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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225718/frailty-and-circulating-markers-of-inflammation-in-hiv-and-hiv-men-in-the-multicenter-aids-cohort-study
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Joseph B Margolick, Jay H Bream, Otoniel Martínez-Maza, Joe Lopez, Xiuhong Li, John P Phair, Susan L Koletar, Lisa P Jacobson
BACKGROUND: Frailty is associated with immune activation and inflammation in the elderly general population, but whether this is true in the younger HIV-infected (HIV+) population is not known. METHODS: We analyzed 24 serologic biomarkers of monocyte, T-cell, or B-cell activation in HIV- (n = 207) and HIV+ (n = 714; 75% virologically suppressed) men who have sex with men in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) and were classified as frail or nonfrail according to expression or nonexpression of the frailty phenotype at 2 consecutive study visits...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215234/moderate-to-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea-is-associated-with-subclinical-myocardial-injury-and-impaired-hemodynamics-in-pulmonary-hypertension-patients
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Takashi Kohno, Masaharu Kataoka, Takashi Kawakami, Ryoma Fukuoka, Yuichi Tamura, Mai Kimura, Makoto Takei, Yuichiro Maekawa, Motoaki Sano, Keiichi Fukuda
BACKGROUND: The clinical significance of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients remains unclear. We investigated the hemodynamics and serum troponin T concentrations associated with OSA in PH patients. METHODS: Cross-sectional study was performed on data from 97 clinically stable PH patients. Using overnight sleep study, we evaluated apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) and divided patients into two groups: none-to-mild OSA (AHI < 15/h, N = 81) and moderate-to-severe OSA (AHI ≥ 15/h, N = 16)...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210079/%C3%AE-2-heremans-schmid-glycoprotein-fetuin-a-downregulation-and-its-utility-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Anastassios C Manolakis, Gregory Christodoulidis, Andreas N Kapsoritakis, Panagiotis Georgoulias, Elisavet K Tiaka, Kostas Oikonomou, Varvara J Valotassiou, Spyros P Potamianos
AIM: To investigate the impact of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on α2-Heremans-Schmid Glycoprotein (AHSG/fetuin A) and potential associations with disease and patient characteristics. METHODS: AHSG serum levels were determined in treatment-naïve newly-diagnosed patients, 96 with ulcerative colitis (UC), 84 with Crohn's disease (CD), 62 with diarrhea-predominant or mixed irritable bowel syndrome (IBS, D- and M- types) and 180 healthy controls (HC), by an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
January 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207497/concurrent-presence-of-inflammation-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-exacerbates-the-risk-of-metabolic-syndrome-a-koges-6-year-follow-up-study
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Jinkwan Kim, Dae Wui Yoon, Seung Ku Lee, Seunggwan Lee, Kyung-Mee Choi, Thomas J Robert, Chol Shin
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) leads to multiple end-organ morbidities that are mediated by the cumulative burden of oxidative stress and inflammation. Both OSA and inflammation play key roles in increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Thus, we hypothesized that the combination of inflammation and OSA could accelerate the development of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in a large cohort study.A total of 1835 participants were randomly selected from the ongoing Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study for the years between 2007 and 2015...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202852/association-of-serum-uric-acid-levels-with-leg-ischemia-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-after-treatment
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Yoko Sotoda, Shigeki Hirooka, Hiroyuki Orita, Ichiro Wakabayashi
AIM: We investigated the relationships of serum uric acid levels with the progression of atherosclerosis in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) after treatment. METHODS: Subjects were male patients diagnosed with PAD. Atherosclerosis at the common carotid artery was evaluated based on its intima-media thickness (IMT). Leg arterial flow was evaluated by measuring ankle-brachial index (ABI) and exercise-induced decrease in ABI. RESULTS: Among various risk factors including age, blood pressure, adiposity, estimated glomerular filtration rate, and blood lipid, blood glucose, uric acid, fibrinogen and C-reactive protein levels, only uric acid levels showed significant correlations with ABI [Pearson's correlation coefficient, -0...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194004/genetic-contributions-to-self-reported-tiredness
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V Deary, S P Hagenaars, S E Harris, W D Hill, G Davies, D C M Liewald, A M McIntosh, C R Gale, I J Deary
Self-reported tiredness and low energy, often called fatigue, are associated with poorer physical and mental health. Twin studies have indicated that this has a heritability between 6 and 50%. In the UK Biobank sample (N=108 976), we carried out a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of responses to the question, 'Over the last two weeks, how often have you felt tired or had little energy?' Univariate GCTA-GREML found that the proportion of variance explained by all common single-nucleotide polymorphisms for this tiredness question was 8...
February 14, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193310/depressive-symptoms-and-inflammation-are-independent-risk-factors-of-fatigue-in-breast-cancer-survivors
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C Xiao, A H Miller, J Felger, D Mister, T Liu, M A Torres
BACKGROUND: Psychosocial and inflammatory factors have been associated with fatigue in breast cancer survivors. Nevertheless, the relative contribution and/or interaction of these factors with cancer-related fatigue have not been well documented. METHOD: This cross-sectional study enrolled 111 stage 0-III breast cancer patients treated with breast surgery followed by whole breast radiotherapy. Fatigue was measured by the total score of the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory-20...
February 14, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191607/retrospective-study-of-the-clinical-characteristics-and-risk-factors-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
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Yongfeng Zhang, Hongbin Li, Nawei Wu, Xin Dong, Yi Zheng
This study aims to explore the clinical characteristics and risk factors of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-associated interstitial lung disease (ILD). This is a retrospective study of 550 patients with RA. All patients underwent chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scanning. (1) Two hundred thirty-seven out of five hundred fifty (43.1%) patients with RA were diagnose with ILD. 13.5% ILD occurred before RA onset, 69.6% ILD occurred within 10 years of RA onset, and 16.9% ILD occurred more than 10 years after RA onset...
February 12, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176950/circulating-monocytes-and-b-lymphocytes-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Sven Magnus Hector, Torben Lykke Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Individuals with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have altered number and distribution of retinal macrophages and show changes in circulating antibodies. We wanted to investigate the corresponding precursors, with subpopulations. We therefore measured monocyte and B-lymphocyte populations in individuals with neovascular AMD. DESIGN: This was an observational case-control study. PARTICIPANTS OR SAMPLES: A total of 31 individuals with neovascular AMD and 30 healthy age-matched controls were included...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168401/dyslipidemia-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Melinda Zsuzsanna Szabó, Peter Szodoray, Emese Kiss
Cardiovascular disease is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Accelerated atherosclerosis is related to traditional (age, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, obesity, smoking, and positive family history) and non-traditional, disease-related factors. Traditional risk factors are still more prominent in patients with lupus, as both hypertension and hypercholesterinemia were independently associated with premature atherosclerosis in several SLE cohorts...
February 7, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167447/associations-between-ambient-wood-smoke-and-other-particulate-pollutants-and-biomarkers-of-systemic-inflammation-coagulation-and-thrombosis-in-cardiac-patients
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Daniel P Croft, Scott J Cameron, Craig N Morrell, Charles J Lowenstein, Frederick Ling, Wojciech Zareba, Philip K Hopke, Mark J Utell, Sally W Thurston, Kelly Thevenet-Morrison, Kristin A Evans, David Chalupa, David Q Rich
BACKGROUND: Increased particulate air pollution has been associated with both an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and adverse changes in cardiac biomarkers. Up to 30% of ambient wintertime fine particles (PM2.5) in Rochester, NY are from wood burning. Our study examined associations between ambient levels of a marker of wood smoke (Delta-C) and other particulate air pollutants and biomarkers of inflammation, coagulation and thrombosis. METHODS: We measured blood concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP), D-dimer, fibrinogen, P-selectin, platelet factor 4 (PF-4), von Willebrand factor (vWF), and myeloperoxidase (MPO) of 135 patients undergoing cardiac catheterization during the winters of 2011-2013...
February 3, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166784/randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-coordinated-care-intervention-to-improve-risk-factor-control-after-stroke-or-transient-ischemic-attack-in-the-safety-net-secondary-stroke-prevention-by-uniting-community-and-chronic-care-model-teams-early-to-end-disparities
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Amytis Towfighi, Eric M Cheng, Monica Ayala-Rivera, Heather McCreath, Nerses Sanossian, Tara Dutta, Bijal Mehta, Robert Bryg, Neal Rao, Shlee Song, Ali Razmara, Magaly Ramirez, Theresa Sivers-Teixeira, Jamie Tran, Elizabeth Mojarro-Huang, Ana Montoya, Marilyn Corrales, Beatrice Martinez, Phyllis Willis, Mireya Macias, Nancy Ibrahim, Shinyi Wu, Jeremy Wacksman, Hilary Haber, Adam Richards, Frances Barry, Valerie Hill, Brian Mittman, William Cunningham, Honghu Liu, David A Ganz, Diane Factor, Barbara G Vickrey
BACKGROUND: Recurrent strokes are preventable through awareness and control of risk factors such as hypertension, and through lifestyle changes such as healthier diets, greater physical activity, and smoking cessation. However, vascular risk factor control is frequently poor among stroke survivors, particularly among socio-economically disadvantaged blacks, Latinos and other people of color. The Chronic Care Model (CCM) is an effective framework for multi-component interventions aimed at improving care processes and outcomes for individuals with chronic disease...
February 6, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154163/less-than-ideal-cardiovascular-health-is-associated-with-shorter-leukocyte-telomere-length-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-surveys-1999-2002
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Samson Y Gebreab, Zerai G Manna, Rumana J Khan, Pia Riestra, Ruihua Xu, Sharon K Davis
BACKGROUND: The associations between individual cardiovascular disease risk factors and leukocyte telomere length (LTL) have been inconclusive. We investigated the association between LTL and overall cardiovascular health (CVH) as defined by the American Heart Association and whether the association is modified by sex and race/ethnicity. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 5194 adults (aged ≥20) from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002...
February 2, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153527/anemia-prevalence-and-hemoglobin-levels-are-associated-with-long-term-exposure-to-air-pollution-in-an-older-population
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Trenton Honda, Vivian C Pun, Justin Manjourides, Helen Suh
BACKGROUND: Anemia, a highly prevalent disorder in elderly populations, is associated with numerous adverse health outcomes, including increased mortality, impaired functional status and cognitive disorders. Approximately two-thirds of anemia in American elderly is caused by chronic inflammation or is unexplained. A potential contributing factor may include air pollution exposures, which have been shown to increase systemic inflammation and affect erythropoiesis. Few studies, however, have investigated the associations of air pollution on hemoglobin levels and anemia...
January 30, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152105/prevalence-and-determinants-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-lifelines-a-large-dutch-population-cohort
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Eline H van den Berg, Marzyeh Amini, Tim C M A Schreuder, Robin P F Dullaart, Klaas Nico Faber, Behrooz Z Alizadeh, Hans Blokzijl
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is an increasing health issue that develops rather unnoticed with obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome. We investigated prevalence, determinants and associated metabolic abnormalities of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the largest population-based cohort to date. METHODS: Biochemical characteristics, type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome were determined in the Lifelines Cohort Study (N = 167,729), a population-based cohort in the North of the Netherlands...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151913/factors-predicting-surgical-site-infection-after-posterior-lumbar-surgery-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Tao Wang, Hui Wang, Da-Long Yang, Li-Qiang Jiang, Li-Jun Zhang, Wen-Yuan Ding
This is a retrospective study.The purpose of this study is to explore incidence and risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) after posterior lumbar surgery.SSI is a common complication after posterior lumbar surgery, bringing mental and physical pain and prolonging hospital stay. However, predisposing factors, as reported less, remain controversial.Patients who underwent posterior lumbar surgery at 3 centers between 2006 and 2016 were included. The possible factors include 3 aspects: demographic variables-age, sex, body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip radio (WHR), hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, smoking, drinking, steroidal injection, surgical time between June and September, preoperative shower; blood test variables-white blood cell (WBC), neutrophil, red blood cell (RBC), hemoglobin (Hb), total protein (TP), albumin, albumin/globulin (A/G), C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and surgical related variables-operation time, blood loss, operative level, instrumentation, incision length...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150815/gestational-weight-gain-and-fetal-maternal-adiponectin-leptin-and-crp-results-of-two-birth-cohorts-studies
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Chad A Logan, Rebecca Bornemann, Wolfgang Koenig, Frank Reister, Viola Walter, Giamila Fantuzzi, Maria Weyermann, Hermann Brenner, Jon Genuneit, Dietrich Rothenbacher
Gestational weight gain (GWG) is an important modifiable factor known to influence fetal outcomes including birth weight and adiposity. Unlike behaviors such as smoking and alcohol consumption, the effect of GWG throughout pregnancy on fetal development and other outcomes has not been extensively studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship of GWG with endocrine factors such as adiponectin, leptin, and C-reactive protein which may be associated with inflammatory response, fetal growth, and adiposity later in life...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149561/prognostic-significance-of-red-cell-distribution-width-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-resection-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Junji Ichinose, Tomohiro Murakawa, Mitsuaki Kawashima, Kazuhiro Nagayama, Jun-Ichi Nitadori, Masaki Anraku, Jun Nakajima
BACKGROUND: The impact of red cell distribution width (RDW) on outcomes in elderly patients after surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is not fully understood. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 992 NSCLC patients who underwent curative resection between 1998 and 2012. The following variables were included in the analyses to evaluate the role of RDW: age, gender, smoking index, leukocyte count, neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), hemoglobin, platelet count, albumin, C-reactive protein, carcinoembryonic antigen, respiratory function, histology, T factor, N factor, surgical approach, surgical procedures, complications and prognosis...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144256/the-association-of-telomere-length-and-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-levels-in-us-adults-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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Mohsen Mazidi, Erin D Michos, Maciej Banach
INTRODUCTION: Higher vitamin D levels and longer telomere length (TL) have been associated with lower risk of several chronic diseases and all-cause mortality. However, direct relationships between 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels and TL are not well established. Vitamin D could influence TL through its anti-inflammatory properties. This study aimed to assess the relationship between vitamin D levels and TL in US adults. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Participants of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) with data available on 25(OH)D and TL measures from 2001 to 2002 were included...
February 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138311/specific-networks-of-plasma-acute-phase-reactants-are-associated-with-the-severity-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-case-control-study
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Elena Arellano-Orden, Carmen Calero-Acuña, Juan Antonio Cordero, María Abad-Arranz, Verónica Sánchez-López, Eduardo Márquez-Martín, Francisco Ortega-Ruiz, José Luis López-Campos
Objectives. A detailed understanding of the intricate relationships between different acute phase reactants (APRs) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can shed new light on its clinical course. In this case-control study, we sought to identify the interaction networks of a number of plasma APRs in COPD, with a special focus on their association with disease severity. Methods. COPD cases and healthy smoking controls (3:1 ratio) were recruited in our outpatient pulmonary clinic. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing was used to rule out the presence of ischemic heart disease...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
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