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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906477/blood-pressure-measurements-in-780-apparently-healthy-cats
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J R Payne, D C Brodbelt, V Luis Fuentes
BACKGROUND: Mean systolic blood pressure in apparently healthy cats has been reported as approximately 125 mmHg using direct assessment, but there is greater variability in reported values using indirect assessment. Increasing age and the white-coat effect are associated with increased systolic blood pressure. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To report Doppler-derived blood pressure measurements from a large population of apparently healthy cats and to assess epidemiologic factors associated with recorded blood pressures...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906424/s100b-in-serum-and-saliva-a-valid-invasive-or-non-invasive-biomarker-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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M Traxdorf, O Wendler, K Tziridis, J Bauer, C Scherl
OBJECTIVE:   The aim of this prospective study was to determine whether serum or saliva S100B could be established as an invasive or non-invasive biomarker of cerebrovascular stress due to chronic intermittent hypoxia in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: S100B levels in serum and saliva were measured by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in 40 patients with polysomnographically confirmed OSA (n=34) or ronchopathy (n=6) and 20 control subjects (n=20)...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906110/failed-upregulation-of-tfam-protein-and-mitochondrial-dna-in-oxidatively-deficient-fibers-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-locomotor-muscle
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Yana Konokhova, Sally Spendiff, R Thomas Jagoe, Sudhakar Aare, Sophia Kapchinsky, Norah J MacMillan, Paul Rozakis, Martin Picard, Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre, Charlotte H Pion, Jean Bourbeau, Russell T Hepple, Tanja Taivassalo
BACKGROUND: Low mitochondrial content and oxidative capacity are well-established features of locomotor muscle dysfunction, a prevalent and debilitating systemic occurrence in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although the exact cause is not firmly established, physical inactivity and oxidative stress are among the proposed underlying mechanisms. Here, we assess the impact of COPD pathophysiology on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) integrity, biogenesis, and cellular oxidative capacity in locomotor muscle of COPD patients and healthy controls...
February 18, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906038/craniopagus-parasiticus-a-parasitic-head-protruding-from-temporal-area-of-cranium-a-case-report
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Wassihun Nega, Meku Damte, Yonas Girma, Getachew Desta, Mengistu Hailemariam
BACKGROUND: Craniopagus parasiticus is rare with an incidence of approximately four to six cases in 10,000,000 births. In our case, the head of the parasitic twin protruded from the temporal area of the normal twin's cranium. The parasitic twin had two deformed lower limbs, of which one was rudimentary, and long bones of the bilateral lower limbs and some pelvic bone. Dissection of the mass of the parasitic twin's body revealed the intestine but no chest organs or abdominal organs. There was a rudimentary labium but no vaginal opening...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905955/future-healthy-life-expectancy-among-older-adults-in-the-us-a-forecast-based-on-cohort-smoking-and-obesity-history
#5
Bochen Cao
BACKGROUND: In the past three decades, the elderly population in the United States experienced increase in life expectancy (LE) and disability-free life expectancy (LE(ND)), but decrease in life expectancy with disability (LE(D)). Smoking and obesity are two major risk factors that had negative impacts on these trends. While smoking prevalence continues to decline in recent decades, obesity prevalence has been growing and is currently at a high level. This study aims to forecast the healthy life expectancy for older adults aged 55 to 85 in the US from 2011 to 2040, in relation to their smoking and obesity history...
July 12, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905951/expansion-or-compression-of-long-term-care-in-germany-between-2001-and-2009-a-small-area-decomposition-study-based-on-administrative-health-data
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Daniel Kreft, Gabriele Doblhammer
BACKGROUND: Studies state profound cross-country differences in healthy life years and its time trends, suggesting either the health scenario of expansion or compression of morbidity. A much-discussed question in public health research is whether the health scenarios are heterogeneous or homogeneous on the subnational level as well. Furthermore, the question arises whether the morbidity trends or the mortality trends are the decisive drivers of the care need-free life years (CFLY), the life years with care need (CLY), and, ultimately, the health scenarios...
July 13, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905938/the-impact-of-epidemics-on-labor-market-identifying-victims-of-the-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-in-the-korean-labor-market
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Ayoung Lee, Joonmo Cho
BACKGROUND: The vulnerability approach suggests that disasters such as epidemics have different effects according not only to physical vulnerability but also to economic class (status). This paper examines the effect of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome epidemic on the labor market to investigate whether vulnerable groups become more vulnerable due to an interaction between the socio-economic structure and physical risk. METHODS: This paper examines the effect of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome epidemic on the labor market by considering unemployment status, job status, working hours, reason for unemployment and underemployment status...
December 1, 2016: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905925/expression-of-insulin-receptor-ir-a-and-b-isoforms-igf-ir-and-ir-igf-ir-hybrid-receptors-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-and-their-role-in-cell-migration-in-atherosclerosis
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N Beneit, C E Fernández-García, J L Martín-Ventura, L Perdomo, Ó Escribano, J B Michel, G García-Gómez, S Fernández, S Díaz-Castroverde, J Egido, A Gómez-Hernández, M Benito
BACKGROUND: Abnormal proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) is a major contributor to the development of atherosclerotic process. In a previous work, we demonstrated that the insulin receptor isoform A (IRA) and its association with the insulin-like growth factor-I receptor (IGF-IR) confer a proliferative advantage to VSMCs. However, the role of IR and IGF-IR in VSMC migration remains poorly understood. METHODS: Wound healing assays were performed in VSMCs bearing IR (IRLoxP(+/+) VSMCs), or not (IR(-/-) VSMCs), expressing IRA (IRA VSMCs) or expressing IRB (IRB VSMCs)...
December 1, 2016: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905385/-a-role-of-genetic-factors-and-related-disorder-of-the-folate-cycle-in-ischemic-stroke
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V M Shklovsky, I P Lukashevich, A Yu Remennik, S M Gerasimova, G S Selishchev, D I Malin, V V Valyaeva
AIM: To study a role of MTHFR mutations and their associations with the disturbances of basic parameters of the folate cycle in the development of ischemic stroke (IS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-one post-stroke patients, 26 women and 25 men, aged from 29 to 87 years, were included in the study. The control group consisted of 47 healthy people, 23 women and 24 men, aged from 30 to 83 years. MTHFR: rs1801131 and rs1801133 polymorphisms were genotyped. Contents of folate, B12 and homocysteine were measured...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905384/-oxidative-stress-as-an-indicator-of-metabolic-disorders-in-the-pathogenesis-of-cerebral-stroke
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M A Lutsky, A M Zemskov, V V Razuvaeva, Yu P Lushnikova, O Yu Karpova
AIM: To verify the oxidative stress as an indicator of metabolic disorders in the complex pathogenesis of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 50 hemorrhagic stroke patients and 50 ischemic stroke patients. A control group consisted of 20 age-matched healthy subjects. In total 12 biochemical parameters, including blood indicators, indicators of free-radical oxidation (ketodiens, diene conjugates, malonic aldehyde, bityrosin, Schiff bases) and endogenous system antioxidant defense (vitamin E, reduced glutathione, total antioxidative activity, superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, glutathione reductase, catalase) were determined...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905337/choroidal-thickness-evaluation-of-healthy-eyes-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-and-fellow-eyes-using-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-in-indian-population
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Supriya Arora, Richa Pyare, Preethi Sridharan, Tarun Arora, Meenakshi Thakar, Basudeb Ghosh
AIM: The purpose of this study is to establish a normative database of subfoveal choroidal thickness (CT) in healthy young Indians using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD OCT). Evaluation and comparison of CT of central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) and fellow eyes were also performed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, cross-sectional, and observational study. It included 112 normal eyes of 112 healthy volunteers who had no evidence of ocular or systemic disease, 84 CSC eyes with acute, treatment-naïve CSC, and 69 fellow eyes with no evidence of neurosensory detachment or pigment epithelium detachment on SD OCT...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905210/erythrocyte-fatty-acid-composition-does-not-influence-levels-of-free-bioavailable-and-total-25-hydroxy-vitamin-d
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Martin Carlsson, Ingela Nilsson, Lars Brudin, Siv-Ping Von, Pär Wanby
In vitro, mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids (FAs) may decrease the binding affinity of vitamin D metabolites for vitamin D-binding protein, which in turn may influence their bioavailability. FAs incorporated as phospholipids in erythrocyte (ery-) cell membranes reflect dietary intake. The purpose of this study was to investigate ery-FA composition in relation to markers for vitamin D. In healthy females (age 22.6 ± 2.0 years) total 25(OH)D was measured by LC-MS/MS (n = 78), free 25(OH)D with ELISA (n = 64 of 78), and bioavailable 25(OH)D was calculated...
December 1, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905009/increased-serum-al-levels-in-hemodialysis-patients-kept-enhanced-during-a-2-year-prospective-study
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Maria L Reina de la Torre, Herminia Lopez García de la Serrana, Loreto Martí Del Moral, Magdalena Palomares Bayo, Miguel Navarro-Alarcón
The regulation of mineral homeostasis is altered in hemodialysis patients with renal insufficiency, producing increased risk for secondary diseases like cardiovascular ones. We hypothesized that risen serum aluminum (Al) concentration in hemodialysis patients kept enhanced during a 2-year longitudinal study is associated with enhanced cardiovascular risk and influenced by medical treatments. This study reports the prospective monitoring of serum Al levels in six-monthly samplings over 2 years in 116 hemodialysis patients and a control group of 50 healthy adults...
November 30, 2016: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904795/the-nine-test-screening-battery-normative-values-on-a-group-of-recreational-athletes
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Frida Flodström, Annette Heijne, Mark E Batt, Anna Frohm
BACKGROUND: A variety of risk factors predispose athletes to injury, such as impaired neuromuscular control, insufficient core stability, and muscular imbalances. The goal of assessing functional movement patterns is to detect imbalances and correct them with prevention strategies and thereby decrease injuries, and improve performance and quality of life. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to generate normative values for the 'Nine Test Screening Battery' (9TSB) in a group of recreational athletes...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904566/the-characteristics-of-pre-diabetic-patients-associated-with-body-composition-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-in-the-iranian-population
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Zahra Gholi, Motahar Heidari-Beni, Awat Feizi, Bijan Iraj, Gholamreza Askari
BACKGROUND: Different populations have shown various patterns of association between impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and body composition parameters and risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The current study aimed at investigating the differences between persons with prediabetes and healthy people in terms of CVD risk factors including body composition parameters, blood pressure, and lipid profile in a sample of the Iranian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a case-control setting, a sample containing 386 (193 prediabetic subjects and 193 normal subjects) of the first-degree relatives of diabetic patients aged 35-55 years were investigated...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904547/the-effect-of-vitamin-d-administration-on-serum-leptin-and-adiponectin-levels-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-on-hemodialysis-with-vitamin-d-deficiency-a-placebo-controlled-double-blind-clinical-trial
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Afsoon Emami Naini, Sahar Vahdat, Zahra Parin Hedaiati, Safoura Shahzeidi, Amir Hossein Pezeshki, Hamid Nasri
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is higher in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients compared to healthy populations. This deficiency could lead to several complications with different mechanisms and might result in reduced survival in patients. Leptin and adiponectin are messenger proteins with endocrine secretion from adipocytes and various effects in cellular mechanisms. The goal of this study was to find the effect of vitamin D administration on serum levels of leptin and adiponectin in ESRD patients...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904517/the-impact-of-ace-gene-polymorphism-on-the-incidence-and-phenotype-of-sarcoidosis-in-rural-and-urban-settings
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Robert Kieszko, Paweł Krawczyk, Tomasz Powrózek, Aneta Szudy-Szczyrek, Michał Szczyrek, Iwona Homa, Jadwiga Daniluk, Janusz Milanowski
INTRODUCTION: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. Current theory on the etiology of this disease involves participation of genetic factors and unknown antigens present in the patients' environment. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of different polymorphic forms of the ACE gene in healthy individuals and sarcoidosis patients, and to estimate the risk of sarcoidosis in carriers of different ACE genotypes living in rural and urban settings...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904512/evaluation-of-inhomogeneities-of-repolarization-in-patients-with-psoriasis-vulgaris
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Korhan Soylu, Sinan İnci, Gökhan Aksan, Gökay Nar, Esra Pancar Yüksel, Hande Serra Ocal, Mustafa Çapraz, Serkan Yüksel, Mahmut Şahin
INTRODUCTION: The arrhythmia potential has not been investigated adequately in psoriatic patients. In this study, we assessed the ventricular repolarization dispersion, using the Tp-e interval and the Tp-e/QT ratio, and investigated the association with inflammation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy-one psoriasis vulgaris patients and 70 age- and gender-matched healthy individuals were enrolled in the study. The severity of the disease was calculated using Psoriasis Area and Severity Index scoring...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904425/association-of-thyroid-profile-and-prolactin-level-in-patient-with-secondary-amenorrhea
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Sujata Shrestha, Sunita Neupane, Narayan Gautam, Raju Kumar Dubey, Amit Chandra Jha, Nilesh Raj Doshi, Archana Jayan
BACKGROUND: Amenorrhea is the absence of menstrual periods. It has multiple social consequences as it may leads to infertility. This case control study was conducted for determining the association of thyroid hormones with hyperprolactinemia in patient with amenorrhea. METHODS: We investigated 50 women with diagnosed cases of secondary amenorrhoea, who attended UCMS hospital, for hormonal evaluations. Fifty two healthy women were taken as the controls. The thyroid dysfunction and serum prolactin level were reviewed in cases and in the controls...
September 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904203/daytime-changes-of-skin-biophysical-characteristics-a-study-of-hydration-transepidermal-water-loss-ph-sebum-elasticity-erythema-and-color-index-on-middle-eastern-skin
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Alireza Firooz, Hamed Zartab, Bardia Sadr, Leili Naraghi Bagherpour, Aidin Masoudi, Ferial Fanian, Yahya Dowlati, Amir Hooshang Ehsani, Aniseh Samadi
BACKGROUND: The exposure of skin to ultraviolet radiation and temperature differs significantly during the day. It is reasonable that biophysical parameters of human skin have periodic daily fluctuation. The objective of this study was to study the fluctuations of various biophysical characteristics of Middle Eastern skin in standardized experimental conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven biophysical parameters of skin including stratum corneum hydration, transepidermal water loss, pH, sebum, elasticity, skin color, and erythema index were measured at three time points (8 a...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
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