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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205333/longitudinal-study-of-clinical-prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-the-predict-study
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Paul Bird, Dave Nicholls, Rina Barrett, Julien de Jager, Hedley Griffiths, Lynden Roberts, Kathleen Tymms, Philip McCloud, Geoffrey Littlejohn
AIM: To assess the association between baseline clinical prognostic factors and subsequent Disease Activity Score of 28 joints (DAS28) remission in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Data were collected using point of care clinical software from participating rheumatology centres. Patients aged 18 years or over whose date of clinical onset of RA was within the previous 12-24 months, who had at least 6 months of follow-up data and a DAS28-ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) score recorded between 12 and 24 months from first being seen for RA were included...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205026/common-strategic-research-agenda-for-radiation-protection-in-medicine
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: Reflecting the change in funding strategies for European research projects, and the goal to jointly improve medical radiation protection through sustainable research efforts, five medical societies involved in the application of ionising radiation (European Association of Nuclear Medicine, EANM; European Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics. EFOMP; European Federation of Radiographer Societies, EFRS; European Society of Radiology, ESR; European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology, ESTRO) have identified research areas of common interest and developed this first edition of the Common Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) for medical radiation protection...
February 15, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197938/clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-bathing-with-chinese-medicine-taohong-siwu-decoction-for-treatment-of-diffuse-cutaneous-systemic-sclerosis-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Jing Zhou, Dong Yang, Shu-Hong Zhou, Jin-Ping Wang, Yue-Shu Liu, Shu-Lan Wang
OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy and safety of bathing therapy with Taohong Siwu Decoction (, TSD) in the treatment of early-stage, mild-moderate diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc). METHODS: This randomized, placebo-controlled trial enrolled 148 men and women (18-60 years) with dcSSc (disease duration ≤12 months) and baseline modified Rodnan skin score (MRSS) ≥10. Patients were randomized into a TSD group (71 cases bathing with TSD plus oral prednisone) or control group (71 cases bathing with placebo plus oral prednisone)...
February 15, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191526/decreased-regional-left-ventricular-myocardial-strain-in-type-1-diabetic-children-a-first-sign-of-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
#4
Amir Hodzic, Virginie Ribault, Pascale Maragnes, Paul Milliez, Eric Saloux, Fabien Labombarda
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Type 1 diabetes is a major cardiovascular risk factor associated with an excess of mortality in young adults due to premature cardiovascular events, which includes heart failure. The relation between type 1 diabetes and cardiac structure and function in children was poorly documented. Our study investigates (1) whether type 1 diabetic children have echocardiographic signs of subclinical cardiac dysfunction assessed by tissue Doppler strain and (2) whether state of metabolic control and diabetes duration have any influence on the cardiac event...
June 1, 2016: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185444/effect-of-cis-palmitoleic-acid-an-omega-7-fatty-acid-supplementation-on-inflammation-and-expression-of-hnf4%C3%AE-hnf4%C3%AE-and-il-6-in-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-a-double-blind-randomized-pilot-study
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Nalley Bueno-Hernandez, Maria S Sixtos-Alonso, Maria Del Pilar Milke GARCíA, Jesus K Yamamoto-Furusho
BACKGROUND: Cis-palmitoleic acid (Omega-7 fatty acid) is a monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) associated with anti-inflammatory process through specific protein interactions such as HNF4γ and HNF4α, these two genes are related to the immune response in ulcerative colitis (UC) they may act as a mediator of anti- inflammatory action. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Cis- palmitoleic acid supplementation on inflammatory activity and the expression of genes HNF4γ, HNF4α and IL-6 in the colonic mucosa of patients with active UC...
February 9, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183353/endothelial-injury-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-crosstalk-between-dimethylarginines-and-systemic-inflammation
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Theodoros Dimitroulas, James Hodson, Aamer Sandoo, Jacqueline Smith, George D Kitas
BACKGROUND: Symmetric (SDMA) and asymmetric (ADMA) dimethylarginines have emerged as novel biomarkers of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in several disease settings associated with atherosclerosis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease characterized by high CVD mortality and morbidity. ADMA and SDMA levels are abnormal in RA patients, but their correlation with assessments of endothelial function and structure remains unknown. We aimed to investigate whether SDMA and ADMA are associated with carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) and arterial stiffness as well as non-invasive assessments of in vivo micro- and macrovascular endothelial function in RA patients with high systemic inflammatory load...
February 10, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182340/evaluation-of-ischemia-modified-albumin-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Gulcan Guntas, Abdurrahman Sahin, Sermin Duran, Resul Kahraman, Ilyas Duran, Cigdem Sonmez, Turhan Calhan, Haci Mehmet Sokmen
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is considered a chronic gastrointestinal inflammatory disease with unknown etiology. Oxidative stress has been demonstrated to play a critical role in the pathophysiology of IBD. We aimed to investigate the effect of the ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) and CRP levels on the pathophysiology and activities of IBD and its subgroups. METHODS: The study included 39 patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and 41 patients with ulcerative colitis (UC)...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178164/blood-mean-platelet-volume-and-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-as-new-predictors-of-hip-osteoarthritis-severity
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Özlem Taşoğlu, Ali Şahin, Gülşah Karataş, Engin Koyuncu, İrfan Taşoğlu, Osman Tecimel, Neşe Özgirgin
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a low grade systemic inflammatory disease in which many inflammatory mediators are known to be elevated in the peripheric blood. Blood platelet lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and mean platelet volume (MPV) are accepted as novel markers in many of the systemic inflammatory disorders, but have not been investigated in synovitis-free radiographic OA yet.The aim of this study was to evaluate the levels of blood PLR and MPV in radiographic hip OA. A total of 880 patients were evaluated retrospectively and after certain exclusion criteria, 237 of them who have primary hip OA were included...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177535/serum-bilirubin-and-the-risk-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Du Juping, Yuan Yuan, Chen Shiyong, Li Jun, Zhou Xiuxiu, Ying Haijian, Shi Jianfeng, Shen Bo
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress and immune imbalance play an important role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Bilirubin is a powerful antioxidant and also regarded as immunomodulator. Increased evidence shows that bilirubin should be a protective factor for autoimmune disease. However, the relationship between bilirubin and RA remain unclear. METHODS: We analyzed serum bilirubin levels and other laboratory and clinical data in 130 RA patients (35 patients without any complications), 81 osteoarthritis (OA) patients and 96 healthy controls...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176230/inflammatory-markers-and-disease-activity-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Sumantra Sarkar, Md Mahboob Alam, Gargi Das, Supratim Datta
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the post treatment changes in disease activity and inflammatory markers over time in longitudinal follow-up involving different subtypes of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients. METHODS: This prospective longitudinal study, carried out over a period of 2 y, included JIA patients, both old and new, with high disease activity. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP), ferritin, CHAQ (Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire) score and JADAS27 (Juvenile Arthritis Disease Activity score with 27 active joint counts) were estimated at the initial visit, 6 mo, 12 mo and 18 mo of follow-up...
February 8, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174007/comparative-analysis-of-the-mechanical-properties-of-fiber-and-stainless-steel-multistranded-wires-used-for-lingual-fixed-retention
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O Annousaki, S Zinelis, G Eliades, T Eliades
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of different resins used for the co-polymerization of EverStick fiber-reinforced fixed orthodontic retainer on its mechanical properties and to compare the mechanical properties of these configurations to commonly used multistrand wires. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten 0.0175-in. WildCat (WC175), ten 0.0215-in. WildCat (WC215) three-strand twisted wires and thirty EverStick fibers were tested in this study. The EverStcik fibers were equally shared in three groups (n=10)...
February 4, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170092/quantifying-the-impact-of-%C3%A2%C2%B5ct-scanning-of-human-fossil-teeth-on-esr-age-results
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Mathieu Duval, Laura Martín-Francés
Fossil human teeth are nowadays systematically CT-scanned by palaeoanthropologists prior to any further analysis. It has been recently demonstrated that this noninvasive technique has, in most cases, virtually no influence on ancient DNA preservation. However, it may have nevertheless an impact on other techniques, like Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) dating, by artificially ageing the apparent age of the sample. To evaluate this impact, we µCT-scanned several modern enamel fragments following the standard analytical procedures employed by the Dental Anthropology Group at CENIEH, Spain, and then performed ESR dose reconstruction for each of them...
February 7, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169974/f-calprotectin-and-blood-markers-correlate-to-quality-of-life-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Katrine Carlsen, Christian Jakobsen, Thomas Kallemose, Anders Paerregaard, Lene Buhl Riis, Pia Munkholm, Vibeke Wewer
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to investigate predictors of Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) with respect to changes in disease parameters over time in children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). METHODS: This was a prospective longitudinal study examining the association between HRQoL (IMPACT III) and symptom scores (PCDAI, abbrPUCAI), fecal calprotectin (FC) measures and blood analyses (C-reactive protein [CRP], erythrocyte sedimentation-rate [ESR], orosomucoid [ORM], albumin [ALB], hemoglobin [HB] and vitamin-D [VIT-D]) in a cohort of 10-17 years old IBD patients...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169298/the-value-of-delta-neutrophil-index-in-young-infants-with-febrile-urinary-tract-infection
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Jung Won Lee, Seong Heon Kim, Se Jin Park, Keum Hwa Lee, Jae Hyon Park, Andreas Kronbichler, Michael Eisenhut, Ji Hong Kim, Jong Wook Lee, Jae Il Shin
Delta neutrophil index (DNI) is the fraction of circulating immature granulocytes, which reflects severe bacterial infections and septic condition but has not been studied in urinary tract infection (UTI). Here, we evaluated the value of DNI in predicting acute pyelonephritis (APN) or vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) using the data of 288 patients. Conventional inflammatory markers (white blood cell [WBC] count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate [ESR], C-reactive protein [CRP]), and DNI were measured. WBC, CRP, ESR and DNI were higher in APN than in lower UTI (p < 0...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168401/dyslipidemia-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#15
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/28166785/a-comparison-of-three-treatment-strategies-in-recent-onset-non-systemic-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-initial-3-months-results-of-the-best-for-kids-study
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P C E Hissink Muller, D M C Brinkman, D Schonenberg, Y Koopman-Keemink, I C J Brederije, W P Bekkering, T W Kuijpers, M A J van Rossum, L W A van Suijlekom-Smit, J M van den Berg, C F Allaart, R Ten Cate
BACKGROUND: Combination therapy with prednisone or etanercept may induce earlier and/or more improvement in disease activity in Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatic Drug (DMARD) naïve non-systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) patients. Here we present three months clinical outcome of initial treatments of the BeSt-for-Kids study. METHODS: Included patients were randomized to either: 1. initial DMARD-monotherapy (sulfasalazine (SSZ) or methotrexate (MTX)), 2...
February 6, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165552/effects-of-very-low-calorie-diet-on-body-composition-metabolic-state-and-genes-expression-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#17
G Merra, S Gratteri, A De Lorenzo, S Barrucco, M A Perrone, E Avolio, S Bernardini, M Marchetti, L Di Renzo
OBJECTIVE: Very low-calorie diets (VLCDs, < 800 kcal day-1) and Ketogenic diet (KD) are generally used as part of integrated intervention, medical monitoring and a program of lifestyle modification, to improve a multitude of clinical states. The effect of three different very low calories KD (VLCKD), with (VLCKD1) or without (VLCKD2,3) synthetic amino acid replacement of the 50% protein intake, were analyzed after weight loss. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The clinical study used a cross-over randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial...
January 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164626/expression-of-cd200r1-and-its-ligand-cd200-on-t-helper-lymphocytes-of-pediatric-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-and-crohn-s-disease
#18
Mohamed F Elshal, Alia M Aldahlawi, Omar I Saadah, J Philip Mccoy
BACKGROUND: CD200 and its receptor CD200R are both type I membrane glycoproteins that modulate the activity of myeloid and lymphoid cells, and their interaction is functionally important in the suppression of effector T-cell responses by regulatory T-cells. We aimed to investigate the extent of expression of CD200 and CD200R1 on CD4+ T-cells in blood of children with ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) and to explore their correlations with effector T cell subsets, regulatory T cells (Treg), and routine clinical and serological markers...
August 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164585/role-of-serum-level-of-neurometals-copper-zinc-and-magnesium-in-neonates-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Mostafa A El Foley, Hanan M Kamel, Samir M Mounir, Samuel N Habeb
BACKGROUND: Perinatal HIE is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates worldwide, despite the improvements in perinatal care. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role Cu, Zn, and Mg+2 neurometals in the development of neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. METHODS: This study included two groups: group 1 (study group): Thirty full term, and diagnosed as having hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Group 2 (control group): Thirty full term healthy neonates...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164544/clinical-significance-of-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-and-inflammatory-factors-for-the-disease-activity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Li Yunchun, Wang Yue, Fang Z Jun, Su Qizhu, Ding Liumei
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the significance of red blood cell distribution width (RDW) and other factors for the disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Each patient underwent clinical examination and blood sampling for assessment of serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), hemoglobin concentration (Hb), hematocrit (HCT), RDW, and other erythrocyte parameters (mean corpuscular volume [MCV], mean cell Hb [MCH], mean corpuscular Hb concentration [MCHC])...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
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