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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074635/physician-step-prescription-and-monitoring-to-improve-arterial-health-smarter-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-type-2-diabetes-and-hypertension
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Kaberi Dasgupta, Ellen Rosenberg, Lawrence Joseph, Alexandra B Cooke, Luc Trudeau, Simon L Bacon, Deborah Chan, Mark Sherman, Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret, Stella S Daskalopoulou
AIMS: There are few strategies proven to enhance physical activity and cardiometabolic profiles in type 2 diabetes and hypertension. We examined the effects of physician-delivered step count prescriptions and monitoring. METHODS: Participants randomized to the active arm were provided with pedometers and recorded step counts. Over a 1-year period, their physicians reviewed their records and provided a written step count prescription at each clinic visit. The overall goal was a 3,000 step/day increase over 1-year (individualized rate of increase)...
January 11, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070879/a-review-of-pharmacogenetics-of-antimalarials-and-associated-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Hazem Elewa, Kyle John Wilby
Genetic variability in drug-metabolizing enzymes and drug transporters is known to influence the pharmacokinetics of many drugs. Antimalarial drugs are a class of agents known to utilize metabolic and elimination pathways prone to genetic variation. This paper aims to review the genetic variants affecting antimalarial medications and discuss their clinical implications. Data were identified for the genes coding for the cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes: CYP2C8, CYP2C19, CYP2A6, CYP2D6, CYP2B6, and the P-glycoprotein drug transporter...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070653/impact-of-acute-changes-in-perfusion-index-and-blood-pressure-on-the-accuracy-of-non-invasive-continuous-hemoglobin-concentration-measurements-during-induction-of-anesthesia
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Junichi Saito, Masato Kitayama, Erika Amanai, Kentaro Toyooka, Kazuyoshi Hirota
PURPOSE: Several factors affect the accuracy of non-invasive continuous hemoglobin concentration (SpHb) measurements. We had previously shown an increase in the perfusion index (PI) following induction of anesthesia which was associated with an increase in the difference between SpHb and total hemoglobin (tHb) (SpHb-tHb). We hypothesized that blunting the increase in PI by maintaining blood pressure during induction of anesthesia would improve the agreement between SpHb and tHb measurements...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065838/current-results-and-future-research-priorities-in-late-effects-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-hct-for-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-and-thalassemia-a-consensus-statement-from-the-second-pediatric-blood-and-marrow-transplant-consortium-international
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Shalini Shenoy, Emanuele Angelucci, Staci D Arnold, K Scott Baker, Monica Bhatia, Dorine Bresters, Andrew C Dietz, Josu De La Fuente, Christine Duncan, Javid Gaziev, Allison A King, Michael A Pulsipher, Angela Smith, Mark C Walters
Sustained donor engraftment after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) converts to healthy donor hemoglobin synthesis and halts disease symptoms in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) and thalassemia major. A disease free survival probability that exceeds 90% has been reported when HCT using an HLA-matched sibling donor is performed in young patients with low risk disease or treatment related risk factors. Alternate donor HCT and HCT in adults is performed infrequently due to a higher risk profile...
January 5, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062618/use-of-biomarkers-in-predicting-the-onset-monitoring-the-progression-and-risk-stratification-for-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Benjamin M Scirica
BACKGROUND: As the worldwide prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) increases, it is even more important to develop cost-effective methods to predict and diagnose the onset of diabetes, monitor progression, and risk stratify patients in terms of subsequent cardiovascular and diabetes complications. CONTENT: Nonlaboratory clinical risk scores based on risk factors and anthropomorphic data can help identify patients at greatest risk of developing diabetes, but glycemic indices (hemoglobin A1c, fasting plasma glucose, and oral glucose tolerance tests) are the cornerstones for diagnosis, and the basis for monitoring therapy...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060824/chronological-profiling-of-plasma-native-peptides-after-hepatectomy-in-pigs-toward-the-discovery-of-human-biomarkers-for-liver-regeneration
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Kohta Iguchi, Etsuro Hatano, Takashi Nirasawa, Noriyuki Iwasaki, Motohiko Sato, Gen Yamamoto, Kenya Yamanaka, Tatsuya Okamoto, Yosuke Kasai, Naohiko Nakamura, Hiroaki Fuji, Tomohito Sakai, Nobuto Kakuda, Satoru Seo, Kojiro Taura, Kei Tashiro, Shinji Uemoto, Masaya Ikegawa
Liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy (PHx) is a time-dependent process, which is tightly regulated by multiple signaling cascades. Failure of this complex process leads to posthepatectomy liver failure (PHLF), which is associated with a high rate of mortality. Thus, it is extremely important to establish a useful biomarker of liver regeneration to help prevent PHLF. Here, we hypothesized that alterations in the plasma peptide profile may predict liver regeneration following PHx and hence we set up a diagnostic platform for monitoring posthepatectomy outcome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056168/conformational-changes-and-competitive-adsorption-between-serum-albumin-and-hemoglobin-on-bioceramic-substrate
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Cristina Gruian, Christian Rickert, Sascha Nicklisch, Emilia Vanea, Heinz-Jürgen Steinhoff, Simion Simon
Traditional methods to analyze interactions and conformational changes of proteins adsorbed onto biomaterials are limited by the protein's associations with the substrate material and the complexity of the surrounding media. We used EPR spectroscopy in combination with site directed spin labeling (SDSL) to investigate single protein and competitive adsorption kinetics of horse hemoglobin (Hgb) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) on a silica-calcium-phosphate bioceramic substrate. Combined continuous wave and pulsed (DEER) EPR techniques were employed to monitor local mobility/flexibility changes within the proteins and tertiary structure dynamics upon adsorption...
January 5, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054177/factors-associated-with-a-low-initial-cerebral-oxygen-saturation-value-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Kensuke Kobayashi, Tadashi Kitamura, Satoshi Kohira, Shinzo Torii, Tetsuya Horai, Mitsuhiro Hirata, Toshiaki Mishima, Koichi Sughimoto, Hirotoki Ohkubo, Yusuke Irisawa, Takuya Matsushiro, Hidenori Hayashi, Yurie Miyata, Yuta Tsuchida, Naoki Ohtomo, Kagami Miyaji
Regional cerebral oximetry using near-infrared spectroscopy device, an INVOS 5100 C (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN, USA), during cardiac surgery aims to avoid perioperative neurological impairment, especially during cardiopulmonary bypass. However, it is not uncommon to encounter critically low initial cerebral regional oxygen saturation or a low value unresponsive to intervention. Therefore, it is important to identify factors associated with low saturation value other than true cerebral hypoxia. We investigated the relationship between preoperative regional cerebral oxygen saturation and clinical variables during cardiac surgery...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052754/the-burden-of-major-adverse-cardiac-events-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#9
I-Ting Tsai, Chao-Ping Wang, Yung-Chuan Lu, Wei-Chin Hung, Cheng-Ching Wu, Li-Fen Lu, Fu-Mei Chung, Chia-Chang Hsu, Yau-Jiunn Lee, Teng-Hung Yu
BACKGROUND: Patients with a history of cardiovascular disease are at high risk of developing secondary major adverse cardiac events (MACE). This study aimed to identify independent predictors of MACE after hospital admission which could be used to identify of high-risk patients who may benefit from preventive strategies. METHODS: This study included 1,520 consecutive patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) (654 with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and 866 with elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients) who received PCI and/or stenting...
January 4, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048423/we-fg-bra-08-potential-role-of-the-glycolytic-oscillator-in-acute-hypoxia-in-tumors
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L Che Fru, E Adamson, D Campos, S Fain, S Jacques, A van der Kogel, K Nickel, C Song, R Kimple, M Kissick
PURPOSE: Oscillatory dynamics in acute hypoxia have been observed, but poorly understood. They have mostly been attributed to vascular perturbations, but no link has yet been made to metabolic causes. We set out to determine the fundamental frequencies and test for coherence in tumor oxygen dynamics and spatial properties. METHODS: Severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mice were inoculated onto bilateral flanks with human derived head and neck carcinoma (UW-SCC22) cell line xenografts...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041606/acquisition-retention-and-transfer-of-simulated-laparoscopic-tasks-using-fnir-and-a-contextual-interference-paradigm
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Patricia A Shewokis, Faiz U Shariff, Yichuan Liu, Hasan Ayaz, Andres Castellanos, D Scott Lind
BACKGROUND: Using functional near infrared spectroscopy, a noninvasive, optical brain imaging tool that monitors changes in hemodynamics within the prefrontal cortex (PFC), we assessed performance and cognitive effort during the acquisition, retention and transfer of multiple simulated laparoscopic tasks by novice learners within a contextual interference paradigm. METHODS: Third-year medical students (n = 10) were randomized to either a blocked or random practice schedule...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036313/pretreatment-elevated-erythrocyte-sedimentation-rate-and-c-reactive-protein-as-a-predictor-of-malarial-complications
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Sachin Vemula, Vidyalakshmi Katara, Unnikrishnan Bhaskaran, Sushma Adappa, Mahabala Chakrapani
INTRODUCTION: Complications of malaria can develop suddenly and unexpectedly. Although various parameters have been associated with severity of malaria, they have not been studied as predictors of these events. Many of the malarial complications are inflammatory in nature, and C-reactive protein (CRP) and elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) could be early markers of these complications and might precede and predict the development of complications. METHODOLOGY: A total of 122 inpatients with uncomplicated newly diagnosed malaria were studied...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035129/correlation-of-clinical-and-endoscopic-indices-in-ibd-patients-in-university-clinical-hospital-mostar
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Emil Babić, Milenko Bevanda, Maja Karin, Mile Volarić, Danijel Bevanda, Daniela Bevanda Glibo, Ante Bogut
BACKGROUND: To explore correlation between clinical and endoscopic indices in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: There were 112 patients with inflammatory bowel disease. All patients with diagnosed IBD was established a degree of clinical and endoscopic disease activity. CDAI (Crohn's disease activity index) was used as clinical and SES-CD (Simplified Endoscopic Crohn Disease Index) as endoscopic index for Crohn's disease. For ulcerative colitis Truelov & Witts index was used as clinical and Baron as endoscopic activity index...
December 2016: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034989/serum-b-cell-maturation-antigen-a-novel-biomarker-to-predict-outcomes-for-multiple-myeloma-patients
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Michael Ghermezi, Mingjie Li, Suzie Vardanyan, Nika Manik Harutyunyan, Jillian Gottlieb, Ariana Berenson, Tanya M Spektor, Claudia Andreu-Vieyra, Sophia Petraki, Eric Sanchez, Kyle Udd, Cathy S Wang, Regina A Swift, Haiming Chen, James R Berenson
B-cell maturation antigen is expressed on plasma cells. In this study, we have identified serum B-call maturation antigen as a novel biomarker that can monitor and predict outcomes for multiple myeloma patients. Compared to healthy donors, patients with multiple myeloma showed elevated serum B-cell maturation antigen levels (P < 0.0001). Serum B-cell maturation antigen levels correlated with the proportion of plasma cells in bone marrow biopsies (Spearman rho = 0.710; P < 0.001), clinical status (P values: 0...
December 29, 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034464/noninvasive-hemoglobin-monitoring-in-critically-ill-pediatric-patients-at-risk-of-bleeding
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P García-Soler, J M Camacho Alonso, J M González-Gómez, G Milano-Manso
OBJECTIVE: To determine the accuracy and usefulness of noninvasive continuous hemoglobin (Hb) monitoring in critically ill patients at risk of bleeding. DESIGN: An observational prospective study was made, comparing core laboratory Hb measurement (LabHb) as the gold standard versus transcutaneous hemoglobin monitoring (SpHb). SETTING: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of a tertiary University Hospital. PATIENTS: Patients weighing >3kg at risk of bleeding...
December 26, 2016: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033258/impact-of-disease-management-programs-on-metabolic-control-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-a-cohort-study-in-shantou-china
#16
Kun Lin, Xiaoping Yang, Yixi Wu, Shuru Chen, Guoshu Yin, Jianjun Zhan, Chujia Lin, Wencan Xu, Yongsong Chen, Dan Lin, Peiwen Xie, Yishan Fang, Qiuqiang Lin, Shaoda Lin
The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of diabetes disease management program (DMP) on glycemic control in type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) patients in Shantou China.A sample of 240 participants recruited from 3C study Shantou subgroup was followed up in DMP for 3 years. The DMP provided self-management education, individualized therapy plan, diabetes complications screening, and laboratory examination periodical according to clinical practice guidelines. Primary outcomes were changes in hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c)...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031777/place-of-technosphere-inhaled-insulin-in-treatment-of-diabetes
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REVIEW
Nasser Mikhail
Technosphere insulin (TI), Afrezza, is a powder form of short-acting regular insulin taken by oral inhalation with meals. Action of TI peaks after approximately 40-60 min and lasts for 2-3 h. TI is slightly less effective than subcutaneous insulin aspart, with mean hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) reduction of 0.21% and 0.4%, respectively. When compared with technosphere inhaled placebo, the decrease in HbA1c levels was 0.8% and 0.4% with TI and placebo, respectively. Compared with insulin aspart, TI is associated with lower risk of late post-prandial hypoglycemia and weight gain...
December 15, 2016: World Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018199/near-infrared-spectroscopy-based-neurofeedback-of-prefrontal-cortex-activity-a-proof-of-concept-study
#18
Beatrix Barth, Ute Strehl, Andreas J Fallgatter, Ann-Christine Ehlis
Neurofeedback is a promising tool for treatment and rehabilitation of several patient groups. In this proof of principle study, near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) based neurofeedback of frontal cortical areas was investigated in healthy adults. Main aims were the assessment of learning, the effects on performance in a working memory (n-back) task and the impact of applied strategies on regulation. 13 healthy participants underwent eight sessions of NIRS based neurofeedback within 2 weeks to learn to voluntarily up-regulate hemodynamic activity in prefrontal areas...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018105/prognostic-value-of-glycated-hemoglobin-in-colorectal-cancer
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Patrizia Ferroni, Vincenzo Formica, David Della-Morte, Jessica Lucchetti, Antonella Spila, Roberta D'Alessandro, Silvia Riondino, Fiorella Guadagni, Mario Roselli
AIM: To investigate the clinical significance of routinely used glycemic parameters in a cohort of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. METHODS: Pre-treatment fasting blood glucose, insulin, HbA1c and homeostasis model of risk assessment (HOMA-IR) were retrospectively evaluated in a case-control study of 224 CRC and 112 control subjects matched for sex, obesity and diabetes frequency and blood lipid profile. Furthermore, the prognostic value of routinely used glycemic parameters towards progression-free (PFS) and overall survival (OS) was prospectively evaluated...
December 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013381/pilot-study-of-the-effect-of-cholecalciferol-supplementation-on-hepcidin-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease-results-of-the-d-fense-trial
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Meredith A Atkinson, Stephen P Juraschek, Michael S Bertenthal, Barbara Detrick, Susan L Furth, Edgar R Miller
BACKGROUND: Hepcidin is a key mediator of the anemia of chronic kidney disease (CKD). There is emerging evidence that 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25D) regulates hepcidin production. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial of daily vitamin D supplementation for 12 weeks was performed with the aim to test the effects of 4000 versus 400 IU of cholecalciferol on serum hepcidin levels in children with non-dialysis CKD recruited at a tertiary care children's hospital. Hepcidin was quantified using a validated competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
December 24, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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