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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933664/left-ventricular-rotational-mechanics-in-infants-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-and-preterm-infants-at-36%C3%A2-weeks-postmenstrual-age-a-comparison-with-healthy-term-controls
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Colm R Breatnach, Eva Forman, Adrienne Foran, Cathy Monteith, Lisa McSweeney, Fergal Malone, Naomi McCallion, Orla Franklin, Afif El-Khuffash
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is a paucity of data on left ventricle (LV) rotational physiology in neonates. We aimed to assess rotational mechanics in infants with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and premature infants (<32 weeks) at 36 weeks postmenstrual age (PMA) (preterm group) and compare them with healthy term controls (term controls). We also compared the parameters in preterm infants with and without chronic lung disease (CLD). METHODS: Echocardiography was performed within 48 hours of birth or at 36 weeks PMA...
December 9, 2016: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933445/correlation-of-crevicular-fluid-and-serum-levels-of-retinol-binding-protein-4-and-leptin-in-chronic-periodontitis-and-obesity
#2
Dharmendra Kanoriya, A R Pradeep, A Mallika, Sandeep Singhal, Vibhuti Garg
OBJECTIVE: Retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) and leptin are both adipokines and involved in the pathophysiology of different vascular and inflammatory diseases and selectively elevated in patients with obesity. The aim of the present study was to determine and correlate the levels of RBP4 and leptin in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and serum in patients with chronic periodontitis (CP) and obesity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 70 patients with age group 25 to 45 years were divided into four groups based on gingival index (GI), probing depth (PD), clinical attachment level (CAL), body mass index (BMI) and radiographic evidence of bone loss...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933439/measurement-of-carotid-pulse-wave-velocity-using-ultrafast-ultrasound-imaging-in-hypertensive-patients
#3
Xiaopeng Li, Jue Jiang, Hong Zhang, Hua Wang, Donggang Han, Qi Zhou, Ya Gao, Shanshan Yu, Yanhua Qi
PURPOSE: The study aimed to assess the utility of ultrafast ultrasound imaging for evaluation of carotid pulse wave velocity (PWV) in newly diagnosed hypertension patients. METHODS: This prospective non-randomized study enrolled 90 hypertensive patients in our hospital from September to December 2013 as a hypertension group. An age- and sex-matched cohort of 50 healthy adults in our hospital from September to December 2013 was also included in the study as a control group...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933408/twelve-weeks-progressive-resistance-training-combined-with-protein-supplementation-beyond-habitual-intakes-increases-upper-leg-lean-tissue-mass-muscle-strength-and-extended-gait-speed-in-healthy-older-women
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Peter Francis, William Mc Cormack, Clodagh Toomey, Catherine Norton, Jean Saunders, Emmet Kerin, Mark Lyons, Philip Jakeman
The age-related decline in functional capability is preceded by a reduction in muscle quality. The purpose of this study was to assess the combined effects of progressive resistance training (PRT) and protein supplementation beyond habitual intakes on upper leg lean tissue mass (LTM), muscle quality and functional capability in healthy 50-70 years women. In a single-blinded, randomized, controlled design, 57 healthy older women (age 61.1 ± 5.1 years, 1.61 ± 0.65 m, 65.3 ± 15.3 kg) consumed 0.33 g/kg body mass of a milk-based protein matrix (PRO) for 12 weeks...
December 8, 2016: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933195/cr1-exon-variants-are-associated-with-lowered-cr1-expression-and-increased-susceptibility-to-sle-in-a-plasmodium-falciparum-endemic-population
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Aditya K Panda, Balachandran Ravindran, Bidyut K Das
BACKGROUND: Complement receptor 1 (CR1) plays an important role in immune complex clearance by opsonisation and possibly protects subjects from development of autoantibodies. Lower CR1 expression has been associated with susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In contrast, subjects displaying lower CR1 expression are protected against severe manifestations of falciparum malaria. This study is the first of its kind to investigate the association of CR1 variants with development of SLE in a P...
2016: Lupus Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933185/circulating-serpinb1-levels-and-clinical-features-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Kohzo Takebayashi, Kenji Hara, Tomoko Terasawa, Rika Naruse, Mariko Suetsugu, Takafumi Tsuchiya, Toshihiko Inukai
OBJECTIVE: The main purpose of this study was to investigate the association of serum SerpinB1 levels and various parameters in patients with type 2 diabetes. The effect of canagliflozin (a sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor), which can decrease circulating insulin levels, on serum SerpinB1 levels was also investigated. A recent study suggests that the serum levels of SerpinB1, also known as monocyte neutrophil elastase inhibitor, increase with insulin resistance, may have a protective effect for pancreatic β cells, and may decrease insulin resistance...
2016: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932975/adaptations-of-prefrontal-brain-activity-executive-functions-and-gait-in-healthy-elderly-following-exergame-and-balance-training-a-randomized-controlled-study
#7
Alexandra Schättin, Rendel Arner, Federico Gennaro, Eling D de Bruin
During aging, the prefrontal cortex (PFC) undergoes age-dependent neuronal changes influencing cognitive and motor functions. Motor-learning interventions are hypothesized to ameliorate motor and cognitive deficits in older adults. Especially, video game-based physical exercise might have the potential to train motor in combination with cognitive abilities in older adults. The aim of this study was to compare conventional balance training with video game-based physical exercise, a so-called exergame, on the relative power (RP) of electroencephalographic (EEG) frequencies over the PFC, executive function (EF), and gait performance...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932937/effect-of-electrolyzed-high-ph-alkaline-water-on-blood-viscosity-in-healthy-adults
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Joseph Weidman, Ralph E Holsworth, Bradley Brossman, Daniel J Cho, John St Cyr, Gregory Fridman
BACKGROUND: Previous research has shown fluid replacement beverages ingested after exercise can affect hydration biomarkers. No specific hydration marker is universally accepted as an ideal rehydration parameter following strenuous exercise. Currently, changes in body mass are used as a parameter during post-exercise hydration. Additional parameters are needed to fully appreciate and better understand rehydration following strenuous exercise. This randomized, double-blind, parallel-arm trial assessed the effect of high-pH water on four biomarkers after exercise-induced dehydration...
2016: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932883/functional-cortical-changes-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-at-amplitude-configuration-a-resting-state-fmri-study
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Heng Liu, Hua Chen, Bo Wu, Tijiang Zhang, Jinhui Wang, Kexin Huang, Ganjun Song, Jian Zhan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the amplitude of spontaneous brain activity fluctuations in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) using the amplitude of low-frequency fluctuation (ALFF) method. METHODS: ALFF and SPM8 were utilized to assess alterations in regional spontaneous brain activities in patients with RRMS in comparison with healthy controls (HCs). The beta values of altered brain regions between patients with RRMS and HCs were extracted, and a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was generated to calculate the sensitivities and specificities of these different brain areas for distinguishing patients with RRMS from HCs...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932859/central-corneal-thickness-of-iraqi-population-in-relation-to-age-gender-refractive-errors-and-corneal-curvature-a-hospital-based-cross-sectional-study
#10
Yasir Jawad Kadhim, Qasim K Farhood
BACKGROUND: Central corneal thickness (CCT) is an important indicator of corneal status. Its measurement provides valid information about corneal physiological condition and possible changes associated with diseases, traumas, and hypoxia. It is an integral part for interpretation of intraocular pressure and glaucoma patient management and in prerefractive procedure assessment. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to determine the mean CCT among a normal Iraqi population and to correlate between CCT and age, gender, refraction, and corneal curvature...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932856/three-dimensional-soft-tissue-analysis-of-the-hand-a-novel-method-to-investigate-effects-of-acromegaly
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Inge A Hoevenaren, M A E M Wagenmakers, S H P P Roerink, R T Netea-Maier, D J O Ulrich, Thomas J J Maal
BACKGROUND: Acral overgrowth is a highly common clinical sign in patients with active acromegaly. To what extent this overgrowth persists after long-term remission of acromegaly is largely unknown. Using the new imaging technique of three-dimensional (3D) stereophotogrammetry, it is possible to accurately investigate soft tissue changes of the hand. The aim of the recent study was to compare the 3D soft tissue characteristics of the hands of patients in long-term remission of acromegaly to those of a healthy pair matched control group...
2016: European Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932526/human-plasma-n-glycosylation-as-analyzed-by-maldi-fticr-ms-associates-with-markers-of-inflammation-and-metabolic-health
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Karli R Reiding, L Renee Ruhaak, Hae-Won Uh, Said El Bouhaddani, Erik B van den Akker, Rosina Plomp, Liam A McDonnell, Jeanine J Houwing-Duistermaat, P Eline Slagboom, Marian Beekman, Manfred Wuhrer
Glycosylation is an abundant co- and post-translational protein modification of importance to protein processing and activity. While not template-defined, glycosylation does reflect the biological state of an organism and is a high-potential biomarker for disease and patient stratification. However, to interpret a complex but informative sample like the total plasma N-glycome (TPNG), it is important to establish its baseline association with plasma protein levels and systemic processes. Thus far, large scale studies (n > 200) of the TPNG have been performed with methods of chromatographic and electrophoretic separation, which, while being informative, are limited in resolving the structural complexity of plasma N-glycans...
December 8, 2016: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932410/anthropometric-factors-have-significant-influence-on-the-outcome-of-the-ghrh-arginine-test-establishment-of-normative-data-for-an-automated-immunoassay-specifically-measuring-22kd-human-growth-hormone
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Timo Deutschbein, Martin Bidlingmaier, Jochen Schopohl, Christian J Strasburger, Stephan Petersenn
CONTEXT: Adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency (GHD) is diagnosed by provocative testing of GH secretion. OBJECTIVE: To improve diagnostic accuracy of GH releasing hormone (GHRH) plus arginine (GARG) testing, we evaluated the influence of age, BMI, and sex, and established normative data for an automatic immunoassay specifically measuring 22kD human GH. DESIGN/SETTING: Prospective multicenter study. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-seven patients with hypothalamic-pituitary disease and 200 healthy controls...
December 8, 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932366/sauna-bathing-is-inversely-associated-with-dementia-and-alzheimer-s-disease-in-middle-aged-finnish-men
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Tanjaniina Laukkanen, Setor Kunutsor, Jussi Kauhanen, Jari Antero Laukkanen
BACKGROUND: there are no previous studies linking repeated heat exposure of sauna and the risk of memory diseases. We aimed to investigate whether frequency of sauna bathing is associated with risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. SETTING: prospective population-based study. METHODS: the frequency of sauna bathing was assessed at baseline in the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease population-based prospective cohort study of 2,315 apparently healthy men aged 42-60 years at baseline, with baseline examinations conducted between 1984 and 1989...
December 7, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932364/mortality-in-the-hertfordshire-ageing-study-association-with-level-and-loss-of-hand-grip-strength-in-later-life
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Holly Emma Syddall, Leo David Westbury, Richard Dodds, Elaine Dennison, Cyrus Cooper, Avan Aihie Sayer
BACKGROUND: weak hand grip strength in later life is a risk factor for disability, morbidity and mortality and is central to definitions of sarcopenia and frailty. It is unclear whether rate of change in grip strength adds to level of grip strength as a risk factor for poor ageing outcomes. METHODS: study participants were 292 community-dwelling men and women whose grip strength was measured during the 1994/5 (average age 67) and 2003/5 (average age 76) phases of the Hertfordshire Ageing Study, UK...
December 7, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932223/relationship-between-psychophysical-measures-of-retinal-ganglion-cell-density%C3%A2-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-measures-of-cone-density%C3%A2-in-glaucoma
#16
Juliane Matlach, Pádraig J Mulholland, Marketa Cilkova, Reena Chopra, Nilpa Shah, Tony Redmond, Steven C Dakin, David F Garway-Heath, Roger S Anderson
PURPOSE: Considerable between-individual variation in retinal ganglion cell (RGC) density exists in healthy individuals, making identification of change from normal to glaucoma difficult. In ascertaining local cone-to-RGC density ratios in healthy individuals, we wished to investigate the usefulness of objective cone density estimates as a surrogate of baseline RGC density in glaucoma patients, and thus a more efficient way of identifying early changes. DESIGN: Exploratory cohort study...
December 5, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932098/urinary-clara-cell-protein-in-kidney-transplant-patients-a-preliminary-study
#17
P M García-García, E Martín-Izquierdo, C M-F de Basoa, A Jarque-López, G Pérez-Suárez, A Rivero-González, J M González-Posadas, M Macía-Heras, V M García-Nieto, J F Navarro-Gónzález
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this exploratory study was to analyze the urinary excretion of Clara cell protein (CC16), a new marker of proximal tubular dysfunction (PTD), in kidney transplantation (KT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Urinary concentrations of CC16, β2-microglobulin (β2m), and N-acetyl-glucosaminidase (NAG) were measured in 50 KT patients (72% men; mean age 50.4 ± 12.4 years; diabetes in 24%; duration of KT 4.3 ± 3.1 years) and 10 healthy controls (6 men; mean age 33...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931923/assessing-the-sensitivity-of-european-surveillance-for-detecting-bse-in-cattle-according-to-international-standards
#18
Amie Adkin, Robin Simons, Mark Arnold
European surveillance for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), initiated in 2001, has shown a steady exponential decline in the number of infected cattle, demonstrating that control measures have been effective. In 2016 23 European countries out of 28 demonstrated negligible risk status for the disease. The international standard setting body, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), prescribes that for countries where there is a non-negligible BSE risk, surveillance should allow the detection of one case per 100,000 in the adult cattle population with 95% confidence (Type A surveillance)...
December 1, 2016: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931556/non-physician-health-workers-for-improving-adherence-to-medications-and-healthy-lifestyle-following-acute-coronary-syndrome-24-month-follow-up-study
#19
Krishna Kumar Sharma, Rajeev Gupta, Mukul Mathur, Vishnu Natani, Sailesh Lodha, Sanjeeb Roy, Denis Xavier
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate usefulness of non-physician health workers (NPHW) to improve adherence to medications and lifestyles following acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: We randomized 100 patients at hospital discharge following ACS to NPHW intervention (n=50) or standard care (n=50) in an open label study. NPHW was trained for interventions to improve adherence to medicines - antiplatelets, β-blockers, renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockers and statins and healthy lifestyles...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931544/normal-echocardiographic-measurements-in-indian-adults-how-different-are-we-from-the-western-populations-a-pilot-study
#20
Manish Bansal, Jagdish C Mohan, Shantanu P Sengupta
This study sought to gain insights into the magnitude of error resulting in echocardiographic interpretations in Indian subjects by using western data as the reference. Standard transthoracic echocardiographic examination was performed in 100 healthy volunteers (mean age 34.0±8.8 years, 59% males). Compared with the reference values published by the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), our subjects had much smaller left ventricular (LV) end-diastolic dimension, end-systolic dimension, and end-diastolic volume (only 58%, 61%, and 61% of the subjects were having values within the ASE-defined normal ranges)...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
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