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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233806/mobile-health-technology-mdiab-for-the-prevention-of-type-2-diabetes-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#1
Shruti Muralidharan, Viswanathan Mohan, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Sidhant Jena, Nikhil Tandon, Steven Allender, Harish Ranjani
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing in epidemic proportions in low- and middle-income countries. There is an urgent need for novel methods to tackle the increasing incidence of diabetes. The ubiquity of mobile phone use and access to Internet makes mobile health (mHealth) technology a viable tool to prevent and manage diabetes. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this randomized controlled trial is to implement and evaluate the feasibility, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability of a reality television-based lifestyle intervention program...
December 12, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231845/maillard-proteomics-opening-new-pages
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REVIEW
Alena Soboleva, Rico Schmidt, Maria Vikhnina, Tatiana Grishina, Andrej Frolov
Protein glycation is a ubiquitous non-enzymatic post-translational modification, formed by reaction of protein amino and guanidino groups with carbonyl compounds, presumably reducing sugars and α-dicarbonyls. Resulting advanced glycation end products (AGEs) represent a highly heterogeneous group of compounds, deleterious in mammals due to their pro-inflammatory effect, and impact in pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus, Alzheimer's disease and ageing. The body of information on the mechanisms and pathways of AGE formation, acquired during the last decades, clearly indicates a certain site-specificity of glycation...
December 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231795/quantification-of-parenchymal-calcifications-in-chronic-pancreatitis-relation-to-atrophy-ductal-changes-fibrosis-and-clinical-parameters
#3
Pernille Lykke Andersen, Adnan Madzak, Søren Schou Olesen, Asbjørn Mohr Drewes, Jens Brøndum Frøkjaer
OBJECTIVES: Parenchymal calcifications are considered a hallmark finding of chronic pancreatitis (CP), but little is known about its relation to the clinical presentation and other morphological features such as atrophy, fibrosis and ductal changes. The aim was to quantify the number and maximal size of parenchymal calcifications assessed on computed tomography (CT) and to explore the association with other CT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based pancreatic features and clinical parameters...
December 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230714/obesity-phenotypes-depot-differences-in-adipose-tissue-and-their-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Valeria Guglielmi, Paolo Sbraccia
Obesity, defined as excess fat mass, increases risks for multiple chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and several types of cancer. Beyond adiposity per se, the pattern of fat distribution, android or truncal as compared to gynoid or peripheral, has a profound influence on systemic metabolism and hence risk for obesity complications. Not only factors as genetics, environment, gender, and age account for the apparent compartmentalization of white adipose tissue (WAT) in the body...
December 11, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229897/integrative-analysis-to-identify-common-genetic-markers-of-metabolic-syndrome-dementia-and-diabetes
#5
Weihong Zhang, Linlin Xin, Ying Lu
BACKGROUND Emerging data have established links between systemic metabolic dysfunction, such as diabetes and metabolic syndrome (MetS), with neurocognitive impairment, including dementia. The common gene signature and the associated signaling pathways of MetS, diabetes, and dementia have not been widely studied. MATERIAL AND METHODS We exploited the translational bioinformatics approach to choose the common gene signatures for both dementia and MetS. For this we employed "DisGeNET discovery platform". RESULTS Gene mining analysis revealed that a total of 173 genes (86 genes common to all three diseases) which comprised a proportion of 43% of the total genes associated with dementia...
December 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229776/positive-charge-in-the-n-region-of-the-signal-peptide-contributes-to-efficient-post-translational-translocation-of-small-secretory-preproteins
#6
Huan Guo, Jinhong Sun, Xin Li, Yi Xiong, Heting Wang, Hua Shu, Ruimin Zhu, Qi Liu, Yumeng Huang, Rachel Madley, Yulun Wang, Jingqiu Cui, Peter Arvan, Ming Liu
Increasing evidence indicates that many small secretory preproteins can undergo post-translational translocation across the membrane of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Although the cellular machinery involved in post-translational translocation of small secretory preproteins has begun to be elucidated, the intrinsic signals contained within these small secretory preproteins that contribute to their efficient post-translational translocation remain unknown. Here, we analyzed the eukaryotic secretory proteome and discovered that it contains an increased percentage of small secretory preproteins with a positive charge in the n-region of the signal peptide (SP)...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228975/prediabetes-and-cardiovascular-complications-study-paccs-international-collaboration-4%C3%A2-years-summary-and-future-direction
#7
E U Nwose, R S Richards, P T Bwititi, E O Igumbor, E J Oshionwu, K Okolie, I C Onyia, A Pokhrel, P Gyawali, J N Okuzor, V M Oguoma, F W Gardiner, L Wang
OBJECTIVE: The prediabetes and cardiovascular complications studies proposes to develop a screening protocol for diabetes cardiovascular risk, and strategies for holistic management amongst others. Over 500 participants were recruited in the first 2 years of rural community research screening. Specific for this report, various published findings were reviewed. The objective is to summarize research outcomes and itemize limitations as they constitute basis of future directions. RESULTS: Affordability and availability are major confounding behavioural change wheel factors in the rural community...
December 11, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228169/endothelial-permeability-ldl-deposition-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-a-review
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Santa Mundi, Marika Massaro, Egeria Scoditti, Maria Annunziata Carluccio, Victor W M van Hinsbergh, M Luisa Iruela-Arispe, Raffaele De Caterina
Early atherosclerosis features functional and structural changes in the endothelial barrier function that affect the traffic of molecules and solutes between the vessel lumen and the vascular wall. Such changes are mechanistically related to the development of atherosclerosis.Proatherogenic stimuli and cardiovascular risk factors, such as dyslipidemias, diabetes, obesity, and smoking, all increase endothelial permeability sharing a common signalling denominator: an imbalance in the production/disposal of reactive oxygen species (ROS), broadly termed oxidative stress...
December 8, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226477/cell-therapy-for-critical-limb-ischemia-an-integrated-review-of-pre-clinical-and-clinical-studies
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REVIEW
Mohammad Qadura, Daniella C Terenzi, Subodh Verma, Mohammed Al-Omran, David A Hess
Critical limb ischemia (CLI), the most severe form of peripheral artery disease, is characterized by pain at rest and non-healing ulcers in the lower extremities. For patients with CLI, where the extent of atherosclerotic artery occlusion is too severe for surgical bypass or percutaneous interventions, limb amputation remains the only treatment option. Thus, cell-based therapy to restore perfusion and promote wound healing in patients with CLI is under intense investigation. Despite promising preclinical studies in animal models, transplantation of bone marrow (BM) derived cell populations in patients with CLI has shown limited benefit preventing limb amputation...
December 11, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225891/evaluation-of-a-type-2-diabetes-prevention-program-using-a-commercial-weight-management-provider-for-non-diabetic-hyperglycemic-patients-referred-by-primary-care-in-the-uk
#10
Carolyn Piper, Agnes Marossy, Zoe Griffiths, Amanda Adegboye
Objectives: To determine if a diabetes prevention program (DPP) delivered by a commercial weight management provider using a UK primary care referral pathway could reduce the progression to type 2 diabetes (T2D) in those diagnosed with non-diabetic hyperglycemia (NDH-being at high risk of developing T2D). Research design: This is a quasi-experimental translational research study. Methods: 14 primary care practices identified, recruited and referred patients with NDH (fasting plasma glucose ≥5...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225703/facilitators-and-barriers-to-healthy-eating-in-a-worksite-cafeteria-a-qualitative-study-from-nepal
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Archana Shrestha, Prajjwal Pyakurel, Abha Shrestha, Rabin Gautam, Nisha Manandhar, Elizabeth Rhodes, Dipesh Tamrakar, Biraj Man Karmacharya, Vasanti Malik, Josiemer Mattei, Donna Spiegelman
Objective: Worksite interventions can serve as a potential platform for translating existing knowledge of diabetes prevention and facilitate healthy food choices. The study explored perceptions about healthy eating as well as potential facilitators and barriers to healthy eating among employees in a wire manufacturing factory in Nepal. Methods and materials: We conducted a cross-sectional exploratory qualitative study in a wire manufacturing industry in eastern Nepal...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224111/prenatal-testosterone-programming-of-insulin-resistance-in-the%C3%A2-female-sheep
#12
Muraly Puttabyatappa, Vasantha Padmanabhan
Insulin resistance, a common feature of metabolic disorders such as obesity, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, metabolic syndrome, and polycystic ovary syndrome, is a risk factor for development of diabetes. Because sex hormones orchestrate the establishment of sex-specific behavioral, reproductive, and metabolic differences, a role for them in the developmental origin of insulin resistance is also to be expected. Female sheep exposed to male levels of testosterone during fetal life serve as an excellent translational model for delineating programming of insulin resistance...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221962/drug-delivery-and-tissue-engineering-to-promote-wound-healing-in-the-immunocompromised-host-current-challenges-and-future-directions
#13
Alexander M Tatara, Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis, Antonios G Mikos
As regenerative medicine matures as a field, more promising technologies are being translated from the benchtop to the clinic. However, many of these strategies are designed with otherwise healthy hosts in mind and validated in animal models without other co-morbidities. In reality, many of the patient populations benefiting from drug delivery and tissue engineering-based devices to enhance wound healing also have significant underlying immunodeficiency. Specifically, patients suffering from diabetes, malignancy, human immunodeficiency virus, post organ transplantation, and other compromised states have significant pleotropic immune defects that affect wound healing...
December 5, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221516/transculturalizing-diabetes-prevention-in-latin-america
#14
REVIEW
Ramfis Nieto-Martínez, Juan P González-Rivas, Pablo Aschner, Noël C Barengo, Jeffrey I Mechanick
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) imposes a heavy burden in developing countries, requiring effective primary prevention policies. Randomized clinical trials have identified successful strategies in T2D prevention. However, translating these results to real-life scenarios and adapting to ethnocultural differences is a major challenge. Transculturalization allows incorporating cultural factors to diabetes prevention strategies to optimize implementation of clinical trials results. The purpose of this paper is to review the transcultural adaptations developed for T2D prevention in Latin America (LA)...
May 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220331/regenerative-potential-of-secretome-from-dental-stem-cells-a-systematic-review-of-preclinical-studies
#15
Suleiman Alhaji Muhammad, Norshariza Nordin, Sharida Fakurazi
Injury to tissues is a major clinical challenge due to the limited regenerative capacity of endogenous cells. Stem cell therapy is evolving rapidly as an alternative for tissue regeneration. However, increasing evidence suggests that the regenerative ability of stem cells is mainly mediated by paracrine actions of secretome that are generally secreted by the cells. We aimed to systematically evaluate the efficacy of dental stem cell (DSC)-conditioned medium in in vivo animal models of various tissue defects...
December 8, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216341/use-and-importance-of-nonhuman-primates-in-metabolic-disease-research-current-state-of-the-field
#16
Peter J Havel, Paul Kievit, Anthony G Comuzzie, Andrew A Bremer
Obesity and its multiple metabolic sequelae, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and fatty liver disease, are becoming increasingly widespread in both the developed and developing world. There is an urgent need to identify new approaches for the prevention and treatment of these costly and prevalent metabolic conditions. Accomplishing this will require the use of appropriate animal models for preclinical and translational investigations in metabolic disease research. Although studies in rodent models are often useful for target/pathway identification and testing hypotheses, there are important differences in metabolic physiology between rodents and primates, and experimental findings in rodent models have often failed to be successfully translated into new, clinically useful therapeutic modalities in humans...
December 5, 2017: ILAR Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211738/metformin-inhibits-the-development-and-promotes-the-resensitization-of-treatment-resistant-breast-cancer
#17
Gerald Davies, Liubov Lobanova, Wojciech Dawicki, Gary Groot, John R Gordon, Matthew Bowen, Troy Harkness, Terra Arnason
Multiple drug resistant (MDR) malignancy remains a predictable and often terminal event in cancer therapy, and affects individuals with many cancer types, regardless of the stage at which they were originally diagnosed or the interval from last treatment. Protein biomarkers of MDR are not globally used for clinical decision-making, but include the overexpression of drug-efflux pumps (ABC transporter family) such as MDR-1 and BCRP, as well as HIF1α, a stress responsive transcription factor found elevated within many MDR tumors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209441/pcsk9-signaling-pathways-and-their-potential-importance-in-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Michał Wiciński, Jarosław Żak, Bartosz Malinowski, Gabriela Popek, Grzegorz Grześk
In the following review, authors described the structure and biochemical pathways of PCSK9, its involvement in LDL metabolism, as well as significances of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 targeted treatment. PCSK9 is a proprotein convertase, which plays a crucial role in LDL receptor metabolism. Transcription and translation of PCSK9 is controlled by different nuclear factors, such as, SREBP and HNF1α. This review focuses on interactions between PCSK9 and LDL receptor, VLDLR, ApoER2, CD36, CD81, and others...
December 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209438/incorporation-of-suboptimal-health-status-as-a-potential-risk-assessment-for-type-ii-diabetes-mellitus-a-case-control-study-in-a-ghanaian-population
#19
Eric Adua, Peter Roberts, Wei Wang
Due to a paradigm shift in lifestyles, there is growing concern that type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) will reach epidemic proportions in Ghana. However, specific characteristics of the disease are under explored in this region. More challenging are those yet to be diagnosed or who complain of poor health in the absence of a diagnosed disease-suboptimal health status (SHS). We conducted a study to examine various factors that characterise SHS and T2DM. Using a cross-sectional design, we recruited 264 people as controls and 241 T2DM patients from January to June 2016...
December 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209216/effects-of-intensive-control-of-glycemia-on-clinical-kidney-outcomes-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-compared-with-standard-control-a-meta-analysis
#20
Francisco Herrera-Gómez, María Asensio-González, Anunciación González-López, F Javier Álvarez
Background: Association between poor control of glycemia and the onset of microvascular complications in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients is a hard issue. However, it seems that the impact of pharmacological treatment is important only in early stages of diabetic nephropathy. We sought to examine whether intensive glycemic control is associated with improvement of clinical Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) outcomes compared to standard glycemic control. Methods: Meta-analysis of published and unpublished randomized controlled trials (RCT) and post-hoc analysis of RCTs comparing anti-diabetic drugs and/or insulin (intensive control) vs...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
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