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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146760/blepharitis-as-an-early-sign-of-metabolic-syndrome-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Chia-Yi Lee, Hung-Chi Chen, Hui-Wen Lin, Jing-Yang Huang, Shih-Chun Chao, Chao-Bin Yeh, Hung-Yu Lin, Shun-Fa Yang
BACKGROUND: To investigate the relationship between blepharitis and metabolic syndrome (MetS) by using the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database (LHID) of Taiwan. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted using data collected from the LHID for the period from 2009 to 2013. This study enrolled patients who received a diagnosis of blepharitis according to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, diagnostic code. The exclusion criteria were legal blindness, eyeball removal, ocular tumours prior to the diagnosis of blepharitis, and patients diagnosed with blepharitis and initiated antibiotic treatment concurrently...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146734/humanized-mice-in-studying-efficacy-and-mechanisms-of-pd-1-targeted-cancer-immunotherapy
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Minan Wang, Li-Chin Yao, Mingshan Cheng, Danying Cai, Jan Martinek, Chong-Xian Pan, Wei Shi, Ai-Hong Ma, Ralph W De Vere White, Susan Airhart, Edison T Liu, Jacques Banchereau, Michael A Brehm, Dale L Greiner, Leonard D Shultz, Karolina Palucka, James G Keck
Establishment of an in vivo small animal model of human tumor and human immune system interaction would enable preclinical investigations into the mechanisms underlying cancer immunotherapy. To this end, non-obese diabetic (NOD).Cg-Prkdc(scid)IL2rg(tm1Wjl) /Sz (null; NSG) mice were transplanted with human (h)CD34(+) hematopoietic progenitor and stem cells, which leads to the development of human hematopoietic and immune systems [humanized NSG (HuNSG)]. HuNSG mice received human leukocyte antigen partially matched tumor implants from patient-derived xenografts [PDX; nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC), sarcoma, bladder cancer, and triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC)] or from a TNBC cell line-derived xenograft (CDX)...
November 16, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146035/renal-outcomes-with-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitors
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REVIEW
A J Scheen, P Delanaye
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4is) are increasingly being used in the management of type 2 diabetes (T2D). The present review summarizes the current knowledge of the effects of DPP-4is on renal outcomes by analyzing the experimental preclinical data, the effects of DPP-4is on urinary albumin-creatinine ratios (UACRs) and estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFRs) from observational studies and clinical trials, and renal events (including kidney failure requiring renal replacement therapy) in recent large prospective cardiovascular outcome trials...
November 13, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145537/the-role-of-iron-in-type-1-diabetes-etiology-a-systematic-review-of-new-evidence-on-a-long-standing-mystery
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Karen L Søgaard, Christina Ellervik, Jannet Svensson, Steffen U Thorsen
BACKGROUND: The incidence of type 1 diabetes (T1D) is rising, which might be due to the influence of environmental factors. Biological and epidemiological evidence has shown that excess iron is associated with beta-cell damage and impaired insulin secretion. AIM: In this review, our aim was to assess the association between iron and the risk of T1D. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed in PubMed and EMBASE in July 2016. Studies investigating the effect of iron status/intake on the risk of developing T1D later were included, and study quality was evaluated...
July 2017: Review of Diabetic Studies: RDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144574/sglt-2-inhibitors-and-ketoacidosis-a-disproportionality-analysis-in-the-world-health-organization-s-adverse-drug-reactions-database
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Abdel Nasser Ado Moumouni, Perrine Robin, Dominique Hillaire-Buys, Jean-Luc Faillie
SGLT-2 inhibitors, also called gliflozins, are a new class of drugs used in type 2 diabetes. Since their marketing, several cases of ketoacidosis, including life-threatening conditions, were reported with their use. The objective of this study was to investigate the disproportionality of pharmacovigilance reports of ketoacidosis between gliflozins and other drugs used for type 2 diabetes. We performed a case non-case study within the World Health Organization's pharmacovigilance database, VigiBase. We selected all reports of serious adverse drug reaction associated with a glucose-lowering drug in patients aged 40 years and older, from January 2013 to March 2016...
November 16, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144162/association-between-metformin-adherence-and-all-cause-mortality-among-new-users-of-metformin-a-nested-case-control-study
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Patrice Simard, Nancy Presse, Louise Roy, Marc Dorais, Brian White-Guay, Agnès Räkel, Sylvie Perreault
BACKGROUND: Metformin presents better survival rates than other oral antidiabetics in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, these benefits may be dampened by inadequate treatment adherence. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the relationship between adherence level to metformin therapy and all-cause mortality over 10 years in incident metformin users. METHODS: A nested case-control study was conducted using a large cohort of beneficiaries of the Quebec public drug insurance plan, aged 45 to 85 years, who initiated metformin between 2000 and 2009...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143255/pcb-exposure-and-potential-future-cancer-incidence-in-slovak-children-an-assessment-from-molecular-finger-printing-by-ingenuity-pathway-analysis-ipa%C3%A2-derived-from-experimental-and-epidemiological-investigations
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Somiranjan Ghosh, Christopher A Loffredo, Partha S Mitra, Tomas Trnovec, Lubica Palkovicova Murinova, Eva Sovcikova, Eric P Hoffman, Kepher H Makambi, Sisir K Dutta
The risk of cancer due to PCB exposure in humans is highly debated. In eastern Slovakia, high exposure of the population to organochlorines (especially PCBs) was associated with various disease and disorder pathways, viz., endocrine disruption, metabolic disorder & diabetes, and cancer, thereby disturbing several cellular processes, including protein synthesis, stress response, and apoptosis. We have evaluated a Slovak cohort (45-month children, at lower and higher levels of PCB exposure from the environment) for disease and disorder development to develop early disease cancer biomarkers that could shed new light on possible mechanisms for the genesis of cancers under such chemical exposures, and identify potential avenues for prevention...
November 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142405/antihyperglycemic-activity-of-caralluma-fimbriata-an-in-vitro-approach
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Shenai Ashwini, Roy Anitha
Background: An increase in prevalence of diabetes mellitus necessitates the need to develop new drugs for its effective management. Plants and their bioactive compounds are found to be an alternative therapeutic approach. Caralluma fimbriata, used in this study, is well known for its various biological effects. Objective: The present study was designed to investigate the antihyperglycemic effect of the ethanolic leaf extract of C. fimbriata. Materials and Methods: Different concentrations (1-1000 mg/mL) of the ethanolic leaf extract of C...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139146/effects-of-the-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-sglt2-inhibitor-velagliflozin-a-new-drug-with-therapeutic-potential-to-treat-diabetes-in-cats
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M Hoenig, M Clark, D J Schaeffer, D Reiche
Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are used in the treatment of human diabetics. They increase glucose excretion and correct hyperglycemia. We examined the investigational SGLT2 inhibitor velagliflozin in two groups of six neutered adult obese cats (equal gender distribution). Placebo (Pl) or drug (D; 1 mg/kg) was administered for 35 days. Routine blood examinations, fructosamine, beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), nonesterified fatty acids (NEFA), glucagon, adiponectin, and leptin were measured before and after treatment, also water intake, and urinary electrolytes, glucose, and volume...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137874/investigating-antenatal-nutrition-education-preferences-in-south-east-queensland-including-maori-and-pasifika-women
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Andrea Cruickshank, Helen E Porteous, Michelle A Palmer
BACKGROUND: Little is reported about the nutrition-related needs and preferences of women seeking maternity services, particularly Maori and Pasifika (M&P) women who have higher chronic disease rates in Queensland. AIM: Nutrition-related knowledge, needs, behaviours and education preferences were compared between women of M&P ancestry and non-Maori and Pasifika women (NMP). METHOD: Women (≥18 years) admitted to the postnatal ward were surveyed...
November 11, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133805/xanthine-oxidoreductase-activity-is-associated-with-serum-uric-acid-and-glycemic-control-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Ayumi Nakatani, Shinya Nakatani, Eiji Ishimura, Takayo Murase, Takashi Nakamura, Mari Sakura, Yu Tateishi, Akihiro Tsuda, Masafumi Kurajoh, Katsuhito Mori, Masanori Emoto, Masaaki Inaba
Xanthine oxidoreductase activity (XOR-a) plays an important role as a pivotal source of reactive oxygen species. In the present study, we investigated factors associated with plasma XOR-a in 163 hemodialysis patients (age 67.3 ± 10.9 years; 89 males and 74 females), using a newly established, highly-sensitive assay based on [(13)C2,(15)N2] xanthine and liquid chromatography/triple quadrupole mass spectrometry. Plasma glucose and serum uric acid levels correlated significantly and positively with plasma XOR-a...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133386/restoration-of-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla-cystathionine-%C3%AE-lyase-activity-underlies-moxonidine-evoked-neuroprotection-and-sympathoinhibition-in-diabetic-rats
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Mohamed A Fouda, Shaimaa S El-Sayed, Abdel A Abdel-Rahman
We recently demonstrated a fundamental role for cystathionine-γ lyase (CSE)-derived hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the cardioprotective effect of the centrally acting drug moxonidine in diabetic rats. Whether a downregulated CSE/H2S system in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) underlies neuronal oxidative stress and sympathoexcitation in diabetes has not been investigated. Along with addressing this question, we tested the hypothesis that moxonidine prevents the diabetes-evoked neurochemical effects by restoring CSE/H2S function within its major site of action, the RVLM...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128163/depsidone-and-xanthones-from-garcinia-xanthochymus-with-hypoglycemic-activity-and-the-mechanism-of-promoting-glucose-uptake-in-l6-myotubes
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Yunfang Li, Ping Zhao, Yu Chen, Yanze Fu, Kuan Shi, Liu Liu, Hui Liu, Mingrui Xiong, Qing-Hua Liu, Guangzhong Yang, Yuxiu Xiao
Garcinia xanthochymus is a widely used folk medicine in southwestern China. Previous studies indicated it possesses potential anti-diabetic activities both in vitro (Fu et al., 2014; Nguyen et al., 2017) and in vivo (Shivanand et al., 2017). To discover bioactive ingredients from it and unveil their mechanism of action against diabetes, the present study was designed to isolate constituents from extract of G. xanthochymus, determine their structures, screen their activities and investigate mechanism of action of the active substances...
November 8, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126927/mechanisms-of-macular-edema-beyond-the-surface
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REVIEW
Alejandra Daruich, Alexandre Matet, Alexandre Moulin, Laura Kowalczuk, Michaël Nicolas, Alexandre Sellam, Pierre-Raphaël Rothschild, Samy Omri, Emmanuelle Gélizé, Laurent Jonet, Kimberley Delaunay, Yvonne De Kozak, Marianne Berdugo, Min Zhao, Patricia Crisanti, Francine Behar-Cohen
Macular edema consists of intra- or subretinal fluid accumulation in the macular region. It occurs during the course of numerous retinal disorders and can cause severe impairment of central vision. Major causes of macular edema include diabetes, branch and central retinal vein occlusion, choroidal neovascularization, posterior uveitis, postoperative inflammation and central serous chorioretinopathy. The healthy retina is maintained in a relatively dehydrated, transparent state compatible with optimal light transmission by multiple active and passive systems...
November 7, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126873/dual-role-of-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-1b-in-the-progression-and-reversion-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Águeda González-Rodríguez, M Pilar Valdecantos, Patricia Rada, Annalisa Addante, Inés Barahona, Esther Rey, Virginia Pardo, Laura Ruiz, Laura M Laiglesia, María J Moreno-Aliaga, Carmelo García-Monzón, Aránzazu Sánchez, Ángela M Valverde
OBJECTIVES: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease in Western countries. Protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B), a negative modulator of insulin and cytokine signaling, is a therapeutic target for type 2 diabetes and obesity. We investigated the impact of PTP1B deficiency during NAFLD, particularly in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). METHODS: NASH features were evaluated in livers from wild-type (PTP1BWT) and PTP1B-deficient (PTP1BKO) mice fed methionine/choline-deficient diet (MCD) for 8 weeks...
October 31, 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123976/advanced-glycation-end-products-reduce-the-calcium-transient-in-cardiomyocytes-by-increasing-production-of-reactive-oxygen-species-and-nitric-oxide
#16
Zeinab Hegab, Tamer M A Mohamed, Nicholas Stafford, Mamas Mamas, Elizabeth J Cartwright, Delvac Oceandy
Advanced glycation end products (AGE) are central to the development of cardiovascular complications associated with diabetes mellitus. AGE may alter cellular function through cross-linking of cellular proteins or by activating the AGE receptor (RAGE). However, the signalling molecules involved during AGE stimulation in cardiomyocytes remain unclear. Here, we investigated the effects of AGE treatment on intracellular calcium homeostasis of isolated cardiomyocytes and studied the activation of signalling molecules involved in this process...
November 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121732/quality-of-life-improvement-in-older-patients-with-heart-failure-initiated-on-ivabradine-results-from-the-uk-multi-centre-live-life-prospective-cohort-study
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D Zachariah, D Stevens, G Sidorowicz, C Spooner, N Rowell, J Taylor, R Kay, M S Salek, P R Kalra
AIMS: LIVE:LIFE is a multi-centre, open-label, prospective observational cohort study assessing health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in older patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) following initiation of ivabradine. The primary endpoint is change in Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLWHFQ) total score after 6months. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consenting patients aged ≥70years with CHF, in whom ivabradine was initiated within its licensed indication, were enrolled...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121458/placental-drug-transport-on-a-chip-a-microengineered-in-vitro-model-of-transporter-mediated-drug-efflux-in-the-human-placental-barrier
#18
Cassidy Blundell, Yoon-Suk Yi, Lin Ma, Emily R Tess, Megan J Farrell, Andrei Georgescu, Lauren M Aleksunes, Dongeun Huh
The current lack of knowledge about the effect of maternally administered drugs on the developing fetus is a major public health concern worldwide. The first critical step toward predicting the safety of medications in pregnancy is to screen drug compounds for their ability to cross the placenta. However, this type of preclinical study has been hampered by the limited capacity of existing in vitro and ex vivo models to mimic physiological drug transport across the maternal-fetal interface in the human placenta...
November 9, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120013/primary-polydipsia-in-the-medical-and-psychiatric-patient-characteristics-complications-and-therapy
#19
Clara Sailer, Bettina Winzeler, Mirjam Christ-Crain
Primary polydipsia (PP) has been defined as excessive intake of fluids. However, the pathogenesis of PP remains unexplored. Different theories include a dysfunction in the thirst mechanism, involvement of the hippocampus, stress-reducing behaviour and lesion occurrences in specific areas of the brain. Most studies have been performed in the psychiatric setting, indicating that PP coincides with schizophrenia, anxiety disorder and depression. However, an increasing number of case reports emphasise the incidence of PP in non-psychiatric patients...
November 9, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118578/changes-in-definition-lead-to-changes-in-the-clinical-characteristics-across-copd-categories-according-to-gold-2017-a-national-cross-sectional-survey-in-china
#20
Lina Sun, Yahong Chen, Rui Wu, Ming Lu, Wanzhen Yao
Purpose: To investigate how the changes of definition in assessment of Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) stratification 2017 lead to changes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient clinical characteristics across categories in China. Patients and methods: COPD patients from 11 medical centers in China were stratified into old and new groups A-D twice according to the GOLD 2011 and 2017 comprehensive assessment. Demography and clinical characteristics were compared between old and new groups A-D...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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