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Cystic fibrosis diabetes

Kayani Kayani, Raihan Mohammed, Hasan Mohiaddin
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common autosomal recessive disorder in Caucasian populations. Individuals with CF have seen significant increases in life expectancy in the last 60 years. As a result, previously rare complications are now coming to light. The most common of these is cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD), which affects 40-50% of CF adults. CFRD significantly impacts the pulmonary function and longevity of CF patients, yet a lack of consensus on the best methods to diagnose and treat CFRD remains...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Yang Fei, Liqin Sun, Chungang Yuan, Min Jiang, Qinhua Lou, Yan Xu
Diabetic cardiovascular diseases are characterized by progressive hyperglycemia, which results in excessive production of oxidative stress and pro-inflammatory cytokines. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is characterized by chronic inflammation due to mutations in CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). However, little information is available about the role of CFTR in hyperglycemia‑induced endothelial cell oxidative stress and inflammation. In the present study, a high glucose‑treatment was applied in human umbilical vein endothelial cells with CFTR overexpression or inhibition, and the oxidative and inflammatory characteristics were measured...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Barbara Giordani, Annalisa Amato, Fabio Majo, Gianluca Ferrari, Serena Quattrucci, Laura Minicucci, Rita Padoan, Giovanna Floridia, Gianna Puppo Fornaro, Domenica Taruscio, Marco Salvatore
INTRODUCTION: The Italian Cystic Fibrosis Registry (ICFR) is based on a new agreement about the data flow towards the Registry signed on October, 4th 2016 by the Centre for Rare Diseases of the Italian National Institute of Health (NIH), the clinicians of the Italian National Referral and Support Centres for Cystic Fibrosis, the Paediatric Hospital "Bambino Gesù" (Rome), the Italian Cystic Fibrosis Society, and the Italian League for Cystic Fibrosis. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present Report is to improve the knowledge on cystic fibrosis (CF) through the epidemiological description of Italian patients...
January 2018: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
Maxim Ivanov, Alina Matsvay, Olga Glazova, Stanislav Krasovskiy, Mariya Usacheva, Elena Amelina, Aleksandr Chernyak, Mikhail Ivanov, Sergey Musienko, Timofey Prodanov, Sergey Kovalenko, Ancha Baranova, Kamil Khafizov
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common life-threatening genetic disorders. Around 2000 variants in the CFTR gene have been identified, with some proportion known to be pathogenic and 300 disease-causing mutations have been characterized in detail by CFTR2 database, which complicates its analysis with conventional methods. METHODS: We conducted next-generation sequencing (NGS) in a cohort of 89 adult patients negative for p.Phe508del homozygosity...
February 13, 2018: BMC Medical Genomics
Anna Pękala-Wojciechowska, Michał Poznański, Kamil Szyszow, Adam Antczak
INTRODUCTION: Type 1 diabetes is an insulin deficiency-based chronic disease. It leads to the development of hyperglycaemia, which plays a key role in the initiation and progression of tissue damage in patients with diabetes. This mostly results from oxidative stress, whose increased severity is observed in this group of patients. Increased levels of 8-isoprostanes are seen in many inflammatory diseases, including asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis. These diseases demonstrated the usefulness of the exhaled breath condensate (EBC) for extracting material for markers of oxidative stress, including 8-isoprostanes...
2018: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
Jenny H Conviser, Sheehan D Fisher, Susanna A McColley
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric chronic illnesses (CI) can affect a child's mental health. Chronic illnesses with treatment regimens that specify a therapeutic diet may place the child at increased risk for disordered eating and specific eating disorders (ED). The aim of this review is to examine the relation between diet-treated CI and disordered eating and to determine the order of onset to infer directionality. Diet-treated CI is hypothesized to precede and to be associated with disordered eating...
February 22, 2018: International Journal of Eating Disorders
Rebecca L Hull, Ronald L Gibson, Sharon McNamara, Gail H Deutsch, Corinne L Fligner, Charles W Frevert, Bonnie W Ramsey, Srinath Sanda
OBJECTIVE: Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD) is a common complication of cystic fibrosis (CF), increasing patient morbidity and mortality. Poor understanding of CFRD pathogenesis limits the development of targeted therapies to treat and/or prevent the disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate islet pathology, specifically, inflammation, amyloid deposition, and endocrine cell composition in subjects with CF with diabetes and with CF without diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of archived pancreas tissue collected at autopsy was conducted using pancreas tissue from subjects with CF and diabetes (CFRD) ( n = 18) and CF without diabetes (CF-no DM) ( n = 17)...
February 1, 2018: Diabetes Care
Carolin Perleberg, Alexander Kind, Angelika Schnieke
Genetically modified animals are vital for gaining a proper understanding of disease mechanisms. Mice have long been the mainstay of basic research into a wide variety of diseases but are not always the most suitable means of translating basic knowledge into clinical application. The shortcomings of rodent preclinical studies are widely recognised, and regulatory agencies around the world now require preclinical trial data from nonrodent species. Pigs are well suited to biomedical research, sharing many similarities with humans, including body size, anatomical features, physiology and pathophysiology, and they already play an important role in translational studies...
January 22, 2018: Disease Models & Mechanisms
Sara Holton, Aberaami Thananjeyan, Heather Rowe, Maggie Kirkman, Lynne Jordan, Kathleen McNamee, Christine Bayly, John McBain, Vikki Sinnott, Jane Fisher
Introduction Despite the considerable and increasing proportion of women of reproductive age with a chronic non-communicable disease (NCD) and the potential adverse implications of many NCDs for childbearing, little is known about the fertility management experiences of women with an NCD, including their contraceptive use, pregnancy experiences and outcomes, and reproductive health care utilisation. The aim of this study was to investigate the fertility management experiences of women with an NCD and draw comparisons with women without an NCD...
February 6, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Fares Ayoub, Cesar Trillo-Alvarez, Giuseppe Morelli, Jorge Lascano
AIM: To investigate the clinical, biochemical and imaging characteristics of adult cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with hepatic steatosis as compared to normal CF controls. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of adult CF patients in an academic outpatient setting during 2016. Baseline characteristics, genetic mutation analysis as well as laboratory values were collected. Abdominal imaging (ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance) was used to determine presence of hepatic steatosis...
January 27, 2018: World Journal of Hepatology
Pavana G Rotti, Weiliang Xie, Ananta Poudel, Yaling Yi, Xingshen Sun, Scott R Tyler, Aliye Uc, Andrew W Norris, Manami Hara, John F Engelhardt, Katherine N Gibson-Corley
In cystic fibrosis (CF), there is early destruction of the exocrine pancreas, and this results in a unique form of diabetes that affects approximately half of adult CF individuals. An animal model of cystic fibrosis-related diabetes has been developed in the ferret, which progresses through phases of glycemic abnormalities because of islet remodeling during and after exocrine destruction. Herein, we quantified the pancreatic histopathological changes that occur during these phases. There was an increase in percentage ductal, fat, and islet area in CF ferrets over time compared with age-matched wild-type controls...
January 31, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
Rossa Brugha, Marie Wright, Suzie Nolan, Nicola Bridges, Siobhán B Carr
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis related diabetes (CFRD) is associated with increased morbidity in CF. Variability in physiological systems is associated with dysfunctional homeostasis. We examined whether fluctuation in glucose is a marker of CFRD or "pre-diabetes". METHODS: Using a machine learning approach, we compared glucose IQR to current diagnostic criteria in a review of continuous glucose monitoring data. RESULTS: Analysis was performed on 248 studies from 142 children...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
E Molina-Montes, P Gomez-Rubio, M Márquez, M Rava, M Löhr, C W Michalski, X Molero, A Farré, J Perea, W Greenhalf, L Ilzarbe, M O'Rorke, A Tardón, T Gress, V M Barberà, T Crnogorac-Jurcevic, E Domínguez-Muñoz, L Muñoz-Bellvís, J Balsells, E Costello, J Huang, M Iglesias, J Kleeff, Bo Kong, J Mora, L Murray, D O'Driscoll, I Poves, A Scarpa, W Ye, M Hidalgo, L Sharp, A Carrato, F X Real, N Malats
Background: Family history (FH) of pancreatic cancer (PC) has been associated with an increased risk of PC, but little is known regarding the role of inherited/environmental factors or that of FH of other comorbidities in PC risk. We aimed to address these issues using multiple methodological approaches. Methods: Case-control study including 1431 PC cases and 1090 controls and a reconstructed-cohort study (N = 16 747) made up of their first-degree relatives (FDR)...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Epidemiology
Maria Sofia Falzarano, Cristina Flesia, Roberta Cavalli, Caterina Guiot, Alessandra Ferlini
Background Genetic alterations cause hereditary diseases (HDs) with a wide range of incidences. Some, like cystic fibrosi, occur frequently (1/1,000 newborns), whilst others, such as Pompe disease and other metabolic disorders are very rare (1/100,000 newborns). They are well under the threshold of 1/3,000, denoted by the European Community as rare diseases (RDs). Genetic alterations are also associated with multifactorial disorders like diabetes, and underline both somatic and germline mutations in cancer...
January 10, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Kathryn L Kreicher, Michael J Bauschard, Clarice S Clemmens, Concetta Maria Riva, Ted A Meyer
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate hearing impairment in pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of the AudGen database generated by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Audiograms were analyzed for type of hearing loss (HL), pure-tone-average (PTA), laterality, and change in hearing over time. Medical charts were reviewed to identify factors that influence development and progression of hearing loss...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
Jan C Thomassen, Matthias I Mueller, Miguel A Alejandre Alcazar, Ernst Rietschel, Silke van Koningsbruggen-Rietschel
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of Lumacaftor/Ivacaftor on glucose metabolism and insulin secretion in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) (Phe508del/Phe508del). METHODS: A standard oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and an intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT) were performed to investigate glucose metabolism and insulin secretion before and after 6-8weeks of treatment with Lumacaftor/Ivacaftor in 5 Phe508del-homozygous CF patients. The area under the curve (AUC) for glucose and insulin levels was calculated using the trapezoidal approximation...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
Juergen Grulich-Henn, Daniela Klose
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is not a single disease, but several pathophysiological conditions where synthesis, release, and/or action of insulin are disturbed. A progressive autoimmune/autoinflammatory destruction of islet cells is still considered the main pathophysiological event in the development of T1DM, but there is evidence that T1DM itself is a heterogeneous disease. More than 50 gene regions are closely associated with T1DM and a variety of epigenetic factors and metabolic patterns have been characterized, which may play a role in the development of T1DM...
January 2018: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
Marika Bogdani, Scott M Blackman, Cecilia Ridaura, Jean-Pierre Bellocq, Alvin C Powers, Lydia Aguilar-Bryan
Cystic fibrosis (CF)-related diabetes (CFRD) is thought to result from beta-cell injury due in part to pancreas exocrine damage and lipofibrosis. CFRD pancreata exhibit reduced islet density and altered cellular composition. To investigate a possible etiology, we tested the hypothesis that such changes are present in CF pancreata before the development of lipofibrosis. We evaluated pancreas and islet morphology in tissues from very young CF children (<4 years of age), and adult patients with CF and CFRD...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
Patricia Murphy, Md Humayun Kabir, Tarini Srivastava, Michele E Mason, Chitra U Dewi, Seakcheng Lim, Andrian Yang, Djordje Djordjevic, Murray C Killingsworth, Joshua W K Ho, David G Harman, Michael D O'Connor
Cataracts cause vision loss and blindness by impairing the ability of the ocular lens to focus light onto the retina. Various cataract risk factors have been identified, including drug treatments, age, smoking and diabetes. However, the molecular events responsible for these different forms of cataract are ill-defined, and the advent of modern cataract surgery in the 1960s virtually eliminated access to human lenses for research. Here, we demonstrate large-scale production of light-focusing human micro-lenses from spheroidal masses of human lens epithelial cells purified from differentiating pluripotent stem cells...
January 9, 2018: Development
Nabeel Al-Yateem, Rachel Rossiter, Walter Robb, Alaa Ahmad, Mahmoud Saleh Elhalik, Sumaya Albloshi, Shameran Slewa-Younan
BACKGROUND: In the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 35% of the population are aged 0-24 years. A significant proportion of these young people are living with chronic conditions (e.g., asthma, type 1 diabetes, cardiac conditions, and genetically-transmitted conditions such as thalassemia and cystic fibrosis). This group has increased vulnerability to developmental delays and mental health problems, and is increasingly coming to the attention of service providers in mainstream schools, primary healthcare centers, and pediatric hospitals...
December 8, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
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