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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526533/serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-deficiency-predicts-long-term-poor-prognosis-among-ischemic-stroke-patients-without-hyperglycaemia
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Tian Xu, Chongke Zhong, Tan Xu, Yanbo Peng, Xiaoqing Bu, Chung-Shiuan Chen, Jinchao Wang, Zhong Ju, Qunwei Li, Deqin Geng, Yingxian Sun, Dongsheng Zhang, Jing Chen, Yonghong Zhang, Jiang He
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] has a protective effect on long-term prognosis of ischemic stroke and whether it is affected by blood glucose levels. We aim to examine the effect of serum vitamin D especially its deficiency on 1-year poor outcome of ischemic stroke patients in total patients and by blood glucose subgroups. METHODS: A total of 3041 ischemic patients from China Antihypertensive Trial in Acute Ischemic Stroke were included...
May 16, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521479/association-between-non-melanoma-and-melanoma-skin-cancer-rates-vitamin-d-and-latitude
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Miguel Rivas, Elisa Rojas, Gloria M Calaf, Marcela Barberán, Claudio Liberman, Marcelo De Paula Correa
Vitamin D synthesis takes place in the skin due to solar ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation. Several studies have shown the association between low sun exposure, non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) and a lack of vitamin D synthesis. Since such synthesis in the body depends on the exposure of the skin to solar UVB radiation (290-320 nm), experimental measurements of this type of solar radiation are important. Tarapaca University in Arica, Chile, established a solar UV radiation laboratory in 2006 and since then this laboratory has performed systematic experimental solar UVB measurements using a calibrated biometer instrument...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514999/severe-hypovitaminosis-d-in-active-tuberculosis-patients-and-its-predictors
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Qiuzhen Wang, Yufeng Liu, Yan Ma, Lei Han, Mei Dou, Yue Zou, Limei Sun, Hong Tian, Tongxia Li, Guofeng Jiang, Baoli Du, Tingyan Kou, Jiaqi Song, Frans J Kok, Evert G Schouten
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Tuberculosis (TB) patients have a significant vitamin D deficiency (VDD) endemic, which may be closely related to the onset and progress of the disease. The comorbidity of diabetes (DM) and TB has posed an increasing challenge in recent years. However, the influence of DM on TB and the possible mechanism are still uncertain. We carried out this study to identify the nutritional status of vitamin D (VD) in TB patients in a northern city in China (latitude 36° N) and investigate the possible predictors of severe vitamin D deficiency (SVDD)...
April 30, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490514/vitamin-d-supplementation-has-no-effect-on-insulin-sensitivity-or-secretion-in-vitamin-d-deficient-overweight-or-obese-adults-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Aya Mousa, Negar Naderpoor, Maximilian Pj de Courten, Helena Teede, Nicole Kellow, Karen Walker, Robert Scragg, Barbora de Courten
Background: Vitamin D supplementation has been proposed as a potential strategy to prevent type 2 diabetes. Existing clinical trials have been limited by short duration, low doses of vitamin D, variability in participants' vitamin D-deficiency status, and the use of surrogate measures of body composition, insulin sensitivity, and insulin secretion.Objective: To address existing knowledge gaps, we conducted a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to investigate whether vitamin D supplementation that is provided in a sufficient dose and duration to vitamin D-deficient individuals would improve insulin sensitivity or secretion as measured with the use of gold-standard methods...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489590/polymorphisms-of-vdr-gene-and-risk-of-gastric-cardiac-adenocarcinoma-in-chinese-population
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Jun Yin, Huiwen Pan, Tao Long, Lu Lv, Peng Zhai, Chao Liu, Aizhong Shao, Yijun Shi, Yangyong Sun, Jingfeng Zhu, Liming Wang, Guowen Ding, Suocheng Chen, Weifeng Tang, Cheng Qian, Lijie Tan, Haiyong Gu
Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms have been reported to increase susceptibility to some malignant tumors, yet the effect on gastric cardiac adenocarcinoma susceptibility remains unknown. Here, we conducted a hospital-based case-control study to examine the correlation of single nucleotide polymorphisms of VDR rs2107301T>C, rs2228570C>T, rs1989969C>T and rs11568820 G>A and gastric cardiac adenocarcinoma susceptibility. A total 330 cases and 608 controls were enrolled in the study. Using ligation detection reaction, we found that the variant alleles of the four polymorphisms were not associated with risk of gastric cardiac adenocarcinoma...
April 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477429/higher-serum-25-oh-d-concentration-is-associated-with-lower-risk-of-chronic-otitis-media-with-effusion-a-case-control-study
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Rebecca E Walker, Jim Bartley, Carlos A Camargo, David Flint, John M D Thompson, Edwin A Mitchell
AIM: Vitamin D supplementation and higher 25(OH)-vitamin D concentration are associated with reduced risk of acute respiratory infection. This study examined whether there is a similar association between higher serum 25(OH)D concentration and lower risk of chronic otitis media with effusion (COME). METHODS: In a case-control study, serum 25(OH)D concentration in children referred for tympanostomy tube placement for COME (n=178) was compared to that of healthy children randomly sampled from primary care practices (n=179)...
May 6, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477263/photodermatitis-for-the-allergist
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Samuel L Coffin, Jake E Turrentine, Ponciano D Cruz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The photodermatoses represent a group of disorders of sensitivity to light that continue to pose difficulties in diagnosis and management. Photodermatoses are of interest to allergists because many photosensitive skin disorders have immunologic underpinnings, and patients often present to clinic complaining of "allergy" to the sun. We provide a concise reference for allergists on the clinical recognition and management of photodermatitis. RECENT FINDINGS: New developments in the understanding of immunomodulatory effects of light have demonstrated normally immunosuppressive responses in the skin to light exposure, and a blunted immunosuppressive response in the pathogenesis of many photodermatoses...
June 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475473/the-effect-of-vitamin-d-supplement-on-the-score-and-quality-of-sleep-in-20-50-year-old-people-with-sleep-disorders-compared-with-control-group
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Mohammad Shahi Majid, Hosseini Seyed Ahmad, Helli Bizhan, Haghighi Zade Mohammad Hosein, Abolfathi Mohammad
OBJECTIVES: Sleep quality may be directly related with vitamin D serum level. Some studies found that people with lower vitamin D serum level experienced a lower sleep quality. Consequently, this study aimed at determining the effect of vitamin D supplements on sleep score and quality in 20-50 year-old people with sleep disorders. METHODS: This double blind, clinical trial was performed in November 2015-February 2016 on 89 people with sleep disorders based on Petersburg's Sleep Index...
May 5, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473860/epidemic-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-its-management-awareness-among-indian-medical-undergraduates
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Yangshen Lhamo, Preeta Kaur Chugh, Sandhya R Gautam, C D Tripathi
Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent across all age groups in epidemic proportions. The purpose of this study was to acquire a baseline assessment and create awareness among medical students regarding vitamin D. A cross-sectional, voluntary survey was conducted among undergraduate medical students. Data were collected using a questionnaire which assessed the level of knowledge students had with regard to where vitamin D comes from, what it does for health, how much is recommended, factors that affect its levels, and deficiency management...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467451/biochemical-markers-of-bone-turnover-in-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
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Sun Bin Lee, Chang Ho Lee, Young Ju Kim, Hyoung-Mi Kim
OBJECTIVE: Several studies have suggested a possible relationship between recurrent benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and altered calcium homeostasis in the endolymph of the inner ear. The present study aimed to evaluate the association between Ca2+ and vitamin D status and BPPV occurrence as well as the status of bone biochemical markers in osteoporotic patients who were diagnosed with idiopathic BPPV. METHODS: The study included total 132 patients who were referred to our clinic between August 2008 and October 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467404/utility-of-sun-reactive-skin-typing-and-melanin-index-for-discerning-vitamin-d-deficiency
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Arshad T Khalid, Charity G Moore, Christopher Hall, Flora Olabopo, Nigel L Rozario, Michael F Holick, Susan L Greenspan, Kumaravel Rajakumar
BACKGROUND: Skin color, a vitamin D status determinant, can be assessed subjectively by Fitzpatrick sun-reactive skin typing (FST) and objectively by melanin index (MI). FST was validated against MI for discerning vitamin D deficiency [serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) <20 ng/ml] in children. METHODS: We measured FST, MI, and serum 25(OH)D in healthy, 8- to 18-year-old children from one of two vitamin D trials. MI from forehead, hand, and upper arm split at the median of the more racially-balanced study cohort and FST (I-III vs...
May 3, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464004/vitamin-d-deficiency-is-associated-with-il-6-levels-and-monocyte-activation-in-hiv-infected-persons
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Maura Manion, Katherine Huppler Hullsiek, Eleanor M P Wilson, Frank Rhame, Erna Kojic, David Gibson, John Hammer, Pragna Patel, John T Brooks, Jason V Baker, Irini Sereti
BACKGROUND: Immune activation plays a key role in HIV pathogenesis. Markers of inflammation have been associated with vitamin D deficiency in the general population. Studies have also demonstrated associations of vitamin D deficiency with increased risk of HIV progression and death. The relationship between persistent inflammation and immune activation during chronic HIV infection and vitamin D deficiency remains unclear. METHODS: Cryopreserved specimens were analyzed from 663 participants at the time of enrollment from the Study to Understand the Natural History of HIV/AIDS in the Era of Effective Therapy (SUN Study) from 2004 to 2006...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456639/-hypercalcemia-and-inactive-mutation-of-cyp24a1-case-study-and-literature-review
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Alexandre Seidowsky, Cédric Villain, Eve Vilaine, Roselyne Baudoin, Antoine Tabarin, Marie-Laure Kottler, Étienne Cavalier, Jean-Claude Souberbielle, Ziad A Massy
We present the case of a family whose members have high levels of serum calcium (hypercalcaemia) by loss of function of the enzyme vitamin D 24-hydroxylase due to bi-allelic mutations in the CYP24A1 gene: c.443 T>C (p.Leu148Pro) and c.1187 G>A (p.Arg396Gln). 24-VITD hydroxylase is a key player in regulating the circulating calcitriol, its tissue concentration and its biological effects. Transmission is recessive. The estimated prevalence of stones in the affected subjects is estimated between 10 and 15%...
May 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452681/the-effect-of-vernal-solar-uv-radiation-on-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-concentration-depends-on-the-baseline-level-observations-from-a-high-latitude-in-finland
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Toni Karppinen, Meri Ala-Houhala, Lasse Ylianttila, Hannu Kautiainen, Kaisa Lakkala, Henna-Reetta Hannula, Esa Turunen, Heli Viljakainen, Timo Reunala, Erna Snellman
Humans obtain vitamin D from conversion of 7-dehydrocholesterol in the skin by ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation or from dietary sources. As the radiation level is insufficient in winter, vitamin D deficiency is common at higher latitudes. We assessed whether vernal solar UVB radiation at latitudes 61°N and 67°N in Finland has an impact on serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [S-25(OH)D] concentrations. Twenty-seven healthy volunteers participated in outdoor activities in snow-covered terrain for 4-10 days in March or April, with their face and hands sun-exposed...
2017: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449308/a-qualitative-study-of-the-knowledge-behaviour-and-attitudes-of-patients-with-skin-cancer-regarding-sunlight-exposure-and-vitamin-d
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D Rutkowski, M D Farrar, J E Osman, A R Webb, L E Rhodes
BACKGROUND: Solar UVR is a major cause of skin cancer but also an important source of vitamin D (VitD), essential for musculoskeletal health. Conflicting public health messages may confuse skin cancer patients prone to further skin cancer. OBJECTIVE: To explore the knowledge, behaviour and attitudes of skin cancer patients to sunlight exposure and VitD sources. METHODS: Patients (n=10) previously treated for multiple basal cell cancer in a hospital setting, participated in focus group sessions with semi-structured discussions to explore: knowledge of VitD, sun-avoidance behaviour, and attitude towards sunlight exposure messages...
April 27, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446519/cationic-polystyrene-resolves-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-nash-obesity-and-metabolic-disorders-by-promoting-eubiosis-of-gut-microbiota-and-decreasing-endotoxemia
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Airu Zhu, Jingjing Chen, Pengfei Wu, Mei Luo, Yilan Zeng, Han Zheng, Li Zhang, Zishou Cheng, Qun Sun, Wenwen Li, Yixiang Duan, Danmei Su, Zhixiong Xiao, Zhongping Duan, Sujun Zheng, Li Bei, Xiaohui Zhang, Zhongyuan Ju, Richard Hu, Stephen J Pandol, Yuan-Ping Han
A pandemic of metabolic diseases, consisting of type-2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) and obesity, has imposed critical challenges for societies worldwide, prompting investigation of underlying mechanisms and exploration of low cost and effective treatment. In this report, we demonstrate that metabolic disorders in mice generated by feeding with a high-fat diet without dietary vitamin D (HD) can be prevented by oral administration of polycationic amine resin. Oral administration of cholestyramine , but not the control uncharged polystyrene, was able to sequester negatively charged bacterial endotoxin in the gut, leading to (1) reducing plasma endotoxin levels, (2) resolving systemic inflammation and hepatic steatohepatitis,and (3) improving insulin sensitivity...
April 26, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445300/malignant-phosphaturic-mesenchymal-tumor-with-pulmonary-metastasis-a-case-report
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Shui Qiu, Li-Li Cao, Yue Qiu, Ping Yan, Zi-Xuan Li, Jiang Du, Li-Mei Sun, Qing-Fu Zhang
RATIONALE: Phosphaturic mesenchymal tumor (PMT) is a new tumor entity of soft tissue and bone tumor recently accepted by the World Health Organization, which typically causes the paraneoplastic syndrome of tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO). The majority of PMTs follow a benign clinical course and local recurrence occurs in < 10% of cases, malignant PMTs with distant organ metastasis are extremely uncommon. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported a 41-year-old woman who was diagnosed with PMT 10 years ago with a repeated recurrence and pulmonary metastasis...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442927/mechanical-factors-and-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-schoolchildren-with-low-back-pain-biochemical-and-cross-sectional-survey-analysis
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Ahmad H Alghadir, Sami A Gabr, Einas S Al-Eisa
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the role of vitamin D, muscle fatigue biomarkers, and mechanical factors in the progression of low back pain (LBP) in schoolchildren. BACKGROUND: Children and adolescents frequently suffer from LBP with no clear clinical causes, and >71% of schoolchildren aged 12-17 years will show at least one episode of LBP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 250 schoolchildren aged 12-16 years were randomly enrolled in this study...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442870/serum-vitamin-d3-levels-and-diffuse-hair-fall-among-the-student-population-in-south-india-a-case-control-study
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Kashinath Nayak, Aaina Garg, Prasanna Mithra, Poornima Manjrekar
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Hair fall is a common problem faced by many younger people, which has variety of risk factors. Vitamin D3 has emerged as a molecule with key role to play in various disorders. This study was done to assess its role in diffuse hair fall among student population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a case-control study including young adults presenting with complaints of hair fall (>100 a day) as cases, with age-matched healthy controls. Vitamin D3 levels were measured in all the patients...
October 2016: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440755/dysfunctional-immunometabolic-effects-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-increased-cardiometabolic-risk-potential-epidemiological-alert-in-america
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Martin Rosas-Peralta, Michael F Holick, Gabriela Borrayo-Sánchez, Alejandra Madrid-Miller, Erick Ramírez-Árias, Efrain Arizmendi-Uribe
Vitamin D deficiency is a serious public health problem worldwide that affects not only skeletal health, but also a wide range of acute and chronic diseases. However, there is still skepticism because of the lack of randomized, controlled trials to support association studies on the benefits of vitamin D for non-skeletal health. This review was based on articles published during the 1980-2015 obtained from the Cochrane Central Register of controlled trials, MEDLINE and PubMed, and focuses on recent challenges with regard to the definition of vitamin D deficiency and how to achieve optimal serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels from dietary sources, supplements, and sun exposure...
March 2017: Endocrinol Diabetes Nutr
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