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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456108/psychometric-evaluation-of-the-short-version-of-the-personal-diabetes-questionnaire-to-assess-dietary-behaviors-and-exercise-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#1
Sylvie A Akohoue, Kenneth A Wallston, David G Schlundt, Russell L Rothman
BACKGROUND: Patients with diabetes and of lower socioeconomic status have difficulty adhering to dietary recommendations. Practical and effective tools assessing self-management behaviors are needed to help evaluate interventions tailored to the needs of individual patients or population groups. This study examined the psychometric properties of a short 11-item version of the Personal Diabetes Questionnaire scale (PDQ-11) using data from the Public-Private Partnership to Improve Diabetes Education trial...
April 6, 2017: Eating Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456018/unique-features-in-the-presentation-of-insulin-epitopes-in-autoimmune-diabetes-an-update
#2
REVIEW
Xiaoxiao Wan, Emil R Unanue
Although an autoimmune disease involves diverse self-antigens, the initiation stage may require recognition of a limited number. This concept is verified in the non-obese diabetic (NOD) mouse model of autoimmune diabetes, in which strong evidence points to insulin as the prime antigen. The NOD mouse bears the I-A(g7) class II-MHC molecules (MHCII) that share common biochemical features and peptidome selection with the human diabetes-susceptible HLA-DQ8. Furthermore, both NOD mice and patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) display an early appearance of insulin autoantibodies (IAAs) and subsequent insulin-reactive T cell infiltration into the islets...
April 26, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455975/suppression-of-microrna-205-5p-in-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-improves-their-therapeutic-potential-in-treating-diabetic-foot-disease
#3
Lingyan Zhu, Gongxian Wang, Shane Fischbach, Xiangwei Xiao
Diabetes is a prevalent disease endangering human health, while diabetic foot disease (DF) is one of the most severe complications of diabetes. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been used in DF treatment, taking advantage of the differentiation potential of MSCs into endothelial cells and their production and secretion of trophic factors like vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Molecular modification of MSCs to improve their therapeutic effects has been recently applied in treating other diseases, but not yet in DF...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455973/markers-of-arterial-health-could-serve-as-accurate-non-invasive-predictors-of-human-biological-and-chronological-age
#4
Alexander Fedintsev, Daria Kashtanova, Olga Tkacheva, Irina Strazhesko, Anna Kudryavtseva, Ancha Baranova, Alexey Moskalev
The decline in functional capacity is unavoidable consequence of the process of aging. While many anti-aging interventions have been proposed, clinical investigations into anti-aging medicine are limited by lack of reliable techniques for evaluating the rate of ageing. Here we present simple, accurate and cost-efficient techniques for estimation of human biological age, Male and Female Arterial Indices. We started with developing a model which accurately predicts chronological age. Using machine learning, we arrived on a set of four predictors, all of which reflect the functioning of the cardiovascular system...
April 28, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455954/galectin-1-expression-imprints-a-neurovascular-phenotype-in-proliferative-retinopathies-and-delineates-responses-to-anti-vegf
#5
Magali E Ridano, Paula V Subirada, María C Paz, Valeria E Lorenc, Juan C Stupirski, Ana L Gramajo, José D Luna, Diego O Croci, Gabriel A Rabinovich, María C Sánchez
Neovascular retinopathies are leading causes of irreversible blindness. Although vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors have been established as the mainstay of current treatment, clinical management of these diseases is still limited. As retinal impairment involves abnormal neovascularization and neuronal degeneration, we evaluated here the involvement of galectin-1 in vascular and non-vascular alterations associated with retinopathies, using the oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) model. Postnatal day 17 OIR mouse retinas showed the highest neovascular profile and exhibited neuro-glial injury as well as retinal functional loss, which persisted until P26 OIR...
April 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455826/subendocardial-viability-ratio-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-comparison-with-healthy-controls-and-identification-of-prognostic-factors
#6
Panagiota Anyfanti, Areti Triantafyllou, Eugenia Gkaliagkousi, Georgios Triantafyllou, Nikolaos Koletsos, Sophia Chatzimichailidou, Panagiotis Panagopoulos, Ioannis Botis, Spyros Aslanidis, Stella Douma
Cardiac involvement is common in rheumatoid arthritis. Subendocardial viability ratio (SEVR) is a non-invasive measure of microvascular coronary perfusion, yet it remains unclear whether it is affected in rheumatoid arthritis patients. We additionally sought predictors of SEVR in rheumatoid arthritis among a wide range of disease-related parameters, cardiac and hemodynamic factors, and markers of atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, and endothelial dysfunction. SEVR was estimated in rheumatoid arthritis patients and healthy controls by applanation tonometry, which was also used to evaluate arterial stiffness (pulse wave velocity and augmentation index)...
April 28, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455824/diallyl-trisulfide-ameliorates-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-reducing-oxidative-stress-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-apoptosis-in-type-1-diabetic-rats-role-of-sirt1-activation
#7
Liming Yu, Shu Li, Xinlong Tang, Zhi Li, Jian Zhang, Xiaodong Xue, Jinsong Han, Yu Liu, Yuji Zhang, Yong Zhang, Yinli Xu, Yang Yang, Huishan Wang
Diallyl trisulfide (DATS) protects against apoptosis during myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (MI/R) injury in diabetic state, although the underlying mechanisms remain poorly defined. Previously, we and others demonstrated that silent information regulator 1 (SIRT1) activation inhibited oxidative stress and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress during MI/R injury. We hypothesize that DATS reduces diabetic MI/R injury by activating SIRT1 signaling. Streptozotocin (STZ)-induced type 1 diabetic rats were subjected to MI/R surgery with or without perioperative administration of DATS (40 mg/kg)...
April 28, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455750/use-of-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitors-and-risk-of-bone-fracture-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-germany-a-retrospective-analysis-of-real-world-data
#8
S Dombrowski, K Kostev, L Jacob
In type 2 diabetes patients treated in German primary care practices, the use of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP4i) in combination with metformin was associated with a significant decrease in the risk of developing bone fractures compared to metformin monotherapy. INTRODUCTION: The goal of this study was to analyze the impact of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP4i) use on the risk of bone fracture in patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in Germany. METHODS: Patients with an initial prescription of metformin between 2008 and 2014 from 1262 German general practitioner practices were selected...
April 29, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455681/multidimensional-improvements-induced-by-an-intensive-obesity-inpatients-rehabilitation-programme
#9
Francesca Giordano, Michela Berteotti, Simona Budui, Nicole Calgaro, Laura Franceschini, Federica Gilli, Marina Masiero, Guido Raschellà, Sabrina Salvetti, Micol Taddei, Federico Schena, Luca Busetto
PURPOSE: To analyse the short-term effectiveness of an intensive multidimensional inpatient programme specifically developed for patients with severe obesity. METHODS: A multidisciplinary team managed a 3-week residential programme characterised by the integration of nutritional and physical rehabilitation with psychological and educational intervention. All patients consecutively admitted in 10 months were analysed at admission and discharge for changes in the following domains: anthropometry (weight, body mass index (BMI), waist and neck circumferences), cardiovascular risk factors (glycaemia, HbA1c, lipid profile, blood pressure), quality of life, eating behaviour, and physical performance (VO2peak by incremental cycle ergometer test, 6-min walking test (6MWT), chair stands test)...
April 28, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455679/weight-loss-and-improvement-in-comorbidity-differences-at-5-10-15-and-over
#10
REVIEW
Donna H Ryan, Sarah Ryan Yockey
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: One begins to see improvement in glycemic measures and triglycerides with small amounts of weight loss, but with greater levels of weight loss there is even greater improvement. In fact, the relationship between weight loss and glycemia is one that is very close. RECENT FINDINGS: This is fortunate for diabetes prevention; it takes only small amounts of weight loss to prevent progression to type 2 diabetes from impaired glucose tolerance, and after the 10 kg of weight loss, one cannot demonstrate much additional improvement in risk reduction...
April 28, 2017: Current Obesity Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455662/close-correlation-between-the-ankle-brachial-index-and-symptoms-of-depression-in-hemodialysis-patients
#11
Ing-Chin Jong, Hung-Bin Tsai, Chien-Hung Lin, Tsung-Liang Ma, How-Ran Guo, Peir-Haur Hung, Kuan-Yu Hung
BACKGROUND: As both of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and depression carried a poor prognosis in patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD), we investigated the correlation between the ankle-brachial index (ABI), an indicator of subclinical PAD, and symptoms of depression in patients on MHD. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-nine patients on MHD (75 males and 54 females, mean age 64.8 ± 12 years) were enrolled in this cross-sectional study, which aimed at evaluating the relationship between symptoms of depression and ABI...
April 28, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455654/metabolically-inactive-insulin-analogue-does-not-prevent-autoimmune-diabetes-in-nod-mice
#12
Juha Grönholm, Philippe P Pagni, Minh N Pham, Claire B Gibson, Paul F Macomber, José Luis Vela, Matthias von Herrath, Michael J Lenardo
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Insulin is widely considered to be a driver antigen in type 1 diabetes in humans and in mouse models of the disease. Therefore, insulin or insulin analogues are candidates for tolerogenic drugs to prevent disease onset in individuals with risk of diabetes. Previous experiments have shown that autoimmune diabetes can be prevented in NOD mice by repeated doses of insulin administered via an oral, nasal or parenteral route, but clinical trials in humans have not succeeded...
April 28, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455632/utility-of-stress-perfusion-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-in-follow-up-of-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-of-the-left-main-coronary-artery
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Samuele Nanni, Luigi Lovato, Gabriele Ghetti, Fabio Vagnarelli, GianGaspare Mineo, Rossella Fattori, Francesco Saia, Antonio Marzocchi, Cinzia Marrozzini, Maurizio Zompatori, Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Franco Semprini, Giovanni Melandri, Elena Biagini, Anna Corsini, Giulia Norscini, Claudio Rapezzi
To assess the accuracy of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) for the diagnosis of angiographic stenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of left main coronary artery (LMCA). Patients undergone in the last year PCI of unprotected LMCA and scheduled for conventional X-ray coronary angiography (CXA) were evaluated with stress perfusion CMR within 2 weeks before CXA. Main contraindications to CMR were exclusion criteria. Stress perfusion CMR was performed to follow a bolus of contrast Gadobutrol after 3 min of adenosine infusion...
April 28, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455594/-polyneuropathy-in-the-elderly
#14
Wolfgang Löscher, Bernhard Iglseder
The peripheral nervous system is subject to changes during the ageing process, e. g. deep tendon reflexes decrease, as does proprioception. Polyneuropathies, on the other hand, need to be distinguished from age-related changes as independent diseases with etiologies similar to those at younger ages. Etiologies includes metabolic disorders, primary inflammatory polyneuropathies, and systemic disorders. Neuropathies associated with diabetes, malignancy, and monoclonal gammopathies appear to be more common in older patients...
April 28, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455534/xanthine-oxidase-inhibition-by-febuxostat-attenuates-stress-induced-hyperuricemia-glucose-dysmetabolism-and-prothrombotic-state-in-mice
#15
Maimaiti Yisireyili, Motoharu Hayashi, Hongxian Wu, Yasuhiro Uchida, Koji Yamamoto, Ryosuke Kikuchi, Mohammad Shoaib Hamrah, Takayuki Nakayama, Xian Wu Cheng, Tadashi Matsushita, Shigeo Nakamura, Toshimitsu Niwa, Toyoaki Murohara, Kyosuke Takeshita
Chronic stress is closely linked to the metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hyperuricemia and thromboembolism, but the mechanisms remain elusive. We reported recently that stress targets visceral adipose tissue (VAT), inducing lipolysis, low-grade inflammation with production of inflammatory adipokines, metabolic derangements such as insulin resistance, and prothrombotic state. In the present study, we hypothesized the involvement of VAT xanthine oxidoreductase (XOR), a source of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and uric acid (UA) in the above processes...
April 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455457/odontogenic-abscess-mimicking-acute-dacryocystitis
#16
Ahmad M Mansour, Wajiha Kheir-Jurdi, Usamah El Hadi, Ghassan Awar
A middle-aged poorly controlled diabetic man developed left-sided orbital and facial swelling several days after extraction of a left upper wisdom tooth. The clinical impression was that of acute dacryocystitis. Opening the skin above the lacrimal sac failed to reveal an inflamed sac establishing the diagnosis of deep facial cellulitis. Complete resolution occurred few weeks after systemic antibiotics and repeated dental drainage of the tooth abscess.
April 28, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455430/endocrine-targets-of-hypoxia-inducible-factors
#17
Hsiu-Chi Lee, S-J Sean Tsai
Endocrine is an important and tightly regulated system for maintaining body homeostasis. Endocrine glands produce hormones, which are released into blood stream to guide the target cells responding to all sorts of stimulations. For maintaining body homeostasis, the secretion and activity of a particular hormone needs to be adjusted in responding to environmental challenges such as changes in nutritional status or chronic stress. Hypoxia, a status caused by reduced oxygen availability or imbalance of oxygen consumption/supply in an organ or within a cell, is a stress that affects many physiological and pathological processes...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455344/temporal-trends-in-incidence-prevalence-and-mortality-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-primary-care
#18
Deirdre A Lane, Flemming Skjøth, Gregory Y H Lip, Torben B Larsen, Dipak Kotecha
BACKGROUND: Incidence and prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) are expected to increase dramatically; however, we currently lack comprehensive data on temporal trends in unselected clinical populations. METHODS AND RESULTS: Analysis of the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) from 1998 to 2010 of patients with incident AF, excluding major valvular disease, linked to hospital admission data and national statistics. Fifty-seven thousand eight hundred eighteen adults were identified with mean age 74...
April 28, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455320/cha2ds2-vasc-score-congestive-heart-failure-hypertension-age-%C3%A2-75-doubled-diabetes-mellitus-prior-stroke-or-transient-ischemic-attack-doubled-vascular-disease-age-65-74-female-for-stroke-in-asian-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-korean-nationwide-sample
#19
Tae-Hoon Kim, Pil-Sung Yang, Jae-Sun Uhm, Jong-Youn Kim, Hui-Nam Pak, Moon-Hyoung Lee, Boyoung Joung, Gregory Y H Lip
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The CHA2DS2-VASc stroke score (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥75 (doubled), diabetes mellitus, prior stroke or transient ischemic attack (doubled), vascular disease, age 65-74, female) is used in most guidelines for risk stratification in atrial fibrillation (AF), but most data for this score have been derived in Western populations. Ethnic differences in stroke risk may be present. Our objective was to investigate risk factors for stroke in AF and application of the CHA2DS2-VASc score in an Asian AF population from Korea...
April 28, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455314/sleep-time-ambulatory-bp-is-an-independent-prognostic-marker-of-ckd
#20
Ramón C Hermida, Diana E Ayala, Artemio Mojón, José R Fernández
The prognostic value of clinic and ambulatory BP in predicting incident CKD and whether CKD risk reduction associates with progressive treatment-induced decrease of clinic, awake, or asleep BP are unknown. We prospectively evaluated 2763 individuals without CKD, 1343 men and 1420 women (mean±SD age: 51.5±14.3 years old), with baseline ambulatory BP ranging from normotension to hypertension. On recruitment and annually thereafter (more frequently if hypertension treatment was adjusted on the basis of ambulatory BP), we simultaneously monitored BP and physical activity (wrist actigraphy) for 48 hours to accurately derive individualized mean awake and asleep BP...
April 28, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
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