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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823097/epitope-mapping-of-histo-blood-group-antigens-bound-to-norovirus-vlps-using-std-nmr-experiments-reveals-fine-details-of-molecular-recognition
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Brigitte Fiege, Mila Leuthold, Francisco Parra, Kevin P Dalton, Peter J Meloncelli, Todd L Lowary, Thomas Peters
Attachment of human noroviruses to histo blood group antigens (HBGAs) is thought to be critical for the infection process. Therefore, we have determined binding epitopes of synthetic type 1 to 6 blood group A- and B-tetrasaccharides binding to GII.4 human Norovirus virus like particles (VLPs) using STD NMR experiments. So far, little information is available from crystal structure analysis studies on the interactions of the reducing-end sugars with the protruding domain (P-domain) of the viral coat protein VP1...
August 19, 2017: Glycoconjugate Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822177/-berberine-regulates-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-related-with-insulin-resistance
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REVIEW
Cheng Li, Jin-Zhi He, Xue-Dong Zhou, Xin Xu
Insulin resistance (IR) is defined as a series of clinical manifestations for diminished effectiveness of insulin in lowering blood sugar levels caused by decreased sensitivity to insulin of liver, muscle and adipose tissue. IR is the major contributor to the etiology and pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Berberine, a traditional Chinese herb extract, has been shown to be safe and effective in lowering blood sugar, alleviating insulin resistance and moderating type 2 diabetes mellitus and its complications...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820080/diet-quality-and-its-implications-on-the-cardio-metabolic-physical-and-general-health-of-older-men-the-concord-health-and-ageing-in-men-project-champ
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Rosilene V Ribeiro, Vasant Hirani, Alistair M Senior, Alison K Gosby, Robert G Cumming, Fiona M Blyth, Vasi Naganathan, Louise M Waite, David J Handelsman, Hal Kendig, Markus J Seibel, Stephen J Simpson, Fiona Stanaway, Margaret Allman-Farinelli, David G Le Couteur
The revised Dietary Guideline Index (DGI-2013) scores individuals' diets according to their compliance with the Australian Dietary Guideline (ADG). This cross-sectional study assesses the diet quality of 794 community-dwelling men aged 74 years and older, living in Sydney, Australia participating in the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project; it also examines sociodemographic and lifestyle factors associated with DGI-2013 scores; it studies associations between DGI-2103 scores and the following measures: homoeostasis model assessment - insulin resistance, LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, TAG, blood pressure, waist:hip ratio, BMI, number of co-morbidities and medications and frailty status while also accounting for the effect of ethnicity in these relationships...
July 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819568/nebivolol-attenuates-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-a-marker-of-subclinical-inflammation-in-hypertensive-patients
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Mazhar Hussain, Muhammad Saeed, Muhammad Zafar Majeed Babar, Moazzam Ali Atif, Lubna Akhtar
BACKGROUND: High value of neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a strong independent predictor and biomarker of ongoing vascular inflammation in various cardiovascular disorders. OBJECTIVE: The main focus of the study is to investigate the effect of nebivolol on NLR in mild to moderate hypertensive patients in comparison with metoprolol. In addition, BMI, blood pressure, TLC count, blood sugar, and lipid profile were also assayed before and after treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this 12-week prospective double-blinded randomized study, 120 patients with mild to moderate hypertension were randomly divided into two groups to prescribed daily dose of tab nebivolol 5-10 mg and metoprolol 50-100 mg, respectively, for 12 weeks...
2017: International Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818706/diabetes-increases-interleukin-17-levels-in-periapical-hepatic-and-renal-tissues-in-rats
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Mariane Maffei Azuma, João Eduardo Gomes-Filho, Annelise Katrine Carrara Prieto, Renata Oliveira Samuel, Valéria Marçal Felix de Lima, Dóris Hissako Sumida, Edilson Ervolino, Luciano Tavares Angelo Cintra
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the association between endodontic infection and diabetes on interleukin-17 levels in periapical, hepatic, and renal tissues of rats. DESIGN: Forty male rats were divided into groups: normoglycemic rats (N), normoglycemic rats with apical periodontitis (N-AP), rats with experimental diabetes (ED), and rats with experimental diabetes and apical periodontitis (ED-AP). Diabetes was induced by intravenous streptozotocin injection, and blood sugar levels were monitored to confirm disease development...
August 2, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817502/stroke-related-disease-comorbidity-and-secondary-stroke-prevention-practices-among-young-stroke-survivors
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Gayenell S Magwood, Brandi M White, Charles Ellis
BACKGROUND: Although ischemic stroke incidence has been in decline over the past 60 years, the same has not been observed among individuals younger than 55 years. Recent reports have shown a substantial increase in young stroke incidence, yet little is known about young stroke survivors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the disease comorbidity profile and secondary prevention practices in stroke survivors younger than 50 years. METHODS: This study used a retrospective data analysis of secondary stroke prevention practices among young stroke survivors using data from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815910/streptococcus-pneumoniae-surface-protein-pfba-is-a-versatile-multi-domain-and-multi-ligand-binding-adhesin-employing-different-binding-mechanisms
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D S Jemima Beulin, Deepthi Radhakrishnan, C S Sharanya, Chittalakottu Sadasivan, Masaya Yamaguchi, Shigetada Kawabata, Karthe Ponnuraj
Streptococcus pneumoniae, one of the major human respiratory pathogens, uses its repertoire of surface proteins to adhere to the epithelium of the nasopharynx and lungs leading to colonization. PfbA is a conserved surface protein of S. pneumoniae and helps the bacterium to colonize the host by recognizing the extracellular matrix (ECM) molecule fibronectin, as well as blood proteins like plasminogen and human serum albumin. The crystal structure of rPfbA150-607 revealed it to possess a beta helical region similar to those of carbohydrate-active enzymes as well as a C-terminal segment that resembles the fibronectin-binding regions of fibronectin-binding proteins...
August 16, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811694/estimation-of-upper-limit-of-normal-for-serum-alanine-transaminase-in-healthy-south-indian-population
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Pazhanivel Mohan, Varun Sundar, Emmanuel Bhaskar, Syluvai Anthony
Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) is the most common and cost effective screening test for asymptomatic liver disease. There is paucity of data on normal ALT among healthy individuals in India. An observational cross sectional study was conducted from January to July 2013 to estimate the upper limit of normal for ALT in healthy south Indian population. Adults undergoing voluntary or pre-employment health screening were included. Those with current and past alcoholism or smoking, acute illness or hospitalization during preceding 12 months, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory or over the counter medication use within a month, current or past intake of herbal medications, any chronic medical illness, abnormal body mass index (BMI), fatty liver in ultrasound, abnormality in haemoglobin, platelet count, blood sugar, creatinine, lipid profile and thyroid function test and positive serology (Hepatitis B, C or HIV) were excluded...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808646/application-of-epstein-barr-virus-for-optimization-of-immortalized-b-lymphocyte-production-as-a-positive-control-in-genetic-studies
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Behnaz Tousizadeh, Sharareh Moghim, Ahmad Reza Salehi Chaleshtori, Maryam Ghanbarian, Mina Mirian, Mansoor Salehi, Sepideh Tousizadeh, Fatemeh Zaboli
BACKGROUND: Infection of B-cells with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) leads to more and subsequent immortalization. This is considered as the method of choice for generating lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs). Producing LCLs, although very useful but is very time consuming and troublesome, drives the requirement for quicker and more reliable methods for EBV-driven B-cell transformation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After successfully production of LCLs, different parameters including temperature, serum concentration, type of culture medium, and CO2 concentration were evaluated on EBV-transformed B-cells...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807726/the-value-of-venous-blood-gas-analysis-in-the-diagnosis-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis
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Jawad Ibrahim Rasheed, Manal Khudder Abdul Razak, Ahmed Amer Abdul Hussein
BACKGROUND & AIM: Newer blood gas analyzers have the ability to report electrolyte values and glucose in addition to pH, so this diagnostic process could be condensed in diagnosing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). We aimed to assess the accuracy of the venous blood gas (VBG) analysis with electrolytes for diagnosing DKA. METHODS: This study prospectively identified a convenience sample of (60 patients) presented with DKA and tested their VBG and serum electrolytes. The diagnosis of DKA was made according to American Diabetes Association criteria...
June 15, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806750/characterization-of-novel-bangle-lectin-from-photorhabdus-asymbiotica-with-dual-sugar-binding-specificity-and-its-effect-on-host-immunity
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Gita Jančaříková, Josef Houser, Pavel Dobeš, Gabriel Demo, Pavel Hyršl, Michaela Wimmerová
Photorhabdus asymbiotica is one of the three recognized species of the Photorhabdus genus, which consists of gram-negative bioluminescent bacteria belonging to the family Morganellaceae. These bacteria live in a symbiotic relationship with nematodes from the genus Heterorhabditis, together forming a complex that is highly pathogenic for insects. Unlike other Photorhabdus species, which are strictly entomopathogenic, P. asymbiotica is unique in its ability to act as an emerging human pathogen. Analysis of the P...
August 14, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800188/care-in-the-context-of-a-chronic-epidemic-caring-for-diabetes-in-chicago-s-native-community
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Margaret Pollak
American Indians have some of the highest rates of diabetes worldwide, and they are disproportionately affected by the secondary complications of the disease. While most research on Native populations focuses on reservations, this study investigates diabetes care in Chicago's Native community. People living with diabetes manage blood sugar levels to prevent the development of secondary complications. As with many diabetics, the majority of their health care work is completed outside of the biomedical setting...
August 11, 2017: Medical Anthropology Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799315/glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficiency-unveiled-by-diabetic-ketoacidosis-a-dual-dilemma
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Pankti Mehta, Vishal Srivastav, Priya Bhate, Vishal Gupta, Milind Y Nadkar
An 18 year old male, known case of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus was admitted in view of diabetic ketoacidosis. With normalization of blood sugars patient developed gross reddish discoloration of urine. Urine routine microscopy did not reveal RBCs or RBC casts. Peripheral blood smear revealed bite cells, Heinz bodies and spherocytes. Thus a diagnosis of hemolytic anemia with hemoglobinuria was made. Patient's glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) levels were below the normal range. G6PD, an enzyme of the HMP shunt, is the most common enzyme defect causing hemolytic anemia...
August 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797280/illness-perception-diabetes-knowledge-and-self-care-practices-among-type-2-diabetes-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Nuworza Kugbey, Kwaku Oppong Asante, Korkor Adulai
BACKGROUND: Self-care practices among persons living with type-2 diabetes are very crucial in diabetes manages as poor self-care results in complications. However, little research exists within the Ghanaian context. This study examined whether type-2 diabetes patients' illness perception and diabetes knowledge significantly predict diabetes self-care practices. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey design was employed and a total of 160 participants (45 males and 115 females) were sampled from a general hospital in Accra...
August 10, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795519/outcomes-costs-and-stakeholders-perspectives-associated-with-the-incorporation-of-community-pharmacy-services-into-the-national-health-insurance-system-in-thailand-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Narong Asayut, Phayom Sookaneknun, Surasak Chaiyasong, Kritsanee Saramunee
OBJECTIVES: Identify costs, outcomes and stakeholders' perspectives associated with incorporation of community pharmacy services into the Thai National Health Insurance System and their values to all stakeholders. METHODS: Using a combination of search terms, a comprehensive literature search was performed using the Thai Journal Citation Index Centre, Health System Research Institute database, PubMed and references from recent reviews. Identified studies were published between January 2000 and December 2014...
August 9, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794893/effect-of-dietary-sugar-beet-pulp-supplementation-on-growth-performance-nutrient-digestibility-fecal-microflora-blood-profiles-and-diarrhea-incidence-in-weaning-pigs
#16
C L Yan, H S Kim, J S Hong, J H Lee, Y G Han, Y H Jin, S W Son, S H Ha, Y Y Kim
BACKGROUND: In 2006, the European Union (EU) has decided to forbid use of antibiotics as growth promoters. Although many researches had been conducted about fiber source as alternatives of antibiotics, there are still lack of reports in the literature about the optimum level of sugar beet pulp supplementation, affecting growth performance and nutrient digestibility in weaning pigs. Therefore, different level of sugar beet pulp was added to diets to determine the effects of sugar beet pulp supplementation on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, fecal microflora, blood profile and incidence of diarrhea in weaning pigs...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794595/prevalence-of-diabetes-mellitus-after-extra-corporeal-shock-wave-lithotripsy-in-15-years-follow-up
#17
Fahimeh Kazemi Rashed, Nader Rash Ahmadi, Ali Zolfaghari, Alireza Farshi, Mohsen Amjadi, Mahboobeh Gholipour
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the hypothesis that extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) increases the risk of new onset diabetes mellitus (DM) or significant changes in fasting blood sugar (FBS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total number of 307 patients enrolled in this study. All of them had undergone ESWL for kidney stone from 1991 to 1994. In 2009, after 15-19 years, we invited patients to check their blood sugar. RESULTS: There were 307 patients, 19...
July 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791854/l-carnitine-treatment-of-insulin-resistance-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Ying Xu, Wenjie Jiang, Guochang Chen, Wenjiao Zhu, Weiliang Ding, Zhijun Ge, Yongfei Tan, Tieliang Ma, Guoxing Cui
BACKGROUND: L-carnitine has been used for several years as an adjuvant therapy in oxidative stress, blood sugar, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP), anemia, etc. However, the efficacy of L-carnitine treating insulin resistance (IR) remains controversial. Homeostasis model assessment of Insulin Resistance (HOMA-IR) is widely used in the clinical evaluation of patients with IR. OBJECTIVES: A meta-analysis, including randomized controlled trials (RCTs), was performed to assess the effect of L-carnitine on HOMA-IR patients...
March 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782747/laparoscopic-surgery-for-solitary-insulinoma-in-the-absence-of-ious
#19
Abhay Narendra Dalvi, Mahadeo Namdeo Garale, Yogesh Prabhakar Takalkar, Sameer Ashok Rege, Pinky Manoharlal Thapar, Lila Anurag, Nalini Samir Shah
BACKGROUND: Insulinomas are the most common pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms. In spite of adequate pre-operative localisation, conventional surgical methods rely on intraoperative palpation. Intraoperative ultrasonography (IOUS) is said to aid in accurate localisation, decreases morbidity. Laparoscopic removal of pancreatic endocrine neoplasms is beneficial due to magnification and minimal invasion; however, in the absence of IOUS, error of judgement may lead to conversion to open surgery, thereby relying on 'palpation method' to localise the tumour...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782409/association-between-antenatal-corticosteroids-and-neonatal-hypoglycemia-in-indicated-early-preterm-births
#20
Spencer G Kuper, Sima H Baalbaki, Melissa M Parrish, Victoria C Jauk, Alan T Tita, Lorie M Harper
PURPOSE: We sought to determine if administration of antenatal corticosteroids in early preterm births (<34 weeks) is associated with an increased risk of developing neonatal hypoglycemia (<40 mg/dL) within the first 48 h of neonatal life. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort of all indicated singleton preterm births (23-34 weeks) in a single tertiary center from 2011 to 2014. The primary outcome was neonatal hypoglycemia (<40 mg/dL) within the first 48 h of life...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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