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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731372/exploring-the-effect-of-vitamin-d3-supplementation-on-the-anti-ebv-antibody-response-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
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Linda Rolf, Anne-Hilde Muris, Amandine Mathias, Renaud Du Pasquier, Inga Koneczny, Giulio Disanto, Jens Kuhle, Sreeram Ramagopalan, Jan Damoiseaux, Joost Smolders, Raymond Hupperts
BACKGROUND: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection and vitamin D insufficiency are potentially interacting risk factors for multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of high-dose vitamin D3 supplements on antibody levels against the EBV nuclear antigen-1 (EBNA-1) in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and to explore any underlying mechanism affecting anti-EBNA-1 antibody levels. METHODS: This study utilized blood samples from a randomized controlled trial in RRMS patients receiving either vitamin D3 (14,000 IU/day; n = 30) or placebo ( n = 23) over 48 weeks...
July 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725308/a-case-with-vitamin-d-deficiency-induced-cytomegalovirus-enteritis-presenting-as-bowel-pseudo-obstruction
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Shou-Wu Lee, Chung-Wang Ko, Szu-Chia Liao, Chung-Shihn Chang, Hong-Zen Yeh, Chi-Sen Chang
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in small intestines has rarely been reported. We report a 67-year-old woman with abdominal pain for 2 weeks. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed wall-thickening of the segmental small bowel. Enteroscopy disclosed discrete ulcers at the jejunum, and biopsy histopathology showed positive CMV immunoreactivity. Laboratory tests showed positive blood CMV with a viral load of 9,400 DNA copies/mL and high IgG titer and low vitamin D level. After antiviral therapy and oral vitamin D supply, her symptoms improved...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719693/effect-of-high-dose-vs-standard-dose-wintertime-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-viral-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-in-young-healthy-children
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Mary Aglipay, Catherine S Birken, Patricia C Parkin, Mark B Loeb, Kevin Thorpe, Yang Chen, Andreas Laupacis, Muhammad Mamdani, Colin Macarthur, Jeffrey S Hoch, Tony Mazzulli, Jonathon L Maguire
Importance: Epidemiological studies support a link between low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and a higher risk of viral upper respiratory tract infections. However, whether winter supplementation of vitamin D reduces the risk among children is unknown. Objective: To determine whether high-dose vs standard-dose vitamin D supplementation reduces the incidence of wintertime upper respiratory tract infections in young children. Design, Setting, and Participants: A randomized clinical trial was conducted during the winter months between September 13, 2011, and June 30, 2015, among children aged 1 through 5 years enrolled in TARGet Kids!, a multisite primary care practice-based research network in Toronto, Ontario, Canada...
July 18, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711461/prevalence-of-comorbidities-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-evaluation-of-their-monitoring-in-clinical-practice-the-spanish-cohort-of-the-comora-study
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Alejandro Balsa, Leticia Lojo-Oliveira, Mercedes Alperi-López, María García-Manrique, Carmen Ordóñez-Cañizares, Lorena Pérez, Virginia Ruiz-Esquide, Alfonso Corrales, Javier Narváez, José Rey-Rey, Carlos Rodríguez-Lozano, Soledad Ojeda, Santiago Muñoz-Fernández, Joan M Nolla, José García-Torrón, Fernando Gamero, Rosario García-Vicuña, Blanca Hernández-Cruz, José Campos, José Rosas, José Francisco García-Llorente, Antonio Gómez-Centeno, Rafael Cáliz, Raimon Sanmartí, Alberto Bermúdez, Lydia Abasolo-Alcázar, Antonio Fernández-Nebro, Luis Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Carlos Marras, Miguel Ángel González-Gay, Ihsane Hmamouchi, Emilio Martín-Mola
OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence of comorbidities in patients with RA in Spain and discuss their management and implications using data from the Spanish cohort of the multinational study on COMOrbidities in Rheumatoid Arthritis (COMORA). METHODS: This is a national sub-analysis of the COMORA study. We studied the demographics and disease characteristics of 200 adults patients diagnosed with RA (1987 ACR), and routine practices for screening and preventing the following selected comorbidities: cardiovascular, infections, cancer, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, osteoporosis and depression...
July 12, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704538/intestinal-calcium-and-bile-salts-facilitate-germination-of-clostridium-difficile-spores
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Travis J Kochan, Madeline J Somers, Alyssa M Kaiser, Michelle S Shoshiev, Ada K Hagan, Jessica L Hastie, Nicole P Giordano, Ashley D Smith, Alyxandria M Schubert, Paul E Carlson, Philip C Hanna
Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is an anaerobic gram-positive pathogen that is the leading cause of nosocomial bacterial infection globally. C. difficile infection (CDI) typically occurs after ingestion of infectious spores by a patient that has been treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics. While CDI is a toxin-mediated disease, transmission and pathogenesis are dependent on the ability to produce viable spores. These spores must become metabolically active (germinate) in order to cause disease. C. difficile spore germination occurs when spores encounter bile salts and other co-germinants within the small intestine, however, the germination signaling cascade is unclear...
July 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701166/which-early-life-events-or-current-environmental-and-lifestyle-factors-influence-lung-function-in-adolescents-results-from-the-giniplus-lisaplus-studies
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Agnes Luzak, Elaine Fuertes, Claudia Flexeder, Marie Standl, Andrea von Berg, Dietrich Berdel, Sibylle Koletzko, Joachim Heinrich, Dennis Nowak, Holger Schulz
BACKGROUND: Various factors may affect lung function at different stages in life. Since investigations that simultaneously consider several factors are rare, we examined the relative importance of early life, current environmental/lifestyle factors and allergic diseases on lung function in 15-year-olds. METHODS: Best subset selection was performed for linear regression models to investigate associations between 21 diverse early life events and current factors with spirometric parameters (forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in 1 s and maximal mid-expiratory flow (FEF25-75)) in 1326 participants of the German GINIplus and LISAplus birth cohorts...
July 12, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694135/characteristics-of-pediatric-multiple-sclerosis-the-turkish-pediatric-multiple-sclerosis-database
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Ünsal Yılmaz, Banu Anlar, Kıvılcım Gücüyener
OBJECTIVE: To document the clinical and paraclinical features of pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) in Turkey. METHODS: Data of MS patients with onset before age 18 years (n = 193) were collected from 27 pediatric neurology centers throughout Turkey. Earlier-onset (<12 years) and later-onset (≥12 years) groups were compared. RESULTS: There were 123 (63.7%) girls and 70 (36.3%) boys aged 4-17 years, median 14 years at disease onset. Family history of MS was 6...
June 29, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687643/cancer-incidence-attributable-to-lifestyle-and-environmental-factors-in-alberta-in-2012-summary-of-results
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Anne Grundy, Abbey E Poirier, Farah Khandwala, Xin Grevers, Christine M Friedenreich, Darren R Brenner
BACKGROUND: Estimates of the proportion of cancer cases that can be attributed to modifiable risk factors are not available for Canada and, more specifically, Alberta. The purpose of this study was to estimate the total proportion of cancer cases in Alberta in 2012 that could be attributed to a set of 24 modifiable lifestyle and environmental risk factors. METHODS: We estimated summary population attributable risk estimates for 24 risk factors (smoking [both passive and active], overweight and obesity, inadequate physical activity, diet [inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption, inadequate fibre intake, excess red and processed meat consumption, salt consumption, inadequate calcium and vitamin D intake], alcohol, hormones [oral contraceptives and hormone therapy], infections [Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis B and C viruses, human papillomavirus, Helicobacter pylori], air pollution, natural and artificial ultraviolet radiation, radon and water disinfection by-products) by combining population attributable risk estimates for each of the 24 factors that had been previously estimated...
July 7, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686645/non-skeletal-health-effects-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-a-systematic-review-on-findings-from-meta-analyses-summarizing-trial-data
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Lars Rejnmark, Lise Sofie Bislev, Kevin D Cashman, Gudny Eiríksdottir, Martin Gaksch, Martin Grübler, Guri Grimnes, Vilmundur Gudnason, Paul Lips, Stefan Pilz, Natasja M van Schoor, Mairead Kiely, Rolf Jorde
BACKGROUND: A large number of observational studies have reported harmful effects of low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) levels on non-skeletal outcomes. We performed a systematic quantitative review on characteristics of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) included in meta-analyses (MAs) on non-skeletal effects of vitamin D supplementation. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We identified systematic reviews (SR) reporting summary data in terms of MAs of RCTs on selected non-skeletal outcomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686349/the-role-of-vitamin-d-on-circulating-memory-t-cells-in-children-the-generation-r-study
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Kirsten I M Looman, Michelle A E Jansen, Trudy Voortman, Diana van den Heuvel, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Oscar H Franco, Menno C van Zelm, Henriëtte A Moll
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that vitamin D affects T cell function and maturation via the vitamin D receptor. However, no studies in children have been performed on this topic. Because most of the T cell memory is formed in the first five years of life, we aimed to determine the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels and numbers of circulatory naive, central memory (Tcm) and effector memory (Tem) T lymphocytes in a large population of healthy children...
July 7, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680776/a-review-on-the-role-of-vitamin-d-in-asthma
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REVIEW
Niloufer S Ali, Kashmira Nanji
Asthma, a major public health issue, is one of the most common diseases affecting millions of population globally. It is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by increased airway inflammation and hyper-responsiveness. Vitamin D is of particular interest in asthma due to its immunomodulatory effects. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D is found to be associated with a wide range of pulmonary diseases, including viral and bacterial respiratory infections, asthma, and cancer. Several researches have reported positive associations between vitamin D and asthma...
May 29, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678771/vitamin-d-status-is-associated-with-treatment-failure-and-duration-of-illness-in-nepalese-children-with-severe-pneumonia
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Johanne Haugen, Sudha Basnet, Ingrid M Hardang, Arun Sharma, Maria Mathisen, Prakash Shrestha, Palle Valentiner-Branth, Tor A Strand
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus on optimal Vitamin D status. The objective of this study was to estimate the extent to which vitamin D status predicts illness duration and treatment failure in children with severe pneumonia by using different cut-offs for vitamin D concentration. METHODS: We measured the plasma-concentration of 25(OH)D in 568 children hospitalized with WHO-defined severe pneumonia. The associations between vitamin D status, using the most frequently used cut-offs of vitamin D insufficiency (25(OH)D <50 and <75 nmol/l) and risk of treatment failure and time until recovery were analysed in multiple logistic regression and Cox proportional hazards models, respectively...
July 5, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672783/vitamin-d-and-infectious-diseases-simple-bystander-or-contributing-factor
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REVIEW
Pedro Henrique França Gois, Daniela Ferreira, Simon Olenski, Antonio Carlos Seguro
Vitamin D (VD) is a fat-soluble steroid essential for life in higher animals. It is technically a pro-hormone present in few food types and produced endogenously in the skin by a photochemical reaction. In recent decades, several studies have suggested that VD contributes to diverse processes extending far beyond mineral homeostasis. The machinery for VD production and its receptor have been reported in multiple tissues, where they have a pivotal role in modulating the immune system. Similarly, vitamin D deficiency (VDD) has been in the spotlight as a major global public healthcare burden...
June 24, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671487/environmental-modifiable-risk-factors-for-multiple-sclerosis-report-from-the-2016-ectrims-focused-workshop
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Maria Pia Amato, Tobias Derfuss, Bernard Hemmer, Roland Liblau, Xavier Montalban, Per Soelberg Sørensen, David H Miller
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory and neurodegenerative demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS), most likely autoimmune in origin, usually beginning in early adulthood. The aetiology of the disease is not well understood; it is viewed currently as a multifactorial disease which results from complex interactions between genetic predisposition and environmental factors, of which a few are potentially modifiable. Improving our understanding of these factors can lead to new and more effective approaches to patient counselling and, possibly, prevention and management of the disease...
January 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670804/vitamin-d-supplementation-to-prevent-acute-respiratory-tract-infections
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Craig Mellis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662432/cathelicidin-augments-vdr-dependent-anti-leishmanial-immune-response-in-indian-post-kala-azar-dermal-leishmaniasis
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Sushmita Das, Abul Hasan Sardar, Kumar Abhishek, Ajay Kumar, Vidya Nand Rabidas, Pradeep Das
OBJECTIVES: Indian Post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) is the cutaneous aftermath of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) caused by L. donovani. Vitamin D-regulated cationic antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin (hCAP-18/LL-37) has microbicidal and immunomodulatory role against cutaneous infections, but its role in PKDL remains elusive. METHODS: Skin snips and blood-derived monocytes of PKDL patients (n=46), before (BT) and after (AT) chemotherapy, were used for this study...
June 26, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659302/higher-dietary-cholesterol-and-%C3%AF-3-fatty-acid-intakes-are-associated-with-a-lower-success-rate-of-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-therapy-in-japan
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Hiroaki Ikezaki, Norihiro Furusyo, Paul F Jacques, Motohiro Shimizu, Masayuki Murata, Ernst J Schaefer, Yoshihisa Urita, Jun Hayashi
Background:Helicobacter pylori infection is a known risk factor for duodenal ulcers, gastritis, and gastric cancer. The eradication of H. pylori is successful in treating these disorders; however, the success rate of eradication therapy is declining. There may be an interaction with nutrient intake to account for this decline.Objective: We investigated the influence of food and nutrient intake on H. pylori eradication therapy.Design: In this study, 4014 subjects underwent endoscopy, were tested for serum antibodies to H...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658726/-prevalence-of-vitamin-d-insufficiency-and-deficiency-in-mexican-adults-with-allergic-asthma
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Martín Bedolla-Barajas, Juan Carlos López-Hernández, Lourdes Fabiola García-Padilla, Jaime Morales-Romero, Fernando Antonio Velarde-Rivera, Martín Robles-Figueroa, José Raúl Ortiz-Peregrina
BACKGROUND: Hypovitaminosis D has been associated with various chronic diseases such as infections, autoimmune diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer and asthma Objective: The objective at hand is to determine the prevalence of vitamin D (VD) insufficiency and deficiency in adults with allergic asthma. OBJECTIVE: Objective: The objective at hand is to determine the prevalence of vitamin D (VD) insufficiency and deficiency in adults with allergic asthma...
April 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652651/molecular-mimicry-in-helicobacter-pylori-infections
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REVIEW
Magdalena Chmiela, Weronika Gonciarz
Gram-negative bacteria Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) colonize gastric mucosa in humans and increase the risk of serious diseases such as gastric and duodenal ulcers, stomach cancers and mucosa associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. The role of H. pylori infection in the pathogenesis of several extragastric diseases has been suggested including immune thrombocytopenic purpura, iron deficiency anemia, vitamin D deficiency, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus and dermatological disorders. Also neurological diseases and even lung cancer have attracted researchers concern...
June 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648275/vitamin-d-reduces-respiratory-tract-infections-frequency
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Zulfiqar A Bhutta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
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