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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656595/pathways-of-association-from-stress-to-obesity-in-early-childhood
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REVIEW
Alison L Miller, Julie C Lumeng
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to critically review the literature on early life stress in relation to obesity in humans, including the multiple biological and behavioral mechanisms through which early life stress exposure (birth to the age of 5 years) may associate with obesity risk during childhood. METHODS: A review of the literature was conducted to identify studies on associations between early childhood stress and risk for obesity and the mechanisms of association...
April 14, 2018: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656367/the-impact-of-coping-patterns-and-chronic-health-conditions-on-health-related-quality-of-life-among-children-and-adolescents
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Sabrina Oppenheimer, Orit Krispin, Sigal Levy, Maayan Ozeri, Alan Apter
This study examined the relationship among chronic disease, coping strategy patterns, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among children and adolescents. The cohort included 273 Israeli children and adolescents aged 8-18 years diagnosed with asthma, diabetes mellitus, or celiac disease. All completed the Coping with a Disease Questionnaire (CODI) and the DISABKIDS Chronic Generic Measure (DCGM-37). The outcome measures were as follows: association of the use of effective and non-effective coping strategies with type of disease; predictive value of coping patterns for health-related quality of life; a European sample was used for comparison...
April 14, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656013/escitalopram-alleviates-stress-induced-alzheimer-s-disease-like-tau-pathologies-and-cognitive-deficits-by-reducing-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-reactivity-and-insulin-gsk-3%C3%AE-signal-pathway-activity
#3
Chao Wu, Wei-Gang Gong, Yan-Juan Wang, Jun-Jun Sun, Hong Zhou, Zhi-Jun Zhang, Qing-Guo Ren
Chronic stress, a causal factor for depression, can also cause cognitive impairments and tau pathology. However, whether and how the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant escitalopram ameliorates these effects are still unclear. In the present study, rats were subjected to chronic mild unpredictable stress for 8 weeks. Following the initial 4 weeks, the stressed animals were separated into susceptible (depressive) and unsusceptible (resistant) groups based on behavioral tests. Then, escitalopram (10 mg/kg i...
March 19, 2018: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655960/systemic-redox-biomarkers-and-their-relationship-to-prognostic-risk-markers-in-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-and-iga-nephropathy
#4
Ambreen Tariq, Mohammad A Mansoor, Hans-Peter Marti, Grete Jonsson, Audun Slettan, Pabasara Weeraman, Terje Apeland
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress is evident from an early stage in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Therefore, we investigated redox biomarkers in polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and IgA nephropathy (IGAN). METHODS: This is a case-control study with three groups: ADPKD (n = 54), IGAN (n = 58) and healthy controls (n = 86). The major plasma aminothiols with their redox species were examined: homocysteine (Hcy), cysteinglycine (CG), cysteine (Cys) and glutathione (GSH)...
April 12, 2018: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655685/polygonum-aviculare-l-extract-reduces-fatigue-by-inhibiting-neuroinflammation-in-restraint-stressed-mice
#5
Sun Haeng Park, Seol Jang, Eunjung Son, Si Woo Lee, Sun Dong Park, Yoon-Young Sung, Ho Kyoung Kim
BACKGROUND: Chronic fatigue patients experience various neuropsychological symptoms, including fatigue behaviors, chronic pain, and depression. They also display immune system dysregulation. Polygonum aviculare L. extract (PAE) is a traditional herbal medicine used to treat inflammatory diseases by reportedly decreasing pro-inflammatory cytokine production. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: We hypothesized that the anti-inflammatory properties of PAE would attenuate fatigue symptoms in a mouse model of restraint stress...
March 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653414/new-insights-on-the-modulatory-roles-of-metformin-or-alpha-lipoic-acid-versus-their-combination-in-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-chronic-colitis-in-rats
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Fatma S Samman, Samah M Elaidy, Soha S Essawy, Mohammad S Hassan
BACKGROUND: Dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis is the most widely used model that resembles ulcerative colitis (UC) in human with challenging chronic mechanistic oxidative stress-inflammatory/immunological cascades. In models of acute colitis, reduction of oxidative stress and inflammatory burdens beside manipulation of many transcriptional factors were achieved by metformin or alpha-lipoic acid (α-LA). Currently, in vivo DSS-induced chronic colitis was conducted and the possible therapeutic roles of metformin and/or α-LA were explored...
November 24, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653127/evaluation-of-early-chronic-functional-outcomes-and-their-relationship-to-pre-frontal-cortex-and-hippocampal-pathology-following-moderate-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Alina Arulsamy, Jason Teng, Holly Colton, Frances Corrigan, Lyndsey Collins-Praino
TBI is a significant risk factor for the development of dementia, with the interaction between structural damage from TBI and neuroinflammation potentially driving this relationship. This study investigated the early chronic post-TBI neuroinflammatory response and its relationship to both neurodegenerative pathology and functional impairment up to 3 months post-injury. Sprague-Dawley rats underwent either sham surgery or the Marmarou model of diffuse moderate-severe TBI. At 1-month and 3-months post-injury, a functional battery encompassing motor function, depressive-like behaviour, anxiety and cognition was performed...
April 10, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652839/selenium-rich-ricegrass-juice-improves-antioxidant-properties-and-nitric-oxide-inhibition-in-macrophage-cells
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Rattanamanee Chomchan, Panupong Puttarak, Adelheid Brantner, Sunisa Siripongvutikorn
Ricegrass juice ( Oryza sativa L.) was introduced as a functional food as the consumption of sprouts or seedlings has been claimed to provide high nutritive value. Selenium (Se) is a trace mineral that plays a key role in the human antioxidation scheme. Supplementation of Se into plants is one strategy to enhance plant bioactivities, and the consumption of Se plant foods may confer superior health benefits. In this study, ricegrass juice extract was analyzed for its major phenolic components. The effect of ricegrass juice extracts bio-fortified with 0, 10 and 40 mg Se/L named as RG0, RG10, and RG40, respectively, were investigated for a percentage of cell viability, changes of endogenous antioxidant enzymes, lipid peroxidation, and nitric oxide inhibition in RAW264...
April 13, 2018: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652832/sympathetic-nerve-hyperactivity-in-the-spleen-causal-for-nonpathogenic-driven-chronic-immune-mediated-inflammatory-diseases-imids
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REVIEW
Denise L Bellinger, Dianne Lorton
Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases (IMIDs) is a descriptive term coined for an eclectic group of diseases or conditions that share common inflammatory pathways, and for which there is no definitive etiology. IMIDs affect the elderly most severely, with many older individuals having two or more IMIDs. These diseases include, but are not limited to, type-1 diabetes, obesity, hypertension, chronic pulmonary disease, coronary heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and autoimmunity, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Sjőgren's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and multiple sclerosis...
April 13, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652545/strategies-for-optimal-cardiovascular-aging
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Douglas R Seals, Vienna E Brunt, Matthew J Rossman
This review summarizes the opening keynote presentation overview of the American Physiological Society conference on Cardiovascular Aging: New Frontiers and Old Friends held in Westminster, CO, in August 2017. Age is the primary risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Without effective intervention, increased numbers of older adults in the future will translate to greater prevalence of CVD and related disorders. Advancing age increases the risk of CVD partly via direct effects on the heart and through increases in blood pressure; however, much of the risk is mediated by arterial dysfunction, including large elastic artery stiffening and both macro- and micro-vascular endothelial dysfunction...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652540/micrornas-as-regulators-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-obesity
#11
Mora Murri, Hamid El Azzouzi
Obesity, which has become a major global epidemic, is associated with numerous comorbidities and nearly every chronic condition. Mitochondria play a central role in this disorder as they control cell metabolism, regulating important processes such as ATP production, lipid β-oxidation, oxidative stress and inflammation. MicroRNAs (miRs) are shown to regulate many biological processes associated with obesity, comprising adipocyte differentiation, insulin action and fat metabolism. In addition, recent studies confirm that miRs are important regulators of mitochondrial function by either directly modulating mitochondrial proteins or targeting mitochondrial regulators, hereby modulating metabolic process in the context of obesity...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652048/-should-a-doctor-take-into-consideration-the-influence-of-climatic-factors-deliberations-on-the-occasion-of-the-publication-of-a-new-monograph-the-book-of-essays-of-arid-medicine-by-z-r-zununov-i-h-nurov-and-s-z-zununova
#12
E L Povazhnaya
The authors analyze the monograph of the Uzbek scientists professor Z.R. Zununov, I.H. Nurov, and S.Z. Zununova «Essays of arid medicine» (Tashkent: «KAMALAK-PRESS» publishing house, 2016;540). The book presents the results of the comprehensive bioclimatic assessment of the arid zones of Uzbekistan, their extreme climatic conditions (such as high intensity and solar radiation and the considerable duration of its period, dry air and summer heat, sandstorms (the so-called «Afghans»), and the great variety of the natural health-improving factors including mineral waters, microclimate of the speleotherapeutic cave, the desert dune sand, etc...
April 9, 2018: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651419/management-of-glioblastoma-multiforme-in-a-patient-treated-with-ketogenic-metabolic-therapy-and-modified-standard-of-care-a-24-month-follow-up
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Ahmed M A Elsakka, Mohamed Abdel Bary, Eman Abdelzaher, Mostafa Elnaggar, Miriam Kalamian, Purna Mukherjee, Thomas N Seyfried
Few advances have been made in overall survival for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in more than 40 years. Here, we report the case of a 38-year-old man who presented with chronic headache, nausea, and vomiting accompanied by left partial motor seizures and upper left limb weakness. Enhanced brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed a solid cystic lesion in the right partial space suggesting GBM. Serum testing revealed vitamin D deficiency and elevated levels of insulin and triglycerides. Prior to subtotal tumor resection and standard of care (SOC), the patient conducted a 72-h water-only fast...
2018: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651256/brain-structural-covariance-network-topology-in-remitted-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
#14
Delin Sun, Sarah L Davis, Courtney C Haswell, Chelsea A Swanson, Kevin S LaBar, John A Fairbank, Rajendra A Morey
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a prevalent, chronic disorder with high psychiatric morbidity; however, a substantial portion of affected individuals experience remission after onset. Alterations in brain network topology derived from cortical thickness correlations are associated with PTSD, but the effects of remitted symptoms on network topology remain essentially unexplored. In this cross-sectional study, US military veterans ( N  = 317) were partitioned into three diagnostic groups, current PTSD (CURR-PTSD, N  = 101), remitted PTSD with lifetime but no current PTSD (REMIT-PTSD, N  = 35), and trauma-exposed controls (CONTROL, n  = 181)...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650472/could-exercise-improve-mental-health-and-cognitive-skills-for-surgeons-and-other-healthcare-professionals
#15
REVIEW
D A Parry, R S Oeppen, M S A Amin, P A Brennan
Workplace-related illness is common in the UK, and in healthcare more than five million working days over 10years have been lost as a result. Occupational stress is well known and can affect clinicians at any stage, yet many healthcare professionals continue to work with this or other psychological problems (including anxiety, chronic fatigue, and burnout) as they do not wish to let their colleagues down. Mental health issues might be dismissed, particularly in surgery, because there is a misconception that surgeons can cope better with stress than those working in other specialties, and are better protected from clinical burnout...
April 9, 2018: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650180/pain-stress-and-sleep-quality-in-chronic-wound-patients
#16
Hasna Fauziyah, Dewi Gayatri
Chronic wounds are one impact of cancer cell growth that may cause discomforts or pain. This study aimed to identify the relationship between pain, stress, and sleep quality in cancer patients with a chronic wound. We used a cross-sectional design with 76 patients from a cancer hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia. The instruments used were the Numeric Rating Scale, the Questionnaire on Stress in Cancer Patients, Revised 23, and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. The results of this study showed that moderate-severe pain produced a higher than average amount of stress (58...
February 2018: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649425/effects-of-grape-consumption-on-biomarkers-of-inflammation-endothelial-function-and-pbmc-gene-expression-in-obese-subjects
#17
Allison S Bardagjy, Qian Hu, Kathryn A Giebler, Addison Ford, Francene M Steinberg
This study investigated effects of grape consumption on biomarkers of cardiovascular health in obese participants in both postprandial and chronic settings. Twenty obese adults participated in this randomized, placebo controlled, double-blinded crossover trial. Participants were randomized to consume 60 g freeze-dried polyphenol-rich whole grape powder (GP) or placebo (PBO) followed by high fat high carbohydrate (HFHC) meal challenge. Following acute challenge, participants consumed their respective treatment daily for 4 weeks to determine effects of chronic consumption...
April 9, 2018: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649262/antinociceptive-antibiotics-loaded-into-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-of-prolonged-release-measuring-pharmacological-efficiency-and-time-span-on-chronic-monoarthritis-rats
#18
Carlos Valdes, Gonzalo Bustos, Jose L Martinez, Claudio Laurido
Pain is a sensory experience of a complex physiological nature in which is not only involved the nervous system. Among its many features is the development of chronic pain that is more complicated to treat because of the central somatization processes involved, becoming inefficient treatments used in other forms of pain. Among them is the role of glial cells, whose participation is such that some authors have proposed to chronic pain as a gliopathy. Because of this, the drug target of possible treatments focuses on modulating nociceptive response affecting transduction into the central nervous system through affecting synapses in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649232/the-experience-of-discrimination-of-individuals-living-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-in-four-provinces-of-china
#19
Bingfeng Han, Qianli Yuan, Yuhui Shi, Lai Wei, Jinlin Hou, Jia Shang, Ying Han, Cunduo Jin, Po-Lin Chan, Hui Zhuang, Jie Li, Fuqiang Cui
OBJECTIVES: To assess chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients' knowledge about hepatitis B and their experience of discrimination with regard to study, work, and daily life. METHODS: We administered a questionnaire to 797 CHB patients in four provinces of China and used one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and a generalized linear model (GLM) to identify factors associated with discrimination. RESULTS: CHB patients had low levels of knowledge about hepatitis B...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649151/dna-methylation-and-histone-modification-in-hypertension
#20
REVIEW
Shaunrick Stoll, Charles Wang, Hongyu Qiu
Systemic hypertension, which eventually results in heart failure, renal failure or stroke, is a common chronic human disorder that particularly affects elders. Although many signaling pathways involved in the development of hypertension have been reported over the past decades, which has led to the implementation of a wide variety of anti-hypertensive therapies, one half of all hypertensive patients still do not have their blood pressure controlled. The frontier in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying hypertension has now advanced to the level of epigenomics...
April 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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