases-to-the-socioeconomic-patterning-of-low-grade-inflammation
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Marialaura Bonaccio, Augusto Di Castelnuovo, George Pounis, Amalia De Curtis, Simona Costanzo, Mariarosaria Persichillo, Chiara Cerletti, Maria Benedetta Donati, Giovanni de Gaetano, Licia Iacoviello
OBJECTIVES: To test the association of low-grade inflammation with socioeconomic status (SES) and determine the relative contribution of prevalent chronic diseases and health-related behaviours in explaining such association. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis on 19,867 subjects (age ≥35, 48.1% men) recruited within the Moli-sani study from 2005 to 2010 (Italy). A score of low-grade inflammation, including platelet and leukocyte counts, the granulocyte-to-lymphocyte ratio, and C-reactive protein was applied...
January 21, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102774/interactions-between-c-reactive-protein-and-traditional-risk-factors-in-predicting-mortality-of-older-adults
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Henrik Rudolf, Naemi Wall, Renate Klaassen-Mielke, Ulrich Thiem, Curt Diehm, Hans-Joachim Trampisch, Dietmar Krause
BACKGROUND: Elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) are known to be associated with cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality in older adults, however, there seems to be heterogeneity of this association across subsets of individuals. We aim to assess the effects of interactions between CRP and one of the following traditional CV risk factors regarding all-cause mortality in unselected elderly men and women: age, sex, body mass index, diabetes, and hypertension. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Three hundred and forty-four general practitioners all over Germany enrolled 6,817 unselected participants, aged 65 years or older, and performed thorough examinations, including CRP measurement at baseline (getABI study)...
January 19, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096058/anemia-at-the-time-of-diagnosis-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-prevalence-and-associated-factors-in-adolescent-and-adult-patients
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Alfredo J Lucendo, Ángel Arias, Óscar Roncero, Daniel Hervías, Cristina Verdejo, Carmen Naveas-Polo, Abdelmouneim Bouhmidi, Rufo Lorente, Luis Miguel Alcázar, Irina Salueña, Julio A García-Quiñones, María Jesús Carrillo-Ramos
BACKGROUND: The prevalence, characteristic and determinants of anemia, at the time of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) diagnosis have yet to be fully elucidated. METHODS: Retrospective cross-sectional study. Analytical data and disease characteristics obtained upon diagnosis of 1278 IBD patients [Crohn's disease/ulcerative colitis (CD/UC): 718/560] were collected. RESULTS: Anemia was present in 41.2% of patients at diagnosis (47% and 33.8% of CD and UC patients, respectively; p<0...
December 14, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072742/the-nonlinear-association-between-apolipoprotein-b-to-apolipoprotein-a1-ratio-and-type-2-diabetes
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Yong Mao, Yang Xu, Leihong Lu
The ratio of ApoB/apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1) has been found to be associated with type 2 diabetes, and it was proposed as a new biomarker for type 2 diabetes predictions. Previous studies have assumed that the association between apoB/apoA1 and type 2 diabetes was linear. However, the linearity assumption has rarely been examined. In the present study, we aimed to examine whether this association showed a linear trend in a nationally representative population.Participants aged 18 years and over (n = 8220) were selected from the China Health Nutrition Survey (CHNS)...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056529/anterior-tragal-crease-is-associated-with-atherosclerosis
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Pawinee Rerknimitr, Korbkarn Pongpairoj, Chanat Kumtornrat, Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, Cameron P Hurst, Aurauma Chutinet, Pravit Asawanonda, Nijasri C Suwanwela
The utility of the ear crease sign, anterior tragal crease (ATC), as a marker of atherosclerosis is yet to be established. The intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery (IMT-CCA) has been used as a noninvasive surrogate marker for atherosclerosis. History of traditional risk factors for atherosclerosis was obtained from 147 volunteers; ear examination was also performed and venous blood was drawn for laboratory analysis. The volunteers then underwent an ultrasonography measurement of the IMT-CCA. In univariate analysis, presence of ATC, age, underlying hypertension, diabetes mellitus, ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, cigarette smoking, low-density lipoprotein, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein were significantly associated with the IMT-CCA...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054460/clinical-importance-of-cross-sectional-area-of-intercostal-muscles-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Sunmi Ju, Seung Jun Lee, Mi Jung Park, Yu Ji Cho, Yi Yeong Jeong, Kyung Nyeo Jeon, Kyung Soo Bae, Ho Cheol Kim, Jong Deog Lee
INTRODUCTION: Limb muscle wasting is one of main systemic manifestation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, the change of respiratory muscle is unclear. OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the intercostal muscles (ICMs) in patients with COPD, using chest computed tomography (CT) and determined its association with the clinical characteristics of COPD. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 60 patients with stable COPD and compared them with 30 controls...
January 5, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045952/predictive-factors-of-one-year-mortality-in-a-cohort-of-patients-undergoing-urgent-start-hemodialysis
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Luciene P Magalhães, Luciene M Dos Reis, Fabiana G Graciolli, Benedito J Pereira, Rodrigo B de Oliveira, Altay A L de Souza, Rosa M Moyses, Rosilene M Elias, Vanda Jorgetti
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 10-15% of adult population worldwide. Incident patients on hemodialysis, mainly those on urgent-start dialysis at the emergency room, have a high mortality risk, which may reflect the absence of nephrology care. A lack of data exists regarding the influence of baseline factors on the mortality of these patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and laboratory characteristics of this population and identify risk factors that contribute to their mortality...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036117/gingivitis-and-lifestyle-influences-on-hs-crp-and-il6-in-adolescents
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Vinay Pitchika, Elisabeth Thiering, Isabel Metz, Katrin Rothmaier, Anja Willenberg, Reinhard Hickel, Marie Standl, Thomas Kocher, Joachim Heinrich, Jan Kühnisch
AIM: This cross-sectional study was repeated at two time points and investigated the influence of gingivitis, smoking and body mass index (BMI) on the systemic inflammatory markers high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and interleukin 6 (IL6) in 10- and 15-year-olds. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study sample of two birth cohorts, i.e., GINIplus and LISAplus, from the Munich centre consisted of 806 and 846 subjects who were evaluated at 10- and 15-year follow-ups, respectively...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031832/effectiveness-of-afatinib-in-lung-cancer-with-paralytic-ileus-due-to-peritoneal-carcinomatosis
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Haruki Kobayashi, Kazushige Wakuda, Toshiaki Takahashi
A 61-year-old never-smoking woman with stage IV lung adenocarcinoma with initially unknown epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) status, lung metastasis, pleural dissemination, and malignant pleural effusion in 2007 received 10 prior anti-cancer regimens including gefitinib as second- and ninth-line treatments, with minimal efficacy with gefitinib. EGFR mutation analysis performed in pleural effusion specimens during ninth-line gefitinib was negative. In 2015, she developed progressive disease with peritoneal dissemination...
November 2016: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031420/novel-protein-glycan-derived-markers-of-systemic-inflammation-and-c-reactive-protein-in-relation-to-glycemia-insulin-resistance-and-insulin-secretion
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Carlos Lorenzo, Andreas Festa, Anthony J Hanley, Marian J Rewers, Agustin Escalante, Steven M Haffner
OBJECTIVE: N-acetylglucosamine/galactosamine (GlycA) and sialic acid (GlycB) moieties of glycosylated serum proteins are nonspecific measures of inflammation, but conclusive data on their relationship with insulin resistance or insulin secretion are missing. Therefore, we aimed to examine the relation of GlycA, GlycB, and C-reactive protein (CRP) to direct measures of insulin sensitivity (insulin sensitivity index [SI]) and insulin secretion (acute insulin response [AIR]). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This study used cross-sectional analyses and included 1,225 participants with and without type 2 diabetes in the Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Study (IRAS)...
December 28, 2016: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011791/maternal-smoking-and-newborn-cytokine-and-immunoglobulin-levels
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Nikhita Chahal, Alexander C McLain, Akhgar Ghassabian, Kara A Michels, Erin M Bell, David A Lawrence, Edwina H Yeung
INTRODUCTION: Prenatal smoking exposure may lead to permanent changes in neonatal inflammation and immune response that have lifelong implications, including increased risks for atopy and respiratory disorders. METHODS: The effect of maternal smoking on neonatal biomarkers of inflammation and immune response was assessed among 3459 singletons and twins in the Upstate KIDS Study. The following inflammatory biomarkers were measured using newborn dried blood spots (DBSs): interleukin (IL)-1α, IL-1 receptor antagonist, IL-6, IL-8, C-reactive protein, and tumor necrosis factor alpha...
December 23, 2016: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003249/endothelial-function-assessed-by-automatic-measurement-of-enclosed-zone-flow-mediated-vasodilation-using-an-oscillometric-method-is-an-independent-predictor-of-cardiovascular-events
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Haruka Morimoto, Masato Kajikawa, Nozomu Oda, Naomi Idei, Harutoyo Hirano, Eisuke Hida, Tatsuya Maruhashi, Yumiko Iwamoto, Shinji Kishimoto, Shogo Matsui, Yoshiki Aibara, Takayuki Hidaka, Yasuki Kihara, Kazuaki Chayama, Chikara Goto, Kensuke Noma, Ayumu Nakashima, Teiji Ukawa, Toshio Tsuji, Yukihito Higashi
BACKGROUND: A new device for automatic measurement of flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) using an oscillometric method has been developed to solve technical problems of conventional FMD measurement. This device measures enclosed zone FMD (ezFMD). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of endothelial function assessed by ezFMD for future cardiovascular events. METHODS AND RESULTS: We measured ezFMD in 272 participants who underwent health-screening examinations...
December 21, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003111/influence-of-the-degree-of-adherence-to-the-mediterranean-diet-on%C3%A2-the-cardiometabolic-risk-in-peri-and-menopausal-women-the%C3%A2-flamenco-project
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P Ruiz-Cabello, I Coll-Risco, P Acosta-Manzano, M Borges-Cosic, F J Gallo-Vallejo, P Aranda, M López-Jurado, V A Aparicio
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The Mediterranean diet (MD) has been associated with reduced morbidity from cardiovascular diseases in the general population. The aim of this study was to assess whether different degrees of adherence to the MD were associated with the cardiometabolic risk in peri and menopausal women. METHODS AND RESULTS: This cross-sectional study included 198 peri and menopausal women participating in the Flamenco project. Validated questionnaires were used to assess menopause health-related quality of life and degree of adherence to the MD (low, medium and high)...
November 20, 2016: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002874/high-serum-alanine-aminotransferase-is-associated-with-the-risk-of-colorectal-adenoma-in-korean-men
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Chang Mo Moon, Kyung Eun Yun, Seungho Ryu, Yoosoo Chang, Dong Il Park
BACKGROUND AND AIM: An elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT) is frequently observed in subjects with metabolic syndrome, which is associated with the risk of colorectal adenoma (CRA). However, the relationship between ALT and CRA remains unclear. Therefore, we aimed to investigate whether high serum ALT is associated with the risk of CRA in a metabolically healthy population. METHODS: We conducted this cross-sectional study in 27,717 asymptomatic Korean adults who underwent a health checkup...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998450/-a-prospective-follow-up-study-on-the-association-between-serum-level-of-c-reactive-protein-and-risk-of-digestive-system-cancers-in-chinese-women
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G Wang, L Y Cao, S H Chen, S H Xie, X S Feng, Z Y Lyu, L W Guo, F Li, K Su, S Chang, J S Ren, M Dai, N Li, S L Wu, J He
Objective: It has been reported by some prospective studies that C-reactive protein (CRP) is associated with cancer risk. However, the correlation between CRP and digestive system cancers has not been evaluated in Chinese females. We conducted a large population-based cohort study to investigate whether elevated level of CRP in serum is associated with an increased risk of digestive system cancers in Chinese women. Methods: From the Chinese Kailuan Female Cohort, 19, 437 women were enrolled in this study in July 2006, and all of the subjects were followed up through 2014...
November 23, 2016: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994808/effects-of-benzo-e-pyrene-on-reactive-oxygen-nitrogen-species-and-inflammatory-cytokines-induction-in-human-rpe-cells-and-attenuation-by-mitochondrial-involved-mechanism
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M Fernanda Estrago-Franco, M Tarek Moustafa, Mohammad Riazi-Esfahani, Ashish U Sapkal, Rhina Piche-Lopez, A Jayaprakash Patil, Ashish Sharma, Payam Falatoonzadeh, Marilyn Chwa, Georgia Luczy-Bachman, Baruch D Kuppermann, M Cristina Kenney
PURPOSE: To identify inhibitors that could effectively lower reactive oxygen/nitrogen species (ROS/RNS), complement and inflammatory cytokine levels induced by Benzo(e)pyrene [B(e)p], an element of cigarette smoke, in human retinal pigment epithelial cells (ARPE-19) in vitro. METHODS: ARPE-19 cells were treated for 24 hours with 200 μM, 100 μM, and 50 μM B(e)p or DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide)-equivalent concentrations. Some cultures were pre-treated with ROS/RNS inhibitors (NG nitro-L-arginine, inhibits nitric oxide synthase; Apocynin, inhibits NADPH oxidase; Rotenone, inhibits mitochondrial complex I; Antimycin A, inhibits mitochondria complex III) and ROS/RNS levels were measured with a fluorescent H2 DCFDA assay...
October 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994300/does-remote-ischaemic-preconditioning-protect-kidney-and-cardiomyocytes-after-coronary-revascularization-a-double-blind-controlled-clinical-trial
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Seyed Mahmoud Nouraei, Afshin Gholipour Baradari, Asieh Jazayeri
OBJECTIVE: To investigate efficacy of remote ischaemic preconditioning on reducing kidney injury and myocardial damage after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG). BACKGROUND: Ischaemic preconditioning of a remote organ reduces ischaemia-reperfusion injury of kidney and myocardium after CABG. METHOD: To reduce myocardial damage and kidney injury by applying Remote Ischaemic Preconditioning we recruited 100 consecutive patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting surgery...
October 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993830/secondhand-smoke-exposure-and-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Miranda R Jones, Hoda S Magid, Mahmoud Al-Rifai, John W McEvoy, Joel D Kaufman, Karen D Hinckley Stukovsky, Moyses Szklo, Joseph Polak, Gregory L Burke, Wendy S Post, Michael J Blaha, Ana Navas-Acien
BACKGROUND: Few studies have evaluated the association between secondhand smoke (SHS) and subclinical cardiovascular disease among ethnically diverse populations. This study assesses the impact of SHS on inflammation and atherosclerosis (carotid intima-media thickness, coronary artery calcification, and peripheral arterial disease). METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined 5032 nonsmoking adults aged 45 to 84 years without prior cardiovascular disease participating in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) from 2000 to 2002...
December 19, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981781/association-between-dietary-inflammatory-index-and-inflammatory-markers-in-the-helena-study
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Nitin Shivappa, James R Hebert, Ascensión Marcos, Ligia-Esperanza Diaz, Sonia Gomez, Esther Nova, Nathalie Michels, Aline Arouca, Esther González-Gil, Gottrand Frederic, Marcela González-Gross, Manuel J Castillo, Yannis Manios, Mathilde Kersting, Marc J Gunter, Stefaan De Henauw, Kafatos Antonios, Kurt Widhalm, Denes Molnar, Luis Moreno, Inge Huybrechts
BACKGROUND: Previous research has shown that diet is associated with low-grade systemic inflammation among adults. However, no study has yet been conducted to explore the association between inflammatory potential of diet and low-grade systemic inflammation among adolescents whose dietary behavior may be different from adults. METHODS: We examine the predictive ability of 24-hour recall-derived dietary inflammatory index (DII) scores on inflammation among 532 European adolescents in the HELENA cross-sectional study...
December 16, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960139/oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-treatment-response-in-major-depression
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Daniel Lindqvist, Firdaus S Dhabhar, S Jill James, Christina M Hough, Felipe A Jain, F Saverio Bersani, Victor I Reus, Josine E Verhoeven, Elissa S Epel, Laura Mahan, Rebecca Rosser, Owen M Wolkowitz, Synthia H Mellon
OBJECTIVE: Increased inflammation and oxidative stress have been shown in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), although there is significant heterogeneity across studies. Whether markers of inflammation and oxidative stress are associated with antidepressant treatment response in MDD is currently unclear. The goals of the present study are to investigate markers of inflammation and oxidative stress in unmedicated MDD subjects and controls and test the relationship between these markers and antidepressant response in MDD subjects...
November 30, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
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