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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403850/rationale-and-design-of-a-multicenter-placebo-controlled-double-blind-randomized-trial-to-evaluate-the-effect-of-empagliflozin-on-endothelial-function-the-emblem-trial
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Atsushi Tanaka, Michio Shimabukuro, Yosuke Okada, Isao Taguchi, Minako Yamaoka-Tojo, Hirofumi Tomiyama, Hiroki Teragawa, Seigo Sugiyama, Hisako Yoshida, Yasunori Sato, Atsushi Kawaguchi, Yumi Ikehara, Noritaka Machii, Tatsuya Maruhashi, Kosuke R Shima, Toshinari Takamura, Yasushi Matsuzawa, Kazuo Kimura, Masashi Sakuma, Jun-Ichi Oyama, Teruo Inoue, Yukihito Higashi, Shinichiro Ueda, Koichi Node
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is characterized by systemic metabolic abnormalities and the development of micro- and macrovascular complications, resulting in a shortened life expectancy. A recent cardiovascular (CV) safety trial, the EMPA-REG OUTCOME trial, showed that empagliflozin, a sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, markedly reduced CV death and all-cause mortality and hospitalization for heart failure in patients with T2DM and established CV disease (CVD)...
April 12, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399420/dietary-rose-hip-exerts-antiatherosclerotic-effects-and-increases-nitric-oxide-mediated-dilation-in-apoe-null-mice
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Michele Cavalera, Ulrika Axling, Catarina Rippe, Karl Swärd, Cecilia Holm
Atherosclerosis is a disease in which atheromatous plaques develop inside arteries, leading to reduced or obstructed blood flow that in turn may cause stroke and heart attack. Rose hip is the fruit of plants of the genus Rosa, belonging to the Rosaceae family, and it is rich in antioxidants with high amounts of ascorbic acid and phenolic compounds. Several studies have shown that fruits, seeds and roots of these plants exert antidiabetic, antiobesity and cholesterol-lowering effects in rodents as well as humans...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398662/rhesus-ce-expression-on-patient-red-blood-cells-is-an-independent-prognostic-factor-for-adenocarcinoma-of-the-lung
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A B Schulze, L H Schmidt, L Baie, B Heitkötter, A Kümmel, M Mohr, R Buhl, H Hillmann, G Geißler, R Kelsch, D Görlich, W E Berdel, W Hartmann, R Wiewrodt
OBJECTIVES: The influence of blood group antigens on cancerogenesis is shown for distinct tumor types, yet the impact of Rhesus blood group antigens in lung cancer is not clarified. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To investigate the impact of Rhesus blood groups a non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) collective (n=1,047) was analyzed retrospectively. Using a second cohort of n=340 primarily operated stage I-III NSCLC patients, we evaluated immunohistochemistry of CD47-antibody stained tissue samples in correlation to histopathologic subtype and Rhesus blood group...
April 11, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380135/mcp-1-levels-are-associated-with-cardiac-remodeling-but-not-with-resistant-hypertension
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Alessandra Mileni Versuti Ritter, Ana Paula Cabral de Faria, Andrea Sabbatini, Nathalia Batista Corrêa, Veridiana Brunelli, Rodrigo Modolo, Heitor Moreno
Background: Hypertension is a chronic, low-grade inflammation process associated with the release of cytokines and development of target organ damage. Deregulated monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) levels have been associated with high blood pressure and cardiovascular complications; however, the mechanisms involved are complex and not fully understood. Objective: This study aimed to compare the levels of MCP-1 in patients with resistant (RH) versus mild-to-moderate (HTN) hypertension and their association with the presence or absence of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in all hypertensive subjects...
March 30, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345758/biodegradable-gelatin-beta-tricalcium-phosphate-sponges-incorporating-recombinant-human-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-for-treatment-of-recession-type-defects-a-split-mouth-study-in-dogs
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A Shujaa Addin, T Akizuki, S Hoshi, T Matsuura, T Ikawa, S Fukuba, M Matsui, Y Tabata, Y Izumi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Tissue engineering by using recombinant human (rh) growth factor technology may offer a promising therapeutic approach for treatment of gingival recession. Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) has shown the ability to promote periodontal regeneration. Gelatin/beta-tricalcium phosphate (gelatin/β-TCP) sponges have been developed to control the release of growth factors. The present study evaluated the periodontal regenerative efficacy of rhFGF-2 by comparing gelatin/β-TCP sponges incorporated with rhFGF-2 to the scaffolds alone in artificially created recession-type defects in dogs...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338218/evaluation-of-targeted-exome-sequencing-for-28-protein-based-blood-group-systems-including-the-homologous-gene-systems-for-blood-group-genotyping
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Elizna M Schoeman, Genghis H Lopez, Eunike C McGowan, Glenda M Millard, Helen O'Brien, Eileen V Roulis, Yew-Wah Liew, Jacqueline R Martin, Kelli A McGrath, Tanya Powley, Robert L Flower, Catherine A Hyland
BACKGROUND: Blood group single nucleotide polymorphism genotyping probes for a limited range of polymorphisms. This study investigated whether massively parallel sequencing (also known as next-generation sequencing), with a targeted exome strategy, provides an extended blood group genotype and the extent to which massively parallel sequencing correctly genotypes in homologous gene systems, such as RH and MNS. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Donor samples (n = 28) that were extensively phenotyped and genotyped using single nucleotide polymorphism typing, were analyzed using the TruSight One Sequencing Panel and MiSeq platform...
March 24, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334348/evaluation-of-the-potential-for-secondary-kill-for-ingested-insecticides-in-the-common-bed-bug-hemiptera-cimicidae
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Yvonne K Matos, Angela Sierras, Coby Schal
Baits are a preferred method of urban pest management. Baits enable more targeted insecticide applications with a fraction of the active ingredient used in residual sprays. Bait translocation by foragers, and consequent secondary kill of nonforagers, enhances bait effectiveness in social insects, and in other group-living species like German cockroaches (Blattella germanica L.). We investigated the potential for secondary kill in bed bugs (Cimex lectularius L.), another gregarious species, using a liquid bait...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321880/group-o-rbcs-where-is-universal-donor-blood-being-used
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R L Barty, M Pai, Y Liu, D M Arnold, R J Cook, M P Zeller, N M Heddle
BACKGROUND: There have been recurrent shortages of group O blood due to insufficient inventory and use of group O blood in ABO non-identical recipients. We performed a 12-year retrospective study to determine utilization of group O Rh-positive and Rh-negative red blood cells (RBCs) by recipient ABO group. Reasons for transfusing group O blood to ABO non-identical recipients were also assessed. METHODS: Utilization data from all group O Rh-positive and Rh-negative RBCs transfused at three academic hospitals between April 2002 and March 2014 were included...
March 20, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321294/renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-altered-in-resistant-hypertension-in-sub-saharan-african-diabetes-patients-without-evidence-of-primary-hyperaldosteronism
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Bertille Elodie Edinga-Melenge, Vicky J Ama Moor, Jobert Richie N Nansseu, Romance Nguetse Djoumessi, Michel K Mengnjo, Jean-Claude Katte, Jean Jacques N Noubiap, Eugene Sobngwi
BACKGROUND: The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system may be altered in patients with resistant hypertension. This study aimed to evaluate the relation between renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system activity and resistant hypertension in Cameroonian diabetes patients with resistant hypertension. METHODS: We carried out a case-control study including 19 diabetes patients with resistant hypertension and 19 diabetes patients with controlled hypertension matched to cases according to age, sex and duration of hypertension since diagnosis...
January 2017: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316444/anti-g-with-concomitant-anti-c-and-anti-d-a-case-report-in-a-pregnant-woman
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Rabeya Yousuf, Ahmad Nasirudin Mustafa, Siew-Ling Ho, Yee-Loong Tang, Chooi-Fun Leong
The G antigen of Rh blood group system is present in almost all D-positive or C-positive red cells but absent from red cells lacking D and C antigens. The differentiation of anti-D and anti-C from anti-G is not necessary for routine transfusion; however, during pregnancy, it is important because anti-G can masquerade as anti-D and anti-C with initial antibody testing. The false presence of anti-D will exclude the patient from receiving anti-D immunoglobulin (RhIG) when the patient actually is a candidate for RhIG prophylaxis...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302522/is-there-a-relationship-between-genetic-factors-and-the-incidence-and-severity-of-h1n1-in-kosova-a-preliminary-investigation-and-pointers-for-further-research
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Shemsedin Dreshaj, Avdulla J Alija, Patricia Schlagenhauf, Teuta Doda, Njomeza Geca, Ismet Bajraktari, Nikolaus Bresgen, Peter M Eckl
BACKGROUND: Host genetic factors may impact susceptibility to infection. A small number of studies have investigated the association between factors such as ABO blood groups and selected phenotypes on the incidence and severity of H1N1 infections with inconclusive results. METHODS: Using data from the Clinic of Infectious Diseases - University Clinical Centre Prishtina and based on the examination of 125 patients hospitalized with H1N1 in the period 2009-2014, the frequency of blood groups from ABO and Rhesus (Rh) systems as phenotypical markers were evaluated...
March 14, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301670/mns-duffy-and-kell-blood-groups-among-the-uygur-population-of-xinjiang-china
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G Y Lin, X L Du, J J Shan, Y N Zhang, Y Q Zhang, Q H Wang
Human blood groups are a significant resource for patients, leading to a fierce international competition in the screening of rare blood groups. Some rare blood group screening programs have been implemented in western countries and Japan, but not particularly in China. Recently, the genetic background of ABO and Rh blood groups for different ethnic groups or regions in China has been focused on increasingly. However, rare blood groups such as MN, Duffy, Kidd, MNS, and Diego are largely unexplored. No systematic reports exist concerning the polymorphisms and allele frequencies of rare blood groups in China's ethnic minorities such as Uygur and Kazak populations of Xinjiang, unlike those on the Han population...
March 15, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293401/alloimmunization-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-and-thalassemia-experience-of-a-single-centre-in-oman
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Salam Alkindi, Saba AlMahrooqi, Sumaiya AlHinai, Ali AlMarhoobi, Saif Al-Hosni, Shahina Daar, Naglaa Fawaz, Anil Pathare
BACKGROUND: Blood transfusion is an integral part of the supportive care for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) and thalassaemia. The hazard of red cell alloimmunization, however, is one of the main complications of this therapy. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of red cell alloimmunization in Omani patients with sickle cell anaemia and thalassemia. METHODS: This study included 262 patients whose historical transfusion records were available...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250675/determination-of-the-frequency-of-the-most-immunogenic-rhesus-antigens-among-saudi-donors-in-king-abdulaziz-medical-city-riyadh
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Mohieldin Elsayid, Faris Saeed Al Qahtani, Abdulaziz Mohammed Al Qarni, Faisal Almajed, Faisal Al Saqri, Shoeb Qureshi
BACKGROUND: The Rhesus (Rh) blood group system is one of the most polymorphic and immunogenic systems known in humans, because of its immunogenicity along with ABO grouping, RhD antigen testing was made mandatory before issuing a compatible blood. At present, there are five major antigens, i.e., D, C, E, c, and e in Rh blood group system. AIMS: The aim of this study is to provide essential data about the distribution of the major Rh antigens and the most common phenotype among the Saudi population...
January 2017: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243226/toxoplasma-gondii-elongation-factor-1-alpha-tgef-1%C3%AE-is-a-novel-vaccine-candidate-antigen-against-toxoplasmosis
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Shuai Wang, Zhenchao Zhang, Yujian Wang, Javaid A Gadahi, Lixin Xu, Ruofeng Yan, Xiaokai Song, Xiangrui Li
Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is an obligate intracellular parasite which can infect almost all warm-blood animals, leading to toxoplasmosis. Screening and discovery of an effective vaccine candidate or new drug target is crucial for the control of this disease. In this study, the recombinant T. gondii elongation factor 1-alpha (rTgEF-1α) was successfully expressed in in Escherichia coli. Passive immunization of mice with anti-rTgEF-1α polyclonal antibody following challenge with a lethal dose of tachyzoites significantly increased the survival time compared with PBS control group...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225475/stretching-exercises-improve-vascular-endothelial-dysfunction-through-attenuation-of-oxidative-stress-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients-with-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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Michitaka Kato, Takashi Masuda, Michio Ogano, Kazuki Hotta, Hisato Takagi, Shinya Tanaka, Yumi Kamada, Ayako Akiyama, Daisuke Kamekawa, Ryosuke Shimizu, Minoru Tabata, Jun Tanabe, Takuya Umemoto
PURPOSE: Endurance training improves oxidative stress and vascular endothelial dysfunction in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). However, patients with CHF and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) often avoid endurance training for fear of ICD shock. Recent studies have reported that stretching exercises enhance antioxidant activity and improve vascular responses. Therefore, we aimed to assess the effects of 4 weeks of stretching exercises on oxidative stress and vascular endothelial function in patients with CHF with an ICD or CRT-D...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217596/distribution-of-abo-and-rh-types-in-voluntary-blood-donors-in-jharkhand-area-as-a-study-conducted-by-rims-ranchi
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Anu Singh, Ramesh Kumar Srivastava, Kabita S Deogharia, Kranti Kumar Singh
BACKGROUND: This study was done to know the distribution and frequencies of blood groups among blood donors attending voluntary blood donation camps organized by the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Ranchi, Jharkhand so that demand and supply ratio of the four blood groups can be maintained so that no patient dies due to lack of a particular blood group. CONTEXT: Up till now about 400 red cells antigen have been identified. The majority follow Mendelian inheritance...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211529/association-between-abo-blood-group-and-risk-of-congenital-heart-disease-a-6-year-large-cohort-study
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Bailing Zu, Guoling You, Qihua Fu, Jing Wang
ABO blood group, except its direct clinical implications for transfusion and organ transplantation, is generally accepted as an effect factor for coronary heart disease, but the associations between ABO blood group and congenital heart disease (CHD) are not coherent by previous reports. In this study, we evaluated the the potential relationship between ABO blood group and CHD risk. In 39,042 consecutive inpatients (19,795 CHD VS 19,247 controls), we used multivariable logistic regression to evaluate the roles of ABO blood group, gender, and RH for CHD...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190797/endothelial-function-in-children-and-adolescents-is-mainly-influenced-by-age-sex-and-physical-activity%C3%A3-an-analysis-of-reactive-hyperemic-peripheral-artery-tonometry
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Ulrike M Mueller, Claudia Walther, Jennifer Adam, Kati Fikenzer, Sandra Erbs, Meinhard Mende, Volker Adams, Axel Linke, Gerhard Schuler
BACKGROUND: As adolescents rarely experience cardiovascular events, surrogate markers of atherosclerosis are useful to justify and monitor effects of primary prevention and therapy of risk factors. Endothelial function assessed by reactive hyperemic peripheral arterial tonometry (RH-PAT) resulting in a reactive hyperemic index (RHI) is a noninvasive method with limited data for use in children and adolescents.Methods and Results:We performed a total of 931 RHI measurements in 445 high-school students, aged 10-17 years, over a time period of 5 years...
February 11, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160241/retinal-haemorrhages-in-a-university-hospital-not-always-abusive-head-injury
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M Mattheij, C Venstermans, I de Veuster, I Vanderstraete, T Menovsky, P Jorens, B Ceulemans
Retinal haemorrhages (RH) and subdural haematomas (SDH) are frequently seen in abusive head trauma (AHT). The aim of our study is to show that they are suggestive, but not pathognomonic for AHT. We performed an observational retrospective study on children, aged 1-18 months old, admitted to the Antwerp University Hospital with RH. History, physical examination, medical course, coagulation and metabolic tests, skeletal survey, head circumference, retinal findings, cerebral imaging, and evaluation reports by social services or civil/criminal courts were collected...
February 3, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
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