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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150289/the-cause-of-multiple-sclerosis-is-autoimmune-attack-of-adenosyltransferase-thereby-limiting-adenosylcobalamin-production
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J L Boucher
The pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS) begins with an infection by a bacterium from the class of bacteria that produce and utilize adenosylcobalamin (AdoCbl) and possess an adenosyl transferase enzyme (ATR); these bacteria are the exogenous antigens that cause MS. Human ATR is homologous to bacterial ATR and B cells produce anti-ATR antibodies as an autoimmune response thereby reducing the concentration of ATR and thus limiting production of AdoCbl, one of the two bioactive forms of vitamin B12. The next step in MS pathogenesis is a period of subclinical AdoCbl deficiency over a period of many years resulting in production of odd-carbon-number fatty acids that are incorporated into myelin rendering it antigenic...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150285/a-review-of-prevalence-studies-of-autism-spectrum-disorder-by-latitude-and-solar-irradiance-impact
#2
Somayya Syed, Kathleen A Moore, Evita March
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong disability with no known cause or cure. Among the suggested etiologies, is Cannell's hypothesis of a deficiency in Vitamin D the main natural source of which is Solar Ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation. The aim in this paper is to build on this hypothesis and explore the relationship of solar irradiance of which UVB is a component, by latitude with the prevalence rates of ASD. Twenty-five reports published between 2011 and 2016 using comparable diagnostic criteria were reviewed...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148411/vitamin-d-status-in-spondyloarthritis-results-of-the-asas-comospa-international-study
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Sílvia Fernandes, Adrien Etcheto, Désirée van der Heijde, Robert Landewé, Filip van den Bosch, Maxime Dougados, Anna Moltó
OBJECTIVES: Spondyloarthritis (SpA) encompasses both bone production and bone loss, and the latter is particularly linked to inflammation. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with several inflammatory conditions (i.e. cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis), but it has been poorly evaluated in SpA patients. We aimed to a) describe the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in SpA patients worldwide; b) compare SpA patients with and without vitamin D deficiency in terms of disease phenotype, activity severity and comorbidities...
November 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146231/is-hungry-bone-syndrome-a-cause-of-postoperative-hypocalcemia-after-total-thyroidectomy-in-thyrotoxicosis-a-prospective-study-with-bone-mineral-density-correlation
#4
Poongkodi Karunakaran, Chandrasekaran Maharajan, Srinivasan Ramalingam, Suresh Venkatesh Rachmadugu
BACKGROUND: Hungry bone syndrome is a well-established cause of postoperative hypocalcemia in thyrotoxicosis. To date, the incidence of hungry bone syndrome after total thyroidectomy is unclear. This prospective study examined the incidence of postthyroidectomy hungry bone syndrome and its correlation with preoperative bone mineral density. METHODS: Forty thyrotoxic subjects (Group A; age: mean ± SD; 36.5 ± 9.8 years) and 40 euthyroid controls with benign thyroid nodules (Group B) undergoing total thyroidectomy were evaluated for preoperative bone mineral density and serum calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, parathyroid hormone, alkaline phosphatase, and 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D serially...
November 14, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146216/-nisch-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-neonatal-cholestasis-a-case-report
#5
S Szepetowski, C Lacoste, S Mallet, B Roquelaure, C Badens, A Fabre
NISCH syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disease. It is characterized by scalp hypotrichosis, scarring alopecia, ichthyosis, and neonatal sclerosing cholangitis. It is caused by mutations in the CLDN1 gene encoding the claudin-1 protein, which is located at tight junctions. Fifteen cases have been reported to date and three different mutations have been identified. We report on the case of a 2-year-old boy from a consanguineous Moroccan family, presenting with NISCH syndrome and carrying the so-called Moroccan homozygous mutation (c...
November 13, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145330/pathologic-femoral-fracture-due-to-tenofovir-induced-fanconi-syndrome-in-patient-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-a-case-report
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You-Sung Suh, Dong-Il Chun, Sung-Woo Choi, Hwan-Woong Lee, Jae-Hwi Nho, Soon-Hyo Kwon, Jae-Ho Cho, Sung Hun Won
RATIONALE: We report a case of a hepatitis B virus (HBV)-positive patient with preexisting bone disease who developed tenofovir-induced Fanconi syndrome and subsequently sustained pathologic fracture. To our best knowledge, this is the first report in the English literature about pathologic femoral fracture due to tenofovir-induced Fanconi syndrome in patient with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). The present report describes detailed our experience with the diagnosis of pathologic femoral fracture due to tenofovir-induced Fanconi syndrome and treatment...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144817/seasonal-variation-of-vitamin-d-and-serum-thyrotropin-levels-and-its-relationship-in-a-euthyroid-caucasian-population
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Gautam Das, Peter N Taylor, Heather Javaid, Brian P Tennant, John Geen, Andrew Aldridge, Onyebuchi Okosieme
OBJECTIVES: It is unclear whether seasonal variations in vitamin D concentrations affect the hypothalamo-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis. We investigated the seasonal variability of vitamin D and serum thyrotropin (TSH) levels and their inter-relationship. METHODS: Analysis of 401 patients referred with non-specific symptoms of tiredness who had simultaneous measurements of 25(OH)D3 and thyroid function. Patients were categorised according to the season of blood sampling and their vitamin D status...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143981/high-plasma-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-high-risk-of-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-a-mendelian-randomisation-study-of-97849-individuals
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U C Winsløw, B G Nordestgaard, S Afzal
BACKGROUND: High plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25 (OH)D) concentration has been associated observationally with high risk of non-melanoma skin cancer, while many studies suggest that vitamin D could have a protective effect on cancer. The true association between vitamin D and risk of skin cancer remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: In this Mendelian randomisation study we tested the hypothesis that genetically high plasma 25(OH)D protects against non-melanoma skin cancer...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142554/vitamin-d-supplementation-improves-fev1-in-patients-of-bronchial-asthma
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Muhammad Zafar Majeed Babar, Mazhar Hussain, Sadia Abdul Majeed
Background and Objective: Vitamin D deficiency has strong association with various respiratory disorders in which bronchial asthma is one of them. The objective was to determine the efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in cases with bronchial asthma. Methods: This case control study was conducted at private clinical set up of district, Rahim Yar Khan from August to October 2016 in which 100 cases of bronchial asthma were randomly divided into Group-A and Group-B each contained 50 patients...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141977/vitamins-associated-with-brain-aging-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-disease-biomarkers-epidemiological-and-experimental-evidence-plausible-mechanisms-and-knowledge-gaps
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REVIEW
Michael Fenech
The key to preventing brain aging, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and Alzheimer disease (AD) via vitamin intake is first to understand molecular mechanisms, then to deduce relevant biomarkers, and subsequently to test the level of evidence for the impact of vitamins in the relevant pathways and their modulation of dementia risk. This narrative review infers information on mechanisms from gene and metabolic defects associated with MCI and AD, and assesses the role of vitamins using recent results from animal and human studies...
November 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141476/comparison-of-sun-exposure-versus-vitamin-d-supplementation-for-pregnant-women-with-vitamin-d-deficiency
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Maryam Hajhashemi, Azadeh Khorsandi, Fedyeh Haghollahi
INTRODUCTION: Maternal vitamin D deficiency is widespread health problem which is more important in pregnant women which affects fetus growth and bone development. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of sun exposure versus vitamin D supplementation for pregnant women with vitamin D deficiency. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective clinical trial was performed on 87 pregnant women with vitamin D deficiency. Group A was treated with vitamin D 4000 IU per day for 10 weeks, while group B was recommended for sun exposure for 30 minutes daily (30% body surface area) for 10 weeks in summer and between 10 am-4 pm in direct sunlight...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139475/intestinal-epithelial-cell-specific-rar%C3%AE-depletion-results-in-aberrant-epithelial-cell-homeostasis-and-underdeveloped-immune-system
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H B Jijon, L Suarez-Lopez, O E Diaz, S Das, J De Calisto, M B Yaffe, M J Pittet, J R Mora, Y Belkaid, R J Xavier, E J Villablanca
Retinoic acid (RA), a dietary vitamin A metabolite, is crucial in maintaining intestinal homeostasis. RA acts on intestinal leukocytes to modulate their lineage commitment and function. Although the role of RA has been characterized in immune cells, whether intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) rely on RA signaling to exert their immune-regulatory function has not been examined. Here we demonstrate that lack of RA receptor α (RARα) signaling in IECs results in deregulated epithelial lineage specification, leading to increased numbers of goblet cells and Paneth cells...
November 15, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136005/a-17-molecule-set-as-a-predictor-of-complete-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-with-docetaxel-cisplatin-and-5-fluorouracil-in-esophageal-cancer
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Hajime Fujishima, Shoichi Fumoto, Tomotaka Shibata, Kohei Nishiki, Yoshiyuki Tsukamoto, Tsuyoshi Etoh, Masatsugu Moriyama, Norio Shiraishi, Masafumi Inomata
BACKGROUND: Recently, neoadjuvant chemotherapy with docetaxel/cisplatin/5-fluorouracil (NAC-DCF) was identified as a novel strong regimen with a high rate of pathological complete response (pCR) in advanced esophageal cancer in Japan. Predicting pCR will contribute to the therapeutic strategy and the prevention of surgical invasion. However, a predictor of pCR after NAC-DCF has not yet been developed. The aim of this study was to identify a novel predictor of pCR in locally advanced esophageal cancer treated with NAC-DCF...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135144/-the-use-of-prostadoz-in-patients-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-and-coexistent-high-grade-prostatic-intraepithelial-neoplasia
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A G Antonov, V V Gordeev, S B Fedorchuk, D O Laptev
INTRODUCTION: In recent years there has been an increasing interest in the drug treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) to improve the patients quality of life without surgical treatment. In this connection, phytotherapeutic drugs and biologically active dietary supplements (BADS), consisting of a combination of microelements, vitamins and plant extracts, have been increasingly used in addition to synthetic preparations. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effectiveness of dietary supplement ProstaDoz in the treatment of BPH with coexistent high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN)...
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134939/the-nursing-home-elder-microbiome-stability-and-associations-with-age-frailty-nutrition-and-physical-location
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John P Haran, Vanni Bucci, Protiva Dutta, Doyle Ward, Beth McCormick
PURPOSE: The microbiome from nursing home (NH) residents is marked by a loss in diversity that is associated with increased frailty. Our objective was to explore the associations of NH environment, frailty, nutritional status and residents' age to microbiome composition and potential metabolic function. METHODOLOGY: We conducted a prospective longitudinal cohort study of 23 residents, 65 years or older, from one NH that had four floors: two separate medical intensive floors and two floors with active elders...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134690/faecal-calcium-excretion-does-not-decrease-during-long-term-feeding-of-a-low-calcium-diet-in-adult-dogs
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S Schmitt, J Mack, E Kienzle, L G Alexander, P J Morris, A Colyer, B Dobenecker
According to a previous meta-analysis, adult dogs do not notably increase calcium absorption from the gastrointestinal tract when calcium intake is decreased. This results in a negative calcium balance even with a moderate calcium reduction. In this study we wanted to verify (i) whether a negative calcium balance occurs at a calcium intake equivalent to NRC (2006) (Nutrient requirements of dogs and cats, 2006, The National Academies Press, Washington, DC) minimal requirements, and if so (ii) whether the negative calcium balance will persist for up to 6 months on a low-calcium diet...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133889/oral-exposure-to-dibutyl-phthalate-exacerbates-chronic-lymphocytic-thyroiditis-through-oxidative-stress-in-female-wistar-rats
#17
Yang Wu, Jinquan Li, Biao Yan, Yuqing Zhu, Xudong Liu, Mingqing Chen, Dai Li, Ching-Chang Lee, Xu Yang, Ping Ma
Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (CLT) is a common autoimmune disorder. The possible pathogenic role and mechanism of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) in CLT is still controversial. Experiments were conducted after 35-days of oral exposure to the three concentrations of DBP or saline, and three immunizations with thyroglobulin (TG). Healthy female Wistar rats were randomly divided into ten exposure groups (n = 8 each): (A) saline control, (B) 0.5 mg/kg/d DBP, (C) 5 mg/kg/d DBP, (D) 50 mg/kg/d DBP, (E) TG-immunized group, (F) TG- combined with 0...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132733/enhanced-nutrient-supply-to-very-low-birth-weight-infants-is-associated-with-higher-blood-amino-acid-concentrations-and-improved-growth
#18
Kenneth Strømmen, Alexander Haag, Sissel J Moltu, Marit B Veierød, Elin W Blakstad, Britt Nakstad, Astrid N Almaas, Kristin Brække, Arild E Rønnestad, Hannelore Daniel, Christian A Drevon, Per O Iversen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Customized nutrient supply is vital to ensure optimal growth among very low birth weight infants (birth weight < 1500 g). The supply of amino acids is especially important due to their impact on protein synthesis and growth. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the impact of enhanced nutrition on growth, blood concentrations of amino acids, and explore possible associations between amino acid concentrations and common neonatal morbidities. We hypothesized higher amino acids levels and growth velocity among infants on enhanced nutrient supply...
April 2017: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131033/adverse-reactions-to-biologics-in-psoriasis
#19
Stephen J Lockwood, Lisette M Prens, Alexa B Kimball
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease which affects millions of people worldwide. Not only can psoriasis itself be debilitating and significantly reduce an individual's quality of life, but it is also a risk factor for other systemic disorders, such as metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and malignancy. Tremendous strides were made in the treatment of psoriasis during the mid-to-late-20th century, including the emergence of topical corticosteroids and vitamin D analogs, methotrexate, systemic retinoids, and phototherapy...
2018: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130830/enhanced-cd103-expression-and-reduced-frequencies-of-virus-specific-cd8-t-cells-among-airway-lymphocytes-after-influenza-vaccination-of-mice-deficient-in-vitamins-a%C3%A2-%C3%A2-d
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Sherri L Surman, Bart G Jones, David L Woodland, Julia L Hurwitz
Previous research has evaluated antibody responses toward an influenza virus vaccine in the context of deficiencies for vitamins A and D (VAD+VDD). Results showed that antibodies and antibody-forming cells in the respiratory tract were reduced in VAD+VDD mice. However, effectors were recovered when oral supplements of vitamins A + D were delivered at the time of vaccination. Here we address the question of how vaccine-induced CD8(+) T cell responses are affected by deficiencies for vitamins A + D. VAD+VDD and control mice were vaccinated with an intranasal, cold-adapted influenza virus A/Puerto Rico/8/34 vaccine, with or without oral supplements of vitamins A + D...
November 13, 2017: Viral Immunology
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