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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936124/low-serum-levels-of-vitamins-a-d-and-e-are-associated-with-recurrent-respiratory-tract-infections-in-children-living-in-northern-china-a-case-control-study
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Xuguang Zhang, Fengshu Ding, Huaining Li, Wenfeng Zhao, Hong Jing, Yageng Yan, Yanping Chen
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the association of serum concentrations of vitamin A, D, and E with recurrent respiratory tract infections (RRTIs). METHODS: A total of 1200 children aged at 0.5-14 years were selected via a face-to-face survey in Harbin, China. Among the participants, 600 children with RRTIs comprised the symptomatic group (RRTI group), whereas 600 healthy children were used as controls (control group). Blood samples were collected to measure serum levels of vitamins A and E by HPLC; the serum level of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (25(OH)D), was measured by HPLC-MS/MS...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934854/interactions-between-genetic-lifestyle-and-environmental-risk-factors-for-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Tomas Olsson, Lisa F Barcellos, Lars Alfredsson
Genetic predisposition to multiple sclerosis (MS) only explains a fraction of the disease risk; lifestyle and environmental factors are key contributors to the risk of MS. Importantly, these nongenetic factors can influence pathogenetic pathways, and some of them can be modified. Besides established MS-associated risk factors - high latitude, female sex, smoking, low vitamin D levels caused by insufficient sun exposure and/or dietary intake, and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection - strong evidence now supports obesity during adolescence as a factor increasing MS risk...
December 9, 2016: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933507/determinants-of-maternal-vitamin%C3%A2-d-concentrations-in-slovenia-a%C3%A2-prospective-observational-study
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Andraž Dovnik, Faris Mujezinović, Milena Treiber, Breda Pečovnik Balon, Maksimiljan Gorenjak, Uroš Maver, Iztok Takač
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the vitamin D status of pregnant women in Slovenia and the factors influencing it. METHODS: The study was performed in Maribor University Medical Centre (location 46°N). Maternal serum 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25(OH)D) in 4 groups of 100 pregnant women in 4 different seasons of the year was measured at the time of delivery. Data on life style, eating habits, sunbathing and intake of vitamin D supplements during pregnancy were obtained using a questionnaire...
December 8, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919743/dual-antiplasmodial-activity-of-vitamin-d3-and-its-analog-22-oxacalcitriol-by-direct-and-indirect-mechanisms
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Kiichi Yamamoto, Moritoshi Iwagami, Takenori Seki, Shigeyuki Kano, Nobuo Ota, Manabu Ato
Recent evidence suggests that 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (calcitriol, VD3), the active form of vitamin D (VD), can inhibit the proliferation of microorganisms. In the present study, we conducted in vitro experiments and utilized in vivo murine models to investigate the antimalarial activity of VD3 and its analog, 22-oxacalcitriol (22-OCT), which was designed to cause less hypercalcemia than VD3. VD3 and 22-OCT treatments effectively resolved a Plasmodium chabaudi (Pc) infection in wild-type mice. Reduced parasitemia was observed during the acute phase of infection in the presence of VD3 and 22-OCT, followed by a delayed peak during the chronic stage of infection...
December 2, 2016: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916879/vitamin-d-and-weight-cycling-impact-on-injury-illness-and-inflammation-in-collegiate-wrestlers
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Jacqueline N Barcal, Joi T Thomas, Bruce W Hollis, Kathy J Austin, Brenda M Alexander, D Enette Larson-Meyer
: This study explored the link between vitamin D status and frequency of skin infections, inflammation, and injury in college wrestlers during an academic year. METHODS: Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) (n = 19), plasma cytokine (TNF-α, IL-6, IL-10) (n = 18) concentrations, and body weight/composition were measured and injury/illness/skin infection data were collected in fall, winter, and spring. RESULTS: In the fall, 74% of wrestlers had vitamin D concentrations <32 ng/mL which increased to 94% in winter and spring...
November 30, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915991/control-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-colorectal-cancer-by-synthetic-vitamin-d-receptor-ligands
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Ichiro Takada, Makoto Makishima
Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency are associated with an increased risk of cancer, autoimmune disease, inflammation, infection, cardiovascular disease and metabolic disease, as well as bone and mineral disorders. The vitamin D receptor (VDR), a member of the nuclear receptor superfamily, is a receptor for the active form of vitamin D, 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2D3], and mediates vitamin D regulation of specific target gene expression. The secondary bile acid lithocholic acid, which is produced by intestinal bacteria, is another natural VDR ligand...
December 2, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904620/the-relationship-between-vitamin-d-clinical-outcomes-and-mortality-rate-in-icu-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
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Nooshin Vosoughi, Parviz Kashefi, Behnood Abbasi, Awat Feizi, Gholamreza Askari, Leila Azadbakht
BACKGROUND: According to the high prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency, a few studies have been conducted to clarify the relationship between 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and clinical outcomes in critically ill patients. The objective of this study was to determine this probable association. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Serum 25(OH)D, C-reactive protein, malnutrition measurements, and Intensive Care Unit (ICU)-acquired infection from 185 patients in ICU were assessed in the first 24 h of admission and they were followed for the other outcomes...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898998/nutritional-supplementation-for-hip-fracture-aftercare-in-older-people
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REVIEW
Alison Avenell, Toby O Smith, James P Curtain, Jenson Cs Mak, Phyo K Myint
BACKGROUND: Older people with hip fractures are often malnourished at the time of fracture, and subsequently have poor food intake. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2000, and previously updated in 2010. OBJECTIVES: To review the effects (benefits and harms) of nutritional interventions in older people recovering from hip fracture. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group Specialised Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, MEDLINE In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations, Embase, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, trial registers and reference lists...
November 30, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889722/vitamin-d-and-its-role-in-the-management-and-prevention-of-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-in-infants-and-young-children
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John M Pettifor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888144/calcifediol-loaded-liposomes-for-local-treatment-of-pulmonary-bacterial-infections
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Arianna Castoldi, Christian Herr, Julia Niederstraßer, Hagar Ibrahim Labouta, Ana Melero, Sarah Gordon, Nicole Schneider-Daum, Robert Bals, Claus-Michael Lehr
The influence of vitamin D3 and its metabolites calcifediol (25(OH)D) and calcitriol on immune regulation and inflammation is well described, and raises the question of potential benefit against bacterial infections. In the current study, 25(OH)D was encapsulated in liposomes to enable aerosolisation, and tested for the ability to prevent pulmonary infection by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Prepared 25(OH)D-loaded liposomes were nanosized and monodisperse, with a negative surface charge and a 25(OH)D entrapment efficiency of approximately 23%...
November 22, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867755/nutritional-aspects-of-gastrointestinal-wound-healing
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REVIEW
Kaushik Mukherjee, Sandra L Kavalukas, Adrian Barbul
Significance: Although the wound healing cascade is similar in many tissues, in the gastrointestinal tract mucosal healing is critical for processes such as inflammatory bowel disease and ulcers and healing of the mucosa, submucosa, and serosal layers is needed for surgical anastomoses and for enterocutaneous fistula. Failure of wound healing can result in complications including infection, prolonged hospitalization, critical illness, organ failure, readmission, new or worsening enterocutaneous fistula, and even death...
November 1, 2016: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861708/high-dose-monthly-vitamin-d-for-prevention-of-acute-respiratory-infection-in-older-long-term-care-residents-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Adit A Ginde, Patrick Blatchford, Keith Breese, Lida Zarrabi, Sunny A Linnebur, Jeffrey I Wallace, Robert S Schwartz
OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and safety of high-dose vitamin D supplementation for prevention of acute respiratory infection (ARI) in older long-term care residents. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial investigating high-dose vs standard-dose vitamin D from 2010 to 2014. SETTING: Colorado long-term care facilities. PARTICIPANTS: Long-term care residents aged 60 and older (n = 107). INTERVENTION: The high-dose group received monthly supplement of vitamin D3 100,000 IU, the standard-dose group received a monthly placebo (for participants taking 400-1,000 IU/d as part of usual care) or a monthly supplement of 12,000 IU of vitamin D3 (for participants taking <400 IU/d as part of usual care)...
November 16, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854286/-english-disease-historical-notes-on-rickets-the-bone-lung-link-and-child-neglect-issues
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REVIEW
Mingyong Zhang, Fan Shen, Anna Petryk, Jingfeng Tang, Xingzhen Chen, Consolato Sergi
Nutritional or classical rickets (here labeled as "rickets") is a worldwide disease involving mostly infants and young children having inadequate sunlight exposure, often associated with a low dietary intake of Vitamin D. Rickets targets all layers of society independently of economic status with historical information spanning more than two millennia. Vitamin D is critical for the absorption of calcium and prevention of rickets in children as well as osteomalacia in adults. The initial and misleading paradigm of the 19th and 20th centuries that rickets may have been the consequence of infection has been, indeed, reversed following the identification of the Vitamin D molecule's important role in the function of the immune system...
November 15, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837268/effect-of-high-dose-cholecalciferol-vitamin-d3-on-bone-and-body-composition-in-children-and-young-adults-with-hiv-infection-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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A J Rovner, V A Stallings, R Rutstein, J I Schall, M B Leonard, B S Zemel
: It is unknown whether vitamin D supplementation positively impacts body composition and bone outcomes in children and young adults with HIV. This RCT found that despite increasing 25(OH)D concentrations, high dose vitamin D3 supplementation did not impact bone or body composition in children and young adults with HIV infection. INTRODUCTION: The objective of this paper was to determine the impact of high-dose daily cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) supplementation on body composition and bone density, structure, and strength in children and young adults with perinatally acquired (PHIV) or behaviorally acquired (BHIV) HIV infection...
November 11, 2016: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833924/vitamin-d-deficiency-in-critically-ill-patients-with-traumatic-injuries
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Roland N Dickerson, Jonathan R Van Cleve, Joseph M Swanson, George O Maish, Gayle Minard, Martin A Croce, Rex O Brown
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D depletion has been associated with increased rate of infections, lengthened hospital stay, and worsened mortality for critically ill patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and variables associated with vitamin D deficiency in critically ill patients with severe traumatic injuries. METHODS: Critically ill adult patients admitted to the trauma intensive care unit (ICU) between June 2013 and June 2014, referred to the nutrition support service for enteral or parenteral nutrition, and had a serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH vitamin D) concentration determination were retrospectively evaluated...
2016: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832021/adiponectin-leptin-and-inflammatory-markers-in-hiv-associated-metabolic-syndrome-in-children-and-adolescents
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María Espiau, Diego Yeste, Antoni Noguera-Julian, Pere Soler-Palacín, Clàudi Fortunyc, Roser Ferrer, Immaculada Comas, Andrea Martín-Nalda, Ángela Deyà-Martínez, Concepció Figueras, Antonio Carrascosa
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is more common in HIV-infected adults and children than in the general population. Adipocytokines and inflammatory markers may contribute to the pathophysiology of this condition and could be useful indices for monitoring MetS. The objective of this study was to provide information on the prevalence of MetS and investigate the role of adipocytokines and other biomarkers in this syndrome in HIV-infected pediatric patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted between October 2013 and March 2014 in the outpatient clinics of two tertiary pediatric referral hospitals...
November 8, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826955/vitamin-d-supplementation-for-preventing-infections-in-children-under-five-years-of-age
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REVIEW
Mohammad Y Yakoob, Rehana A Salam, Farhan R Khan, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D is a micronutrient important for bone growth and immune function. Deficiency can lead to rickets and has been linked to various infections, including respiratory infections. The evidence on the effects of supplementation on infections in children has not been assessed systematically. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the role of vitamin D supplementation in preventing pneumonia, tuberculosis (TB), diarrhoea, and malaria in children under five years of age...
November 9, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818797/serum-magnesium-and-vitamin-d-levels-as-indicators-of-asthma-severity
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Mohammed Nadeem Shaikh, Brahma Reddy Malapati, Ruchi Gokani, Bhavita Patel, Mitul Chatriwala
Background. Serum magnesium levels affect the concentration of circulating vitamin D in blood and subsequently it affects the immunity; thus it plays significant role in the pathogenesis of asthma. Asthma, in adults, is less studied and hypomagnesemia along with vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency is common in asthmatic individuals, which causes frequent asthma attacks, respiratory infections, severe exacerbations, and poor response to bronchodilators. Objective. To detect the magnitude of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency and serum magnesium levels among asthmatic patients and to correlate them with the severity of asthma...
2016: Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816791/porphyromonas-gingivalis-stimulated-macrophage-subsets-exhibit-differential-induction-and-responsiveness-to-interleukin-10
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Andrew D Foey, Neama Habil, Khalid Al-Shaghdali, StJohn Crean
OBJECTIVES: Oral mucosal macrophages (Mϕs) determine immune responses; maintaining tolerance whilst retaining the capacity to activate defences against pathogens. Mϕ responses are determined by two distinct subsets; pro-inflammatory M1- and anti-inflammatory/regulatory M2-Mϕs. Tolerance induction is driven by M2 Mϕs, whereas M1-like Mϕs predominate in inflammation, such as that exhibited in chronic Porphyromonas gingivalis (PG) periodontal infection. Mϕ responses can be suppressed to benefit either the host or the pathogen...
January 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812717/bone-mineral-density-and-vitamin-d-levels-in-hiv-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-african-american-individuals-randomized-to-receive-hiv-drug-regimens
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Paul P Cook, Alexandra Te Stang, Lia R Walker, Shaw M Akula, Fiona J Cook
OBJECTIVES: Treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is associated with a decrease in bone mineral density (BMD). Treatment with efavirenz is associated with vitamin D deficiency. We compared the effects of efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (EFV/FTC/TDF) with the effects of raltegravir, darunavir, and ritonavir (RAL/DRV/r) on BMD and 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) levels in HIV-infected, antiretroviral treatment-naïve African American subjects...
November 2016: Southern Medical Journal
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